YOU ARE NOTING BUT A FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Lou Sindor is back! His other recent exploits include THE BAIT THAT WOULD NOT DIE, NOT A PRAYER and SLAM DUNK.

Another beast of a bait for your enjoyment, with some strangeness
Another months-long bait that included some new twists, at least for me. A casual chat about mechanized farming in Nigeria, an attempt to bribe me into letting them send their "money" to someone else (?) and a whole lot of confusion in chat and email. Poor lads...they were SO close to getting paid.

The players in our drama include:

Good guy:
Lou Al Sindor - retiree living on the remote island of Molokai (where cell phones don't work, scanners seem to fail and the power goes out at the most inopportune times)
Carl Hiney - Bank of Hawaii, looking out for Lou's interests

Bad guys:
Abu Usman Bello, representative of the High Commission (of what, we're never told... and his name changes often as he gets more and more confused)
Ben Mark Jr., Delivery Agent

(My comments are in parentheses. Enjoy.)


Mr. Abu Bello

ATTENTION:- BENEFICIARY,
THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR FUNDS HAS BEEN PROGRAMMED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INTO YOUR NOMINATED ACCOUNT BUT WE CAN NOT TRANSFER THIS FUNDS $15.5MILLION US DOLLARS DIRECTLY TO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT, BECAUSE WE ARE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) SO OUR METHOD OF PAYMENT IS BY OUR DELIVERY AGENT TO DELIVER THE FUND TO YOUR HOUSE ADDRESS.
NOTE:- THAT EVERY ARRANGEMENT REGARDING YOUR CASH PAYMENT THROUGH CASH DELIVERY HAS BEEN MADE, NOTE ALSO THAT YOUR FUNDS HAS BEEN PACKAGED LIKE A CONSIGNMENT.
BE INFORMED THAT OUR SPECIAL DELIVERY AGENT HAS TO OFFICIALLY ASSIGN ONE OR TWO OF ITS OFFICERS/DELIVERY AGENT DOWN TO YOUR COUNTRY IN ORDER TO DELIVER THE CONSIGNMENT AT YOUR DOORSTEP.
WE WANT YOU TO SEND YOUR DIRECT MOBILE PHONE AND YOUR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS, ID-CARD OR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT TO US IMMEDIATELY, SO THAT AS SOON AS THE DELIVERY AGENT ARRIVE IN YOUR COUNTRY THEY SHALL CALL YOU IMMEDIATELY TO NOTIFY YOU OFFICIALLY OF THEIR ARRIVAL.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO RECEIVE YOUR DETAILS INFORMATION TO ENABLE US SECURE THE CLEARANCE DOCUMENT FROM FEDERAL HIGH COMMISSION IN YOUR NAME BEFORE THE DELIVERY AGENT WILL MOVE THE FUND TO YOUR HOUSE.
YOURS FAITHFULLY,
MR.ABU BELLO

(Pretty standard stuff, but you never know what you'll get when you cast out a line amid the fish.)

Lou Sindor

Did this go to the right person?

Lou

Mr. Abu Bello
I receive your mail concerning what you ask,Did this go to the right person?yes once i secure the document which will back you up the fund will be deliver to you,please kindly forward your details information to enable me secure the clearance document before the fund will be deliver to you
Lou Sindor
This is pretty hard to believe. That is a LOT of money.
Are you sure?
Is there any documentation of this?
Lou
Mr. Abu Bello
Dear Lou,
I am very happy to inform you that i have secure the clearance documents in your name,which will back you up when the fund deliver to you,you will not have any problem with the authority After our meeting today i will tell you new step concerning to move the fund.. Here is the copies of the documents for you to view and for keeping record Meanwhile,i will advice you to reach me through my direct phone number +234-8035374804 for important discussion. Thanks and waiting to hear from you. Mr.Abu Usman Bello.

(This was accompanied by some poorly hacked jpeg files, which had simply "Lou" in the pay-to-the-order-of line. Time to abuse the lad about his quality control...)

Lou Sindor
Are you kidding me? You put only my first name on these forms?
Is this some kind of joke?
Lou
Mr. Abu Bello

Highlights are for the benefit of the scam-o-challenged.

Dear Lou,
Acknowledging the receipt of your email, which was well noted. This is to inform you that we had a meeting with the Delivery Agent office today, so your fund have been packaged as a consignment and for your information the Delivery Agent that will be bringing the consignment down to country is not aware that there is money involve in the consignment and if they does the fund might be diverted, so only you and the bank Director are aware of this development and be advised to keep this a secrete.
So the fund in question, which they want to deliver to you, is $25 Million and your details information's have being forwarded to the Delivery Agent and when they arrive country they will reach you on phone to let you know that they are arrive in country, be advised not to entertain any fear immediately you hear from the Delivery agent.
For your information, note that all relevant documents, which back the consignment, have secured and in tight, so you do not have to worry yourself for any thing. Also be advice to keep the sum of $5,200 dollar with you, because immediately the Delivery Agent arrives they will call you on your phone to meet them for the fee to enable them settle with the airport Authority to clear the consignment at your Airport before it will be delivered to you.
Finally, the Delivery Agent has left today to your country and as soon as they get there they will call you on your mobile number, so do make sure that you are around and keep your phone on. So immediately you reach them you keep in touch with me so that i will advice you on what to do.
Meanwhile,i will advice you to reach me through my direct phone number +234-8035374804 for important discussion.
Thanks and waiting to hear from you.
Mr.Bello Usman

(By the way, this is the SAME cell phone number that was part of a long and hilarious bait: PLEASE DON'T BE WORRIED [http://www.scamorama.com/eliza_briggs.html] )

From an Eliza Dane adventure of May 2006! Coincidence? Or inscrutable fate?

Lou Sindor
First, you ignored my question...the form you sent only had my first name on it, which means it's worthless.
Second, I don't have a phone at this point, so will have to rely on email.
Lou

(Maybe THAT will get him off his script...)

Mr. Abu Bello
I WAS INFORM BY DELIVERY AGENT THAT HE HAVE ARRIVE YOUR COUNTRY AND HE WAS CALLING YOUR PHONE NUMBER WITHOUT GOING THROUGH,PLEASE KINDLY CONFIRM YOUR PHONE NUMBER WITH YOUR ADDRESS
Lou Sindor
Then your pal is lying to you. I didn't give anyone a phone number.
What the hell?
Lou
Mr. Abu Bello
I HAVE CORRECTED THE MISTAKE FROM THE CLEARANCE DOCUMENT BEFORE THE FUND MOVE TO YOUR COUNTRY,PLEASE DO RECONFIRM YOUR HOUSE ADDRESS WITH YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO ENABLE THE DELIVERY AGENT REACH YOU BECAUSE HE HAVE ARRIVE YOUR COUNTRY SINCE

(Yup...script abandoned. Playtime...)

Lou Sindor
As I said, I do not currently have a phone...why do you keep asking me for something I do not have? Lou
Mr. Abu Bello
YOU CAN RECONFIRM YOUR HOUSE ADDRESS
Lou Sindor
Here you go:
XXXXXXX Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748

(Just a made up address in the middle of nowhere...)

What happens next? Lou
Mr. Abu Bello
I receive your detail address you sent and i have forward your details to Mr.Mark the delivery agent and he promise that he will contact you today to enable you send the fee for the clearing of the consignment from airport before he will deliver it to your house address. Once you receive the consignment do let me know so that i will send to you the PIN NUMBER for the consignment because the delivery agent did not have the pin number for the security reason.
Mr. Abu Bello
How are you today?i am very worried that since i sent you mail uptill now i did not hear from you to know if you have send the money with the account number given by the delivery agent Mr.Ben Mark or not. If you did not make the payment,make sure that you send the money today with account number given to you because delivery agent will leaving today or tomorrow so that he can settle with airport authority before he will deliver your consignment/fund to your house address. Meanwhile,do not fear to receive the fund because i have secure the clearance documents that back you up when the fund deliver to you,you will not have any problem with the authority because the documents is back you up. Thank and waiting to hear from you today.

(And I return this with silence, just to set the hook a bit.)

Mr. Abu Bello

(I let him stew for a bit longer...and he sent the same thing again. Lazy lad...)

How are you today?i am very worried that since i sent you mail uptill now i did not hear from you to know if you have send the money with the account number given by the delivery agent Mr.Ben Mark or not.
If you did not make the payment,make sure that you send the money today with account number given to you because delivery agent will leaving today or tomorrow so that he can settle with airport authority before he will deliver your consignment/fund to your house address.
Meanwhile,do not fear to receive the fund because i have secure the clearance documents that back you up when the fund deliver to you,you will not have any problem with the authority because the documents is back you up.
Thank and waiting to hear from you today.
Diplomat Ben Mark

(Meanwhile, the second lad has appeared and the abuse has begun. Poor little guy just can't seem to get anything to work. What a pity...)

Dear Lou Sindor
I am Diplomat Ben Mark, who is in charge of your consignment from Fidelity Trust Bank Nigeria.
However, i arrived safely yesterday in united state of America and i am presently in Michigan.
I want you to know that you are to send the sum of US$2,500 to me for the clearance of your consignment from the Customs.
You are advised to direct the payment via western union via the below information
Receiver's name: JAMES WILSON
Address: NOVI MICHIGAN.
You are advise to send to me or call any of these two
numbers:940-560-5446 or 704-765-6497 for the mtcn or reference number immediately after making the payment.
Regards
Ben Mark Jr
Lou Sindor
I'm sorry, but I don't have access to Western Union where I live. How else can this be accomplished?
Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark

Dear Lou Sindor
Below are western union offices in your country one of these offices must be close to you.

Western Union Hours & Locations in Aiea 98-199 Kamehameha Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Aiea 98-1277 Kaahumanu Street Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Ewa Beach 91-1401 Ft Weaver Rd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Ewa Beach 91-896 Makule Rd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Haleiwa 66-190 Kemehameha Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Hilo 266 Makaala Street Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Hilo 2100 Kanoelehua Ave Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Hilo 200 Kanoelehua Ave Ste 104 Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Hilo 250 Kinoole St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Hilo 111 E Puainako Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honokaa 45-3577 Mamane St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 4725 Bongainville Dr Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 421 Nahua St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 888 Kapahulu Ave Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 1450 Ala Moana Center Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 848 Ala Lilikoi Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 2150 Kalakaua Ave Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 1670 Makaloa St Ste 204 Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 500 Nimitz Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 2230b Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 4561 Salt Lake Blvd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 2013 North King St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 377 Keahole St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 1960 Kapiolani Blvd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 820 W Hind Dr Ste 101 Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 565 Halemaumau St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 3536 Harding Ave Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 1460 S Beretania St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 435 Atkinson Dr Suite B Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 1734 Kalakaua Ave Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 901 River St Ste 102 Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 2855 E Manoa Rd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 1279 S Beretania St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu Bldg 880 Aliamanu Drive Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 1206 South King Street Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 2312 #A1 Kamehameha Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 505 Kapahula Ave Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 2370 Kuhio Ave Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 1360 Pali Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 2005 Kalia Rd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 438 Hobron Ln Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 710 N King St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 1620 N School St #106 Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 2939 Harding Ave Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 2215 N School St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 1505 Dillingham Blvd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 1121 S Beretania Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Honolulu 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kahului 90 Kane Street Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kahului 330 Hoohana St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kahului 170 E Kamehameha Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kahului 360 Papa Pl Ste F Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kahului 424 Dairy Road Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kahului 180 E Wakea Ave Ste L Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kailua 200 Hamakua Dr Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kailua 153 Oneawa St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kailua 25 Kaneohe Bay Dr Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kailua 75-5595 Palani Road Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kailua 108 Hekili Street Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kailua Kona 74-5465 Kamakaeha Ave Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kailua Kona 74 5540 Kaiwi Street Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kailua Kona 74-5565 Luhia St Ste B1a Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kailua-kona 75-1027 Henry St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kalihi 1419 Dillingham Blvd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kamuela 65-1158 Mamalahoa Hwy Ste 8a Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kamuela     68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr Ste 200 Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kamuela 67-1185 Mamalahoa Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kaneohe 46-065 Kamehameha Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kaneohe 45-480 Kaneohe Bay Drive Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kapolei 92-585 A Mukakilo Dr Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kapolei 91-590 Farrington Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kaunakakai 109-C Alamalama St     Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Keaau 16-586 Old Volcano Rd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Keaau 16-573 Old Volcano Road Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kealakekua 79-7432c Mamalahoa Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kihei Kihei Town Center Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kihei 1295 S Kihei Rd #D Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kihei 1310 S Kihei Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kihei     277 Pi'Ikea Ave Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Kurtistown 4809 Highway 11 Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Lahaina 4405 Lower Honoapiilani Rd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Lahaina 1221 Honoapiilani Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Lahaina 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Rd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Lahaina 5095 Napilihau St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Lahaina 345 Keawe St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Lahaina 878 Front St #6b Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Laie 55-510 Kamehameha Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Liliha 414 N School St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Mililani 95-221 Kipapa Drive Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Ocean View 92-8701 Hawaii Belt Rd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Pahoa 15-2660 Keaau Pahoa Rd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Pearl City 719 Kamehameha Hwy Ste A101 Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Pearl City 897 Kamehameha Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Pearl City 1089 Waimano Home Rd Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Pukalani 55 Pukalani Street Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Pupukea 59-720 Kameha Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Schofield Barracks Bldg 364 Foote Ave Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Wahiawa 45 N Kamehameha Hwy Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Wahiawa 823 California Ave Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Waikoloa 69-250 Waikoloa Beach Dr Ste A-5 Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Waikoloa 68-1845 Waikoloa Rd Unit 106 Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Wailuku 790 Eha Street Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Wailuku 758 Lower Main St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Wailuku 300 Maalaea Rd Ste 102 Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Waipahu 94-1040 Waipio Uka St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Waipahu 94-825 Lumiaina Street Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Waipahu 94-910 Moloalo St Phone:
Western Union Hours & Locations in Waipahu 94-144 Farrington Hwy #113

visit the close office to you and send the money immediate so that i can clear the consignment and deliver it to you.

(Yup, he really did go to the time and trouble to search for and pass on EVERY Western Union office in the entire "country" of Hawaii. Darn helpful, except for one little issue...)

Lou Sindor
Thanks for that list, but I don't think you understand...NONE of those are available to me. I'm on Molokai, all of those are on Oahu (a completely different island). There is no office "closest to me" unless I grow flippers and swim.
When I bought my truck, I was able to send the money straight from my bank to the dealer's bank. Would that work for this?
Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
Dear Lou Sindor

Call any of this company to give you an agent in your area that you can meet to send the money to me as i do not want any account in united states.
You can also make the payment through online just use your card log in to the western union website and you will see the instruction on how to make payment through online
Foodland Pukalani #24 55 Pukalani Street Pukalani, HI 96768 808-572-0674
7eleven #54275 565 Halemaumau St Honolulu, HI 96821 808-373-7112
Foodland Aina Haina #3 820 W Hind Dr Ste 101 Honolulu, HI 96821-1851 808-373-2222
Safeway #0205 1060 Keolu Dr Kailua, HI 96734 808-266-5200
Regards
Ben Mark Jr
Diplomat Ben Mark

(The above was sent at the same time as my claim to have no office available, so then I got an alternative.)

Dear Lou Sindor
You can transfer the money into this below account if you can not see any western union or Money gram outlet in your island
Bank Name: citibank New York
Address:111 wall street New York NY 10043 USA
SWIFT code:XXXXXXX.
Routing No:XXXXXXXX
Account No:XXXXXXX
Beneficiary name:XXXXXXX
Please scan the payment slip to me immediately after making the payment.
Regards
Ben Mark Jr

(Bingo...fresh bank account information for sending to those who can see that it gets investigated and shut down. Mission accomplished...now to see just how much confusion I can cause...)

Lou Sindor
Thank you, I will get to the bank as soon as I can.
Lou

(And then a chat window pops up from yet another email address. Fun!)

9:32 AM
ben: how are you sir
this is Ben Mark
9:34 AM
me: Hi
ben: AM
fine
i hope the account i sent is ok
me: Why would it not be?
ben: no it is ok
9:35 AM
i mean since you requested an account and i gave it to you
me: I will be able to get to the bank in a few hours, so I assume the transfer will be completed by Monday
9:36 AM
ben: ok that is ok so what is your time now
9:30
me: in the morning
ben: saturday mormning?
9:37 AM
or friday morning
me: Friday...where are you?
ben: AM
in Minchigan now but by monday i will be in new yirk i cAM
e to deliver some consignment here in Michgan (Since all of his other emails originated in Lagos, Nigeria I'm assuming this is bogus.)
me: You'll still be able to confirm the transfer, right?
9:38 AM
ben: yes once the payment is make you scan the payment slip to me then i will use it to confirm it
me: Won't you get some indication on your end? Why would you need my receipt if you'll have your own?
9:40 AM
ben: the recipt is an evident that a payment was made intoi the account
me: Right...but you'll HAVE the money, so why do I need to send anything?
9:41 AM
ben: it it must you send it because i have to document it for record purpose
me: If you say so...
9:42 AM
ben: and you have to document a copy too because once i deliver the consignment to you our auditor will call you to know if i charge more than what is requred
9:43 AM
me: Interesting, that's good to know
ben: that is why i have to get a coopy to confirm the payment and also for record purpose
me: Okay
9:44 AM
ben: which airport is close to you becuase i will not waste time to deliver your consignment toi you once the payment is confirmed
9:46 AM
me: That's a little complicated, since you have to fly to Honolulu and then catch a small plane from there to Kaunakakai on Molokai
ben: not complicated at all i AM
used to air
9:47 AM
i will get to honolulu from there take a small plane to Molokai
me: I think you can fly non-stop to Honolulu from New York
ben: yes
9:48 AM
me: Okay, have to go now. I'll get to the bank around lunch time
ben: ok
Diplomat Ben Mark

(And then I just disappeared for a bit to make him sweat. Let the pleading begin and the confusion escalate...)

Dear Louis Sindor,
I hope that yoiu are in peaceful condition today
However, i have not heard from you ater our chat on friday.
Have you made the payment? if yes please forward me the payment slip.
Regards
Ben Mark Jr

Lou Sindor
Ben,
I have made the transfer and attached the receipt from the bank. Please confirm that the funds arrived.
What happens next?
Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark

(The attachment is massive, and totally unreadable garbage. So sad...)

Dear Louis Sindor,
I got your email but i try to open the attachment you sent but it is empty.
Try try and scan the receipt again and send it to me.
Regards
Ben Mark Jr
Lou Sindor
I checked on this end again and it opens just fine. What software are you using?
It's not empty...it's a pretty big file.

Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
Rescan and save it with JPEG

Regards
Ben Mark Jr
Lou Sindor
Here, try this one

(This one was even larger...and no more readable. Bummer.)

Diplomat Ben Mark
Dear Lou Sindor
I am through with the delivery and i checked my mail i did not see any slip. i am seriously waiting for the payment slip please.
Regards

Ben Mark Jr
Lou Sindor
Did you not open the attachment I sent? I re-scanned it for you.
Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
Dear Lou Sindor
I am sure you do not know how to scan a document so i will advise you get somebody to do it foir you.
There is no way i can get the payment you made without the payment slip so i will advise you to get somebody and do it for you.
You know that i have limited time to spend here in united states so the ball is in your court.
In the slip there is a reference number on the slip you can email that to me first while you get somebody that will help you so send the documents to me.
Regards
Ben Mark Jr

(Ah, yes, the panic is beginning to set in. He can smell the cash, but he can't seem to get his hands on it.)

Diplomat Ben Mark
Dear Lou Sindor
which of these below programes did you save the slip with after scaning it
Coral draw
Bitman Image
page maker
microsoft office world document
Coral Photo paint.
Japeg

I have all these in my laptop so i think you have to save it with any of the above.
However, email me with the reference number of the payment slip first.
Regards
Ben Mark Jr

(And again, I ignore him...until several days later when a chat window pops up. Can I swing him in a circle yet again?)



10:02 AM
ben: hi
10:03 AM
i did not hear from you again
me: I'm trying to find a scanner that will work for you. All my stuff is too old, I think
10:05 AM
ben: ok you can take it to a near by office ask the secretary there to scan it for you so you will send it from there
10:07 AM
me: Funny. You don't seem to understand where I live! There's not much here that would qualify as an "office" and definitely no secretaries!
ben: ok
10:08 AM
ben: but you have an office
ben: do you have a fax mechine
me: No, there are no phone lines on this side of the island.
me: And my office is just a spare bedroom
ben: ok
10:09 AM
ben: okare you with the slip there with you now
ben: ?
10:10 AM
me: No, I don't have it with me right now
Diplomat Ben Mark
Dear Louis Sindor
I think i have gotten the solution to this problem.
Take the slip to the bank where you made the payment, then ask them to scan the slip and send it to your email box then you will forward it to me from your email to me
Regards
Ben Mark Jr

(Genius...pure genius. This lad is a THINKER.)

Lou Sindor
I'll give it a try, but our bank is really only one person and a computer at a window. I'll go visit her and let you know how it goes.
Lou

6:17 AM
ben: hi what is really happening
6:18 AM
me: what do you mean by that? I'm working on it...it's still very early in the morning here
ben: ok
6:19 AM
your consignment is what is holding me here in united states (Time to throw a little wrinkle in, just to see if it'll gain any traction.)
me: patience...we'll get this all done. you know what it is, right?
6:20 AM
ben: how do you mean
me: the consignment...you know what it is?
ben: no my duty is to deliver you the consignment
me: you're a smart guy...you must have figured it out
6:21 AM
ben: but it was registered as fAM
ily valuable items why did yoiu ask
6:22 AM
me: just curious...it seems that Ali is using you. What do you get out of all this?
ben: what do youmean by use he contracted our company for the shipment
me: okay...never mind
ben: ok
6:23 AM
so why have you not been able to scan the payment slip from the bank for two days now
6:24 AM
ben: see on the slip thereb is a number called reference number check it and give it to me

(Oops...I disappeared. What a shame, just when he was about to get the information he needed!)


(Two days later and as soon as I open Gmail, he's on me like a bad haircut...)


8:23 AM
ben: hi
me: yes?
ben: i asked you to send me the reference number on the slip
8:24 AM
me: and I told you it was early in the morning here...the bank hasn't even opened yet
ben: but the slip is with you just check in the payment slipyou will see the reference number on it
8:25 AM
me: hold on, let me go find it
8:27 AM
you mean the one in bunches of five digits? Looks like a total of 20?
8:29 AM
ben: yes
8:30 AM
me: that's one whopper of a reference number...sheesh
8:31 AM
10293 84756 15263 06958
does this mean you don't need a scan any more?

(If you think I typed that in at random...you're right.)


8:32 AM
ben: i need it this is just like a tracer to know if the payment was made
which name do you use when making the payment
me: okay, let me know when you have confirmation
ben: i mean who made the payment
me: what do you mean?
8:33 AM
ben: the sender is it you? LOUIS SINDOR
me: of course...who else would it be?
ben: OK I WILL FORWARD THE NUMBER BUT PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THE SLIP TO THE BANK SO THAT THEY CAN SCAN IT FOR YOU
8:34 AM
me: I'll get to that when I can today. the bank opens soon
ben: OK PLS YES THAT REMINDS ME I NEED YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER
8:35 AM
IS VERY INPIRTANT FOR EASY COMMUNICATION
me: I don't have one. There's little or no signal here anyway
8:36 AM
ben: THEN CAN BANK EXIT IN THAT KIND OF AREA
me: fiber optic cable, I would think. It's not much of a bank. Haven't you ever heard of Molokai? Kalaupapa, Saint Damien, all that?
8:37 AM
ben: YES I HAVE HEARD ABOUT IT PLEASE CHECK THE DATE YOU MADE THE PAYMENT
me: Well, that's my home. Kaunakakai is the "big city" and really has only one street
8:38 AM
AM ben: OK
8:39 AM
me: I sent it on the 24th, like I told you. That's when I sent the slip that you seemed to have trouble opening
ben: OK
8:41 AM
SO
8:42 AM
me: ??
ben: SO HOW IS LIFE

(He's VOLUNTEERING to waste his own time? Wow...)

me: quiet out here, big waves this weekend. Should be fun
8:43 AM
I'm too dang old for a surfboard, but I body surf and stay in shape
ben: OK
8:44 AM
me: what else do you do besides all the travel for the courier company?
ben: I AM INTO MECHANIZED FARMING
8:45 AM
AM me: what the heck does that mean?
8:46 AM
ben: I AM INTO FARMING
8:46 AM
me: farming I understand...what's the "mechanized part"?
ben: I HAVE POULTRY FIRM, I HAVE FISHERY AND ALSO HAVE OCRHARD
me: wow...where?
8:48 AM
ben: IN AFRICA
me: that's not very specific...africa is a pretty big place
ben: OK Nigeria
8:49 AM
me: then you probably know about remote living, but not as remote as me
8:50 AM
ben: yes
me: cool...time for me to head to the bank
8:51 AM
ben: ok best of luck
me: thanks bye

(Yeah...that was weird.)

Lou Sindor

(And now, back to our friend Mr. Usman, waiting impatiently for an update.)

Yes, I sent the money to Mr. Mark.
Has he contacted you yet?
Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark

I am very happy today to hear from you that you have sent the money to Mr.Mark,i will advice you to proceed with him so that he will deliver the consignment/fund to you.

Please once you receive the consignment, do let me know so that i will send you the Pin Code Number which you will use to open the consignment.
Once again, thank you for your effort you make so far in this transaction.

(It seems as though there are two lads trying to keep this going as there are two distinct writing styles. Nice of them to allow me to waste both of their time, don't you think?)

Diplomat Ben Mark

HOW ARE YOU TODAY MY GOOD FRIEND?I WRITE TO KNOW IF MR.BEN MARK HAVE DELIVER YOUR CONSIGNMENT YESTERDAY OR NOT,PLEASE KINDLY GET BACK TO ME TO ENABLE ME SEND TO YOU PIN CODE NUMBER, WHICH YOU WILL USE TO OPEN THE CONSIGNMENT ONCE THE CONSIGNMENT IS DELIVER TO YOU.

I REPEAT, DO NOT LET MR.BEN MARK KNOW THE CONTENT OF THE CONSIGNMENT IS MONEY FOR THE SECURITY REASON,IF HE ASK YOU WHAT IS THE CONTENT OF THE CONSIGNMENT,DO TELL HIM IS RAW MATERIAL,BECAUSE WE DID NOT DISCLOSE THAT THE CONSIGNMENT CONTENT WITH MONEY.

THANK AND WAITING FOR UPDATE TODAY.

Lou Sindor
Are you sure he's not aware of the content of the boxes? He's jerking me around claiming that he can't open the receipt attachment that I've sent to him TWICE.
I'm not sure if I should believe him, since it opens just fine for me.
Do you trust him completely?
Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
How are you today my good friend?i was inform by delivery agent Mr.Ben Mark that the payment slip receipt you sent to him did not open,please kindly send the payment slip receipt to me so that i will open it and forward it to him.
I will advice you to try to see that you do that immediately,because the delivery agent have little time to stay before going back,so that he will deliver the consignment before going back by tomorrow.
Yes he did not know the content of the consignment,and Mr.Ben Mark is very good man you should not fear for any thing,once he confirm your payment you sent he will deliver the consignment to you.
Thank and waiting to receive your payment slip receipt.
Lou Sindor
Here's the attachment I sent him. I can open it just fine.

Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
I receive the attachment you sent to me,but the attachment did not open. Meanwhile,i will advice you to go to business centre with your payment slip receipt and ask them to help you scan it before sending it to me,so that the payment slip receipt will be open.
Take note that Mr.Ben Mark can not confirm the payment you make without seeing the copy of your payment receipt to enable the bank release the payment to him,so that he will settle with airport authority before coming to your house address to deliver the consignment to you.
You should know that Mr.Ben Mark did not have any time again to spend,you are advice to see that you scan the payment receipt today so that it will open.
Lou Sindor
We've spoken and he can damn well take whatever time is necessary.
And there's no "business center" here. I live on an island, for fuck's sake.
What is WITH you people? Have a little patience.
Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
Please my good friend it is very important that you look for some where to Scan the payment slip receipt and send it so that the bank will confirm your payment today,or you can send send payment slip receipt teller number to enable the bank confirm the money immediately.take note that you are the person that delaying this transaction now and if the delivery agent go back all our effort will be in vain,i will advice you to see that you scan the payment slip receipt today and send it to me.
Diplomat Ben Mark
How are you today my good friend?i am very worried that i sent you mail before to know if you have scan the payment slip receipt as i instruct you or not,please kindly get back to me today because Mr.Ben Mark is planing to go back today,and it is not good on our side that he go back without deliver the fund to you.
You should kindly try to see that you scan the payment receipt if you know that you make the payment as you said,and also reach me today.
Diplomat Ben Mark
PLEASE IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED AGAIN TO DO THE BUSINESS TRANSACTION WITH ME,DO TELL ME SO THAT I WILL LOOK FOR ANOTHER PERSON WHO IS CAPABLE BECAUSE I CAN NOT ALLOW ALL MY EFFORT TO BE IN VAIN.
DO SEND ME POWER OF ATTORNEY AND SIGN THAT YOU ARE KNOW LONGER THE BENEFICIARY OF THE FUND AGAIN,SO THAT I WILL LOOK FOR NEW PERSON WHO HE/HER WILL BEAR THE BENEFICIARY SO THAT THE FUND WILL BE DELIVER TO THE PERSON.
I AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU.
Lou Sindor
Have a little patience, please. We had a power outage over the weekend, so things got a little delayed.
Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
OK.
Diplomat Ben Mark
I WRITE TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I AM WAITING TO RECEIVE YOUR POWER OF ATTORNEY TODAY TO ENABLE ME CHANGE YOUR NAME OF DR.KUMAR AS THE NEW BENEFICIARY OF THE FUND.
PLEASE KINDLY SEND THE POWER OF ATTORNEY AND SIGN THAT YOU HAVE AUTHORIZE HIM TO CLAIM THE FUND ON YOUR BEHALF.
Lou Sindor
Why would I have some stranger claim MY money?
What are you trying to pull? The fee has been sent to your bank. What's going on here?
Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
I RECEIVE YOUR MAIL,AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT SINCE YOU CLAIM THAT YOU MAKE THE PAYMENT WHICH WE TOLD YOU TO GO TO YOUR BANK FOR THEM TO HELP YOU SCAN YOUR PAYMENT RECEIPT AND FORWARD IT TO US, UP TILL NOW YOU DID NOT DID IT,PLEASE YOU SHOULD GO AHEAD AND SEND ME POWER OF ATTORNEY TO ENABLE ME GO TO THE COURT TO SWORD AFFIDAVIT OF CHANGING OF OWNER TO DR.KUMAR WHO IS CAPABLE TO DO THIS TRANSACTION WITH ME.
I WANT TO FINISH THIS TRANSACTION WITH YOU BEFORE BUT YOU DID NOT BE TELLING ME THE TRUTH,YOU DID NOT MAKE ANY PAYMENT, YOU ARE JUST TELLING ME THAT YOU MAKE ANY PAYMENT WHICH IS NOT TRUTH.
Lou Sindor
What? Payment was made...the money is no longer in MY account. Are you trying to rip me off here, claiming you can't read the receipt? What are you trying to pull?
And why would I give you power of attorney?
I'm getting concerned about my money.
Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
HOW CAN I BELIEVE WHAT YOU SAY THAT YOU SEND THE MONEY WITHOUT SENDING YOUR PAYMENT RECEIPT, WHICH I WILL USE TO CONFIRM IF YOU MADE THE PAYMENT AS YOU CLAIM OR NOT.
IF YOU SEND ME THE COPY OF PAYMENT SLIP THROUGH ATTACH I WILL SEE IT, AND THE MONEY YOU SEND WILL RETURN BACK TO YOU,I AM GIVEN YOU ASSURANCE THAT IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU MAKE THE PAYMENT,DO GO TO YOUR BANK WHERE YOU MAKE THE PAYMENT AND TELL THEM THAT YOU WANT THEM TO HELP YOU TO SCAN YOUR PAYMENT RECEIPT TO YOU AND SEND IT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX FOR YOU TO FORWARD IT TO ME,SO THAT I WILL CONFIRM IF YOU MAKE THE PAYMENT OR NOT.
RIGHT NOW I HAVE SEE SOMEONE IS CAPABLE TO FINISH THIS TRANSACTION WITH ME ONCE THE PERSON RECEIVE THE FUND, I WILL GIVE YOU $5,000 FOR YOUR CONCERNING BEFORE,PLEASE KINDLY SEND THE POWER OF ATTORNEY SO THAT DR.KUMAR WILL SEND THE FEE TO THE DELIVERY AGENT TO ENABLE HIM SETTLE THE BILL FROM AIRPORT BEFORE HE WILL DELIVER THE FUND TO DR.KUMAR.
Lou Sindor
As I said, I will indeed go to the bank to try to work this out.
$5000? What are you talking about?
Lou

(He actually offered me money to give him power of attorney to shift his non-existent funds to a non-existent person? That's a new one...)

Diplomat Ben Mark
IF YOU REAL MAKE THE PAYMENT AS YOU SAY YOU CAN GO TO THE BANK TO SCAN YOUR PAYMENT RECEIPT AND SEND TO ME TO BE SURE.
Lou Sindor
That's what my plan is, please have some patience here. I have to go to the other side of the island for this.
Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
YOU SHOULD DO THAT IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE OUR TIME IS VERY SHORT

(And another lag in time...)

Diplomat Ben Mark
I AM WAITING TO RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT RECEIPT AS YOU PROMISE SO THAT I CAN CONFIRM IF YOU HAVE MAKE THE PAYMENT AS YOU SAID.
Lou Sindor
Have a little patience, friend. This is a small island and the bank hours aren't exactly regular. Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
I RECEIVE YOUR MAIL,AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE ONE THAT DELAYING TO RECEIVE THE MONEY YOU CLAIM THAT YOU PAY,YOU SHOULD GO AHEAD AND SCAN THE PAYMENT RECEIPT AND SEND TO ME SO THAT I WILL CONFIRM THE PAYMENT YOU CLAIM THAT YOU SEND TO THE ACCOUNT AND RESEND THE MONEY TO YOU FOR YOU TO SEND ME POWER OF ATTORNEY SIGN THAT YOU ARE GIVEN DR.KUMAR OF INDIA TO CLAIM THE FUND ON YOUR BEHALF.
PLEASE WHATEVER THING YOU ARE DOING TO SCAN THE PAYMENT RECEIPT TODAY AND SEND TO ME FOR ME TO CONFIRM YOUR PAYMENT YOU SEND BEFORE RETURN BACK YOUR MONEY TO YOU TO ENABLE ME HAVE THE POWER OF ATTORNEY FROM YOU.

(You can almost hear the desperation...the money is slipping through his grubby little fingers.)

Lou Sindor
You sure are panicky about all this...it turns out that it's Columbus Day here and the banks are closed, so we'll have to wait until tomorrow to get them to help me.
Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
I RECEIVE YOUR MAIL CONCERNING WHAT YOU SAID THAT THERE IS HOLIDAY TODAY IN YOUR COUNTRY, AND YOU WILL GO TO THE BANK YOU MAKE THE PAYMENT FOR THEM TO HELP YOU TO SCAN YOUR PAYMENT RECEIPT.
YOU ARE ADVICE TO SEE THAT YOU GO TO YOUR BANK BY TOMORROW TO ENABLE THE BANK HELP YOU TO SCAN THE PAYMENT RECEIPT AND SEND IT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX FOR YOU TO FORWARD IT TO ME SO THAT THE BANK CAN CONFIRM YOUR PAYMENT YOU SEND.
THANK AND WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU BY TOMORROW WITH YOUR PAYMENT RECEIPT.
Diplomat Ben Mark
I write to remind you once again that i am waiting to receive your payment receipt today as you promise so that the money you paid will return back to you.
Lou Sindor
Is that what's going on? I spoke to the Manager at the bank and he said that the money HAD been returned, but specified that the account on your end was on some sort of "administrative hold". Do you know what that means?
This is really, really confusing.

Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
YOU ARE FULLY YOUR SELF NOT ME
Diplomat Ben Mark
YOU ARE NOTING BUT A FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
Lou Sindor
What kind of crap is this? I'm trying to send YOU money and running into problems and you're calling me a fool?
Why?

Lou
Diplomat Ben Mark
BECAUSE YOU DID NOT SEND ANY MONEY AS YOU CLAIM
Lou Sindor

(Looks like the jig is up, but let's take one last stab at it with an email from the "bank")

ALI,
Good thing the manager is an old friend. She was good enough to send me the message below.
Have you spoken to Ben Mark about this? Are you sure he's not up to something?
How about you stop with the name-calling so that we can get this done.
Lou


--------Forwarded message--------
From: Carl Hiney, Bank of Hawaii, Kaunakakai Branch
Date: Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 10:38 AM
Subject: Wire transfer cancellation
To: loualsindor@xxxxxxxxx

Mr. Sindor,
As you requested, the details of the wire transfer cancellation are as follows: Ref #: 10293 84756 15263 06958 to account 36145842 located at Citibank, 111 Wall St., NY, NY via SWIFT code CITIUS33 was rejected by the receiving entity due to the current account status of "hold". No other details were provided. As we discussed, I recommend that you confirm the account details and status with the transfer's intended recipient.

Kindest Regards,
Carl Hiney
Bank of Hawaii
208 Ala Malama Ave
Kaunakakai, HI
(808) xxx-xxxx

Bank of Hawaii values its customers and is committed to protecting customer privacy. View our Consumer Privacy Notice (PDF) or our Consumer Do Not Call Policy Statement (PDF).

Lou Sindor
Did you not get the message I forwarded from the bank?
What's going on?
Lou

(And then silence. All in all, great fun and a huge waste of lad time...which is just the way I like it.)

 

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