SOMEONE'S LIFE IS ON THE LINE HERE

updated may 23 2013!

Lou's latest contribution is worth reading closely, especially toward the end, where the conversation takes a surprising turn. For anyone who's read Adaobi Nwaubani's absorbing and beautifully written book, "I do not come to you by chance", it will feel eerily familiar. Maybe the Lad read the same book? Or maybe he's an Archetype from the archetype factory...

Lou S1ndor's most recent appearance in TROUBLE IN PARADISE (an eleven-month bait) is but one of many, including YOU ARE NOTING BUT A FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL, SLAM DUNK, and most recently THE BATTLE FOR THE BANK.

And now for Lou's introduction!


Some of the same players, but a whole new twist!

Another multi-month bait that wandered into some very strange territory. Delays upon delays, bank account information grabbed, the return of Marty the evil attorney, a lad that thinks he's going to get a massive payday and a confession that business is not good and all he really wants to do is go back to school (and pay for his twin brother's operation, of course). It's particularly enjoyable to follow the lad's demise from a leader in the banking industry to a whining child in his mid-20's. The begging near the end is really quite pathetic ... and very, very funny.

The good guy
LOU AL S1NDOR - rich retiree on the beautiful island of Molokai

The bad guys
CARLTON COLE - Public Relations Officer at British Petroleum
PETER HOWARDS - Barclays Bank

The REALLY bad guy
MARTIN McS0RLEY, Esq. - greedy attorney with offices on Molokai and Oahu

Enjoy!


CARLTON COLE

(The message ... followed the typical, "You've received a grant" spam bomb which I replied to confirming that my email was indeed still active.)

BRITISH PETROLEUM,
1 St James's Square
LONDON SW1Y 4PD,
United Kingdom.

Dear Beneficiary,
In response to your mail received in which you have confirmed that your email is still active, be informed that several notification mails have been sent to your email address before, but you never responded to them.
I am Mr. Carton Cole, Public Relation Officer for the British Petroleum 2013 Grant awards. The notification mail you received was to inform you that you have been chosen by the board of trustees of the British Petroleum Oil Company as one of the final recipients of a cash Grant/Donation of £4,000,000.00 GBP (Four Million Great British Pounds Sterling) for your own personal, educational, and business development. Your email address ermerged as one of five lucky email addresses that won the sum of £4,000,000.00 GBP(Four Million Great British Pounds Sterling) each. Your e-mail was probably obtained from one of the several Web sites from which different email addresses where extracted from to conduct an electronic ballot draw. The BP started up this program to show the world that they have the concern for the well being of the human race at heart, and to show the world that they are truly sorry for the last oil silage that occurred in the gulf of Mexico.

(Oil silage ... that's actually very funny.)

The BRITISH PETROLEUM YEARLY GRANT, has been establishedby the Multi-Million groups and now supported by the British Government, United States Government and the European Union (EU) was conceived with the objective of human growth, educational, and community development and energy service to all. Our affiliate paying bank to this program has remitted £4,000, 000.00GBP each to the other 4lucky winners in their different countries and in your category. Your £4,000, 000.00GBP is still available with the affiliate paying bank and you will dully be informed of the right proceedings through which your funds is to be remitted to you. For now, you are required to provide the below Data of yourself, to enable the processing and release of the documents that will be required and requested by the paying bank to remit your funds to you.

Full Name:
Complete Address:
Nationality:
Direct Phone Number:

As soon as your above requested data is received, Your Grant Certificate will be processed and issued out in your name. You will be informed via email and phone call as soon as it is done, so that you can contact our paying bank with the documents for them to remit your £4,000, 000.00GBP(Four Million Great British Pounds Sterling) to you.
It is understood that you will be very happy to have been selected as a recipient for this program. To avoid double claims that could lead to disqualification of your email address, you are strictly advised to keep this notification confidential for the main time until your £4,000, 000.00GBP(Four Million Great British Pounds Sterling) has fully and dully been remitted to you by the bank.

On behalf of the Grant Team, I say congratulation to you and I wish you good luck.
Yours in service,
Mr.Carton Cole.
Public Relations Officer.
2013 British Petroleum Grant Team

LOU AL S1NDOR

Sir, this is the first I've heard of this, I hope it's really meant for me!

Lou
CARLTON COLE

Attention: Lou S1ndor,
Congratulations once again on behalf of the British Petroleum Compensation Board as your grant claims documents has been processed. It is believed that your grant amount will be put into good use for community, educational and business developments. On Behalf of the Screening Committee of the Donation Board, I wish to formally inform you that you successfully passed the Email Screening and Verification Matching Test conducted for the five online winners in your Category. Hence your grant certificate has been issued out in your name, you are therefore cleared to receive the grant donation of £4,000, 000.00 GBP (FourMillion Great Pounds Sterling) from our paying bank.

Your ID number once again is (BP-233-344-322-A2012).
All necessary documents that will facilitate the clearance of your payment at our remittance Bank has been processed and the clearance documents has been approved on your name. You are to immediately contact the paying bank for swift transfer of your £400,000,000.00 grant amount to your nominated bank account without delay.

(I love the extra zero or two ... now it's $400M?
Look out, Warren Buffet, here I come ... !)

We have approved the payment of your grant amount to be transferred to you. Below is our paying bank contact information here in the United Kingdom, you are to send an email to them requesting that you are one of the recipient for The BRITISH PETROLEUM GRANT/DONATIONstating your ID Number,Tel number, Name, Address.

Note that your ID number must be sent to the Bank correctly to enable them confirm the documents sent to them by this office.
Use the below information's to contact our paying Bank via email asap: -

=======================================================
Barclays Bank PLC: 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP.
Remittance Officer: Mr. Peter Howard
Email Contact: barclaystransferdept.fund@careceo.com
Contact Number: +44-703-593-7009
+44 703-199-7359
=======================================================

You must state that you have been directed to contact him by the claim officer in charge of your stated fund, and that you require the bank to facilitate the transfer of your funds via bank to bank wired transfer, ok?

All the necessary documents needed to transfer your funds will be processed as soon as you contact the Bank and do provide them every necessary information needed for the transfer.

NOTE: Do not fail to update me with all your dealing proceedings with the Barclays Bank Plc until you finally receive your funds.

(As a matter of fact, I DID fail to update him. He didn't seem to care.)

Please act quickly, to enable the bank to facilitate the processing of your funds.

Best Regards,
Mr. Carton Cole,
BP 2013 Grant Team.

LOU AL S1NDOR

Lou dutifully contacts the 'banker'.

Barclays,
Please see below...I'm a little confused by all of this...is it real?

(I forwarded the whole pile of Carton's messages along with this, of course.)

Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

... and in comes Banker Lad!

Barclays Bank Transfer Dept
Barclays Bank Plc ® Transferring Money Online In One Minute
BARCLAYS BANK PLC
REGISTERED IN ENGLAND. REGISTERED NO: 1026167.
REGISTERED OFFICE: 1 CHURCHILL PLACE,
LONDON, E14 5HP. BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOU S1NDOR,

WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF YOUR EMAIL REQUEST FOR YOUR £4,000,000.00GBP GRANT AMOUNTS FROM THE BRITISH PETROLEUM OIL COMPANY. WE HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED A MANDATE EMAIL FROM THE FIDUCIARY AGENT INSTRUCTING US TO REMIT YOUR GRANT AMOUNT TO YOU; HERE IS WHAT YOU MUST DO BEFORE YOUR FUNDS CAN BE TRANSFERRED INTO YOUR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY. BE INFORMED THAT FUNDS DOMICILED IN AN ESCROW ACCOUNT CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED TO A BENEFICIARY'S ACCOUNT, UNTIL THE REPRESENTING BANK (BARCLAYS BANK PLC), IN THIS INSTANCE FORMALLY OPENS A NEW ACCOUNT IN FAVOR OF THE BENEFICIARY IN OUR BANK TO RECEIVE THE FUNDS FROM THE UK CENTRAL BANK FOR ONWARD TRANSMISSION TO THE BENEFICIARY'S BANK ACCOUNT IN HIS OR HER COUNTRY.

WE HAVE OPENED AN ACCOUNT IN YOUR NAME FREE OF CHARGE; WE WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR FUNDS OF £4,000,000.00GBP WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM THE ESCROW ACCOUNT IN CENTRAL BANK UK AS SOON AS WE CONFIRM YOUR LOCAL BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS. SO THAT WE CAN TRANSFER YOUR FUNDS INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WITHIN THE NEXT 24HRS.

(Rats. Back down to a measly $4M. Easy come, easy go.)

NOTE THAT IN ORDER TO REMIT YOUR FUND TO YOU; WE HAVE TO DO IT THROUGH NORMAL BANKING PROCESS OF TRANSFERRING OF YOUR FUND OF £4,000,000.00GBP ONLINE INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. YOU ARE TO SEND YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS FOR PROCESSING OF TRANSFER IMMEDIATELY. WE WANT YOU TO CONFIRM YOUR BARCLAYS BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION BELOW:
ACCOUNT NAME: LOU S1NDOR
BANK NAME: BARCLAYS BANK PLC
ACCOUNT NO: 045-833-2179
SWIFT CODE: BBSIMEMM
TRANSFER CODE: 087007BBX
YOUR REFERENCE: BTF9037596A
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
WEBSITE: WWW.BARCLAYS.CO.UK

YOUR FUNDS OF £4,000,000.00GPB WILL BE TRANSFER FROM YOUR BANK ACCOUNT (INFORMATION ABOVE) TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY ASAP:
ACCOUNT NAME:
CONTACT ADDRESS:
MOBILE NO:
BANK NAME:
ACCOUNT NO:
SWIFT CODE:
BANK ADDRESS:
BANK PHONE NO:
COUNTRY:

YOU WILL ATTACH YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR DRIVER'S LICENSE OR ANY LETTER OF IDENTIFICATION TO US FOR VERIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION SO THAT WE CAN BE ABLE TO TRANSFER YOUR FUNDS TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY.

NOTE YOU'LL HAVE TO FOLLOW OUR INSTRUCTION BIT BY BIT, TO PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM YOU TO FACILITY THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND AND BE INFORMED THAT WE CANNOT SEND YOU A CHECK BY MAIL OR WHAT SO EVER TO AVOID LOOSE OF FUND TO THE RIGHT BENEFICIARY. WE HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO REMIT FUNDS TO BENEFICIARIES VIA BANK TO BANK TRANSFER. TAKE NOTE THAT WE HAVE NO BUSINESS CONTACTING YOUR BANK FOR DETAILS, YOU ARE TO REQUEST INFORMATION NEEDED FROM YOUR BANK REGARDING THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND AND BE DISCREET ABOUT THIS TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND UNTIL IT HAS BEEN REMITTED TO YOU TO AVOID AN UNAUTHORIZED CLAIM OF YOUR FUND.

WHEN YOU SEND YOUR BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS TO US, WE WILL COMMENCE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND IMMEDIATELY.

WE UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAVE TO TAKE A SECOND THOUGHT ABOUT THIS, DUE TO THE HIGH RATE OF INTERNET FRAUD. AS A LEGITIMATE AND REPUTABLE BANK WE WILL NEVER HAVE OUR BANK NAME INVOLVED IN ANY FORM OF SCAM ACTIVITY. WELL WE ASSURE YOU THAT THIS IS FOR REAL AND IF THERE IS ANY EVIDENCE YOU NEED TO IN ORDER TO HAVE TOTAL TRUST IN US DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK FOR IT. BUT IF YOU FEEL YOU CAN'T CONTINUE WITH THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUNDS, NOTIFY US SO WE CAN SEND YOU YOUR DISCLAIMER FORM TO FILL.

PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT BARCLAYS BANK PLC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE PAYMENTS/TRANSFER IF ANY IRREGULARITIES ARE NOTICED
WE AWAIT YOUR URGENT RESPONSE, REGARDING TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND.

YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
TELL-+44-703-593-7009
FAX-+44 8447 743 944

LOU AL S1NDOR
This is all quite a surprise and yes, I am a bit concerned about it.
Surely you have some documentation supporting this?
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

Jan 14
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOU S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE HAVE TO CONFIRM THAT WE ARE DEALING WITH THE RIGHT BENEFICIARY OF THE SAID FUND. BY PROVIDING THE NECESSARY DETAILS BEFORE FURTHER INFORMATION.
AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE.
MR. PETER HOWARD.

LOU AL S1NDOR

You don't seriously expect me to send you my banking information with no proof, do you?

Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
Barclays Bank Transfer Dept

ATTENTION: LOU S1NDOR,
WE ARE NOT ASKING YOU TO SEND YOUR BANKING INFORMATION FOR PROOF. WE NEED THE BELOW DETAILS FOR VERIFICATION:
FULLNAME:
ADDRESS:
NATIONALITY:
DIRECT PHONE NUMBER.
WITH THE ABOVE DETAILS WE CAN VERIFY IF YOU ARE TRULY THE RECEIPT OF THE SAID FUND.
AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE.
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR
to Barclays Okay, that makes a lot more sense! FULLNAME: Louis A. S1ndor ADDRESS: PO Box 47758, Kaunakakai, Molokai, Hawaii 96748 (not a real address) NATIONALITY: USA DIRECT PHONE NUMBER. None (there is no phone service in this part of the island.) Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOU S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, YOU ARE TO DECIDE WHICH OF YOUR BANKS YOU WANT YOUR FUND TO BE TRANSFERRED IF YOU ARE HAVING MORE THAN ONE ACCOUNT, AND PROVIDE THE INFORMATION SO THAT WE CAN VERIFY IF YOUR ACCOUNT IS ACTIVE SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND.
AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
TELL-+44-703-593-7009
FAX-+44 8447 743 944

(This was accompanied by a couple of official-looking fake documents. They were pretty average and not so badly hacked together as to make it worth it to share them. Just typical lad junk.)

LOU AL S1NDOR

Works for me. Here's the account information. I haven't done any transactions this month, but there was activity in December.

Barclay's Bank Essex
2 Station Parade,
Barking,
Essex
IG11 8DL
Swift Code: XXXXXXX
Account:#XXXXXXX
The account is under the name of my real estate licensee business, William Redman, LLC.
Let me know if this is sufficient information for you.
Lou

(Actually, it's another lad account that I snagged. I doubt Peter will actually care about it, since his game is to get the cash directly from me, but it would be fun to get one lad trying to siphon money out of another lad's account!)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOU S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE WILL REQUIRE A SCAN COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR DRIVER'S LICENSE FOR VERIFICATION AND DOCUMENTATION AS WE AWAIT A RESPONSE FROM BARCLAYS BANK ESSEX TO CONFIRM YOUR ACCOUNT WITH THEM. AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION MASSAGE FROM BARCLAYS BANK ESSEX WE WILL NOTIFY YOU AND BEGIN TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND IMMEDIATELY.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
TELL-+44-703-593-7009
FAX-+44 8447 743 944

LOU AL S1NDOR
I don't understand...why do you need my ID to put money INTO the account?
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOU S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE NEED A SCAN COPY OF YOUR ID TO VERIFY THAT WE ARE DEALING WITH THE RIGHT BENEFICIARY AND FOR DOCUMENTATION FOR YOUR ACCOUNT WE OPEN ON YOUR NAME. IF YOU CAN'T GET A SCAN COPY YOU CAN SEND US THE ID NUMBER FOR VERIFICATION.

LOU AL S1NDOR

I thought that all the other information determined that I was the right beneficiary, which is how we got to this point.
Are there any other little details like this that I haven't received?
The License is From Hawaii, number H93847564

(Not the right format, not a real number ... but you knew that.)

Lou

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOU S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE WILL CONFIRM YOUR LICENSE NUMBER, AND AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION MAIL FROM YOUR BANK WE WILL NOTIFY YOU AND BEGIN THE TRANSFER IMMEDIATELY. DO HAVE A NICE DAY AS WE AWAIT CONFIRMATION MAIL FROM YOUR BANK. YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.

LOU AL S1NDOR
Spectacular!
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOU S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE JUST CONFIRMED THAT YOU ARE THE RIGHT BENEFICIARY OF THE SAID FUND OF £4,000, 000.00GBP. PLEASE FIND ATTACH CERTIFICATE OF THE BRITISH PETROLEUM GRANT AWARD AWARDED TO YOU AND LETTER OF AUTHORIZATION OF TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND VIA BANK TO BANK WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN THE NEXT 5 WORKING DAYS.

(So you confirmed my fake address and fake ID number as being correct for a scammer bank account? Barclays is magic.)

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO NOW IS TO PROVIDE YOUR BANKING INFORMATION SO THAT WE CAN TRANSFER YOUR FUND FROM YOUR BANK ACCOUNT BELOW WHICH WE OPENED IN YOUR NAME:
ACCOUNT NAME: LOU S1NDOR
BANK NAME: BARCLAYS BANK PLC
ACCOUNT NO: 045-833-2179
SWIFT CODE: BARCGB22
TRANSFER CODE: 087007BBX
YOUR REFERENCE: BTF9037596A
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
WEBSITE: WWW.BARCLAYS.CO.UK
WHEN YOU PROVIDE YOUR BANKING ACCOUNT INFORMATION BELOW WE WILL COMMENCE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND IMMEDIATELY. AND WE ASSURE YOU, THAT EVERY OF YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS AND YOUR BANKING INFORMATION WILL BE FULLY SAFE WITH US.
ACCOUNT NAME:
CONTACT ADDRESS:
MOBILE NO:
BANK NAME:
ACCOUNT NO:
SWIFT CODE:
BANK ADDRESS:
BANK PHONE NO:
COUNTRY:
WHEN WE RECEIVE CONFIRMATION MESSAGE FROM YOUR BANK THAT YOUR BANK IS ACTIVE WE WILL COMMENCE WITH THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND.
AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE ASAP. YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
TELL-+44-703-593-7009
FAX-+44 8447 743 944

(If you're thinking he's going around in circles, he is. This lad seems to get confused by his own script from time to time. I would usually hammer him for it, but this lad has promise, so I'll let it slide in favor of the potential for more fun later.)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

... some paragraphs inserted here, for readability

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
WE WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR FUNDS OF £4,000,000.00GBPIS READY FOR TRANSFER TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY ASAP. WE HAVE DETECT THAT YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS NOT THE SAME CURRENCY AS YOUR BARCLAYS BANK ACCOUNT WHICH WE OPENED IN YOUR NAME, IN ORDER FOR YOU TO RECEIVE YOUR FUND IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WE DECIDED TO CONVERT YOUR FUND OF £4,000,000.00GBP TO $6,218,169.32USD AS A RESULT OF CURRENCY DIFFERENCE, SO THAT YOU CAN BE ABLE TO RECEIVE YOUR FUND IN YOUR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT ON TIME BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE A DOMICILIARY ACCOUNT AND THIS IS THE ONLY WAY YOUR FUNDS CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT WITHOUT DELAY.

YOU ARE TO REMIT YOUR PAYMENT FOR YOUR FUNDS CONVERSION TO THE CHIEF ACCOUNT OFFICER IN-CHARGE FOR YOUR TRANSFER MR PHILIP MOSES SO THAT WE CAN BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE CONVERSION OF YOUR TOTAL FUNDS TODAY. THIS IS AS A RESULT OF THE HUGH AMOUNT INVOLVED AND WE MUST TRANSFER YOUR FUND TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY IN DUE PROCESS.

WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU WILL NOT DISCLOSE YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT INFORMATION BELOW TO ANY ONE SO THAT SOME ONE DO NOT TRANSFER YOUR FUNDS ON YOUR BEHALF OR SO THAT SOME ONE DO NOT HACK YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT.

ACCOUNT NAME: LOUIS S1NDOR
BANK NAME: BARCLAYS BANK PLC
ACCOUNT NO: 045-833-2179
AMOUNT OF DEPOSIT: $6,218,169.32USD
SWIFT CODE: BARCGB22
TRANSFER CODE: 087007BBX
YOUR REFERENCE: BTF9037596A
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
WEBSITE: WWW.BARCLAYS.CO.UK
WE WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR FUNDS OF $6,218,169.32USD WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM YOUR ONLINE BARCLAYS BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION ABOVE TO YOUR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION BELOW:
ACCOUNT NAME: WILLIAM REDMAN
BANK NAME: BARCLAY'S BANK ESSEX ADDRESS: 2 STATION PARADE, BARKING, ESSEX IG11 8DL
SWIFT CODE: BARCGB22
ACCOUNT:#93054764
COUNTRY: USA

BEFORE YOU CAN BE ABLE TO RECEIVE YOUR FUNDS OF $6,218,169.32USD IN YOUR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION ABOVE, YOU WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE YOUR CONVERSION CHARGES OF £435.00GBP SO THAT YOUR FUNDS OF $6,218,169.32USD CAN BE RELEASE INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION ABOVE TODAY.
MONEY GRAM OR WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER IS A SWIFT MONEY TRANSFER SERVICE THAT IS MEANT FOR SENDING MONEY TO RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. THERE, THEY USUALLY IMPOSE VERY HIGH TARIFFS FOR ANY TRANSACTION THAT IS BUSINESS RELATED. SO WE ARE SUGGESTING THAT IN ORDER TO AVOID SUCH HIGH CHARGES FOR SENDING, IF YOU ARE ASKED THE PURPOSE FOR SENDING, YOU SHOULD INDICATE THAT YOU ARE SENDING THE FUNDS TO YOUR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. JUST A THOUGH I HAD AND WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW. YOU ARE TO PAY YOUR CONVERSION CHARGES OF £435.00GBP THROUGH WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER TO THE OFFICER INFORMATION BELOW:

RECEIVER'S FIRST NAME: PHILIP
RECEIVER'S LAST NAME: MOSES
CITY : LONDON
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
TEXT QUESTION: IN GOD
TEXT ANSWER: WE TRUST
IF YOU MAKE YOUR PAYMENT, YOU WILL SEND YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION BELOW TO US FOR CONFIRMATION PURPOSE:
SENDER'S FULL NAME:
SENDER'S ADDRESS:
AMOUNT SENT:
MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER (MTCN):
TEXT QUESTION: IN GOD
TEXT ANSWER: WE TRUST

IF YOU MAKE YOUR PAYMENT SEND YOUR INFORMATION ABOVE TO US AND A SCAN COPY OF YOUR PAYMENT SLIP TO US FOR CONFIRMATION. WE ADVICE AT THIS TIME OF MAKING YOUR PAYMENT, YOU SHOULD NOT DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIUMPHANT FUNDS, TO AVOID ANY FORM OF IMPERSONATION, IN WHICH SOMEONE CAN CLAIM YOUR FUNDS ON YOUR BEHALF WHILE NOT AUTHORIZED BY YOU.

(Interesting that the lad is instructing me in the way I should lie to Western Union. I suspect that more and more of their employees are getting in the way of lad progress!)

NOTE: WE UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAVE TO TAKE A SECOND THOUGHT ABOUT THESE, DUE TO THE HIGH RATE OF INTERNET FRAUDULENT ACT. WELL WE ASSURE YOU THAT THESE IS FOR REAL AND IF THERE IS ANY EVIDENCE YOU NEED IN ORDER TO HAVE TOTAL TRUST IN US DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK FOR IT. BUT IF YOU FEEL YOU CAN'T CONTINUE WITH THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUNDS NOTIFY US SO WE CAN SEND YOU YOUR DISCLAIMER FORM TO FILL.

(They again advise me to be worried about being scammed ... while scamming me?)

WE ARE QUITE AWARE OF THE RATE OF SCAMS GOING ON IN THE WORLD TODAY AND AS A LEGITIMATE AND REPUTABLE BANK WE WILL NEVER HAVE OUR BANK NAMES INVOLVE IN ANY FORM OF SCAM ACTIVITY. WE AWAIT YOUR URGENT REPLY SO WE CAN PROCEED WITH YOUR TRANSFER ON-TIME. YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
TELL-+44-703-593-7009
FAX-+44 8447 743 944

LOU AL S1NDOR
That's disappointing! I need to understand a couple of things:
1. I need to pay for currency conversion on an electronic transfer? How is that?
It seems that it's just a computer function that should be free.
2. I do not have access to western union or money gram here on Molokai. Are there other options? When I bought my truck, I sent money from my bank account to the dealer's. Would that work?
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT TRANSFER OF MONEY LESS THAN £1,000GBB DIRECT TO OUR BANK. THUS WE RECOMMEND WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER. BUT IF YOU WISH TO SEND YOUR CONVERSION CHARGE DIRECT TO OUR BANK WE WILL GIVE YOU THE GUIDELINES.
WE ARE ONLY TRYING TO MAKE THIS TRANSACTION EASIER.
AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE. YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
TELL-+44-703-593-7009
FAX-+44 8447 743 944

LOU AL S1NDOR
Well, since my choices are limited, it seems like sending to your bank is really my only option.
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
COMPLEMENT OF THE DAY, I HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO INFORM YOU THAT THERE WILL BE INCREASE IN YOUR TRANSFER FEES SO THAT IT CAN REFLECT IN THE ACCOUNT AND THE MINIMUM AMOUNT REQUIRED FROM YOU TO SEND NOW SHOULD BE £1,840GBP. AS I EARLIER INFORMED YOU WE WILL DEDUCT THE CONVERSION CHARGES OF £345GBP FROM THE £1,840GBP WHICH YOU ARE TO SEND NOW AND THE BALANCE OF £1,495GBP WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR FUND WHICH WILL AMOUNT TO THE TOTAL SUM OF $6,352,061.24USD. AND WILL BE TRANSFER TO YOUR ACCOUNT IMMEDIATELY THE CONVERSION OF YOUR FUND.

WE SERIOUS APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCES THIS ADDITIONAL FEE MIGHT CAUSED YOU, BUT WE JUST HAVE TO FOLLOW DUE PROCESS OF TRANSFERRING YOUR FUND TO AVOID ANY FUTURE PROBLEM AS A RESULT OF TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND.
WE ASSURE YOU THAT AS SOON AS WE CONFIRM YOUR PAYMENT, YOUR FUND WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO YOUR BANK IN THE NEXT 24HOURS.

AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE, SO THAT WE CAN SEND THE ACCOUNT DETAILS FOR THE TRANSFER.

YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
TELL-+44-703-593-7009
FAX-+44 8447 743 944

LOU AL S1NDOR

What is it with you bank people? There's always another fee, isn't there? Next thing you know, you'll be charging me interest on the money I haven't even received yet!
I'm still waiting for where to send the money.
Lou

(Yeah, I had to put on my crusty curmudgeon hat. I just thought, "How would my father react?")

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE NEVER EXPECTED YOU TO SAY THAT. WE ARE ONLY TRYING TO HELP RECEIVE YOUR FUND AS THE REPRESENTATIVE BANK TO THE BRITISH PETROLEUM.
WE HAVE DECIDED THAT YOU SEND THE CONVERSION CHARGE OF £345BGP THROUGH WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER TO OUR ACCOUNT OFFICER MR. PHILIP MOSES ONLINE. YOU ARE HEREBY INSTRUCTED TO GO THE WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER WEBSITE http://www.westernunion.com AND YOU WILL FIND THE GUIDELINE OF SENDING MONEY ONLINE FROM ANYWHERE WITHOUT VISITING A WESTERN UNION OFFICER.
YOU CAN SEND MONEY ONLINE THROUGH WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER NOW. AWAITING THE CONFIRMATION OF YOUR PAYMENT SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN THE PROCESS OF TRANSFER.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.

LOU AL S1NDOR

(He's not paying attention ... time for a curmudgeonly slap.)

What part of "there is NO WESTERN UNION HERE" did you not understand? I made this perfectly clear yesterday.
What's going on here?
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, I WILL SUGGEST YOU GET SOMEONE, A TRUST WORTHY FRIEND OR A RELATIVE OUTSIDE THE ISLAND OF MOLOKAI, TO PAYMENT THE FEES FOR YOU.
AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE. YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR
Are you kidding? We're talking about a huge amount of money moving around once this is done. I don't know anybody THAT well. Why do you think I live on an island?

You're a bank...I can't just transfer the money directly to you?

Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE WILL SEND YOU THE NECESSARY INFORMATION REGARDING THE TRANSFER AS SOON AS WE ARE READY. NOTE WHEN WE RECEIVE THE £1,000GBP THE CONVERSION CHARGES OF £345GBP WILL BE DEDUCTED AND WE WILL SEND THE REMAIN £655GBP ALONG WITH YOUR FUND.
WE WILL INFORM YOU AS SOON AS WE ARE READY.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR
Seems fair enough, and creative. Thanks for working that out.
The bank is only open for a couple of hours more today, will I need to wait until tomorrow?
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC


ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR, IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THE TRANSFERRING TO AN ACCOUNT. YOU ARE INSTRUCTED TO DO THE TRANSFER VIA WESTERN UNION WEBSITE TO OUR ACCOUNT OFFICER MR. PHILIP MOSES IT IS FASTER.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.

(Oh ... so you're gonna play it that way, are you? Bad idea. Never piss off a retiree with a lot of spare time.)

LOU AL S1NDOR
And exactly how am I supposed to do that? Grow wings and fly?
I'm retired and on a fixed income, I certainly can't afford the expense of an interisland trip just to get to a Western Union when I have a perfectly good bank in Kaunakakai!
What kind of bank are you anyway? You suggest a transfer to your account, raise the fee and then cancel it?
That doesn't make any sense.
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, YOU DON'T SEEMS TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE TRYING TO HELP. WE ARE NOT ASKING YOU TO LIVE YOUR ISLAND TO SEND THE MONEY THROUGH WESTERN UNION. YOU CAN DO IT RIGHT FROM YOUR COMPUTER JUST THE WAY YOU ARE TRANSFERRING MONEY TO ANOTHER BANK ACCOUNT. YOU CAN SEND THE MONEY ONLINE THROUGH WESTERN UNION WEBSITE WWW.WESTERNUNION.COM
WE DON'T WANT YOU TO THINK WE ARE ASKING TOO MUCH FROM YOU. BECAUSE TO TRANSFER MONEY TO AN ACCOUNT AS A RESULT OF PAYING FOR THE CONVERSION CHARGES WILL INVOLVE HUGE AMOUNT.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR
Sorry, but that doesn't work, I'm afraid. I've tried it before and the transaction was refused because my location wasn't "serviced". It's a pain in the ass, I know.
And what do you mean, a "huge amount"?

First, you said:
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE WILL SEND YOU THE NECESSARY INFORMATION REGARDING THE TRANSFER AS SOON AS WE ARE READY. NOTE WHEN WE RECEIVE THE £1,000GBP THE CONVERSION CHARGES OF £345GBP WILL BE DEDUCTED AND WE WILL SEND THE REMAIN £655GBP ALONG WITH YOUR FUND.

Then you said:
THE MINIMUM AMOUNT REQUIRED FROM YOU TO SEND NOW SHOULD BE £1,840GBP.

Is that the huge amount you mean?
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, TALKING ABOUT HUGE AMOUNT WE WERE ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU BY DOING SOME MANIPULATIONS SO THAT WE CAN RECEIVE THE CONVERSION CHARGES £435GBP WHICH WE LATER INFORMED YOU THAT WE CAN ONLY RECEIVE TRANSFER TO OUR BANK ACCOUNT AS FROM £1,000GBP AND WE CONCLUDED THAT YOU SHOULD SEND £1,840GBP AND WE WILL DEDUCT £345GBP AND SEND THE BALANCE ALONG WITH YOUR FUND.
THE ACTUAL AMOUNT WE CAN RECEIVE THROUGH BANK TO BANK TRANSFER FROM A BANK THAT IS NOT HAVE THE SAME TRANSFER UNIT SYSTEM IS MINIMUM OF £4,000GBP. THE ONLY WAY WE CAN HELP YOU IS TO FIND A BANK THAT IS HAVING THE SAME TRANSFER UNIT SYSTEM WITH BARCLAYS BANK WHERE YOU CAN TRANSFER THE MONEY TO, THEN WE WILL REQUEST THE TRANSFER TO OUR BANK.
SO IF YOU WANT US TO FIND A BANK WITH THE SAME TRANSFER UNIT SYSTEM WE CAN DO THAT FOR SO THAT YOU CAN TRANSFER THE INITIAL CHANGES OF £1,840GBP OR THE OTHER WAY ROUND.
NOTE WE ARE NOT CHARGING YOU ITS YOUR DECISION TO MAKE.
AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE. YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR
What do you mean by "transfer unit system"?
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, BANKS HAVING THE SAME TRANSFER UNIT SYSTEM CAN EASILY TRANSFER SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY AND YOUR BANK IS NOT HAVING THE SAME TRANSFER UNIT SYSTEM WITH OUR BANK. WE CAN PROVIDE A BANK HAVING THE SAME TRANSFER UNIT SYSTEM WITH YOUR BANK IF YOU WISH, SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE THE TRANSFER.
AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.

(I have to give him credit ... that's darn creative.)

LOU AL S1NDOR
How do you know what system my bank has?
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, THERE ARE ONLY 3 BANKS HAVING THE SAME TRANSFER UNIT SYSTEM. IN CHINA, GERMANY AND FINLAND. WE DON'T HAVE ANY BANK IN UNITED STATES HAVING THE SAME TRANSFER UNIT SYSTEM.
WE'VE SENT YOU THE OPTIONS IN WHICH WE CAN REMIT YOUR FUND. YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR CHOICE SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN THE PROCESS.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR

(Time for another slap, don't you think?)

Are you really trying to tell me that Barclay's Bank, that has branches in THIRTEEN US CITIES, can't accept a transfer from a bank in the United States?
That's ridiculous. And patently false.
I would like to be put in contact with your immediate superior as it seems obvious that you do not have the proper skills to complete this transaction.
Good Lord.

Lou
LOU AL S1NDOR
I am still awaiting your reply. What the hell is going on?
Lou

(I thought I'd scared him away ... )

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

(Guess not!)

BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS SINDOR,
COMPLEMENT OF THE DAY, IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE ARE SORRY OF THE INCONVENIENCES, WE NEED TO CONVERT YOUR FUND FROM £4,000,000.00GBP TO $6,218,169.32USD SO THAT YOU CAN RECEIVE YOUR FUND IN YOUR BARCLAYS BANK ACCOUNT IN ESSEX. YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR THE CONVERSION CHARGES BECAUSE OF THE HUGE AMOUNT INVOLVE IN THE TRANSFER.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU SEND THE CONVERSION CHARGES TO OUR ACCOUNT OFFICER MR. PHILIP MOSES THROUGH WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER BECAUSE IT IS FASTER TO SEND AND RECEIVE MONEY WORLD WIDE. WE ARE NOT CHARGING YOU FOR THE TRANSFERRING OF YOUR FUND. WE NEED TO CONVERT YOUR FUND SO THAT YOU CAN RECEIVE YOUR FUND IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT ASAP.

NOTE YOU ARE INSTRUCTED TO SEND THE CONVERSION CHARGES TO OUR ACCOUNT OFFICER MR. PHILIP MOSES THROUGH WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER. IF THERE IS NO WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER OFFICE CLOSE TO YOU, YOU SHOULD CHECK FOR THE NEAREST OFFICE NEAR BY.
AWAITING YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
TELL-+44-703-593-7009
FAX-+44 8447 743 944
LOU AL S1NDOR
Sir,
I don't believe you understand the situation. The only way I can get to a Western Union office is to grow wings and fly or buy a boat. The island of Molokai simply doesn't have that capability.
When I bought my truck, I sent the money directly from my account to the dealership's account. Could we do that?
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS SINDOR,
COMPLEMENT OF THE DAY, IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL YOU ARE GETTING THINGS WRONG WE ARE NOT SAYING THAT OTHER BANKS CAN NOT TRANSFER TO ANY BARCLAYS BRANCH IN UNITED STATES BUT WITH A MINIMUM OF 4,000GBP. WE HAVE SECURE A BANK IN CHINA THAT CAN RECEIVE TRANSFER FROM YOUR BANK WITH A MINIMUM OF £1,840GBP. FIND BELOW THE ACCOUNT DETAILS FOR THE PAYMENT SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN THE PROCESSING OF CONVERTING AND TRANSFER YOUR FUND TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT.

BANK NAME:INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA DONGGUAN BRANCH,GUANGDONG,CHINA
ACCOUNT NAME:xxxx HUIXIANACC
ACCOUNT NO:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SWIFT CODE:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
BANK ADDRESS:18 SHENGHE SECTION GUANTAI ROAD.DONGGUAN,GUANGDONG,CHINA
AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE ASAP.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
TELL-+44-703-593-7009
FAX- +44 8447 743 944

This anonymized account may belong to some innocent third party roped into a 'job' scam, the kind involving 'check processing'.

(Atta boy, thanks for the account. Now it's time for some pain.)

LOU AL S1NDOR
I see, that should work. Today is a holiday here, I will take care of this tomorrow.
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC
ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, AS SOON AS YOU MAKE THE TRANSFER YOU WILL SEND A COPY OF THE TRANSFER SLIP TO THIS OFFICE FOR VERIFICATION. SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN THE CONVERSION OF YOUR FUND AND TRANSFERRING YOUR FUND TO YOUR BARCLAYS ACCOUNT IN ESSEX.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR
I'll do that as soon as I'm finished tomorrow.
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
COMPLEMENT OF THE DAY, WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR YOUR UPDATE REGARDING THE PAYMENT SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN WITH THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY ASAP.
AWAITING YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR

What do you mean? I sent you the receipt from the bank.

(No, I didn't.)

Did you receive it?
Did you receive the money yet?

(I never sent it, of course.)

Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
COMPLEMENT OF THE DAY, WE HAVEN'T RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT IN THE ACCOUNT GIVEN TO YOU.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR BANK AND INSTRUCT THEM TO TRANSFER THE FUND IMMEDIATELY, AND PROVIDE THE INTERNATIONAL REFERENCE NUMBER SO WE CAN CONFIRM YOUR PAYMENT.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE DID NOT RECEIVE ANY RECEIPT FROM YOU. YOU ARE TO SEND TO THIS OFFICE A SCAN COPY OF THE RECEIPT IMMEDIATELY FOR THE CONFIRMATION OF YOUR PAYMENT SO WE CAN BEGIN THE PROCESSING OF THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND.
WE ARE WAITING FOR THE SCAN COPY OF THE RECEIPT NOW.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR
Technology sure can be challenging, I guess.
Here it is again.
Lou

(A massive junk file, totally unreadable.)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE ARE UNABLE TO DOWNLOAD THE ATTACHED FILE DUE TO CORRUPTION OF THE FILE, YOU HAVE TO RE-SEND IT AGAIN SO WE CAN CONFIRM YOUR PAYMENT, WE WOULD PREFER YOU SEND THE FILE IN ANOTHER FILE FORMAT.
AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE URGENTLY.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD
LOU AL S1NDOR
Okay, no problem. My computer isn't exactly the greatest...
Here you go.
Lou

(An even larger unreadable file.)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM TRYING TO GET THE CONTENT OF THE ATTACHMENT, WE RECOMMEND YOU SEND IT THROUGH A MICROSOFT-WORD FILE FORMAT. SO THAT WE CAN GET THE PAYMENT DETAILS.
AWAITING YOUR URGENT RESPONSE.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC


ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR, IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE CAN NOT GET THE CONTENT OF YOUR ATTACHMENT AS A RESULT OF THE SAME PROBLEM, WITHOUT THAT WE CAN NOT CONFIRM YOUR PAYMENT, IN ORDER TO CONFIRM YOUR PAYMENT YOU HAVE TO SEND THE CONTENT IN THE BANK RECEIPT SO WE CAN CONFIRM IT NOW.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR
Here, try this. It's in the format you requested.
Lou

(You guessed it ... an even BIGGER pile of nothing.)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCES WE HAVE CAUSED YOU. BUT WE COULD NOT GET THE INFORMATION IN THE ATTACHMENT AS A RESULT OF CORRUPTION FILE. WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO NOW, IS TO TYPEAND SEND THE PAYMENT DETAIL IN THE BANK RECEIPT.
AWAITING YOUR URGENT RESPONSE. YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR
Not to worry, I'm sure the issue is mine and not yours. I'm going over to my attorney's today anyway and I'll get him to help me.
You should be hearing from him in a couple hours.
Sorry for all the hassle...I'm too damn old for all this technology, I guess.
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS SINDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, WE RECEIVE A MAIL FROM MR. MARTIN MCS0RLEY REQUESTING CONFIRMATION THAT YOU NEED IS ASSISTANT IN SENDING THE BANK RECEIPT TO US. WE ARE WAITING FOR THE SCAN COPY FROM HIM NOW.
WE WILL INFORM YOU AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE THE BANK RECEIPT.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR
Great, that's my attorney. He has the receipt for you.
Lou
LOU AL S1NDOR
Did you get the attachment from Marty? I haven't heard from you.
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, THE BANK RECEIPT WAS RECEIVED FROM MR. MARTIN LIKE YOU EARLY SAID AND THE PAYMENT WAS CONFIRMED. WE ARE IN PROCESS OF TRANSFERRING YOUR FUND TO YOUR BARCLAYS BANK ACCOUNT IN ESSEX. AS SOON AS WE ARE SET WE WILL INFORM YOU.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.

(Interesting ... the WAS no receipt. Methinks that there is mischief afoot.)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY CONVERT YOUR FUNDS, WE WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR FUNDS OF $6,218,169.32USD IS READY FOR TRANSFER SO THAT YOU CAN BE ABLE TO RECEIVE YOUR FUNDS IN YOUR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT IN 48HOURS. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE SUM £6815.00GBP AS COST OF LOGISTICS WE RECEIVED INSTRUCTION FROM THE CENTRAL BANK UK REQUESTING THAT WE PROCESS ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS BEFORE TRANSFERRING YOUR FUNDS; THE LOGISTICS THIS INCLUDING THE FEES FOR THE PROCESSING OF TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND, NOTARIZATION, PAYMENT OF STAMP DUTIES AND COST OF SIGNING THE REMITTANCE ADVICE TO FINALIZE THE DOCUMENTING AND PROCESS OF TRANSFERRING YOUR FUND TO YOUR ACCOUNT. YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THE COST OF LOGISTICS BEFORE WE CAN BEGIN THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND.

DETAILS OF THE COST OF LOGISTICS,
I). STAMP DUTIES: ------------------------------------£1260.00,
II). COST OF SIGNING THE REMITTANCE ADVICE (RA): -----£2190.00,
III). NOTARIZATION: ----------------------------------£1185.00,
IV). TRANSFER PROCESSING: ----------------------------£2180.00,
TOTAL: ------------------------------------------ £6815.00

YOU ARE TO REMIT YOUR PAYMENT FOR THE COST OF LOGISTICS TO THE CHIEF ACCOUNT OFFICER IN-CHARGE FOR YOUR TRANSFER MR PHILIP MOSES SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND ASAP.

ACCOUNT NAME: LOUIS S1NDOR,
BANK NAME: BARCLAYS BANK PLC,
ACCOUNT NO: 045-833-2179,
AMOUNT OF DEPOSIT: $6,218,169.32USD,
SWIFT CODE: BARCGB22,
TRANSFER CODE: 087007BBX,
YOUR REFERENCE: BTF9037596A,
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM,
WEBSITE: WWW.BARCLAYS.CO.UK

WE WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR FUNDS OF $6,218,169.32USD WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM YOUR ONLINE BARCLAYS BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION ABOVE TO YOUR PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION BELOW:

ACCOUNT NAME: WILLIAM REDMAN,
BANK NAME: BARCLAYS BANK ESSEX,
ADDRESS: 2 STATION PARADE, BARKING, ESSEX IG11 8DL,
SWIFT CODE: BARCGB22,
ACCOUNT NO: 93054764,
COUNTRY: USA

YOU DON'T HAVE TO MAKE THE PAYMENT YOURSELF, MR. MARTIN AS YOUR ATTORNEY HAS TO FINALIZE THE TRANSACTION SINCE YOU HAVE INVOLVED HIM IN THIS TRANSACTION, HE IS IN A GOOD AND BETTER POSITION TO MAKE THE PAYMENT FOR YOU. AS WE ARE HAVE INSTRUCTED MR. MARTIN TO DO ALL NECESSARY PAPER WORK AND HELP YOU REMIT THE COST OF LOGISTICS REGARDING THIS TRANSACTION FOR YOU.

MR. MARTIN IS AWARE OF THE COST OF LOGISTICS, YOU CAN CONFIRM FROM HIM HOW IMPORTANT FOR THIS PAPERS TO BE STAMPED AND SIGNED BEFORE WE CAN COMMENCE THE TRANSFER OF YOUR FUND.

(Oh ... so he's been talking to the attorney. That makes everything better, doesn't it?)

DO THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT YOU CAN RECEIVE YOUR FUND ON TIME DO NOT WASTE TIME ON THIS, SIR.,
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR
That's highway robbery...you bet I'm going to confirm this crap with my attorney. This is outrageous.
Lou
LOU AL S1NDOR
Okay, Marty has confirmed this...what a pain.
So I'm supposed to send the money through him to you?
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
COMPLEMENT OF THE DAY, WE ARE IN PROCESS OF TRANSFERRING YOUR FUND TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, AS A RESULT OF TRANSFERRING A HUGE AMOUNT OF FUND VIA ELECTRONIC WIRE TRANSFER TO AN INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY, YOU ARE TO REMIT THE SUM OF $61,800USD FOR "FEDERAL TRANSFER PROTECTION WARRANTY".
WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCES WE MIGHT HAVE CAUSED YOU REGARDING THIS URGENT FEE, BUT THIS IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION THAT MUST BE ATTENDED TO, IN OTHER FOR YOU TO RECEIVE YOUR FUND IN YOUR ACCOUNT IN THE NEXT 24HOURS.
WE ARE NOT REQUESTING FOR UNNECESSARY FEE, AS THIS IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU REMIT THIS PAYMENT SO AS TO RECEIVE YOUR FUND IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. WE'VE SENT A MAIL TO YOUR ATTORNEY MR. MARTIN TO CONFIRM IT, IF IT ISN'T NECESSARY WE WOULDN'T HAVE REQUESTED IT.
WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING IN A LEGAL PROCEDURE IN THIS TRANSACTION SO THAT THERE WILL BE NO PROBLEM ARISING AFTER RECEIVING YOUR FUND.
FIND ATTACH LETTER OF AUTHENTICATION DECLARING YOUR FUND LEGAL FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL USA. WHICH WE HAVE FORWARDED TO YOUR ATTORNEY MR. MARTIN FOR CONFIRMATION.
WE ARE WAITING FOR MR. MARTINS REPLY REGARDING THE CONFIRMATION OF THE DOCUMENT, THEN WE WILL GIVE YOU THE INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO REMIT THE PAYMENT FOR THE FEDERAL TRANSFER PROTECTION WARRANTY.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR
Is this some kind of a joke? That's a huge amount of money!
You better believe that I'll be checking in with Marty about this. I'm starting to get concerned about this whole thing.
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
COMPLEMENT OF THE DAY, HAVE YOU CONTACT MR. MARTIN REGARDING THE PAYMENT SO WE CAN PROCEED WITH THE TRANSFER.
WE DEMAND THE RECEIPT OF OUR LAST MAIL.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
LOU AL S1NDOR
"Demand"? I'm the one having to put out all the money here, so you should be more respectful about this.
I will be going to Marty's office this morning, I wasn't able to get there yesterday. He has confirmed the need for the payment, I just got stuck on my side of the island.
Lou
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, AS SOON AS YOU CONTACT MR. MARTIN WITH THE CHECK FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE FEDERAL TRANSFER PROTECTION WARRANTY. NOTIFY US SO AS TO CONTACT MR. MARTIN FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.
AWAITING YOUR RESPONSE.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
ATTENTION: LOUIS S1NDOR,
WE ARE IN RECEIPT OF THE TRANSFER FOR MR. MARTIN TO OUR ACCOUNT HERE. THANK YOU FOR THE MONEY.
HAVE A GOOD LIFE.
GOOD BYE
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
TELL-+44-703-593-7009
FAX-+44 8447 743 944

(Say what? Now how could THAT have happened?)

LOU AL S1NDOR
Marty,
WHAT THE FUCK?!?
Is this what I think it is? Did this bastard just rip me off for $100K?
I thought you said this was legitimate. I'm on my way over and you'd BETTER have a good fucking explanation for this.
Lou

(Well now ... that's become quite a mess. Maybe we should wind the clock back to the point where the attorney got involved and see if his conversation can shed some light on things.)

MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

to Barclays Bank and me

Sir,
Mr. S1ndor has requested that I assist him in scanning and sending you a receipt in his possession. Can you please respond confirming this address as the correct one to receive it?
Regards,
Martin McS0rley Esq.
Attorney at Law
McS0rley, Lemieux & Hull
420 Waiakamilo Road
Honolulu, HI 96817

(A vacant office building, but one that can be seen on Google Earth, just in case.)

THIS MESSAGE IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE USE OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY TO WHICH IT IS ADDRESSED AND MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION THAT IS PRIVILEGED, CONFIDENTIAL, EXEMPT FROM DISCLOSURE AND PROTECTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this message, any attachments and all copies.Thank you.

(I'll skip all that crap for the rest of this, but it's included in every signature, it's graphic-intensive and it's HUGE. A great mailbox clogger.)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BARCLAYS BANK PLC

ATTENTION: MARTIN MCS0RLEY,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, MR. LOUIS S1NDOR HAS BEING FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO SEND US THE SCAN COPY OF THE RECEIPT. WE WILL BE GRATEFUL IF YOU CAN ASSIST HIM SEND THE COPY OF THE RECEIPT SO WE CAN CONFIRM IT.
YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
TELL-+44-703-593-7009
FAX-+44 8447 743 944
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

My friend,
Mr. S1ndor is not the most expert computer user, which may turn out to be a good thing for you. Because of the issues he has been having, he has given me access to his email account and I've had a look at what you've been discussing. Let's be sure that we understand each other here, since we both know that you are not a banker and that there is no money heading Lou's way. You are simply another 419 scammer trolling the internet for a victim and Lou has proven to be a willing one. He's entirely ready to send you the pocket change you're asking for.

However, you need to understand that Lou has much, much more money than you're aware of. He lives in a huge estate on Molokai and is worth millions. With my assistance, I believe we can both become very wealthy.

So here's your situation. If you refuse to work with me, I can assure you that you will not see a single penny from this scam. I've already stopped the bank transfer and have control of Lou's email, so don't bother trying to tell him that I've intercepted his transfer. I'll ensure that he never receives your message. If, however, you agree to work with me, I can help create additional charges that I can "investigate" for him and convince him to pay through me to you. I will cash his checks and send you 50%.

As you must realize, you have no real choice in this. I look forward to working with you to our mutual benefit.

Martin McS0rley Esq.

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
DEAR MARTIN MCS0RLEY,
IN RESPONSE TO YOUR MAIL, YOU DON'T HAVE TO STOP THE TRANSFER. IN REGARDS TO YOUR OFFER I DON'T HAVE A CHOICE THAN TO ACCEPT. SO YOU HAVE TO ORDER THE TRANSFER SO WE CAN TALK BETTER.
AWAITING THE SCAN COPY OF THE BANK RECEIPT.
MR. PETER HOWARD
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
DEAR MARTIN MCS0RLEY,
I GAVE YOU MY WORD, I AGREED TO YOUR TERMS, HOW AM I SURE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO PLAY YOUR PART IN THIS DEAL. YOU JUST RE-DIRECT THE MONEY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO COME TO ME.
MR. PETER HOWARD.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
You can't be sure, because I am in complete control of the situation. You can cooperate with me and hope to get paid or you can simply be taken out of the picture by me. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
And Lou did not receive your latest demand for the bank receipt. Remember, I have access to his email and he will only receive what I WANT him to receive. If you don't do this my way, you will get nothing.
Don't disappoint me...
Martin McS0rley Esq.

(Ooooo ... he IS evil, isn't he?)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
I HAVE DONE AS YOU SAID.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Yes, I saw that. Very nicely done. I'll wait for Lou to contact me and get back to you.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Lou emailed me about your message, perfect. I waited a while and then confirmed that the "payment" was necessary.
It looks like this is working perfectly.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
I JUST EMAILED LOU THAT WE RECOMMEND YOU TO COMPLAINT THE TRANSACTION FOR HIM AS HIS ATTORNEY. AND YOU SHOULD MAKE THE PAYMENT FOR HIM.
THE AMOUNT TO BE GIVEN TO YOU BY MR. LOU IS APPROXIMATELY $10,700 USD THAT IS $5,000USD FOR YOU AND $5,000USD FOR ME AS AGREED RIGHT?
MR. PETER HOWARD
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Yes, that's our agreement.
Of course, I'm certain we can get a great deal more out of him before we're done.
We're having a huge storm in the islands at the moment, but I expect to see Lou with check for me (us) at some point today.
Well done.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Congratulations on the first step to a profitable venture. Lou did indeed bring me a check, made out to me. I will enjoy depositing it in my account in the morning.
Nicely done.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
DEAR MR. MARTIN,
SEND MY OWN SHARE OF THE MONEY AS AGREED TO THIS ACCOUNT
ACCOUNT NAME:XXXX HUIXIANACC
NUM:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
BANK ADDRESS:18 SHENGHE SECTION GUANTAI ROAD.DONGGUAN,GUANGDONG,CHINA
SWIFT CODE:xxxxxxxxxxxxx
BANK NAME:INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA DONGGUAN
BRANCH,GUANGDONG,CHINA
I WILL BE EXPECTING THE BANK TRANSFER RECEIPT FROM YOU.
THANKS.
MR. PETER HOWARD
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
I should be able to go to the bank later today, tomorrow at the very latest. In the meantime, while Lou is still on the hook, it's time to raise the stakes, don't you think? How much do you think a "Federal Transfer Protection Warranty" (or something along those lines) might be worth? Knowing Lou, I bet you could ask for $60,000 and I could verify the need for it and we could have it in days.

Why don't you contact him and give it a try. I'll back you up on it.

Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
THAT IS A GOOD IDEA, BUT I HAVE TO CONFIRM MY OWN SHARE OF THE FIRST DEAL WE HAVE (PAYMENT) SO AS TO BE FULLY ASSURE THAT WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER.
MEANWHILE I WILL SEE TO SETTING UP THE NEXT PAYMENT FROM HIM.
AWAITING MY OWN SHARE OF $5,000USD.
PETER HOWARD.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Don't worry, I'll be able to send you the money. I just don't want to delay too long. Lou is primed and ready for this next step and I don't want his interest to fade. Look, it costs you nothing to continue and I give you my word that I will send you your half.
Hell, why wouldn't I? As long as we stick together on this, I bet we can hit Lou up one more time for the BIG payday.
There's no reason to wait for anything. You send Lou the message about the "Warranty" and I'll ensure you get paid. That's what partners do.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
OK. WHEN AM I RECEIVING MY SHARE?
SENDING LOU THE NEXT EMAIL FOR PAYMENT IS NOT A PROBLEM I HAVE ALREADY DRAFTED IT, I JUST HAVE TO SEE WHAT AM WORKING FOR.
WHEN ARE YOU SENDING MY SHARE?
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
As I said earlier, I will try to get it to you today. Tomorrow at the latest, depending on my meeting schedule.
If you've got the message ready, go ahead and send it so that we can keep this moving. I don't want us to lose Lou.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
IS THERE A WAY YOU CAN SEND IT THROUGH WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER?
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
I'm still on Molokai, so the soonest I would be able to send it via Western Union would be when I get back to my Oahu office on Friday or Saturday.
Are you seriously going to wait for the money to arrive before you even SEND the message? Why would you do that? Lou is awaiting something now...don't screw this up.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
OK SEND IT TO THE ACCOUNT I SENT YOU, I NEED A LITTLE TIME TO MAKE THE MAIL REALLY SOLID THAT I AM GOING TO SENT TO LOU.
I REALLY NEED THIS MONEY TO SETTLE SOME BILLS.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Fair enough, I'll keep an eye on Lou's email. I expect I'll be hearing from him about two seconds after he hears from you!

I'm curious...how successful is this sort of scam, really? Do you make a comfortable living at it? It seems like must be enough people as gullible as Lou that it would almost too easy...
Martin McS0rley Esq.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
What's the delay?
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
HAVE YOU SEND THE MONEY?
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
CAN YOU PLEASE SEND ME THE SCAN COPY OF THE BANK RECEIPT FOR THE PAYMENT OF MY $5,000.
I HAVE DON AS YOU INSTRUCTED AGAIN.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
I'll get that to you today, however I suspect it will be for much more than the $5,000. I saw the message you sent to Lou and he contacted me via email (with a lot of "what the hell" in it, I assure you...he was really confused). He'll be stopping by in a while and I promise you I won't let him leave without writing me a check!
Nicely done.
I suspect this could be one of your biggest successes, once this is over.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
COME ON MARTIN WHEN AM I RECEIVING MY $5,000 I TOLD YOU EARLIER THAT I NEED IT SO BADLY TO SORT OUT SOME BILLS.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
As I said, I'll be sending you the whole amount today, including the money Lou will be bringing. You should have it in 48 hours.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BUT YOU SAID YOU WERE GOING TO SEND THE $5,000 YESTERDAY WHAT HAPPEN? I NEED THIS MONEY URGENTLY, SOMEONE'S LIFE IS ON THE LINE HERE
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
No, what I said yesterday was, "I will try to get it to you today. Tomorrow at the latest, depending on my meeting schedule."
Needless to say, I was tied up in meetings. What do you mean, someone's life is on the line? Is someone pressuring you for the money?
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
YOU HAVE TO HELP ME, MY TWIN BROTHER IS AT THE HOSPITAL WHO HAD AN ACCIDENT LAST YEAR. AM TRYING TO RAISE MONEY FOR HIS MEDICATION.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Oh, stop it. You don't really expect me to believe that, do you? Look, we both know that you're a scammer. Heck, I'm your partner. You lie and steal for a living...maybe you should be an attorney!
You don't need to invent some pathetic family tragedy, you'll get your money.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
I DON'T EXPECT YOU TO BELIEVE ME.
I REALLY NEED THE MONEY.
HAS LOU REACHED YOU?
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

If you don't expect me to believe you, why lie to me? We need to trust each other here. I've been open and honest with you and you immediately make up some ridiculous story? How am I supposed to trust you?
I expect to see Lou in about an hour. I am, however, becoming a bit concerned about you. Don't think you can scam ME...that is a path you do not want to walk.

Martin McS0rley Esq.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
I will let you known when he has come by and I have the check.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
MR. LOU WILL BE COMING TO YOUR OFFICE THIS MORNING TO GIVE YOU THE CHECK OF $61,800USD.
WELL DONE MR. MARTIN.
I'LL BE WAITING YOUR RESPONSE UPON RECEIVING THE CHECK.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
He did indeed come by and I gave him the distressing but necessary news that, due to the recent troubles in Korea and Syria, the Department of Homeland Security has put an additional tariff on international transfers over $2M USD.
After several hours of conversation and me basically bullshitting him, he left me a check for $105,000.
It's too late to get to the bank today, but I do believe that tomorrow is going to be a good one for you!
Anyone else that you'd like me to talk to, partner? I see that your line of work can be a good one!
I'm off for a glass of very expensive wine. You should do the same. Tomorrow is payday.

Martin McS0rley Esq.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Can you re-send the account information for the transfer? I seem to have deleted that email message.
Sometimes computers make me crazy, know what I mean?

Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
THANKS A LOT MR. MARTIN YOU'VE DONE WELL.
I WILL BE EXPECTING MY PAY TODAY, I HOPE YOU TILL HAVE THE ACCOUNT DETAILS I SENT YOU?
SO HOW MUCH ARE YOU SENDING ME?
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Did you get my last message? I need the account details again.
The total is:
$499
+ $5,000
+ $105,000
= $110,499
half equals
$55,249.50
Agreed?

Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
CORRECT.
PLEASE AS SOON AS YOU SEND THE MONEY, I NEED THE COPY OF THE BANK RECEIPT.
THANKS ALOT.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

Actually, I think I have a much better idea.
Be sure to monitor your email as I think you'll enjoy the next message to Lou.

Martin McS0rley Esq.

(And now we find the two time lines meeting back up, as Marty's message to Lou APPEARED to be from Peter saying, "Thanks for the money, have a good life", thanks to great fake email generator. Let's see where this leads now ... !)

MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

Check out the response I got back...Lou seems a bit upset, doesn't he? I don't think he likes you very much at this point and he's also very unhappy with me. Of course, when he gets here I will explain how you fooled us both and how I won't rest until I've gotten his money back from an international criminal (you). I'll convince him that I can have you caught and prosecuted and then the money will REALLY start to flow my way. You see, I'll not only be billing him for my time, but he'll also need to pay for private investigators and travel to the UK and quite a few other things I can dream up to drain his bank account. I wouldn't be surprised if I took him for an even million!

Thanks for setting up my retirement, partner. You've been a HUGE help to me.

Martin McS0rley Esq.

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Lou S1ndor
To: Martin McS0rley
Subject: Fwd: PAYMENT RECEIVED

Marty,
WHAT THE FUCK?!?
Is this what I think it is? Did this bastard just rip me off for $100K?
I thought you said this was legitimate. I'm on my way over and you'd BETTER have a good fucking explanation for this.
Lou

Priceless. Lou put me on retainer.
Thanks for creating my retirement fund, pal. I couldn't have done it without you.

Martin McS0rley Esq.

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS?
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
WE HAD AN AGREEMENT REMEMBER...
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
And you immediately lied to me, remember?
Why should I send anything to you at all? What's in it for me?
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
MR. MARTIN PLEASE I BEG OF YOU, DON'T DO THIS TO ME. I TRUSTED YOU, I ONLY TOLD YOU TRUTH BECAUSE I NEEDED THE MONEY SO BAD AND URGENTLY. HELP ME PLEASE I GOT BILLS FOR PAY FOR, SEND ME HALF OF MY SHARE JUST $25,000USD PLEASE I SWEAR I PROMISE TO DO ANYTHING YOU SAY.
I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR POSITIVE RESPONSE FOR THE SAKE OF GOD,
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Your desperation is actually kind of comical, you know? As I said, what's in it for me? What could you possibly do for me that would make it worth it to send you anything at all?
What can you offer?
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
SINCE YOU WERE ABLE TO CONVINCE LOU ABOUT ANY CHARGES THAT I ASKED HIM, THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE MORE CHARGES NOT THE WAY YOU ENDED IT.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
I don't think you understand. I'm going to charge HIM for all the time I'm going to spend trying to get his money back from YOU.
Attorney's fees, travel expenses, private investigators...it's going to be a huge expense for Lou. Straight into my wallet.
It's quite brilliant, if I do say so myself. Don't you agree?
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
OK. IF IT WASN'T FOR ME YOU WOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN THIS OPPORTUNITY TO COLLECT MONEY FROM HIM, SO PLEASE CONSIDER MY REQUEST AND HELP ME.
I BEG OF YOU. I NEED MONEY TO SETTLE SOME BILLS, OK JUST HELP ME WITH $20,000 I BEG YOU.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
I'll consider it, but you really haven't done much more than send out spam and get an answer from an old guy with a lot of money.
What else do you have to offer me here? Any other people you have in your pocket that we could work together on? That might help convince me a whole lot more than your whining and begging.
Martin McS0rley Esq.

(He disappeared for a while and I thought he was gone ... why not give him a tweak and see what happens?)

MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

No whining and begging today? I guess that means that you couldn't come up with a single reason for me to send you anything, doesn't it?
The funny part is that Lou just gave me another huge check to fund my "search" for you! This is getting better and better!
As I said, you just need to let me know what value there is in me sending you half. What's it worth to me? Is there someone else I can be getting income from that you can provide? THAT might get you paid.

Martin McS0rley Esq.

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
SO ARE YOU SAYING YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE JUST HALF OF MY SHARE?
I NO LONGER HAVE MONEY TO PAY FOR MY BILL.
PLEASE HELP ME.

(I love predictable lads, don't you?)

MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Actually, I'm saying that I need a compelling reason to send you anything. As I have repeatedly asked, what's in it for me? Where's the value that I would receive for my money?
What do you have to offer?
Since you scam for a living, maybe there's a profitable way for me to be a part of that...?
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
I DON'T HAVE ANY PERSON THAT WANTS TO PAY FOR NOW, I HAVEN'T BEEN DOING FINE FOR SOME TIME NOW, BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE MONEY TO PAY FOR MY BILLS. I HAVE BEEN DISCONNECT FROM THE INTERNET I NOW GOES TO MY FRIEND'S PLACE TO SEND MAIL.
YOU ARE MY ONLY HOPE TO GET BACK ON GAME TO SO I CAN GET SOMEONE ELSE.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
So the scamming business hasn't been so good lately?
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
SO YOU REALLY HAVE TO HELP ME.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
The news says that your line of "work" is raking in billions of dollars. Why are you having so much trouble?
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL IN THIS GAME.
DIDN'T YOU SAW THE FIRST AMOUNT I ASK LOU TO PAY 345 POUNDS THAT IS THE TYPE I DO COLLECT, UNLIKE OTHERS COLLECTING MILLIONS.
I REALLY NEED THIS MONEY.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
It sure seems like you need to hit up a LOT of suckers to make a living at 345 pounds each. Why aren't you playing for the big money?
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
I DON'T HAVE THE FACILITIES TO MAKE BIG MONEY, LIKE A PRIVATE WEBSITE WITH WHICH WE CAN REACH PEOPLE WITH MUCH MORE MONEY TO TELL THEM ABOUT BUSINESS WORTH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND GOT TO MEET THEM ONE ON ONE.
I'M JUST DOING THIS TO GET QUICK CASH.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
It sounds like Lou was the first person to bite in a while, right? Lucky for you. Actually, lucky for me. How often do you even get an answer from people? I would think that most of your messages would end up in a spam folder somewhere and never get seen.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
YES THAT WAS WHILE I DID ALL YOU SAID.
IF IT WAS A PROFESSIONAL HE WOULDN'T HAVE DONE THAT.
I REALLY NEEDED THE MONEY.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
PLEASE YOU REALLY GOT TO HELP ME MARTIN.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
All I hear is begging with no substance. As I have repeatedly asked you...what's in it for me? What do you have to offer of value to me?
Surely there must be something, or are you really just an empty shell?

Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
I DON'T HAVE ANY PERSON FOR NOW. SINCE YOU WILL BE IN THIS GAME NOW, ANY PERSON I HAVE NOW I CAN DIRECT THE PERSON TO CONFIRM THE LEGITIMATE AND ALL PAYMENT WILL BE DIRECTED TO YOU. EVEN IF WE HAVE TO SHARE IT 60% FOR YOU AND 40% FOR ME. AS FAR AS THE MONEY IS COME ITS FINE WITH ME.
WHEN YOU SEND THIS MONEY, I WILL UPGRADE AND GET PEOPLE WITH ENOUGH MONEY.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
How is it that you find yourself in this situation? I thought you guys worked as teams running this game. Are you operating alone?
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
MY BROTHER TAUGHT ME THIS GAME, AND NOW HE'S AT THE HOSPITAL.
THEY RUN THIS GAME LIKE A COURT YOU NEED TO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO HAVE LINKS THAT CAN FETCH MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
You would think that the government would step in and kill this sort of thing...but they must be in on it, I suppose. Money coming into the country makes the government happy, so they don't care where it came from.
What's wrong with your brother? I thought you were lying about that.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
LIKE I TOLD YOU EARLIER HE HAD AN ACCIDENT. ALL THE MONEY WE HAVE IS GONE IN TREATING HIM, I JUST STARTED THIS GAME MONTHS AGO.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
How can I know you're telling the truth about this? Martin McS0rley Esq
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
I CAN'T JUST MAKE UP STORY JUST TO GET MONEY FROM YOU. DESPITE I DID IT TO LOU, I'M DOING THIS JUST TO HELP MY BROTHER HE IS THE ONLY FAMILY I HAVE.
I NEED MONEY FOR HIM TO UNDERGO AN OPERATION FOR HIM TO BE ABLE TO WORK AGAIN.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Work again? You mean start trying to steal again? That's not a great way to make a living.
Why don't you get a real job?
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
SORRY I MEAN WALK, WE JUST NEED TO RAISE MONEY TO GO TO SCHOOL THAT'S ALL. WE TRY TO DO LITTLE JOBS THAT COMES OUR WAY, BUT WE DON'T EARN MUCH. AM SO CONFUSE AND FRUSTRATED NOW THAT HE IS IN HOSPITAL.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Go to school?
What school...how old ARE you?
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
I WILL BE 25 THIS YEAR, MY BROTHER HAD TO DROP OUT SO I CAN CONTINUE.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
25 and already a criminal? What kind of life is that?
Surely you can do better. If I was to send you some of this money, what would you do to change things?
I may be a crook, just like you, but I'm also a father.
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
LIKE I TOLD YOU EARLIER I'M IN SCHOOL , I'M IN MY YEAR TWO. THIS GAME WAS NEVER MY CALLING. AS SOON AS I FINISH MY EDUCATION I KNOW I WILL SURELY GET A GOOD JOB THAT WILL PAY WELL. I'M DOING THIS TO HELP MY BROTHER AND TO CLEAR SOME BILLS.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
But why choose a life of crime? Once you go down that path, there may be no turning back. I assume there are powerful men who are directing what you do, right? What do you think will happen when you tell them you're quitting to go to school? Do you think they'll just let you walk away, knowing who they are and what they do?
They're more likely to either force you into this way of life permanently or cause you and your brother great harm. Don't you see that?
Martin McS0rley Esq.

(Touching, isn't it? Brings a tear to my eye.)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
LIKE I TOLD YOU EARLIER THE TOP MEN IN THIS BUSINESS HAVE A LOT OF MONEY TO FINANCE WHATSOEVER THEY WANT TO DO, TRAVEL FROM ONE COUNTRY TO ANOTHER TO RUN THEIR BUSINESS, IT WILL TAKE US YEARS TO BE LIKE THEM, THAT IS WHILE MY BROTHER AND I ARE TRYING TO KEEP LOW PROFILE IN DOING THIS GAME, NOT TO GET TOO ATTACH TO THEM, THAT IS WHILE WE DO RUN SOME MINOR JOBS UNLIKE OTHERS THAT SET ALL DAY ON COMPUTER.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
So what work will you do if you can escape this?
Martin McS0rley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

I CAN GET A GOOD JOB AFTER MY STUDIES IN THE NEXT 2 YEARS. I'M A COMPUTER ENGINEERING STUDENT.

Doesn't that give you a warm feeling, dear reader?

MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Interesting. You'll need to be able to back that up, but maybe there's a way to make this work. I am NOT interested in funding a criminal, but may be inclined to help a student. We'll talk more.
I have to leave my office now, but I will send you a message tomorrow. You might want to consider exactly what it is you want to do with the money. Your answer will most certainly influence what I decide to do.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
GOOD DAY MR. MARTIN, HOW ARE YOU DOING AND THE FAMILY?
I AM STILL WAITING FOR YOUR MAIL.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Have you considered what I said?
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
I NEVER LIKED THIS JOB, ALL I WANT IS FOR MY BROTHER TO GET WELL SO WE CAN PAY OFF OUR DEBTS, AND I BEING ABLE TO COMPLETE MY STUDIES.
MY BROTHER HAD TO STEP DOWN FOR ME SO I CAN CONTINUE MY STUDIES AND HE DECIDED TO DO ANY LITTLE JOB HE CAN COME ACROSS. WE DECIDED TO GO INTO THIS GAME SO WE CAN CLEAR THE DEBTS AND PAY FOR MY FEES NOTHING ELSE.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.
Are you part of a large operation where there is someone who takes part of your money? That person might not be happy if you leave.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
NOT AT ALL. WE JUST BORROWED MONEY FROM SOME GUYS WHICH WE PROMISE TO PAY BACK ON TIME.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

Are you insane? You BORROWED money to start a life of crime? How did you expect to pay it back
That's a stupid, stupid thing to do. And lazy, if you ask me. Instead of going to work, you borrow from a criminal to become a criminal. What were you thinking?
Your parents must be ashamed of you.

Martin McS0rley Esq.

(And then he disappeared, tail between his legs, never knowing that he'd been baited at all. He was so close to a monster payday and the bad attorney snagged it away from him at the last second. Oh, the guilt! Seven months just plain fun and the joy of participating in a lad meltdown. Is his brother really in the hospital? Doubtful. Is business not going well for the lad? That at least seems likely.)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

MR. MARTIN I'M SORRY I COULDN'T REPLY YOUR MAIL YESTERDAY.

YOU ARE GETTING IT ALL WRONG, WE DIDN'T BORROWED MONEY FROM CRIMINALS, THE REASON WHILE MY BROTHER AND I STARTED THIS GAME WAS TO RAISE MONEY SO WE CAN PAY BACK THE PEOPLE WE BORROWED (THEY ARE NOT INTO THIS GAME), WHEN WE REALIZED THAT THE JOBS WE ARE DOING WILL NOT BE ENOUGH TO PAY BACK ON TIME SO THE PEOPLE WILL NOT START ASK FOR THEIR MONEY WHICH MIGHT LEAD TO VIOLENCE. WE DECIDE TO GO EXTRA MILES, INTO THE INTERNET FRAUD WHICH WE THOUGH WILL BE A LITTLE SAFER AND QUICK IN THE RAISE THE MONEY.

(I let him stew, just to see what would happen. A couple days later...)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
MR. MARTIN I'M SORRY I COULDN'T RESPOND TO YOUR MAIL.

(He wants to play some more? Who am I to deny him?)

MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

So you borrowed money you knew you couldn't pay back and then started trying to rip people off so the loan sharks won't hurt you?

How is that any better?

Martin McSorley Esq.

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
MR. MARTIN BROTHER ONLY TOLD ME THAT HE WAS GOING TO PROVIDE MONEY SO I CAN COMPLETE MY EDUCATION AND FOR OTHER EXPENSES, BUT HE NEVER TOLD ME WHERE HE WAS GOING TO GET THE MONEY FROM. I KNEW IT WASN'T FROM BAD GUYS BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T COME LOOKING FOR HIM. NOT UNTIL IT WAS GETTING CLOSE TO THE PERIOD HE AGREED TO PAY BACK THAT HE TOLD ME HOW HE GOT THE MONEY. IT WAS ALSO HIS DECISION TO START THIS GAME. I NEVER LIKED IT, I HAD NO CHOICE THAN TO JOIN HIM SO WE CAN RAISE THE MONEY TOGETHER ALONG WITH OTHER LITTLE JOBS WE COULD FIND. NOW HE'S AT THE HOSPITAL, I'M LEFT WITH THE RAISING OF THE MONEY SO WE CAN PAY BACK ON TIME.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

How much did you borrow?

Martin McSorley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
HE BORROWED $9500 TO BE PAID BACK ON OR BEFORE APRIL 2013.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

And what's going to happen when you don't come through with the money?

Martin McSorley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
I CAN'T REALLY SAY, BUT ONE OF THE GUYS REALLY NEEDS HIS MONEY AND WILL CHOSE THE VIOLENCE PART TO GET HIS MONEY BACK BECAUSE WE WERE SUPPOSED TO PAY THIS JANUARY. BUT DUE TO THE ACCIDENT HE DECIDED TO GIVE US A LITTLE MORE TIME.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

I bet that came with a HIGH interest rate. What do you REALLY owe him?

Martin McSorley Esq.

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
THERE IS NO INTEREST WE OWE HIM $6,500
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

So we're back where we started...why should I believe any of this? How can I? Is there any way for you to prove any of this to show that this is not just you trying to scam me?

Martin McSorley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
HOW DO YOU WANT ME TO PROVE THIS, I CAN'T JUST MAKE UP THIS JUST TO COLLECT FROM YOU. I TOLD WHAT I HAVE TO TELL YOU TOO MANY THINGS ARE ON THE LINE FOR THIS MY BROTHER'S HEALTH AND MY FUTURE.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

Of course you could make this all up. I get emails every day insisting that someone is dying of cancer and wants to leave me their millions, they've been in a terrible accident and need me to send them money, they're stuck in a refugee in Senegal and are being tortured...it goes on and on. How can I believe you? How can you convince me that you're not just another scammer saying anything and everything to get paid.

By the way, I "hired" a private investigator in the UK (not really, of course) and Lou dropped off a check for his retainer...$50,000 more!

He really is an idiot. A rich idiot.

Martin McSorley Esq.

(The evil just drips off this guy, doesn't it?)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SAYING, BUT MR. MARTIN REMEMBER I STOOD ABOUT MY BROTHER'S SITUATION EVEN BEFORE THIS ALL THING GOT TO THIS STAGE. IF I WAS TRYING TO SCAM YOU I WOULD HAVE INSISTED ON THE AMOUNT WE AGREED ON. BUT I JUST NEED TO CLEAR THE BILLS ON GROUND NOW, THAT WAS WHILE I PLEADED TO YOU THAT YOU SEND ME HALF OF MY SHARE WE AGREED ON. I AM SAY THE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH. JUST FOR THE SAKE OF MY BROTHER'S HEALTH AND FOR MY FUTURE I PROMISE WE WILL HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE LINE OF SCAM.

(Yeah...I laughed. I couldn't help myself. I bet you laughed, too.)

MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

So you haven't made ANY money running these scams? Isn't there someone to show you how the game is played?

Martin McSorley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
LIKE I TOLD YOU WE STARTED DOING THIS GAME FEW MONTHS AGO, WE HAVEN'T MAKE ANY MONEY BECAUSE WE DECIDED NOT TO GET TOO INVOLVED IN IT.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

(I was gone for a few days and came back to find he hadn't given up.)

MR. MARTIN SORRY I COULDN'T RESPOND TO YOUR MAIL ON TIME. I AM STILL WAITING FOR YOUR RESPONSE IN CONSIDERING MY REQUEST YOU ARE MY ONLY HOPE TO SOLVING MY PROBLEMS. PLEASE DON'T TURN YOUR BACK ON ME.
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

My response has not changed...you haven't given me any good reasons to send you a single penny.

You do continue to whine, though. It's really very sad.

Martin McSorley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
MR. MARTIN I ALREADY STOOD EVERYTHING, ABOUT MY BROTHER'S HEALTH, MY EDUCATION AND ABOUT THE MONEY WE'RE TO PAY IN SHORT TIME.

(I went quiet again, just to see how bad this was going to get. And the lad didn't disappoint...he came back for more.)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

MR. MARTIN I ALREADY STOOD EVERYTHING, ABOUT MY BROTHER'S HEALTH, MY EDUCATION AND ABOUT THE MONEY WE'RE TO PAY IN SHORT TIME. ARE YOU SAYING YOU DON'T WANT TO HELP US? ONE OF THE PERSON MY BROTHER BORROWED MONEY FROM CAME TO ASK FOR HIS MONEY TODAY THAT HE NEEDS HIS MONEY AT THE END OF THIS MONTH OR HE HIS GOING TO DEAL WITH MY BROTHER. DO YOU STILL INSIST THAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GIVE ME THE MONEY?

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

(Ah ha...he sent a message to Lou, which Marty insured he never "got". This whole schizophrenic thing takes some real organization!)

ATTENTION: LOUIS SINDOR,

WE ARE YET TO RECEIVE ANY PENNY FROM MR. MARTIN AS HE CLAIMED. AND YOU REFUSE TO RESPOND TO ANY OF OUR MAIL.

YOUR URGENT RESPONSE IS NEEDED AS CAN NO LONGER UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON REGARDING THIS TRANSACTION.

YOURS IN SERVICE,
MR. PETER HOWARD.
TELL- +44-703-593-7009
FAX- +44 8447 743 944

(Naughty, naughty. He'd been told and he colored outside the lines. This could get ugly.)

MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

You seem to be a little short on memory, pal. You sent a message to Lou saying: "WE ARE YET TO RECEIVE ANY PENNY FROM MR. MARTIN AS HE CLAIMED. AND YOU REFUSE TO RESPOND TO ANY OF OUR MAIL.

YOUR URGENT RESPONSE IS NEEDED AS CAN NO LONGER UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON REGARDING THIS TRANSACTION"

Too bad...he'll never see that message. As I told you, I have access to his email and anything received from you will magically disappear.

You're still whining about your brother? Why should I even believe you? I've said many, many times that I need some proof of your situation and all you do is beg.

Surely you can do better than that.

Martin McSorley Esq.

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

I'M TOTALLY CONFUSE RIGHT NOW. HAVE YOU BEEN SCAMMED BY SOMEONE ELSE THAT YOU CHOICE TO PUNISH US. THIS WAS THE ONLY HOPE TO GET BACK IN LIFE FOR THE FIRST CHOSE ANOTHER STYLE OF LIFE BY COMPLETING MY STUDIES AND AND PAYING OFF OUR DEBT. WHILE HAVE YOU COME TO MAKE LIFE MORE COMPLICATE FOR US? WHILE ARE YOU BEING SELFISH AND GREEDY? I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO, I DID ALL THAT YOU SAID JUST TO SEND ME HALF OF MY SHARE YOU REFUSED WHAT KIND OF PERSON ARE YOU? I CREATED A WAY FOR TO GET ENOUGH MONEY FROM LOU WHICH YOU NEVER THOUGH OF COLLECTING FROM HIM THIS YEAR AND YOU JUST CHOSE TO HURT US AND PUSH US AWAY.

GOD ABOVE IS WATCHING AND I JUST HOPE NOTHING HAPPENS TO MY BROTHER.

(Epic. Absolutely epic. A meltdown for the ages. I really enjoy this lad. Time to push him over the edge, if I can.)

MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

Your brother is going to die in the hospital.

Too bad for you.

Martin McSorley Esq.

(And then he was gone again, or so I thought. Nope. A couple more weeks went by and there was a feeble whine.)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")

DEAR MR. MARTIN I AM SORRY I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO RESPOND TO YOUR MAIL. LIKE I TOLD YOU MY FRIEND HAS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR SOME TIME NOW THAT IS WHILE I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO WRITE YOU BACK.

PLEASE I DON'T WANT MY BROTHER TO DIE. I'VE BEING TRYING TO DO THE LITTLE JOBS I CAN FOR NOW TO RAISE SOME MONEY I ONLY HAVE $1,015.

PLEASE HAVE PITY ON ME AT LEAST FOR MY ILL BROTHER THAT HIS LIFE IS ON THE LINE. I DON'T WANT TO LOSE HIM.
THE CHAT COMMENCES

(I wasn't quite sure of where to go with this now, having taken the bait to places I'd never imagined. Leave to this lad to come up with the answer for me! Evidently he figured that, if he could get to Lou, he might be able to get SOMETHING, so he created a new account and waited for an opening. Lou got a chat request and acknowledged it and then things went...well...it's difficult to describe.)


11:03 AM

Terry: Hello

me: Yes?

11:05 AM

Terry: My name is Terry Moore from UK

me: Okay

Terry: I want to ask you a serious question very important

me: Okay

11:06 AM

Terry: who is Mr. Martin Mcsorley to you?

(Ah ha...that at least narrows it down to the lucky few who have been really pissed at Marty! I wonder which one it is?)

me: Why do you ask?

11:07 AM

Terry: just answer the question i'm heading somewhere that will benefit you

for your own good

me: You'll have to be a little more specific than that, I'm afraid.

11:08 AM

Terry: He is your attorney right?

me: Yes. What is that to you?

11:09 AM

Terry: you recently asked him to investigate a fund for you right?

me: Maybe. Why do you ask?

11:10 AM

Terry: do you trust him?

me: Yes, of course I do. What's this about?

11:11 AM

Terry: It is about your fund domicile in the Barclays Bank plc

(Well hello again, Peter. I'm impressed. I wonder where we're headed THIS time?)

me: You mean that scumbag who ripped me off?

Who are you?

11:12 AM

Terry: i'm here to tell the truth

me: About what? And why all the mystery?

11:13 AM

Terry: did you recently gave Mr. Martin $50,000 for private investigation about the said fund?

me: I gave him a whole lot more than that. How do you know about this?

11:17 AM

Terry: what was the last payment the bank required from you?

me: What business is that of yours?

11:18 AM

Terry: FEDERAL TRANSFER PROTECTION WARRANTY right?

cost $60,000

11:19 AM

me: Who is this?

How do you know that?

(Yes, I'm pretending to be a little afraid...don't worry, I'll get mad soon. I just want to see how long I can keep him busy.)

Terry: who i am is not really important now

11:20 AM

just follow what i'm about to tell you okay?

me: This had better be good, or I'm signing off

Terry: ok

11:21 AM

did you give Mr. Martin Mcsorley you password to your mail box?

11:22 AM

me: Why do you care? What is it to you?

11:23 AM

Terry: when you gave him the bank receipt to send for you to Mr. Peter Howard in charge of your fund

me: Is this that fuckbag Howard?

Terry: no

11:24 AM

just answer the question

me: Then what exactly is it you want and how are you connected to this?

Terry: did you give him you password yes or no?

11:25 AM

just answer the question

me: I might have, why?

Terry: Mr. Martin has been monitoring your mail ever since then

11:26 AM

Mr. Peter Howard has been trying to contact you about what is going on

me: What's going on is that whoever that shithole is, he stole my money and I want it back and I want his head on a stick. How do you fit into this?

11:27 AM

Terry: Mr. Peter Howard did not stole your money

11:28 AM

me: Of course he did, and he gloated about it. "thanks for the money" and "have a good life" or something like that. I GOT his fucking email and haven't heard from him since.

11:29 AM

Terry: did he send you the mail directly or Mr. Martin forwarded it to you?

11:30 AM

me: I got it from HIM, his is the return address on the mail

11:31 AM

Terry: from Mr. Martin claiming that Mr. Howard sent him the mail right?

11:32 AM

me: No, I got it straight from Howard, that asshole.

Want me to send it to you?

It wasn't forwarded from anywhere

Terry: ok

11:33 AM

before we continue do me a favor

me: What

Terry: i want you to change the password of your mail box now

me: Why?

11:34 AM

Terry: cos Mr. Martin has the password to your mail box

me: Okay

11:35 AM

I sent you the message from Howard. What do you care about all this?

(This was a message that I created using a fake email generator that indeed DOES look like he sent it. I bet THAT pissed him off.)

Terry: tell me when you're done

the truth

me: What truth? What's it to you?

11:36 AM

Terry: about everything

trust me on this one

have you change the password?

me: Why should I trust you?

11:38 AM

Terry: Cos i'm about to forward you something you will be so surprise of

me: Oh great. What?

Terry: about the whole transaction

who has your money

11:39 AM

me: What transaction? The transaction never happened. And Howard has my money. And I suspect that's YOU

Terry: wait a minute

have you change your password

?

me: Yes

11:40 AM

Terry: are you sure?

me: What do you mean by that? Of course I'm sure.

Terry: ok fine

11:41 AM

we should be in a hurry to find out the truth of who have your money

sorry

we shouldn't be in a hurry to find out the truth of who have your money

sorry

11:42 AM

me: What the hell is that supposed to mean?

Terry: i will forward some mail to you

to see for yourself

ok

me: whatever

I still want to know why you give a shit about this.

11:43 AM

Terry: cos you are looking the wrong direction for your money and you keep spending more

(His concern is really touching, isn't it?)

11:44 AM

i promise you this will not be time wasted

me: This is already looking like "time wasted"

Terry: not at all

11:45 AM

i have to search for the mails
promise me one thing
that you will not tell Mr. Martin your so called attorney about for the now

11:46 AM

me: We'll see, it depends on what this all is

Terry: but be sure you've change your password

that is the most important thing

11:47 AM

me: I told you I did

Terry: ok fine

to give hit that we are not wasting our precious time here

11:48 AM

me: Well, so far YOU are wasting MY time

Terry: when you were asked to pay for FEDERAL TRANSFER PROTECTION WARRANTY of $60,000 you gave Mr. Martin $100,000 right?

11:49 AM

me: I don't think that's any of your business.
Peter.
I guess this means he's getting close to finding you, doesn't it?

Terry: you are getting it all wrong

11:50 AM

just wait till when i forward you all the mails ok

me: Oh, I think I've got it right. You know all about my stolen money and you're sounding scared. I think he's on to you and you're afraid

11:51 AM

Nobody else knew about that money. If you're not Peter, how do YOU know?

11:52 AM

Terry: when you gave Mr. Martin the $100,000 you said Mr. Peter told you good bye right?

11:53 AM

me: I forwarded you the message where he did

Terry: and he never wrote any mail to you or Mr. Martin till now right?

me: He never sent any to me. I don't know about Marty

11:54 AM

Terry: did ask Mr. martin if he sent him any mail?

11:55 AM

me: I know he was mailing with Peter before he stole my money.

Where are you going with this?

Terry: you never receive any because someone was monitoring your mails

deleting every mail that was sent to you by mr peter

11:56 AM

me: Blah blah, you still haven't proved anything to me. I think you're just worried that you're going to get the shit kicked out of you when I get my money back, Peter.

Because you ARE going to get the shit kicked out of you

Terry: ok fine

11:57 AM

i will forward the mails tomorrow

but you have to be sure that you have changed your password

me: Tomorrow? Why not now? Will it take you that long to fake them?

11:58 AM

Terry: ok fine

me: "ok fine"? What do you mean

11:59 AM

Terry: i want you to go to your bank and confirm if the transfer you made was intercepted or not by someone

(Lazy lad, I don't think so. I think you're going to have to go through your mailbox and find every dang one of those messages from Marty. No wonder he wants to wait until tomorrow...that could take hours!)

12:00 PM

me: What are you talking about?

I'm not going ANYWHERE until I see a good reason to.

12:01 PM

Terry: the first payment for the conversion of your fund

12:02 PM

if the transfer was actually done

12:03 PM

me: Of course it was done. What are you talking about? With all the thousands you stole from me, why are you bringing that up, you fucking crook?

12:06 PM

Terry: no the transfer was intercepted

mr peter never received any money

me: Bullshit, that's not even possible? Why are you making all this crap up? What's in it for you?

12:07 PM

How do you know who got WHAT money, unless you ARE Peter?

Terry: if you think i'm making this up just confirm from your bank

12:08 PM

me: There's nothing to confirm. And where are all these emails with "the truth" you've been whining about? So far all I see is talk from you

Terry: just go and confirm it from your bank

(Time to make that transition to "angry", I think.)

12:09 PM

me: Fuck you. You said, "Cos i'm about to forward you something you will be so surprise of"

Where is it?

Terry: don't hurry me

12:10 PM

me: Why would I make a 2 hour trip to bank? I'll hurry you all I want, Peter. You're the one who contacted me, remember?

Terry: i am trying to help you

12:11 PM

that is to tell you who has your money
send your bank an email

me: YOU have my money, asshole. And I suspect you're afraid you're going to lose it once Marty's people find you. Is that it?

12:12 PM

You keep talking in circles and still haven't forwarded a single thing that convinces me any different

Terry: mr martin is not running any fucking investigation Lou

me: Of course he is, and it sounds like he's getting close

12:13 PM

Terry: the reason i haven't send you any mail i want to confirm that you have change your password

me: Why DID you contact me? Just not to make sense?

12:14 PM

I TOLD you I changed it a long time ago. Why the delay?

Terry: and that no one have access to your mail box

i have to confirm it

me: And exactly how would you "confirm it"? It's changed, asshole

12:15 PM

Terry: you can go ahead and insult me but at the end you will be thanking me

just wait till i confirm it ok

12:16 PM

does mr martin has a phone number?

me: Confirm what? How is it that you are going to confirm the password change I already told you I made?

12:17 PM

Terry: does mr martin has a phone number?

me: Why do you ask?

Terry: i need to talk to him

me: Why?

12:18 PM

Terry: part of the investigation

me: You said there wasn't an investigation. So what's the REAL story?

12:19 PM

Terry: i never told you that

just send me his number

me: Lying asshole.You said "mr martin is not running any fucking investigation Lou"

Terry: i need to talk to him

12:20 PM

me: Like I said...why?

Terry: Lou take note like you said when i told you i was going to send you the mails tomorrow is said i was going to edit the mail right?

12:21 PM

how can i edit close to 50 mails in 24hours
is that possible
be reasonable for once

me: Why the wait, then?

12:22 PM

Reasonable? I'm the one you stole from, you fuck. Why should I be reasonable?

Terry: cos i want to help here

12:23 PM

me: Bullshit. If you weren't ready to back up your "truth", then why did you contact me?

Terry: ok

just give me some time

me: You still haven't told me what the mails even SAY

12:24 PM

And your story keeps changing. Typical crook

Terry: the content of the mail is who owns your money right now

me: And who is that?

Terry: and you are looking at the wrong direction

12:25 PM

me: So who has it?

Terry: i will tell in few hours time

12:26 PM

me: Why not tell me now, if it's such a big surprise

Terry: for the now don't tell mr martin about our conversation

after all if you thinking i'm lying you can then ask your so called attorney

12:27 PM

for information i am not Peter Howard

me: You haven't told me anything yet, asshole. You HAVE convinced me who you are, Peter. I just don't see why you bothered to contact me

Of course you're Peter. Who else would know about this?

12:28 PM

Terry: i will be right back

just wait till then
i promise you won't regret this

me: I doubt if I care what you do, crook. Just keep looking over your shoulder, because one day soon you're going to get hurt bad

12:29 PM

I already fucking regret it, crook

Terry: i have to get all the mail from peter howard

12:30 PM

me: Right. And if you're not Peter, exactly how do you know him? How are you involved? How do you know what he did?

12:31 PM

Terry: we'll talk better

i'll be back

12:32 PM

me: Sure we will. Why don't you answer my questions? Need time to make up more lies?

(And then he dropped off after wasting an hour and a half on the chat. Why no actual accusation of Marty? How would he "confirm" that the email was now safe for him to send to? And then, a message popped up in Marty's account!)

PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
LOU HAS CHANGED HIS PASSWORD RIGHT?
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

What do you think that will get you? Do you really think you can do anything?

And, you idiot, why tell me?

You're even more of an idiot than I thought.

Martin McSorley Esq.
PETER HOWARD ("BARCLAYS BANK")
BACK TO WHERE WE STARTED I HAVE NOTHING TO LOOSE OR AGAIN ON THIS ONE...
MARTIN McS0RLEY ESQ.

I've been doing all the gaining, I believe.

Martin McSorley Esq.

(So now it appears that Peter/Terry is reasonably certain that he can safely send messages to Lou. He also probably realizes that alerting Marty to that fact was a mistake and so now he's going to have to scramble to get his act together to convince Lou that Marty is the real crook here. I suspect that he's going to have a real hard time of it, don't you?

I'll follow up once this has found a new direction, but I don't think I'll refer to it as the "exciting conclusion" for quite a while...at least I hope not!)

 

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