THE PRICE OF A DOUBLE CHOC DRUMSTICK

CAMMY WHITE, a trusted associate of ELIZA DANE and MAL REYNOLDS, has masterminded many a scambait, most recently THE WIND OF DEAD HUMANS and AM SICK AND TIRED OF THIS WHOLE LONG STORY.

For a taste of ELIZA's exploits, try HI HO SILVER, IT'S THE LOAN ARRANGER!. MAL is responsible for GOOD GRIEF!. Between them they have graced Scamorama many times. Links are listed on the main page.

The Scammers
Dr Solomon Koffi, a banker from Benin
Hidris Walter, another banking official
Adam Hamed Toure, whom I call "amani" throughout

The Baiter
Cammy (Cammy) White, photomodel and devotee of the Norse religion, with a short temper and a foul mouth; actually the same persona as my earlier baiter character Eliza Dane
Odin, Freyja, Skadhi, Tyr - deities of the Norse religion, often invoked by Cammy


Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
Dear Friend,
Top of the day to you.
Let me crave your indulgence to introduce myself to you, I am Dr.Solomon Koffi staff of one of the leading Banks here in Cotonou Benin Republic. I will want to solicit for your assistance to help receive an inheritance sum due for claim to one of our late customers, Mr. Thomas Eugene Green, He died in automobile accident with members of his family.
I happen to be the Resident internal controller in the branch where he deposited the total sum of $9.7Million USD on the 6th of June 2005, It was discovered from his personal attorney that he did not state in his WILL any next of kin to claim this funds, we have sent routine notification to his forwarding address and discovered that he does not have anyone to claim this funds.
It is very unwise to allow this man's fruit of labour to go into the wrong hands because no one has come forward to claim the funds. Thus my proposal to you is to stand as his next of kin to claim the funds, His personal attorney has worked things out and I am willing to furnish you with neccessary information the bank here will demand from you during the process of this transaction.
Please if you are willing to assist, I will want you to furnish me with your particulars, so as to enable me give you further details. Please, you have to be an honest and trusted person. Please contact me on my alternative email on dr_solomonkoffi@yahoo.fr for more information with the below informations filled out.
NAME: .............................
MAILING ADDRESS:...................
AGE: ..............................
STATUS:............................
STATE/COUNTRY:.....................
TEL/FAX NUMBERS:...................
CELL PHONE:........................
COMPANY NAME: .....................
OCCUPATION: .......................
I look forward to working with you.
Regards,
Dr.Solomon Koffi

Note for the new reader: this is a Dead Bank Customer 'format'. The basic M.O.:
1) help us claim (i.e., embezzle) an (imaginary) inheritance
2) there will be paperwork
3) the paperwork will require the services of a lawyer
4) the lawyer will require payment (that is the scam)

Cammy (Cammy) White

Eschewing the usual "There's been a mistake", I opt for something more direct.

 

Dr Koffi,
That's all well and good, but how do I figure in this? Please explain.
Camille White
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)

He's a religious Lad, but I'll let that one slide for now, as he's done something much worse from Cammy's point of view... Any guesses?

Dear Good Brother Camille White ,
Good evening to you and your family in the name of God Almighty. Please do accept my sincere gratitute for your positive response to my message. Before sending the application form to you,I will like to remind that the business that I have just proposed needs urgent attendance too.Above all, I will want you understand with me that the business that I have proposed to you should be accepted based on your personal and voluntary acceptance.As my proposal has said it all concerning the nature and the part you are to play so that we can have success in this business.
I want to remind you immediately because of how important and urgent this transaction is to me so that bank cannot lay their hands on the fund that my late client has suffered for all this years before his sudden death. Be informed that all I need from you is trust, confidence and your capability to handle this transaction as I will not want any disappointment from your side and more so I equally want you to assure me that you will not disappoint me or betray me if this money is transferred into your bank account. Presently, this money is still there in the bank unclaimed that is why I have contacted you to assist me claim this money to enable me come over to you for sharing which is for our benefit and for that of our families as well.Please I stand to assure you that this transaction is risk free as I did mention in my first message and will be 100% successful for all I need from you is to follow my instructions as to avoid making any mistake. Therefore, on your reply, I will send to you a text of application letter you will re-type and send to the bank for approval. Finally, I will be waiting for your urgent reply to this mail, so that we will proceed further and I assure you that within two weeks time from the date of submission of the application letter to the bank, this money must surely be released and transferred into your bank account because the bank have been expecting the relation or next of kin to the deceased to have come to claim this money for a very long time now.
But all the same I will not hesitate to send the application form to you on hearing from you.
My Best regards,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White

If you guessed gender issues, have an ice cream (more of that later).

Dr Koffi.
You can start by never again calling me "Brother". Not even my father would have been cruel enough to call a boy "Camille"! Are we clear on this?
Camille White
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)

The formatting is exactly as I received it.

Dear Good Sister Camille White,
Once again , how are you and your family ? You can see below the text of application specimen as the next of kin to the deceased.Follow the instruction on it. However, reqarding our transaction, copy and fill the below text of application specimen and send it to the bank through the bank's email address on the application then endeavour to notify me through email immediately you send it for a perfect follow up of your file by me hence your application will be received in my department. Please, don't forward the application, copy and fill.If you forward, my email address will show and that will put me in problem. Your complete correct name should be written.
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ATTN: MR.HIDRIS WALTER ADB FOREIGN REMITTANCE DIRECTOR APKAPKA COTONOU, REPUBLIC OF BENIN WEST AFRICA, TEL:00 229 93 74 59 52.FAX :00229-21 33 49 98.EMAIL: african_abank1@yahoo.com EMAIL: african_dbank1@myway.com Dear Sir, APPLICATION FOR THE TRANSFER OF $9.7M USD (NINE MILLION, SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS ONLY ) FROM ACCOUNT NUMBER:NO 286-41732-55. Please,I wish to inform the management of ADB of my intent to claim the sum of $9.7M USD (NINE MILLION, SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS ONL ) FROM ACCOUNT NUMBER:NO 286-41732-55 in ADB coffers. I want the said amount of money remitted by ADB management to a new account as I will nominate below: MY BANK DETAILS : BANK NAME: ............ ............................... ADDRESS:............................................... ACCOUNT NUMBER:........................................ ROUTING NUMBER:.........................(IF AVAILABLE) SWIFT NUMBER: ........................................(IF AVAILABLE) BENEFICIARY:........................................... BANK FAX / TELEPHONE NUMBERS / ........................ MY PERSONAL DATA : MY NAME :............................................... MY ADDRESS:............................................. MY OCCUPATION :......................................... MY AGE :................................................ MY PRIVATE FAX / TELEPHONE NUMBERS MY EMAIL ID............................................. The said money was left behind in your Bank coffers by my deceased business associate Mr. Thomas Eugene Green of Lebanon,who died in automobile accident on 6th of June 2005, in Cotonou republic of Benin where he resided as an investor / representive of our investment. As his surviving business associate , I wish as the heir apparent to claim and instruct that the above mentioned amount be transferred into my nominated account as shown above. Please ,accept this late application as it was due to family logistic problems consequent upon his funeral rights. I hope you will expedite action as I promise to abide by all ADB foreign remittance rule and regulation governing claim's of this sort.
Thanks for your co-operation.
Yours faithfully, .................

Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koffi,
I don't know if this is going to work. Just how old was Thomas Green? I'm a 23-year-old photomodel, and I don't think that'll look good as a business associate! I wouldn't be surprised if this Hidris Walter guy assumes the wrong sort of business.
Regards,
Camille White
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
Dear Good Sister Camille,
Good morning to you and your family in the name of God Almighty.
Many thanks for your urgent response and understanding. Actually, I have seen your mail, and all the points discuss on it was quite understood. Regards, to what you said, if it will work or not, the answer is yes, that is exactly why you should follow my instructions. I have told you that this is my 11 good year I have been working in this bank, that all the necessary informations to get this funds claimed are here with me, so due try to fill the form very well immediately you receive this message and send it to the bank. As soon as you send the form to the bank don't hasitate to keep me inform so that I will follow it up.
While I rest my words here till I hear from you soonest.
Yours Lovely Brother,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koffi,
Well, if you say so, but I have my doubts and Odin All-Father tells us to listen to what our instincts tell us... I'll send the application - and if they chuck it out, don't say I didn't warn you.
Camille White
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ATTN: MR.HIDRIS WALTER ADB FOREIGN REMITTANCE DIRECTOR APKAPKA COTONOU, REPUBLIC OF BENIN WEST AFRICA, TEL:00 229 93 74 59 52.FAX :00229-21 33 49 98.EMAIL: african_abank1@yahoo.com EMAIL: african_dbank1@myway.com Dear Sir, APPLICATION FOR THE TRANSFER OF $9.7M USD (NINE MILLION, SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS ONLY ) FROM ACCOUNT NUMBER:NO 286-41732-55. Please,I wish to inform the management of ADB of my intent to claim the sum of $9.7M USD (NINE MILLION, SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS ONL ) FROM ACCOUNT NUMBER:NO 286-41732-55 in ADB coffers. I want the said amount of money remitted by ADB management to a new account as I will nominate below:
MY BANK DETAILS :
BANK NAME: National Australia Bank.
ADDRESS: 134 Liverpool St Sydney NSW Australia
ACCOUNT NUMBER: G937 641 424A
ROUTING NUMBER: Unknown (IF AVAILABLE)
SWIFT NUMBER: NAT AAU 3303S (IF AVAILABLE)
MY PERSONAL DATA :
MY NAME Camille Michelle White:
MY ADDRESS: 35 Westmoreland Grove Glebe Sydney NSW Australia
MY OCCUPATION: Photomodel
MY AGE : 23
The said money was left behind in your Bank coffers by my deceased business associate Mr. Thomas Eugene Green of Lebanon,who died in automobile accident on 6th of June 2005, in Cotonou republic of Benin where he resided as an investor / representive of our investment.
As his surviving business associate , I wish as the heir apparent to claim and instruct that the above mentioned amount be transferred into my nominated account as shown above. Please ,accept this late application as it was due to family logistic problems consequent upon his funeral rights. I hope you will expedite action as I promise to abide by all ADB foreign remittance rule and regulation governing claim's of this sort.
Thanks for your co-operation.
Yours faithfully,
Camille White
Hidris Walter

Two replies came back in rapid succession. This is exactly as I received the first, the blank spaces and the blank signature block and all, which sort of spoils the condolences.

ATTN: CAMILLE MICHELLE WHITE,
THE MANAGEMENT OF ADB BANK IS IN RECEIPT OF YOUR APPLICATION AS THE BUSINESS ASSOCIATE NEXT OF KIN TO ONE OF OUR MOST HONORED LATE CLIENT MR....................... OF ................... HIS DEATH ON THE ......................HERE IN ....................................WAS A TOUCHING ACCIDENT TO THE WHOLE CITY AND EVERY STAFF OF ADB. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY IN THE DEATH OF YOUR BUSINESS ASSOCIATE.
WE DEEM IT IMPORTANT TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN FORWARD TO THE DESK OF ADB SCRUTINY DEPARTMENT FOR OFFICIAL SCRUTINY AND PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS.
WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS WE ARE THROUGH WITH YOUR APPLICATION. PLEASE DO BEAR WITH US.
UPON SCRUTINY COMPLETION, YOU WILL BE INFORMED WITH THE STRUCTURE OF A CLAIM'S AS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ADB BANKING GUIDELINES REGARDING CLAIM'S OF THIS SORT. WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND ONCE AGAIN, ACCEPT OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY ON THE DEATH OF YOU BUSINESS ASSOCIATE.
SIGNED:
ADB FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT.
Hidris Walter

 

 

 

 

 

The second message came with a form.
At least this time they remembered to address it to someone from someone, although they had to spoil it somehow (the Mrs rather than Ms).

ATTN:MRS CAMILLE MICHELLE WHITE,
SEQUEL TO YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS BANK.THE BANK MANAGEMENT NOW DECIDED TO SEND TO YOU AN OFFICIAL QUESTIONNAIRE TO BACK UP YOUR CLAIM IN THIS BANK.WE HAVE ATTACH TO YOU AN OFFICIAL DOCUMENT,AND YOU ARE ADVISE TO VIEW IT AND COMPLY ACCORDINGLY.
SINCERELY,
MR.HIDRIS WALTER
REMMITTANCE DIRECTOR.

Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koffi,
They sent me a form to fill out, and here it is.
Fuck me - I had no idea they'd accept my letter!
Anyhoo - I'll need your help to fill it out as I don't know a lot of the answers.
Camille White
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)

Dr Koffi tries some reassurance.

Dear Good Sister Camille White,
Good evening to you and your family in the name of God almighty. I have seen your mail and all the points discuss on it was quite understood.
You see my Sister, we just finish from the board of director's meeting this morning concerning this funds, so I am very happy the way things is moving now. Again Sister, now that we are in this stage you have to be very serious because you know the bank managements only gave us 72 hours to get the answers ready. Regards, the questions I seen the questions but I don't know exactly the whole answers, but I have to meet the people in charge of computer, which I have done that already which they promised giving me the correct answers with some conditions that I will give them 1.450$ which I also promised giving them as soon as they give me the answer ready.
Meanwhile, as soon as they give me the answers I will send it to you immediately so that you will return it to the bank. So my good Sister, what you have to be doing now is to be prayerfull for almighty to touch the managements of our bank so that they will approve the funds for us.
Please Sister , as soon as you receive this message try and call me with my private number +229 95 81 42 10. So that we can discuss more on the issue any time any day you want to reach me.Do try to send your private number for me so that I can reach you anytime I want.
While I rest my words here till I hear from you again.
Yours Lovely Brother,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White

It's time to get the phone out of contention... and also to drop Cammy's religion into the mix.

Dr Koffi,
I can't call you because I haven't been able to use a phone since I was seven - childhood injury left me with ruptured eardrums.
I'm not totally deaf, but telephones are useless to me, and the same with radios.
I also find the movies a bit of a bore unless they're captioned. It's the only way that my Wyrd is unfavourable.
I'll raise my Spirit to Odin All-Father for His Wisdom to help us through.
Whether or not He helps your bank people isn't something I can promise though.
BTW - you can call me Cammy - all my friends do.
Cammy White
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)

Again, the formatting is exactly as I received it.
Note that the answer to Question 5 isn't quite complete.

Dear Good Sister Cammy White,
Good morning to you and your family in the name of God almighty.
Here are the Answers, send it to the bank now and call me for more discussion:
1.WHAT IS THE NAME OF DECEASED COSTOMER?***** Mr. Thomas Eugene Green. 2.WHAT IS HIS NATIONALITY?***** Lebanon 3.WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE DECEASED COSTOMER?***** Business Associate 4.HOW OLD WAS HE WHEN HE DIED?***** 58 year 5.WHEN EXACTLY DID HE DIE AND WHAT LED TO HIS DEATH?***** 6th of June 2005 6.WHAT WAS THE DECEASED COSTOMER PROFESSION?***** Business Man 7.DOES THE DECEASED COSTOMER OWN A FIRM IN THE COUNTRY BEFORE HIS DEATH?***** Yes 8.IF YES WHAT IS THE NAME FIRM AND REGISTRATION NUMBER?***** Etco Construction Company. RC1577RB 9.WHAT KIND OF ACCOUNT WAS HE OPERATING WITH THIS BANK?***** Curent Account 10.WHAT WAS HIS ACCOUNT NUMBER?***** 286-41732-55. 11.WAS HE/SHE MARRIED? Yes 12.IF YES WHAT WAS HIS/HER WIFE/HUSBAND?***** Mrs.Razi Green. 13.DID THEY HAVE ANY CHILD/CHILDREN?***** Yes 14.IF YES HOW MANY WERE THEY, WHAT WERE THEIR SEXES AND WHAT WERE THEIR NAMES? ***** Yes ! One ! Male!Mr. El-Jamali Green.15.STATE CLEARLY THE RESIDENT ADDRESS OF THE DECEASED HERE IN COTONOU, REPUBLIC OF BENIN. OR IF HE WAS NOT RESIDING HERE, WHERE WAS HE RESIDING?***** N: 10 Akpakpa Close Segbeya, Cotonou ,Republic of Benin. Thanks and remain blessed as I dream to join you soon for better business exploit with the fund when transferred.
Yours Faithfully,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koffi,
You didn't give me a complete answer to question 5 - they want to know how Thomas Green bought the farm.
I'm still unhappy about this - I'm claiming to have been this guy's business partner back when I was a 21-year-old and just out of college. I can't get over the feeling that someone somewhere is going to look at that and give it the thumbs down.
Cammy
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
Dear Good Sister Cammy White,
Good morning to you and your family in the name of God Almighty.
Many thanks for your urgent response and understanding. I will be coming to your country wityh my wife by next week as soon as our fund is been transfer into your bank account, and I also attach my working ID card, together with my family pictures to you so that you know the type of person you are dealing with.
Also send to me your own ID card or if you don't have ID card try to send to me your international passport for me to also know you.
While I rest my words here till I hear from you soonest.
Yours Lovely Brother,
Dr Solomon Koff.

He attached a shabby ID card and some family photographs in which the one man present looked about twenty years older than, and nothing like, the man on the ID. [Since the family may be innocents, their pictures stolen from who knows where, I haven't included them.]

Cammy (Cammy) White

He of course wanted ID in return, but you should never give scammers any form of ID, so instead I offered him two pictures of Sophie Monk - one taken during a visit to troops in the Middle East, and the other one I've sent to Lads several times before. That usually works to some extent.

Dr Koffi,
Will you be coming straight to Sydney? And where will you live? I hope you've had your accommodation all planned. Once you've settled in we can arrange some introductions all around and we can go on a harbour cruise.
I don't have an ID card of any kind - photomodels don't have work IDs and despite the best efforts of little Johnny (just gone) we don't carry national IDs here.
Passports can't be copied - some post-S11 thing (I had to sign a paper promising all sorts of things to get mine).
I've attached a couple of pictures. One was taken a year ago when I visited my brother Roscoe at Swanbourne (I'm afraid he insisted on cropping out everyone else in shot for security reasons) and the other is AJ's favourite shot from
Queensland last November.
Stay cool,
Cammy

Cammy (Cammy) White
Mr Walter,
I'm having problems finding all the info you need - the deadline may be up before I can reply. Please give me an extension.
Regards,
Camille White
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
Dear Good Sister Cammy White,
Good morning to you and your family in the name of God Almighty.
Regards, the No 5.WHEN EXACTLY DID HE DIE AND WHAT LED TO HIS DEATH?***** 6th of June 2005 and he die in automobile accident. Please send the answars to the bank immediately you receive this message, and don't be worried since I am here to guide, and be giving you informations.
While I rest my words here till I hear from you soonest.
Yours Lovely Brother,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White
Mr Walter,
Here's the completed form.
I had to fill it out by cut-and-paste as I don't have a scanner.
Regards,
Camille White
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
I just sent the completed form to the bank - thanx for the answer.
I'll be in touch.
BTW, you didn't say anything about where you'll be staying...
Cammy

PS I've been calling you "Dr Koffi"! Why didn't you put me right?
Hidris Walter
ATTN: MRS CAMILLE MICHELLE WHITE , MADAM,
SEQUEL TO YOUR CORRECT ANSWERS FORWARDED TO THIS BANK, YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED,AND YOU ARE ADVISE TO VIEW THE APPROVAL DOCUMENTS IN THE ATTACHMENT AND COMPLY URGENTLY TO ENABLE US EFFECT YOUR TRANSFER ACCORDINGLY.
SINCERELY
MR HIDRIS WALTER,
REMMITTANCE DIRECTOR.

Cammy (Cammy) White

I decided that I hadn't received the attachments to slow things up a little.

Mr Walter,
I got your message - but I couldn't see any attachments. It looks as though my spam filters stripped them off. What format were they?
One other thing - I'm Ms Camille White - not Mrs.
Regards,
Camille White
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
This is what I got from the bank - only there weren't any attachments. Maybe my spam filters stripped them off - it depends on what they were.
I told Mr Walter what was wrong; maybe he knows.
Cammy
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
ATTN: CAMILLE MICHELLE WHITE ,
MISS,
SEQUEL TO YOUR CORRECT ANSWERS FORWARDED TO THIS BANK, YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED,AND YOU ARE ADVISE TO VIEW THE APPROVAL DOCUMENTS IN THE ATTACHMENT AND COMPLY URGENTLY TO ENABLE US EFFECT YOUR TRANSFER ACCORDINGLY.
SINCERELY
MR HIDRIS WALTER,
REMMITTANCE DIRECTOR.

Cammy (Cammy) White
Mr Walter,
This time I got somewhere and I got the paperwork.
However... it's Ms White; not Mrs, not Miss, but Ms.
Regards,
Camille White
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
Dear Good Sister Cammy White,
Good morning to you and your family in the name of God Almighty.I am very sorry for my late response to you, is due to that I was very busy in my office.Please I want to know if you have seen the attachments well so that I will know what to adivce you or you can forward it to me so that I can go through it and adivce.
While I rest my words here till I hear from you soonest.
Yours Lovely Brother,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
I forwarded the complete email to you this morning - check your inbox. It's all there.
Cammy
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
Dear Good Sister Cammy White,
Good morning to you and your family in the name of God Almighty.The secreatry told me the content of the mail he sent to you, since the one you send to me was not clear.You see I have seen your mail and all the points discuss on it was quite understood.I want to know from you, if you can be able to come down here and sign the released documents ??? But if not do try to write the lawyer immediately you receive this message and tell him to get the requires documents on your behalf. and again if you want to contact this lawyer please do contact him through his email address because he like asking too much questions so that we don't lose this funds. Please be very carefull with the way you talk to the lawyer when writing him since he knows all the prominate people in this country I believe with him the funds is for us, even the president of this country knows him so please and please go ahead and contact him now, and as you contact him don't hesitate to reach me also for more advice.While I rest my words here till I hear from you soonest.
Yours Lovely Brother,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
I'm still working on if I can make it there before that deadline (which I'm a bit pissed off about; banks have no business setting time constraints like that). Until I'm sure on way or the other, there's no point in getting the lawyer in on things.
BTW - something that's bugging me - you always open with "Good morning to you and your family in the name of God Almighty". It's the thought that counts I guess, but since I don't have a family except my brother (who's serving overseas even now) and I'm not a Christian, it's pretty much wasted.
Cammy
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
Dear Cammy White,
Good day to you ! Please this is more than important, try to contact the lawyer so that he can help us in geting the requires document and sign off, the released transfer documents on your behave so that the fund will be in your account by next week tuesday to enable me come down with my wife for the sharing and for more business exploits. While I rest my words here till I hear from you soonest.
Yours Lovely Brother,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
I just had a look at the DFAT travel advisory for Benin, and let's face it, there's not much to be said for it! "Criminal violence, such as armed hold-ups and carjackings, is commonplace throughout Benin and especially in the area bordering Nigeria. Petty crime, including muggings and robberies, frequently occurs near hotels, railways and beaches favoured by international visitors. The risk of crime significantly increases after dark, especially in tourist areas and on highways and rural roads outside the major metropolitan areas." Tyr's hand, that sounds grim!

[This is exactly what the Department of Foreign Affairs And Trade had to say about Benin. I broke off before the section on fraud, including advance fee fraud.]

I'll get in touch with the lawyer. Should I send him the attachments as well?
Cammy
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
Dear Cammy White, Good day to you !Contact the lawyer immediately you receive this mail, because we don't have much time to waste again, you can aswell forward the approvel letters for you and tell him to help you since you can not be able to come down here in sign off the released documents. While I rest my words here till I hear from you soonest. Yours Lovely Brother,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White
Mr Toure,
I was directed to contact you by the Africa Development Bank. If you haven't been briefed on this, the documents attached should explain things. Please note that I'm not Mrs, but Ms.
Camille White

Unfortunately, the message bounced back (the notification has been lost).

Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
I wrote to the lawyer using the address given by the bank but the sending failed. Please advise.
Cammy
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
Did you get my message about the lawyer? Please respond.
Cammy
Cammy (Cammy) White
Attn: Dr Atuoga
The address you gave me for Dr Hamed Toure isn't working.
Camille White
Hidris Walter
ATTN: MICHELLE WHITE ,
SEQUEL TO THE LAWYERS CONTACT YOU CAN SEE IT BELLOW .
NAME: BARR ADAM HAMED TOURE
EMAIL: yamanichambers@excite.com
NUMBER: 229 9380 9869.
SINCERELY
MR HIDRIS WALTER,
REMMITTANCE DIRECTOR.
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
Dear Good Sister Camille White,
Good morning to you ! Please try to write the bank managements for that they will give you their lawyer contacts.
While I rest my words here till I hear from you soonest.
Yours Lovely Brother,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
I've been TRYING! But the bank email didn't work. I'm going to give it another shot.
I emailed you before but I got an error message.
Cammy
Cammy (Cammy) White
Mr Toure,
I was directed to contact you by the Africa Development Bank. Please let me know if you've been briefed on this. I'll send you documentation once you've confirmed you received this message.
Regards,
Camille White
Adam Hamed Toure

Success at last!

From the Office of the Principal Attorney,
YAMANI CHAMBERS,Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
Email: yamanichambers@excite.com
Direct Tel. +229 93 80 98 69.
ATTN: CAMILLE WHITE.
Sir/Madam,The bank is on processing of your inheritance claim as i have had a good understanding discussion with the DIRECTOR MR HIDRIS WALTE and his assistant MR SMART SAWADOGO this evening.
The bank required documents will be submitted to the bank department for processing and unward transfer of the funds to your account. I will procure the legal documents from the concerned Ministries and do all other logistics by this week if you can follow my directives.
Meanwhile, I will be at the High Court of Justice etc, this afternoon for the procurement of the legal documents on your behalf. I shall get back to you as soon as I am back.
Without delay be advised to send the followings immediately: 1.)Telephone numbers: 2.)Your Age/Marital Status: 3.)Postal Address. 4.)Your International Passport/Working ID card or Driving License:5.)Your Full Name:
YAMANI CHAMBERS, THE YAMANI AT YOUR SERVICE.
Sincerely ,
BARR. ADAM HAMED TOURE (ESQ).
Adam Hamed Toure
From the Office of the Principal Attorney,
YAMANI CHAMBERS,Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
Email: yamanichambers@excite.com
Direct Tel. +229 93 80 98 69.
ATTN: CAMILLE WHITE,
Sir/Madam,
After coming back from the High Court of Justice etc, this morning for the procurement of the legal documents on your behalf, i decided to inform you as i promised. I will get the three documents and do all other logistics by this week if only you can abide on my directives. Hereby advised to view our legal document attached and comply for us to proceed.
YAMANI CHAMBERS, THE YAMANI AT YOUR SERVICE.
Sincerely ,
BARR. ADAM HAMED TOURE (ESQ). ===================================================================== LEGAL_REPRESENTATION =====================================================================
Cammy (Cammy) White

I start by getting his name wrong. Cammy is such a blonde. She also has a query about one of the questions. Lads always seem to want to know about marital status.

Mr Yamani,
Thanx for the update.
Here's the info you asked for, though I was puzzled by one of them.
1.)Telephone numbers: None
2.)Your Age/Marital Status: 23/Why do you need this?
3.)Postal Address: 35 Westmoreland Grove, Glebe, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2125 4.)Your International Passport/Working ID card or Driving License: I'm afraid I can't help here - making copies of my passport isn't allowed, I don't have a work ID card in my job, and I don't have a driving licence.
5.)Your Full Name: Camille Michelle White
Regards,
Camille White
Cammy (Cammy) White

And now, some bad news...

Mr Toure,
That's fine, but I don't see a legal document anywhere.
Are you sure you attached one?
Regards,
Camille White
Adam Hamed Toure
From the Office of the Principal Attorney,
YAMANI CHAMBERS,Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
Email: yamanichambers@excite.com
Direct Tel. +229 93 80 98 69.
ATTN: CAMILLE WHITE,
Sir/Madam,
Go through and get back to us.
YAMANI CHAMBERS, THE YAMANI AT YOUR SERVICE.
Sincerely ,
BARR. ADAM HAMED TOURE (ESQ).
Cammy (Cammy) White
Mr Toure,
I'm not getting anything still! Exactly what are you trying to send me - as in, what format and what size? I may have to adjust my settings.
Camille White
Adam Hamed Toure

Now we get down to the nitty-gritty. You may notice some oddities about the sums being requested for the legal services. At the time I didn't see them.

Sir/Madam,
After coming back from the High Court of Justice etc, this morning for the procurement of the legal documents on your behalf, i decided to inform you as i promised.
I will get the three documents and do all other logistics by this week if only you can abide on my directives. The three documets you are asked to submitte by the bank officials is as follows : 1) Certificate of Death. $1.250 Usd 2) Certificate of Legality. $ 1.200 Usd 3) Afidavite of Claim. $ 1.000 Usd TOTAL FEES $ 3.450 Usd Please contact the bank as soon as possible for an extention of extra working days and send to me immediately my consultation fee of $ 1.100 Usd and documentations fee to enable me finance the procurement of the vital required documents by the bank. Those documents will effect the fast processing of the transfer of the funds. I will go and stand as your lawyer in all official meeting as it concerns the transaction and have good two or more dinner meetings outside from official meetings with the bank DIRECTOR Mr Hidris Walter, and you know these arrangements will cost me some money . You will pay me only $6.000 Usd as my service charges and that will come only when i have finished and you have your transaction completed and transfered into your bank account. You will be expected to sign some documents with the justice ministry here and have the other documents mentioned registered and legalised in the BENIN justice ministry which i will stand for you in signing and sending the copies and the recepit, of the documents to you as i secure them .
I want to assure you that there is no problem because i believe on my friend MR HIDRIS WALTER, that there will no delay in the transfer only we will make this legalisation and obtain the said documents as required and claim this funds. I have known from the bank and this is the processes of the transfer . Please use the below information to send the consultation fee money of $ 1.100 Usd to me together with documentations fee which is $ 4.550 Usd, through western union money transfer or money gram as soon as possible to enable me start up the work immedaitely.Bellow is the informations you use in sending the money.
NAME OF THE SENDER- ------------ ------------------- NAME OF THE RECEIVER: TONY E. MORDI. DESTINATION:COTONOU REPUBLIC OF BENIN TEXT QUESATION: WHO IS GOOD? ANSWER : GOD IS GOOD MTCN CONTROL NUMBER------------------------------------- YAMANI CHAMBERS, THE YAMANI AT YOUR SERVICE.
Sincerely ,
BARR. ADAM HAMED TOURE (ESQ).
Cammy (Cammy) White
Mr Yamani,
You can stop that Sir/Madam crap - Holy Odin, even my father wasn't such a complete shit that he'd call a boy "Camille"! You can also tell me what those documents are. A death certificate I know - but what are "Certificate of Legality" and "Afidavite of Claim"? I like to know what I'm paying for. What were you trying to send me and why wouldn't it get through? Was it an executable file or something like that? My filters would have stripped it automatically.
Camille White
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
Dear Good Sister Camille White,
Good morning to you and your family in the name of God Almighty.
I want to know the development of things for now If the lawyer has reach you or not ? please try to keep me inform so that I will follow it up since we don't have much time to was again. While I rest my words here till I hear from you soonest.
Yours Lovely Brother,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White

A mild slap seems called for after I told him to stop that "God Almighty" greeting. Maybe a little expression of doubt is in order too.

Dr Koff,
I did say not to do that Christian stuff, OK? Do try to keep up skippy!
That lawyer Toure did contact me - but he told me he'd sent some form but I never saw it.
Finally he just doesn't bother (I guess) and lays out this list of documents that was on the first letter Mr Walter sent me.
I asked him to spell out what they are, as I want to know what I'm paying for.
BTW - can we trust him?
Camille White
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
Dear Good Sister Camille White,
The lawyer is a good one as I told you before that he knows all the prominate people in this country, so please and please try to co-oprate with him so that he can get the require documents by ADB managements for us and get our funds transfer into your bank account to enable me come down to your country with my wife for the sharing and for more business exploits.While I rest my words here till I hear from you soonest.
Yours Lovely Brother,
Dr Solomon Koff.

Note the bit about the lawyer's exalted status. I will be able to use that bit of puffery against the Lad later...

Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
Let's just say I have issues.
I'll share them with you when I see his reply.
Cammy
Adam Hamed Toure

As Cammy says, this isn't saying much, but I doubt I'll get much more from them.

ATTN: CAMILLE WHITE,
Regards, to your question to this honorable chambers, Certificate of Legality, is to insure that your inheritance fund has been legalised in Benin Federal High Court of Justice etc. While Afidavite of Claim, is to proved that you are the rightfull beneficiary of the fund.
YAMANI CHAMBERS, THE YAMANI AT YOUR SERVICE.
Sincerely ,
BARR. ADAM HAMED TOURE (ESQ).
Cammy (Cammy) White
Mr Yamani,
Not exactly a complete answer, but I guess it'll have to do.
Where are you getting the Death Certificate from?
Camille White
Adam Hamed Toure
ATTN: CAMILLE WHITE,
I will procure, the Death Certificate from Benin Ministry of Health, While the other Two will be procure from Benin High Court of Justice.
YAMANI CHAMBERS, THE YAMANI AT YOUR SERVICE. Sincerely ,
BARR. ADAM HAMED TOURE (ESQ).
Cammy (Cammy) White
Mr Yamani,
You mentioned a documentation fee of $4.550.
Please break that down for me.
Camille White
Adam Hamed Toure
ATTN: CAMILLE WHITE,
As you can see the we are going to procure your vitel documents in concerned Ministries and the only fee that is for us is the chambers consultation fees which is $ 1.100 Usd, while the $ 3.450 Usd, is for your documentations, the documentation fees is for the Goverment try to understand that you will paying us our charges when you receive your funds in your account. Our consultation fees is for going around for you work and feuling our cars so try to send the money today so that we can proceed on your work.
My Respect ,BARR. ADAM HAMED TOURE (ESQ).

Now I realised something about the sums mentioned.
The Lad was using European notation for them - not the British/American version, which would have commas instead of full stops.

Cammy (Cammy) White
Mr Yamani,
My bad - this was in a previous message.
"1) Certificate of Death. $1.250 Usd 2) Certificate of Legality. $ 1.200 Usd 3) Afidavite of Claim. $ 1.000 Usd TOTAL FEES $ 3.450 Usd".
Why do you need me to send you money? That's pocket change, for the love of Freyja! And for those consultation fees - man, you guys must have really cheap petrol or really economical cars - tell me what you drive.
Camille White
Adam Hamed Toure

I don't know what he'd have made of that; maybe he thought that Cammy was really rich...

ATTN: CAMILLE WHITE,

Wish to inform you that we have haerd what you said, you can send the documentations fees of $3.450 Usd now with the name giving to you by this hononrable chambers for us to commence on your work.
My Respect ,
BARR. ADAM HAMED TOURE (ESQ).
Cammy (Cammy) White

Lay on the scorn with a shovel!

Mr Yamani,
For the love of Freyja, this is a joke! There is no way that I am going down to the post office to send you such a piddling amount of money. Where's your pride?
Camille White
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
This lawyer Toure is a fucking deadbeat! It's incredible how tight-assed he is about money. By Skadhi's bow, how can he be like that if he's so well connected?
Cammy
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)

Dr Koffi (or Koff) tries to take control back.

Dear Good Sister Camille White,
I don't really understand you anymore, please I have told you time without number that this lawyer is not a small person in this counrty, so if you can not help me again, just tell him that another person will continue from where you stop so that I will look for somebody that will help me complete the transaction, because this is my only hope and the hope of my entire family aswell.While I rest my words here till I hear from you soonest.
Yours Lovely Brother,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
Just shut the fuck up and pay attention, willya?
This well-connected lawyer is so broke he's begging me for small change! "you can send the documentations fees of $3.450 Usd now with the name giving to you by this hononrable chambers for us to commence on your work" - if you think I'm going to take this dickwad seriously, forget it.
Cammy
Cammy (Cammy) White
Mr Yamani,
I'm told you're well-connected and you've got lots of friends in high places. Then tell me why you're so strapped for cash you have to beg for the price of a double choc drumstick! I'd like an answer and soon, OK?
Camille White
Cammy (Cammy) White
Mr Walter,
We've got problems - mostly because Adam Toure or Yamani or whoever is a complete WOFTAM and no mistake. I'll keep you posted.
Camille White
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
Dear Good Sister Camille White,
You see the lawyer is not asking or beging you to give him money, he is only asking of the money to procure the requires certificates from the bank and he need money to pay before they can issue decoments to him.
So let not spoil what we have suffered for long time please, I want to know how much you can be able to send from the $3.450,so that I will know what to do from my side here..
While I rest my words here till I hear from you soonest.
Yours Lovely Brother,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
For the love of Freyja, will you PLEASE just LISTEN to me?! I don't need any help from you with money! Fuck me - do you think I'm that poor? I just don't believe that this hotshot lawyer needs me to send some piddling little amount. This whole thing has me baffled and you're not helping. If he can't give up his morning coffee to make this work, then I don't know why I should pick up the fucking slack for him.
Camille White
Cammy (Cammy) White
Mr Toure,
I do not know what the fuck is happening with you. I want you to explain why you are so short of money that you have to beg me for small change, and I want the answers NOW!
Camille White
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
Since you didn't write back I assume this is over. For fuck's sake, all the stupid cocksucker went apeshit over was the price of a cappuccino - and you backed him up! What the fuck is WRONG with you?
Camille White
Dr Solomon Koffi (or Koff)
Dear Good Sister Camille White,
I have told you that this transaction is my life and for the entire family. I only looking for somebody that will help me and settled the fees for the decuments so that the lawyer can help me get the documents ready and have the fund transfer into the person account, then after the transaction I can not compasete you for your effort.
Thanks,
Dr Solomon Koff.
Cammy (Cammy) White
Dr Koff,
For the love of Freyja... you just don't get it! This lawyer that you said was so well connected is so short of money that he's begging me to send the price of a quality cappuccino! For fuck's sake, it costs me more to send the money than the amount itself! What's more, it means that you - top staff on a leading bank in your country - are likewise so poor that you can't afford a few bucks. What the fuck do you get paid there? How do you afford to drive a car, or pay for lunch, or buy a new suit? It's pretty obvious that you and the lawyer can't be who you say you are or you wouldn't be so short of ready cash. Tell me exactly who you are and what's going on - like where the money came from.
I want the truth!
Camille White

But that was it - I never heard from them again.

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