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Topic # 121085 24-Jun-2013 12:17
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I decided to string a scammer along so here it goes:


THE PRESIDENCY
LAGOS (LIA SON) OFFICE OF HIS EXCELLENCY
15 AWOLOWO ROAD IKOYI, LAGOS SPECIAL DEPARTMENT
INVESTIGATION ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION
FROM THE DESK OF: TERRY DAGOGO

Attn: Beneficiary,

Following the recent meeting held on 6th, May 2013 with the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria Dr. Good-luck Ebele Jonathan, a total sum 1.6 Billion dollars has been mapped out by the SENATE to settle all outstanding debts owed to foreign contractors, it has therefore become imperative for us to explore our options for reducing our debt servicing payment to affordable and sustainable levels.

I am Mr. Terry Dagogo the Deputy Chairman Investigation Committee (EFCC). The purpose of this committee among other is to investigate, verify and settle all outstanding debts owed to foreign contractors/beneficiaries whose payment is overdue during the last regime of late President umaru musa Yar'adua. Many abnormalities had happened in the central bank of Nigeria where some top official of the apex Bank collected money from innocent contractors and abandon them half way with levies and taxes during the appointment of Professor Charles Soludo.

Consequently, we received a directive payment order from the office of Mr.President and also the new Central bank Governor(Lamido Sanusi Lamido)ordering the above office to settle all genuine contractors/beneficiaries whose debts has been outstanding for a long time now. Note that The reasons why your payment is been delayed for so long is that there was a counter claim for the payment of your funds by Mr. Michael D.Kroetsch and the first payment authorization code that was issued to you has been corrupted due to the counter claim. This office will want to know if you sign any "Deed of Assignment" in favor of Mr. Michael D. Kroetsch, thereby making him the current beneficiary with the following account details stated below:

Bank Name: First Convenience Bank,
Account Name: Michael D. Kroetsch,
Bank address: 1990 old Spanish Trial
Road Houston Texas USA.
Account Number: 415 994 151,
Routing Number: 111 906 271
Swift Code: FCBIUS6S
ABA: 083000056
Branch ID 00231

If you are aware of this, kindly explain on this issue, so that we can instruct the paying bank to release your Fifteen million five hundred Thousand united states dollars only. to the above stated bank account submitted by Mr. Michael D. Kroetsch in receiving the payment on your behalf.

Call me immediately you receive this message for more information on my direct line: +234-8074626353,I remain

Yours Faithfully,

Mr. Terry Dagogo
Deputy Chairman Investigation Committee (EFCC).


I replied:


Dear Mr. Terry Dagogo

thank you for your missing. I can confirm right away that I have not instructed Mr Michael Kroetsch to claim these funds.

I hope it's not too late to have this undone?


Faithfully yours, in good

Melanoma Freitas
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And got this:


Attention: Melanoma Freitas

Your urgent reply in this matter is highly appreciated by reconfirming to my office that you did not sign any deed of assignment in favor of Mr. Michael Dale Kroetsch to claim your inheritance funds of $15.5M. We have ordered the bank to stop the payment, Right now Mr. Michael Dale Kroetsch is in detention and he will continue to be in our custody until we are satisfied with our final investigation and get his entire cohort arrested, I want to assure you that this office (EFCC) is working 24/7 to get all the culprits apprehended.

For the next line of action forward to us the following information today, your full names, contact address, Private Telephone number, Age, present occupation and a valid identity.

Immediately I receive your details information today I shall proceed to the Federal Ministry of finance office and apply for (2013) new payment authorization code which is the only thing needed by the paying bank to activate your dormant account and finalize with your transaction.

Looking forward to receive the above listed information ASAP.

Yours faithfully,

Inspector Mr. Terry Dagogo.
Deputy Chairman, Financial Monitoring Unit,
Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)


My reply was:


Dear Mr. Terry Dagogo

Thank you again for your fast reply. I am sure these terrible people will find their time in prison worth of repenting their crimes. I expect the full extent of the law to be applicable to these people trying to steal money from their rightful owners. What will happen to them? Please do share, but I am afraid my poor old heart might not be strong to live long enough to see these criminals in prison.

So, let's proceed on with our own business before time passes.

My full name is Melanoma Freitas and address for contact is:

Melanoma Freitas
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224

Please do the right thing and tell me what's needed from us to work this business deal to a good end.

Faithfully yours, in good

Melanoma Freitas
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Because I didn't reply with my details I received this follow up email:


THE PRESIDENCY
LAGOS (LIA SON) OFFICE OF HIS EXCELLENCY
15 AWOLOWO ROAD IKOYI, LAGOS SPECIAL DEPARTMENT
INVESTIGATION ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION
FROM THE DESK OF: TERRY DAGOGO
TEL: +234-8074626353


Attention: Melanoma Freitas

Please sir it seems to me that you are a busy person, i do not visit internet regularly because i am a busy person also i will like you to furnish me with your mobile telephone number to communicate with you concerning this transaction, and I want to make sure that your funds are transfer to you this month.

Yours faithfully,

Inspector Mr. Terry Dagogo.
Deputy Chairman, Financial Monitoring Unit,
Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)


Well, sure, let's "talk". I setup a UK-based free voice mail only number. Callers to this number are charged premium prices, because the number is free for me. But i am not ready to give the number yet. I have to play dumb and dumber. A good catch. So this was my reply:


Dear Mr. Terry Dagogo

Thank you for being so understanding. I did not have a mobile phone until now, but seeing you are going to great lengths to hepl me I went to the local Carphone Warehouse here in Leeds and bought myself a new smartphone.

It's a beautiful iPhone 7 with the most brilliant screen. Apparently it has a new design, which I couldn't say because I never had one before. It comes with a rather large 4 inch Retina Display, which I am told is about the best we can buy today. Its ultrafast A6 chip makes it a fast smartphone and it even works on Wireless Fidelity (WiFi). This I know as I use WiFi at the local cafe store.

I paid US$ 700 for this new smartphone but I believe it will be money well invested, if we can move forward with this.

Faithfully yours, in good

Melanoma Freitas
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So I have not given him the phone number. Just so that we can take a bit longer... I will upload the voice mail with his message if|when I get it.

This is similar to an old thread by TonyHughes: Dirty little scammer gets taken for a ride.




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  Reply # 842306 24-Jun-2013 12:27
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Salty watches this topic.




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  Reply # 842309 24-Jun-2013 12:30
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Thanking you Mr Melanoma for the posting of this thread. Certain is will of much amusement.

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  Reply # 842330 24-Jun-2013 12:48
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Can't wait for the follow up ;)






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  Reply # 842340 24-Jun-2013 13:08
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I've added one of my replies that I missed in the original topic. Will post any follow ups and voice mail below.




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  Reply # 842343 24-Jun-2013 13:14
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Jacksonville FL vs. Johnsonville, Wgtn. Nice. :)




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  Reply # 842344 24-Jun-2013 13:15
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This is brilliant. iphone 7 sounds really nice. 

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  Reply # 842345 24-Jun-2013 13:16
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SaltyNZ: Jacksonville FL vs. Johnsonville, Wgtn. Nice. :)

And don't forget that Leeds is within walking distance!

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  Reply # 842357 24-Jun-2013 13:35
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Ask for a photo of the Scammer, that's what I normally do.




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  Reply # 842411 24-Jun-2013 14:43
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Nice work! Here's hoping you get something worthy enough to be hung in the Trophy Room.

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  Reply # 843548 24-Jun-2013 19:30
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michaelmurfy: Ask for a photo of the Scammer, that's what I normally do.


Posing with a fish on top of his head?




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  Reply # 843699 24-Jun-2013 22:33
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Dear Mr. Terry Dagogo

Thank you for your honest endeavours to settle this debt that has been outstanding for a long time now. You are clearly a god-fearing man of great integrity.

Unfortunately owing to severe economic stringency the foreign currency controls in my country are very greatly severe and I cannot open an account to receive funds in a foreign currency without foreign exchange. The Central Bank regulators are very strict about this, and the Bank of Petone cannot help me. Despite having much money in local currency, without a foreign currency bank account I cannot receive the funds that I am owed, not can I conduct my honest business affairs by making payments outside of the country. This means my business cannot prosper, and is causing great hardship for me and my large family. I am owed over FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND ($500,000 U.S. Dollars), but without an unblocked foreign currency bank account the law means this money cannot be paid to me.

If you were able to deposit the sum of FIVE THOUSAND ($5,000) U.S. Dollars into my foreign currency trust account account at the Bank of Petone to unblock the account, and advise them that you are my brother Carcinoma Freitas, I would be willing to return this money to you in a month and also share 20% of the proceeds (ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND U.S. Dollars) from remittance of these funds with you. I will also return 10% of the proceeds of this debt to you once you have paid it into the account.

As you can see, I am honestly asking for your assistance and am prepared to compensate you for your extreme troubles. Please sir, without your help the Bank of Petone will not unblock my account and allow my family to get our own money back. We will lose our house, my wives will not get new clothes and my many children will not be able to go to school.




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  Reply # 843780 25-Jun-2013 08:46
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His latest reply:


THE PRESIDENCY
LAGOS (LIA SON) OFFICE OF HIS EXCELLENCY
15 AWOLOWO ROAD IKOYI, LAGOS SPECIAL DEPARTMENT
INVESTIGATION ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION
FROM THE DESK OF: TERRY DAGOGO
TEL: +234-8074626353

Attention: Melanoma Freitas

Thank you very much for your update, I want you to call me with the new mobile so that I can have it as well or you can forward it to me by email, there is need for us to communicate at this time because delay is dangerous, contact the accountant General as I advise you and apply now for the 2013 new payment authorization code to enable the paying bank activate your dormant account and have your funds transferred.

Finally, send your complete information to General if you have not yet contact him and forward any of your valid identity either your international passport, driver’s license or your company business id card.

Yours faithfully,

Inspector Mr. Terry Dagogo.
Deputy Chairman, Financial Monitoring Unit,
Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)


and I give the phone number to call:


Dear Mr. Terry Dagogo

Oh, silly me. I was so enthusiastic about my new US$700 technology purchase I completely forgot to mention the new mobile phone number.

I am also scared of the recent revelations that the American NSA may be reading all email and listening to all mobile communications. Are you completely sure that if you call my mobile number the American government won't be able to listen to our private conversation and act on it, trying to steal these funds?

I want to use this money for the heaven's work. Do you think this is a good thing? Are you a religious person?

My phone number is +44 709 298 zzzz... Please do call and we will talk about this personally and steady fast so to accomplish great good for everyone.

Faithfully yours, in good

Melanoma Freitas
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  Reply # 843938 25-Jun-2013 12:39
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He is getting impatient and wants money now:


THE PRESIDENCY
LAGOS (LIA SON) OFFICE OF HIS EXCELLENCY
15 AWOLOWO ROAD IKOYI, LAGOS SPECIAL DEPARTMENT
INVESTIGATION ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION
FROM THE DESK OF: TERRY DAGOGO
TEL: +234-8074626353


Attention: Melanoma Freitas

I got your mobile number but it was not going through when trying to call you, I receive an urgent call from General Sanko concerning the new payment authorization code, he stated that the new code will cost you $1,200 to obtain it, however the bank are waiting to receive the new payment authorization code in other to activate your account and transfer your payment to you, I want you to go to western union and send twenty two one hundred dollars today via the below information of my secretary

Receivers name: Joy Uche
Address: Lagos Nigeria
Text question: J
Answer: U

Please do not delay, send it now and email me the MTCN.

Yours faithfully,

Inspector Mr. Terry Dagogo.
Deputy Chairman, Financial Monitoring Unit,
Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)






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  Reply # 843942 25-Jun-2013 12:43
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My reply:


Dear Mr. Terry Dagogo

Thank you so much for helping me on this. I am lucky to have a Western Union office around the corner. I have made payment as requested and attached is the receipt.

My phone number is +44 709 298 zzzz but I don't always hear it ringing because of my advanced age. Please do call and leave a message if I am not around to answer it.

Faithfully yours, in good

Melanoma Freitas
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  Reply # 843943 25-Jun-2013 12:44
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Next up, photoshopped scan of Western Union receipt showing money accidentally wired to an office inconveniently far from Lagos, to see if he'll go there to get it.

EDIT: Snap.




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