NOT A PRAYER

Another fine tale from Lou Sindor, last seen in SLAM DUNK.

Some fun after winning a drawing I didn't enter, noteworthy because
1) our hero is led in a long prayer by our villain and
2) the oh-so-pious villain then curses the hero at the end!

Gotta love it.


The villains:
Dr. Bernadette Fallon, of Virgin (sometimes Virgins) Atlantic
Barrister Mrs X, of Tanfield Chambers (not! see below)

The hero:
Lou Al Sindor - 7 feet of baiter

Lengthy scam-o-note:
Tanfield Chambers is a real law firm, in London.
They have, of course, nothing to do with this scam, see their warning about it.
Barrister Mrs. X is a real barrister with that firm.

Scamorama prefers to X out names of real people apparently being impersonated, unless they are 'public' figures.
[Example: you send your scanned passport to a scammer, who uses it to scam someone else - which the scammer tries here, btw.]
Barrister Mrs. X is neither famous nor anonymous, but it seemed prudent to change her name, as she is probably sick of this.

Now read this hilarious scambait!

Dr. Bernadette Fallon

Unexpected financial windfall, with courier information thoughtfully provided!

DATE: 19/12/2011

******************************************************

- Networks. Communications Department

ID/FORM:ISO900018

RE: 070 PN2 Number Order Form
*In line with the commemorating event marking our 25th anniversary we rolled out over 16,000.000.00 (Sixteen Million Great Britain Pounds) for our 25th Anniversary Draws. You have a certified cheque of £120,000 GBP presently ready for delivery, Please kindly choose with any of the courier service system that suit your delivery mode to your designated location and note that, the courier service system charges cannot be deducted from the original amount due to the fact that, it was registered under high insurance policy and cheque must be delivered to you in complete amount.*
* ------------------------------------------------------ *

UPS Express Delivery
*Opening Times*
08:00 - 19:30 Monday - Friday
08:00 - 14:00 Saturday
*Delivery Period Fee Date extention*
International Delivery £ 451.00 (2-3 working days
48 Hours Delivery £ 505.00
Same Day Delivery £ 520.00

DHL Express Delivery
*Opening Times*
08:00 - 19:30 Monday - Friday
08:00 - 14:00 Saturday
*Delivery Period Fee Date extention*
International Delivery £ 441.00 (2-3 working days
78 Hours Delivery £ 403.00
Same Day Delivery £ 525.00

**Opening Times*
08:00 - 19:30 Monday - Friday
08:00 - 14:00 Saturday
*Delivery Period Fee Date extention*
International Delivery £ 378.00 (2-3 working days
72 Hours Delivery £ 316.00
Same Day Delivery £ 561.00


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Please indicate the courier service system that would be more convenient for you to receive your cheque. The dispatch fee payment is indicated at the bottom of the courier delivery services nominated for delivery of cheque's by Virgin UK promo. It would be more appreciative if you keep it confidential till your funds finally gets delivered to your destination address, so as to avoid unwanted claims. The courier delivery agent from any of the courier services will even want to be of assistance by following you to your bank were the cheque will be deposited.*

*Information most required for Delivery*
*Name : ________________________________________
Surname Middle name First name
Mobile Number#:
Address In Full:
We demand a scanned copy drivers License or International Passport:*
*Your Courier choice option:* UPS ** DHL **FedEx

FedEx Express Delivery
Yours faithfully,
Dr. Bernadette Fallon
Fax:+44 (0) 871 50 31830
Copyright 2010 Virgin. All rights reserved.
You are here - Virgin UK Home.
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*This email and its attachments are confidential and intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s). This email and its attachments may also be privileged or protected by legal rules. If you have received this by mistake please let us know by reply immediately and destroy the email and its attachments without reading, copying or forwarding the contents*

Lou Sindor

12/19/11

I'm sorry, but I've never flown Virgin Atlantic...is this a mistake?

Lou

Dr. Bernadette Fallon

She(?) merely sends the mail again:

DATE: 21/12/2011

******************************************************

Networks. Communications Department

* ID/FORM:ISO900018*

**Opening Times*
08:00 - 19:30 Monday - Friday
08:00 - 14:00 Saturday

*Delivery Period Fee Date extention*
International Delivery £ 378.00 (2-3 working days
72 Hours Delivery £ 316.00
Same Day Delivery £ 561.00

--------------------------------------------------------

Please indicate the courier service system that would be more convenient for you to receive your cheque. The dispatch fee payment is indicated at the bottom of the courier delivery services nominated for delivery of cheque's by Virgin UK promo. It would be more appreciative if you keep it confidential till your funds finally gets delivered to your destination address, so as to avoid unwanted claims. The courier delivery agent from any of the courier services will even want to be of assistance by following you to your bank were the cheque will be deposited.*

*Information most required for Delivery*
*Name : ________________________________________**
Surname Middle name First name
Mobile Number#:
Address In Full:
We demand a scanned copy drivers License or International Passport:*
*Your Courier choice option:* UPS ** DHL **FedEx

FedEx Express Delivery

UPS Express Delivery
Opening Times*
08:00 - 19:30 Monday - Friday
08:00 - 14:00 Saturday

*Delivery Period Fee Date extention*
International Delivery £ 451.00 (2-3 working days
48 Hours Delivery £ 505.00
Same Day Delivery £ 520.00

DHL Express Delivery
Opening Times*
08:00 - 19:30 Monday - Friday
08:00 - 14:00 Saturday

*Delivery Period Fee Date extention*
International Delivery £ 441.00 (2-3 working days
78 Hours Delivery £ 403.00
Same Day Delivery £ 525.00

* **Opening Times*
08:00 - 19:30 Monday - Friday
08:00 - 14:00 Saturday

*Delivery Period Fee Date extention*
International Delivery £ 378.00 (2-3 working days
72 Hours Delivery £ 316.00
Same Day Delivery £ 561.00

--------------------------------------------------------

Please indicate the courier service system that would be more convenient for you to receive your cheque. The dispatch fee payment is indicated at the bottom of the courier delivery services nominated for delivery of cheque's by Virgin UK promo. It would be more appreciative if you keep it confidential till your funds finally gets delivered to your destination address, so as to avoid unwanted claims. The courier delivery agent from any of the courier services will even want to be of assistance by following you to your bank were the cheque will be deposited.*

*Information most required for Delivery*
*Name : ________________________________________
Surname Middle name First name
Mobile Number#:
Address In Full:
We demand a scanned copy drivers License or International Passport:*
*Your Courier choice option:* UPS ** DHL **FedEx

FedEx Express Delivery

Yours faithfully,
Dr. Bernadette Fallon

Fax:+44 (0) 871 50 31830
Copyright 2010 Virgin. All rights reserved.
You are here - Virgin UK Home.

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*This email and its attachments are confidential and intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s). This email and its attachments may also be privileged or protected by legal rules. If you have received this by mistake please let us know by reply immediately and destroy the email and its attachments without reading, copying or forwarding the contents*

Lou Sindor

12/21/11

This is all very sudden and surprising.
I won some money, but you want me to send you money to get it?

Lou

I won some money...: This is such a clear and concise expression of the '419' advance fee fraud scam (subgenre: 'unexpected financial windfall'). Post Lou's words on the refrigerator of any friend or relative vulnerable to this scam.

Dr. Bernadette Fallon

UK VIRGINS ATLANTIC net-communicationcenter@hotmail.com

12/22/11

Good Day,

I received your email and I advise you make contact with Barrister Mrs X via the email address below ( (scammer name)@hotmail.co.uk) she will guide you on the step to take in regards to the necessary courier charges.

Once again congratulation.

Yours Sincerely

Dr. Bernadette Fallon

Fax:+44 (0) 871 50 31830

(As usual, we shift to potential victim to the "closer" so that the original scammer can go back to work. I keep asking questions and I'm starting to get in the way.)

Lou Sindor

12/22/11

(Barrister Mrs X),

Please see below for a message I received. What's this all about?

Lou

(This contained the forwarded message from "Virgins Atlantic".)

Barrister Mrs X

(scammer name)@hotmail.co.uk

12/23/11

DEAR LOU SINDOR,

I AM IN RECEIPT OF YOUR EMAIL AND I NOTED YOUR GREAT CONCERN TO GET YOUR PACKAGE DELIVERED TO YOUR ADDRESS .THE COST INVOLVE IS £ 378.00 GREAT BRITISH POUNDS WHICH IS THE COST OF FEDEx INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY MODE WHICH YOU ARE TO SEND VIA Western Union MONEY TRANSFER ALONGSIDE WITH A SCAN COPY OF THE PAYMENT SLIP FOR THE RECORD OF FEDEx COURIER COMPANY.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS.
RECEIVERS NAME: BARRISTER MRS X
RECEIVERS ADDRESS: 2-5 WARWICK COURT LONDON WC1R 5DJ
COST OF DELIVERY: £ 378.00 GREAT BRITISH POUNDS

I WILL APPRECAITE IF YOU ACT DILIGENTLY TO INSTRUCTION GIVEN TO YOU AND IMMEDAITELY YOUR PAYMENT IS BE COMFIRMED BY ME, FEDEx WILL DELIVER YOUR PACKAGE TO YOU WITHIN 2-3 WORKINGS DAYS WITHOUT ANY LAG.

I AWAIT SCAN COPY RECEIPT OF THE Western Union IN YOUR NEXT EMAIL.

YOURS SINCERELY,
BARRISTER MRS X

Lou Sindor

12/23/11

(Barrister Mrs X),

It would be much simpler if this package was sent C.O.D. as Western Union is not a very reliable way to move money. There are many who use it as a way to scam people, I've heard.

Lou

Scamorama hastens to add that Western Union is perfectly reliable if you know who you're sending the money to, and if that someone isn't a scammer :)

Barrister Mrs X

(scammer name)@hotmail.co.uk

12/26/11

Dear Lou Sindor,

I receive your email and I thank you for the infinite confidence in the delivery of your winning cheque to you. Sorry the listed courier companies do not have Cost of delivery on winning cheque due to the fact that it is the fee of keeping your cheque in their possession and have it checked if it is certified before you receive it.

All you need to do right now to get your cheque delivered to your door step. I strongly advise you to go ahead and pay the delivery fee of the courier company so far as to enable them deliver your cheque to you on time. The fee is 358 GBP only and a onetime fee you are to come up with this fee as to process the delivery of your Cheque.

Thanks for your understanding.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs Barrister X

("Cost of Delivery"? I guess "Barrister Mrs X" is a little unclear on what C.O.D. is. She also confused her own scam amount; not the sharpest knife in the drawer, I guess.)

Lou Sindor

12/27/11

I thought you said it was 378 GBP? Now it's 358 GBP? What's going on here?

Also, you want me to send you money, but I have no proof of...well...anything. This is all starting to sound a little fishy to me.

Lou

Barrister Mrs X

Jan 1

Dear Lou Sindor,

I receive your email and I wish you and your love ones a fruitful & rewarding 2012 full of remarkable achievements & joy. Happy New Year.I am sorry for the mistake as nobody is above little mistake.The initial amount you are to send is 378 GBP NOT 358.Please accept my mistake.

Please this is a new year and a meaningful chapter is about to unfold, just be patience and have faith in me.

You should take care of yourself and have a pleasant 2012 with good health.

Yours Sincerely,
(Barrister Mrs X)
Areas of Practice
Career 2005 Called to the Bar

Barrister Mrs X

Jan 2

Dear Luo Sindor,

Sequel to your email which was noted.Please let me reassure you that,I don't need your money because every expense incur from your end is for the progress of delivery of your cheque. Beside I was born into a christian family even my brother is a pastor herein London so you don't know the gospel more than I do.

Please pray according with me please....Lord Jesus, help me to remain faithful to You and your calling upon my life. Strengthen and grow my faith as I daily search Your Scriptures and apply their truths to my spiritual walk. As I go through the trials and experiences of my earthly journey would You fix my eyes and my ever-wandering heart upon Jesus. When the howling winds and forceful storms of this life attempt to shipwreck my faith may they instead prove my faith to be more than sufficient to withstand the continual assaults from the enemy. Because I take refuge in Jesus my spiritual foundation is firm, always dependable, and leads me to glorious victory. Amen.

etc. etc.
This kept going for five or six paragraphs and seems to have been copied, in more or less its entirety, from http://www.prayerfortoday.net/.
It ended with this:

Thank You, Jesus, that in the midst of loss and devastation, those who trust in You have a salvation that is steadfast and imperishable.

Have a blessed day ahead.
Your sincerely,
Barrister Mrs X

Barrister Mrs X

Jan 3

Dear Lou Sindor,

I advise you should have faith,, because all things have a purpose but sometimes it does not appear as you think wrongly !!

I will appreciate if you act diligently to instructions given to you.

Yours sincerely,
(Barrister Mrs X)

Areas of Practice
Career 2005 Called to the Bar
http://www.tanfieldchambers.co.uk/Barristers/Mrs X

(A little desperation has started to creep in as I didn't answer during the holiday. Nice of her to lead us all in a little prayer, though. Very thoughtful.)

Tanfield Chambers is an actual law firm, in London.
They have nothing to do with the scammer, and their web site contains a warning about scams.
Yes, we said it before. If you didn't see this above, well, you're seeing it now.

Lou Sindor
Jan 3

My apologies, but I have been away from my computer and unable to respond to you.

Can you re-send the instructions as I can't locate your original message...?

Thank you,

Lou

Barrister Mrs X

Jan 3

DEAR LOU SINDOR,

I RECEIVE YOUR EMAIL AND BELOW ARE THE NECESSARY INSTRUSTION YOU NEED TO MAKE THE SAID PAYMENT VIA Western Union TRANSFER.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS.
RECEIVERS NAME: BARRISTER MRS X
RECEIVERS ADDRESS: 2-5 WARWICK COURT LONDON WC1R 5DJ
COST OF DELIVERY: £ 378.00 GREAT BRITISH POUNDS

I WILL APPRECAITE IF YOU ACT DILIGENTLY TO INSTRUCTION GIVEN TO YOU AND IMMEDAITELY YOUR PAYMENT IS BE COMFIRMED BY ME, DELIVERY WILL BE MADE TO YOU WITHIN 2-3 WORKINGS DAYS WITHOUT ANY DELAY.

I AWAIT SCAN COPY OF THE Western Union RECEIPT IN YOUR NEXT EMAIL.

YOURS SINCERELY,
BARRISTER MRS X

Lou Sindor

Jan 3

(Barrister Mrs X),

I have made the requested transfer and attached the requested scan.

Happy New Year!

Lou

(I didn't attach anything, just to stretch it that last little bit.)

Barrister Mrs X

Jan 3

DEAR LOU SINDOR,

I RECEIVE YOUR EMAIL AND TO UPDATE YOU, YOU DID NOT ATTACH THE REQUESTED SCAN COPY OF THE Western Union RECEIPT.YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR SENT MESSAGE AND RESEND FOR MY RECORD.

I AWAIT YOUR SWIFT FEEDBACK.

YOURS SINCERELY,
BARRISTER MRS X

(As her frustration builds, her messages seem to get shorter and shorter.)

Lou Sindor

Jan 3

Oops, sorry.

Here you go...

Lou

(Time for the payoff ... with a little love note added. I've attached it for your entertainment.)

Note the warning posted about using internet cafe facilities for scamming.
For all we know, the people were random customers.

Barrister Mrs X
Jan 3

YOU ARE A COWARD AND A DIRTY BITCH............YOU NEED TO GROW UP IF YOU THINK I AM SCAMMING YOU THEN YOU ARE A FOOL...

(So much more rewarding than the prayer, don't you think?)

 

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