Sez a Kindly Contributor: This is a 4 week correspondence I had with a Nigerian Scam Artist. Still going strong as of August 2002 (jump to bottom). Now trying to hook two lonely Lads up with each other.
Dear Sir, I am led to contact you after seeing your contact in the Internet during my search for a business negotiation. Anyway, my name is Mr. Kingsley Williams, a legal practitioner based in Nigeria I have the authority of my client to seek for a reliable, honest and trustworthy foreign businessman or woman whom could assist in the investment of the sum of US$ 18.5M either in his/her country or in any western countries. Upon receipt of the following I shall furnish you immediately with the modalities for us to proceed. Your remuneration for the assistance shall be 30% of the total sum due to the role you are going to play to make the business be a success. Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this message by furnishing me with your telephone and fax numbers including your full name and address. Thanks for your understanding as we expect a profitable and fruitful business undertaking with your esteem company. Send your reply to my direct and private email address:XXXX Yours faithfully, Kingsley Williams (Esq.)
2.Dear Mr. Williams
Thank you for considering me for your venture. I'm sure that because you are a legal practitioner that you are aware of all legal pratices, and therefore, very trustworthy. I myself am as trustworthy as a Catholic priest at a boy's school. In fact, you could just refer to me as Father. I think I'd like that.
You are looking for bank accounts in the US I believe. I have many bank accounts through which I launder money here. How many do you need? I can make as many available as needed. I also have offshore accounts, should we need them.
I'm not sure about the 30% though. Things are much more expensive here than Nigeria. I may require some expense funds as well.Hope to hear from you soonest,
Attn: father Dear sir, Thanks for your response to my proposal. It is appreciated. I have relayed your email to my client and she is delighted to deal with a person of your integrity. However, as a legal practitioner I am quite aware of the legal practice as it affects this transaction and would try to the best of my ability to ensure everything goes accordingly. Meanwhile I would like you to furnish the following information to me immediately for immediate processing of the fund into your nominated account. 1) Your private telephone and fax numbers for private discussions. 2) Your full name, company Name and address. 3) The receiving account particulars. It is left for you to decide any of the accounts that would be able to accommodate the stated sum-US$18.5M. For security reasons we would not want the money to be sent into different accounts unless if you do not have a single account that could contain the money. Preferably US account would be ideal since my client would likely want to invest her part of the money in US. Concerning the 30% remuneration in which you said you are not sure, I would like you to contact me on my direct number 234 (XXXX) for us to discuss and know if there are some amendment that could be done. As soon as I receive your response, modalities for the transaction shall be communicated to you. Regards Kingsley Williams (Esq.)
Your last email concerns me greatly. You spoke of a client. I was under the impression I was dealing directly with you. Now this. Are you trying to deceive me? Who is this person, and why are they necessary? I thought you were a legal practitioner. You should know better than this. Just as an aside, when do you stop practicing and really start playing? Ha! I'm kidding, I'm a kidder!
Once we dispose of this woman, and you may do that in any fashion that you choose, though I would suggest you make it look like an "accident", we can get down to real business. I was thinking my cut should be about 50%, what do you say? With that kind of scratch I could really make some stuff happen. You know, cars, girls, big houses, a pony and plenty of gravy. That's living, huh?
As for the bank accounts, my accounts are so big women faint and grown men cry when they see them. I believe that can hold everything you've got. I think the banks in Pennsytucky are the ones with the least government regulations, so money should go there, if you approve.So I look forward to hearing from you.
Subject: RE: INVESTMENT NEGOTIATIONS Dear Father, I have received your email which came with a mixed feelings. However, i am writing to inform you that I am not a deceiver and would never attempt that. I am a man with concience. I wrote you from onset that that this money belong to a client of my but i have every authority to do anything over the fund. As a matter of fact I would like you to call me or you give me your direct phone number for us to discuss over the phone and deliberate on the percentage. As per the Pennsytucky account there is no problem but be assured that we are into a real business that every body will be happy at the end of the day. Call me on my number immediately you receive this meassage on 234(XXXX). Regards Kingsley Williams
6.My Dear Mr. Williams,
You must forgive me, I was being overly suspicious. I mean, how could I ever question your integrity, a man of your reputation who wrote me out of the blue, seeking my help. What was I thinking?
First I must tell you that it is difficult for me to make or receive phone calls at this time. The US government is watching me and monitoring my calls, and I don't want them to find out about this. In the next day or two, I will be installing a secret Iridium phone system that will be untraceable. We will talk then. I'm sure you are familiar with Iridium and their satellite technology.
Along with that, I'm forced to take a new name. I will be called Mac Sandwich, as the government does not know me by that name. You can refer to me as Big Mac.
AS you say, the Pensytucky Bank will do for our purposes. I am known there, as I launder great deals of cash in that bank.
By the way, my grandfather was B.L. Williams of the Florida Williams. Could you by any chance be related? I would hope to include you as a family member, with the rank and privilege that entails.Hope to hear from you soon,
Dear Big Mac, Thanks for your email and your apology has been accepted unconditionally. But I wish to inform you that there is need for us to proceed immediately as you stated that you cannot talk for now until you install your new security lines in two days times. I am a bit agitated by your assertion; you said the US government is monitoring both your incoming and outgoing calls, what is the reason for such surveillance. I am sure we are safe dealing with you in this business. Please explain!!! Meanwhile, you are required to send the information stated earlier on which includes: The bank information and your address while your telephone and fax numbers shall come as soon as there are installed. Concerning the name of your grandfather B.L. Williams, in fact that is indeed a marvelous coincidence. I would be greatly thrilled to belong to the family in whatever form you may want it and the privileges as you may deem fit. Do as much as you can to put machineries in motion for a successful realization of this project, as this seems to be an open door for a mutual business relationship with you and the family entirely. Always maintain absolute confidentiality concerning the entire nature of this business. Business they say is secret and we must definitely have that as our watchword. I expect your immediate response. Regards Kingsley Williams (Esq.)
I am glad that we are back on the same track. I cried myself to sleep last night thinking that I had hurt you. I had to drink nearly a quart of Jack Daniels before I could rest,( I'll add that to the expenses later).
As far as the government goes, rest easy. My attorney, lawyer Dagget from the Territiories, says the government has no case. Besides, how was I supposed to know she was 13? That may not be a problem in your country, and if I lived in Alabama, it wouldn't be a problem here either. Perhaps I'll move.
Now, to real business. I contacted my banker in Pensytucky, Issac Asimov. I did not discuss you or our plan, I simply said to expect some transactions with the account in the next week. Okay?
Next, I need to know what information you require exactly. Can you provide a list? I'd like three (3) copies please. Stacked neatly.
My phone number will be ready tomorrow a.m. We'll talk then.
Lastly, I am so pleased that we may be related. I feel very comfortable with that. So much so that I'm preparing my guest house for you should you decide to vist the US. Well, it's sort of a tool shed, but I'm putting some of that inflatable furniture, some black light posters, Tupperware containers and Lava lamp out there. I think it's quite nice. just don't start the grill up while it's next to the gas can. As a member of the family,you'll get discounts at the Burger Barn, a chair at the AA meeting, and unlimited use of the roadways. Sound good?Your Cousin,
"Big Mac" Sandwich
Subject: INVESTMENT NEGOTIATIONS Dear Sir, Thanks for your message. The content is well noted. You said I have to provide a list of the information I require you to send in 3 copies. I do not understand you correctly what you mean by that but I believe it is something we have to talk over the phone when you would call me. However, you are required to send me your full name and address for me to use it to start the processing of the fund here in Nigeria. Presently the fund is with a security company here in west Africa and I have to use my good office to process the fund in your favor as the beneficiary before it will be wired into your account. Basically, what I need now is your name and company name that you want to reflect in the documentation for the fund payment after which the bank account shall come thereafter. Already I have commenced discussion with the security company and they are awaiting my correspondence, which has to go with the beneficiary's information (you). Let me have this information today for me to proceed tomorrow. I must express my gratitude in advance over all the good tidings you have in stock for me and I believe God in his infinite mercies will surely bring it to fulfillment. Yours sincerely, Kingsley Williams (Esq.)
10.My Dear Kingsley,
I'm so glad you've promptly replied. I know that anyone who responds so quickly must be competent. As far as the list goes, you mentioned in a past email that you needed "The receiving account particulars". Now I'm just guessing, but that's my bank you want to send the money to, right? If so, I need a list of these "particulars", and maybe some snapshots, if you've got them. I suppose you could send one (1) list, but it's going to make more paperwork for me, (but I can expense that, right)? You probably need bank name, account numbers, shoe size, what ever. Let me know!
My full name is of course, Mac Sandwich. My address is 1 Kroc Drive, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Tomorrow, I will send the Corporate name and phone numbers.
You know, I believe that God is blessing us with this business deal. I can feel it. My cough has cleared up, and I've grown an extra toe on my left foot. I think that's a good sign. I've already put a down payment on a new house, (but don't you worry, I still have a, um, guest house ready for you. And if there's still a rake in the corner, well, a little yard work wouldn't be out of line).Regards,
Dear Mac, What is happening on your end? why have I not heard from you for a couple of days now? Is everything okay? Furnish me as soon as possible as we have commenced towards the actualisation of the transaction. You have my number, you can contact me urgently. I am sure that work is as well in progress for the inclusion of my name as your family member. Williams
I'm very sorry that I was unable to get in touch with you, but I've had a long weekend that took me out of town. On Friday, my friend and attorney, J. Nobile Daggett, picked me up and tossed me into his car. In the back seat he had a case of beer, 2 quarts of Jack Daniels, a six pack of Mountain Dew(Red) and half a bottle of ludes. I knew I wouldn't be coming home soon.
He drove me down to the end of Lonely Street, to the Heartbreak Hotel. When we went into the lounge I couldn't believe my eyes! There, on stage, was Spanish Lucy and her donkey Lowell! We closed the bar down and took Lucy, Lowell, and the contents of the back seat up to our room.
Well, I don't need to tell you what happened! In fact, I don't think I can. When I awoke the next morning, J. Nobile Daggett, Spanish Lucy, Lowell and my wallet were gone. All I could remember was singing Broadway tunes in my underwear while J. Nobile Daggett got jiggy wit Spanish Lucy and Lowell crapped happily in the corner. But Lowell can sure get a freak on when he wants to!
That brings us to today. You said you need my bank information, yet you refuse to tell me what, exactly, you want. Do you need the name of the bank? Address? Account number? I need this money Kingsley, as someone's got to pay for the hotel room and I think Lowell gave them my number.
Also, I just got and email from a Dr. Fadiga Peters in Nigeria. He said he needs my help with some bizness, and you (as well as Spanish Lucy) know I can do some bizness. Do you know him? Do you think he can be trusted?Hope to hear from you soon,
Dear Mac, Thanks for your email and your weekend encounter. In fact I would have loved to join you guys if I were notified. No doubt you really had some snappy thrill and bliss. I hope to join in the next trip by then the fund must have been credited in your account for me to come over to US. At the moment, what I need is your telephone and fax number because we need to talk. I have already used your personal data you gave me last week to start the processing of the fund. I am expecting the deposit slip from the security company today, which I shall transmit, to you as soon as I got it. After the approval from the security company modalities for the payment into your nominated account shall be communicated to us. You shall be required to send down YOUR BANK NAME, ADDRESS, and TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS AND ALSO YOUR ACCOUNT NAME AND NUMBER FOR A SMOOTH TRANSFER. In response to the message you said you received form Nigeria, I advise you to send me the message for me to investigate and find out whom the guy is. If he is somebody to deal with I would know but if he is not I still let you know my findings. I should be able to do that for you as your family lawyer in Nigeria. DO NOT REPLY HIM YET UNTIL I ADVISE YOU. Call me urgently. Regards Kingsley Williams
14.My Dear Kingsley,
Thanks for replying. Yes, I'm sure there was some bliss this weekend, but I don't much remember, though J. Nobile Daggett says I will when the film is developed.I think this will be all of the information you need.
Mac Sandwich (Big Mac)
McDonald Investor Relation Services
1 Kroc Drive
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(yes it was the phone number for McDonald's corporate)
Now I need to tell you this. When you call you will get a recording. Press 6, that will get you to an operator. Tell them you want to talk to me, (just ask for Big Mac, they all know me). I told them to expect your call, but because they work different shifts I couldn't speak with all of them. If they don't want to connect you, be persistent, since they screen many of the sales calls out. I'm going to be in meetings much of the next several days with Mayor McCheese discussing new bidness. Tell the operator that I am in with the Mayor and then they'll know that you are serious.Bank Information
First National Bank of Pennsytucky
13 Lonely Street
Tridelphia, Pk 80419
Account Name: Mac Sandwich
Account #: F4K3-5UM83R
There, you should have everything you need. Let's Party! Show me the money! Let the cartoons begin!
Oh yes. I'll be sending you a copy of Dr. Peters letter as well. Since you handle all my legal matters in Nigeria, please check it out. Another thing, since I'm going to have some extra dough-ray-me, could you look for a nice vacation house in Nigeria for me. I think I'll visit and it would be nice to have a place to stash some extra loot at. It should have a pool and central air. A satellite dish would be cool too. 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Oh, and you'll need a tool shed as well.Regards,
Dear Mac, Thanks for the detail message of the requirement for this transaction. I have taken note of that, I did receive the confirmation of the Deposit slip from the security company that would be effecting the release of the fund into your nominated account in America. Having,given the approval by the company, you as the beneficiary, shall be required to sign the necessary document in their affliate office in ACCRA- GHANA for them to effect the release of the fund into your account within 48hours. This as a matter of policy and the pact entered with the original depositor of the fund hence it is mandatory. In view of this, you are required to inform me precisly when you would be making the trip for a sucessful conclusion of this business. To ensure a perfect and hitch-free signing, I shall accompany you with all the necessary documentation in relation to this fund. I shall call you today, to further highlight you on the issue. Concerning the letter from PETERS,I have sent two competent lawyers in my chamber to go to the NNPC and find out who this guy is. For the meantime, I advise you to stop further contact with him untill the enquiry is concluded. Take a good care of yourself. Yours sincerely, Kingsley Williams
I'm VERY happy to hear things are progressing. I'm going to be needing some cash rather quickly since a acquaintance, Tony the Nose, is calling in some markers. Who knew that horse was lame anyway? It looked ok to me. Anyway, if I want to keep walking upright, I'll need cash. I did tell him you were going to be sending me some, but I think he wants an address for you. Can you send me your address?
As far as going there to sign papers, I'm ready. If I can give Tony's boys the slip, I'm there. I will fly first class, (I'll add that to expenses) and be accompanied by Spanish Lucy. I'm hoping that I can ditch Lowell. I don't trust that ass for a minute, and he's been giving me funny looks.
You're going to need to tell me which airport to arrive at. Heck, I don't even know where Nigeria is. Someplace warm I hope, with plenty of coconuts. I like those little drinks with them umbrellas. Maybe you should have a few pitchers ready when I land.
As far as accommodations, I'm hoping you can have that house ready. See if you can get a little uniform for yourself, maybe something frilly. If no house can be prepared, find a decent 4 star hotel. One that has umbrella drinks.Hope to hear from you soonest,
Hi Mac, I am not happy the way I was treated today by the call director of your company. I called and mentioned your name and she dropped after asking me rigorous questions. She answered as if she does not know whom I was asking for. For that reason I decided not to call again after some other attempts.She said she does't have any body like that in her register. You see, we ought to handle this transaction with utmost seriousness without any form of child's play business. I have been telling you all these while that we need to talk on phone, you said you do not want to call or receive any call due to your case with the government of your country. You further said you were making arrangement to install a telephone system that could be conducive for this business. I accepted but now you gave a telephone number that I still have to pass through some kind of processes at the end of the day phone will be hung on me. From the direction you gave, you said that I have to mention your name and that if they refuse to connect me that I should persist calling for them to know that I am serious. What kind of deal is that in a transaction of this magnitude. In fact, I need to speak with you, therefore, you are to reach me urgently on my number for us to discuss 234 (xxxxx) otherwise I would be compelled to believe that, you are not ready to handle this project with me. Regards William For your information, the lawyers I sent from my chamber to go and investigate the PETERS said they did not find anybody like that working with the NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLUEM CORPORATION (NNPC). They said they went as far as demanding for the list of the NNPC top officials and yet they could not trace any name like that. The name that was close to that is PETERS MUGU IBERIBE. And this gentleman is under the admin office. I have instructed them to move down to Abuja to find out tomorrow. They shall be taking the first flight tomorrow morning to investigate also. Until the full investigation is conducted, you are not advised to contact him for any business except you so decides. If you have his telephone number, you could include it but if you don't have, do not bother.
I am shocked and saddened by the way you were treated. There is no excuse for that on my part! I am truly shamed by your treatment. I beg your forgiveness and hope we can get past all that. Did you get the woman's name? I will have her taken in front of the whole company and beaten within an inch of her life! I will have Tammy Faye Baker apply mountains of makeup to her face till she looks like a goblin and falls over from the weight! Then, she'll be out of a job.
Believe me, this is no joke or child's play. Tony the Nose wants his money, the real estate agent wants the down payment, the hotel is harassing me to cover the damage from the weekend, and J. Nobile Daggett wants a piece of the action or those pictures of me and Lowell will be on the internet next week!
I'm thinking this really would be an excellent time to go to Nigeria. I need to leave town in a hurry. I can book a flight quickly, as soon as you tell me which airport in Nigeria you will meet me at. I can handle this project, I can handle ANY bidness project. After all, it's what I do.
Where will I be staying? Have you found a suitable house or hotel. Remember, I need plenty of coconuts and umbrella drinks.
That PETERS sounds like bad news. I shall deal with him no further. Perhaps your lawyers can have him picked up and sent to a Turkish prison. I think that would serve him right.
And please, send me the name of the woman that treated you with such disrespect. She will be dealt with.Yours Forever,
Dear Mac, Thanks for your email. I have heard your explainations but you must call me this afternoon if you want me to beleive that you are serious. However,I have perfected the necessary documents and have transfered your name as the beneficiary of this fund with the Security company. I am sure that everything shall be concluded before as soon as you arrive to Acrra Ghana. Be informed that Accra Ghana is not in Nigeria. It is a country of its own located in West African sub regions. The security Company that is transfering the fund is in Accra-Ghana. That is why, You need to book your flight directly to Accra-Ghana. Actually, it is a neighbouring country to Nigeria and not too far from Nigeria. In order to facilitate the travelling arrangement, I did discuss with one of my fellow learned friends in Ghana to help you obtain a cable Visa so that we would not have any delay. In that respect he told me that, he would need the first three pages of your international passport for the Cable Visa. He said, within 24 hours the Cable Visa would be ready for you to fly down. I have already entered into negotiation with some estate valuer for a fine house in Victoria Garden City (VGC)Lekki Penisulla. And I am sure that everything before your arrival everything shall be okay for inspection and subsequent payment. Of course I know you would like it because it is exclusively built and designed. As for the, accomodations, the 4 star hotel could be arranged where you would stay temporarily for the acomplishment of the signing with the security Company after which, we shall fly to Nigeria and to United States finally for the sharing of the money in your account. I am expecting your immediate action. Sincerely Kingsley Williams (Esq.)
This is most excellent! It sounds like we have everything in order. I shall book my ticket for a flight tomorrow to Accra-Ghana. I guess there is just one airport there or you would have told me which city to arrive at. I hope that the runway is paved. Those bumpy landings make my spleen hurt.
As far as the cable visa goes, please thank your friend, but his help is not required. You see, I have Popiel's VISA-MATIC! Yes, VISA-MATIC is the easiest way to make your own visa stamps. No more fooling with slow government agencies or corrupt back ally stamps. VISA-MATIC lets you create official looking visas anytime, anywhere! And it's available now for the low, low price of $29.95. Don't be fooled by imitations! The is the original VISA-MATIC. (As an aside, I'm a distributor of the VISA-MATIC, and if you act now, I'll throw in Ronco's PICTURE-MATIC, the fastest way to create bogus passport photos yet!)
Ok, the house sounds almost perfect. It does have a pool, correct? And the hotel you mentioned should do nicely, but please be assured, it must have coconuts and umbrella drinks, otherwise, the deal is off!Please let me know soonest!
Your best friend,
I must tell you that I am wound up tighter than a nun in a strip joint! I spent this morning calling you and all I got was a message telling me that the number was out of service! What kind of game is this? I'm a bidness man, doing bidness in a bidness manner. You were supposed to send money to my account. Is it there yet? No! Did you persist in calling me? No! I'll bet you haven't even gotten that frilly uniform yet, have you? And where are my damn coconuts and umbrella drinks?
I'm very upset. I had my staff of crack phone dialers call 234 X XXXXX till their fingers bled. Two of them needed medical care, and I had to lie on top of another one for nearly an hour till she calmed down.
Let's just say that for now I have canceled my trip to Ghana, (and that my friend, has cost me nearly $20,000! I will add that to my expenses.)I think I must contact Dr. Peters and see if he will do some bidness with me.
Your brother forever,
Once again I think I had some snappy fun this weekend. I'm not sure though. The last thing I recall was Spanish Lucy coming over and that it involved mass quantities of alcohol, gerbils and duct tape. As always, I'll know more when the film is developed.
I have not heard from you so I hope everything is going well. I did not mean to sound strident in my last email, I had just coughed up a lung and had a monster headache.
I did contact Dr. Peters. He wants me to send him $250,000. While that's not much money, you are my family laywer in Nigeria, so I wondered if you found out anything about him?Hope to hear from you soon,
Dear Mac, Thanks for the last two emails you sent to me which i did not reply you on time. The reason for the late response was as a result of my trip to Ghana to finalise every arrangement with the security company for the release of the money into your account. Also to make sure that the accomodation for you is in such that you could like. Everything is in perfect order. In fact I just came in this afternoon and saw your emails then i decided to get in touch immediately. Concerning my phone, I am sorry the reason why you could not get me was because I disconnected it. Right now it is working you call me immediately for me to furnish you with the latest update.My number is 234 (XXXX). I am dissappointed with you that you continued to deal with Peters after telling you about our findings in the NNPC. You have yourself to blame in whatever business you do with him. Do not say I did not tell you!!!!! I am expecting your call as soon as you receive this email. Williams
Dear Mac, This is the second mail I sent to you since I came back from my trip. Is everything okay on your side? Get in touch with me urgently for me to know the position of things on your side. I have received a payment notification from the security company in your favour for the payment of the fund upon the fulfilment of the signing and statutory obligations. Check my number very well, the number you were dailing from what you wrote in your last email reveals that you were not dailing the correct number. My number is 234 (XXXX). Call me urgently as I have tried fruitlessly to get you to no avail because your staff seems playing pranks to say they dont know who Big Mac is. I am waiting. Regards Williams
Well, I looked and guess what, you are right. My staff of crack phone dialers WERE dialing the wrong number! Is my face red or what? Well, I'm going to get the team going today. I issued them all thick woolen gloves so they won't risk injury to their fingers as they dial. And as a bonus, the person that gets through to you will get to perform domestic chores in one of my homes. You can't beleive the excitement around here.
Speaking of homes, how are things progressing on my new home in Nigeria or Ghana or France or whatever? There should be a fully stocked bar when I get there. I think that's really all I need.
It seems that the modalities for the transaction are indeed in order. God gave me a vision that the money would be transferred in the next three (3) days. God also gave me a little heartburn and a small hangnail, but when I get the cash I can live with that.By the way, Kingsley, do you like gladiator movies?
The one and only,
Dear sir, I have received your message which seems to me a joke as you have bluntly refused to adhere to my instructions. I have received the payment notification for this payment in your favour which I suppose to transmit to you either by fax or scanned mail but your lukewarm attitude in talking to me is giving me serious concern. get in touch by phone for me to talk with you or you give me you direct phone number. regards Kingsley
Your words wound me deeply! I bleed the blood of the injured. You've made the wind from my rear break in a foul manner. Can you feel my pain? Can you?
I have wanted nothing more than to have a successful venture. I wanted the money you promised, not for my own gain, but only to help poor children. I have made it my life's work to help the poor and downtrodden in this country. Do you know what it costs to aid a child in this country? Nearly $1000.00 per day.
I try to aid poor girls between the ages of 18-22. I supply homes, cars, clothes from Victoria's Secret and Fredrick's of Hollywood, dinners in nice clubs, entertainment in upscale venues, in short, I want to provide them with a life they've only dreamed about, and that is not cheap, my friend, believe me!
God sent you to me to help these women. Please be part of my glorious mission to make the world a better place, and transfer the money to my account. God's work is no joke, and I have complied with your requests.I humbly thank you,
I have not heard from you Kingsley. Are you doing well? Listen, could I send my nephew to work at your law firm this summer? He's looking for a summer job, and I promised him that uncle Kingsley would give him a position this summer. I thought maybe he could just sweep floors or something, but them I thought, hey, how many laws can you have over there, right? I mean, there's probably a pamphlet or something you could send that explains the basic laws, and he can probably fake the rest. He's lived on a farm, so he could probably handle most of your cases that deal with goats and stuff.
The only thing I'd ask is that he get paid in real money, not oxen or chicken or nuts or whatever. He's got to buy textbooks next year, so it'd really help out if he got currency.Let me know!
Dear sir, Thanks for your email. I am very much around and ready to work with you in all ramifications. I received your last email before this one, which was not properly digested. However I decided to transmit this PAYMENT ADVISE from the Security Company demanding you officially to come and sign the necessary documents that would enhance the release of the fund into your nominated account. The CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT and some other Valid documents shall be given to you as soon as you arrive here before going to sign the document. Basically, the consignments were logded in form of jewelries by the late Gen Sanni Abacha as a legacy to the wife while the original content of the fund is genuine United States Dollars. But due to the circumstances surrounding his death and the way he looted all the government treasury, the suceeding government, now confiscated all the known assets of the family. Fortunately, for the wife this was not noticed and she ran to me asking for help in transfering this fund out of the country without the knowledge of anybody including the government. In fact I have done that by using my position to file the necessary papers where necessary to make sure that we arrive at this level of approval as you can see from the attached PAYMENT ADVISE. In view of this, you are directed to inform me about your preparation for the visit in Accra Ghana for the conclusion of the business. As soon as I hear from you I shall furnish you with the telephone number of the four star hotel for you to negotiate for your accomodation. The agreement binding us in this business shall be delivered to you for your perusal before the endorsement as soon as possible. concerning the visit of your nephew there is no problem. All the maximum co-operation needed to ensure that the visit is a sucess shall be given. Awaiting your immediate response. Kingsley williams
Dear Mac, Find attached the text of the MUTUAL AGREEMENT. You are to study it and get back to me with your observations if any before i shall produce it for endorsement for the parties involved. Also let me know when you would be arriving for the signing of the fund in Ghana. You would agre with me that time is no longer on our side. Yours faithfully, Kingsley Williams
My adventures have keep me out of touch for several days. I had not intended to leave town, however, my team of crack phone dialers, having been worn out from the previous week, got into some hard times, and despite what may appear in the news, I can assure you that it wasn't MY crack. Heck, I just thought they were dedicated.
With the cameras and lights and whatever I had to leave town on the first Greyhound, and let me tell you, that dog was running. I end up in Brownsville, Texas, in a bar with a bunch of real nice sailors. When I woke up, I was somewhere in Mexico, my shoes are missing, and once again, I've got a roll of undeveloped film. If I ever catch up with that Lowell, there's going to be trouble, let me tell you.
The payment form was most welcome, as was the contract. Did you produce that? I wish my secretaries could do that kind of work. If you come to the US, I'll chase you around the office and goose you, just like I do them. It would be an honor. What fonts do you use?
I will be making my arrangements to fly there in the next day or two. I can sign the document and email it back to you, if you wish. Would you like it scanned, faxed, or surgically altered to resemble a squirrel. I can do origami as well.let me know.
All arrangements have been made. I will leave New York at 10:00 p.m. for Accra on Thursday, June 6, on Continental Flight 70 to Amsterdam. There, I change to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 589 leaving Amsterdam at 2:30 p.m. June 7, with arrival in Accra at 7:25 p.m. I am planning on departing Sunday, June 9 on Cross Air 265 leaving at 8:30 p.m. for Zurich.
I will be traveling with one of my associates, I. P. Freely. I am expecting you to meet us at the airport with a limousine. Since I am still trying to avoid Tony the Nose and those pesky questions about my staff, please do not try to identify me by name in the airport. Instead, please have a card prepared with my associates name on it.It should read - I.P. Freely -.
You will need to make it fairly large since my eyesight is not so good.
I am having J. Nobile Dagget look over the documents and suggest a minor change or two. Will forward them at your request.As always,
Dear Big mac, I am highly dissappointed by the way and manner you treated and abused me after my commitment in this project only to make sure that I meet the need of my client and also to establish good relationship with you.I respected you as a man of absolute integrity. In fact your previous email put my client Mariam Abacha who has been passing series of psycholgical tuture into a very terrible state as she was hoping that the money could be released to her last week at least to have some respite but your sudden ulterance dashed her hopes. Even the agreement she asked me to prepare for the security of her share since you bluntly refused to disclose your telephone numbers nor to call me, you did not comment on it instead what you did was to voice our terrible thing one never expected from you. Right now, before further action must be taken concerning this project, I MUST receive 2 appology letters from you. One for me while the other one shall be given to my client Mariam Abacha. Until this is done I am sorry, I do not think I shall continue with you in this project. Have a good day!!! kingsley Williams[Kindly Contributor's Note: He feels that I've abused him. Moi? Where could he have gotten that idea? Do you think I went too far with the frilly uniform?]
I must tell you that I am hurt by your accusations. I have wanted nothing more than the sucessful completion of this project. I have repeatedly asked YOU for information, yet you refuse to provide it. You sent a contract to me. I am prepared to sign it and send it back by any means you choose, but YOU will not answer. I asked YOU for an address, but you didn't provide it. I sent you my schedule for arrival, at great expence to myself, yet you won't acknowledge it.
I feel like you may be the one holding this up. Like Ms. Mariam Abacha, I too have loan sharks to pay off. I fully expected this money by now. Why the holdup. I've done what you asked.
If it's letters of appology you want, heck, I'll send you a BUCKET of appology, with gravy on the side, if that what it takes.
I truly hope that you will be meeting with myself and I.P. Freely when we arrive.Please let me know, Kingsley my friend.
Dear Sir, Your last email refers. I am a little bit perplexed by your message. Which address did you request for that I did not give you? When was that? I had asked you often time to contact me on phone or give me your direct phone number and you refused. How then do you think I should be happy and believe you are serious in the transaction. First, I would want you to make your observations concerning the Mutual Agreement(contract) and get back to me urgently. You should first of all send it by scanned mail after perusing the document with satisfaction I can now give you my direct fax line where I can receive the signed documents. Concerning the business, everything is still intact. The Security Company has written me a letter seeking to know the reason why we did not honour the invitation for the signing of the fund scheduled for last week thursday.Prior to the arrival of the last memo, they did notify us of the administrative/ handling charges of US$9,425.00 which must be paid before the signing of the fund. I was planning to reply their memo today monday to demand for an extention of time before i received your flight schedule on saturday.This morning I have sent one of my colleagues in the office with the memo seeking their attention for them to attend to us on saturday 8th June 2002. I put it on saturday based on your scheduled to fly back on Sunday 9th June. However, I hope to get the feed back from them this evening or tomorrow. AS soon as I receive the their confirmation I shall get in touch with you but meanwhile go ahead and send the documents. I am deeply committed to ensuring that this business is concluded this week by the special grace of God so that I can have time to attend to other matters in my office. Note that, your real name shall be in the agreement therefore you have to put your real name instead of the guy name'BIG MAC' How is everybody in the family? Hope all is fine? By the way, how old are you? Married or Single? Wife and how many children or still expecting? I shall be please to have this information from you in your next email. You shall be informed of any development in due course. Sincerely, Kingsley Williams
I had wanted your address to send you a little something, but perhaps you can supply me with that later.
I am satisfied with the contract. I need to make a minor change or addition and I'll send it to you tomorrow. Or I could just bring it with me. I picked up new clothes and luggage from the Salvation Army store, so I'm ready to travel.
The administrative charge of $9,425.00 seems a bit high, but you know best. I authorize you to deduct that from the expense funds as indicated on the contract.
As far as myself, I have been successfully married 3 times. In each case, however, my wives met with an unfortunate "accident" and died. On the flip side, I really cashed in on the insurance. Believe me, a little dough-ray-me can brighten ANY day. Perhaps, if I can find a wealthy woman with a bad cough, I'll get married again.Please write back.
Dear Mac, Your message is understood. My address is as follows: 2ND AV. 312 ROAD SUITE 512 MAKAY PLAZA FESTIVAL TOWN LAGOS NIGERIA. You can now send whatever thing you wish to send. Concerning the changes and additional information in the contract I would like you to do same and send it to me urgently for approval before getting it ready for endorsement. In respect of the administrative/ handling charges, we are required to pay the fee before the endorsement of the fund. This is in line with the pact entered by the depositor (Late Sani Abacha) with the Global security company. I had already put up the claim and they informed me that the beneficiary must be responsible for this charges prior to the signing and the release of the fund. The PACT was shown to me. You should understand that we already mapped out 5% percentage for the settlement of whatever expenses each party incur in the course of the transfer. Therefore, you have to keep whatever record of expenses you incur in this business for you to present it during disbursement of the fund. I am happy to inform you that the security company has granted our application for the Saturday signing of the fund. Although my colleague came this evening with a letter from the security company demanding for the demurrage of the consignment accrued but we over here shall take care of this. My client could have taken care of the administrative charges but she said she had exhausted all her money especially for the son who is currently serving a jail sentence in the prison with the Government. In view of this I advise you to arrange to come down with the charges for the administrative/handling charges for us to ensure that everything goes on smoothly without any hitch. You should also try to arrange for some corporate gift items to be given to some of the official that would be attending to us while signing the fund. This would of course induce maximum favour and co-operation from the official for a successful transfer. Yours faithfully, Kingsley Williams
I can handle the money and administrative tasks, but I'm concerned about the corporate gifts. I mean, I'm more than happy to get them, but how many?
I have a few ideas. Let me know what's good, as I'm going shopping tonight.How about:
Hickory Farms Cheese Logs
Feminine Hygiene products
Star Trek neckties
Happy Meal toys
Dukes of Hazard Lunch Box
Do any of these sound good, or should I keep looking.
DID THEY FINALLY GET WISE??
39. (APPARENTLY NOT)
Dear Mac, Thank s for the email. I have conveyed your message to my client Myriam Abacha and she is very delighted over your commitment and prays that everything should be concluded by this weekend by the special grace of God. Concerning the gift items, I would rather advise you to go for corporate gift items like, quality wrist watches, suites, writing pens and cameras. As African working in corporate organization I am very sure that they will appreciate it more than what you intended to buy. Let me know as soon as possible when everything is arranged on your side before your departure. Regards Kingsley Williams
Everything is in order. I reviewed the contract and I believe that no changes are needed. I had purchased several cheese logs last night, the kind with nuts on them, but if you feel something else would be better, I'll purchase those instead. Actually, some cameras would be a good idea.
I'll be leaving here later this afternoon for the airport. Please let me know that you will be waiting for me in Accra-Ghana with the sign for my associate, I.P. Freely. It's important because I don't want to miss you when I arrive, as I have no other way to contact you.See you soon,
Dear Sir, I am sure you did receive my last email concerning the corporate gift items that would be better and serves the purpose. Do furnish me urgently with the attire you and Mr I P Freely would put on for easier identification at the airport. This is very important. If you do not furnish me with this information it would be very hard for me to trace you and your associate.And also confirm to me by email as soon as you leave for the airport. As soon as you arrive Holland you give me a call to enable me know that you have departed for Accra-Ghana. Regards Kingsley Williams
Thank you for writing. I am leaving for the airport in another 20 minutes. I found several cameras, pens and watches that I hope will be suitable. I still have the cheese logs, just in case. I sure do like those nuts.
We shall be dressed in casual clothes, kakhi pants, dress shirt, brief case and carry-on bags. I am going to Amsterdam, not Holland, so I will try to call you from there. I must tell you though, I don't know the Amsterdamish language, so I'm not sure how to use the phones. I.P. Freely hates to fly, so he'll probably want to go straight to the airport bar. I hope we don't have trouble this time.
You need to have the sign made so I can reqognize you. Please, this is all that I ask. I know I.P., and if he doesn't see his name in Accra-Ghana, he's going to head right to the bar, and then we'll be stuck till he gets plowed. I don't think either of us wants that. It's not a pretty sight. If we see the sign, then we'll know everything is ok. I'll have a small bonus if you have the sign, a new PalmPilot. I think they are great, and it will be the first thing that I.P. Freely gives to the person with the sign, so please be up near the front.So, I'll see you tomorrow,
Till then, I'm
[Note from Kindly Contributor:I may have blown it here. I was not tracking my dates correctly and I told him I was leaving a day early. I can't believe after all this he would pick up on so small a thing as 24 hours. Can't he tell I'm brain damaged?]
Dear Sir, You have started again with those comments that make me feel you are not serious with this transaction. How could you have said you are going to be on casual clothes, kakhi pants, and dress shirt, brief case and carry-on bags? Would that make us to recognize you at the airport? You need to specify the particular dresses both of you are going to put on including the colours for easier identification. Do you think that Africa is like United States? Moreover you said you were going to leave for the airport in the next 20 minutes yesterday while you wrote me thus: I will leave New York at 10:00 p.m. for Accra on Thursday, June 6, on Continental Flight 70 to Amsterdam. There, I change to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 589 leaving Amsterdam at 2:30 p.m. June 7, with arrival in Accra at 7:25 p.m. I am planning on departing Sunday, June 9 on Cross Air 265 leaving at 8:30 p.m. for Zurich. With this your conflicting stories nobody know what you mean by that. I must be fully updated with your flight arrangement with convictions before we shall proceed to Ghana to receive you otherwise there is no business. In view of this you must confirm urgently ones again your flight schedule and the exact cloth you and your colleagues shall enter Ghana with and also the password we shall use to hug ourselves ones we meet. I expected you to have shown appreciation in bringing you into this business but the way you are going about it is discouraging. Reply urgently. Regards Kingsley Williams
44. June 7: BIG MAC IS INDIGNANTDear Kingsley,
Your last email troubles me greatly. I believe now the YOU may not be the serious one.
Yes, I was leaving for the airport yesterday. My home is in Illinois, over 1500 miles from New York. What did you think I would do, walk to New York? No, my friend, I left yesterday to travel to my New York office to take care of some matters in this office. How I handle my daily business is my concern and not yours. How dare you question me! I only by chance checked my email and found your insulting and disturbing message.
As far as my clothes, I'm going to be on an airplane for some hours and I will dress on the airplane as I see fit, and as I feel comfortable. I have my clothes and my briefcase with the documents you requested, as well as international money orders. I am prepared to hold up my end.
You requested I come to Ghana. I made the arrangements. My secretary has suggested I stay in the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra, on Liberation Road. She informed me that the Damba Lounge there has the kind of umbrella drinks I like. With coconuts.
Now I will tell you. When I get to the airport, I expect you to meet my self and I.P. If you do not identify yourself by holding the sign so that I know who you are when I arrive, I will know that you are untrustworthy and I will walk past you. I will not stop for anyone. I will go to the Golden Tulip Hotel, and spend 2 days at their poolside bar. I will have no further contact with you, and you will not receive my gifts, the PalmPilot, cameras, pens, and whatever else I have.
I have dealt with your strange requests to this point Kingsley, and I'm hoping this will work. God's good girls need help and I hope you and I can provide it to them.
I have finished bidness in New York now. I am leaving to have diner at the famous Maison de Casa House restaurant in the city, then I go to the airport to fly out. I hope to see you, but if not.....Regards,
Dear Mac, thanks for your email. I was at the airport yesterday although i was a little bit late due to the late arrival of my flight to Ghana. Although I told my lawyer friend to ensure that you guys are picked up even before my arrival. Now let me know where you are so that i can meet you. Furnish me with these information: Room number and Names i shall identify you with. I await your urgent response. Kingsley.
Dear mac, I have been to the hotel you told me you logded in and was told that your name is not in their guest list. What is happening? meanwhile I have tried to meet with the Security company for today's appointment. Therefore, do get in touch with me urgently by furnishing me where you are and how to track you. Give me your hotel phone number including the number of the room. It is very URGENT. Kingsley Williams
Dear MAC, I am surprised that after all your promises, you ended up fustrating yourself in this transaction. Anyway such is life, i only pity my client who had casted all her hopes on you in this transaction. let me tell you that at my level I can not be fooled for any reason. I have wasted my time shuttling between Ghana and Nigeria for the processing of this fund in your favour you ended up like this . there is no problem I only have to console my client for another foreigner who could have this businessconcluded with. Kingsley
NOTE: Sadly, Kingsley never met Big Mac in Ghana. His bitterness is clear, but of course, it's poor Myriam Abacha that's really suffering. And as he notes, he can't be fooled for any reason!
Dear Mr. Williams,
Dear Sir, Information received. Get in touch via phone for me to get a clearer picture of what you are talking about. As far as Mac Sandwich matter is concerned in this transaction, i am not convinced of his seriousness to deal with meand my client. Untill I am convinced about his person I am not too sure that I can deal with him. This transaction must be done with somebody who is sincere and trusted. Bye for now until I hear from youvia phone. Yours faithfully, Kingsley Williams
50Dear Mr. Williams,
To restate, I am representing Mr. Sandwich due to his injuries. I retrieved his files from his office, concerning your matter and other projects he was working on. My task is to complete to fulfilment those projects that I am able.
Mr. Sandwich has been known for some "strange" actions, but he has been a fairly compentent businessman.
In reviewing the file, I see some conflicting phone numbers. Please send me the relevent contact information.
If you are not up to the task, or if you have some problems that do not allow you to continue, please advise so that I may concentrate on my clients other business
51: July 2002, The latest Big Mac update...Dear Sir,
My telephone number is 234 1 7755293. You may contact me otherwise you give me yours for me to reach you. Everything is perfectly in order regarding the transaction. I spoke to my client yesterday about your message and she said there is no problem provided your word shall be your bond.
I await your response.
What is happening? Didn't you receive my last email? Or are finding it difficult to disclose your information? I expected you to have called me or give me your telephone number for me to reach you if you are serious in this transaction.
Your immediate response is awaited.
53Dear Mr. Williams,
I'm hoping this finds you and your family in good health.
I'm quite sorry that you have not heard from me. I have tried several times over the last two days to reach you, yet there seems to be some difficulty with the phone connection. Right now, my firm is busy with several major clients, notably Enron, and their current business problems. Because of this, I'm flying between New York, Washington, D.C., and Houston every other day. At best, I get messages several days late at each location.
To proceed, I have a copy of the Mutual Agreement. My only question on this is: whose name should appear? Currently, the name of Mac Sandwich is listed. I have the durable power of attorney and can sign in his stead. Or, you can produce a new agreement with my name, and I will provide you with the details. We will proceed in any manner that you choose.
I am still surprised that you could not get to me via phone as you said. But i receive calls on my phone and nothing seems to be the problem.
Nevertheless, if you are interested in having this business concluded with us here, you have to provide me with the following information to enable me produce both the new Mutual Agreement and the application of the new beneficiary with the Security Company where this fund is.
The information are as follows:
1) Your full name and address.
2) Your private telephone and fax numbers for easier communications
3) Your receiving bank information which includes your account number, tel, fax, telex etc.
As soon as these information gets to me i shall commence the business with you and only you.
Kingsley Williams (Esq)
55Dear Mr. Williams,
Please accept my apology for not contacting you sooner. I tried to call several days ago, but was again unable to connect. Perhaps next time. Several events have taken place over the last week that have deleyed my progress on this transaction.
First, you may be aware of the problems facing the WORLDCOMM corporation in this country. As the principle attorney, I have taken the task of trying to save this company. I have a difficult road ahead.
Second, My office in New york was robbed. A thief broke in and stole some office equipment and gift items, pens, watches, etc. But more disturbing was the fact that several files were stolen, including Mac Sandwich's files. This includes your file. It won't affect my work, as I had a copy with me. However, I can't see where it would be of use to anyone else, so I would not worry. I believe that the thief would discard the file.
As the to Mutual Agreement, what address should I provide, a business address and phone number, or a home address and phone number?
Please write soon,
Thanks for your email. I am sorry for your tight schedule and what have befallen you over the past weeks.
Due to all these delays, my client might not be able to meet up with you in this transaction due to your tight schedule in your office.
She was complaning last time that she is looking for another person who could get this money transfered into off shore account. She would be coming to my office on wednesday for a meeting.I dont know if she has gotten another person or not. Meanwhile, incase she has not gotten another person, you could send me urgently either your residential address and private telephone and fax numbers for me to prepare the Mutual Agreement.Moreover, I am not even convinced that you are indeed serious. If you are, I dont know why you are finding it difficult to talk with me. If you cannot get me then you give me your number for me to call you.
Dear Mr. Williams,
I'm very sorry I have not been in touch with you, but disaster has happened. YOUR LIFE IS IN GRAVE DANGER!
I don't like telling you this way, but I'm still unable to connect with you via phone. Please let me know as soon as you receive this mail.
I was contacted by the police concerning the matter of the break-in at my office. A police informant disclosed the reason for the theft of your file. If you keep up with US news, you may be aware that mafia crime boss John Gotti died last month in June. Anthony "Tony the Nose" Strombolli has now seized control of that crime family. He is ruthlessly killing his enemies. Most of this information is available from news services, so I'm sure you are aware of this. Since Mac Sandwich owed him a great deal of money from gambling debts, Mr. Strombolli now believes that YOU owe him this money. He has sent several members of his criminal gang to western Africa to search for you.
Do not despair. I have been in contact with police officials here, the FBI and Interpol to discuss your case. I have been assured by Agent Charles Wilson of the FBI that , in his words, you "will be taken care of". I believe that in the next week, as their investigation progresses, they will contact you.
My friend, I am praying for your safety. I am trusting that God will watch over you and prevent Mr. Strombolli from removing your liver with a rusty spoon, or whatever terrible fate he has planned.
Also, I spoke with Mr. Sandwich several days ago, and he too, is concerned for your safety, and wishes you well. I hope this will be over soon so we can conclude our business.
[We now enter a phase. I need for Agent Charles Wilson of the FBI to call Kingsley. And who better for the job than another lad! Since I get about three letters a week, it doesn't take long to get some help. Enter Dr. Godwin.]Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 07:49:03 -0700 (PDT)
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Dr. Godwin Ekene
Confidential Business Proposal
I am Dr. Godwin Ekene, the Chief Accountant of the Nigerian national petroleum corporation [NNPC], an affiliate of the department of petroleum resources. In the course of government desire to meet the gas flaring deadline and the commencement of the development of its gas and condensate reserves to raise declining production , huge sum of money running into millions of United States Dollars was budgeted by the then military Government for the building of a liquified natural gas plant[LNG] at Bonny in Rivers state, Nigeria.
However, in my capacity as the Chief Accountant, of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation[NNPC], I and some of my colleagues in executive positions were able to influence the award of a contract for the construction of a national gas transmission grid network in my country. The contractor who handled this projects agreed to give my colleagues And I 10% of the total contract sum, if we were able to influence the award of the contract to their favor. So many foreign firms bided for this same contract, but because we knew whom we wanted the contract to be awarded to, we made sure that the contractor we had this understanding with won the contract. They have been paid 90% of their total contract sum remaining the balance of 10% which we never wanted them to collect on our behalf because of the fear that they might not give us the balance of 10%. It is pertinent to note that, the remaining balance of a total sum of twelve million eight hundred thousand united states dollars (US$12,800,000.00) is lying in the suspense account of the Nigerian Deposit Bank (NDB), ready for transfer into an oversea account.
I have been unanimously mandated to seek for an honest and trustworthy foreign partner who will assist in ensuring the successful transfer of the above sum of money into his Personal/Company account since the Nigerian Code of Conduct Bureau does not permit us to operate a foreign account as public officers. On the successful remittance of the fund (US$12,800,000.00)into your nominated bank account, for your kind assistance you will be adequately compensated.
Be rest assured that, the modalities and logistics towards the successful transfer of this fund has been worked out. All we require from you is your co-operation. This transaction is 100% risk free. We kindly request you accord it the highest level of secrecy it deserves. Your swift response will be highly appreciated. kindly provide your phone and fax numbers for more informative discussions. Upon your acknowledgement of this proposal, I will forward to you the detailed procedure for the transaction.
Note that, this transaction is legal and free from all sorts of risk and trouble. It does not contravene the laws of my country nor any International laws; hence the whole approval for the transfer will be official and legally processed. This transaction will be concluded within five (5) working days if we follow it up and give it the serious attention it deserves. Awaiting your prompt response.
Dr. Godwin Ekene.
59Dear Dr. Ekene,
Thank you for writing. I am very interested in your proposal. I live in western Africa right now as the US representative of the Fender Musical Instruments Corp. We provide sales and service of electric guitars and amplifiers to musicians in Africa. I'm sure you know of some of the musicians and groups we've worked with over the years, King Sunny Ade, "Sir" Shina Peters, Fela Kuti, Dele Taiwo, and many others.
Since I reside and travel through Africa, could you call me to discuss this matter? Of course, I expect you to keep it private, between us.
Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
[I have to say that in no way do I wish to imply that I have ANY relationship with Fender, other than I love my Fender guitar. It just seemed to be a way that I thought might give Will Hoseya some reason to have a phone number in Africa. I love Fender guitars and amps, so no hate mail, please.]
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I sent an email to you yesterday, did you recieve it? Please I await your urgent response.
[ I haven't forgotten Kingsley. But he may have forgotten me.]Dear Mr. Williams,
I have not heard from you for some time. Are you okay? I am concerned for your good health, and I'm praying you will be safe.
Agent Charles Wilson called yesterday and told me they were following leads. I had read about some violence in Nigeria and was hoping that it did not involve you or your family.
Please let me know that you are alright.
I did not receive your message. Can you send it again? Can you call me?
Thanks for your email.
Since you did not receive my email, I believe we have to discuss on phone. As you know transaction of this magnitude cannot be concluded via email alone, for this reason I want you to provide me with your telephone number. This will enable me call you and brief you more about this transaction and it will also afford me the opportunity to know whom I will be entrusting my $12.8M into his care. You can also reach me on my telephone number 874 7626 92456 or 234 80 33436671. I await your urgent response.
64Dear Dr. Godwin,
Thank you for getting back to me. I was away for the weekend and unable to retrieve my email.
Please call mw as soon as possible. My number is 234 1 7755293. This is my work number, but it is the one with the best connection.
I'm afraid, however, that some of my assistants sometimes listen to my phone calls, and I do not want them to know of this business. When you call, please ask for Mr. Williams, and identify yourself as Charles Wilson. This way, I will know that who you are and what you are calling about. Just tell me where you want to meet, and I will go there. Please do not discuss details over the phone.
Please call soonest,
[This is where it gets interesting. Will the good Doctor call Kingsley? Will he identify himself as Charles Wilson? Will they try to scam each other? Or will they figure out that they've been scammed?]
that's all so far