DANGEROUS LIAISONS

updated sept 21

From a Kindly Contributor in New Zealand.

Starring:
GIDIEON ARAP MOI - scammer
TONY NIGEL - of ALLIANCE FINANCE & SECURITY SERVICES, London
versus
WALLY JERSEY-HEIFER - jetset playboy and international man of mystery, or simple farmer?
CHERYL A CROSS - Wally's lawyer

The real Gideon arap Moi: Reading between the lines, stealing Gideon arap Moi's identity is a bad idea. A very bad idea. Probably a fatally bad idea, if Gideon should ever identify who the scammer actually is.

Not that Gideon is all bad. He apparently has a deep and abiding love for his mother. Who died a month before this scamster began using his and his mother's identity in this con.

The intellect to discern these relevant facts is just a bit beyond our scamster's capabilities; not surprising though, since he can't even correctly spell the name his stolen identity! Oh dear!

A quick Google for "Gideon arap Moi" and "Gideon Moi" reveals (in amongst dozens of archived copies of scammer emails) the following links:
Gideon's father http://www.kenyaembassy.com/government/moi.htm
Gideon imprisoned! http://www.panapress.com/freenewspor.asp?code=por009762&dte=16/04/2004
  Google translation of above from Portuguese
What Gideon owns http://kenyasocialist.org/Links/How%20moi%20looted%20Kenya.htm
Gideon's mother dies http://www.eastandard.net/archives/august/sun01082004/headlines/news31070401.htm
Gideon gets teargassed http://www.newsfromafrica.org/newsfromafrica/articles/art_6088.html
Gideon in business http://www.suntimes.co.za/2002/12/29/news/africa/africa04.asp
Photo of Gideon's wife Zahra at an airshow http://www.misterseed.com/LATESTnews/OCTOBER/LATEoctober.htm

I did try to contact the real Gideon to put him onto Gidieon's trail, but never got a reply :-(

GIDIEON starts things off...

Note:

  • Mis-spelt name, original email address: could this person actually be an Italian?
  • Many grammatical and spelling errors ("Deposite" twice -- Italian? French?).
  • Sent one month after death of the real Gideon's mother
  • Incorrect family details: I'd say that no-one who has even been to Kenya is going to get it so wrong.
  • Different email address to reply to
GIDIEON ARAP MOI

From: GIDIEON ARAP MOI [gidieonarap@jumpy.it]
Date: Wed 1 Sep 2004
Subject: REQUEST FOR URGENT BUISNESS RELATIONSHIP

Dear Friend,

I am Gidieon Arap Moi, The son of the Former President of Kenya Mr Daniel Arap Moi. I came to know you in the course of my search for a reliable and GOD fearing partner, and i decided to contact you because i belive you are a reputable person and i feel you can help me and my Mother over this confidential matter. Icount on your intergrity and honesty to be able to handle this Buisness.

My Father, Mr Arap Moi was the Former President of Kenya, In East Africa. during his reign as the President, He had so many monetary dealing with a lot of transfering Funds to Foreign accounts in Europe,America and Asia. If you are really conversant with BBC News you can re-collect that there was a time it was reported by BBC that the President made Transfer of about USD$76.000.000(SEVENTY SIX MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) to Company's account that never existed or that were declared Bankrupt or Liquidated. for more information you can click on these websitess;
1) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3338023.stm
2) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3025878.stm

Above are just discovered transfers but there is one other deposit that the president directed my mother to place with a London Finance Company and the amount is USD$8.5 MILLION DOLLARS. And as the only Child of my Mother who is the 6th wife to my Father the President, He has given us the London Deposite as our share. the money is kept in Trunk Box and was registered as precious substances, Thus there is nobody that knows that it is money that is in the Box.

All the Documents with which the money was Deposited is with us (My Mother and I) I am looking for someone that is capable and willing to Travell to London or Brussels to recieve the Trunk Box of Money on behalf of my mother and I from the Security Company. If you indicate your interest in the transaction, I will provide you with all the documents of the Deposite with the London Finance Company as evidenceS. We need a Trustworthy and experince person that will help us to invest this money in your Country and take us as one Family and will also buy a House for us over there where we can live safely. we are expecting to hear from you, Please contact me through on mine Email address;chambers2000@bankersmail.com
Thanks for your Anticipated co-operation, Please include your telephone and Fax numbers in your reply.

Best Regard,
Gidieon Arap Moi


WALLY is helpful, sympathetic, wealthy, maybe greedy, and naive about scamsters! [The fax number was a real one (bit of a risk there) but no faxes were ever received for Wally]

WALLY JERSEY-HEIFER

To: chambers2000@bankersmail.com
Date: Wed 1 Sep 2004
Dear Gidieon,
Imagine my surprise! Your message was the first email I ever received. (I'm new to this Internet lark, you see).
It appalls me to see how your country has mistreated your father, mother and yourself. Also, as it happens, I am rather in need of some cash right now, so your proposition sounds most interesting. How can I help you recover your money?

Unfortunately, after recent storms, the telephone lines to my farm are down (can you believe it, the only way in and out is by my private helicopter!). However, you can send a fax to my company's head office at 0064 x xxx-xxxx, and I will collect it when I get there.

Yours sincerely,
Wally Jersey-Heifer

GIDIEON replies with a pretty much standard letter from yet another new email address. Better English this time.

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

From: "MR GIDIEON ARAP MOI" <gidieon@operamail.com>
To: jersey_heifer@someISP.com
Subject: INFORMATION NEEDED.
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 13:24:56 +0100

Dear Wally,
Thank you very much for your early response on our proposal and your concern on our family. Since your phone is not working now we can make use of your fax line when the need arises.
On the procedure of the Transaction, you will be required to proceed to London United Kingdom where the Fund was Deposited with the following Original Documents that we are going to send to you for the collection of the Fund on our behalf;
a) Certificate of Deposit.
b) Agreement between my Mother and the Finance Company.
c) Change of Ownership Certificate in your favour.
Therefore the expenditure that you are going to take care of will be the cost of your Flight to London, Hotel Lodging cost for two days and minimal service charge that the Finance Company will require you to pay before the collection of the Fund.
Kindly send down your full names and address which will be use in issuing you a new Certificate of Ownership that will enable you collect the Fund from the Finance Company.
Finally once you accept the above position and foward your full names and address, we will send you the Original Documents as stated above and also send the Power of Attorney to the London Finance Company authorising them to release the Fund to you.
We expect your urgent response on the subject matter.
Best Regard,
Gidieon Moi.



WALLY is a rich jetsetter; a wealthy businessman who isn't shocked by the amount of money involved, and familiar with documentation problems. A bit of bait... implied that he might even pay for Gidieon's tickets to London. For non-NZers, "Walter Peak" is a tourist sheep farm, and Milford Sound is on the West coast (relevant to Cheryl's address later), and in the middle of a rainforest National Park.

WALLY JERSEY-HEIFER

To: gidieon@operamail.com
Date: 3 Sep 2004

Dear Gidieon,
Thank you for your reply. This email thing certainly is the way to get things happening, isn't it!
London is excellent... as it happens, I'm flying to Europe next week to see the Formula 1 race at Monza. Do you think Michael Schumacher will win this one too?
Perhaps we could do our business in London some time in the week following that? Say 17th Sept? That would give me time to tour through France on the way to England. Now, I'm just concerned that you will be able to get all the arrangements made in time. Perhaps we should delay the meeting a little?
If you are going to send original documents, you will need to send them urgently by airmail if they are to arrive here before I leave for Europe.
What hotel do you usually stay at in London? Although I normally stay at the Dorchester, it has been too full of pop stars recently for my liking. Perhaps you could recommend a good hotel to me?
Now, I'm sorry to have to raise this when you're clearly a bit short of cash, but we really must sort this out before we go any farther... can you please tell me what my fee for this transaction will be? You mention that you will get $8.5M, so it seems to me to be only fair that, even though it really won't cost me very much at all, that I should get a percentage. In recognition of the use of my good name, and time spent, and so on.
I'm also a bit concerned... are you sure that you are able to get to London? I've heard that travel between Eurpoe and Africa is terribly expensive.

As requested, here are my details:
WALTER PEKE JERSEY-HEIFER
PONDEROSA RANCH
MILFORD SOUND RD-7
NEW ZEALAND
Please keep my fax number which I sent to you earlier confidential. This is the private fax in my company office, and used only for private communications with me.
Best regards,
Your friend
Wally


GIDIEON tries to hurry things along. Note mis-spelling of September (French? Italian?). Baits the hook (Hmmm 30% of US$8.5M would be about 2.5M). And all Wally has to do is pay over about US$20,000. And a particularly sharp Wally might be able to snatch the other $5M too! [Why do these scammer's use a phone number to verify?]

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

From: "MR GIDIEON ARAP MOI" <gidieon@operamail.com>
To: "Wally Jersey-Heifer" <jersey_heifer@someISP.com>
Subject: KINDLY CONFIRM THE RECEIPT OF THIS MAIL.
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 15:22:59 +0100

Dear Mr Walter,
Thank you very much for your detailed mail this morning and we have taken note of your Travel arrangement to Europe. we would have prefered your arriving London from Monday 6th of septembre so that you can conclude the Transaction before proceeding to see the formula 1 race at monza because we have intimated the London Finance Company that you will soon be with them in United Kingdom for collection of the money.

Out of the USD$8.5Million that you are going to collect from the Finance Company, 30% will be your own proceed in the Transaction, while you will keep 70% for our Family.

We have also enquired from the London Finance Company and they confirmed that you will be required to present the following before they will release the Fund to you;
a) Original copy of the Certificate of Deposit.
b) Original copy of agreement made between my Mother and the Finance Company.
c) Original copy of Change of Ownership Certificate in your favour.
d) 9,600 English Pounds as the service charge to be pay to the Finance Company.

Meanwhile we are going to collect all the Original Documents as stated above from our Attorney and they will be sent to you as attachment by scanning latest by tomorrow evening. we will also issue Power of Attorney to the London Finance Company authorising them to release the Fund to you on your arrival and on your meeting up with the above obligation which is the Finance Company only rquirements for the completion of the Transaction.
Finally there is absolutely need for you to provide a phone number where the Finance Company will reach you before your Departure to Europe.
Please send the phone number as you are responding to this mail.

Best Regard,
Gidieon Moi.


WALLY is worried (please reassure me, my friend!) but greedy. He's also a busy man, as befits a jet-setting businessman. And maybe a bit dodgy, evading taxes. And a bit of naughty boy, perhaps gay, to allow unseemly suggestions to appear later. Oh, and he wants a down-payment too!

WALLY JERSEY-HEIFER

To: gidieon@operamail.com
Date: 3 Sep 2004

Dear Gidieon,
Thanks for your reply. There are a few problems with what you wrote in your last letter:
There is absolutely no chance that I can be at London on 6th September. I have much work to do before I can leave here for Europe, and in fact I already have a meeting scheduled in Bahrain on the afternoon of 6th September. Life is still so busy, even though I'm officially retired! I'd like to continue with the date I originally suggested: 17th Sept.

I am concerned about this London Finance Company. Are you sure they will release the Fund for COPIES of the documents? I've always needed to present originals. And the service charge seems very high; I've never had to pay more than $1000 before. Are you sure this company is honest? Is some of this 9,600 pounds to be used to bribe someone perhaps? I certainly don't want to get caught in an illegal transaction!

YOU MUST SEND THE DOCUMENTS TO ME IMMEDIATELY. Especially if you are sending originals). I am leaving for Bahrain TOMORROW.
You absolutely MUST NOT call me. New Zealand Government is part of an International Spy Network known as Echelon (see   http://archive.aclu.org/echelonwatch/highlights.html for information), and MONITORS ALL INTERNATIONAL PHONE CALLS. If they find out about the Transaction, they will take more than half in taxes!

I am so looking forward to this trip to Europe. It will be the first holiday I have in over 3 months! And I am so looking forward to meeting you! Are you married? I am one of "nature's bachelors" and have never wanted to marry. If you are not married, I could take you out to some of the private London clubs. Even though I'm sure you are a man of the world, you will be able to see (and do) things you never heard of before!!!

Finally, I'm sorry to raise this again, but I must ask of you some small tokens of your honesty. Can you please send me a photograph of yourself, so that I can judge the honesty of your face? Secondly, it is customary in our country to pay half the fee in advance. This would obviously be a problem in this particular case, so can you please tell me how much fee you can pay in advance?
Best regards,
Wally


TONY appears. He's the man who has the money in London. Google can't find "Alliance Finance and Security Services" of course. His spelling (eg 'demurrage') and grammar is no better than Gidieon's. He does have a proper pounds symbol on his keyboard though. He'll pick Wally at the airport. What a nice guy! But he needs Wally to call him. [At first, I thought that Gidieon and Tony were both being played by the same person, but later it becomes clear that they were two separate people].

TONY NIGEL

From: Tony Nigel <alliancefinance2002@yahoo.co.uk>
To: jersey_heifer@someISP.com
Subject: YOU ARE NEEDED IN LONDON TO TAKE DELIVERY OF YOUR FUND.
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 20:09:52 +0100 (BST)

Att:Walter Jersey.
We are pleased to inform you that we have received instructions to verify and process for payment of the sum of $8,500,000.00 to you . We are glad also to inform you that your fund release advice is already with us and you are only required to come forward and sign necessary release documents to enable us serve you better as instructed.

You are by this notice required to come down to London as soon as possible to take delivery of the fund as it will attract a dumerrage of 50.00 a day after one week from the date of this notice.You are requiered to come with the sum of 9,600 to cover our administrative/handling charges for the delivery of the fund.

Apart from the fee of 9,600, you are required to submit to us photocopy of your International Passport and other relevant title documents particularly the change of ownership assigning the consignment to you to confirm that we are actually dealing with the bonafide consignee/beneficiary.
We shall be glad also to know your anticipated date of arrival in London to enable us make adequate arrangements to pick you up at the Airport and to arrange for your appointment on arrival.

Your urgent reply is hereby awaited by return mail through the undersigned or you can call on phone no: +44-795-111-3827.

Thanks and Regards,
Tony Nigel.
Payment verification officer.
London.


GIDIEON sends the first couple of "relevant documents". Note that Alliance Finance appears to produce its letterhead and certificates using a crapped-out old inkjet printer (has Gidieon not heard of Photoshop?). Note also their address "Church Barnn House Lane". And a Yahoo email account. And they've got Gideon's mother's name wrong too. A search of streetmap.co.uk confirms that there's no street in London with that name, and in fact the "RM35 7QL" post code is completely bogus.

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

From: GIDIEON ARAP MOI <gidieonarap@yahoo.com>
To: jersey_heifer@someISP.com
Subject: COLLECTION OF FUND.
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 09:51:23 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Walter,
I wish to inform you that we have Finally collected all the relevant Documents in respect of the said Fund Deposited with the London Finance Company.
We are also attaching the Documents which you will present to the London Finance Company before they will release the money to you. Meanwhile i will be sending you Certificate of Ownership of the Fund Tomorrow which will enable you to proceed with the Finance Company as the new Beneficiary of the Deposit.
By this mail you are therefore Directed to contact the Principal Payment Verification Officer at the below co-ordinates for the immediate collection of the Fund;

MR TONY NIGEL.
ALLIANCE FINANCE & SECURITY SERVICES
CHURCH BARNN HOUSE LANE UPMINISTER LONDON.
E-MAIL: alliancefinance2002@yahoo.co.uk
TEL; 44-795-111-3827

In case of any difficulty do not hesitate to contact us as quickly as possible. Kindly confirm the receipt of this mail.

Best Regard,
Gidieon Moi.

 



GIDIEON sends a chatty reply to Wally's chatty email. Same quality of English. Again he mis-spells September. Note Bahrain mis-spelt as 'Bahrin' which from Google seems to be the Arabic spelling. Reassurance is generous! He sympathises about the high charges. Scanned copies are not copies apparently, so they're OK, although photocopies are not. But time is of the essence! And must make that phone call. Gidieon isn't gay (curses, so much for that plan!) but, hey, he's a bit of man-about-town too! Woohoo! And there's a photo! He looks rich and a party animal (wine bottles on the table in front). But does his wife resemble the real Mrs Moi? You be the judge.

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

From: GIDIEON ARAP MOI <gidieonarap@yahoo.com>
Subject: KINDLY CONFIRM THE RECEIPT OF THIS MAIL.
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 04:45:27 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Walter,
Thank you very much for your mail on the Impending Transaction. since you can not make the trip by the 6th of septembre as we requested you earlier, why not use the period you will be in Bahrin to shuttle from middle east to London and get the Transaction concluded. you can also work out this your date of arrival issue with the Finance company once they contact you.

We are not sending you copies of the Documents since we are fully aware that the Finance Company can not release the Fund with only the photo copies. we have told the Finance Company that we are scanning the Original copies of the Documents to you and we have also sent the Power of Attorney authorising them to release the Fund to you on your presentation of your National Passport as a means of Identification. In this regard we request you to send in addition the details of your Natonal Passport specifying the Passport number and your date of birth because we need to forward the Information to the Finance Company too.
On the service charge that you complained of, i also argued it with the Finance Company and i was meant to understand that the amount(9,600 English Pounds) was because of the volume of the amount involved. they said the highier the amount, the highier the Service charge. and Lower the amount the lesser the Service charge. I will also advise you on your own to argue the same point with the Finance Company when you start communicating with them to see if they can reduce it to the bearest minimum that we can afford to pay.

The requested (9,600 English Pounds) is Official service charge you pay to the Finance Company and not bribe to collect the money that we deposited with them. As you requested i am also sending my Photograph( me andf my wife) though it looks funny since definitely we are going to meet. I am married with three kids but still casanova. I hope we will have time to spoil our selves a little in London.

Finally you need to arrange a Phone once you get into Bahrin, since the Finance Company must talk to you on Phone. Kindly confirm the receipt of this mail.
Best Regard,
Gidieon.



[Scam-o-note: at the risk of insulting the veteran reader's intelligence, we point out that a pic sent by the supposed G. A. Moi isn't necessarily of G. A. Moi, and really doesn't prove anything. And linking to BBC news stories does not make you the person mentioned in them. But you knew that.]


WALLY is in a hurry to catch his plane. But he replies to all the above emails, including 'inadvertently' including the photos in the replies so that mailboxes and dialup links will get clogged. Gidieon seems to have forgotten about the advance-fee request... a polite reminder.

WALLY JERSEY-HEIFER

To: alliancefinance2002@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Sat 4/09/2004 10:26 a.m.

Dear Tony,
I've just received your email, but I'm very busy as I'm off to Bahrain today. I will contact you again when I get there.
Regards,
Walter Jersey-Heifer

To: gidieonarap@yahoo.com
Date: Sat 4/09/2004 10:29 a.m.

Dear Gideon,
I don't have time to reply in detail right now, as I must leave for Bahrain soon. Will contact you when I get there.
REards
Walter

To: gidieonarap@yahoo.com
Date: Sat 4/09/2004 10:31 a.m.

Dear Gidieon,
Yes, I got this email too. Will reply when I get to Bahrain.
Please confirm that you will pay part of my fee in advance.
Regards,
Walter.


WALLY discovers that there's email access on the plane to Bahrain. What luck! Business-like to Tony, gentle complaint about money, paranoia about phones.

WALLY JERSEY-HEIFER

To: alliancefinance2002@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Sat 4/09/2004 7:34 p.m.

Dear Mr Nigel,
Thanks for your previous email. Aamazingly, these Emirates aircraft have satellite phones and faxes and email -- you're never out of touch any more!
I plan to be in London on 17th September to take delivery of the fund. I'll be arriving by train from France... more details on that later.
Can you please explain the sum of 9,600 pounds? This seems extraordinarily high to me. I've never paid anywhere near that much for release of funds.
I'll obviously be bringing my passport with me to London... you can photocopy it at your office if you wish. I will have the necessary documents with me when I pick up the consignment.
It is absolutely UNSAFE to discuss this by telephone. Are you not aware the Echelon Spy Network that the British Government is a member of? All International Phone calls in and out of Britain are monitored.
Regards,
Waler Jersey-Heifer.


WALLY emails Gidieon from the plane to Bahrain too. Business-like.

WALLY JERSEY-HEIFER

To: gidieonarap@yahoo.com
Date: Sat 4/09/2004 7:49 p.m.

Dear Gidieon,
Thanks for your email. You won't believe this, but Emirates now have satellite phones and faxes and emails and Internet and everything available on their airliners! It's wonderful. All the time normally wasted getting from place to place is now usable.

So I've now received the Certificate and Agreement of Deposit, which all looks perfectly clear to me. However, you haven't sent me the Certificate of Ownership yet. Can you please send that to me as soon as possible?
I've already had an email from Tony Nigel (he seems very efficient and organised). However, I'm concerned that you might have discussed this matter with him by phone call. If you have, then I will have nothing further to do with this deal. As I said, the Echelon Spy Network (of which the British Govt is a member) monitors all international phone calls. Please confirm that you HAVE NOT discussed this matter on an international phone call to or from the UK.

Your partner,
Wally


WALLY sends Gidieon a chatty email from the plane to Bahrain too. Email-naive. Busy businessman, with some kind of shady Iraq deal underway, and off to stash the proceeds in Switzerland. Bluster over fees. Then its playboy time again, but not gay now... a happy-homemaker wannabe. Note birth date: April Fools Day. More pointed reminder about advance payment.

WALLY JERSEY-HEIFER

To: gidieonarap@yahoo.com
Date: Sat 4/09/2004 8:47 p.m.

My friend Gidieon,
Yes, it's Wally again... I haven't yet figured out how to merge two letters into one, so I'll have to answer them separately.
You suggested that I should do a quick side-trip to London between 6th and 12th September. I will, if that is possible. However, it's not likely, since I'm going to Bahrain for discussions with an exile from a nearby Gulf state. Actually, it's a situation similar to yours, and of course most confidential. I must be careful what I write here... all these free airline drinks tend to make me talk too much! Anyway, I expect it will take a couple of days to conclude our business there, and then I will fly to Zurich, then rent a nice car and drive down to Monza for the Grand Prix.

My passport number is: A15892654
Date of Birth: 1/4/1942

Or should I just forward that directly to the Finance Company?
I think that service charge is outrageous; admittedly, they've stored your money for 5 years. But still, it's nearly 2,000 pounds a year. And they want extra for every day after 6th Sept! Bloody rogues. Don't worry, I'll be taking them to task over that!

Thanks for the photograph... you are indeed fortunate to have a beautiful wife and three children! What are their ages? How many boys? It's always been a disappointment that I've never found the right woman to marry, you know. (Of course, you'll understand when I say that it has been great fun trying to find the right woman, if you know what I mean! Don't worry, we will ensure that we have lots of fun in London. I take it that your wife won't be travelling with you then? (Actually, the way these air hostesses are leaning over me with their loose tunics... I think I might have a warm bed when I get to Bahrain!

Regarding phoning the Finance Company from Bahrain: there is no chance! My friend, you must be wary of the British, US, and other governments and their Echelon spy network. They monitor ALL phone calls in and out of their countries. It is just too dangerous when governments are hunting you. If I went to UK after such a call, MI6 and Special Branch would follow me everywhere. Be very, very careful with phones! If you have mentioned my name in any call to UK, then, friend or no friend, I won't have any part of your deal. Please tell me me you have not done this foolish thing!

Now, it grieves me to raise this amongst friends, but I must once again ask for a small token advance payment. Why are you ignoring this request? In all my life, I have never undertaken a task without some payment in advance. This is a rule that I have always lived by, and never will break. You and I are not poor. You can probably pay me $1000 from the money in your pocket. What is the problem with this?

Your friend and partner,
Wally


GIDIEON sends the all-important certificate of ownership. Its English seems about the same standard as Gidieon's. Note change of time-zone, and yet another new email address.

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

From: GIDIEON ARAP MOI <gidieonarap@yahoo.com>
To: jersey_heifer@someISP.com
Subject: CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP.
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2004 12:05:15 -0700 (PDT)
CERTIFICATE OF OWNERSHIP.



GIDIEON reassures Wally -- he hasn't made any indiscreet phone calls. And he's starting to argue about advance fees now.

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

From: GIDIEON ARAP MOI <gidieonarap@yahoo.com>
To: Wally Jersey-Heifer <jersey_heifer@someISP.com>
Subject: KINDLY CONFIRM THE RECEIPT OF THIS MAIL.
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2004 10:15:23 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Walter,
Thank you for your two mails, i am also sending you the new Certificate of Fund Ownership which the Finance Company has issued in your favour based on the Power of Attorney that we gave them. I am therefore advising you to proceed to the Finance Company with the three vital Documents and your National Passport. We have forwarded the details of your passport data to the Finance Company for further action on the matter. we do not have acces to any phone call making because as i have being telling you that we are fully aware that our Present Government are still monitoring all our telephone calls,movements and every Financial transaction. that is basically why we cannot asist you Financially because we are really handicapted. we are not fools to be discussing this kind of transaction with the Finance Company or any other person through phone. be rest assured of that.

On the payment of the required fee by the Finance Company, the possibilty of our asisting you to pay it is very slim because of our present condition which we have repeatedly told you. i am therefore advising you to contact the Finance Company and plead with them to see if they can give you a rebate so that you can pay the bearest minimum charge.

Note that all your travelling cost,hotel bills in London and the Finance Company fees will be deducted once you collect the Fund from the Finance Company before we share the Fund as agreed( 30%/70%). i anticipate your urgent response as usual.

Best Regard,
Gidieon Arap Moi.


TONY sends Wally a reply. He doesn't seem to be talking to Gidieon. Note timezone. All-caps... very important, I guess. Still insisting on a phone call.

TONY NIGEL

From: Tony Nigel <alliancefinance2002@yahoo.co.uk>
To: Wally Jersey-Heifer <jersey_heifer@someISP.com>
Subject: RE: YOU ARE NEEDED IN LONDON TO TAKE DELIVERY OF YOUR FUND.
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2004 11:58:51 +0100 (BST)
DEAR WALTER,
I RECEIVED YOUR MAILS BUT I DON'T UNDERSTAND YOUR REFERENCE TO THE EMIRATES AIRCRAFT AND THEIR PHONE AND FAXES. PLEASE CLARIFY.
I HAVE ALSO NOTED YOUR DATE OF COMING TO LONDON AND WE SHALL BE GLAD TO SEEING YOU AS SCHEDULED. I WILL LIKE TO HAVE A WORD OR TWO WITH YOU ON THE  PHONE BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL AS THAT IS PART OF OUR VERIFICATION EXERCISE BECUASE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PERSON WE ARE MEETING IS THE SAME  PERSON WE HAVE SPOKEN WITH ON THE PHONE. VERY IMPORTANT.
OUR CHARGES ARE NOT MUCH CONSIDERING THE VALUE OF THE CONSIGNMENT AND THE FACT THAT THE CONSIGNBMENT HAS BEEN WITH US FOR FIVE YEARS NOW. 9,600 FOR OUR ADMINISTRATIVE/HANDLING CHARGES IS QUITE REASONABLE AND THAT IS YOUR ONLY OBLIGATION TO US BEFORE THE DELIVERY OF THE FUND..
THANK YOU AND PLEASE CALL A.S.A.P.
REGARDS,
TONY NIGEL.
+44-795-111-3827.


I decided to let them sweat for a few days. Now GIDIEON is concerned. Where's Wally?

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

From : GIDIEON ARAP MOI <gidieonarap@yahoo.com>
Sent : Monday, 6 September 2004 11:59:51 p.m.
To : Wally Jersey-Heifer <jersey_heifer@someISP.com>
Subject : KINDLY CONFIRM THE RECEIPT OF THIS MAIL.

Dear Walter,

After my last mail to you we have not hear from you again on the impending transaction. Please if you are no more interested and financial handicapable of going to London and paying the required fees to the Finance Company for the collection of the Fund. kindly indicate so that we can withdraw the Power of Attorney we have issued to the Finance Company.

We need to look for alternative person who has the Financial capabilities to proceed to London and collect the Fund on our behalf.

Kindly respond as quickly as possible for my next line of action.

Best Regard,
Gidieon.
WALLY is back! Shady Iraq deal successful, now off to stash the proceeds in Switzerland. More pointed request for advance payment. [I was getting bored at this point, so I decided to introduce two 'cow' puns into each of Wally's emails. Also time to shake him up with a bit of reality regarding his mother's death.]

WALLY JERSEY-HEIFER

My dear Gidieon,
I must apologize for having been out of touch. Thank you for your concern. However, it's impossible to get access to the email from these God-forsaken Arab countries. Nothing but heat and flies and thieves and beggars and sand. Although I must say that they certainly know how to run an airline! It's damn good to be airborne again and heading for a civilised place.

Now, my Arab business will be over once I've been to Zurich, so I'll soon be able to moove on to continuing our transaction. And with a very successful arrangement made, the cash problems I mentioned earlier are well and truly over. It's luxury class all the way for me from now on!

Rest assured, I was never asking you for help in paying the Finance Company fees. What I am absolutely insisting on is that you must pay a down-payment on my fee in advance. A token amount of a few hundred dollars is all I ask. If you're going to have fun in London, you've got to have some cash in your pocket, old chap! Don't worry about the airfares and hotels and things... this Arab deal covers those very well indeed.

Now, I find I must offer you my condolences. I've just read in the International Herald-Tribune that your mother has died. I offer you my deepest sympathy. I can only assure you, that, as a good mother and wife, she will be in God's arms. I'm not sure what religion you are... would you be offended if I asked a priest to say a Mass for her? With candles and incense and palaver? This is a traditional thing to do when the loved one of a friend passes away. I will do my best to see that our time in London cheers you up.

I'm sorry, but I must now be a hard-hearted man of business. I'm concerned... does this affect our transaction. Now, with your mother the previous owner of the trunk dead, I'm worried that lawyers and government officials will get involved and make it difficult to free our money. Does Tony Nigel know of your mother's death? Perhaps, if he doesn't know, we could just go ahead with the transaction as if she were alive?

With sincerest sympathy,

Your friend indeed,

Wally.


WALLY sends Gidieon a sympathy e-card (herd-felt condolences on his moother's death). [This was a bit of a risk, because the e-card has a real IP address on it. A smart Gidieon would be able to figure out that this was sent from NZ, not Bahrain. To the card as big as possible to download, I chose an animated image (a penguin) and some MP3 music.

http://cards.e-cards.com/pickup/displayCard.pl?group=default&code=ca8612-tn-gidie&mailbox=86
 

GIDIEON accepts Wally's sympathies. Hurry to London! What are you doing in Zurich? Who are you really?

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

From: GIDIEON ARAP MOI <gidieonarap@yahoo.com>
Subject: KINDLY CONFIRM THE RECEIPT OF THIS MAIL.
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 04:50:56 -0700 (PDT)
Dear Wally,
Thank you very much for your well detailed mail after your long expected response on the impending matter. I understand you had a really experince of Arab life during your short stay over there.

Secondly i quite appreciate your deepest simpathy and concern over the death of our dear and loving mother, we still feel the pains but we have resign our faith in God who knew why she died this time around. our religion does not debar you from having the requested mass for the repose of her soul.

Thirdly Mr Tony Nigel is not yet aware of her death. even if he later gets the information, that will never be a problem because my Mother stated that i am the next of kin. Though i still feel the pain, her death will not stop the Transaction since the collection of the Fund from the Finance Company and the investing our own share wisely will asist greatly in achiving her life time ambition.

It would have please me if there is a possibilty of your flying into London this week so that the transaction will be concluded. Finally do you mean you are flying through Arab nation and Zurich just for fun sake? if it is buisness, what kind of buisness is that please. I asked this questions because i remembered vivdly that you told me that you are a farmer.

I anticipate your urgent response.

Best Regard,
Gidieon Arap Moi.


WALLY is annoyed with Gidieon. Ask for a reply e-card. [this would give me Gidieon's real IP address, so I can track him down] Insist on a downpayment. It's decision time for Gidieon.

WALLY JERSEY-HEIFER

Gidieon,
Firstly, I am becoming frustrated with you. You continually ignore my request for a down-payment on my fee. I have explained over and over that that is the ONLY way that I do business. Now, are you going to pay me my fee downpayment or not? Yes or No? I was going to London to do you a favour. To help you and your family out. If I have not herd from you before I leave Monza on Sunday, then as far as I am concerned the whole transaction is off and I will return directly to New Zealand.

Secondly, whether I am in Zurich for fun or business is my own concern, and none of your business. I have told you that I will collect the Trunk from London on 17th September, and that is what I intend to do. Why are you so interested in my affairs? I told you in confidence that I was travelling to Switzerland; I hope you have not passed this private information on to someone else.
Thirdly, I resent the implication that I have misled you. I have never said that I was a farmer. I did say that I live on a farm, which is true. Not that this is any of your business either, but I am a businessman... I told you that I have a company and an office and so on.

Fourthly, I sent you a "condolences" e-card. In my country is is considered EXTREMELY RUDE not to reply with a "thank you" e-card. Why have you not done this small thing?

IN SHORT:
WHY ARE YOU BEING RUDE AND NOSY AND SUGGESTING THAT I AM A LIAR AND DISHONEST?
WHEN WILL YOU PAY ME MY DOWNPAYMENT?

Awaiting your next bulletin with interest,
Walter.

GIDIEON is ready to pull the plug :-( He's still pretending that the transaction is real, but he's back to insisting on a phone call.  [Online ad placed for a non-existent house in Hereford giving Tony's cellphone number -- hopefully Tony will be getting lots of phone calls]

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

From : GIDIEON ARAP MOI <gidieonarap@yahoo.com>
Sent : Thursday, September 9, 2004 3:12 PM
Subject : IMPENDING TRANSACTION..

Dear Wally,

I thougth initially we were dealing with some body that is really interested in the transaction but from your todays mail it is now very clear that we were wrong. I am very sorry to continue to say that becuase of our present position we can not send you any down payment as you have been requesting.

Therefore if you decide not to go to London to collect the Fund because of our non payment of your down payment, there is no problem. now that we have discovered that you are not really interested on the suceesfl of the conclusion of the transaction, I have no option other than requesting our Lawyer to withdraw the power of Attorney issued to the London Finance Company. other issues you raised have nothing to do with the conclusion of the transaction, therefore I'm not ready to respond to them.

Finally if after going through this my short mail and you deen it feet for us to continue this transaction then you must provide us with your phone number so that the Finance Company will dicuss with you. if you are not comfortable with us any longer, i say bye bye and wish you good luck in your other endevous.

Kindly confirm the receipt of this mail.

Regards,
Gidieon.


[Time to change tack... I'm obviously not going to get and money out of Gidieon. Perhaps a trophy photo?]. WALLY confesses... he's a simple farmer from Milford Sound, wealthy but desperate for money. But suspicious. Need some proof of box's contents.

WALLY JERSEY-HEIFER

Dear Gidieon,
I must take the bull by the horns and apologize to you. You are indeed perspicacious in recognizing my foolish attempt at tricking you. (How did you guess this so quickly?)

Let me try to explain: I am in reality just a farmer from Milford Sound. I felt that dealing with an obviously rich and powerful man such as yourself, I needed to appear to be somewhat rich and powerful myself. I haven't actually left New Zealand, because I am still working through the process of mortgaging one of my farms to raise the necessary money and the airfare to London. I do desperately need my share of the Fund so that I can pay back taxes that the NZ Government is threatening to imprison me for. This is of course a false charge, but the Government are so corrupt here, you would not believe!
I have booked the cheapest airfare that I could find (Air India, despite the fact that they treat their passengers like cattle). I will be arriving at London on flight AI6301 at 1755.

I hope you can forgive me, my friend.

However, I am still concerned about the honesty of this firm in London. Maybe they will try and fool me when I claim the Trunk? Or maybe they have already stolen the money? Can you please send me a photograph of the trunk? Preferably so that the money inside can be seen, and with you (or your wife) in the photograph. Please make sure that the photograph is nice and clear so that it is possible to properly identify the trunk.


Yours apologetically,
Wally Jersey-Heifer.


GIDIEON is still ready to pull the plug, but unsure. Claims to be 72 years old, presumably to get some extra credibility. Note that this would make his father 8 years old at conception... talk about precocious!

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

From: GIDIEON ARAP MOI <gidieonarap@yahoo.com>
To: Wally Jersey-Heifer <jersey_heifer@someISP.com>
Subject: IMPENDING TRANSACTION..
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 05:21:59 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Wally,
I've gone through your mails and i'm suprised to understand that you tribalizing a serious buisness transaction. In life there is need for one to face realities. there is nothing wrong if you come out and say that you do not have the financial capabilities on handling this kind of  transaction. so on this very note i am strongly advising you to search your consince and confirm to me that you can raise the necessary fund for the Finance company charge and your air fair to London for the imidiate conclusion of the transaction.

There is no way the Finance company would have tempered with the Fund or stolen it as you are suggesting. we can do you the greatest favour by instructing the company after your payment of thier required fees and presentation of your identification documents to allow you cross check the content of the trunk box in thier presence before you take the delivery. Even if you need thier help they can also asist you to open account with one of thier Bankers for the deposit of the Fund in your own name. then from the new account you can make a subsequent transfer to your new zealand final account.

Wally, you should realise that i am more than 10 years older than you and at my age i know when to take issues serious and when to joke. therefore send us your phone number we have been requesting so that the finance company will have chart with you before your departure. for the finance company and i the reasons for you're not providing your phone number is still unbelivable.
Kindly confirm the recipt of this mail.
Best Regard,
Gidieon.


WALLY replies [oops, forgot to record this email]... The discrepancy between Gidieon's claimed age and his photo is too obvious to ignore... please explain. Not a Coward, but veals need for proof of trunk and money (photo requested). Photos of Milford Sound cathedral (actually Milan Duomo) and memorial service (a Jewish wedding ceremony, including star of David on ceiling) to prove sincerity.



GIDIEON continues, but his heart isn't really in it now. No photo of trunk. No explanation of age. Some bluster.

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

From: GIDIEON ARAP MOI <gidieonarap@yahoo.com>
Subject: IMPENDING TRANSACTION..
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 09:56:25 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Wally,
Thank you very much for your mail on the impending transaction. From your said mail, i discovered that i fed in tribalising instead of trivialising. therefore giving a different meaning to what i had in mind. i meant that from the mail in question that it looked as if you were giving little worth to the transaction.

Mr Walter i will advise you to strongly make up your mind on this transaction and live all these unnessecary rhetorics that will not advance us to the swift and sucessful completion of the transaction. it seems we are really begging you or desperate in involving you in the transaction, if you know you don't have financial muscles to handle this transaction, kindly open up so that we can stop so far. one thing that is very clear is that the Finance company are still insisting on having voice discussion with you before your arrival. therefore if you prefer coding system as you suggested i will advise you to iron out that aspect with Mr Tony Nigel.

Please let it be very clear to you that we did not take any photograph of the trunk box before the deposit and i will not fly to London to go and take a photograph with the box. the idea even sounds incredible and also seems foolish and childish. what is the point of that since we have given you all the title documents for the collection of the Fund.

Finally make every effort to see that you are in London latest by mid of next week with a required fee and all the title documents so that you can collect the Fund without any hitch.

Kindly confirm the recipt of this mail.

Best Regard,
Gidieon.

[I'd about given up, so I threw a spanner into the works just to see what would come out]. Via the magic of Sharpmail, TONY sends a message to GIDIEON (pity about the automatically-generated footer).

TONY NIGEL

Send To : gidieonarap@yahoo.com
Appear From (Email): alliancefinance2002@yahoo.co.uk
Appear From (Name): Tony Nigel
Subject : Jersey-Heifer

What's going on? Is he coming to London or not?

Sort this out immediately!


[No response to the above, so I have one last attempt to keep it alive.] WALLY has died in strange circumstances. His lawyer (Cheryl A Cross = Charolais Cross, another cattle breed) writes to Gidieon and Tony asking what's up, and claiming all the money! Will they try and scan Cheryl?


CHERYL A CROSS

Gidieon Arap Moi
Kenya

Dear Mr Arap Moi,
I am writing to you regarding the demise of MR WALTER PEKE JERSEY-HEIFER, whose estate I represent.

I understand from documents in his possession that he was involved in a business transaction with you, regarding the effects of your late mother. Can you please email me with details of this transaction, so that I can wind Mr Jersey-Heifer's effects.

You will no doubt be hearing from Interpol and Detective Chief Inspector Murray Grey of the Milford Sound police in due course, as he pursues his investigations. Although it is clear to me that Mr Jersey-Heifer's death was self-inflicted, the police suspect foul play; they believe that an experienced farmer like Mr Jersey-Heifer would not have trapped himself in his milking machine (See photograph).

Yours faithfully,

Cheryl A. Cross
LLB, QC, BSE




CHERYL CROSS

MR TONY NIGEL.
ALLIANCE FINANCE & SECURITY SERVICES
CHURCH BARNN HOUSE LANE UPMINISTER LONDON.
E-MAIL: alliancefinance2002@yahoo.co.uk
TEL; 44-795-111-3827

Dear Mr Nigel,
I am writing to you regarding the demise of MR WALTER PEKE JERSEY-HEIFER, whose estate I represent.
I understand from documents in his possession (attached) that your company is in possession of a trunk belonging to the late Mr Jersey-Heifer's effects. Can you please arrange for freighting of this trunk to my office (419 Ocean Sunrise Boulevard, Milford Sound).
You will no doubt be hearing from the London police and perhaps Detective Chief Inspector Murray Grey of the Milford Sound police in due course, as they investigate Mr Jersey-Heifer's death.
Yours faithfully,
 
Cheryl A. Cross
LLB, QC, BSE

But the Lads are milked for yet more...

Bizarre! It looked like the game was over, when, totally unexpectedly, Gidieon replied to Tony's Sharpmail message!! Why does Gidieon address Tony as "Dear Moi"? Looks like Gidieon's real name is perhaps John Ozuome? It looks like Moi/Tony is scamming John/Gidieon into doing the 419.

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

Dear Moi,

To get to London,i must go through immigration and to do so,needs tangible information and enough proofs to beat their questions.I FOUND WHAT YOU EMAILED ME AS NOT TANGIBLE ENOUGH to tackle the situation.If there is any way you can assit with the documents for processing the VISA,please forward them to me i will be more than glad. John.

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We need your comment and advice.

From Ozuome.

Tony Nigel wrote: What"s going on? Is he coming to London or not?Sort this out immediately! http://www.sharpmail.co.uk - "Live in your world, email in ours" Send "fake" email for free! Remove this footer by upgrading.


That first Sharpmail worked well, so I threw another spanner in: TONY and GIDIEON via Sharpmail both send this message (with appropriate editing) to each other. Hopefully this should fan the flames of confusion.

TONY NIGEL

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

Dear John,

I have had call from Police! I told them nothing. They are coming to see me. This Jersey-Heifer person was real. What should I do?

Moi.


No response, so one last try: via Sharpmail again, TONY and GIDIEON both send this message to each other.

TONY NIGEL

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

 Why are not in London?.


Whoa! Another hit! This time TONY replies.

TONY NIGEL

To : gidieonarap@yahoo.com
From : alliancefinance2002@yahoo.co.uk
Subject : Re: What is going on?

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS MAIL?


Another try via Sharpmail to sew some dissension: TONY and GIDIEON both send this message to each other.

TONY NIGEL

GIDIEON ARAP MOI

I have had enough of this buisness. Please send me my money.


After several days, there's still no response to the above, so I guess it's all over.

To aggravate things a bit more, I've emailed the London Met Police and British Telecom with Moi/Tony's phone number to hopefully get it disconnected. And I'll get Yahoo to kill their email accounts.


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