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Title: FRED RIDES THE CAPTAIN'S SHIP
Scammer Name:
Fred Bangoh
Submitted By:
Shiver Metimbers

 

Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 19:47:13 +0200
From: fredbangoh@libero.it
Subject: URGENT ASSISTANCE PLEASE.

 

From: Fred Bangoh
Assylum Camp Cote d'Ivoire
[Ah.. The old asylum camp again]
Email: fredbangoh@libero.it

Attn : Ceo,

Please I am Master Fred Bangoh, the only son of late chief Godwin Bangoh from Sierra Leone.I know that my message will come to you as a surprise to you but however, I am writing you in absolute confidence primarily to seek your assistance to transfer our cash of Eighteen million dollars ($18,000,000) now in the custody of a BANK here in Abidjan to your private account pending our arrival to your country.

SOURCE OF THE MONEY

My late father, chief Godwin Bangoh, a native of mende district in the Northern province of Sierra Leone, was the general Manager of Sierra Leone mining co-operation (S.L.M.C.) Freetown. According to my father. This money was the income acquired from mining co-operation's over draft and minor sales. Before the peak of the civil war between the rebels forces of major Paul Koroma and the combined forces of ECOMOG peace keeping operation that almost destroyed my country, following the forceful removal from power of the Civilian Elected President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah by the rebels. My father had already made arrangement for his family, my mother, my little sister and myself to be evacuated to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire with our personal effects.

My father deposited the fund in the BANK until after the war when he will join us. During the war in my
country, and following the indiscriminate looting of public and Government properties by the rebel
forces the sierra Leone mining coop, Was one of the targets looted and destroyed.

My father including other top Government functionaries Were attacked and killed by the rebels in November 1999 because of his relationship with the civilian Government of Ahmed Tejan Kabbah. As a result of my father death, and with the news of my uncles involvement in air crash in January, dashed our hope of survival. The untimely deaths caused my mothers heart failure and other related complications of which she later died in the hospital After we must have spent a lot of money on her.

Now my 16-year-old sister and myself are alone in this strange country suffering without any care or
help,without any relation. We are now like refugees and orphans.Our only hope now is in this fund which our father deposited in the BANK.On this effect, I humbly solicit your assistance in he followings ways.

To assist us claim this fund from the BANK as co-beneficiary. To transfer this money in your name to your country. To make a good arrangement for a joint business investment on our behalf in your country and you being the caretaker. To secure a college for my little sister and my self in your country to further our education. And to make arrangement for our travel to meet you ace to face in your country after you have transferred this fund.

Most importantly. The whole documents issued to my late father after the deposit are in my custody. For your assistance, I beg to concede 15% of this money to you for your eforts and assistance and 5% percent for any expenses you may ocur during this transaction.

Awaiting for your urgent reply through our private email address(fredbangoh@libero.it) for further informations.

Thanks and God bless.

Best regards,
Fred Bangoh and Sister.

 

From: Shiver Metimbers
To: fredbangoh@libero.it

 

Ahoy Fred!

Ye proposition sounds interesting. Please tell me more m'laddy.

Man overboard!

Shiver Metimbers.

 

 

Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 22:18:04 +0200
From: fredbangoh@libero.it
Subject: Thank you.

Dear Shiver Metimbers,

Thank you for your mail.

Ideally, this transaction is all about your co-operation and assistance to transfer the fund deposited with a local bank.

I shall advise you please go through the first mail I sent you closely and get back to me so that I can fully advise you on the steps.

Regards,

Fred

 

 

From: Shiver Metimbers
To: fredbangoh@libero.it

Dear Fred,

Ye email is read and fully understood me hearty. I have read through ye first proposal more carefully, and I am happy to tell ye that I will be able to help ye for sure. Please forward yer old cap'n instructions on how ye would like to continue, me old shipmate.

Will this proposal require old shivers to fly to Cote d'Ivoire to finalise the deal? If this is that case, am I allowed to bring my trusty parrot Jim'lad with me? I cannot leave him at home ye see.

As ye will have guessed, I am a sailor by trade, but for many years I have been retired now. I lost me old hand to a rabied shark of ye east coast of Clacton-On-See. Twas the good doctor Dolittle who replaced me missing hand with ye old hook. I was on the deck of me old ship, The Big Fag, when yer old mate Shiver needed to scratch me nose. I don't have to tell ye how much pain yer old captain Timbers was in, and my sea dog superiors had me walk the plank to retirement AAAR!

Avast for now me hearty,

Shiver Metimbers.

 

 

Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 05:49:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Bangoh <fredbangoh@yahoo.com>
Subject: From Fred

Dear Shiver Metimbers,

Thank you for your mail well received.

Sorry for the delay in response as I am presently experiencing problems accessing my Libero mail, hence all correspondences should be directed to this very mailbox (Yahoo)

Please, find below the whole procedures:

1. You are to stand as my late father's foreign partner as in the Lodgement Certificate, it was stated that a foreigner must be presented before the bank as my late father's foreign partner, which said document will be sent across to you.

2. You are to assist us to come over to your country immediately the fund is successfully transferred.

3. You are to assist my kid sister and I to enroll into any good school in your country as we could not complete our education due to the war that broke out in my country thereby leading to the death of my beloved father, may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen.
[Amen to that matey!]

4. You are to handle the investment program in your country as I have little or no knowledge about investment program in your country especially the best and suitable areas to invest into.

5. Copies of our National Identity Card will be sent across to you.

6. 15% of the total sum will be given to you as compensation for offering to assist us in this project.

7. You are to furnish me with the following:

a. Your Private Telephone Number
b. Your Private Fax Number
c. Your Private E-mail Address
d. Your Address
e. Your Bank Name
f. Your Bank Address
g. Your Bank Account Number
h. Your Bank Account Name

8. You are also to provide us with:

a. Copy of your photo.
b. Copy of your International Passport or Driver's License.

9. Also to assure us of the following:

a. Your Capabilities to handle this transaction
b. Your Credibilities to handle this transaction

10. This transaction should be handled with diligence, carefulness and committment as we believed, honesty, transparency, accountability and trustworthiness should be out watch word till its sucessful completion.

11. That this transaction will be handled with sincerety till its successful completion.

12. This transaction is 100% genuine, real, legal and has everything needed in any business of such magnitude as it has got nothing to do with or associated to drug or dirty money, hence it is real and genuine.

13. As soon as the above is received, I will advise you with the next procedure.

14. The account that will be provided must a safe one as if anything happens to the fund we have lost all in life and life will be totally miserable to us, hence this is our only source of survival and needs to be handle with diligence.

15. 5% is for re-imbursement of whatever expenses you will incur during and after the completion of this transaction.

[Anything else Fred? A sample of my semen perhaps, or maybe my VISA pin code?]

We are waiting to hear from you.

Yours faithfully,

Fred

 

 

From: Shiver Metimbers
To: fredbangoh@libero.it

Ahoy Fred!

May thanks for ye fine email. Me hearty thanks for being so quick to respond to yer old cap'n.

I have read all ye information and I have understood it well me old shipmate. Ye can be assured that old Tiimbers is 100% honest and decent, and you can rely on me to keep yer secret safe. Feel free to drop ye old anchor in my bay anytime.

Please find attached Shiver's passport picture for your records.


Here are me particulars laddy:

Telephone:
+44 7092 037387

Fax:
+44 870 132 9144

Personal Address:

274 Blackbeard Avenue
Robert Newton
Skullduggery
PI5 5ER
United Kingdom

 

Bank address:

[My favourite bank of course]

Plunder & Flee PLC
Land Lubber Square
Booty Street
London W4
United Kingdom

Account number:
10017421-069

Sort code:
44-83-27


I hope that meets with ye approval me old shipmate, and I look forward to hearing from ye again soon, and maybe we'll meet up over a pint of old grog.

I look forward to meeting ye young sister, I hope she's a busty beauty me'laddy!

Man overboard!

Shiver Metimbers


[Older readers will recognise Robert Newton, who played Long John Silver in Disney's 1950
film Treasure Island. I highly recommend this film by the way. Super performance from Robert!]

 

 

 

Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 12:52:32 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Bangoh <fredbangoh@yahoo.com>
Subject: From Fred

Dear Shiver Metimbers,

We thank you for your mail and the information contained therein, which are all well received.

Furthermore, we hope you did understood clearly all contents of the procedure of this transaction and our present condition as we are presently residing in a refugee camp and life down here is a tough and terrible thing as we never wished any of our enemies to find themselves in a refugee camp as it is a place never to ever think of being till the end of life.

Also, we shall be providing you copies of the Lodgement Certificate and our National Identity Cards by tomorrow.

Yes, my sister is very beautiful. Are you married? Do you have Children? For us, we are a total orphans living in a world full of wickedness and tragedies as we will appreciate you take us as your children.

[I think Fred is trying to tempt the old captain with his sister!]

Will get back to you come morrow.

Regards,

Fred

 

 

From: Shiver Metimbers
To: fredbangoh@libero.it

Ahoy there Fred!

Thank ye for ye fine email, and the cap'n thanks ye for ye prompt attention.

No, Metimbers isn't married I'm sorry to say. Me old trouble and strife fell into the Old Blighty sea 30 years ago and drowned. Since then Shivers has lived alone, except for me faithful parrot Jim'lad. I used to have a monkey named Bucket'O'filth, but sadly it was destroyed by a freak hairdrying accident while having ye bath.

I'll leave it there for now me matey.

Man overboard!

Shiver Metimbers.

 

 

Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 13:10:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Bangoh <fredbangoh@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: From Fred

Dear Shiver Metimbers,

Thanks for your mail.

It's a pitty, but you have to still try to get married as it is good in life.

I shall send you documents come morrow.

Fred

 

 

From: Shiver Metimbers
To: fredbangoh@libero.it

Ahoy Fred,

Aye, ye are right there m'lad. I will seek a new wife soon, ye can be sure of that. Sh'll have to be a busty beauty, be of no doubt about that. Good strong pirate bearing thighs too. ARRR.... Shiver's is geting excited just thinkin' about it!

Man overboard!

Shiver Metimbers.

 

 

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 06:06:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Bangoh <fredbangoh@yahoo.com>
Subject: From Fred

Dear Shiver Metimbers,

Thank you for your mail.

I tried calling you on the telephone number you provided, but could not get through. Could you please advise how to dial the number internationally?

Attached are copies of the Lodgement Certificate and our National Identity Cards.

Also, bear in mind that I have already gone to the Bank today to submit an application that will enable me front you as the foreign co-beneficiary to this fund.

Metimbers, I want you to understand that the situation and condition of things here is so hard and difficult for us as my sister just fell ill early this morning and I don't even have money to take her to the hospital as she is an asthmatic patience. I hope you know how a refugee camp is all about, sickness, hungar and sufferings is the order of the day as I will really like you to give us the full assistance in anyway you deem fit.

God bless you!

Fred

[Fred attaches some very badly made documents]


Click to enlarge


Fred Bangoh


Anna Bangoh

 

 

From: Shiver Metimbers
To: fredbangoh@libero.it

Ahoy Fred!

Metimbers is happy to get ye email. Tis good to hear from me old shipmate once more. Thank ye for the pictures that ye attached to ye old email. Metimbers thanks ye once again for ye consideration.

Shivers is as sick as a parrot to hear about ye poor sister, and the cap'n wishes the little beauty well, and hopes she is better soon. I'll do all the I can to help ye m'lad, just let your friend Metimbers know what ye want. [I guess the hit is coming real soon]

Man overboard!

Shiver Metimbers.

 

 

Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 12:36:52 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Bangoh <fredbangoh@yahoo.com>
Subject: From Fred

Dear Shiver Metimbers,

Thank you for your mail.

I will like you to please give the bank a maximum assistance and co-operation as soon as you are contacted by them as that is the only way we can have a headway in this transaction.

Have they contacted you? If not, do exercise patience as they will definitely contact with you.

Talk to you later!

Fred

 

 

From: Shiver Metimbers
To: fredbangoh@libero.it

Ahoy Fred!

Tis nice to hear from you again me old shipmate. Ye can weigh anchor in my harbor anytime m'lad!

Sorry matey, but ye old cap'n Timbers hasn't received any contact from ye bank yet.

Man overboard!

Shiver Metimbers.

 

 

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 02:33:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Bangoh <fredbangoh@yahoo.com>
Subject: From Fred

Dear Shiver Metimbers,

Thank you for your mail.

I shall advise you please exercise patience as the bank will definitely reach you.

[Come on Fred, get your act together]

Talk to you later!

Fred

 

 

[At last! The "bank" gets in touch, and attaches a document for me to fill in and sign]

Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 04:32:22 -0500
From: "info@wibt-s.com" <info@wibt-s.com>
Subject: Fund Transfer Processing

From Dr. Fredrick Adams
Director
Remittance Section
West Interbanking Trust & Securities


Tel: 0022507 32 45 93
Fax: 0022522 42 76 12
E-mail: info@wibt-s.com, westinterbanking@africamail.com
Web: www.wibt-s.com

Date: 16th September, 2003

Attention: Mr. Shiver Metimbers

Sir,

Follow-up to the application received on your behalf on 15th September, 2003, with an attached copy of a Lodgement Certificate, National Identity Cards & your banking co-ordinates, which contents states that you are standing as the Foreign Co-beneficiary to the fund deposited in a bequest suspense account by late GODWIN BANGOH which said sum amounts to USD18,000,000.00 (Eighteen Million United States Dollars) presently with our Institute (West Interbanking Trust & Securities) Account Number: WI-CI5700286, Account Name: GODWIN BANGOH & deposited on 16th July, 1999.

Furthermore, we have a strict laws which we are always working in accordance as we cannot go outside these laws especially when it comes to International Transfers since they are in conjection with Section XI, Sub-section 12 of the Ivoirian Financial Laws.

Subsequent to the above reason, you are advised to therefore reconfirm your full banking co-ordinates with the one below and fill in the attached form very clearly & carefully then return it back to us as we would not be held responsible for any wrong transfer of funds should there be any mistake contained in the form.

Plunder & Flee PLC
Land Lubber Square
Booty Street
London W4
United Kingdom

Account number:
10017421-069

Sort code:
44-83-27

Above all, your satisfaction is our reality, as we look forward to receiving your immediate response.

Yours faithfully,

Dr. Fredrick Adams
Director
Remittance Section
West Interbanking Trust & Securities

[A small note here: As I write (September 2003) The bank site does in fact exist ( http://www.wibt-s.com/). It's a pity that it's such a badly made effort! Pop yourself over there and click on LOGIN. If you want the login details, click on view source in your browser and the unsernames and passwords are there for all to see! No point logging in though, there's nothing to see sadly]

 

 

From Shiver Metimbers
To: info@wibt-s.com

Ahoy Mr. Adams,

Please find attached ye signed document. The cap'n hopes that this will meet with you satisaction.

Man overboaard!

Mr. Shiver Metimbers.

[I attached the completed and signed form]


 

 

[And now may I present.... the dash for cash]

From Dr. Fredrick Adams
Director
Remittance Section
West Interbanking Trust & Securities


Tel: 0022507 32 45 93
Fax: 0022522 42 76 12
E-mail: info@wibt-s.com, westinterbanking@africamail.com
Web: www.wibt-s.com

Date: 16th September, 2003



Attention: Mr. Shiver Metimbers

Sir,

Reference to our on going cmmunication in respect of your fund transfer, which has already been slatted to be reflected in your bank account with PLUNDER & FLEE PLC on Monday next week as we have got no much time to waste since we are prepering to round up with the sencond quarter payment session.

Furthermore, you are thus required to pay proper attention to the following as this is in line with the processing as we working to meet up with the transfer date:

1. The Filled Processing Form need to be authenticated, notarized and endorsed at the Ministry of Justice.

2. The Account need to be properlly legalized at the Ministry of Justice so that it can have legal ground for us to freely transfer the fund into your account since it was deposited in a suspense bequest account.

3. An Approval Order need to be procurred frm the Finance Ministry since any fund leaving the shores of this country, must be approved by the Finance Ministry.

4. Fund Transfer Allocation Order need to be obtained from the Finance Ministry.

Bear in mind that to carryout these operations shall cost you the total sum of USD4,560 (Four Thousand, Five Hundred & Sixty United States Dollars).

Basically, we could have deducted from source, but the nature of the deposit made it very difficult for us to do that, hence you are to wire the fund directly to the attorney assigned to represent you in this task through Western Union Money Transfer, thus:

RECEIVER'S NAME: BENJAMIN IBEH

ADDRESS: ABIDJAN - COTE D'IVOIRE

You are to send this money immediately so that we can be able to obtain these documents, meet up with the transfer date and your fund finally credited into your bank account without further delay.

Your swift response is being anticipated.

Yours faithfully,

Dr. Fredrick Adams
Director
Remittance Section
West Interbanking Trust & Securities

 

 

[I decide to contact Fred and request a hotel room because I'm flying down. I CC the email to West Interbanking as well]

From: Shiver Metimbers
To: fredbangoh@libero.it

Ahoy Fred!

Shivers is back to pass on ye message that I want to come down to Abidjan in person to pay ye processing fees.

I will need yehotel for one night, so please do yer old shipmate Shiver's the courtesy of booking a hotel room for a single night. Old Shiver's will pay ye the hotel fee when I arrive. I see you have ye old Sofitel Hotel in Abidjan. Please note that yer old mate Shivers wants to stay there. I'll arrange ye flight details so that ye know what date to book ye old hotel for me. See if ye can fix it so that yer shipmate can bring me parrot Jim'lad.

Man overboard!

Shiver Metimbers.

 

 

[Mr. Adams from the bank is the first to reply]

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 05:37:48 -0500
From: "info@wibt-s.com" <info@wibt-s.com>
Subject: Re: PAYMENT

From Dr. Fredrick Adams
Director
Remittance Section
West Interbanking Trust & Securities


Tel: 0022507 32 45 93
Fax: 0022522 42 76 12
E-mail: info@wibt-s.com, , westinterbanking@africamail.com
Web: www.wibt-s.com

Date: 17th September, 2003

Attention: Mr. Shiver Metimbers

Sir,

Acknowledging the receipt of your mail.

You are welcome as we will be very happy to welcome you at the airport.

But you have to bear in mind that your coming to the Ivory Coast to pay the money in cash is very much ok as that will even give you more opportunity and chance to see everything clearly for yourself.

Furthermore, we will like to give you a suggestion and it is upto you to take a decision:

1. Your coming to the Ivory Coast is certainly no problem.

2. Your time will be involved till the transaction is concluded.

3. The Hotel fares might be much for you to bear.

4. The Air fares you will incur etc.

On our own part, we are suggestion you send the money earlier requested to us through Western Union Money Transfer through the name earlier given to you and save yourself the above as all you need do is sit back in the UK and watch your fund being transferred into your nominated bank account.

[Kiss my ass Mr. Adams!]

We shall be waiting for your response as if you don't accept our suggestions, there is no problem as we shall wait for the flight schedule.

Sincerely,

Dr. Fredrick Adams
Director
Remittance Section
West Interbanking Trust & Securities

 

 

From: Shiver Metimbers
To: info@wibt-s.com

Ahoy Mr. Adams,

Thank ye for ye email, it is read and understood.

I still would prefer to come down to meet with ye in person. Please signal ye acceptance to book me in for ONE night at ye Sofitel Hotel and I will then send ye my flight booking receipt and dates. I am flying to Nairobi later this month anyway, so visiting ye will not be a problem. Once I meet with ye, I will reimburse ye for the hotel fee. This is my offer, ye may take it or leave it, ya land lubber!

Man overboard!

Mr. Shiver Metimbers.

 

 

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 14:34:05 -0500
From: "info@wibt-s.com" <info@wibt-s.com>
Subject: Go ahead

From Dr. Fredrick Adams
Director
Remittance Section
West Interbanking Trust & Securities

Tel: 0022507 32 45 93
Fax: 0022522 42 76 12
E-mail: info@wibt-s.com, , westinterbanking@africamail.com
Web: www.wibt-s.com
Date: 17th September, 2003
Attention: Mr. Shiver Metimbers
Sir,

Acknowledging the good receipt of your mail.

You are welcome as your opinion is accepted, but sorry to say that we cannot book you in any hotel as that should be your responsibility, but what we can do is to receive you at the airport and provide you with other administrative needs as to the modus of your fund transfer.

Therefore, go ahead and forward your flight schedule across to us so that we can arrange your reception at the airport.

Yours faithfully,

Dr. Fredrick Adams
Director
Remittance Section
West Interbanking Trust & Securities

 

 

[I tell the bank that the deal is off....]

From: Shiver Metimbers
To: info@wibt-s.com

Ahoy Mr. Adams,

In that case m'lad, please consider this deal at an end. I will alert my contact that that old Shivers will no longer continue with ye deal.

Man overboard!

Shiver Metimbers.

 

 

[And also give Fred Bangoh the bad news...]

From: Shiver Metimbers
To: fredbangoh@libero.it

Ahoy Fred!

Sad to say that even though the bank expects Metimbers to hand over more than Four Thousand Dollars, they will not do me ye courtesy of booking a hotel of me choice for a SINGLE night.

Because of this I am ending ye partnership. Shivers wishes you good luck on finding another shipmate.

Man overboard!

Shiver Metimbers.

 

 

[Fred is upset]

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 13:13:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Bangoh <fredbangoh@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: DEAL OVER

Dear Shiver Metimbers,

Thank you for your message.

Please, we really need your assistance and help as you just can't leave us like that at this very crucial and important moment of our life.

Please, help us!

Fred

 

 

From: Shiver Metimbers
To: fredbangoh@libero.it

Ahoy Fred.

Sorry me old shipmate, but because of the greed of your banking contacts I cannot help ye any more. I advise ye take the cat-o-nine-tails to their scrawny backs!

Shiver Metimbers.

 

Alas, that is all I have so far. Fred hasn't got back to me yet!

 

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