INFORMED CONSENT


Welcome back Sweeney Todd! [Formerly seen in YOUR UTTERANCE IS REPREHENSIBLE and DEMON SCAMBAITER OF FLEET STREET.]

I think this one has finally gone dead, after a gap during the holidays and a revival in the New Year. In this one, Sweeney Todd almost lures the delectable Miss Monica Koromah to the US to participate in the Renal Harvest program...

Starring:
Monica Koromah - another benighted orphan having trouble claiming her inheritance (monica5_koromah@yahoo.com)
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D. - kindly urologist
Jacques N’Dri Koffi - Banker Lad (boaci@secretary.net, 225 08 259991), Monica's first attempt
Al Kayder - Sweeney's old buddy at the American embassy in Abidjan
Barrister Bensson - Barrister Lad in Monica's second attempt (barrister_bensson@yahoo.ca, +225 02499033)

Others appearing only by mention:
MR TONY IYKE ADIM - meant to pick up the loot for "Koffi"
ONYENEKE FRANKLINE O. - meant to pick up the loot for "Bensson"

Monica Koromah
Date: Wed 21 Nov 2007
To: Sweeney Todd
Subject: From Monica

FROM MONICA KOROMAH
I5BP 1562 ABIDJAN COTE DIVOIR,

ATTN DEAREST BELLOVETH ONE,

I AM PLEASED TO GET ACROSS TO YOU FOR A VERY PROFITABLE BUSINESS PROPOSAL,THOUGH I DON'T KNOW YOU NEITHER HAVE I SEEN YOU BEFORE BUT I GOT YOUR CONTACT THROUGH MY PRIVATE SEARCH. I AM MONICA KOROMAH THE ONLY CHILD OF MR DENISE KOROMAH AND MY FATHER WAS THE MANAGER OF ABIDJAN SECURITY & FINANCE COMPANY BUT HE DIED LAST YEAR,
THE INTENDED BUSINESS IS THUS, MY FATHER CALLED ME ON HIS PRIVATE HOSPITAL AND TOLD ME THAT HE HAS THE SUM OF ($8,000.000.00) EIGHT MILLION US. DOLLARS WITH ONE OF THE BANK HERE IN ABIDJAN AND HE TOLD ME THAT HE DEPOSITED THE FUND WITH MY NAME AS HIS NEXT OF KIN AND HE GAVE ME ALL THE DOCUMENTS THAT THE BANK GAVE TO HIM THE DAY HE LODGE THIS MONEY AND HE TOLD ME NOT TO INVEST THIS MONEY IN THIS COUNTRY THAT I SHOULD LOOK FOR A FOREIGN PARTNER WHO WILL HELP ME TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY TO HIS COUNTRY AND HELP ME TO GET ME OUT FROM THIS COUNTRY TO HIS COUNTRY AND ALSO HELP ME TO INVEST THIS MONEY ON A BENEFITING BUSINESS WHILE I WILL GO BACK TO MY STUDIES UNTILL I FINISH MY EDUCATION THEN JOIN YOU IN ANY BUSINESS THAT YOU WILL INVEST THIS MONEY,
I HAVE MET THE BANK DIRECTOR AND SHOW THEM THE DOCUMENTS WHICH THE GAVE TO MY FATHER THE DAY HE LODGE THIS MONEY AND TELL HIM THAT I WANT TO CLAIM THE FUND AND THEIR HAVE AGGREE TO TRANSFER THE FUND IN ANY ACCOUNT THAT I PROVIDE,

SO DEAR I AM HONOURABLE SEEKING YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
(1) TO PROVIDE A BANK ACCOUNT INTO WHICH THIS FUND WOULD BE TRANFERRED TO,
(2) TO SERVE AS A GUARDIAN OF THIS FUND SINCE I AM ONLY 20YEARS,
(3) TO MAKE ARRANGEMENT FOR ME TO COME OVER TO YOUR COUNTRY TO FURTHER MY EDUCATION AND TO SECURE A RESIDENT PERMIT IN YOUR COUNTRY,

MOREOVER I HAVE MADE UP MY MIND TO OFFER YOU 25% FROM THE TOTAL SUM AS COMPENSATION FOR YOUR EFFORT/ASSISTANCE AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THIS FUND INTO YOUR NOMINATED ACCOUNT OVERSEAS,

I WILL LIKE YOU TO SEND ME ALL THE INFORMATIONS BELLOW SO THAT I WILL FARWARD IT TO THE BANK FOR THE PROCEEDURE,
(1)YOUR FULL NAME AND HOUSE ADDRESS (2)YOUR PHONE FAX NUMBERS AND A COPY OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT*,

I AWAIT YOUR EARLIEST RESPONSE.

MONICA KOROMAH

[*Do not send a scammer a copy of any of your (real) identifying information. It can be sold on for identity theft, or used as collateral in scams aimed at other people. If you want to be Sweeney Todd, that's another matter. But you knew that.]

Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Wed Nov 21 2007
Dear Ms. Koromah:

Thank you for your message. As an agent of Little Boys' Hospital, I must say that the 25% of the sum, i.e. 2 million dollars, would be invaluable to help fund some of the ongoing programs we have here. When you say that you found my name through a private search, I assume that you found me as the listed contact for the Renal Harvest Program of ours that has been so successful of late? In case you're unaware of the details, basically we're able to leverage the good will of some of our contacts at the State Department to allow us to set up permanent residency in the United States for those foreign nationals who come over and make the required contribution to our program. Forgive me if my sense of humor seems inappropriate, but we often say here at the Hospital that it's not worth paying an arm and a leg for a Green Card when you could simply enroll in Renal Harvest and obtain it for much less than that! In any case, I've attached a copy of my passport as you requested. As I am representing Little Boys' Hospital in this matter, I will use their address for correspondence: Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Chair of Pediatric Genitourinary and Abdominal Surgery
Little Boys' Hospital
600 Micturation Way
Glasgow
MT 59230
USA

Telephone: +1 406 xxx xxxx
Fax : +1 406 xxx xxxx

In order that I can make arrangements this side for your arrival, please could you provide me the following information:

Blood Type (Important: Group _and_ rhesus factor, e.g. O+, A-)
Allergies to any medications
Contact information for next of kin

Best Regards
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.

Monica Koromah
Date: Thu Nov 22 2007
Subject: From yours Monica

Dear Sweeney Todd,

Thanks very much for your mail and I appreciate your kindness to me, may the good Lord continue to bless you and your family. Your contact information and passport copy i received have given me the confidence to entrust this fund to your care.
With your full information i received, I have sent the bank an authorization letter with your information for introduction and I have instructed them to transfer the fund to you on my behalf for the investment as I mention in my previous mail. Please I hope you will not fail me for putting my trust in you. Concerning the 20%, sir i am ready to make it 25% to make sure you made up your mind to assist me.
I want you to contact the bank as soon as you received this mail for the wire transfer, you will then send them your receiving account information for the transfer.
Please I want you to feel free to contact the bank because I have informed them about you and they promised me that they will transfer the fund to you on my behalf as soon as they hear from you concerning the fund transfer.
Here are the contacts of the bank and I want you to update me as soon as you have contacted them for the transfer.
BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)
AGENCE ABIDJAN
11 Av. Joseph Anoma, 01 BP 4132 Abidjan 01
Tel: +225 08 259991
Fax: +225 21 284 282
Email: boaci@secretary.net
Contact person Mr Jacques N’Dri Koffi

I count on you and I believe you will not betray me when this fund is transferred to you for the investment. Remember I have all my hope on you and I am waiting to hear from you soon.
Thanks and God bless you,
Monica Koromah
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Fri Nov 23 2007

Dear Ms. Koromah,

Thank you for your reply. Please be reassured that I am not in the business of haggling over money; I quoted the figure of 25% because that is what you wrote in your original e-mail, but 20%, or any other sum that you feel is sufficient, would be a welcome donation to the worthy cause that is Little Boys' Hospital.

I will contact the bank as you requested in order to facilitate the money transfer, but let us first concern ourselves some important matters. I understand that you would like to emigrate to the United States, and fortunately, as I mentioned in my previous message, by means of our Renal Harvest program that opportunity is there for you. I must insist, however, that you send me the details that I requested in my first message, so that I can begin preparations for your arrival here. In case you have lost the message, I asked for:

(1) Your blood type (group and rhesus factor, e.g. O-, A+)
(2) Allergies to any medications
(3) Contact information for your next of kin

Once I have these details, I will contact one of our friends at the State Department and start processing your resident visa with the US Consulate local to you. Nearer the time, I will ask you to fill out a binding consent form. Please be reassured that the procedure you will undergo is relatively safe (I will even perform it myself if it makes you feel better - I have more than 20 years' experience in the field). You should be out of bed within a week or so, and able to resume full physical activity within approximately a month. In my humble opinion, this seems like a small price to pay for a life of safety and prosperity here in the United States.

Regards
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Fri Nov 23 2007
To: Mr. Jacques N'Dri Koffi <boaci@secretary.net>
Subject: Attn: Mr. Jacques N'Dri Koffi

Dear Mr. Koffi,

I am writing on behalf of Ms. Monica Koromah, who I believe is one of your customers. I would like to facilitate a money transfer from her account to that of my employer, Little Boys' Hospital. I attach the hospital bank details herewith:

Bank Name: UBA New York
Address: One Rockefeller Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022, USA
Phone: +1 646 282 3797
Swift/BIC Code: UNAFUS33
Bank ABA Account No: 68268011 USD
Beneficiary Name: Adefolurin Adekunle (Hospital treasurer)

Please let me know if there is any additional information you require.

Regards


Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.

[Note: Always wanting to be helpful and give them a real bank account, I lifted this one from a Web page listing accounts suspected to be used in 419 scams. This was one of the few not listed as "shut down", so I'm hoping it's still functioning, although I doubt it really matters.]

Monica Koromah
Date: Sat 24 Nov 2007
Subject: From yours Monica

Dear Sweeney Todd,
Thanks very much for your mail and I appreciate your kind heart of assistance to me. I am very gad you have contact the bank for the transfer.
please concerning the question, I am on the blood group A as my parent told me. I have not be Allergies to any medications and I am the next of kin of the fund because it was deposited by my late father.
I count on you and I am want you to update me as soon as you hear from the bank for the transfer.
Thanks and Best Regards
, Yours Sincere
Monica Koromah.
Jacques N'Dri Koffi
Date: Mon 26 Nov 2007
To: Sweeney Todd
Subject: ONWARD TRANSFER

BANK OF AFRICA (BOA)
AGENCE ABIDJAN
11 Av. Joseph Anoma, 01 BP 4132 Abidjan 01
Tel: +225 054 953 31
Fax: +225 21 284 282
Email: boaci@secretary.net
From the Desk of Director General: Mr Ange N’Dri Koffi

REF: BOA/SCI/TCI-ABJ/1411/07
Date: Abidjan le 26/11/2007
V/Ref 075/1119987/96698

ATTN: SWEENEY TODD

We the above mention financial institutions received your account details and we acknowledged the fund of $8 million deposited by Mr. Denise Koromah.

Since, Ms. Monica Koromah has showed her interest in transferring the said fund to your designated account as her foreign partner as stated. The transfer will be conducts according to your account instruction.

We therefore request you, to reconfirm your acceptance in engaging us on the transfer by sending us your Tel/Fax number, home address and 1st & 2nd pages of your international passport or driven incense, for easy communication and identification. The transaction is legitimate. This information will enable us Change the Ownership of the fund to your name, obtain Affidavit of Oath from Ministry of Justice and Fund Clearance Transfer Certificate from Ministry of Finance Cote d'Ivoire for the immediate wire transfer of the fund to your designated bank account.

The moment your confirmation is received, we will update you further about the transaction procedure. Confirmation should be made by e-mail attachment.

Thanking you and your partner.

If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best Regards
Mr. Ange N’Dri Koffi.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Mon 26 Nov 2007
Subject: Re: ONWARD TRANSFER

Dear Mr. Koffi,

Please find attached the copy of my passport as requested. I am acting as an agent of my employer, Little Boys' Hospital, in this matter, and they will be the eventual custodian of the funds. Hence I will give you my address and contact information c/o the Hospital:

Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Chair of Pediatric Genitourinary and Abdominal Surgery
Little Boys' Hospital
600 Micturation Way
Glasgow
MT 59230
USA

Telephone: +1 406 xxx xxxx
Fax : +1 406 xxx xxxx

Sincerely
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Mon 26 Nov 2007

Dear Ms. Koromah,

As will you see from the copy of my recent message to Mr. Koffi, the bank has requested some additional details from me and I have provided them, so hopefully the transfer can proceed without delay.

Thank you for the details you provided: regarding next of kin, what I was really looking for was contact information for a relative or friend of yours in case something should go amiss with the procedure we'll be undertaking when you arrive. All this information will be part of the consent form which I'll be providing - I just wanted to get an early start on some of the paperwork. As I mentioned before, I wouldn't worry too much about it, as we have here one of the most skilled surgical teams in Northeastern Montana, so the operation is relatively safe. It occurs to me that I should have asked this earlier - I assume both your kidneys are fully functional, as far as you know?

Regards
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Monica Koromah
Date: Mon 26 Nov 2007
Subject: From yours Monica

Dear Sweeney Todd,
Thaks very much for your mail and I appreciate your kindness to me, may God bless you. I also received the update of the letter you sent to bank.
Please I am the only child of my late parents and I have no next of kin, the only person i have is our local church pastor. He is the only person who often think of my feeding and clothing.
Sir I really need your assistance and I am counting on you with hope you will not betray me as this fund has been transfered to your account.
Have a nice day and may Gd bless you,
Yours faithful
Sincerely
Monica Koromah
Jacques N'Dri Koffi
Date: Tue 27 Nov 2007

ATTN: MR. SWEENEY TODD
Subject: ONWARD TRANSFER

We received your mail and all the required information and account for the wire transfer noted. We have gone through the file of the deposited fund by late Mr. Desnis Koromah and confirmed that the fund in question is in suspense account. Now to enable us conduct a smooth wire transfer of the fund to your designated account below, we need to carry on the following procedure.

1. Change the Ownership of the fund to your name as the new beneficiary at Ministry of Justices
2. Legalize / Activate the account on your behalf
3. Obtain Affidavit of Oath from Ministry of Justice Abidjan
4. Obtain Fund transfer Clearance Certificate from Ministry of Finance Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire

We on our implementation of duties will conduct the wire transfer without any delay as soon as the above lay down procedure is followed. This morning after our Financial Attorney’s meeting with the respective Ministries, they have calculated the Cost of obtaining the required papers and changing the Ownership of the fund to your name as the new beneficiary. And you are requested to pay the sum of 1250 Euro for this to be effected without any delay. The transfer is legitimate.

The moment we receive the above mentioned fees for our financial attorney to obtain the required wire transfer documents, we will effect the wire transfer and update you with the transfer slip, to enable you contact your bankers for the withdrawer of the fund without any delay.

Thanking you and your partner for banking with us.

If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best Regards

Mr. Ange N’DRI KOFFI
International Remittance Director
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Tue 27 Nov 2007
To: Mr. Jacques N'Dri Koffi

Dear Mr. Koffi,

Thanks for your message. I note that you didn't provide any payment information (i.e. your bank account details). Please could you forward these at your convenience?

Regarding the payment itself, is it possible for you to deduct payment from the balance of the account there? I note that you stated it to be in a "suspense account": I don't quite understand the ramifications of that, so I would ask that you explain the term. The fact is, the Hospital is in somewhat of a budget crunch right now (we're up against the end of a fiscal quarter, and as always, we're over-budget). If it's the only way forward, I could try to work some way of getting payment made, but please understand it's not going to be easy.

Sincerely
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Tue 27 Nov 2007
Dear Ms. Koromah,

Apparently the bank is preparing the transfer: the only sticking point is the necessary document preparation fee. As I explained in my message to Mr. Koffi, I'm hoping he can deduct the fee from the balance of the account - if not, we'll have to work on an alternative way to get the Hospital to come up with the funds. Don't worry: I'm sure it'll work out. Please be prepared for some travel in your immediate future, though.

Regards
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Jacques N'Dri Koffi
Date: Wed 28 Nov 2007
ATTN: MR. SWEENEY TODD

Subject: ONWARD TRANSFER

We received your mail with good understanding. In suspense account means that the fund can not be touch nor been withdraw by any body unless the account is Legalize and Activated to the name of the new beneficiary.

Therefore to enable us conduct the wire transfer of the fund to your designated bank account, we need to Legalize and Activate the account to your name as the new beneficiary.

Considering the urgent of the wire transfer, we advise you to prepare the requested amount ([Euros]1,250) and send it to us through Western Union with the name of our legal director (MR TONY IYKE ADIM). This will enable us obtain the necessary documents and then conclude the wire transfer without any delay

Thanking you and your partner for banking with us.

If you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best Regards

Mr. Ange N'DRI KOFFI
International Remittance Director

[Note: Wow. I had no idea that major international banks fell back on Western Union when they needed to move money around in a hurry. It just goes to show that even hardened scambaiters can learn things along the way.]

Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Wed 28 Nov 2007
Dear Mr. Koffi,

Thank you for your reply and for the explanation of the "suspense account" concept. I will have to arrange for payment of funds from the Hospital, then. Not to worry - I have a cunning plan to this end. It may take a few days to sort everything out, but I am cautiously optimistic that we can make this work.

Regards
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Wed 28 Nov 2007
Dear Ms. Koromah,

As I mentioned to Mr. Koffi, I have a plan as to how I can convince the Hospital to release the funds to enable the bank transfer. We will want our "pound of flesh", so to speak, before paying out the money. Here's how I plan to do it - the Hospital will pay you a $3000 honorarium, along with covering your travel expenses, as long as you participate in the Renal Harvest program. As soon as your operation is complete, the Hospital will give you a check for $3000 to spend as you wish - note that it will easily cover the 1250 Euro fee for the bank transfer, even at the rather dismal current exchange rate. I'm glad you're eager to come over to the US as soon as possible, so here's what I'd like you to do:

(1) Please sign the attached consent form, return a scanned copy to me, and keep another copy for your visit to the US Embassy in Abidjan

(2) Please fill out and print the attached application for a US Permanent Resident Visa.
(3) As soon as I receive your consent form, I'll send you by e-mail a signed letter acknowledging receipt of the form, which you should also print and take to the Embassy

Perhaps it sounds a little complicated, but I think it's really quite straightforward. I should remind you, it would be a good idea also to schedule online an appointment at the Embassy to apply for the visa. I believe most of the Embassy staff should have been made aware of the Renal Harvest program by the State Department by now; in any case, I hear that a gentleman named Al Kyder who used to work with us over here is now stationed out there, so you might want to ask for him if any problems arise.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Hopefully we can have you Stateside before too long.

Best Regards

Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.

[Sweeney attaches his own very special consent form, and a government form.]

Monica Koromah


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Date: Thu 29 Nov 2007
Subject: From yours Monica

Dear Sweeney Todd,
Thanks very much for your mail and I appreciate your kindness to me. I want to use this opportunity to express my gratitude to your effort and kindess to me and i promise to follow your instruction always.
Sir i have signed the renal harvest form as you instructed me and it is attached below, i want to tell you that by tomorrow morning i will fill the visa and residence form and i will alos take it to the embassy to apply for my traveling to USA papers. My heart is full of joy today and i will be more than glad to meet you soon.
Sir please there is one thing i want to correct concerning the money you promised to send me for finalizing all the arrangement. Please i want you to send it on cash instead of check because it will take me much time to cash the check here considering my position but if i receive the money on cash, i can be able to finish all the arrangement fast.
I count on you and i promise to follow your advise so that i can achive my dream, I am eager to have this fund transfered to your care so that i can come over to US soon.
Have a nice day and I am waiting to hear from you soon.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Fri 30 Nov 2007

Dear Ms. Koromah,

Yes, I quite understand your difficult financial situation. Sadly, Little Boys' is a charity hospital, and hence we have to be very careful here with the allocation of our funds. I'm sure your intent is good and that you're trustworthy: sadly, however, we have had instances before where people have abused the Renal Harvest program by absconding with both kidneys. For this reason, the Hospital has reacted by becoming very conservative, and we now insist that the organ in question is safely situated in our freezer before we pay out the honorarium. Fortunately, our Financial Office is reasonable enough that they will still pay the travel expenses in advance, so please send me a copy of your visa as soon as you have it, and we should have you set up with a plane ticket forthwith.

Regards
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Monica Koromah
Date: Sat 1 Dec 2007
Subject: From yours Monica

Dear Sweeney Todd,
I am very confuse of everything and I don't know where to start. I have gone for the visa yesterday and i was asked to bring 650Dollar, right now i don't have such amount with me and that is the reason why i said you should assist me to this fund my late father deposited at the bank with my name as the enxt kin been transfer to you first; then i can have the time to arrange myself to come down to US ro meet you immediately.
Please i hope you really want to assist me as you promised and if you do want to assist, i want you to find a solution to send me money so that i can be able to conclude all the arrangement in other to come over to USA to meet you soon. Believe me there is nothing i can do at this moment because i don't have any cash with me, the only money i hope on is the one with the bank which i have instructed the bank to rectify and transfer it to you on my behalf.
I am counting on you and I am waiting to hear from you son.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Sun 2 Dec 2007

Dear Ms. Koromah,

I'm surprised to hear that the Embassy asked you for $650. The particular section of immigration law to which I referred in my covering letter concerns applications for asylum - effectively, by applying under the Renal Harvest program, you are considered in the same category as asylum applicants, and hence there is no processing fee. I can only believe someone at the Embassy got confused as to the category under which you were applying. We should be able to sort this out without too much difficulty: what I recommend you do is return to the Embassy with all documents you brought last time, make it clear this time that you are applying as a de facto asylum applicant, and if you still don't make any progress, ask if Al Kayder is available to assist you.

Best Regards, and I hope you have better luck this time,

Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Monica Koromah
Date: Mon 3 Dec 2007
Subject: From yours Monica.

Dear Sweeney Todd,
Thanks for your mail and I have go again to the Embassy to see if i can be able to get the visa soon. The officers explained to me that why they want me to pay $650 dollar is because i don't have international passport to obtain visa. I was told that without me getting new passport, they can not give me the visa.
Sir as i told you before, i don't have cash money with me and i don't know how to proceed again. I am pleading on you to assist me with this $650 so that i can be able to get my passport and obtain the visa immediately to come over to meet you.
I am counting on you and i want you to help me as you promised.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Mon 3 Dec 2007

Dear Ms. Koromah,

Thank you for the explanation. I would recommend that you be very wary at this point. Of course you will need a passport in order to hold the visa, but this would presumably be issued by the government of Cote d'Ivoire, and be nothing to do with the US Embassy. I have been told that there are a large number of people around, especially in many West African countries, that make their money by tricking honest folks like you and me into believing that they'll perform some service for you when in fact they have no intention of doing so. I think that's what might be happening here - the US Embassy would have no reason to ask you for money in order to get you a passport, because that should be done by your own government. Do you have the name of the officer who asked you for the money? Please let me know, and I'll contact our man at the Embassy immediately so that I can find out what's going on here.

Regards
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Monica Koromah
Date: Tue 4 Dec 2007
Subject: From yours Monica

Dear Sweeney Todd,
Thanks for your mail. Please I never tell you that it is the embassy who want the $650 rather they wanted me to bring the money so that they will help me get new passport from our government.
Right now, i don't know how to proceed because i do not have passport and i do not have the $650 to obtain one. I am pleading to you for assistance because i need the money to get my passport, sir know that i can not travel without visa and i can not get visa without passport. You have make an easy arrangement for me to get Visa and I am beging you to help me with the $650 so that i can get my passport.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Tue 4 Dec 2007
To: Al Kayder
Cc: Monica Koromah
Subject: Hi From Dr. Todd

Hi Al,

It's been a while since I've seen you. Hope everything is going well for you, and that you're having no problems with the follow up from the surgery.

Could I ask a favor of you? I have a client for the Renal Harvest program over there in Abidjan, and she's having trouble getting all her papers in order to come over to the US. Basically she needs some funds to get a Cote d'Ivoire passport. I'm a little worried that there are some folks over there affiliated with the Embassy that are trying to rip her off, so I wonder if you'd mind lending me the funds and holding them for her to pick up to make sure the money reaches her securely. My client's name is Monica Koromah, and apparently she needs $650 in order to get her passport. Please let me know if it's OK - of course, I'll settle up with you next time you're State-side.

Regards
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Tue 4 Dec 2007

Dear Ms. Koromah,

As you see from my Cc:, I've asked my old friend Al Kayder at the Embassy to step in and help. I'm still worried that there are some folks out there trying to scam you - a US Embassy would have no connection to the passport processing entity of your government, so it sounds very suspicious that they are taking money from you on the promise of helping you get the passport.

In any case, let's hope Al comes through for us. Between you and me, he still owes me a favor after I did a female-to-male sex change operation (in medical circles we call it a strappadictomy) at a considerable discount, so I have a feeling he won't have any problem coming up with the funds. In that case it will be easy - simply go over to the Embassy, ask for him, and he'll be holding the money for you. That way, we can both be certain that you won't fall victim to one of these scammers.

Regards
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Monica Koromah
Date: Wed 5 Dec 2007

Dear Sweeney,

I received your mail and I appreciate your effort and kindness to me. I have explained to that the embassy are not asking me to give them the money rather they advised me to get $650 and go to our government t obtain new passport because i can come back to meet them for the visa.
Right now i can not go to the emabssy again without passport, on this Regards sir i am pleading to you to assist me with the money to enable me get my passport fast. I don't know why you are finding it difficult to assist me whereas i explained my life to you. Please can i count on you at this point? have a nice day and i am waiting to hear from you soon.
Thanks and God bless you,
Yours Sincerely
Al Kayder
Date: Wed 5 Dec 2007
To: Sweeney Todd
Cc: Monica Koromah

Hi Sweeney

Good to hear from you - yes, I'm doing fine and the strappadictomy has taken really well. There's a few things you just don't realize about living as a man: peeing standing up isn't quite as easy as it sounds. I'm making progress, though, and I only get my feet wet about 25% of the time these days.

Anyway, back to the matter at hand, you're right to be wary about rip-off artists out here. Just the other day we found out that there were men hanging around outside the Embassy pretending to be consular representatives and taking money from people to get in the "VIP line". The police and our security move them on, but they just come back the next day. Regarding the money, I shouldn't have a problem coming up with $650 for your client. She should just come by the Embassy (she may need to make an appointment online before they'll let her in at the front gate) and ask for me (I'll get the money tomorrow morning, so any time Thursday or afterwards would be fine), give me the password "Sweeney Todd", and I'll hand it over.

If I don't hear from you before Christmas, I hope you and your family are doing well and have a great Christmas and New Year.

Regards
Al
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Wed 5 Dec 2007
Dear Ms. Koromah,

Good news - hopefully you saw the Cc: from my friend Al. Looks like he's going to have the money for you to pick up Thursday or later. I knew he'd come through for us. You shouldn't have any problems from here on, hopefully. Please let me know as soon as you've picked up the money from him.

Regards
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Wed 5 Dec 2007
To: Al Kayder
Cc: Monica Koromah

Hi Al,

Many thanks for helping out at such short notice. I'm sure Monica will come by soon to pick up the money. My best wishes also for a great Christmas and 2008.

Regards
Sweeney
Monica Koromah
Date: Thu 6 Dec 2007
Dear Sir,
Since 5hrs now i have been at the embassy entrance and nobody want to allow me in, i even asked about your friend Al, they said that they don't know him.
I want you to know that i will not go to the embassy again because i was so much embarrassed at the embassy today.
Is either you ask your friend to send the money to you directly and then you will resend the money to me if you really want to assist me.
Have a nice day and i need you to do the needful if you really want to
assist me as you promised.
Al Kayder
Date: Thu 7 Dec 2007
Cc: Sweeney Todd

Hi Monica,

Sorry to hear you're having problems getting in to the Embassy. Sometimes the people on the gate can be a little obtuse. Now that I have the cash in hand, it's likely easier if I hand it over to you rather than paying money transfer fees... can you suggest a time and a place, easily reachable from the Embassy, so that I can meet up with you and give you the cash? Also, let me know how I can recognize you.

Thanks
Al
Monica Koromah
Date: Fri 8 Dec 2007
To: Al Kayder
Cc: Sweeney Todd
Subject: From yours Monica

Dear Sir,

I got your mail and i appreciate your kindness to me and may God bless you in all. But sir right now i am have fever due to the stress in got yesterday at the embassy and that is why i said to you that i can not force myself to come their again.
If you people really want to help me, the tranfer fee will not be your problem to assist me. I am pleading you to send the money to my dearest Dr. Sweeney Todd and he will then send the money to me. Please i am total weak and i beg you to understand me and assist me now.
Thanks and God bless you,
Yours Sincerely
Monica Koromah.
Al Kayder
Date: Fri 8 Dec 2007
To: Monica Koromah
Cc: Sweeney Todd

Hi Monica,

I'm sorry to hear you're in poor health. If I'm going to send the money, I might as well take it to a Western Union location here in Abidjan and transfer it to you instead of back to Sweeney Todd, right? I understand you're feverish right now and presumably feeling rather confused, so I thought I'd save you from unnecessary delay with two money transfers when we only need one. Anyway, if you're too sick to meet me in person, presumably you're also too sick to travel to the Western Union office; do you have any friends or family that you would trust to meet me and pick up the money in your stead?

Regards
Al
Monica Koromah
Date: Tue 11 Dec 2007
Subject: ARE U OK?


Dearest Sweeney Todd, How are you and i have not heard from you since i hope all is well on your side? Dont you want to assist me again? l have gone to the embassy several times and i did not see your friend and the securities did not allow me to go in, Now tell me your mind and remember that the bank is still waiting for us before they will transfer the money to your account in usa. Thank you and waiting to hear from you.
Monica.

[Note: What's with the "U" all of a sudden? Did the lovely Ms. Koromah suddenly get educated in the art of text messaging?]

Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Thu 13 Dec 2007
Cc: Al Kayder

Dear Ms. Koromah,

I was surprised to get your message without having heard from my friend. I take it that you are in good health again? As I understood it, Al has the money in hand and wanted to set up a meeting with you so that he could give you the money.
I recall that Al was willing to meet you at a location in Abidjan that you suggested, easily reachable from the Embassy. Please coordinate with Al to retrieve the money from him.

Thanks and Best Regards

Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Monica Koromah
Date: Fri 14 Dec 2007
Subject: LET MY CONDITION TOUCH U.

Dearest Sweeney H. Todd, M. D,
Thanks for your mail and i want you to know that i have gone to the embassy 4times and i did not see your friend and i got embarassed from the security men over there and am not ready to go there again for anything, If you really want to help me then try to settle with the bank so that they will transfer the fund to your account and as soon as the money get into your account then you will send me money from there to proceed my travelling documents to come over to your country. l think you will ready with understand and let my coçndition touch you because i dont have any money to enter taxi to the embassy. God bless you.
Monica.
Dear Ms. Koromah,

[Note: Ah - she addresses me by title, finally. Sycophancy, or a sloppy cut-and-paste?]

Al Kayder
Date: Fri 14 Dec 2007
Cc: Sweeney Todd
Subject: Meeting

Hi Monica,

Hope you're recovered from your illness now... I still have the money in my desk drawer. Like I said before, please let me know somewhere in Abidjan that we can meet (preferably near the Embassy so I can get there easily) and let me know how I can recognize you, so that I can give you the cash.

Regards
Al
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Fri 14 Dec 2007

Thank you for your message. Hopefully we'll have everything in order soon. As you see from my friend Al's message, you don't need to go to the embassy again. Please reply to Al with a location in Abidjan where you can meet with him:he'll take an embassy vehicle over there to meet you and hand over the money. With any luck, we'll have you over here in the US very soon, at which point there should be no further problems with getting the money transferred.

Best Regards
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Monica Koromah
Date: Sat 15 Dec 2007

Dear Sweeney Todd,
I can found out that you and your partner does not want to assist. Wjhere i am at this point is too difficult for to eat talkless of find way to travel to meet Mr Ali. If you can not assist me, i want you to live to die alone.
Meanwhile you are nolonger talking about the fund i contacted you to assist me transfer to your country.
I was admitted to the hospital for the past one week and you never care to ask about me, you are not kind enough to take care of me here and i don't think i will be in safe hand in USA. your attitude to me at this moment made me to know that if i come to USA it will be worst..
I don't have the stranght to meet your associate of who so ever because i don't have the money for transporting myself to meet him.
If you really want to assist me, i think it is better you do as i ask you.
Thanks,
Sincere
Monica Koromah.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Sat 15 Dec 2007

Ms. Koromah,

I have to admit that my patience is starting to wear a little thin. I have taken great pains to assist you in every way I can, even going so far as calling in a favor from my friend. Al has the money in hand, and he has said he's willing to travel to anywhere in Abidjan to give the money to you. If you're in the hospital, please let him know which hospital, and he will come over there and meet you. Otherwise, just let him know where you are, and he will likewise travel to you. Regarding your travel to the USA, it is true that to succeed in this country, you will need a certain amount of self-sufficiency and problem-solving ability, and your having these traits seem questionable at best given the present situation.

You seem to prefer that I send you the money by Western Union directly: you should realize that in that case, you would have to become a Member of the Hospital before I could send hospital funds direct to you, which entails a great deal of paperwork, and some loose interpretation of rules, on my part.

Sincerely
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Monica Koromah
Date: Mon 17 Dec 2007
Subject: From yours Monica Koromah.

Dear Sweeney Todd,
I received your mail and i appreciate you kindness to me so far but i want you to know that your effort is not enough because nothing has changed in my life.
Remember you said that your freind has the money at hand, it is the money i ask you to collect from him and you resend it back to me through Wester Union. This does not require me to register or become a member of your hospital because the money belong to your freind Al and for the hospital. Thanks is by the way but i believe if you really want to assist me, you could have find a solution to send me the money. Since you insist of me taking the money from your friend Al. Right now i am on treatment and i want you to advise him to come over to meet me in the hospital at 43 France minitary camp Portbouet.
Let him tell me the dress he is wearing, shoe and other information i will use to recorgnize him when he arrived at the hospital. Moreover if he has telephone, i will like to have it. I will be waiting for him from 8 am GMT to 11am GMT.
I want to hear from you proberbly from your freind Al if possible.
Thanks
Sincerely
Monica Koromah.
Al Kayder
Date: Mon 17 Dec 2007
Cc: Sweeney Todd

Monica,

Please can you give me the street address of the hospital you are in? I'm somewhat familiar with the Portbouet subdivision, but I'll need the street address so make sure the Embassy chauffeur finds it. I'll be wearing the usual US Embassy blue blazer and khaki slacks. You can recognize me by these clothes plus my exuberant handlebar mustache. My cell phone # is +1 206 xxx xxxx. We'll have to meet up soon, because I'm flying back to the United States for the holidays, leaving Wednesday p.m.

Thanks
Al
Al Kayder
Date: Mon 17 Dec 2007

Monica,

I showed your message to the Embassy chauffeur - he said it's the hospital of the French military camp in Port Bouet, and he knows how to find it. See you there tomorrow morning.

Thanks
Al
Monica Koromah
Date: Tue 18 Dec 2007
Cc: Sweeney Todd

Dear AL Kayder,

For the whole hours i have waited to meet you as you discribed but nobody show up to me. It is a pity Mr Sweeney that you only choose to play with innocent child like me, you take the advantage of my position to put me on play.
I know you never made to assist me and now i have confirmed it. I am anoyed because you promised to help me but never knowing that you only want to take advantage of my position to make a joke.
Thanks for your kindness,
Sincerely
Monica Koromah.
Al Kayder
Date: Tue 18 Dec 2007
Cc: Sweeney Todd

Monica,

What are you talking about? I arrived at the French military camp hospital at 9am, asked at the desk, and they had never heard of a Monica Koromah. I waited by the front desk for more than an hour, and having seen no sign of you, I left. I notice that I don't have any missed calls or voice mail from you on my cell phone either. In total this used up three hours of my time, plus the time of the Embassy chauffeur who drove me over there. I leave for the United States tomorrow, and I have no more time to waste on this matter.

Al Kayder
Monica Koromah
Date: Wed 19 Dec 2007
To: Al Kayder
Cc: Sweeney Todd

Dear Sweeney,

I don't understand why all this stress on me because even this morning I asked the lady receptionist and she told me that no one asked after me.
I can not say Al Kayder visited or not but all i know is this, if he truely visited the hospital as he said and asked about me. The receptionist would have made me available because i told them that some one from America Embassy will look after me.
I don't need to call him since he has assured me that he is coming to meet me at the hospital.
If you people still want to assist me, i believe you can do that even from USA and i want to know if still wish to assist me or not.
Thanks and God bless you,
Sincerely
Monica Koromah.
Monica Koromah
Date: Thu 20 Dec 2007
Subject: Hope to hear from you.

Dearest Sweeney H. Todd, M. D,
How are you doing over there and have you forgetten me or what? I gave your friend my address on where to meet me and i waited for him but i did not see him but he is telling me now that he came there and he did not see me. And right now he have travelled to the state and if you really want to help me why can't you meet him of there and collect the money from him and send it to me so that i will go and get my passport to enable me come over there. Please try your best to help me in this matter. l will be waiting to hear a good news from you.
Yours Sincere.
Monica.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.










Date: Thu 20 Dec 2007
Dear Ms. Koromah,

Believe it or not, the United States is actually quite a large place. Al Kayder lives in the Washington, D.C. area, and I'm over in Montana, so it's not really practical for me to drop in on him and meet him as you suggested. I plan on spending the Christmas and New Year season with my family.

To be quite honest, I'd be tempted to give up the whole project given all the trouble it's caused me and my friend so far. You're fortunate in that 2008 is our Centenary Year, and we're trying to ramp up the Renal Harvest program as much as we can. In memory of our founder, Dr. Keith Molesting, who started Little Boys' Hospital back in 1908, we have a goal of 100 kidneys harvested in the next calendar year.

So, to cut a long story short, I will have to send you the $650 you need out of Hospital funds, and in order that I can do this, you will need to become a Member of the Hospital. Usually, this requires that you have performed a service for the Hospital already, but in this case I'll take a risk and break the rules a little. I can also waive the membership fees, which again is a stretch on my part. The only obligation that is non-negotiable is that I have to have a picture of you for the membership application which I'll submit on your behalf. The picture must have you holding the poster (attached), commemorating our founder and the Keith Molesting/ Little Boys' Hospital. Please print the attached picture, and send back a digital picture of you holding it so that it can be clearly seen in the photograph.

Sincerely
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.

[Note: There's a hiatus of almost a month here. I was certain that I'd pushed it too far with the last request, and they'd figured out that I was yanking their chain. Just as I was about to edit it up and submit it, I got the following. The intelligence of these people just cannot be underestimated.]

Monica Koromah
Date: Tue 15 Jan 2008
Subject: Compensation From Monica.

Dearest Sweeney Todd, M.D.

I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred under the co-operation of a new partner from lndia Presently I'm in lndia for investment projects with my own share of the total sum. meanwhile, l didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.

Now contact the solicitor in Cote d' Ivoire who assisted me his name is Barrister Bensson on barrister_bensson@yahoo.ca, ask him or you call him on +225 02499033. to send you a cheque of $50,000.00 which i kept for you for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts at that time very much though you didn't understand. So feel free and get in touch with Barrister Bensson and instruct him where and how to send the cheque to you.

Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy after all the sufferness at that time. in the moment, I' m very very busy here because of the investment projects which me and my new partner are having at hand, finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the Barrister concerning you, so get in touch with him and ask him to send the amount to you. Bye and thank you so much

Yours Faithfully,
Monica.

["I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred" -- ScamoHQ analysts have seen this many times as the opening letter, and assumed it was a ploy to get a potential victim to write back saying "huh?", thus opening a correspondence. But perhaps it's just a lack of quality control.]

Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Thu 17 Jan 2008

Dear Ms. Koromah,

I am delighted to hear that you have had success in getting the funds transferred. Is it still your intention to emigrate to the US? I hope so, as the Renal Harvest program is direly in need of kindhearted donors like yourself.

I greatly appreciate the gesture of sending me the check. I will contact Barrister Bensson forthwith. Of course, the money will be deposited on behalf of the Hospital to further our good work.

Best Regards
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Thu 17 Jan 2008
To: Barrister Bensson <barrister_bensson@yahoo.ca>
Cc: Monica Koromah
Subject: Check from Ms. Monica Koromah

Dear Mr. Bensson,

I understand that you have a check in my name from Ms. Monica Koromah, who I believe is a client of yours.
Please send the check to:

Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
c/o Little Boys' Hospital
600 Micturation Way
Glasgow
MT 59230
USA

Thanks in advance,
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Barrister Bensson
Date: Fri 18 Jan 2008
Subject: ATTN.

ATTN MR Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
10/01/2008

REGARDING TO YOUR REQUEST IN YOUR MAIL, I HEREBY CONFIRM THE CHEQUE OF $50.000 00 DRAFTED BY MISS MONICA KOROMAH. WITH YOUR NAME AND INFORMATION. THE FUND IS NOT IN CASH RATHER IN A DRAFTED CASHIERS'S CHEQUE SO THERE IS NO WAY I CAN SEND IT DIRECTLY TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

THE CASHIER'S CHEQUE IS HERE WITH ME WRITTEN ON YOUR NAME. I'VE BEEN CHECKING MY EMAIL DAILY TO HAVE THE MAILING ADDRESS ON WHERE THE CHEQUE CAN BE SEND .

YOU HAVE TO SEND ME YOUR PHONE NUMBER FOR AN EASSY COMMUNICATION.

YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE ME WITH THE CHARGES AS THUS: CHOOSE ANY OF THE DELIVERY MEANS THAT YOU MAY PREFER TO RECEIVE THE CHEQUE.

FEDEX : $165.00
UPS : $180.00
DHL : $200.00
DILOPMATIC SERVICE: $300.00

NOTE THAT MISS MONICA. DID NOT LEAVE ANY CASH FOR THE DELIVERING OF THE CHEQUE TO YOU IN YOUR COUNTRY.

YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY OF THESE CHARGES AND SEND THE MONEY THROUGH WESTERN UNION WITH BELOW INFORMATION AS FOLLOW.

USE THE NAME OF MY SECRETARY TO SEND THE DELIVERING COST OF YOUR CHEQUE.

ONYENEKE FRANKLINE O.
CITY ABIDJAN COTE D'IVOIRE.

IF YOU NEED ANY MORE INFORMATION DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL ME ON MY PHONE. +225 02499033.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
BARRISTER BENSSON.

NOTE....
BE REST ASSURE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR CHEQUE AS IN 2 DAYS TIME AS SOON AS I AM IN RECEIPT OF THE DELIVERING COST FROM YOU AND REMEMBER TO SEND THE WESTERN UNION QUESTION AND ANSWER TO ENABLE MY SECRETARY RECEIVE THE MONEY FROM THE WESTERN UNION.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.
Date: Fri 18 Jan 2008

Dear Mr. Bensson,

Thank you for your message. Presumably FedEx would be quite adequate as a modality by which to send the check. As I stated in my last message, the mailing address is:

Dr. Sweeney H. Todd
The Keith Molesting Memorial / Little Boys' Hospital
600 Micturation Way
Glasgow
MT 59230
USA

As you may be aware, I am an attending surgeon, so it is quite difficult to reach me by phone because of my busy surgical schedule. The hospital phone number is +1 406 xxx xxxx, and the fax is +1 406 xxx xxxx. If you try to reach me via the hospital phone, please be sure to mention that you need to be transferred to Molesting/ Little Boys, because the phone is a central extension for several facilities of the Montana health network here in Glasgow.

Regarding the charges, it will require some paperwork on my end to get Hospital funds sent outside the US. FedEx has an option that you can send a package and bill the delivery charges to the receiver - this would likely be the easiest way to go, because we have an existing business relationship with FedEx and hence can pay them without the same administrative burden.

Thanks
Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.
Barrister Bensson
Date: Sat 19 Jan 2008
Subject: ATTN.

ATTN MR SWEENEY TODD, M.D.

I RECEIVED YOUR MAIL BUT I DID NOT KNOW IF YOU KNOW HOW THE FEDEX COMPANY WORK HERE COTE DIVOIR.

THEY CAN NOT ACCEPT TO SEND THE CHEQUE TO YOU WITHOUT PAYING FOR THE DELIVERING CHARGE.

YOUR CHEQUE OF $50.000USD IS ALREADY PACKAGED AND I WILL SEND IT TO YOU AS SOON AS I RECEIVE THE DELIVERING CHARGE.

I WILL ADVICE YOU TO SEND ME THE DELIVERING CHARGE TO ENABLE ME SEND THE CHEQUE TO YOU.

I AM A VERY BUSSY MAN AND I WILL NOT LIKE TO BE REPEATING WHAT I HAVE EXPALIN TO YOU BEFORE.

SO TRY AND GET THE MONEY FOR THE DELIVERING CHARGE SO THAT MY SECRETARY WILL GO AND SEND YOU YOUR CHEQUE TO THE ADDRESS WHICH YOU GAVE ME.
REGARD.
BARRISTER BENSSON ESQ. +225 02499033.
Sweeney H. Todd, M.D.


Date: Mon Jan 21 2008

Dear Mr. Bensson,

That's a pity. As I mentioned to you earlier, it's going to involve a lot more paperwork and effort on my part in order to get the funds released to you. Getting the money itself is not a problem, but in order that I can send it to you, you will have to become a Member of Keith Molesting/ Little Boys' Hospital. This is a consequence of strict laws governing the way we distribute funds as a charitable organization, in order to prevent abuse of charities for purposes of money laundering. I can fill out the necessary forms, but I will need a picture of you holding the attached poster so that I can complete the membership application on your behalf. Please print out the attached and return to me a digital photograph of you holding it so that it can be clearly seen. Once I receive it, I will finish your membership application and send you the money promptly.

Thanks in advance

Sweeney H. Todd, M. D.

[One of these days he'll get that pic! Meanwhile, a round of applause.]

 

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