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Title: A STUNT TOO FAR
Scammer Name: DR. AHMED IBRAHIM
Submitted By: SHIVER METIMBERS

 

Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 22:12:15 -0700
From: <drahmedibrahim@tiscali.co.uk>
Subject: URGENT

FROM:
DR. AHMED IBRAHIM
HEAD OF ARCHIVES / RECONCILIATION
BOND BANK NIG. LTD.
VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS.

RE: NEXT OF KIN.

DEAR,

DO NOT BE SURPRISED AT RECEIVING THIS MAIL. I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS NO HARM IN TRYING SOMEONE TRUSTWORTHY AT HEART. A NEW RELATIONSHIP WILL GO A LONG WAY TO HELP ME.

I NEED YOU TO COME AND STAND AS 'NEXT OF KIN' TO ONE MR. MANSOUR RAHBANI WHO DIED IN 1999 OF A HEART CONDITION HERE IN LAGOS. SOME YEARS AGO, MR. MANSOUR MADE A NUMBERED (OR FIXED) DEPOSIT OF US$27,000,000.00 MILLION IN MY BANK. UNFORTUNATELY, HE DID NOT MENTION A NEXT OF KIN IN ANY OF HIS PAPERS WITH US OR HIS CONTRACTORS - TEXACO OIL.

SINCE THEN, THERE HAVE BEEN NO RESPONCE TO OUR INTERNATIONAL ADVERTORIALS CALLING FOR ANY RELATIVE TO CONTACT US. IT IS FOUR YEARS NOW AND STILL NO RESPONCE. BY AUGUST ENDING, THE INTEREST WILL BE ROLLED OVER, BRINGING THE TOTAL CLAIMS TO US$28,000,000.00 MILLION.

MY DEPARTMENT HAS THE MANDATE TO OVERSEE THE INTERNAL CLEARANCE FOR CLAIMS SUCH AS THIS AND THE FINAL APPROVAL SIGNATURE FOR PAYMENT IS MINE. YOU HAVE NO RISK. BY LAW, YOU ONLY NEED TO SHOW-UP ONCE BEFORE THE MONEY WILL BE PAID INTO YOUR ACCOUNT ABROAD. HOWEVER, PLEASE KNOW THAT THE MONEY WILL BE SHARED BETWEEN US; I WILL TAKE 60% AND YOU: 40%.

THERE ARE REASONS WHY WE NEED TO CLAIM THIS MONEY FAST. I WILL GIVE YOU MORE COMPREHENSIVE DETAIL WHEN YOU REPLY.

THANK YOU.

DR. AHMED IBRAHIM

[And so it starts....]

 

 

From: Klench Mychiques
To: drahmedibrahim@tiscali.co.uk

Dear Dr. Ibrahim,

Many thanks for your splediforous email. I do not know how you came to find my private business address, but I have to confess that I am extremely interested in your offer. Please tell me more. Do you like stunts?

Your friends,

Mr. Klench Mychiques

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Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 17:32:29 -0700
From: <drahmedibrahim@tiscali.co.uk>
Subject: RE: URGENT I AM WAITING FOR YOUR RESPONSE NOW

(THIS BUSINESS IS 100% LEGAL AND IS CONFIDENCIAL)

DEAR KLENCH MYCHIQUES,

HOW ARE YOU TODAY.THANK YOU FOR YOUR RECENT MAIL.IN REGARD TO YOUR COMMENT IN THIS BUSINESS, I AM HEREBY TO EXPLAIN TO YOU THE WAY FORWARD.I AM MANAGING DIRETOR OF (BOND BANK NIGERIA LTD). THEN THERE WAS A GOOD CLIENT WOH DIE ON HEARTH CONDITION.

MR.MANSOUR RAHBANI HAS A CHAIN OF COMPANY LIKE TEXACO OIL AND DIAMOND MINING COMPANY AND HE DEPOSIT US$27M(TWENTY SEVEN MILLION UNITED STATE DALLARS). SINCE FOUR YEARS INTERVAL NOBODY OR RELATIVE COME FOR THE MONEY AND THE MONEY HAVE ROLLED OVER TO US$28M BY THIS AUGUST 2003. RIGHT NOW, FOR YOUR EFFORT TO STAND IN THIS BUSINESS, I WILL TAKE 60%FROM THE TOTAL AMOUNT WHILE YOUR RATIO WILL BE 40%FOR PROVIDING AN ACCOUNT TO SECURE THE FUND.(WE NEED TO CLAIM THIS MONEY FAST). NB:MR RAHBANI DID NOT MENTION NEXT OF KIN,WHO WILL STAND AS THE BENEFICIARY OF THIS FUND. SO, THAT IS WHY I WANT A CAPABLE CLIENT TO STAND AS THE BENEFICIARY OWNER OF THE MONEY.

I WILL BACK YOU UP WITH EVERY NECESSARY DOCOUMENT IN RESPECT OF THIS TRANSACTION. BESIDES,I WILL DIRECT YOU TO A CAPABLE LAWYER WHO WILL HANDLE THE TRANSFER PROCESS THIS FUND WILL BE REMITTED INTO YOUR ACCOUNT ABROAD WITHOUT ANY PROBLEEM.I WOULD LIKE YOU TO PROMISE ME THAT YOU WILL NOT (BETRAYED ME) IF THE MONEY COMES IN YOUR CUSTODY.AFTER THE END OF THIS BUSINESS WE ARE GOING TO SMILE TOGETHER.I NOW LOOK FOWARD TOWARDS YOUR QUICK REPLY AND CO-OPERATION.

THANKS.

DR AHMED IBRAHIM,

 

 

From: Klench Mychiques
To: drahmedibrahim@tiscali.co.uk

Dear Mr. Ibrahim,

Many thanks for your prompt reply, and you proposal is indeed very interesting to me. I would like to see if I can help you out with this matter.

A couple of things you need to know before I proceed:

If you offer requires travel, this will be impossible for the next 7 days as both of my arms are in plaster as a result of a motorcycle jump which went badly wrong (I was still paid my usual $120,500 for doing it though, so who gives a shit!).

I am due on the set of the new James Bond movie on the 13th of September until the 15th of September (I am the stunt double to the actor Pierce Brosnan who plays James Bond), so should any travel be required I will be unavailable during those two dates. However, I will have my laptop with me, so email communication will not be a problem, providing I am not doing a stunt at the time.

Also note that due to a disaterous stunt I performed some years ago, my hearing is 95% impaired, so I cannot use a normal telephone. As you have probably realised by now I am a professional stuntman by trade, and my hearing was damaged by a large explosion in my shorts (I was doing a scene for a low budget porno movie called Ball Busters). I am able to speak via a TextPhone which converts your words, to text so that I can read it. If you have a TextPhone then I will be happy to communicate via that. If you do not have a TextPhone then all communication will have to be via email I am afraid. I hope that is not too great a problem for you?

One final note: Before I am prepared to do business, I would of course require some proof of your identity. I am able to email to you my passport picture on receipt of your identifications details.

I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,

Klench Mychiques

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[I am contacted by Ibrahim Ahmed's barrister, Gbamuda]

Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 10:06:13 +0100 (BST)
From: "gbamuda nngida">
Subject: UPDATE FORWARDED.

Dear Sir,

I am directed by my client Dr.Ibrahim Ahmed to make an official contact to you in respect to the transaction of fund(USD$28.million) from his serving bank (Bond Bank Nig.Ltd).

I have also been mandated to forward to you his passport photograph as requested,please stanby. I wish to comment here that your traveling date or schedule might not fall into the seventh day as stipulated by you.It will come upon your confrirmation date, due to your health problem. Surfice to say, that arrangement will be concluded with the BOND BANK OVERSEA OFFICE when the time comes.

My contact phone 234-80-33165253 AND Email as above. Due to the confidentiality that this transaction demands we shall adopt a communication code "PEACE" this shall also known to my client Dr Ahmed I.Any communication without this code should be disregarded.The code shall only be known to the three of us concern.

Yours Sincerely,
Barrister N.Gbamuda.
CODE:"PEACE"

 

 

From: Klench Mychiques
To: Mr. Gbamuda

Dear Sir,

Many thanks for your email, but before I proceed with further negotiations I must ask the following: Before I go any further, I have to tell you that I am going to have to make a request for you to prove your identity to me. The reason for this is that some months ago, I made a deal with a very ungodly man who was a liar and a thief. After putting my trust and good Christian faith in him, he stole US $23,773 from me, the miserable bastard. So, please forgive me if my request seems strange to you.

I am well aware that in situation like this, false images are freely available. Sir, I am not accusing you or Dr. Ibrahim of being dishonest, but I am afraid I cannot accept a passport photograph as proof of identity. Of course, if I were to see it in person then its validity would be certain, but as I will only be receiving an image of it, it can be easily forged. Therefore, I request that you, Mr. Ibrahim, or a representative make arrangements to send me a photograph holding a sign with my name and company logo written upon it. On seeing this, it will prove to me 100% that I am dealing with a totally honest person as this image will not be able to be forged. If yourself, Mr. Ibrahim, or representative is agreeable to this then I will forward a suitable image as an attachment for you to print out. I hope you will agree that this is a small thing to ask in return for my help in this matter.

[I like to let my victim know that the upcoming fees shouldn't be a problem - It sets their mind at ease]

May I presume that processing fees may be required to facilitate the release of these funds? In the UK I have to deal with such fees on a regular basis. This is not a problem, and on receipt of proof of your identity (the photo) I will be happy to release any necessary funds of my own should they be needed. If it is at all possible, it would be of great benefit if you would be able to calculate the total amount that may be required to facilitate the urgent completion of your proposition.

My sincere regards,

Klench Mychiques

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[Surprisingly, the barrister seems to accept my request without any argument!]

Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 08:33:19 +0100 (BST)
From: "gbamuda nngida"
Subject: Re: ACCEPTED CONDITION..

Dear Mr Klench,

Many thanks for your mail.

Your condition is quite acceptable,because this days alot of things happens around the world,and that makes someone doubt who is GOOD or BAD,i will not be surprise to hear that the sum of $23,773 was taken away from you,so Please do forward the attachment to me.

I like to use this medium to expantiate that the identity of DR.IBRAHIM AHMED meant was not his photograph picture as you thought, but DR AHMED'S INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT,i hope the international passport will serve to your request.Incase it is not enough please get me informed ASAP while i expect your attached picture and details/specimen of how you want the holding of sign with your names.

Finally,the fees mentioned in your mail is not known to me yet,except as we progress.

Barrister N.Gbamuda.
CODE:"PEACE"

 

 

From: Klench Mychiques
To: Mr. Gbamuda

Dear Barrister N. Gbamuda,

Many thanks for your prompt response. You email has been read and is fully understood.

I have decided to send an attachment with my name printed upon is so that you are able to print it out. On the image I have also included my personal password. When I see this printed with my name, then I will be 100% sure of the source of the image, for I will give this password to nobody else. If I ever ask you for my password, please use the word "TIGHTLY", this way I will be certain the message originates from your good self.

A final few words about the image that I am requesting you send; please ensure that the image you send is LARGE and CLEAR, and be sure to print out my sign large and clear enough to be seen clearly. This will eliminate any chance of forgery. As soon as I receive an acceptable photograph of you or a representative holding my name and password I will proceed with your instructions IMMEDIATELY.

As a gesture of good faith I have also attached a scan of my passport to this email for your perusal. I would appreciate it if you would keep my image private or I may have to have plastic surgery.

May God bless you, and I hope that once I receive the image I require we will be able to expedite the completion of this deal to a very successful conclusion.

My sincere regards,

Klench Mychiques.

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[The guy in the picture is American actor Gregory Harrison]

 

 

Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 15:33:45 +0100 (BST)
From: "gbamuda nngida"
Subject: Fwd: passport attached Peace and Tightly.

Dear Klench,

I am sending my pasport as demanded.Please,now you can make move to contact the paying center in holland as directed by Ahmed Ibrahim.Please negotiate with the officer in charge Mr Amanda Williams ["MISTER" Amanda Williams?] on your preparation for visit for the claim of the fund.All necessary documents has been forwarded to the paying institution in holland.

Yours Sincerely,

Barrister N.Gbamuda.
peace.


[A rather crappy passport from Barrister Gbamuda]

 

 

[NOT the image I was expecting! Time to complain...]

From: Klench Mychiques
To: Mr. Gbamuda

Dear Mr. Gbamunda,

Please Sir, where is the image I asked for with my name and password ("TIGHTLY")? I sent you an image to have taken with you or a representative to prove your honesty but instead you sent to me your passport. What the blazes is going on?

On a further note: I will be unavailable for the next 24-48 hours. This is due to a television appearance I am making. My friends and colleagues have organised a televised tribute show to celebrate my 500th stunt (see attached photo). I will get back to you ASAP, provided I am not totally whacked out.

Klench Mychiques

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[The guy in the image is stuntman Dar Robinson. He looks enough like Klench Mychiques!]

 

 

Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2003 08:15:21 +0100 (BST)
From: "gbamuda nngida"
Subject: Re: YOUR PASSWORD: PEACE - MY PERSONAL PASSWORD: TIGHTLY(UNDERSTOOD)

Dear Mr Klench,

Many thanks for your mail. It is certainly clear to me now and i will do as demanded so that there will be a 100% trust in me and what we are doing for finalization of this transaction.This of course will certainly put confidence in you when making any form of transfer payments as mentioned earlier by you in the course of this transaction.

Please note that i will be going to the photographer today and hopefully,the picture might be ready between tomorrow or next. I hope that your tribute show is well.

Yours Sincerely,

Barrister N.Gbamuda.
PEACE.

 

 

 

From: Klench Mychiques
To: Mr. Gbamuda

Dear Mr. Gbamuda,

Thank you for your email, and I look forward to receiving your next communication.

You will be pleased to learn that the TV show went well. Me and Burt Reynolds had a little too much to drink and got caught humping one of the female car-park attendants - I don't think we will be allowed in that theatre for some time yet!

Kindest regards,

Klench Mychiques

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Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 08:13:20 +0100 (BST)
From: "gbamuda nngida"
Subject: Fwd: pic(Peace for me Tightly for you)

Dear mr Klench,

I am sending by attachment the picture as demanded. Now i have satisfied you and proved myself.It is your turn to fulfil your promises to assist in bringing this transaction to a successful conclussion.

As a start,you are advised to make contact to the name and address stated below for your visit arrangement to sign the neccessary documents for the release of the fund:

MR AMANDA WILLIAMS
GLOBAL FINANCIAL NETWORK,
PO BOX 4243,1103 CN
AMSTERDAM-THE NETHERLANDS.
PHONE:31-615-465438.
E-mail: amawils2001@yahoo.ca

Yours Sincerely,
Barrister N.Gbamuda.

[Note: The original image below was huge, over 2300 pixels wide. I wish other scammers would do me the courtesy of sending nice detailed stuff like this. I think in future though I will get them to use a darker background on the signs. The camera flash has bounced off the white page and screwed up the contrast]

[Nice beer-gut Gbamuda!]

 

 

[Ibrahim Ahmed pops in to ask how things are going]

Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 10:17:03 +0200
From: drahmedibrahim@tiscali.co.uk
Subject: RE: PROGRESS NEWS FROM GBAMUDA TODAY

DEAR KLENCH MYCHIQUES

HOW ARE YOU TODAY.I AM SO HAPPY TO HEAR FROM GBAMUDA THAT ALL IS GOING SMOOTHLY. HE TOLD ME ABOUT THE PICTURE AND PASSPORT ISSUE.I BEG YOU TO BE HONEST TOUS WHEN THIS MONEY COME TO YOUR ACCOUNT.AND TO GIVE US YOUR HIGHEST UNDERSTANDING AND MUTUAL COOPERATION.

I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU AS YOU ARE DEVELOPING. PROGRES.WHEN DO YOU INTEND TO TRAVEL TO HOLLAND FOR FINALIZATION?

THANKS,

DR AHMED IBRAHIM.

 

 

From: Klench Mychiques
To: drahmedibrahim@tiscali.co.uk

Dear Ahmed,

Good to hear from you again.

Yes, everything is going smoothly. I intend to travel to Holland to settle the agreement very soon, and I will notify you of my flight date when I have it, if I can be bothered.

Kind regards,

Klench Mychiques.

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[Now back to the barrister]

From: Klench Mychiques
To: Mr. Gbamuda

Dear Mr. Gbamuda,

Many thanks for your picture, which has been received and is approved. Now that I have seen you are a large man to be trusted I will destroy the image for security purposes. [You wish!] I am now happy to continue to follow through with your proposition.

My sincere regards,

Klench Mychiques.

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[Now to contact "MR" Amanda Williams. Will he/she fall for gobbledegook?]

From: Klench Mychiques
To: Amanda Williams

Dear Amanda Williams,

[Reader note: This is what I actually typed]

I am contacting you on behalf of Ahmed Ibrahim/Gbamuda. Blah blah blah, necessary documents. Blah blah, release forms etc. Ready to sign etc. ZZzzz.

Yours sincerely,

Klench Mychiques.

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[Ahmed Ibrahim replies]

Date: Wed, 3Sep 2003 14:49:36 +0100
From: drahmedibrahim@tiscali.co.uk
Subject: RE: URGENT

DEAR MYCHIQUES,

HOW ARE YOU TODAY?BARRISTER GBAMUDA HAS TOLD ME THAT YOU PEOPLE HAVE COMMUNICATED EACH OTHER.

I AM PLEASED TO INFORM YOU THAT NEWS REACHING ME TODAY IS THAT A PROTOCOL OFFICER BY NAME MR J.P PHILIPS WILL BE WITH YOU IN AMSTERDAM TO WITHNESS THE ENDORSEMENT AND WILL BE WITH YOU AT THE AIRPORT WITH IDENTIFICATION TO ACCOMPANY YOU.

PLEASE COMMUNICATE WITH MR AMANDA FOR PROPER ARRANGEMENT.

[I have done, but the thick sod hasn't replied to me yet]

THANK YOU,
DR.AHMED IBRAHIM.

 

 

[At last, Amanda replies, and hits me with the inevitable fees]

Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 10:35:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: amanda williams
Subject: RE: VERY URGENT

Dear Sir,

I am sorry that for not contacting you on mail since your file came to my desk because of the board meeting i was attending. These are the rules and regulations that you should abide immediately for this transaction.

(A) INDENTIFICATION PROOF(an international passport or Driver's Lincense)
(B) NOTIFY TO US WHEN YOU ARE COMING TO AMSTERDAM FOR THE NECESSARRY ENDORSMENT.
(C) THE COST OF RELEASE ORDER FORM IS------12,300 Euros

OUR HANDLING/ADMINSRATIVE COST IS------ 5,500 Euros

The Total cost of Seveenteen Thousand Eight Hundred Euros are for all the charges on this transaction. You are now advice to come down immediately for the signing of the Release Form.

Waiting to hear from you through the above E-mail for the confidentiality of the transaction.

Best Regards

Amanda Williams
Director/Release Officer

 

 

From: Klench Mychiques
To: Amanda Williams

Dear Mrs. Williams.

Please find attached my current passport image.

The administrative costs seems fair, considering the total amount that will be freed by this minuscule payment. Please tell your representative that I will bring the full amount in cash, if I can be bothered.

I will make flight arrangements ASAP and then contact you with the flight details, if I don't get to a bar first.

I look forward to meeting with Mr. Philips ins Amsterdam. I hope he is not homosexual, as I plan a visit to the Red Light area for some good old adult fun.

Sincerely,

Klench Mychiques

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[Mr. Gbamuda replies]

Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 08:11:10 +0100 (BST)
From: "gbamuda nngida"
Subject: Re: YOUR PASSWORD: PEACE - MY PERSONAL PASSWORD: TIGHTLY

Dear Mr Klench,

I have been informed that all preparations are in top place for your final visit and completion.Mr philips,a protocol officer has been asigned to the Global Financial Network Amsterdam for this purpose. It is partinent to note also that correspondence reaching shows that you have contacted by Mr Williams Amanda for your requirements.

Please comply and forward me detail of your arrival.

Yours Sincerely,

Barrister N.Gbamuda.
PEACE.

 

 

From: Klench Mychiques
To: Mr. Gbamuda

Dear Mr. Gbamunda,

I have indeed contacted Mr. Amanda. I am still however waiting for an email from the person who is to actually meet me at the airport (Mr. Philips). I need him to email me to verify his identity to me. Once verification is complete I will proceed to book my flight and then forward the details onto him and Mr. Amanda.

Please note I will be unavailable for the next 24 hours as I am doing a motorcycle stunt at a local superstore (I am attempting a world record motorcycle leap over 127 shopping trolleys). Attached is a photograph of me practising for the big event.

Sincerely,

Klench Mychiques.

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[Random image taken from the Net, but with my name added for impact!]

 

 

Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 11:23:10 +0100 (BST)
From: "gbamuda nngida"
Subject: Re: YOUR PASSWORD: PEACE - MY PERSONAL PASSWORD: TIGHTLY

Dear mr klench,

Many thanks for prompt respond and present effort towards contacting mr Amanda.Please i like to advise that you send him another remind incase there is any waste of time or delays from his side in responding,please bear with me.

Like i mentioned earlier,mr Amanda or mr J.P Philips will be meeting with you at the airport or any place of meeting/your arrival before proceeding to their office.

Yours Sincerely,

Barrister N.Gbamuda.

[What? No good wishes for my big jump?!]