I got this 419 e-mail from Steve Yengeni, supposedly the younger brother of some South African functionary in the ANC.Thereís $27.5 million he wants help transferring out of the country.In this bait, I get invited to travel to Spain, South africa and Holland. A meeting is arranged between myself and the associates of Steve Yengeni at Johannesburg Airport.I try to get Rian Visser to identify the associates at the airport, but no-one shows up.If they had been there, xclaluber from www.419eater.com was there to take photos.

 

 

CHARACTERS:

 

Steve Yengeni††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 419 scammer, supposedly from South Africa.

Steve Seagoon†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wealthy New Zealand businessman.

South African connections††††††††††† Contacts in South Africa

Robyn Blynde†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† My personal secretary

Mr John Nelson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Administration Director, Crown Security Amsterdam

Notes††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† Notes on developments.

 

 

Fri, 2 Jul 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:URGENT AND PERSONAL

From:s_yengeni2004@myway.com

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

From : Steve Yengeni

 

With warm hearts I offer my friendship, and my greetings, and I hope this letter meets you in good time. However, I am sincerely seeking your confidence in this transaction, which I propose with my free mind and as a person of integrity.

 

I got your contact as a result of my discreet search for an associate who can help me . I know this e-mail must come to you as a surprise,more so that we have not met before.

 

My name is Steve Yengeni a south African citizen.I am the younger brother to Mr Tony Yengeni.My brother Mr.Tony was the chairman of parliament's in south Africa and the former chief whip of the ruling political party ANC .My Brother (MR. T. YENGENI),as a result of trust and Confidence he has mandated me that I search for a Reliable and trustworthy foreign partner, who will assist me in receiving some funds,which we have in cash Totalling US$27.5m (Twenty-seven million five hundred thousand dollars ) into a personal,company or any Reliable foreign bank account for safe keeping for a Short period of time, since our family bank accounts Within and outside the country have all been Frozen by the authorities.

 

(I would refer you to these few Websites for further information About my family and Why I Really Require Your Assistance.)

 

1)http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2756861.stm

2)http://www.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/europe/10/03/safrica.arms/index.html

3) http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1577682.stm

 

However, I still want to let you know that this money is under the custody of a Private Security And Finance Company in Europe.I am believing you to be a trustworthy person and will not take advantage of us when the money gets to you.

 

The total sum will be shared as follows:for your assistance we are offering you 20%, 75% For my family, 2% will be used for the reimbursement of all the expenses we will incur in the process of this project and 3% will be donation to orphanage homes and the poor.

 

There is no risk involved as we have put all modalities in place to see to the success of this project.

 

Please as you show your willingness, Forward to me your full names,address and Telephone and Fax numbers, to me via my email address.

 

God bless,

Sincerely,

 

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

Sat, 3 Jul 2004

To:s_yengeni2004@myway.com

Subject:RE: URGENT AND PERSONAL

From:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dear Mr Yengeni,

 

Interesting tale, and an interesting proposition.Of course, I'm always interested in making money, and would be consider helping you to transfer this money for the suggested fee.

 

Tell me more

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

 

Director

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

Back comes Mr Yengeni.

 

Sat, 3 Jul 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:DETAILS

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve Seagoon,

How are you today?

I'm in receipt of your mail and the contents are well understood.I want to use this opportunity to thank you for taking your time to respond to this urgent message.

Please be informed that what I intend to do with you is legal and legitimate and as such,I implore you to take this transaction very seriously because it is real and not a hoax.

Based on my proposal to you,I want you to read the message very carefully and understand my motive.

At this juncture,I implore you to make up your mind for both of us to conclude this transaction because I want to use my share to invest in your country through you in any viable business venture.

Moreso,I'm a christian and I need God fearing person to conclude this transaction with because I do not need a situation when this deal is concluded,the person would vanish into thin air. I Wish to inform you that for us to actualise this objectives,I implore you to send to me the underlisted information;

1.Your full names.

2.Your company name and address

3.Your personal telephone and fax numbers.

4.Your age.

Upon the receipt of the above named information,I will secure the services of an attorney who would assist us to process the relevant documenets that will make you the sole beneficiary of the consignment.

All I require from you is your absolute transparency and confidentiality for this transaction to succeed.Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.

Have a nice day

 

Cheers,

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

I reply immediately to show my interest, also drop in a rough estimate of my worth to spur Mr Yengeni along.I tell him that New Zealand is 11 hours ahead of UK Summer Time.

 

 

Mon, 5 Jul 2004

To:s_yengeni2004@myway.com

Subject:RE: DETAILS

From:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dear Mr Yengeni,

 

I attach the information you have requested below:

 

1.Full name:Stephen Nelson Seagoon

2.Seagoon Automotive Group, New Zealand

3.Mobile phone64 xx xxx xxxx

†††† E-mail:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

4.58, DOB 21 October, 1945

 

Note I have given my mobile phone number only.

 

I would suggest that in the interests of security and confidentiality that we use only e-mail.I have not given my fax or business phone number as these are accessible by my secretary and are not secure.I only turn my mobile phone on when making calls or expecting a call, it defaults to voicemail.I hate being interrupted by the buzzing of my mobile phone.

 

If you must call please take note that New Zealand is 11 hours ahead of UK Summer Time and e-mail me so that I may turn my mobile phone on.Otherwise leave a voicemail.The time difference would be another good reason to use e-mail only.

 

Regarding opportunities to invest in this country, there probably would not be many better investments than in the Seagoon Automotive Group.This is a $75 million holding company which operates eleven car sales companies, a vehicle importing franchise, a transport operation and a computer design/printing business.Our profit after tax has been in the region of 25% on capital invested for the last 5 years, and was 26.7% on capital invested for the financial year 2002-2003.Seagoon Automotive Group would be one of a number of worthwhile investments that I could recommend for you following the conclusion of this transaction.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

 

Director

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

Wow, this lad is hot.However his geography isnít too hot, though I donít suppose heís really reading my e-mails which tell him that Iím in New Zealand in the south-west Pacific Ocean!!Like Iíd just pop half way around the world to meet him in Spain?Heíll just have to work out the modalities of some electronic method of transferring this money.

 

 

Mon, 5 Jul 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Meeting in malaga Spain

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Stevel,

I received your email and the content are well understood.

I will like to inform you that for us to consummate this transaction it will requires both of us to meet in Spain, to enable both of us conclude this business as soon as possible.

i want to believe that you are interested to be my partner in this deal; as such you have to do me this favor or sacrifice in giving top priority to this transaction. I wish to assure you at this juncture of the seriousness of this transaction, my sincerity of purpose and genuine intentions
Meanwhile, one very crucial point I want you to bear in mind always is the confidential nature of this transaction in view of my present status here. For obvious security reasons.

Personally, I will really want to stay in your country, because it is said that where your treasure/ wealth is, there is your mind.

I anticipate a very successful lasting business relationship with you that will even extend to family friends and fraternity.

So arrange for your trip to Spain.

Please kindly tell me when you would be in Spainso that this business can be concluded with you soonest.

I would like to assure you that there is know risk involve in this business as every necessary arrangement has been perfected for a risk free transaction so you have nothing to be afraid of as this business is only known to me and you, this is one of the reason this business should be kept secrete.

I would be looking forward to hearing from you soonest.

Thanks for your understanding.

God bless you.

Cheers,

Steve.

 

 

Mon, 5 Jul 2004

To:s_yengeni2004@myway.com

Subject:RE: DETAILS

From:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dear Steve Yengeni,

 

YOUíVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!!!I live in New Zealand.If you look at a map of the world, New Zealand is down in the bottom left hand corner of the Pacific Ocean.Its nearest neighbour is Australia!Spain is exactly on the other side of the world from New Zealand.It takes just under two days to fly from New Zealand to Europe.

 

Iím a very busy business man.I am the Managing Director and majority shareholder of a company that brought in nearly $20 million profit last year.I canít go taking a couple of weeks off to fly to Spain, even if it is for five and a half million dollars.If I travel, then I travel to Japan to buy cars for my company here in New Zealand.

 

And what would you expect me to do in Spain, pack this money in my suitcase and fly back to New Zealand to deposit it in my bank account?Canít this transaction be handled by e-mail?Let me give you whatever information you need and have the money telegraphically transferred to my bank account here in New Zealand.Iím not going to run off with your money either.Why would I do that?My company makes almost that much money every year, so why would I consider stealing your share and have to spend the rest of my life hiding from a group of angry South Africans.

 

Work out the modalities of some electronic method of transferring this money.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

 

Director

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

What a prompt reply to my e-mail above.

 

Mon, 5 Jul 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:God bless you.

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve,

Thanks for your urgent response to my email to you and the content is well understood.

I know that you are a very busy person and there is a popular saying here in my country that time is money, i will like to use this great oportunity to inform you that i will not take much of your time, three working days would be enough for both of us to get this deal consumated in Malaga Spain, please i will like you to spare me little time from your busy schedule so that you can use the experience you have gathered over the years while you have been working in a giant company of that nature this really shows that you knows what you are doing and as a result of this i feel that you are the right person to handly this magnitude of business without making any mistake.

At this notion i implore you to tell me when it will be possible to meet me in Spain so that i will know when to fly and meet you in Spain as soon as possible, or you can send any of your friend that is reliable and capable to handle this business to represent you in Malaga Spain so that both of us can conclude this business together in Malaga Spain, i will send my partner to Spain tomorrow to wait for you or your friend's arrival.

please kindly tell me when to call you on phone so that we can chat one on one regarding this urgent matter or i will give you my number to enable you call me for more details, and one of the reasons i want us to meet in Spain so that you can see things yourself. seeing they say is believing.

Please get back to me as soon as possible so that i will know which way forward.

Thanks and remain blessed.

Looking forward to hearing from you soonest.

regards,

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

Lets just give Mr Yengeni a little shock, I donít think he lives in South Africa at all, so maybe I can offer to travel to meet him in Johannesburg.If he can meet me in South Africa, then we might be able to arrange someone to meet him from the South African police.

 

 

Tue, 6 Jul 2004

To:s_yengeni2004@myway.com

Subject:Can I meet you?

From:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dear Steve,

 

This may be the most expensive decision I am ever going to have to make.$5.5 million dollars.But I just cannot fit a trip to Spain into my schedule.Just no way at all.

 

But Iíve had a look at your other e-mail.Wow, look at all that lovely money!!!

 

So there may be an alternative though.At the end of this week, on Sunday 11th July, I have to fly to Perth, Western Australia for a meeting to arrange the supply of car parts from the largest automotive manufacturer in Australia.That might take most of the week.Iíve looked at ticketing, and itís only an 11 hour flight across from Perth in Western Australia to Johannesburg in South Africa.

 

If I arrived in Johannesburg on Friday the 16th July, could you have finalised whatever details that have to be arranged and forms that have to be signed by then?If I then fly back on the Saturday I could be back home Monday and only loose one day at work.

 

So let me know if I you can meet me at Johannesburg Airport on Friday 16th July and if we can finalise arrangements for transferring this money then?

 

My secretary has just brought in possible flight connections.I can leave Perth on Friday, arrive in Johannesburg at 17.10 pm Friday, leave Johannesburg at 18.10 pm Saturday and be home around midnight Sunday.If needed, I could stay over an extra night and leave Johannesburg on the Sunday night.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

 

Director

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

Now my lad has sent me photos of piles of suitcases and open chests full of money (not the same sort of containers as shown in the image of the pile of suitcases, but then never mind).I think Iíve seen these suitcases somewhere before though.Yes, my lad wants to meet me in South Africa.However I wonder if he is in fact in South Africa himself, he canít spell Johannesburg and heíll have to ďfly over to South Africa to wait for my arrivalĒ.His e-mail address extends to show Nigeria via Denmark.He also has a poor sense of time, I said twice in my e-mail that Iíd be arriving on Friday, he wants to wait for my arrival on Saturday.Maybe we can take advantage of his confusion, of course he missed me because I flew in on Friday and there was no-one there to meet me.It worries me that he thinks he can check the manifest to confirm Iím on the flight, if he can do that he has friends working for the airline.Iíve sent an e-mail to Rian at www.419legal.org to ask if theyíre interested in this scammer.

 

 

Tue, 6 Jul 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Details of arrival

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve,

I received your email with alot of joy and happiness, please kindly send me your flight schedule to johanesbough so that i will know when and where to fly over to South Africa to wait for your arrival on saturday, i.e the air line company, the flight number, departure time and arrival time so as to enable me confirm from south Africa airways to know when you will be arriving south Africa or i would just go ahead and check the manifest to confirm you are on the list.

Thanks so much for your cooperation as i look forward to seeing you in South Africa on saturday.

Regards,

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

My secretary, efficient as always, gives me my flight information, so I confirm with Steve Yengeni that I can meet him in Johannesburg to finalise the transfer of this money.

 

 

Wed, 7 Jul 2004

To:s_yengeni2004@myway.com

Subject:Re: Details of arrival

From:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dear Steve,

 

I will go ahead and get my secretary to confirm my flights to Johannesburg and back.I will be arriving at Johannesburg on Qantas flight QF 303, 5.10 pm Friday 16th July and will return to Perth from Johannesburg on Qantas flight QF 304 6.15 pm Saturday 17th July.

 

Please arrange to meet me at the airport.Have all details finalised and documents ready to sign for the transfer of these funds to my account.

 

Please e-mail me urgently a photograph of yourself holding a sign marked ďSEAGOONĒ, so that I will recognise you at the airport.

 

Please book me in to a hotel near the airport for the night of the 16th July, and arrange a late book out the next day (I will have to be at the airport at 4.00 pm on Saturday 17th July).

 

I will e-mail my flight bookings when I receive them.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

 

Director

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

Rian comes back from South Africa.

 

 

From: xxxxxx@419legal.org

To: xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004

Subject: Re: Possible South African 419 scammer

 

Hi Steve

 

Thanks for the info. We will be ready the 16th.

 

I will read through the info and get back to you if we need something else.

 

Regards

 

Rian

419Legal

 

 

Thu, 8 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Meeting at the airport

From:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dear Steve,

 

In my thorough businessman manner, I have been going through all eventualities regarding my arrival in South Africa.

 

One thing I would like is to recognise you at the airport.It would be easy and quicker to recognise you if you held up a sign with my name on it, ďSEAGOONĒ in the area where passengers come out of the Immigration/Customs halls.

 

However, to make recognition easier, send me a photo of you holding a sign with ďSEAGOONĒ on it.

 

I always ask for a photo of the person meeting me holding a sign with my name on it to ensure that the photo is a recent one.I once had the experience of being met at an airport by a customerís employee and not recognising him because he had sent me a photo that was seven years old.How was I to know that the overweight, balding person waiting at the airport was in fact the thinner and hairier person from the seven year old photograph?

 

Have you booked me into a hotel at the airport? Please advise me of the hotel name.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

 

Director

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

Then I thought Iíd better send my lad some official details of my flights into and out of South Africa, I used the layout of another airlineís electronic ticketing advice, changed it to the flying kangaroo, and sent him the following.

 

 

Thu, 8 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Fw:Ticket confirmation

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Steve,

 

Attached below is my airline ticket confirmation.This shows the flight I'll be taking into and out of South Africa.

 

See you on the 16th at Johannesburg airport.Make sure all the paperwork is ready for signing.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

 

Director

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

†††† ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Thu, 8 Jul 2004

To:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Ticket confirmation

From:ticketsales@qantas.com

 

This is an automated reply to a ticket purchase, do not reply to this e-mail, do not send e-mails to the address.

 

Dear Mr Seagoon,

 

Thank you for making your booking online with Qantas online booking. Below are all the details of your itinerary. The Electronic-Ticket Receipt/ Itinerary for your booking is attached to this email.

 

Please click here to read the terms and conditions:

http://www.qantas.com/terms/bookingterms.asp. If you have any queries about your booking, call your local Qantas office on 0508 QANTAS (reservations), 0508 726 827 (reservations) or send us an email on reservations@qantas.com.au

 

We hope you have a pleasant journey and look forward to taking care of your travel bookings in the future.

 

Best regards

Qantas

 

Booking reference number xxxxx

 

Perth International Apt (PTH), Australia to Johannesburg (JHB), South Africa, Qantas

Flight number Ė QF 303

Class Ė Business

Flight routing Ė Non-stop

Departs 16 July 04, 11:50 am Perth International Apt

Arrives 16 July 04, 5:10 pm Johannesburg

 

Johannesburg (JHB), South Africa to Perth International Apt (PTH), Australia, Qantas

Flight number Ė QF 304,

Class Ė Business

Flight routing - Non-stop

Departs 17 Jul 04, 6.15 pm Johannesburg

Arrives 18 Jul 04, 9.25 am Perth International Apt

 

Perth International Apt (PTH), Australia to Sydney International Apt (SYD), Australia, Qantas

Flight number Ė QF 580,

Class Ė Business

Flight routing - Non-stop

Departs 18 Jul 04, 12.15 pm Perth International Apt

Arrives 18 Jul 04, 6.20 pm Sydney International Apt

 

Sydney International Apt (SYD), Australia to Auckland International Apt (AKL), New Zealand, Qantas

Flight number Ė QF 189

Class Ė Business

Flight routing - Non-stop

Departs 18 Jul 04, 8.15 pm Sydney International Apt

Arrives 19 Jul 04, 1.10 am Auckland International Apt

 

Traveller information

Traveller: 1 Adult

Full name: Mr Stephen Nelson Seagoon

Passport number: GBR xxxxxxxxx

Country issued: United Kingdom

Phone: 025 xxx xxxx

Email: steveseagoon@yahoo.co.uk

 

Preferred meals: Low fat, fish/poultry.

Delivery and payment details: Paid, Visa.

Total fare for all travellers (including taxes): NewZealand Dollars NZD 8826.25

(Including GST: New Zealand Dollars NZD NIL)

Electronic Ticket (Airline Confirmation Number): Mr Steve Seagoon Ė xxxxx

 

 

I think Iíll give may man a bit of a hurry up.

 

 

Fri, 9 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:URGENT!!

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dear Steve,

 

I am leaving for Western Australia on Sunday 11th for my meetings with automotive parts manufacturers next week, and then on to South Africa on Friday the 16th to meet you and finalise the transfer of this impounded money.

 

Before I leave New Zealand Iíd like to know that youíve got all the paperwork tidied up so that I can sign it and start the process whereby this money gets transferred to us here in New Zealand.

 

I donít want to be coming to South Africa unless I hear that all the modalities are in place for the transfer of this money.Donít stuff me around Etunne, have you got the paperwork all sorted out?

 

I also need for you to e-mail me a photo of you holding a sign marked ďSEAGOONĒ.If Iím coming all that way for this very secret deal, then I absolutely demand that I recognise you immediately when come through immigration at Johannesburg airport.I donít want any years old photo, I want something taken right now so that I can immediately identify you.I donít ant to be wandering around the airport looking for you.

 

Finally, have you booked me into a hotel?I donít mind how luxurious it is, but I do want a hotel room with a security safe in the room.Please ask the hotel when you book me in if they have security safes in their rooms, these are usually mounted in the clothes cupboard.I just want somewhere to leave my passport, money and business documents which is safe.

 

So before I leave on Sunday, I want you to e-mail me with:

 

1.†† Assurance that all the paperwork and transfer modalities are in place.

2.†† To have received an e-mail with a recent photo of you holding a sign marked ďSEAGOONĒ

3.Confirmation of hotel booking for Friday night 16th July, and that there is a security safe.

 

Looking forward to seeing you on the 16th to progress this mutually beneficial enterprise.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

 

Director

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

I think my lad may have been baited before, he doesnít want to send me a photo.Oh well, weíll see what we can do.I notice in my message above that Iíve addressed him by the name of another scammer that Iím baiting.If he mentions it, I can always say that ďEtunneĒ is a New Zealand Maori word for a business partner that is commonly used in my country.

 

 

Fri, 9 Jul 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Re:URGENT!!!

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

 

Dear Seagoon,

 

What do u need my picture for?and let me be sincere to i cannot take a picture of my self holding your name on it just because i need your assistance in this noble business,that is an insult to my personality,if you know you want to transact business with me you must have a respect for me and not to be asking me of picture all the time,all i need from you is to email me at all time for me to know your movement and i will be there at the airport to take you to the hotel where you are going to londge,i have already book for your hotel reservation.

 

awaiting to hear from you soonest

 

regards

 

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

Now another e-mail comes immediately afterward.Now we come to the crunch!So itís going to cost $120,000 to move this consignment to South Africa.But my mate Steve Yengeni will pay that, heís sold the house he inherited to pay the mysterious diplomat, what a guy!!!!!.However I will need $15,550 in cash before the consignment would be released to us in South Africa.I pass this message on to Rian at 419legal.com too.

 

 

Fri, 9 Jul 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Hello.

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve,

How are you today?

i hope all is well with you and your business, i wish to inform you that i have made an arrangement with a diplomat who is willing to move this consignment to South Africa as soon as possible and he has told me that it is going to cost alot of money to move this consignment accress to South Africawhich is going to cost about $120,000 dollers i will pay for this as soon as possible and he has told me that it is going to cost a little money to claim the consignment from him as soon as the consignment arrivesouth Africa under 48hrs so i will like to inform you that you will pay for the cost of claiming the consignment from him there in South Africa as soon as he arrives with the consignment, i used my only house i inherrited from my late father to raise that money before the consignment can leave here under 48hrs and the consignment would be in South Africa tomorrow, i will like to assure you that there is know risk involve in this business as this business is only know between me and you and the doplomat is not aware of the content of the consignment it was delclear to him as gold and personal effect so whatever we spend in respect of this business would be removed from the 5% which has been set aside for any expensis incured doring the transaction of this noble business.

please get back to me as soon as possible so so that i will keep you posted on the next level,Please always remember to keep this business confidential for obvious security reasons.

Note that you are expected to pay about $15,500 Dollars before the consignment would be release to us in South Africa without any further delay,at this notion i implore you to come with this money in cash when you are coming to South Africa on saturday to conclude this deal.

Thanks so much for your cooperation and understanding as i look forward to recieving your phone call soonest.

God bless you.

Cheers,

Yengeni.

 

 

If I were really going to South Africa, I would be afraid that I was going to be robbed.However since Iím not going, Iíd better arrange to get some imaginary travellers cheques to take with me.

 

Sat, 10 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:My arrival FRIDAY evening.

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dear Steve,

 

Sorry that I am so worried about recognising you at the airport.I once missed my contact at Seoul airport in Korea and had to find a hotel and get to it on my own in a city where almost no-one speaks English, and I couldnít speak any Korean.Since then Iíve been just a little bit careful about being met at airports, especially with so much depending on this.

 

Just so long as you are at the airport with a sign so I can find you.Have SEAGOON on it, or YENGENI if you like Ė but I donít think you should be displaying your own name in a public place like that.Just tell me what youíll be carrying so that I can find you.

 

Wow, things are racing ahead arenít they?I can almost taste this money!!!!If I understand you, the money will be in South Africa within 48 hours.I can hardly wait to get there.

 

Thanks for looking after the payment to the diplomat who will transfer the goods to South Africa.As for the payment you require from me, I donít carry that amount of money in cash.I usually carry no more than $1000 in cash.

 

I have spent much of today at Thomas Cooks getting the money in travellers cheques. There will be somewhere where I will be able to cash travellers cheques on a Saturday wonít there?Trying to get $15,500 cash wonít be a problem will it?

 

Now I notice that you keep saying things like ďwhen you are coming to South Africa on SaturdayĒ.Please note, I am arriving on FRIDAY evening at 5.10 pm.

 

My flight number and arrival time:

 

Perth International Apt (PTH), Australia to Johannesburg (JHB), South Africa, Qantas

Flight number Ė QF 303

Arrives Friday 16 July 04, 5:10 pm Johannesburg

 

One last thing, please let me know the name of the hotel youíve booked me into.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

 

Director

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

I update 419Legal in South Africa.

 

 

Sat, 10 Jul 2004

To:xxxxxx@419legal.org

Subject:419 scammer wants me to bring $15,500 in cash (Jo'burg airport Friday 5.10 pm

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Rian,

 

I've had a response from the "Steve Yengeni" who wants to meet me at Jo'burg airport on Friday 16th.He wants me to bring $15,500 cash to arrange the release of the money.

 

I think he may ask for a photo of me, would you want me to forward a photo of one of your officers to him?

 

His e-mail to me, with expanded header, is attached below.I'll also forward it from steveseagoon@yahoo.co.uk

 

Regards

Steve Streater

(Using the name Steve Seagoon to bait this 419 scammer)

 

 

From: xxxxxx@419legal.org

To: xxxxxxxxxxxx

Sent: Saturday, July 10, 2004

Subject: Re: 419 scammer wants me to bring $15,500 in cash (Jo'burg airport Friday 5.10 pm

 

Hi Steve

 

Thanks for the e-mail. Friday the 16th is fine. We will be at the airport.

 

Secondly, if he asks for a photograph, tell them you are unable to scan it or some other excuse. The reason why I ask this is that currently our 419 Task Team have all been involved in many previous traps and arrests.

 

Using any one of our pics might not be wise. This week, hopefully, we will receive our new recruits. We were approved getting 70 new men working on your guys info. Once the team is assembled we will be in a position to hand out photographs of the new guys.

 

In the meantime, will you be able to Zip all correspondence with the lads and forward it to me?

 

Regards

 

Rian

419 Legal

 

 

Now, Iíve had no advice from my lad that heíll actually be at the airport, nor that heíll have a sign, has booked me into a hotel or has the paperwork ready.Iím already in Perth, Western Australia, nearly a third of the way to South Africa and I havenít heard from him yet.

 

 

Mon, 12 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:CONTACT ME - URGENT!

From:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Steve,

 

It's Monday afternoon here in Perth, Western Australia, I've just connected my laptop to my mobile phone and rung my internet provider back in New Zealand, AND THERE ARE NO MESSAGES FROM YOU!!!

 

I'm getting a little nervous about your ability to organise this, Steve.Is it too difficult to send me an e-mail answering these questions that I've asked several times already.

 

So, I want an e-mail from you answering these questions by tomorrow afternoon my time here in Australia.That gives you a whole day!

 

1.Will you be at the airport to meet me?

 

2.Will you have a sign with my name or your name on it so I can recognise you?

 

3.Which hotel have you booked me in to?

 

4.Has all the paperwork been finished and is it ready to sign?

 

I don't want to fly into a strange country and be left standing at the airport with $16,000 in my pocket.

 

Get an e-mail to me by tomorrow with those answers.If I haven't received answers to those questions by Friday, I'll have to think twice about getting on that plane.

 

Steve Seagoon

Director

 

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

I get an e-mail back from Steve Yengeni.Suddenly, itís a partner in South Africa which Iíll be meeting.And he needs my phone number to make a hotel reservation, despite earlier saying he ďhave already book for your hotel reservationĒ.I think Iíll get my travel company to make a reservation in their name for me and see if he remembers that heís already made a reservation for me.Iíd slap him, but I donít want to do anything that would stop Rianís planned meeting of his partner at the airport.I also pass this message on to Rian at 419Legal.

 

 

Mon, 12 Jul 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Hello.

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve,

How are you today?

I have contacted my partner in South Africa and he has told me that before he could make hotel reservation for you, you need to send me your telephone number or i will send you his telephone number so that both of you can talk before he makes the hotel reservation for you as soon as possible, this is because alot of hotels in South Africa are conplaining that many people have made a reservation and they refuse to show up in the hotel  room and they are loosing their customers and the hotelliers are not finding it funning any more, at this notion i implore you to send me your private telephone number so that both of you can talk in details regarding this latest developement and he has also assured me that he will be in the airport holding your name on the sign board so that you can easily recongnise him in the airport.

please kindly get back to me as soon as possible so that i will know the next step to take regarding this urgent matter.

Thanks for your understanding.

God bless you.

Regards,

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

Tue, 13 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Arrival and hotel in Johannesburg

From:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dear Steve,

 

Problem solved.I have had the hotel here in Perth book me into one of the hotels in their international chain there in Johannesburg.

 

I never realised that you weren't in South Africa yourself.I suppose that you have had to seek exile outside the country.

 

Please let me know the name of your partner who will be meeting me.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

Director

 

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

Now, is Yengeni getting suspicious?Finally he realises that a company which makes $20 million dollars per year should have a website.

 

 

Tue, 13 Jul 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:hello.

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear friend,

How are you today?

Am glad to infrom you that my partner is now in South Africa awaiting your arival as soon as possible.

kindly send me the hotel reservation you made so that i will know where you will be puting up as soon as you arrive South Africa, at this notion i implore you to send me your company website so that i will know what your company is all about, i believe that a company that made about $20m to $30m last year should have a website if am not mistaken because this is what you told me in your previous email.

Thanks.

Regards,

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

I reply, the matter of a website has concerned me.Maybe I can send him the websites of a randomly chosen New Zealand car sales company.

 

 

Wed, 14 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Re: hello

From:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dear Steve,

 

Youíre a very astute businessman, Steve.Youíre quite right about Seagoon Automotive Group needing a website.In fact, this matter was discussed at a Board Meeting just last week.

 

I have built the Seagoon Automotive Group up by buying car sales companies all around the country.The Seagoon Automotive Group now owns eleven car sales yards, and a couple of other associated businesses.Each one of these car sales companies still trades under itís original name and many have their own website.

 

However, the Seagoon Automotive Group which is the holding company for all these car sales companies, is virtually invisible to the public.We like to give the impression that each of these eleven car sales companies is locally owned and operated.

 

Try this for the website of one of the Seagoon Automotive Group car sales companies.http://www.wings-wheels.co.nz

 

The main reason why we are now considering a website specifically for the Seagoon Automotive Group is so that those working at Seagoon Automotive Group headquarters will then be able to have an e-mail address identifying them as part of the Seagoon Automotive Group.At the moment we all use different e-mail addresses, some use hotmail, some (like me) use yahoo, and some use the web-mail provided by our Internet Provider.

 

However, Iím still not sure that internet listing is the best way to advertise and sell used cars.We have two car sales companies which have no websites and do not advertise on the net.These two companies specialise in high priced, high profit, used cars such as Lexusís, Nissan 350Z, Mitsubishi 3000 GTO, Honda NSX, and Toyota and Nissan 4 wheel drives.They are our most profitable branches, and use only newspapers to advertise their vehicles.The managers of these two companies maintain that the internet forces prices down, that it enables purchasers to compare vehicles based solely on their selling price.

 

However, sorry for the commercial, and back to your question.In a couple of months the Seagoon Automotive Group will indeed have a website and all employees will have e-mail address identifying them as part of the Seagoon Automotive Group.

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, my business associates here in Western Australia are taking me to a place called Monkey Mia where dolphins swim right up to you at the waterís edge and feed out of your hands.Well, as they say, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.Iím looking forward to seeing you on Friday.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

Director

 

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

And better try to find if Rian can fix me up some ďaccommodationĒ in Johannesburg.

 

 

Wed, 14 Jul 2004

To:xxxxxx@419legal.org

Subject:Hotel reservation

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Rian,

 

I've just had an e-mail from Steve Yengeni.He queried that the supposed company I own has no web site.I hope I've answered that to his satisfaction.

 

I have told him that my hotel here in Perth had made a hotel reservation for me there in Johannesburg.

 

He has come back asking, "kindly send me the hotel reservation you made so that i will know where you will be puting up as soon as you arrive South Africa"

 

Would you have a 'friendly' hotel which would say that I am booked for the Friday night of 16th July in if anyone asks?My baiting name is Steve xxxxxxx.

 

Regards

Steve

 

 

Thu, 15 Jul 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Urgent.

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve Seagoon,

How are you this morning?

For details and the latest developement you can always call me on my satalite phone number 00873762874250.

Please call me later in the night today so that we can talk one on one regarding this business.

Thanks as i look forward to your phone call as soon as possible.

God bless you.

Regards,

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

I think Iíll have trouble getting back to Perth and internet connections.Better have my secretary contact Mr Yengeni.

 

 

Thu, 15 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Automatic reply

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Steve Seagoon is away from internet connection.Your e-mail below will be answered as soon as possible.

Regards

Steve Seagoon

Director

 

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

Introducing Miss Robyn Blynde, my Personal Secretary.

 

 

Fri, 16 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Message from Mr Steve Seagoon

From:rbrbrb@yahoo.com.au

 

Dear Sir,

 

I am Mr Seagoon's Personal Secretary.He contacted me earlier this afternoon, New Zealand time, and gave me your e-mail address and asked me to get in touch with you.

 

He was delayed getting back from his flight up the West Australian coast and did not have time to contact you himself before he caught the flight to Johannesburg.

 

He has caught the flight to Johannesburg, or at least he was at Perth airport an hour and a half before the flight for Johannesburg left.He rang me from the airport and asked me to contact you.

 

He realises that he has not advised you of the hotel he is booked into.While his Western Australian hotel made a reservation for him in Johannesburg, he did not collect the name of the Johannesburg hotel from them before he left.He is ringing the Western Australian hotel before he boards the plane and is directing them ring me with the name of the Johannesburg hotel.I will e-mail you when this information is received.

 

May I say that his recent behaviour is troubling me, he has been extremely distracted of late, and this sudden trip to Johannesburg is so uncharacteristic.

 

I will contact you later,

Regards

Robyn Blynde

 

Personal Secretary to Mr Seagoon

 

 

 

 

Fri, 16 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Re: Message from Mr Steve Seagoon

From:rbrbrb@yahoo.com.au

 

Dear Mr Yengeni,

 

I have heard from Mr Seagoon's Western Australian hotel.They have booked him into the Intercontinental Airport Sun Hotel at Johannesburg Airport.

 

The Western Australian hotel has also advised that Mr Seagoon had requested a special "confidential" reservation.This is some sort of security measure that Mr Seagoon has requested, it means that no-one will be able to contact him at the hotel.

 

I also now understand why Mr Seagoon has requested some sort of special security covering his presence at this Johannesburg hotel.Our company's Bank Manager rang me late this afternoon to advise that Mr Seagoon has been issued with $US 20,000 worth of travellers cheques just earlier this week.

 

I am even more worried about Mr Seagoon now.Not only has he taken a sudden flight to South Africa, he is now requesting special security measures at his hotel and wandering about in a city on the other side of the world with $US 20,000 in his pocket.

 

You are obviously a confidant of Mr Seagoon, do you know what is going on?Do you think I should contact the New Zealand Police and see if they can contact the South African Police and get them to locate Mr Seagoon and make sure he is safe?

 

I am beside myself with worry.

Robyn Blynde

 

Personal Secretary to Mr Seagoon.

 

 

Early next morning I get the bad news on my personal e-mail from the people who were at the airport meet.

 

 

Sat, 17 Jul 2004

To:xxxxxxxxxx

Subject:Mugu flight fun

From:xxxxxxxxxx

 

Hi,

 

Unfortunately it did not go as planned. The mugu did not arrive, or arrived and did not have his sign ready. We waited from 16:00 to 18:20ish and there was nothing. It was really very interesting how just about every one there looked suspicious!

 

Rian will organise with you to get this f'n f'er to some other place to "meet" you.Hopefully it will be at a time that I can also be there.

 

I quite like Rian after meeting him in person and speaking with him for a few hours. He has absolutely no problem with us taking photos. He actually told me that he would wait for the arrest untill I have taken all the photos I want and then he will put the mugu against a wall somewhere and I can take even more photos if I wanted!

 

Anyway, I hope we get another chance!

 

Regards

xxxxxxxx

 

 

 

 

Sat, 17 Jul 2004

To:xxxxxxxx

Subject:Re: Hotel reservation

From:xxxxxx@419legal.org

 

Hi Xxxxxx,

 

Xxxxxxxx and I have been at the airport this afternoon and waited quite a few hours, but your lads did not pitch.

 

If you reply to them do it with an attitude and demand a meeting at a public place in a shopping center. The shopping center will be close to where you stay in Randburg. It is called Cresta. If possible, set the meeting for any weekday next week at about 12:00. xxxxxxxx asked to come along again to take pics :)

 

If they don't want to do this, tell them you are on your way back on the next flight.

 

Regards

 

Rian

419 Legal

 

 

Miss Robyn Blynde receives this rather terse e-mail from the lad.Of course she responds appropriately.

 

 

Fri,

 

16 Jul 2004

To:rbrbrb@yahoo.co.nz

Subject:get busy

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Hello,

If you choose to be fooling everybody arround am here to tell you that you can't fool me and my family we are 100% wiser than you.

Get busy boy.

Bye for now.

When you are serious kindly let me know.

Regards,

Yengeni.

 

 

Sat, 17 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Re: get busy

From:rbrbrb@yahoo.com.au

 

Mr Yengeni,

 

I do not appreciate the tone of your e-mail below.My employer had gone missing in a strange country mixed up in some secretive dealing, I contacted you on his request, and then I receive some sort of abusive e-mail from you.In future you will give me the courtesy of being polite!

 

Mr Seagoon rang me from his hotel in Johannesburg last night, at about 5.00 am my time.He said that no-one was at the airport to meet him, he stayed around until 6.30 pm, and booked in at his hotel.He has rearranged his flight and will be contacting you by e-mail.He left his mobile phone charger at his Australian hotel and his phone battery is dead.

 

Miss R Blynde

Personal Secretary to Mr Seagoon

 

 

Sat, 17 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:What bloody happened????????

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Yengeni,

 

What in the name of hell happened?I walked around at the airport for an hour.There was NOBODY there to meet me !!!!!!I told you I should have had a photograph of the person that was meeting me !!!!!!

 

What the fuck happened to your associates ?????What sort of incompetent losers are you using, they couldnít even turn up to meet me at the airport. How do you think I felt walking around with $20,000 in travellers cheques and nearly $1500 in cash in my pocket.I have felt very nervous about my security for this trip, and I did not like wandering around the airport like a lost sheep.

 

I have got the hotel looking at changing my return flight to New Zealand.I think I can stay on In Johannesburg until Wednesday or Thursday.

 

BUT ONLY IF YOU GET YOURSELF ORGANISED, YENGENI !!!!

 

If the hotel can change my flight back, I will be moving to another hotel.I have located a nice, quiet, place over the other side of Johannesburg which is part of a hotel chain my company deals with.Being so close to the airport, this hotel is so busy and I keep thinking that everybody in the hotel knows my secret and is staring at me.

 

I will also find somewhere to meet your associates again, probably around mid-day on Monday.Itíll be somewhere public and crowded, yet somewhere which gives us some privacy.But, Iíll be the one telling you where Iím meeting them this time, and when.And if Iím not happy about your reply, if thereís any hint of another fuck up by these people you employ, if I think that youíre not serious about this enterprise, then I will be getting on the plane home so fast youíll think that itís a streak of light going up the steps into the aircraft.

 

Itís morning here now, and I am still at the hotel near the airport.Iím using the phone in my room to link my computer to my Internet provider back in New Zealand.I thought it would be more secure than using the hotel business centre, and I would be able to send this as soon as I woke up.I have written this in Word and pasted it to my e-mail to save time.And youíre bloody lucky about that too, Yengeni.As Iíve written this Iíve calmed down a bit, and Iíve cut out a whole lot of the profanity that I originally used.

 

But, get your act together.I will be the one who says what is done from now on.I will get in touch with where and when I want to meet your associates.

 

Oh, by the way.I also had an e-mail from my secretary.Sheís a bit upset about the tone of an e-mail she received from you.Iíd like you to send her an apology, and copy (CC) it to me.

 

Steve Seagoon

 

 

Sun, 18 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Meeting with your associates, Monday in Johannesburg

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dear Yengeni,

 

Right, Sunday morning here in South Africa.Iím still pissed off that your associates were not at the airport to meet me, but letís give them another chance.

 

I was feeling paranoid sitting in the Intercontinental Airport Sun Hotel, as I said it felt as if everybody knew what I was there for and was watching me.

 

Iíve moved to a quiet, small, homely hotel on the other side of Johannesburg.I have arranged to stay on in Johannesburg for three or four more days to complete our transaction, and Iíve worked out the details of how I can meet your associates again.However, I feel that security is still extremely important, not only in the interests of our transaction but because Iím carrying a lot of money around.

 

There is a shopping Centre near here, it is called the Cresta, in the suburb of Randburg.Iíll meet your associates in the shopping centre in the next couple of days.We meet between 12.00 mid-day and 1.00 pm, the shopping centre will be busy and we can be lost in the crowds.They chose a site in the shopping centre, somewhere where I can see them and somewhere that is private.They choose an identification symbol, something like having a red scarf on their knees or on a table.

 

So, they choose where in the Cresta shopping centre they will meet me, they carry their identification symbol.I see that they are there and approach them.There is a Bureau de change in Randburg, so I can cash my travellers cheques.

 

Get in touch with your associates, get them to nominate the place within the Cresta shopping centre where I will meet them, and advise me where and how they will be identified.

 

Now there is something I should tell you.I have a hearing problem.In person to person conversation you would not know, I lip-read.I can use a phone, but it is useless for strangers to call me, I hear noise but am usually unable to pick out what they are saying.I do find ways of using the phone, but usually only if I am very familiar with the voice of the person calling me.I have come to rely exclusively on e-mail to conduct business.

 

When I called my secretary from Perth airport the other day, I waited until I knew her voicemail message had finished, and I left a message on her answering machine for her to contact you.I do not usually make my hearing difficulty known to people I am doing business with, maybe itís pride or a desire to be normal.So, sorry about that and I should have told you this earlier.This is why I have never phoned you.

 

Now, letís arrange a meeting between your associates and me, and get on with this business.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

Director

 

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

I receive advice of a suitable meeting place and pass it on.

 

 

Sat, 17 Jul 2004

To:xxxxxxxx

Subject:Re: Hotel reservation

From:xxxxxx@419legal.org

 

Hi xxxxxx

 

There is a coffee shop called Dominique's. I think that would be fine.

 

Regards

 

Rian

419 Legal

 

 

I try to set up a meeting which my South African watchers could observe.

 

 

Sun, 18 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Ideal meeting place

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Yengeni,

 

I've been wandering around the Cresta shopping mall and I have found a great meeting place that you might like to suggest to your Associates.

 

A coffee shop called Dominique's. I think that would be fine.

 

Pass on to your associates that I will meet them there at 12.30 pm on Monday or Tuesday.

 

If they would like to get there before mid-day so that they can get a seat and save a space for me, I'll be there at 12.30 pm.

 

Tell me which day they would prefer, Monday or Tuesday.And tell me what identity sign they will be carrying, anything like a scarf, a book on the table, or a distinct shopping bag on a chair.

 

Sorry if I am being a bit paranoid, but I am here in a strange city walking around with lots of money in my pocket and frightened of being robbed.So, let's get this project completed and both of us can then relax with our new found wealth.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

 

 

And again taunt my lad, hoping heíll just take a chance and organise a meeting with his associates.

 

 

Mon, 19 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Yengeni, stop fucking me around

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Yengeni,

 

I've confirmed my seat on Tuesday evening's Qantas flight to Perth Australia, QF 304, leaving Johannesburg at 6.15 pm.

 

If you don't want to clear this money, and get to keep your 20 million dollars of it, then that's OK.

 

I'd like to get my hands on my five and a half million dollars, but I'm not going to sit on my arse in Johannesburg any longer.

 

Get your act together.Let me know by return that your associates will be at Dominiques Coffee shop in the Cresta shopping centre tomorrow at 12.30 pm, or I'm having a nice long leisurely lunch at Sandton, then catching a taxi to the airport and getting on that plane.

 

You want your money?Do what I say.I'm looking after myself here in a city which I've heard has one of the highest robbery rates in the world.

 

I'd like to help you get your share of the money.I'd like to help me get my share of the money.But I'm not being fucked around any more.

 

Steve Seagoon

 

 

Tue, 20 Jul 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Urgent.

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve Seagoon,

 

Am not fulking you around is you that is not taking this business seriously because if you are taking it the way am taking it things would have work out fine,and now the Diplomat have been angry that you did not show up that they taking the consignment back to there courier ware house where the consignment have been deposited so they ask me to give you there contact Details so that you will be able to get in touch with them.

 

this is the contact of the security company where the consignment is.

 

CROWN SECURITY'S AND FINANCE CO. AMSTERDAM.

TEL:+31-615472617

FAX:+31645230716

Email: csfcomp@yahoo.co.uk

CONTACT NAME :"MR JOHN NELSON."THE DIRECTOR OF ADMIN.

Now all you have to do is to contact them and they will tell you what you have to do because i have all ready forwarded your contact details to them that you are the beneficiary of the concernment.

 

please contact them as i advice you to do.

 

thanks for your assistance concerning this noble business transaction.

 

Regards

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

Eventually I get back in touch with my lad.

 

 

Thu, 29 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Re: Urgent.

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dear Steve,

 

I am sorry for being so paranoid while in South Africa.I had read so much about crime there, and especially in Johannesburg, and it must have been that fear mixed with jetlag that left me feeling extremely unsafe carrying around over $US 20,000 in cash and travellers cheques.

 

Unfortunately, I have had a lot of work to catch up on following my quick trip to South Africa.I have put in place a deal to distribute here in New Zealand the range of a large Australian spare parts manufacturer.This not only offers us great profits from sales to third parties, but will substantially reduce the cost of spare parts used in my own organisation.But this has taken a lot of time, and I had to make another quick trip to Syndey to finalise the deal.

 

I will be getting in touch with Mr John Nelson immediately.Thank you for proceeding with this project, and I look forward to eventually sharing the proceeds with you.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

Director

 

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

And again

 

 

Thu, 29 Jul 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Re: Urgent.

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Dear Steve,

 

I have had a delivery failure reported for the e-mail sent to Mr John Nelson at the e-mail address you gave me:

 

<csfcomp@yahoo.co.uk>

 

What is Mr Nelsonís address?

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

 

 

And back comes Steve Yengeni with the security companyís address.Nice that all is forgiven, just amasing what the chance of getting some money will do.

 

 

Thu, 29 Jul 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Re: Security Company's e-mail address?

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve Seagoon,

 

How are you and your nice family?

 

this is the security company contact once again

 

CROWN SECURITY'S AND FINANCE CO. AMSTERDAM
TEL:+31617624903
FAX:+31645230716
EMAIL:
csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk
website: http://www.crownsecuritiesandfinance.com
CONTACT NAME :"MR JOHN NELSON."THE DIRECTOR OF ADMIN

please contact them now and get back to me

 

awaiting to hear from you soonest

 

regards

 

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

And ask the security company how to release my goods.

 

 

Fri, 30 Jul 2004

To:csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Release and transfer of consignment

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

CROWN SECURITY'S AND FINANCE CO. AMSTERDAM.

Attention:"Mr John Nelson, Administration Director

 

Dear Sir,

 

I understand that Mr Steve Yengeni has forwarded you all details regarding the release and transfer of a consignment held by your company.

 

You will understand that I am down here on the opposite side of the world from you, so I would appreciate if you could arrange the telegraphic transfer of this consignment to me without the need for me to traipse all over the world signing documents.

 

My contact details are:

 

Full name:Stephen Nelson Seagoon

 

Mail:C/- Seagoon Automotive Group,

P O Box 5290,

Mt Maunganui,

New Zealand

 

Mobile phone64 25 280 3710

 

E-mail:steveseagoon@yahoo.co.uk

 

DOB:21 October, 1945

 

 

For the purposes of electronic contact I suggest that we rely on e-mail, my e-mail address is given above.I do not use my mobile phone, I cannot stand cell phones ringing in the middle of meetings.I leave my cell phone turned off, and only use it to make outgoing calls.You could leave a voice mail if you liked, but I would probably have to reply by e-mail considering the time differences between us.

 

Thanking you in anticipation

Regards

Steve Seagoon

Director

 

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

So I get this e-mail back from the Security company in Amsterdam.They want me to be there tomorrow to Friday, they must be kidding.

 

 

Sat, 31 Jul 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Re: Release and transfer of consignment

From:"john n.nelson" <csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk>

 

From: Crown Securityís and Finance Co.

Amsterdam-The Netherlands.

Attn: MR. Stephen Nelson Seagoon,

Dear Sir,

YOUR CONSIGNMENT

This is to bring to your notice that an appointment has been fixed for you for between 03/08/04 - 06/08/04 and you required to be in our office in Amsterdam-The Netherlands on this chosen date to sign all necessary paper works as regards the release of your consignment to you.

Please find below the requirements needed from you;

1. You are required to come with two passport size photograph of yours.

2. Any form of identification i.e. int.passport or drivers license.

3. The cash sum of 12,500 euros being administrative and handling charges payable upon your arrival.

4. You are required to send your flight schedule 48hrs prior to your arrival to Amsterdam.

Note that your consignment has been insured to the real value and as such can not be deducted.

For further information, please contact the under-signed personnel on +31-617624903,fax:+31-645230716.email:csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk.

Best regards,

JOHN NELSON

 

 

Mon, 02 Aug 2004

To:csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk

Bcc:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Re: Release and transfer of consignment

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Attention:"Mr John Nelson, Administration Director

 

Dear Sir,

 

I cannot believe that you want me to be in Amsterdam between the 3rd and 6th of August.If I left this very instant, I couldn't be in Amsterdam before Wednesday the 4th, and with a journey time of over 35 hours and jetlag I wouldn't be in any condition to do business before the Friday.

 

Let alone get my hands on that sum of money, I had it in travellers cheques when I visited South Africa but I've cashed them in.

 

Cancel the appointment.I'll have to check my diary.I asked in my last e-mail if you could handle this transaction electronically, can this be done with e-mails and money transfers?

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

Director

 

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

And I follow up to Yengeni.

 

 

Mon, 02 Aug 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:I cannot believe the incompetence

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Yengeni,

 

As you will have seen, I got an e-mail from John Nelson, Crown Securityís and Finance Co., Amsterdam.He wanted me to be in Amsterdam with only a couple of days advance warning.

 

I just cannot believe the incompetence displayed by your associates.

 

Firstly, no-one ever met me at Johannesburg Airport despite me wandering around for what seemed like hours.Were you ever told the reason why no-one was at the Airport to meet me?

 

Then no-one wanted to make arrangements to meet me at a predetermined meeting place, a coffee bar in a large shopping centre.

 

Now your security company asks me to be on the other side of the world within a couple of days.And to bring the money that I took to South Africa, and cashed back into my bank account on my return from my South African trip.

 

Look, Iím extremely wealthy in my own right, and I donít need this sort of hassle in order to get more money.No matter how much more money it is.

 

I want this matter handled by e-mail without me having to travel to Europe, or Iím just going to walk away from the deal.Iíve had enough being stuffed around by your associates, either I deal only with you, and you pass my messages on to your associates and pass on their replies to me, or we part here and now.

 

Thanks for the opportunity to share in this unimaginable wealth, but I can do without the demands being made upon me at the last minute.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

Director

 

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

Yengeni comes back, though doesnít seem to have read my e-mail at all.

 

 

Mon, 02 Aug 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Cooperation.

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve Seagoon,

Good mornning to you,

Am so happy that at the end you have contacted the security company and you have known the reason why i dont want to joke with this business i have told you not to tell them the contents in the consignment,the Diplomat are not aware of what is inside the consignment i told them it was personal effects that are inside the trunk boxes,it was declear as Gold and Diamond so please you have to cooperate with them so that the consignment can be realise to us as soon as possible and if you know you cannot meet up with the appoinment time given to you then you will have to book an appoinment them,

all you have to do is to tell them when you will be able to travel to amsterderm to sign the Documents before the consignment can be realise to us.

Awaiting to hear from you soonest

Regards

Cheers

 

 

I get an apologetic e-mail from the security company.

 

 

Mon, 02 Aug 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Re: Release and transfer of consignment

From:"john n.nelson" <csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk>

 

DEAR SIR,

We must apologise for the mix-up involved in fixing such a time schedule for you that was unfavourable.We are truly sorry.In this regard,please feel free to select date that should be within a week to two or as it would suit you.

 

You are at liberty to get the fee here either via travellers cheques or cash.

 

We would be able to continue the shipment electronically,only after you'd come down here for identification and clarifications/payment of charges

Thank you

Regards

JOHN NELSON

 

 

Yengeni comes back again.

 

 

Wed, 04 Aug 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:What is the matter?

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve Seagoon,

 

How are you today?

 

To my surprice you are not who you say you are because if you are a good business partner you would have make a plan on how the consignment can be realise to you and you are not showing any concern at all.

 

I need your advice please get back to me as soon as you recieve this letter

 

Awaiting to hear from you

 

Regards

 

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

I reply to the security company, it doesnít look as if I could visit Europe until September.

 

 

Mon, 09 Aug 2004

To:csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk

CC:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Re: Release and transfer of consignment

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Attention:"Mr John Nelson, Administration Director

 

Dear Sir,

 

Thank you for your e-mail below.I am sorry that I have not replied earlier but I have been busy this week visiting branches of my business around the country, and while I was travelling I had a laptop failure.

 

I am a busy man, and my business schedule is fairly tight right now.This is the time when we have to purchase used cars at auction in Japan and arrange for their delivery to New Zealand in time for them to be on sale over the summer months.

 

Having travelled to Australia and South Africa recently, I have a backlog of work which does need my physical presence here in New Zealand.

 

However, I have considered the list of requirements you sent me in an earlier e-mail for clearing this account and would like to put forward these suggestions as to how we can take this matter forward.

 

I probably cannot make a trip to Europe until the second week of September, but that does give us the benefit of having time to complete the formalities before I have to be there to complete the transaction.

 

What can I send you to progress the clearance of this account so that all that needs occur when I arrive would be the payment of the administrative and handling charges.Could I forward payment of these charges by some electronic means, bank transfer or money order, to facilitate the prompt clearance of this account.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

Director

 

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

And reply to Yengeni.

 

 

Mon, 09 Aug 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Re: What is the matter?

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Yengeni,

 

This is much better, I am now in direct contact with Mr John Nelson of the security company.

 

I have copied you my e-mail to him.As you will notice, it would probably be the second week of September before I could visit Europe to clear this consignment.

 

So, please make sure that everything that needs to be dome to clear this consignment has been completed and forwarded to Mr John Nelson.

 

I don't want any stuff ups with queries about getting identification or authorisation documents that would delay my trip to Europe or the clearance of this consignment once I am there.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

Director

 

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

Mon, 09 Aug 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Re: Release and transfer of consignment

From:"john n.nelson" <csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk>

 

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your mail.We can definitely work out an arrangement to accomodate your busy schedule.

An account would be provided into which you'd pay the charges.But you would have to forward to us more proof of identification if you are to skip visiting the Netherlands;i.e.you would have to send to us by fax or through scanning,

a.the i.d. page of your international passport

b.copy of your driver's licence

c.copies of at least 2 utility bills bearing your name.

Upon the payment of the charges into the provided account backed up with the requested positive I.D.s,We would be able to process and forward your consignment to you without you having to prsonally visit the Netherlands.

Thank you

Regards

JOHN NELSON

 

 

Mon, 09 Aug 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Thanks alot

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve Seagoon,

Thanks alot i appreciate all your effort in this noble business transaction,all the necesary document has been forward to the security company your contact details as the sole beneficiary of the consignment has been forwarded to them so there is nothing that can delay the consignment to be release to you,all you have to do is to keep them posted at all the time.

Awaiting hear from you soonest

Regards

Cheers

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

I reply to John Nelson.

 

 

Mon, 09 Aug 2004

To:csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk

CC:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Re: Release and transfer of consignment

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Attention: "Mr John Nelson, Administration Director

 

Dear Sir,

 

I have to make an urgent trip to Japan to attend an auction of used cars on Friday.The employee who was to attend has taken sick with meningitis, and none of his work colleagues can travel in his place as they have been quarantined.

 

While in Japan I will take the opportunity to visit several spare parts suppliers with a view to opening supply deals and credit arrangements.

 

I will therefore be away until Friday of next week, I will arrange to send you the information you seek on my return.Please advise in what format you would like my information, I think our scanner will produce jpg, bitmap or tiff files.My secretary usually handles such matters as scanning documents, and can produce whatever file type is convenient to you.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

Director

 

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

And a flurry of e-mails, pity Iím not there to answer them.And John Nelsonís grammar and spelling seem to have deteriorated.

 

 

Tue, 10 Aug 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Re: Release and transfer of consignment

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve Seagoon,

 

How are you today?

 

i appreciate all your effort so far in this business transaction please i will like to know when you are sending them the money to claim the consignment.

 

Awaiting to hear from you soonest

 

Regards

 

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

Tue, 10 Aug 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Re: Release and transfer of consignment

From:"john n.nelson" <csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk>

 

Dear sir,

 

Thanks for the mail.any of the programs will be fine to send the required documents so we can the process of your funds before you get back to your country.

i wish you a safe trip.

best regards

John Nelson

 

 

Tue, 10 Aug 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Re: Release and transfer of consignment

From:"john n.nelson" <csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk>

 

Dear Sir,

This is a follow up to my mail I sent you earlier.

Please note my empathy regarding your indisposed staff.

You have not requested for the account into which you will pay in the fund (charges /fee).

It is noteworthy that upon our receipt of your positive identification and the fund (charges/fee), we would immediately process the dispatch of your consignment to your address without any Ado.

Again, note that you can scan the document via Jpg or any other format for that matter.

Thank You,

Regards

John Nelson

 

 

Fri, 13 Aug 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Please update me

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve Seagoon,

 

How are you and your nice family?

 

Please Sir i would like you to update me on how far you have gone with the security company.

 

Thanks and God bless

Yours faithfuly

 

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

Better get in touch again.

 

 

Mon, 23 Aug 2004

To:"john n.nelson" <csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk>

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Re: Please update me

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Attention:John Nelson

Steve Yengeni

 

I have just returned from my business trip to Japan.There is a lot to clear up here, the employee who contracted meningitis prior to my trip has died.

 

I have to complete a number of Occupational Safety and Health forms concerning his illness and death, negotiate with the local Accident Compensation Commission regarding payment of funeral expenses and a payment to his family, co-ordinate with the mortuary regarding the release of his body and his funeral, and deal with the absence of employees who now fear that their workplace is contaminated with the disease which killed him.

 

I will endeavour to contact you both as soon as possible.

 

Regards

Steve Seagoon

Director

 

Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

Mon, 23 Aug 2004

To:xxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

Subject:Welcome back.

From:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

 

Dear Steve Seagoon,

 

Sorry for the death of your friend,

 

Please i will like to know the next step on how you and the security company are going concerning this business and i will like you to inform me on when you will be ready to go and claim the consignment from them and please send me the account details of where you want to deposit the money.

 

Thanks and God bless you Sir,

 

Regards

 

Steve Yengeni.

 

 

Maybe it will be interesting to reintroduce my secretary.Unfortunately Steve Seagoon has been struck down by the same meningitis which killed his employee.

 

 

Thu, 26 Aug 2004

To:"john n.nelson" <csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk>

Subject:Mr Seagoon taken ill

From:rbrbrb@yahoo.com.au

 

Dear Mr Nelson,

 

My name is Robyn Blynde, I am Mr Seagoonís Personal Secretary.

 

Mr Seagoon has been rushed to hospital with the same meningitis as his late employee.You probably know that meningitis is a serious disease, though if treated in time the chances of survival are quite good.The doctors expect Mr Seagoon to be in the Extensive Care Unit of the hospital for two or more weeks, though at this stage Mr Seagoon's survival is in the hands of the doctors.After that he will probably be kept in an isolation room for another four to six weeks.

 

Before he was taken to hospital by ambulance, Mr Seagoon was conscious enough to give his e-mail address and password.He specifically asked me to advise both yourself and a Mr Yengeni that he had been taken ill.I have been unable to send an e-mail to Mr Yengeni, perhaps you could advise him of Mr Seagoon's illness.

 

If Mr Seagoon survives, I will pass on whatever business communications he has for you.

 

Yours sincerely

Robyn Blynde

 

Personal Secretary to Mr Seagoon.

Director, Seagoon Automotive Group

New Zealand

 

 

Thu, 26 Aug 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Mr Seagoon taken ill

From:robyn_blynde@yahoo.com.au

 

Dear Mr Yengeni,

 

My name is Robyn Blynde, I am Mr Seagoonís Personal Secretary.

 

Mr Seagoon has been rushed to hospital with the same meningitis as his late employee.You probably know that meningitis is a serious disease, though if treated in time the chances of survival are quite good.The doctors expect Mr Seagoon to be in the Extensive Care Unit of the hospital for two or more weeks, though at this stage Mr Seagoon's survival is in the hands of the doctors.After that he will probably be kept in an isolation room for another four to six weeks.

 

Before he was taken to hospital by ambulance, Mr Seagoon was conscious enough to give his e-mail address and password.He specifically asked me to advise both yourself and a Mr Nelson that he had been taken ill.I have been unable to send this e-mail jointly to both you and Mr Nelson. I have asked Mr Nelson to advise you of Mr Seagoon's illness, you may receive this advice from him as well.

 

If Mr Seagoon survives, I will pass on whatever business communications he has for you.

 

Yours sincerely

Robyn Blynde

 

 

Mon, 30 Aug 2004

To:"john n.nelson" csfcomp2004@yahoo.co.uk

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:Message concerning Mr Steve Seagoon

From:robyn_blynde@yahoo.com.au

 

Dear Mr Nelson, Mr Yengeni,

 

Mr Seagoon has survived the initial crisis of his mengingitis.He has suffered some damage to his kidneys, and will be staying in hospital for about four weeks receiving dialysis treatment until his kidneys recover.

 

As his Private Secretary, I have examined the correspondence between Mr Seagoon and yourselves, and see no way that Mr Seagoon can possibly progress this transaction himself in the next several months.

 

However, as his Private Secretary I have a number of discretionary powers here at Seagoon Automotive Group and have often acted on Mr Seagoon's behalf when he was busy or travelling overseas.

 

I will contact you further regarding the clearance of these funds, about which Mr Seagoon has been communicating with you.

 

Yours sincerely

Robyn Blynde

 

 

So Steve Yengeni rode away into the sunset, there was no meeting between his associates and myself in Johannesburg.And I didnít get my share of the $27.5 million!Better leave him some going away thoughts.Maybe Iíll get a death threat.

 

 

Mon, 6 Sep 2004

To:"steve yengeni" <s_yengeni4@yahoo.com>

Subject:MESSAGE FROM MR STEVE SEAGOON

From:xxxxxxx@yahoo.co.uk

 

Yengeni,

 

Your offer of millions of dollars was so obviously fake, your e-mails just screamed ďI AM A 419 FRAUDSTER!!!!!ĒI have been playing with you all along.It was so easy, I even had your associates in South Africa identified and followed by the Police.I bet they wonít be very happy with you when their door is knocked down in the middle of the night when you use them next.

 

You are a pitiful example of a Mugu.You couldnít scam shit out of a hole in the ground.No, I have that wrong.You are probably such a bad Mugu that you have to earn your money by shovelling shit out of holes in the ground.

 

In fact you are worse than that. You like a little bit of man to man lovemaking, donít you.Are you queer, a homosexual?I bet you are.You are a small man who lets the big men have sex with them for money.Ooooh, bet you like that Yengeni.I bet you beg them to do that to you!

 

Anyway, now that I have finished playing with you I have also placed your phone number on the ďdeath phoneĒ list.Youíve heard about the ďdeath phonesĒ havenít you?That is when you answer your phone the caller sends ultra-high frequency electromagnetic waves to your phone.These It just takes a couple of exposures to these ultra-high frequency electromagnetic waves, and ďZap!ĒYour brain cells are fired.One dead Mugu!Donít worry, they say it's very sudden and not very painful.

 

Bye, bye.Be very careful.

Steve

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