DOWN FOR THE COUNT

"The Count" (nom de contre-scam) favors us with the results of his first ever encounter with a Lad.

My email was bombarded by the 419 scam, so I went online
to do research about it and found your site. Thanks for the tips,
I decided to "play" . I went by referencing 80's music and classic TV
characters.

I got Dr. Tom real good for over 2 weeks and thought that you would enjoy
my first effort.

Cheers,
The Count


DR TOM EKON (tomekon2002@yahoo.fr)

[Opening letter rudely scam-o-edited]


Received: from [62.56.191.77]
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 16:51:06 +0200 (CEST)

Subject: Confidential to Director/ From Dr.Tom Ekon

URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL)

(RE: TRANSFER OF ($ 152,000.000.00 USD
]ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS

Dear sir,

We want to transfer to overseas ($ 152,000.000.00 USD) One hundred and Fifty two million United States Dollars) from one bank in Africa, I want to ask you to quietly look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to provide either an existing bank account blah blah blah

I am Dr,Tom Ekon.the Auditor General of banks in Africa, [wow, all banks in Africa?] during the course of our auditing I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in 1990 and since 1993 nobody has operated on this account again, blah blah if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. the owner of this account is Mr. Allan P. Seaman, a foreigner, and an industrialist, and he died, since 1993. and no other person knows about this account blah blah blah
We will start the first transfer with fifty two million [$52,000.000] upon successful transaction without any disappoint from your side, we shall re-apply for the payment of the remaining rest amount to your account, The amount involved is (USD 152M) One hundred andFifty two million United States Dollars, only I want to first transfer $52,000.000 [fifty two million United States Dollar from this money into a safe foreigners account abroad before the rest, but I don't know any foreigner, I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local person here, [he does go on]

However, we will sign a binding agreement, to bind us together [bindingly] I got your contact address from the Girl who operates computer, blah blah blah I want us to meet face to face to build confidence blah blah I need your full co-operation to make this work fine. because the management is ready to approve this payment to any foreigner who has correct information of this account, which I will give to you, [etc etc] I need your strong assurance that you will never, never let me down. With my influence and the position of the bank official [yup yup] The bank official will destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any place and to build confidence you can come immediately to discuss with me face to face after which I will make this remittance in your presence and three of us will fly to your country at least two days ahead of the money going into the account. blah blah blah
At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 35% of the total amount, 60% will be for me, while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring. blah
yours truly

DR. Tom Ekon .

I thought I would go the psychotic eccentric route, and can't believe they fell for this story.


THE COUNT

Thursday, June 12, 2003 10:40 AM

Subject: RE: Confidential to Director/ From Dr.Tom Ekon

MY DEAR DOCTOR TOM,

IT IS YOUR DESTINY TO REACH ME. IT'S LIKE DUST IN THE WIND. ALL WE ARE IS DUST IN THE WIND. ONLY FOR A MOMENT, AND THE MOMENT'S GONE. NOTHING LASTS FOREVER BUT THE EARTH AND SKY.

SINCE YOU WERE SO KIND TO GIVE ME YOUR INFORMATION, LET ME SHARE WITH YOU.

I GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE WITH $500 TO MY NAME. I FLEW TO LAS VEGAS AND FIGURED OUT A CARD COUNTING SCHEME THAT EVEN THE BEST SECURITY OFFICER COULD NEVER CATCH. OVER THE NEXT 5 MONTHS, I PARLAYED MY $500 INTO OVER 41 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS (US$41M) PLAYING BLACK JACK AT ALL THE CASINOS. I COULD NOT LOSE, IT WAS AWESOME.

PLEASE I NEED YOUR FULL SUPPORT AND C-O-O-P-E-R-A-T-I-O-N FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS VENTURE.

LET ME KNOW ASAP IF YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO BE MY PARTNER. MEANWHILE, YOUR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED AND PLEASE TREAT THIS INFORMATION AS CONFIDENTIAL AND LEGITIMATE, JUST LIKE YOUR OFFER TO ME.. I MEAN WE'RE TALKING AMERICAN PIE HERE DUDE, DROVE THE CHEVY THE LEVY BUT THE LEVY WAS DRY. THOSE GOOD 'OL BOYS WERE DRINKING WHISKEY AND RYE, AND SO CAN YOU!

WITH GOD AS OUR WITNESS, WE SHALL NOT FAIL!

SINCERELY,
THE COUNT, esq.


DR TOM EKON (tomekon2002@yahoo.fr)

Saturday, June 14, 2003 7:44 AM

Dear Mr. Count,

Ok.We can proceed ahead.But we are always going to share both foreign and local expenses.Meanwhile, I have arranged and moved the total sum to our Europe coresponding bank so that our coresponding bank will easily transfer the total sum from there to the bank account that you are going to provide today.

N/B:You are advise according to forward your full bank details including your private telephone and fax line so that i can easily forward it to our corresponding bank in Europe, on monday morning and direct them to start effecting the sum to the account that you are going to provide now.

Thanks,

Let's step up the crazy scale a bit and have some fun.


THE COUNT

Monday, June 16, 2003 6:43 AM

MY DEAR DR TOM,

IN YOUR PREVIOUS EMAIL, YOU SAID,
With my influence and the position of the bank official we can transfer this money to any foreigner's reliable account which you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing.

THEREFORE, I AM CONFUSED THAT WE NEED TO SHARE "EXPENSES". IF THIS BANK DUDE IS A SLAM DUNK, THEN WHY WOULD THEIR BE EXPENSES?

I AM DOING YOU A FAVOR, MY FRIEND AND COLLEUGE, ANY COSTS ARE YOUR REPSONSIBILITY.

WE ARE USING FUNDS PILFERED FROM STARVING FAMILIES IN AFRICA. WE WILL MAKE COUNTLESS MILLIONS WHILE THEY KILL EACH OTHER FOR A BONE FROM A ZEBRA FOR THEIR DINNER. IT MUST BE HORRIBLE TO NOT KNOW WHAT YOUR NEXT MEAL IS DR TOM! WE CANNOT BEAR TO LIVE A LIFE OF LUXURY AND LET OUR BROTHERS FROM AFRICA SUFFER.

WE SHOULD GIVE AT LEAST HALF BACK TO THE GOVERNMENTS OF AFRICA...JUST THINK ABOUT IT, WE WOULD BE HEROES MAN. WE WOULD MAKE THE FRONT PAGE OF EVERY NEWSPAPER IN THE WORLD. THE BOOK DEAL ALONE WOULD BE WORTH MILLIONS. WE COULD APPEAR ON THE TODAY SHOW, AND HANGING OUT WITH KATIE COURIC WOULD BE A *GOOD* THING DON'T YOU THINK? THE AMOUNT THAT WE WOULD MAKE FROM ROYALTIES AND APPEARANCES WOULD MAKE US QUITE THE STARS. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, WE WOULD BE JUDGES FOR THE NEXT AMERICAN IDOL-OR OTHER COOL STUFF LIKE THAT. JUST THINK OF ALL THE FOOD THAT MILLIONS COULD BUY MAN. BETTER YET, WE WOULD NEVER HAVE TO LOOK AT RIDICULOUS COMMERCIALS OF SALLY STRUTHERS ALL FAT AND STUFF BEGGING FOR MONEY SURROUNDED BY KIDS ALL BONES AND FLY INFESTED.

TOGETHER, WE CAN SAVE AFRICA!! SING IT WITH ME MAN---WE ARE THE WORLD, WE ARE THE CHILDREN, WE ARE THE ONES TO MAKE A BETTER DAY, SO LET'S START GIVING. IT'S A CHOICE WE MAKE, WE'RE SAVING THEIR OWN LIVES, SO THEY CAN LIVE A BETTER DAY, LIKE YOU AND ME...WE ARE THE WORLD, WE ARE THE CHILDREN...

Oops, caps lock was stuck, sorry.
You wanted my "secure" phone number, so here it is: 773-555-9493. I'm not sure what country codes you have to dial, or anything. I'm pretty dense when it comes to geography. I mean, when you first contacted me, I thought "Africa" was that dry county just south of Santa Fe. I had no idea it was actually a country in South America.

You can use the same number for my fax machine.
For Banks, I am considering using Nations Bank from Washington DC, they are pretty cool.
Also, (and this is really important, so please pay attention!) when you make out your power of attorney paperwork, BE SURE to use the name "Al Coholic." This is the name I use for all my business dealings. It makes it a little easier to circumvent the Internal Revenue Service, not to mention the Securities and Exchange Commission. All those pesky tax and trading laws -- they're enough to give me a headache! I mean, I have enough trouble remembering what channel WWF Raw is on, let alone memorize the nuances of securities law. 'Nuff said.

I appreciate this opportunity to be of service to you, and don't worry if I don't answer the phone when you call.

Best regards.


DR TOM EKON (tomekon2002@yahoo.fr)

Monday, June 16, 2003 11:46 AM

Dear Mr.The Count,

Are you with me or not because i am a bit confused with your kind mailing always.Nevertheless,the total sum has already insured before i decided to contact you ok. That is the reason why we are going to handle the little expenses so that the total sum will easily arrive in your bank account very easily.

Moreover, we are going to contact an attorney and pay him for his mobilization fees so that the attorney can easily proceed to the ministry of justice to get some relevanr covering documents from there so that it will enable us to proceed ahead.

Finally, you are advise to forward your bank details including your direct telephone number first and complete full name so that i can forward it to the attorney later.I quite believe that you are not going to betray me immediately the total sum arrive in your chosen bank account in America. Please confirm first.

Thanks,

Dr.Tom Ekon.

Despite my reference to good old Al Choholic, my buddy Dr.Tom has no clue.
Now it's time to get suspicious.


THE COUNT

Monday, June 16, 2003 11:59 AM

Subject:

DEAR DR TOM,

WHAT ARE MOBILIZATION FEES? LET'S SKIP ALL THAT. WOULDN'T IT BE EASIER IF I POSED AS ALAN SEAMAN?

LAWYERS ARE EVIL MAN, THEY WILL TRY AND RIP YOU OFF.

WHAT COUNTRY WILL THIS AGREEMENT BIND UNDER, MY LEGAL STAFF WAS CURIOUS TOO....

I GAVE YOU MY FAX NUMBER, SEND THE STUFF WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE IT.

MY FULL LEGAL NAME AL COHOLIC ( I LIKE MY ALIAS BETTER)

WHAT BANK DETAILS DO YOU NEED? I TOLD YOU BANK OF AMERICA IN WASHINGTON DC. I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A PLEASANT AND MOST EXCELLENT DAY.

BY THE WAY, WHY DO YOU USE YAHOO FRANCE FOR EMAIL? PARLEZ-VOUS FRANāAIS? CELA SERAIT AGREABLE ET INTERESSER. AVOIR UN JOUR AGREABLE

Uh-oh, I scared him away, rightfully so. Better check in and see if I can get back in the game.


THE COUNT

Thursday, June 19, 2003 8:53 AM

Subject: RE: From Dr.Tom Ekon

MY DEAREST TOM,

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN ME? WHAT IS UP? ARE WE PARTNERS?


DR TOM EKON (tomekon2002@yahoo.fr)

Friday, June 20, 2003 3:17 PM

Mr.The Count,

Thus, we are not joking alright.But if your are serious kindly send your private telephone and fax line including your bank informations.

Thanks,

Dr.Tom E.Koffi.

[Koffi?]

Game on! Time to introduce my business staff! PBS fans will love the bank address.


THE COUNT

Friday, June 20, 2003 4:13 PM

Subject: RE: From Dr.Tom Ekon

Dude, why I would kid you? Thanks for working with me.

My private fax number is 775-628-2732. Previously, I had stated it was 773-555-9493 and that was wrong. I am sorry, it was disconnected and my new cell phone isn't here yet. It can also use for voice line if I hear you talk. I will be in and out this weekend, but my secretary Daphne and Administrative Assistant Velma will be in on Saturday. My business is very busy, you know how that goes. Also, my lawyer Shaggy can help us out if needed too. Just let me know. I finally got a hold of Bank of America and set up an account. They seem okay-unless you know of something better...

Bank of America
125 Zoom Ave
Boston, MA USA
02134

Account Number: 785643698452

It is just a small money market checking account. Does that work?


DR TOM EKON (tomekon2002@yahoo.fr)

Saturday, June 21, 2003 7:24 AM

Dear Mr.The Count,

I received your mail.But we need to consider whether to carry the expenses ahead or to contact an investor who can carry the expenses ahead. Pls, you need to answer this question first.Also your direct telephone number is very neccessary because the bank will make use of it to contact you directly while effect the sum to your account.

Finally, you need to provide the address of your bank and your home address before we can further ahead base on the huge amount to effect directly to your account.

Awaiting.

Dr.Tom E. Koffi.


DR TOM EKON (tomekon2002@yahoo.fr)

Sunday, June 22, 2003 8:51 AM

Dear,

Hi,

Pls, what is your final decision because i have discused with my beloved wife while still waiting to haer from you first.

Thanks,

Dr.Tom.

Dr. Tom is really getting anxious. He thinks he's got me despite suddenly forgetting who I am. Time to get nasty!


THE COUNT

Sunday, June 22, 2003 9:06 PM

Subject: RE: From Dr.Tom Ekon

What the hell is going on? You come to ME, I GIVE you the info about my bank, and now you are busting my balls. I emailed you the bank info with my fax number on Friday. Are you some kind of gypsy or something? Fax me the documents!!! I have money, and if you insist on fees up front, fine, I'll take care of it. But stop this crap about addresses and get off of your rear and send me the documents. Get you head out of your rectum and lets do business. I am a busy person and am tired of your games. GET WITH IT!!!


DR TOM EKON (tomekon2002@yahoo.fr)

Monday, June 23, 2003 7:21 AM

Dear Mr.The Count,

I received your message and some keypoints.Nevertheless, I will proceed this morning and inform one international lawyer to get some relevant covering document from ministry of justice, and forward it to our coresponding bank in Budapest Hungary, so that our coresponding bank in Hungary, being Europe, will start making or effect the transfer to your name immediately because the money has already arrived in our coresponding bank in Europe, while waiting an order from me ok.

Thanks,

Dr.Tom Ekon Koffi.

[Oh, Tom EKON KOFFI]


THE COUNT

Monday, June 23, 2003 8:16 AM

Subject: RE: From Dr.Tom Ekon

My dearest Dr Tom,

My God man Hungary? What were you thinking! This is becoming a mess of epic magnitudes! Not good, my friend....oh no...

I just spoke to my lawyer Shaggy, and he is really mad, I mean he went nuts. He was so pissed off, he beat the hell out of his dog Scooby this morning when I called him. Not a pretty sight. Anyway, I asked him why he was all bent out shape.

He said, "Zoinks, like wow man, the US Government has an embargo on Hungary" and proceeded to tell me that because Hungary did not support the US efforts in Iraq, all transactions are being monitored very closely by the CIA. That is not good. So much for the Bank of America. I think at this point, I will need to contact my old college buddy Dr. Doogie Howser, who presently is on the Medical School Faculty at Oxford University in the UK. He can help me get a UK bank to help us out. Otherwise, if you know of any other good financial places, let me know. By the way, Daphne and Velma said that they never got the fax this weekend. What is your problem? You're making me look stupid. Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy are all mad at me, and that is not good for my business. I need these workers to keep me going. It is not like they are a bunch of meddling kids or anything. So I am going to have to insist that you get going on the paperwork.

FAX THEM WILL YOU WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR!!!!
I am leaving tomorrow for Southern California so I can't wait much longer. I am starting a real estate deal to build condos along the Monterey Coast of Los Angeles.
I hired Mike Brady, who is one awesome architect, despite the fact he dresses kind of weird. LETS GET GOING!!!

For God's sake, this is taking too long!


DR TOM EKON (tomekon2002@yahoo.fr)

Tuesday, June 24, 2003 6:39 AM

Dear Mr.The Count,

Hi,

Pls, i am a bit confused towards your kind expression.However, i have already forwarded the details of your bank account to Hungary, bank.Therefore, wait to receive some pieces of information from Hungary bank so that you can advise them more, base on the UK bank account of your friend.

Thanks,

Dr.Tom.

Finally, the scam is unfolding!


HUNGARY TRANSDIPLOMATIC (hungarytransdiplomatic@yahoo.co.uk)

From: raymond accostale
Tuesday, June 24, 2003 3:21 AM

Received: from [81.182.45.220] [Whaddya know, actually Hungarian Telecom]
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 09:21:13 +0100 (BST)
Subject: YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION NEEDED BASE ON THE TRANSFER PROGRAM FROM THE INFO DEPT. FOR TDC BANK, HUNGARY OFFICE

Today, Budapest Tuesday 24th of June, 2003

TIME : 10 : 40 AM CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME

Sir,

the attachments, ( M6 JACEK ) and ( TRA 5 )

is the TDC Fund Deposit Transferring Slip and your fund arrival notification letter,

You are advice to reconfirm your bank account details for onward hock to your bank.

Yours faithfully

Mr. Livero Mbeki

INFO DEPT. FOR TDC BANK, HUNGARY OFFICE

TRANS-DIPLOMATIC CORPS
BANKERS AND BROKERS (COURIER)

OFFICES:
REP./HANDLING 01 ABJ. 2072 01
1151 Párkány u. 32 IX
Rue De Carefour
Budapest-Hungary
Cocody,
Tel/Fax: 3613342057
Cotedivoire
Tele: 0036305449190
Tel/Fax: 0022505749305
Email: hungarytransdiplomatic@yahoo.co.uk

REF : 2003-TDC/RHBH-LM/INFO
ATTN: Mr. The Count

RE: TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND FROM AFRICAN BANK EXCHANGE DEPT.THROUGH TT SYSTEM OF TDC BANK BUDAPEST, HUNGARY OFFICE TO BANK OF AMERICA

With reference to the above subject your fund is transferred to TDC Bank Budapest, Hungary Representative Office. You are advice to reconfirm your bank account particulars to the office for onward transfer to your bank (receiving bank).

Could you fax or email your account details for cross checking. This transfer is Hock from our contractual bank, African Bank, via UBS CLARING ZURICH to TDC Hungary as partners through Wireless Telegraphic Transfer System directed to your local bank, Bank of America, 125 Zoom Ave., Boston, MA USA 02134 but our office need ( 7 ) banking days to complete the transfer to your local bank

According to the Telex / Remittance Dept, TDC and the Hungarian International Claring House do not have any Transferring Agreement with your bank so an insurance fee coverage must be paid to our office before hocking the fund to your bank due to the amount involve.

TRANS-DIPLOMATIC CORPS
onward telegraphic transfer
OFFICE REP./HANDLING No. COOP 75285
TDC HEADQUATERS TRANS-DIPLOMATIC CORPS ole0.bmp
ORIGINAL COPY 805 GD
01 ABJ.2072 01 ( SECURITY-BANKERS)
Rue de Carefour CHANNEL BANKERS
Cocody, Cotedivoire BUDAPEST-HUNGARY

BENEFICIARY Bank of America
The Count Acc/No : 785643698452
Account Owner: The Count

AMOUNT CORRESPONDING BANK SWIFT CODE
52, 000 000 million USD only CHASE MANHATTAN BANK
fifty two million dollars only CLARING HOUSE NEW YORK 520 BHTDC T

POSTAL COMM: TELEX TOTAL : CODE ATTN: NARRATIVE
SWIFT: Trans-Diplomatic 52,000 000 B2 The Count USD OK .52. 520 BHTDC T

ACCOUNT NUMBER ACCOUNT NO. DATE: TIME:
.785643698452 23/06/2003 8.30 am

TRANSFER FEE: PAID USD DATE OF CONFIRMATION 24/06/2003
TOTAL FUND TRANSFERED 52,000,000 THREE

LOCAL CURRENCY CFA / FT. FURTHER CREDIT TO
TRANSFER PROCEDURE TT The Count
TRANSFER CODE ole1.bmp QIIX/200595/q
TT OK
MODE NOR
COMM OK
OTT OK
TELE- HOCHED
GRAPHIC
WIRELESS

CLASSIFIED DOCUMENT OF REPUBLIC OF COTEDIVOIRE, TRANS-DIPLOMATIC CORPS REG. CONTRACTORS No.C1/200XXB95-BH2001

I am sure all banks in Hungary use Yahoo UK for email business.
Let's twist the plot some more...


THE COUNT

Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:20 AM

Subject: RE: From Dr.Tom Ekon

Dear Dr. Tom,

Thank you ever so much for having your banker in Hungary send me the documents. I was getting worried that you were messing with me or something. Anyway, my lawyer Shaggy found a loop hole after some work and determined that we can use a bank there after all. He called his buddy Freddie, they go a long way back, and he was able to work it out.

Meanwhile, I am cruising along in my jet on my way to Los Angeles to meet with Mike Brady. As I mentioned before, he is the architect for the condo project in Monterey. He phoned me last night and said that if we come up with $1 million by the end of the week, he can guarantee that my business wins the contract. He kept mumbling something about putting all his kids through college or something.

Anyway, I decided to stop in Las Vegas to play some cards, and used my counting scheme again. This time I got busted. Not good. The FBI froze my assets and they are investigating my winnings. So, we need to get going and wrap this up. All of my liquid cash is currently bogged down by damn Feds, so this could take a while. I don't want lose this deal with Brady, so I really need your help. Besides, Mike said that he thought I would be a possible match for his daughter Marcia, and I really want to hook up. Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! It is all good!

I will email back the bank of Hungary right away. Dr. Tom, you are saving the day!

May God Bless you

Let's see what is going on at the bank! 2 names, 1 email, oh this is great!
I can't forget baseball, so let's add more characters!


THE COUNT

Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:30 AM
To: 'raymond accostale'
Subject: RE: YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION NEEDED BASE ON THE TRANSFER PROGRAM
Dear Raymond Accostale or is it Mr. Livero Mbeki,

Man, talk about multiple personalities. Anyway, glad to see that you run your bank's email from Yahoo UK. The technology in Hungary is pretty brutal I guess. The documents are fine, and all. However, I have a better plan. I have an associate, a Mr. Sammy Sosa, who is currently studying new ways to harvest cork at the University of Budapest. He can get a visa, passport, and ID with my name on it. That way, he can come to your bank and physically pick up the money. From there, he will take care of it. My Dear friend Dr. Tom Ekon will be entitled to 60% of it. Is it possible to cut him a check?

Thanks


DR TOM EKON (tomekon2002@yahoo.fr)

Tuesday, June 24, 2003 10:47 AM

Dear Mr.The Count,

I received your mail with alot of joy.Moreover, i am very happy that you has confirmed the receipt of the bank information from Hungary, coresponding.

Awaiting.

Thanks,

Dr.Tom.

Awesome, Dr. Tom finally thinks his riches are near. Time to get crazy and repeat a previous message.


THE COUNT

Tuesday, June 24, 2003 1:11 PM

Subject: RE: From Dr.Tom Ekon

I AM TORN DR. TOM, BUDDY OL PAL.

WE ARE USING FUNDS PILFERED FROM STARVING FAMILIES IN AFRICA. WE WILL MAKE COUNTLESS MILLIONS WHILE THEY KILL EACH OTHER FOR A BONE FROM A ZEBRA FOR THEIR DINNER. IT MUST BE HORRIBLE TO NOT KNOW WHAT YOUR NEXT MEAL IS MR.TOM. WE CANNOT BEAR TO LIVE A LIFE OF LUXURY AND LET OUR BROTHERS FROM AFRICA SUFFER. WE SHOULD GIVE AT LEAST HALF BACK TO THE GOVERNMENTS OF AFRICA...JUST THINK ABOUT IT, WE WOULD BE HEROES MAN. WE WOULD MAKE THE FRONT PAGE OF EVERY NEWSPAPER IN THE WORLD. THE BOOK DEAL ALONE WOULD BE WORTH MILLIONS. WE COULD APPEAR ON THE TODAY SHOW, AND HANGING OUT WITH KATIE COURIC WOULD BE A *GOOD* THING DON'T YOU THINK? THE AMOUNT THAT WE WOULD MAKE FROM ROYALTIES AND APPEARANCES WOULD MAKE US QUITE THE STARS. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, WE WOULD BE JUDGES FOR THE NEXT AMERICAN IDOL-OR OTHER COOL STUFF LIKE THAT. JUST THINK OF ALL THE FOOD THAT MILLIONS COULD BUY MAN. BETTER YET, WE WOULD NEVER HAVE TO LOOK AT RIDICULOUS COMMERCIALS OF SALLY STRUTHERS ALL FAT AND STUFF BEGGING FOR MONEY SURROUNDED BY KIDS ALL BONES AND FLY INFESTED.

TOGETHER, WE CAN SAVE AFRICA. SING IT WITH ME MAN---WE ARE THE WORLD, WE ARE THE CHILDREN, WE ARE THE ONES TO MAKE A BETTER DAY, SO LET'S START GIVING. IT'S A CHOICE WE MAKE, WE'RE SAVING THEIR OWN LIVES, SO THEY CAN LIVE A BETTER DAY, LIKE YOU AND ME...WE ARE THE WORLD, WE ARE THE CHILDREN...

ARE YOU WITH ME BROTHER? I NEED THE CASH DUDE, MR. BRADY IS GETTING CROSS AND I DON'T WANT TO LOSE THE CONDO DEAL!

FOR MY SOUL, HELP SPEED THIS UP OR I AM SUNK FOREVER. GOD BLESS AS ALWAYS.

Time to yell at the bank and see what happens.


THE COUNT

Tuesday, June 24, 2003 4:17 PM

Dear Raymond,

What the hell are you waiting for? Christmas? I don't have all day, I am a busy person. Get with it and let's get this deal done. It has been almost 2 freakin weeks and I am tired off all of this run around. Transfer the damn money. Time is of the essence and I don't want to waste any. Get it together!

FOR GOD'S SAKE LETS GO!!!

Better let the good Dr. know that I am getting upset!


THE COUNT

Tuesday, June 24, 2003 4:23 PM

Subject: RE: From Dr.Tom Ekon

Dr Tom,

My patience is running thin with that [anti-gypsy expletive deleted] raymond accostale in Hungary. Did you hire him off the street or something? I am going to lose the Condo deal with Mike Brady and I will be really pissed man. I need the cash NOW!!

Get him going before it is too late.

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HELP ME MAN. ARE WE PARTNERS? DON"T BETRAY MY TRUST!!!!

I have done everything for you and all I am getting is a bunch of run around. GET WITH IT AND LETS GO!!!

WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU!


DR TOM EKON (tomekon2002@yahoo.fr)

Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:16 AM

Dear Mr.The Count,

It seem that you are not ready again to receive the sum into your provided bank account.

Thanks,

Dr.Tom.

Uh-oh pushed boundaries too much again, but let's keep up the pressure.


THE COUNT

Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:39 AM

Subject: RE: From Dr.Tom Ekon

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD What are you talking about?

My Dear Dr. Tom, we made a deal, I did my part and provided you all of the information. You never called Daphne or Velma. Mike Brady is all over me and now you start to back off? What is that about? Are you not good enough to work with me? Did I hurt your little feelings? Would it be better if I came and met you? Stop being stupid and let's get this done!!

The bank finally checks in, and lo and behold, an invoice!


HUNGARY TRANSDIPLOMATIC (hungarytransdiplomatic@yahoo.co.uk)

From: raymond accostale
Thursday, June 26, 2003 3:05 AM

Subject: YOUR IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION ON THE INSURANCE COVERAGE PAYMENT FROM THE INFO DEPT. FOR TDC BANK, HUNGARY OFFICE

Today, Budapest Thursday 26th of June, 2003

TIME : 10 : 10 AM CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME

Sir,

the attachment, ( HAFEZ )

is the insurance coverage cost of your fund from the Hungarian International Claring House for their Network Free Access to the receiving bank ( BANK OF AMERICA )

You are advice to send the money to the Accounting Dept of TDC Bank, they will pay the insurance and then activate the insurance form into your transfer file for the claring house accessment.

This activation on your transfer file will enable our Telex/Remittance Dept. seek and hock the TT transfer into the Network Access of bank

Yours faithfully

Mr. Livero Mbeki

INFO DEPT. FOR TDC BANK, HUNGARY OFFICE

TRANS-DIPLOMATIC CORPS BANKERS AND BROKERS (COURIER)

OFFICES: REP./HANDLING
01 ABJ. 2072 01
1151 Párkány u. 32 IX
Rue De Carefour
Budapest-Hungary
Cocody,
Tel/Fax: 3613342057
Cotediviore
Tele: 0036305449190
Tel/Fax: 22505749305
Email: hungarytransdiplomatic@yahoo.co.uk
REF: 2003-TDC/RHBH-LM/INFO/I-F
ATTN: Mr. The Count

RE: AN OFFICIAL INFORMATION FROM REMITTANCE / TELEX UNIT OF TRANS DIPLOMATIC CORPERATIVE BANK BUDAPEST, HUNGARY OFFICE.

From telegraphic (TELEX) unit of this institution an insurance fee must be paid immediately for the transfer. Due to our contractual agreement with the transferring bank (Bank of Africa), the money should be swift in program account within one week of owner's notification. The Hungarian International Claring House insurance fees calculation goes as follows: The insurance fee of USD 1.000.000 (one million United States dollars) is USD 100 (one hundred United States dollars only).

The insurance fee of USD 52,000,000 M (United States dollars only) is USD 5,200 (five thousand two hundred United States dollars only) when converted to the Hungarian local currency (Forint) which we work upon. Take note that your insurance calculated fees is USD 5,200 dollars.
NB: There is no deduction of cash in this transfer due to system of the transfer. The Telegraphic Wireless Program from the contractual bank, BANK of- AFRICA and is directed to the International Claring House, Hungarian Chapter, program to Bank of America, under network channel VIA Trans Diplomatic Corps Bank not in cash but through TT Network Services. Due to the transferring system, TDC cannot get an open Network Free Access from the Hungarian International Claring House in order to hock the fund to Bank of America unless with an insurance form attachment to the transfer file. You are advice to pay the insurance/services of the Claring House. The Accountant General of TDC will effect and attach the Insurance Coverage Form from the INTER BANK INSURANCE CORPORATION (A DEPT. OF THE CLARING HOUSE). This form must be present in your transferring file to the Hungarian Claring Institute (HOUSE). With the insurance effect and attachment on your file, the Claring House will open the Network Free Access to our Telex/Remittance Dept to your bank. You are advice to send the money to our Account Department through Western Union Money transfer, that is convenient, and faster to TDC Bank but we can provide our bank account details upon your demand.
Send to MR. NWAFOR CHIBUIKE SIMEON (ACCOUNTANT) at our office address in Budapest Hungary then send also the payment receipt and call INFO DEPT. for Trans Diplomatic on the western union control number, within 12 hours of the payment TDC will effect the insurance coverage form in your transferring file then give you the first routing TAG/NO DISPATCH to your bank.
The transfer is program into (3) three parts. TDC will present to you the date from the Claring house, time on the first amount to B.O.A. immediately the insurance is made on the fund then the receiving bank will inform you upon arrival to them. Note, without the insurance coverage TDC will not get access to your bank.

Yours Faithfully
Mr. LIVERO MBEKI

INFO DEPT. FOR TDC BANK, HUNGARY OFFICE


THE COUNT

Thursday, June 26, 2003 4:03 PM

Dear Raymond or Livero or who ever you are:

Why do you have 2 names? What is that?

I got your documentation (finally!!) and I am confused. Insurance? Nice racket man, if you wanted a blasted commission you should have just asked. Don't play games with me, I don't have the time. But if you really want to desperately make some money, fine, I will send it.

But first, some suggestions to your staff of buffoons.

For one, you should fire your copy editor of the document because half of the words are spelled wrong. Did you get your education at Wal-Mart or something? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD USE SPELL CHECK!!!!!!

[ScamO Note: Wal-Mart is an American chain of stores selling common medicines, hardware, consumer electronic gadgets, stationery, picnic supplies, you name it. They cater to the non-rich consumer. We deplore The Count's slap at an organization which no doubt has given many young people their first leg up in the world of work as well as middle-aged people on their way down from jobs which have gone overseas and we don't have anything against Wal-Mart, and, the sedative is kicking in just about now, sorry if we killed the joke.]

Also, my lawyer Shaggy is confused as well. You are asking for $5,000 Western Union and you did not provide where the funds are supposed to be transferred to. Do I look like a freaking psychic or something. I got the money right here on my desk ready to go and now I have to waste more time with your incompetence. You must be a complete moron or something!!

Get a clue.

The rest of the document is just a bunch of crap that means nothing to me. What is going on? What do I need to do? I want to do business with you but all I get is this run around. WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM!!!

Just email the damn Western Union address so I can send the money!!!

Awaiting instruction with my cash, and hoping that you pull your head out of your rear,

Sincerely,
The Count

Time to let my buddy Dr. Tom know that I am on the edge...


THE COUNT

Friday, June 27, 2003 12:25 PM

Dr. Tom,

I have 5 grand ready for Western Union and your moron in Hungary can't tell me where to Western Union it. Can you help me out here? I am ready to go, but have no answers. I mean, it has been 3 weeks of this stuff, and I all I get is the run around. For being an URGENT request, this is turning out to be a real pain. However, I will remain patient because my reward will be worth it.

By the way you seem to have disappeared, what is going on? I hope that being a little eccentric didn't offend you. I am just under a lot of pressure.

Have a great weekend and God Bless.


DR TOM EKON (tomekon2002@yahoo.fr)

Saturday, June 28, 2003 6:55 AM

Mr.The Count,

We are not joking.I therefore, deem you to stop the communication with me base on your rockect words.Because i am ready to fine another soluction now.

Thanks,

Dr.Tom Ekon.

I can't believe it has lasted this long already. Time to turn on the charm and mend things up.


THE COUNT

Monday, June 30, 2003 7:53 AM

My dearest Doctor Tom,

I sincerely apologize for my "rockect" words. Unfortunately, that is not a word in English, so I am not sure what that means.
Good luck finding another "soluction". Dude--spell check.
If you want to end it all, that is okay with me. Over the weekend, I got an email from a Dr ali garuba with a sweeter deal. I sent to him Western Union only $3,500 USD and today, he deposited $16 million USD in my account. So I am set after all. Too bad, Dr. Tom, we would have made excellent partners.

Best wishes and hopes of future success.


DR TOM EKON (tomekon2002@yahoo.fr)

Monday, June 30, 2003 9:05 AM

Mr.The Count,

I have read and considered with my wife. But if you are still ready to proceed further with us.Kindly, call orwrite a letter of apology to the coresponding bank first. After then, get back to us.

Thanks,

Dr.Tom.

Apologize to the bank? I had tears coming out of my eyes from laughing...
Umm...okay, I'll play but with a bit of insanity!


THE COUNT

Monday, June 30, 2003 9:38 AM
To: 'raymond accostale'
Cc: 'tomekon2002@yahoo.fr'
Subject: consideration
Dear Mr. Livero Mbeki,

Sir,

I have heard from my associate Dr. Tom Ekon, that our potential business together was jeopardized recently by some comments that I made toward you and your associates. I do admit that I became a bit frustrated and upset and indeed got a bit crude. For that I apologize. There is absolutely no excuse for me to forget to take my Prozac. Calling my friends in Hungary buffoons was extremely tasteless and insensitive. In your honor, I will purchase a Turkish flag and fly next to the great red white and blue at my National Headquarters. Rest assured, when the funds are transferred, I will send Fed Ex international, a case of Krispy Cremes.

If there is anything else that I may do to regain your business, please call my assistant Daphne or Velma.

At this point, it was dragging on too long, and quite frankly I was running out of whacky things to say. I think that it is time we let Yahoo know about Dr. Tom.


THE ABUSE FOLKS

[Sorry, it was good French before we got our hands on it. We're just too worn out to dig up ze entities]

Monday, June 30, 2003 7:44 AM
To: 'abuse@yahoo.com'
Good morning,
This is Nigerian 419 scam artist.

URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL) (text of orginal scam letter with header...) From: fr-mail-abuse@yahoo-inc.com
Monday, June 30, 2003 12:11 PM

Subject: Support Utilisateurs Yahoo! France (KMM53541184V93035L0KM)

Bonjour,

Nous vous confirmons la bonne réception de votre message.

Nous y répondrons dans les meilleurs délais.

Cordialement,

Equipe Abuse
Support Utilisateurs Yahoo! France

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Hello,

Thank you for your message. We will process it as soon as we can.

Regards,

The Abuse Team
Yahoo! France Customer Care

Tuesday, July 01, 2003 9:15 AM

Bonjour,

Nous avons bien pris connaissance de votre mail.
Thanks for contacting the Yahoo! France Mail Abuse Team.

We have taken appropriate action against this email address.

Thank you for working with us to keep Yahoo! a friendly email environment. In the future, if you receive an unwanted email message that appears to derive from a Yahoo! Mail account, please forward the message including original subject line, full Internet headers and full message body to us at this email address.

Nous restons naturellement ą votre disposition.

Cordialement,

Le Support Utilisateurs Yahoo! France

Looks like the good Dr. has some malpractice! Better check in....


THE COUNT

Tuesday, July 01, 2003 10:10 AM

Hey Dr. Tom,

Buddy ol' pal. I sent the apology.

What's next?

Returned undeliverable. Success! Have a good one Dr. Tom!


More to come?


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