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The Scambusts

The General Practitioner

The Aristocrat II

The Massage Parlour Proprietor

The Football Club Manager

The Vicar V

The Astrologer

The Worm Sanctuary Owner

The Signwriter

The Brewer

The Member of Parliament II

The Door Furniture Specialist

The Inventor IV

The Retired Wing Commander IV

The Baker

The Farmer

The Hotelier

The Veterinary Surgeon

The Vicar IV

The Psychosexual Therapist

The Orphanage Director II

The Cess Pit Cleaner

The Dating Agency Proprietor

The Adult Video Director

The Retired Wing Commander III

The Inventor III

The Poultry Magnate III

The Poultry Magnate II

The Vicar III

The Miller

The Member of Parliament

The Lottery Winner

The Inventor II

The Circus Ringmaster

The Undertaker

The Retired Wing Commander II

The Butcher

The Vicar II

The Vicar

The Doctor of Economics

The Rubber Duck Manufacturer

The Orphanage Director

The Aristocrat

The Poet

The Poultry Magnate

The Retired Wing Commander

The Professor of Economics

The Inventor

Mapping Gilbert’s activities

Map of Gypping in the Marsh

The Global Scamming Community

Internet Fraud Information

Classified Advertisement Scams

Investment Scams

Job Vacancies in the Scamming Business

Internet Resources

Scambusting Advice

Scambusting Tips

Gilbert’s Guide to Sending Money to Scammers

Blank Western Union and MoneyGram Receipts

Reactions and Feedback

The Scammers’ Reactions

Feedback from Fans

Contact Details

Copyright Notice


The Massage Parlour Proprietor


In which Gilbert Murray, proprietor of the finest massage parlour in Gypping in the Marsh, is contacted by an incredibly rich West African orphan who is looking for a complete stranger to entrust her fortune to. Will she be interested in a job in Gilbert’s massage parlour?

Cast of characters

  • Gilbert Murray – proprietor of Massage in the Marsh, Gypping’s most discreet gentlemens’ establishment.
  • Rossy Kofi – allegedly yet another incredibly rich West African orphan.
  • Dr Evans Okita – allegedly Director of the English Foreign Remittance Department of an African bank.


From: Rossy Kofi

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: Very Urgent

Sent: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 11:36:11

FROM ROSSY KOFI, LOME, TOGO, WEST AFRICA

DEAREST,

I AM ROSSY KOFI, THE ONLY DAUGHTER OF LATE MR AND MRS MIKE KOFI, PLEASE AND PLEASE DO NOT BE EMBARRASSED, I AM SEEKING YOUR ATTENTION TO HELP ME TRANSFER THE SUM OF $7,500,000.00 (SEVEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES AMERICAN DOLLARS) IN YOUR ACCOUNT PLEASE IT IS MORE THAN URGENT.

MOREOVER, DEAR, I AM WILLING TO OFFER YOU 15% OF THE TOTAL SUM AS COMPENSATION FOR YOUR EFFORT/INPUT AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THIS FUND INTO YOUR NOMINATED ACCOUNT OVERSEAS.

THANKS,

ROSSY KOFI


From: Gilbert Murray

To: Rossy Kofi

Subject: Re: Very Urgent

Sent: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 13:41:43

Dear Ms Kofi,

Sounds good to me. Let’s go for it.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray


From: Rossy Kofi

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: I really need your help

Sent: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 13:03:43

Dearest Gilbert,

I received your mail with thanks and the contents was well understood to me, in fact I am very happy that you really want to help me may God almighty reward you for having the mind to help an orphan child like me.

Please I will like you to do everything quick so that my money will be transferred to your account for me to leave this country immediately my money is transferred to your account, because here in my country my life is in danger because of my late father’s business associate they want to killed me and claim this money from me, that is why I run away from my late father’s house and hide myself in one local hotel here in my country for the safety of my life, could you believe that my uncle who is my late father’s brother plan with my late father’s business associate to poison my father to death because of his wealth in fact is a long story I will tell you more when I come over to your country and I am 21 years old girl and I will like you to keep everything confidential until the money transferred to your account.

Also I get your contact through a lady I meet in the hotel where I hide myself because of my life, after I explained my conditions to her and she gave me the website and she told me that I will find someone to help me there, then after going through your profile and I prayed and fasted over it and ask God to reveal to me if you are a honest and God fearing person before I contacted you remember what Bible said in Hebrew Chapter 13, verse 1-16. So please I will like you to help me because of God.

I will need you to help me to see that this money is transferred into your account and for me to come over to meet you in your country, to continue my education, while you will look for a good business to invest my money into like real estate management or hotel management as my late father advised me before his sudden death.

Now I am presently in Togo, where the money was deposited by my late father and finally decided to take quick actions and have this money transferred out of this country Togo and I have all the proofs concerning this money that is why I need your urgent assistance. Because of this, I am honourably seeking your assistance in the following ways:

  1. To be my guardian and assist me financially to transfer the money into your bank account.
  2. To make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and then settle there permanently.

I am willing to offer you 15% of the total money as compensation for your assistance. As soon as I receive your full assurance and co-operation, I will then give you the contact information of the bank where the money was deposited with my name as the next of kin, for you to contact the bank for more details. Also you will see my photo and I will like to see yours please let this be confidential between me and you because of my life please.

Thanks and God bless you,

Rossy Kofi

Rossy Kofi
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From: Gilbert Murray

To: Rossy Kofi

Subject: I’m confused

Sent: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 12:02:57

Dear Ms Kofi,

Thanks for getting back to me. I’m sorry to hear that your father’s dead and that your uncle wants to kill you. They always say that you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family.

Anyway, I’ve read what you put in your email, and I have to tell you that I’m a bit confused. I can see why you want to get out of the country, but why do you need to transfer all that money into my bank account in order to do so? Surely with all that money sloshing around in your bank account you can just withdraw some of it, buy yourself a ticket to wherever, hop on a plane and get out whenever you like? Why do you need to transfer all that money into my bank account?

Not that I’m complaining, mind. I mean 15% of seven and a half million dollars is a lot of money in anyone’s book. But I wouldn’t want people to think that I’d taken advantage of you, you see. Well, not in that way, anyway.

Thanks for sending me your picture, by the way. You really are an attractive young lady, if you don’t mind me saying so. If you really do want to move over to this country and you’re as good looking in the flesh, I may be able to help you out with a job. I run my own business, you see, and we’ve always got openings for attractive young ladies like yourself. Would you be interested?

Please get back to me as soon as you can. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray


From: Rossy Kofi

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: FROM YOURS ROSSY

Sent: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 15:00:12

DEAREST GILBERT,

DEAREST YOU KNOW THAT THE BANK WILL NEED YOUR BANK ACCOUNT SO PLEASE I WANT YOU TO OPEN A NEW ACCOUNT WHERE MY MONEY WILL BE TRANSFER AS YOU CAN SEE THAT I LOST MY BELOVETH PARENTS.

NOW COULD YOU BELIEVE THAT MY LATE FATHER’S BROTHER WHO IS MY UNCLE PLAN WITH MY LATE FATHER’S BUSINESS ASSOCIATE TO KILL MY BELOVETH FATHER BECAUSE OF HIS WEALTH. THAT IS THE REASON WHY I WANT THE BANK TO TRANSFER MY INHERITANCE MONEY TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

ONE DAY MY UNCLE CALLED ME AND TELL ME TO GIVE HIM THE RECEIPT AND THE DOCUMENTS WHICH THE BANK GIVE MY LATE FATHER THE TIME HE MADE THIS DEPOSIT WITH THE BANK. I ASK HIM WHY HE SAID TO ME THAT I AM STILL A LITTLE GIRL TO HANDLE SUCH MONEY, THAT HE WANT TO CHANGE OUT MY NAME AND REPLACE HIS SON NAME TO CLAIM THE MONEY AND I CRIED AND REMEMBER MY LATE FATHER.

ALSO BEFORE MY LATE FATHER DIED HE CALLED ME AND TELL ME THAT I SHOULD BE WARE OF MY UNCLE THAT IS HIM THAT PLAN WITH HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATE TO KILL HIM. AND HE TOLD ME WHERE I WILL SEE THE DOCUMENT WHICH THE BANK GIVE TO HIM THE TIME HE MADE THE DEPOSIT AT THE BANK IN OUR HOUSE. AND HE SAID TO ME THAT IF ANY PERSON SEE THE DOCUMENT THAT THE PERSON MAY CLAIM THE MONEY. AND ALSO MY LATE FATHER ADVISED ME TO LOOK FOR A FOREIGN PARTNER WHO WILL ASSIST ME TO INVESTMENT THE MONEY IN HIS COUNTRY. HE SAID THAT IF I INVEST THIS MONEY IN MY COUNTRY THAT THESE WICKED PEOPLE MAY SEEK FOR ME AND GET ME KILLED AS THEY KILLED HIM.

FOR THAT REASON I RUN AWAY FROM MY LATE FATHER’S HOUSE AND HIDE MYSELF IN ONE LOCAL HOTEL HERE IN MY COUNTRY FOR THE SAFETY OF MY LIFE. AND NOW IS ONLY YOU KNOW WHERE I AM NOW. PLEASE I WILL LIKE YOU TO CONTACT THE BANK WHERE THIS MONEY IS DEPOSITED WITH MY NAME AS THE NEXT OF KIN SO THAT THE BANK WILL START PROCESSING THE TRANSFER OF MY MONEY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT IN YOUR COUNTRY, BECAUSE HERE IN MY COUNTRY MY LIFE IS IN DANGER BECAUSE OF THESE WICKED PEOPLE THAT KILLED MY LATE FATHER. IN FACT I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START AND WHERE TO END IT IS A LONG STORY.

THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU.

YOURS,

ROSSY KOFI


From: Gilbert Murray

To: Rossy Kofi

Subject: I’d like to do all I can to help you out

Sent: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 11:16:22

Dear Ms Kofi,

Thanks for your email. Your uncle really is a nasty piece of work, isn’t he? Let’s hope it doesn’t run in the family. Thank God your late father had the good sense to instruct you to transfer over all your money to a complete stranger before he died. Not everyone is lucky enough to have such financially astute parents as you do. Or, to be more accurate, as you did.

It’s very kind of you to offer me 15% of your fortune in return for my assistance. I will accept your offer gratefully, and I would like to do all I can to help you out of your current predicament.

With this in mind, you didn’t say whether you’d be interested in my offer of a job when you move over to this country. Like I said, there are always openings in my business for pretty young things like yourself. I run a massage parlour, you see. It’s the finest gentlemen’s establishment in Gypping in the Marsh. It’s a very discreet place with an excellent reputation and I’m sure that you’d go down very well on our regular clients.

Would you be interested, my dear girl? The pay’s not bad, and it’d be a great way for you to get to know some people when you move over here. Given the good turn you are doing me, offering you a job really is the least I can do to repay the favour.

Now then, you mentioned something about contacting a bank. Which bank is it that your money’s deposited in, my dear? Presumably you have some paperwork that you can send me?

Do get back to me as soon as you can, and let me know about the bank and whether you’d be interested in taking up my offer of a job.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray


From: Rossy Kofi

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: I AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU

Sent: Sat, 02 Dec 2006 14:02:25

DEAREST GILBERT,

I RECEIVE YOUR MAIL WITH THANKS AND I AM VERY HAPPY FOR YOUR KIND WORDS BUT PLEASE I WILL LIKE YOU TO KEEP THIS TRANSACTION CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL THE MONEY GETS TO YOUR ACCOUNT AS YOU KNOW THAT PEOPLE IS VERY BAD AND I DON’T WANT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO MY MONEY BECAUSE IS ALL I HAVE AND YOU KNOW THAT IF I COME TO YOUR COUNTRY YOU WILL TAKE ME TO SOME GOOD PLACE AND ALSO I KNOW THAT YOU WILL INVEST MY MONEY WISELY IN YOUR COUNTRY AS MY LATE FATHER ADVISE ME BUT IF I MAY ASK YOU DEAREST HOW OLD ARE YOU? DO YOU HAVE FAMILY? AND WHAT TYPE OF BUSINESS DO YOU THINK WE CAN INVEST THIS MONEY IN BECAUSE MY LATE FATHER ADVISE ME TO INVEST IN REAL ESTATE OR HOTEL MANAGEMENT BUT YOU KNOWS THE BEST AND PLEASE DEAREST I WILL LIKE YOU TO SEND ME YOUR PICTURE TOGETHER WITH YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER AND HOME ADDRESS, IMMEDIATELY I RECEIVE IT I WILL SEND YOU THE CONTACT OF THE BANK WHERE MY LATE FATHER DEPOSITED THE MONEY WITH MY NAME AS THE NEXT OF KIN AND ALSO TELL YOU WHAT YOU WILL TELL THE BANK WHEN YOU CONTACT THEM FOR THE TRANSFER OF MY MONEY TO YOUR ACCOUNT BECAUSE I HAVE WENT TO THE BANK TO WITHDRAW SOME MONEY BUT THE BANK MANAGEMENT TOLD ME THAT I DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO WITHDRAW OR PUT ANY MONEY UNTIL THE MONEY IS TRANSFER TO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT AND BANK MANAGEMENT SAID THAT MY LATE FATHER DEPOSITED THE MONEY IN SUSPENSE ACCOUNT FOR ONWARD TRANSFER TO OVERSEAS SO PLEASE I AM WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU FOR ME TO GIVE YOU THE CONTACT OF THE BANK.

THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR HAVING THE MIND TO HELP AN ORPHAN CHILD LIKE ME.

YOURS LOVELY ROSSY KOFI


From: Gilbert Murray

To: Rossy Kofi

Subject: My personal details

Sent: Sun, 03 Dec 2006 09:24:55

Dear Ms Kofi,

Thank you for your email. You asked for my personal details. Here they are:

  • Name: Gilbert Arnold Murray
  • Address: Hemlock Cottage, Cold Harbour Lane, Gypping in the Marsh, Lincolnshire, UK
  • Telephone number: 01927 58367
  • Marital status: Married (to Elizabeth)

Unfortunately, there’s a bit of a problem with my telephone line at the moment: a delivery driver backed his lorry into a telegraph pole last week while dropping off a consignment of KY Jelly and it brought down the telephone lines. I’m trying to get this sorted out as we speak, but there’s a bit of a debate over exactly who’s responsible – me, the phone company or DHL – and until we can work out who’s responsible, the phone company won’t come out and fix the line.

I’m hoping that this will be resolved later in the week. Until then, I suggest we carry on conversing via email if that’s alright with you... well, I don’t see that we have much alternative. I trust that’s OK with you. Please let me know.

Now then, you were asking what I thought we should invest this money in. You say that your father suggested investing it in real estate or hotel management? Well that’s all very well, but he’s not around any more. If you take my advice, I think we should invest the money into my own business. I run a very successful massage parlour – Massage in the Marsh – and I’ve often dreamed of opening up a chain of parlours right across the country. This money would enable me to do just that. What do you reckon, my dear girl?

On the subject of the massage parlour, you still haven’t told me whether or not you’d be interested in a job there. I’m sure you’d be a real hit with the punters. Tell me, do you have any experience giving sensual massage?

Do let me know... and do send me those bank details. I’m keen to get a move on here.

I must go: I’ve got a vanload of new Eastern European girls arriving and I’ve got to spend the day sorting out the wheat from the chaff. Get back to me as soon as you can. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray

PS. One small point. Could I ask you not to write your emails COMPLETELY IN CAPITAL LETTERS? Over in this country only complete idiots write COMPLETELY IN CAPITAL LETTERS and you wouldn’t want people to think you were a complete idiot now, would you?


From: Rossy Kofi

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: Dearest thanks and I am very happy to receive your information so please feel free to contact the bank

Sent: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 10:59:39

Dearest Gilbert,

In fact I am very happy I receive your mail is only God who will reward you for your willingness to help an orphan child like me and I have heard what you said concerning the business we will invest my money in, no problem I will take your advice as you know that you are like a father to me, I know that you will never lead me to a bad place, please dearest I want you to know that I haven’t finish my education and my late father advise me to finish my education before I do anything because it will help me, so when I come over to your country I will finish my education before I will join you in the business you will use the money to invest.

I have also received all your information and I am very happy for that because it has made me to have good trust on you and I want you to promise me that you will never sit on my money when the bank transfer it to your account as you know that is all I am have.

Also dearest, here is the bank contact where my late father deposited the money with my name as the next of kin please feel free to contact the bank because I will be going to the bank to let them know that you will be contacting them for the transfer of my inheritance money.

  • BANQUE INTERNATIONALE DE L’AFRIQUE (BIA-TOGO)
  • ADDRESS: 13, RUE DU COMMERCE BP346-LOME
  • DIRECTOR ENGLISH FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT (DR EVANS OKITA)
  • DIRECT LINE: 00228 9831625
  • FAX: 00228 222 9468
  • EMAIL: biatogo_foreignredept_ltg@mail15.com

Please dearest as you are contacting the bank tell them that you are calling on my behalf Miss Rossylin Kofi the daughter of late Mr Mike Kofi that you are my late father foreign business partner whom I have choosed to be my Guardian, that you request the sum of $7.5 million from A/C No 05083BIA/TGTG, to be transfer to your account, that this money is supposed to be transfer to your account for investment purpose before the sudden death of my father. That you want the bank to transfer the money to your account.

Then after your discussion with the bank director please kindly get back to me so that I will know when the bank will start the transfer of my money to your account.

Please dearest, I don’t want to die here, even the hotel where I hide myself for the safety of my life because of the wicked people that killed my beloveth father is disturbing me because of my hotel bill, so please contact the bank so that we can do everything quick for me to leave this country and come over to your country to continue my education while you will help me to invest my money wisely as my late father advise me.

Please dearest do you speak French language because my language is French but I managed to speak English because I went my school in Angola where my late father lived before until we come back to my country Togo.

Thanks and God bless you.

Yours lovely Rossy Kofi


From: Gilbert Murray

To: Rossy Kofi

Subject: I will contact the bank immediately

Sent: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 12:44:13

Dear Ms Kofi,

Thank you for sending me details of who to contact at the bank. I’ll get onto Dr Okita immediately.

I’m sorry to hear that you’re not interested in my kind offer of a job in my massage parlour. You see I’ve already told a few of my regular clients about you, and our local Member of Parliament sounded particularly keen when I showed him that photograph you sent me. And I’ve no doubt he’ll be even more keen when he hears that you specialise in French.

Are you sure you won’t reconsider? You can make a lot of money in this game, my dear girl... and indeed on the game.

You’d be doing me a real favour if you’d reconsider. You see I really could do with some new blood so that my regulars don’t get bored. I didn’t have any luck with that vanload of Eastern Europeans I told you about. I tried a few of them out but they were useless. In the end I had to turn them into the immigration authorities to get rid of them.

Please do reconsider my dear.

Right. While you have a think about that, I’ll get onto the bank and see what they have to say.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray


From: Gilbert Murray

To: English Foreign Remittance Dept, BIA-TOGO

Subject: Regarding the contents of account number 05083BIA/TGTG

Sent: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 12:56:51

Dear Dr Okita,

I am contacting you regarding the contents of account number 05083BIA/TGTG. I am writing to you as the business partner of the late Mr Mike Kofi, and on behalf of his poor unfortunate daughter, Miss Rossylin Kofi, who is currently holed up in a hotel hiding from her murderous uncle.

I have agreed with Miss Kofi that the contents of this bank account should be transferred over to me. Please get back to me with details of what we need to do to bring this about.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray


From: Rossy Kofi

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: I am happy for your kindness

Sent: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 15:31:24

Dearest Gilbert,

I received your mail with thanks and I am very happy to that you will contact the bank today also I have went to the bank to meet with Dr Evans Okita to let him know that you will be contacting them on my behalf and he said no problem that they are waiting to hear from you before they will start the processing of the transfer to your account.

Dearest I did not refuse in what you told me in your previous mail concerning the job offer you made to me, I am very happy for that at least that shows me that you really want the best out of my life but you can see that my inherited money is good enough to start any business that will yield big money in returns so please I will like to know your discussion with the bank after you have get in contact with them.

Please dearest you know that my life is in danger here and I don’t know where my late father enemies is so I don’t want a situation when if I come over to your country I will start having problem with people I don’t know so please kindly keep everything concerning this transaction confidential only you until the money enter to your account if really you care for my life as you know that people is very wicked.

Also dearest I am very sorry for the situation you pass through about the vanload of Eastern Europeans please I pray that such a thing will not happen to you again Amen.

I am waiting to hear from you to know your discussion with the bank.

Thanks and God bless you for having the mind to help an orphan child like me.

Yours lovely Rossy Kofi


From: Gilbert Murray

To: Rossy Kofi

Subject: I contacted the bank two days ago and they haven’t got back to me

Sent: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 12:59:22

Dear Ms Kofi,

I contacted Dr Okita at the bank two days ago and I haven’t heard a word from the man. Is it a public holiday over there, or is the man just plain slow? I had hoped that given the large amount of money we were talking about here, Dr Okita would have treated this business with a touch more urgency.

I wish my damn telephone wasn’t out of action, then I could give the man a ring. But it’s still not been fixed yet, so I can’t.

Is there any chance you could pop down to the bank and ask Dr Okita to pull his finger out and get a move on? If you’re worried about bumping into your evil uncle when you leave the hotel, perhaps you could wear a disguise. A heavy raincoat, a large hat and a big false beard would do the trick nicely: he’d never recognise you in that getup.

Onto another matter. I’m delighted to hear that you’ve had a change of heart regarding that job I offered you. Believe me, you won’t regret it. Some of my girls earn up to £250 a day and with your looks, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to earn that kind of money – depending on how many tricks you’re willing to pull and how many “extra services” you’re willing to offer. On that subject, you were talking about wanting to continue with your education in your last email. Well working in my massage parlour would give you a perfect opportunity to work on your A level.

Anyway, do get back to me as soon as you’ve made some progress with the bank. I look forward to hearing from you – and from Dr Okita – as soon as possible.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray


From: Dr Evans Okita

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: From Dr Evans Okita

Sent: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 14:58:07

Compliment of the day Mr Gilbert Murray,

We are sorry that you didn’t receive the message sent to you through our bank official email, this morning Miss Rossylin Kofi came to my office and let me know that you didn’t receive the message our bank sent to you for immediate processing of the transfer of the said funds to your account, and the message was resend to you again today so please check your mail very well and you will see the content of the message and do get back immediately to enable us proceed and very importantly any official message should be directed to our bank’s official email address, please this is my private email so in case you need any advice or directives feel free to let me know.


FROM THE DESK OF DR.EVANS OKITA (DIRECTOR)

ENGLISH FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT, BIA-TOGO, WEST-AFRICA

Attn: Mr Gilbert Murray,

This bank wished to acknowledge the receipt of your message today being 06/12/2006 to this finance institute requesting that the contents of account (VALUED $7,500,000.00 ONLY) deposited here in our bank in a SUSPENCE ACCOUNT, be remit/transfer to you as the chosen guardian/foreign partner to late Mr Mike Joseph Kofi.

In accordance with the banking rules and regulations guiding this West African sub-region states, which stipulated that such transfer is determinable and must be followed according to the bank procedures as stated herein with the allied matter of 1987, section 96 of banking laws.

You are requested to fill correctly the bank official form for claims attached in this message.

You are hereby requested to return the form with your first and second pages of your international passport or ID card for record purpose.

To present to this bank all relevant documents of proofs regarding these funds for verifications and authentication of your transfer.

Evident proof of Mr Mike Joseph Kofi death certificate from the National Population Commission indicating the death of Mr Mike Joseph Kofi.

Finally, the above listed informations must be return with the sum of $375 only, for official stamp duty fee.

Note: you are to send the above fee through our agent (MONEY EXPRESS) Lome, Togo with the name of our receiving cashier: Mrs Franca Aviva. Payment information must be send to this email address for security reasons.

Yours in service

DR EVANS OKITA (DIRECTOR)

The Request for Transfer form
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From: Gilbert Murray

To: Dr Evans Okita

Subject: Thank you for getting back to me

Sent: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 17:34:08

Dear Dr Okita,

Thank you for getting back to me. I am rushed off my feet at the moment, but hopefully I will get the chance to look through your email and the form that you attached to it later this weekend. I will get back to you.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray


From: Rossy Kofi

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: Dearest I am sorry for my late reply

Sent: Sat, 09 Dec 2006 19:51:31

Dearest Gilbert,

I am sorry for my late reply to your mail please is because I am feeling headache since I came back from the bank and I meet Dr Evans Okita to explain what you said to me that you did not receive any mail from the bank and he promised to get in touch with you so please dearest have you heard from the bank? Please let me know so that I will know when my money will be transfer to your account for me to leave this country immediately my money is transferred to your account.

You know that my life is in danger here because of the wicked people who planned and kill my beloveth father please I don’t want to die here if they know that I am still here in my country they will search for me and get me kill that is why I am begging you in the name of God to make everything quick for my money to leave here because is all my hope and if anything happen to it I will kill myself and forget about this wicked world and please dearest have you install your phone please I want to hear your voice.

Please I want you to call me after reading this mail with the number of the hotel where I am presently hide myself for the safety of my life for us to discuss more about ourselves. Here is the number of the hotel 0022 89910771, and the name of the hotel is Kings Hotel, Opital, Lome, Togo and please dearest I will let the hotel management know that you will be calling me and don’t fail to ask of my full name Miss Rossylin Kofi.

Thanks and God bless you,

Yours Rossy Kofi


From: Gilbert Murray

To: Dr Evans Okita

Subject: Could you please confirm exactly what documents you need from me?

Sent: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 12:39:33

Dear Dr Okita,

I have just re-read the email that you sent to me on Friday. I’m very sorry, but international finance isn’t exactly my speciality, and as a result of this I have been left somewhat confused by your email.

Could you please confirm exactly what documents you need from me in order to proceed? Please let me know as soon as possible so that we can make some progress.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray


From: Gilbert Murray

To: Rossy Kofi

Subject: Matters are progressing

Sent: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 12:42:39

Dear Ms Kofi,

Thank you for your email. You will be pleased to hear that matters are progressing with Dr Okita at the bank. I will let you know as soon as we have made any substantive progress.

Now then, I completely understand that you are worried that your life is in danger. But let’s have no more talk of killing yourself. You don’t want to do your wicked uncle’s job for him now, do you? You hang on in there, and I’ll do everything I can to bring matters to a speedy conclusion. Don’t worry, my dear girl; we’ll have you over here working in my massage parlour before you know it.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray

PS. I mentioned to one of my regular customers that you would soon be joining our staff, and he wanted me to ask you if you were into watersports at all. Please let me know.


From: Dr Evans Okita

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: From Dr Evans Okita

Sent: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 19:32:37

Attn: Mr Gilbert Murray,

Compliment of the season. Please Mr Gilbert Murray, I will advise you to open the attached file and go through it carefully to fill our bank form correctly and return it as requested from you to our bank’s official email address to enable us proceed with all the legal documents concerning the depositing of the said funds such as:

  1. Fund deposit Bund of late Mr Mike Joseph Kofi
  2. Late Mr Mike Joseph Kofi’s WILL concerning the funds
  3. Death certificate of late Mr Mike Joseph Kofi
  4. Stamp duty fee of $375 for official handling and processing
  5. Your international passport or personal ID

Please all these requirements will be sent to our bank’s official email address for the safety of my job and do not address your message as if I’m the one giving you guidelines on how you will receive these funds to your bank account.

Best regards,

DR EVANS OKITA


From: Gilbert Murray

To: Dr Evans Okita

Subject: I am even more confused now

Sent: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 21:10:52

Dear Dr Okita,

I have just read the email that you sent to me earlier today and I am sorry to say that I am even more confused now.

First of all, you advised me in your last email to “open the attached file and go through it carefully”. However, there was no file attached to the email that you sent to me earlier today. What file were you referring to? Did you forget to attach it to the email?

Secondly, you stated in your last email that if I opened “the attached file” (which as I have already stated was missing) you would then be able to “proceed with all the legal documents concerning the depositing of the said funds”, but you did not state which of these documents you would be providing and which you would be requiring me to provide. This is exactly what I was asking in my last email, but you still haven’t cleared things up; in fact, you seem to have complicated things even further.

Thirdly, you said in your last email that “all these requirements will be sent to our bank’s official email address”. Given the fact that you have not made it clear which documents you will be providing and which you are requiring me to provide, your use of the passive tense here confuses matters even further: do you mean that you will be sending all of these documents to your bank’s official email address, or that you will be requiring me to do so?

If, regarding the third issue above, it is the case that you will be requiring me to do so, what exactly is your bank’s official email address? The only email address at the bank I have is your personal one. If you want me to send anything to another email address you will have to provide me with the email address, otherwise I won’t be able to do so.

Fourthly (and finally), you said in your last email that you did not want me to email you “as if I’m the one giving you guidelines on how you will receive these funds to your bank account”. I’m completely confused by this, because this is exactly why I contacted you in the first place. Yours is the only email address I have, so if you aren’t in a position to give me guidelines on how to receive this fund into my bank account, I don’t know who is.

I am sorry Dr Okita, but as you can see, your last email did not help matters at all; in fact, it muddied the waters even further and I am now completely confused. I must ask you to clarify matters yet again. Please get back to me by return with clear, concise answers – and in plain English if you would be so kind – to the above questions.

I look forward to hearing back from you by return so that we can move things forward without any further delay.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray


From: Dr Evans Okita

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: For your clarifications Mr Gilbert

Sent: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 9:31:28

Attn: Mr Gilbert Murray,

After going through your message this morning in my office, I quickly want to use the little chance I have because I have a lot of jobs to attend today so please in a nutshell I will like to give you details in brief concerning what you are supposed to do to help BIA Bank proceed to your transfer without wasting time because we are about to start our end of the year auditing.

First and foremost Mr Gilbert, our official Demand for Transfer form was attached and sent to you through our bank email address which you used to contact us in the first time. And you said you haven’t received any mail, we resent it again through the same email address and for me to be sure that you receive it again or not that is the reason I sent it from my private mail for the second time so did you receive the form or not?

Secondly Mr Gilbert, the documents my bank needed from you is the legal documents which BIA TOGO issued to Mr Mike Joseph Kofi the time he made the deposit with BIA TOGO and legal WILL Mr Mike Joseph Kofi made on behalf of the funds and the legal NEXT OF KIN. So you are required to forward to BIA TOGO those legal documents for verification and authentication of your request and to be sure that you are the right person who will stand as guardian to Miss Rossylin Kofi to receive the funds in your bank account in your country.

Furthermore Mr Gilbert, as you can see I’m still working as civil servant in BIA TOGO with 25 years experience in banking system so in a transaction like this I need to be very careful to avoid any bad name on my side. So for this reason I advised you to be writing to the bank through our official email address (biatogo_foreignredept_ltg@mail15.com), then if you need any advice from me concerning what you need to do you can write to me through my private email. Be rest assured that I Dr Evans Okita as the Director of English Foreign Remittance Department of BIA TOGO, I stands in the position to help you make sure that you receive your partner’s inheritance funds into your yet to be nominated bank account.

I hoped with my little explanation you are now clarified and please kindly check all the previous messages you received from me for you to see the form. And do send your international passport or ID for notification.

Best regards,

DR EVANS OKITA


From: Rossy Kofi

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: I am waiting to hear from you

Sent: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 10:19:10

Dearest Gilbert,

I receive your mail and I am waiting for you to let me know your discussion with Dr Evans Okita the bank director as you promise for me to know what is going on please.

Thanks and God bless you,

Yours Lovely Rossy


From: Gilbert Murray

To: Dr Evans Okita

Subject: Thank you for clarifying matters

Sent: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 12:04:40

Dear Dr Okita,

Thank you for clarifying matters so promptly. Regarding that form, I see now that I do have a copy of it: of course, you sent me a copy last week.

However, there appears to be some confusion over whether the bank has contacted me. You have referred to the bank having contacted me on a number of occasions, but I have never received any emails from them. The only emails I have ever received on this matter have been from you and the fragrant Miss Kofi. I don’t know who the bank sent that form to in the first place, but it certainly wasn’t me. Perhaps they got my email address wrong? I would be grateful if you could look into this.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray


From: Gilbert Murray

To: Rossy Kofi

Subject: Bad news

Sent: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 12:09:39

Dear Ms Kofi,

Bad news I’m afraid, my dear girl. I’ve just heard back from Dr Okita at the bank, and apparently they need me to send them a load of legal documents and your late father’s will before they can transfer this money into my bank account. Of course, I don’t have any of these documents. Tell me, do you happen to have them in your possession? Do let me know, because if not, I’m afraid we won’t be able to go any further with this transaction.

How are you? Are you still managing to stay one step ahead of your wicked uncle? I do hope so: the last thing I want is for you to be gunned down in the street by one of his henchmen before that money had been transferred into my bank account.

Get back to me as soon as you can and let me know about those documents, won’t you?

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray

PS. Don’t forget to let me know whether you’re into watersports or not. If you are, do you prefer giving, or receiving?


From: Dr Evans Okita

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: From Dr Evans Okita

Sent: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 12:25:41

Attn: Mr Gilbert Murray,

This is to inform you that I received your swift response to my message this morning and I hope you will get back to me immediately you receive this message. I’m happy to note now that you have been clarified over the matters and so I will like you to go ahead and send those required information through the bank’s email address which I sent to you. There is no problem about that because I’m the person who sent the form to you because is official document of the bank and I’m the Director in charge of the Foreign Remittance Dept who will proceed the transfer.

Finally Mr Gilbert, I will advise you not to waste more time sending the required information so that the processing of the transfer will take place immediately. While sending the required information you have to send it together with the official stamp duty fee given to you with the payment instructions for fast processing of the transfer to your bank account.

Best regards,

DR EVANS OKITA

NB: Read below the first message you sent to our bank official email address or are you not the one who sent it?


Dear Dr Okita,

I am contacting you regarding the contents of account number 05083BIA/TGTG. I am writing to you as the business partner of the late Mr Mike Kofi, and on behalf of his poor unfortunate daughter, Miss Rossylin Kofi, who is currently holed up in a hotel hiding from her murderous uncle.

I have agreed with Miss Kofi that the contents of this bank account should be transferred over to me. Please get back to me with details of what we need to do to bring this about.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray


From: Gilbert Murray

To: Dr Evans Okita

Subject: It may take me some time to put my hands on the documents you need

Sent: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 15:12:55

Dear Dr Okita,

Thank you for your email. Unfortunately the documents you need are not currently in my possession and it may take me some time to put my hands on them. I am currently doing all I can to obtain them and I will let you know as soon as I have them in my possession.

Regarding all this business of different email address, I have to tell you that I’m thoroughly confused Dr Okita. Yes, of course it was me who sent that initial email. But I didn’t hear a thing back from the bank until you contacted me on the 8th December. And in any case, what does it matter which email address I use, if it’s going to be you that responds to me in any case? I just don’t understand what the problem is.

Anyway, I will get back to you as soon as I have made some progress with those documents.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray


From: Rossy Kofi

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: You will see the documents together with my late father death certificate

Sent: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 18:14:59

Dearest Gilbert,

I am very happy when I read your mail today and after reading the mail I quickly rushed to get the documents from where I keep it for security reasons because my late father advised me not to let anybody see it, if anybody see it the person will use it to claim out my money in the bank so please here is all the documents my late father give to me concerning the money in the bank and my late father death certificate.

Please dearest you know that this is the only hope of my future life and I want you to keep these documents only with you, immediately you receive it please send them to bank as they require it from you.

Thanks and God bless you,

Yours lovely Rossy

Mr Kofi’s death certificate
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Mr Kofi’s completely unreadable will
(Click to enlarge)


From: Rossy Kofi

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: THE DEPOSIT RECEIPT THE BANK ISSUED TO MY FATHER

Sent: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 18:37:07

Dearest Gilbert,

Here again the deposit receipt the bank issued to my late father the time he made the deposit.

Yours Lovely Rossy

The completely unreadable deposit receipt
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From: Gilbert Murray

To: Rossy Kofi

Subject: Problems with the documents you sent me

Sent: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 08:53:57

Dear Ms Kofi,

I have just examined those three documents that you sent me. You say that you are worried that if anyone else came across these documents they could use them to claim your fortune from the bank? Well I shouldn’t worry about that, my dear girl, because those documents you sent me are absolutely useless.

For a start, your late father’s will and the bank deposit receipt are so small that it’s impossible to make out a single word on either of them. Presumably you made some mistake scanning them in. Well scan them in again, and this time do it properly: at a resolution that is actually readable.

And as for your late father’s death certificate, I think there must be some mistake. According to the death certificate, your father died on 21st April 2004. However, the certificate itself is dated 10th March 2000... and the certificate number is given as 1999!

What’s going on? How is it possible that your late father’s death certificate was signed four years before he actually died? Does this hospital employ psychics and soothsayers as well as doctors and nurses?

Whatever the reason, there’s no way I can present this certificate to the bank; not with such glaring errors as that in it. I have no doubt that if I did so, Dr Okita would simply rip the thing in two and throw it in the bin. Worse still, my dear girl, he might think that we were trying to defraud the bank with bogus or forged documents. And we wouldn’t want that now, would we?

I’ll tell you what you need to do. For starters, scan in your late father’s will and the deposit receipt again, and send them to me immediately. After you’ve done that, don your disguise again and go straight down to the hospital, and do everything you can to obtain a death certificate for your late father that doesn’t contain any mistakes. And as soon as you have it in your possession, send it to me so that I can send it on to the bank.

Get right onto it: there is no time for delay, my dear girl. My customers are growing ever more restless at the thought of meeting you and getting to know you intimately.

Get back to me as soon as you can. I will be waiting.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray

PS. One of my regular customers – a retired wing commander – has asked me to find out whether you have any Cornish in you. And another of my regulars – a fellow from Penzance – has asked me to enquire whether you would like some.


From: Rossy Kofi

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: Thank God that you haven’t send it to the bank and I have attached the will and the deposit receipt again

Sent: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 18:36:26

Dearest Gilbert,

In fact dearest you are right glory be to God almighty that you haven’t send the documents to the bank, it will be like you are not the right person who will receive my money in overseas so please is late here in my country first thing tomorrow morning I will go to the hospital with the death certificate of my father and let them know that there is a very big mistake they made in my late father’s death certificate for them to correct it.

I have explained the matter to the management of the cyber cafe where I use to come and write to you about the scan and she have amended it and I am sure that it will come out bold the way you will see it clear so please send it to the bank and also tell them that you will send the death certificate tomorrow because I want everything to be quick for me to leave this country because of my life please I don’t want to die here.

As soon as I am through with the death certificate of my late father tomorrow I will immediately send it to you but please try to keep those documents confidential and please dearest you know that my life is in danger I don’t want you to be telling people about me or this transaction because I don’t know where my late father’s enemies are and I don’t want in a situation when I come to your country I will be having problem with people so please I am begging you to kindly keep everything confidential until my money enters into your account and I come over to live with you.

About the death certificate of my late father please dearest do not be annoyed you know that is not my fault.

Thanks and God bless you for your efforts and kindness towards helping me.

Yours lovely Rossy

Mr Kofi’s will
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The deposit receipt
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From: Dr Evans Okita

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: From Dr Evans OKITA

Sent: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 10:22:31

Attn: Mr Gilbert Murray,

Please Mr Gilbert, the managements of BIA-Togo is waiting to receive the requirements needed from you for the procedure of your onward transfer before we start our audit of the year 2006.

Please do not send any official message to my private mail.

Best regards,

DR EVANS OKITA


From: Gilbert Murray

To: Rossy Kofi

Subject: I can now read the will and the deposit receipt

Sent: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 12:06:39

Dear Ms Kofi,

Thank you for sending me those two documents again. I’m pleased to say that I can now read them both perfectly. Well done you, for working out how to use a scanner properly.

You asked me to send the two documents straight to the bank. If it’s all the same to you, I think I’d rather wait until I’ve received the revised copy of your late father’s death certificate – one that hasn’t been signed four years before his death. That way I’ll be able to send everything to the bank in one go, which will be easier. They won’t be able to do anything until they receive all three documents anyway, so it shouldn’t cause us any delays.

Given the problems we’ve been having with these documents, I did wonder whether it would be worth my while popping into my lawyer’s office and getting him to cast his eyes over your late father’s will and the deposit receipt.

Welsby’s a fine lawyer, and very well-respected in Lincolnshire legal circles. I’ve been using his services for over ten years. Welsby’s got the sharpest legal brain I’ve ever come across. He proved invaluable last year after an unfortunate incident involving a customer who had asked to be handcuffed to the bed and whipped, a sudden fire which necessitated the immediate evacuation of the building and some confusion over the whereabouts of the keys to the handcuffs.

Welsby worked wonders in the ensuing court case. Not only did he manage to get all charges against my massage parlour dropped, he also persuaded the judge to award us costs against the bereaved family.

I can’t recommend Welsby highly enough. Do you think I ought to contact him and see if he’s willing to cast his eye over these documents before I send them off to the bank?

Do get back to me as soon as you can and let me know... and do send me that death certificate as soon as you have it, won’t you?

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray


From: Gilbert Murray

To: Dr Evans Okita

Subject: I am doing my best to get hold of the documents you need

Sent: Wed, 12 Dec 2006 12:16:31

Dear Dr Okita,

I am fully aware that you are waiting for me to send those documents to you. If you refer back to the last email that I sent you, you will see that I am currently doing my best to get hold of the documents that you need.

As I have already told you, I will send the documents to you as soon as I have them.

I cannot for the life of me see why this should prevent you from starting your 2006 audit. Please feel free to go ahead with it, and I will get back to you as soon as I have the documents.

Best regards,

Gilbert Murray

PS. Regarding all this nonsense about email addresses, if you don’t want me to use your private email address, then please stop using it to send me emails. It’s confusing the hell out of me.


From: English Foreign Remittance Dept, BIA-TOGO

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: From Information for urgent attention

Sent: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 17:23:18

Attn: Mr Gilbert Murray,

Do return the form and all the required documents needed from you accompanied with the $375 for stamp duty fee with the previous information given to you for processing of your request.

Thanks for your co-operation.

DR EVANS OKITA (DIRECTOR)


From: Rossy Kofi

To: Gilbert Murray

Subject: DEAREST I THANK GOD THAT I WAS ABLE TO GET THE DEATH CERTIFICATE AGAIN

Sent: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 18:18:27

Dearest Gilbert,

I am just coming back from the hospital, in fact dearest is not easy for me to get the death certificate of my late father, could you believe that my uncle knows that there is mistake in my late father death certificate and he did not let me know, is one midwife in the hospital let me to know this but I thank God that after all I suffered in the hospital crying from one office to another to see that I get someone who will help me to issue the death certificate until my cry touch this woman the midwife who asked me why I am crying and what is my problem so I showed her the former death certificate I have at hand and explain my situation to her.

After she go through it she told me that she will help me and then she took me to the office where they issued the certificate to me and corrected all mistakes as is supposed to be and they requested me to pay 150,000 CFA my local currency which is about $300.

Dearest, I don’t know what to do because I want my money to leave this country so that I will come over to your country to live a good life and also continue my education as my late father has willed for me. Could you believe that I used all the money which I am using to take care of myself until my money transfer to your account to get the death certificate so please I am begging you in the name of God to finalise everything quick with the bank so that my money will be transfer this week to your account because I don’t have any other money to be taking care of myself even to eat now will be difficult for me so please I will like you to call me with the number of the hotel where I hide for the safety of my life because I don’t want a situation where the hotel management will disturb because of the money I am owing them so please call me on the number and please dearest make sure you ask of my full name Miss Rossylin Kofi when you call for them to allow me speak with you.

The hotel name is King Hotel Opital Lome Togo. I am waiting to hear from you and please dearest if you know that you trust your lawyer very well there is no problem to show him the documents but my mind doesn’t welcome it because of what my late father told me and you know that this money is very big money and I don’t want anybody to put eyes on it because of our life if you will listen to me please send all the documents to bank and I will be going to the bank with the same documents tomorrow.

Thanks and God bless you until we meet in your country.

Yours lovely Rossy

Mr Kofi’s second death certificate
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