An embarrassing personal problem.

I had a wicked idea for a trophy, I just needed a scammer to play the part.  As this guy claimed to be a bank manager I thought he ought to be able to draw upon his professional experience to furnish me with a business contact to bait (i.e. one of his scamming friends).  He did.  My comments are in bold, the scammers’ messages are in italics.

From: David Ibe

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Monday, 16 August 2004

Subject: urgent

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.

DEAR FRIEND
                             URGENT REQUEST.

I do hope my letter will not embarrass you since there was no previous Correspondence held with you. My getting your address is the handwork of the almighty God. Since then, I have been very much hopeful that you will assist me Irrespective of the fact that the present world is full of dishonesty and distrust.  My Name is Afred  Udom I am the Manager of Union  Bank of Nigeria, Plc,Lagos. I have an urgent and very confidential business  proposition for you.On December 8, 1999, an American Oil  consultant/contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr.David Lois Law . made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit  for twelve calendar months, valued at US$15,000,000.00 (Fiveteen Million Dollars) in my  Bank. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract  employers, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that Mr.David Lois Law died in  a ghastly automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that she died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.I therefore made further investigation and discovered that  Mr.David Lois Law did not

declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of  US$15,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it.  

According to Nigerian Banking Law, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government if nobody applies to claim this fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to  Mr.David Lois Law, so that the fruits of this man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the Attorney will Prepare the necessary documents and affidavits which will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the services of an Attorneys for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/ administration in your favour for the transfer. We would need you as a Foreigner acting as the next of kin and sole benefactor to the inheritance of Mr.David Lois Law to claim this money from our bank. The money will be paid to you for us to share in the ratio of 50% for me and 30% for you, 10% for tax and  10% for any expense that may come up.

There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the Attorney and my position as the Manager of Union Bank the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction.

Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Awaiting your urgent reply.

Best Regards.

DR DAVID IBE

Manager Union Bank Plc

From: Pizza Pepperoni

To: Dr David Ibe/Alfred Udom

Date: Tuesday, 17 August 2004

Subject: Your e-mail

 

Dear Dr Ibe,

 

            Thank you for your very interesting e-mail.  First I must please ask you please to forgive my English not good.  I am Italian.  I am from Sicily, Italy.  I speak Italian.  I live in England only little time.  I use dictionary to help write this to you.  I am name Pizza Pepperoni.  I am from business family.  We famous for food and restaurants.  Many good Italian food named after my grandfather, uncle etc.  I not good with interwebnet.  I get start on e-mail now.  Before I let my employees do all this.

            I not understand all you say but think I see your problem.  I not sure if can help.  Also have problems now with tax inspecting men who watch all my bank accounts.  If you thinks I can be of use maybe can do, but amount of money not much.  I already own many Italian restaurants, licences to many foods, biggest haggis farm in Scotland etc.  I now expand into seafood, and into other business.

            I see you are big bank manager.  Maybe you can helps me.  Maybe you has business contacts for me.  I has customer many billion Euro pharmaceutical company.  Want common crab that live in sea on coast of West Africa.  Crab shell contain cure for cancer.  Worth huge big moneys, not little moneys like you have in bank from dead man.  Crab called “blue crab”.  It good for to eat.  Latin name is Callinectes latimanus.  Go to www.blue-crab.net for to learn about it.  What that webnet site not say is that the blue crab that live on W. Africa coast is different kind.  Callinectes latimanus taurusturdus.  Only this kind worth many moneys.

            My customer scientists have way of getting cancer cure from crab shell.  After, the shell used to make chitin (type “chitin” into searching engine for to see it many use).  Crab meat very good for food to eat.  Nothing lost to waste.  Until now problem.  Crab go bad very quickly.  Decays in warm climate.  Because crab meat big business my seafood company has special way of quick freezing (we call “cryogenics”) which preserve it to keep it still fresh.  We have patents no-one else can do.  We can make crab keep fresh with special freezing, take it to food factory, take meat for food and sell shell to pharmaceutical company.  Then we make very big moneys.

            My problem that maybe you can help.  Because no-one in West Africa has our special refridgeration system it not possible to get crabs fresh to Europe for to be processed.  I not have contacts in W. Africa who interested, or have money for to buy cryogenic system.  It easy to get fishermen for crabs.  Not easy to get factory for cryogenic system.

            If you knows someone interested, I lend moneys to buy our system and we get started in big business.  If you interested please reply me.  Also, what is your name?  You use two name.  Dr David Ibe and Alfred Ubom.

 

Grazie

 

Pizza Pepperoni

 

 

The replies were swift.

 

 

From: David Ibe, drdavidibe2003@yahoo.co.uk

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Wednesday, 18 August 2004
Subject: URGENT REPLY

 

DEAR FRIEND,

HOW ARE YOU TODAY? I HOPE YOU ARE ALRGHT.

I WILL START BY THANKING YOU FOR THE REPLY TO MY PROPOSAL AND BUSINESS REQUEST. THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR ACCEPTANCE.

I WILL LIKE TO INFORM YOU A BRIEF OF THE TRANSACTION, I AM A SENIOR STAFF IN THE Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.
 I HAVE STUDIED THIS BUSINESS VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE CONTACTING YOU, IT IS A RISK FREE BUSINESS AND FREE FROM ANY KIND OF ILLEGALITY. I HAVE A SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA THAT WILL PROCESS ALL THE LEGAL DOCUMENTS BACKING UP THE TRANSACTION. THEREFORE, FEEL FREE AS MUCH AS WE CARRY ON THIS BUSINESS TO A LOGICAL AND SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION.

 

PLEASE MY GOOD FRIEND , I WOULD LIKE YOU TO FORWARD TO ME THIS VITAL REQUEST TO ENABLE ME CARRY OUT THE REGISTRATION IN YOUR NAME.

YOUR FULL NAME, YOUR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS,YOUR DIRECT PHONE NUMBER,YOUR PLACE OF WORK OR OFFICE ADDRESS , YOUR BANKING DETAILS AND FINALLY ARE YOU MARRIED OR SINGLE.

GET ME WITH THIS INFORMATION FOR URGENT REGISTRATION.

THANKS AS YOU I LOOK FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU ASAP.

PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM USING THIS BOX  FOR SECURITY REASONS . THEREFORE EVERY CORRESPONDENCES SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THIS MAIL BOX.THANKS AS YOU COMPLY TO THIS DIRECTIVES.

PLEASE CALL ME ON MY PHONE .  234-8O34249916.

REGARDS,

DR DAVID IBE

Manager Union Bank Plc.

 

 

From: Barrister Cinedu Abel; chinedu_equitychambers@yahoo.com

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Wednesday, 18 August 2004

Subject:             INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTION

 

Attn:Pizza Pepperoni

 

Sir/Madam,

 

Be advised, that this chambers was briefed and contracted by DR.DAVID IBE to assist you in the procurement of the legal documentation within the Armbit of the law towards the consummation and transfer of USD$15,000,000.00 into your nominated bank account.

 

In view of this development,you are hereby requested to forward your correct banking details,address,swift code and the beneficiary's names of the nominated account to avoid wrong transfer of funds.This chambers shall send you all the procured documents through email attachment firstly and by courier to your contact address for your record purposes.Send me the requested information and call me on my direct telephone numbers 234-8034944184 for more briefing and clarification.
Yours faithfully,

 

BARR.CHINEDU ABEL{SAN}.
Equity chambers.

 

 

From: Mr Sunny O. Awele, salgetymidas@hotmail.com

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Wednesday, 18 August 2004

Subject: Export of crabs

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

 

Sir,

 

I am aware your search for a reliable company/persons to deal with in

this part of west Africa on some specie for export.I am into import and export and i am interested in knowing more about the deal.You can reach me on my phone number 234-1-7748758 for more discussion.Reply and acknowledge the receipt of this mail.

 

Regards,

 

MR.SUNNY AWELE

Managing Director,Salgety Midas Nigeria Ltd.

 

 

Bingo!  I let the bogus bank manager and his phoney barrister rest while I play games with the dubious Sunny Awele.

 

 

From: Pizza Pepperoni

To: Sunny Awele

Date: Wednesday, 18 August 2004

Subject: Crabs

 

Dear Mr Sunny Awele,

 

            I thank you for your interest.  Yes, for many month I have enquired in Chamber of Commerce and companies in directory but not luck.  I ask many people if can pass my need to others, maybe now one of these peoples tell you.  Maybe my prayers now answered!  First please forgive my not good English.  I cannot speak you because I not speak English.  I use internet for to make English become Italian, and Italian become English (see www.world.altavista.com) and have dictionary for words computer not know.  Then computer check spelling and make it write, but not grammar.  I hope soon get “Universal Translator” from Federation Enterprise.  It use “voice recognition” and make possible to speak and translate very easy.  When get this (maybe next month) I tell you.

            My business began in food.  My family famous for Italian food.  Many Italian food named after my grandfather, uncle etc.  Now we have many factory, restaurant etc.  I want expand into new business.  Have become big in seafood.  For this develop new freezing system (called “cryogenics”) use liquid nitrogen for fast freeze to preserve delicate texture and flavour of seafood from everywhere in world.  Everywhere except West Africa!

            Problem is this need expensive equipment.  When started it cheap and easy to work, but first capital cost very high.  This is problem.  I not find company willing to buy equipment because big cost.  I would give up but recently got good reason for to try again.  Recent science discovery, still secret in pharmaceutical company, is cure for cancer find in shell of African crab.  I have deal with pharmaceutical company (one of most big in Europe, but must stay confidential) for to supply crab shell.  Problem is same as seafood.  Crab go bad very fast in hot weather.  Experiment show only way for to keep fresh is special freezing system we use.  Ordinary freezing not work.  This why pharmaceutical company speak to me, only me can do freezing.

            If can make this work, very big moneys made.  Everything from crab worth money.  Crab go to factory in Sicily, take meat for food make money.  Shell go to pharmaceutical company for to extract cancer cure make very huge money, after this shell used for to make chitin which has many use, make more money.  You see why I very interested in this.  Can make many more moneys than all Italian foods!  When I get this to work I so rich I hire Bill Gates to wash my cars and your President Obasanjo to clean my swimming pool!

            Because this now become very important I now decide if capital cost problem I lend money (220,000 Euro for 12 tonne/day capacity unit) to help get started.  If just for seafood I not do this, not economic.  But is very economic now with pharmaceutical company interest.

            Finding crab not problem.  It very common all along whole of West Africa coast.  It caught by fisherman for food already.  It called “blue crab”.  Latin name is Callinectes latimanus, subspecies: taurusturdus.  You can read about blue crab at www.blue-crab.net but this webnet site written by somebody who not know about cancer cure because this still confidential (please not to tell other peoples yet, there are patent issues still be resolved but they not affect our business).  Also, only recently it found that African blue crab is subspecies, different to other blue crab, and only African crab has cancer cure in it shell.

            I must stop now.  It take me many hour to make this letter become English (my secretary who speak good English and Italian just go on holiday now so I very, very busy man).  If you interested and can help please tell me very fast.  This business I make my top priority above everything else.

 

Grazie

 

Pizza Pepperoni

   

Blue crabs are already well known in West Africa, but the story about the subspecies containing a cure for cancer is, of course, "taurus turd" ("Taurus" = Latin for bull; "turd" you can guess).   

 

 

From: Mr. Sunny O. Awele

To. Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Friday, 20 August 2004

Subject: Re: Export of crabs

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

 

I am in receipt of your mail and i am very interested in the proposal,i am the chief executive of SALGETY-MIDAS NIGERIA LIMITED,a duly registerred company with the Corporate Affairs Commission,you can verify and inform of our terms of business specifically for onward action.My home number is 234-1-7748758 My.mobile number is 234-1-7903568.Reply me now.

 

Regards,

MR.SUNNY AWELE.

Salgety-Midas Nig.Ltd.

 

 

Has he not got the message?  I do not speak English so what is the point in asking me to ‘phone him?

 

 

From: Pizza Pepperoni

To: Sunny Awele

Date: Friday, 20 August 2004

Subject: Crabs

 

Dear Mr Awele,

 

            I thank you for your message.  As I explain I not speak English, only Sicilian dialect of Italian.  Computer make translation.  When I get soon “universal translator” with “voice recognition software” from Federation Enterprise then maybe I speak with you.  Until then I write with e-mail, computer translate and correct spelling. Sorry if grammar not correct always.

I am very happy and glad you are interested in my business for freezing crabs.  Getting them easy – maybe you know best place.  Any town on coast with fishing men will be good.  Best not near pollution, good clean water mean good clean crab.  If you know of place where many fisher men where you can have small factory that is good.  12 tonne/day cryogenic unit take not much space (small factory unit, maybe 200 square metres floor space all that is necessary).  Important have good reliable electricity source.  I away to Scotland for weekend for start of haggis hunting season.  Back early next week.

 

Grazie

 

Pizza

 

 

From: Sunny O. Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Saturday, 21 August 2004 (I actually got it on Friday).

Subject: Re: Export of crabs.

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

Sir,

 

I have your mail,i need specific details and how the factory will be

set up and who will take care of the expenses,i will secure a land and the provision of the crabs for sure and we need totalk about the price as well.So,before we procceed,i suggest you come down to Nigeria or send me your complete picture and i will send you mine too.I awaits your reply immediately.

 

Mr.Sunny Awele.

 

 

From: Pizza Pepperoni

To: Sunny Awele

Date: Monday, 23 August 2004

Subject: Crab factory.

 

Dear Mr Awele,

 

            Buon giorno!  I return from haggis hunt in Scotland.  Not much luck.  Weather bad, haggis hide.  I read your message.  Yes, good idea to come to Nigeria soon but need to get universal translator first so we can speak (unless you speak Sicilian Italian!).  I seen demonstration.  You talk to it in English.  It talk to me in Italian.  I talk to it in Italian, it talk to you in English.  It use most advanced voice recognition software.  Can be programmed for many languages.  I hope soon to have this in 2 weeks perhaps.  It coming from Vulcan by Federation Enterprise but delays.  I tell you when it come.  Before then I make written translations for you to bring to Nigeria to you of technical specifications of cryogenic freezing system and factory requirements.  You can give these to your engineer who know how to install.  Not difficult.

            Sorry, I think maybe my last message not make all clear.  I summarise now, but tell you full technical details in Nigeria.  Here I summarise.  Cryogenic system in two parts.  Our part is special equipment for rapid, but not too strong, freezing.  Other part is standard liquid nitrogen generator.  This other part easy available from many cryogenic system suppliers.  We use Brass Monkey Co. Ltd., an English company who have licence from Russian inventor Hudya Nika Bollockov, but it not matter if you prefer other company.  Typical cost of this part is 40 – 60,000 Euro.

            Our part is special, very accurately temperature controlled unit that control freezing of crab.  Our scientists studied how water freezes.  When it freeze it expand and break open the cells in living things.  This destroy texture.  It also release chemicals called “enzymes” and these spoil flavour.  We find that ice has different forms, called “polymorphs” at different temperatures.  Some do not expand.  The important “trick” we discover is way to make certain polymorph form without expansion by freezing in stages and at different speeds.  This way texture and flavour preserved.  We develop this first for seafood business now very big in Taiwan.  Here we freeze crab, lobster, shrimp, squid, shellfish etc. for export to Japan.  To make process work need very accurate temperature control, and special equipment.  Not difficult to use because all controlled by computer.  Anyone can learn quick.  Training of employee take only 1 hour.  This equipment only we supply.  Typical unit 220,000 Euro for 12 tonne/day capacity (but can run at less, down to 1 tonne/day).

            In addition to factory need storage and transport.  Transport very easy.  Standard refridgerated lorry container etc.  These standard and many company do this for low cost.  Storage need small refrigerated warehouse, or at least many tonnes of ice as often seen at fishing ports where fish stored in ice.  Not major problem.  Can assist with funds if needed.

            Until now had not big incentive to expand in West Africa but extra value from pharmaceutical use now change everything.  I prepared to lend all money needed for to set up factory and buy equipment (220,000 Euro for our unit, up to 60,000 for liquid nitrogen generator, other initial costs up to maybe 2 or 300,000 Euro).  You will make many times more money in first year anyway.  Can pay in way that suit you.  Bankers draft, even cash (so tax inspector not to know).  500 Euro notes take not much space in suitcase, customs never see (I do this many time before).  How you prefer?

            I go now, very busy time.  Time soon of spaghetti harvest very important for Italian food, but have problems with pasta virus.  Please reply quick to say if you understand what I write, and if it good for you.

 

Grazie

 

Pizza

 

 

From: Sunny Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Tuesday, 24 August 2004

Subject: RE: Freezing crabs-Reply me now

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

 

I am in receipt of your detailed mail and i quite understood your explaination and zeal to commence this project which is also my zeal too.You can send the money by cash and not draft.We need to drawn an agreement for your capital base of initial 300,000 which will be re-payed and our position in the company.I have started making arrangement for the land space and authority from the government which i am sure will be through soonest because of my contact.Make arrangement and send some money for the gratification and approvals.I await to receive you soonest here in Nigeria.

 

Regards,

 

MR.SUNNY AWELE.

 

So he prefers cash.  What a surprise!  Meanwhile Ibe is getting impatient, but I am not interested in him.  I just want to get a quick trophy.

From: David Ibe
To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Wednesday, 25 August 2004
Subject:  URGENT

DEAR  Pizza Pepperoni

 HOW ARE YOU AND YOUR family I HOPE EVERY BODY IS FINE IF SO GLORY BE TO GOD.PLEASE THE FUND IS ABOUT TO TRANSFER TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT PLEASE MY GOOD FRIEND SEND ALL YOUR BANKING DETAILS TO MY LAWYER TODAY SO THAT HE WILL SEND YOU ALL THE DOCUMENT QUIck.PLEASE TELL MY LAWYER THAT YOU ARE FROM DR DAVID IBE IN NIGERIAN.PLEASE CONTACT HIME TODAY THEN HE WILL HELP YOU PLEASE CONTACT HIME ON THIS E-MAIL TODAY GOD BLESS YOU . MY LAWYER .email ;equitychambers_san@lawyer.com 


From: Sunny Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Wednesday, 25 August 2004

Subject: RE: Freezing crabs

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

 

Please confirm the receipt of my mail of yesterday and keep me informed on the next line of action.

 

Regards,

 

MR.SUNNY AWELE.

 

 

Time to try for the trophy.

 

 

From: Pizza Pepperoni

To: Sunny Awele

Date: Wednesday, 25 August 2004

Subject: Crab business

 

Dear Mr Awele,

 

            Yes thank you I have your messages from Tuesday and today.  I start now for to make arrangements to prepare 300,000 Euro cash (600 notes of 500 Euro).  When my Universal Translator arrive (in next week or 2 week I hope) then arranges we make for to meet in Nigeria where we discuss details.  Also, ready by then will be written translations of technical specifications for freezing unit which you give to your engineers.  By then also, hope have lists of African suppliers of liquid nitrogen unit, refrigerated transport etc. but is your choice if you have already preferred supplier because these standard items.

            Where you like meet?  Suggest big city like Lagos, near airport.

            I must also ask you favour.  This difficult for me and make me feel embarrassed.  I need please have identification of you.  Please forgive me, I not mean to insult your honour, but I have to be 100% certain you are man you say you are.  I tell you reason.  I started e-mail and interwebnet not long ago (I very old fashioned!).  Recent I get several messages from Nigeria say things I not sure about.  Two say they are Miriam Abacha but say different stories.  Others say stories and want me give them private bank informations.  Friend tell me they fraud e-mails and never to answer them.  He say people use false name and not real.  All false.

            Please forgive me if I seem rude.  If you real and a good Christian I ask forgiveness but I need be certain.  I very grateful if you send me please official identification that show photograph of you.  Passport, national identity card, driving licence etc.  Suggest put on scanner machine and make become electrical picture.  I think they called “jpg”.  Please make very good quality (friend say “no compression”).  Also, because passport etc. can be made false I have idea.  Please make separate jpg photograph that show you clearly with a sign with a password that I give you and that only you know, and I know, and nobody else know.  For password I suggest “I have crabs” which is simple and appropriate.  This way, if man in photograph who holds “I have crabs” sign is same as man in photograph on passport (or driving licence etc.) then I know you are real man and you are my brother and we do business.  Please tell me that you can do this.  Thank you.

 

Ciao

 

Pizza

 

 

From: Sunny Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Thursday, 26 August 2004

Subject: RE:Freezing of crabs

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

 

Sir,

 

I have your mail and in thesame spirit,please send me your identification and holding thesame password in a picture.I will reciprocate immediately because i have my identification ready.I awaits your reply.You can check my company names with your country's chamber of commerce our corporate affairs commision.

 

Regards,

 

MR.SUNNY AWELE.

 

 

The cheeky sod!  I do not have to prove my identity to him.  It is up to him to prove his identity to me.  Time for a slap.

 

 

From: Pizza Pepperoni

To: Sunny Awele

Date: Thursday, 26 August 2004

Subject: Identification

 

Dear Mr Awele,

 

            I thank you for your message.  I think you misunderstand obligation with identification.  It is you who need must identify yourself to me.  Not me who need must identify myself to you.  I the one who take great risk in bring 300,000 Euro cash to you.  You not take any risk.  You not lose anything.  I maybe lose 300,000 Euro.  Also, not Italians who send many fraud e-mail saying they are Miriam Abacha, or other person they are not.  Italians people of honour.  You insult my honour.  Because it my money not your money, and because some Nigerian e-mail fraud, it for you to prove to me you real person.  Because obligation of identity is with you it right to ask you to show it.  Because no obligation with me, it insult to ask me.  Please not offend me again.  There many other company in West Africa.  Ghana have big blue crab fishing, or other country where not problem with fraud e-mail.  Maybe I try there.

            If you show me identification, which is obligation with you and simple for to do, then I ask forgiveness, and you my brother.  I can send then picture of me for to help recognise me at airport.  I can get ready 300,000 Euro cash next week.

 

Don Pepperoni

 

 

It works.  I get an apology.

 

 

From: Sunny Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Friday, 27 August 2004

Subject: RE: Identification

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

 

I am in receipt of your mail,honestly i did not mean to hurt you and bear in mind that i am a honest Nigerian and i want us to do business together because i am capable of providing tonnes of crabs daily since it is in my area.I will send you my passport and other pictures on Moday for your assurances.I hope to hear from you soonest with your travelling arrangement.Sorry for my insistence on your identification aswell.

 

Regards,

 

SUNNY AWELE

Salgety-Midas Nig.Ltd.

 

 

Surely by now he’d be asking all sorts of questions to establish the feasibility of the project before putting any more time and effort into it?  I decide to help him.  As I was also going on a short holiday and would be away from my e-mail I cooked up an excuse – the dreaded pasta virus again.

 

 

From: Pizza Pepperoni

To: Sunny Awele

Date: Friday, 27 August 2004

Subject:  Business

 

Dear Mr Awele,

            Buon giorno!  I thank you for your message.  I accept you apology.  I wait the identification.  In meantime I give here more informations for to help you with estimates of cost and profits etc.

 

I guarantee to buy up to 30 tonne/week crab at 8700 Euro/tonne.  This mean approximate 13 million Euro/year sales for you if you able to meet 30 tonne/week.  If not able to find that many crab, I accept whatever you able to supply.

Refridgerated transport I let you find best local company for this to do.  Destination is Palermo, Sicily, where is processing factory.  Lorry to airport, airfreight to Palermo is economic.  Will consider sea freight, but longer time for journey.  Crabs must remain below 15 degrees centigrade for whole journey.

Employees – need only small number to operate freezing unit.  Very automatic with computer control.  Not skill needed.  Maybe less than dozen to operate, load crabs, etc.

 

            You look at figures and calculate costs.  We can discuss in meeting in Nigeria.  I go away until Monday or Tuesday now.  Pasta virus cause big problems in Italy with spaghetti harvest.  When I return I look my e-mail for you.  Remember please, make pictures good jpg, good quality.  One picture of official identification, like passport, driving licence.  Separate picture you with sign.

 

Grazie

 

Pizza

 

 

To: Pizza Pepperoni

From: Sunny Awele

Date: Monday, 30 August 2004

Subject:  My pictures attached

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

 

Sir,

 

As you requested,i have attached herewith my personal pictures as you

instructed.My international passport will be out on Wednesday and i

shall send it aswell.I am the chief executive of Salgety Midas Nig. Ltd. although i might look younger in the picture,when you come,you will meet with my directors aswell.So send me your flight schedule and picture.

 

Regards,

 

MR.SUNNY AWELE

Salgety Midas Nig.Ltd.

 

 

The picture he sends is poor quality, the sign has his company name on it as well as the required password in quotes and the letters are too small.  It is not good enough.

 

 

To: Pizza Pepperoni

From: Sunny Awele

Date: Tuesday, 31 August 2004

Subject:  Confirm receipt of my pictures

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

 

Sir,

 

Please confirm the receipt of my picture sent to you yesterday and be informed that my passport will be out next tomorrow according to the immigration.Keep me informed about your arrangement.

 

Regards,

 

MR.SUNNY AWELE.

Salgety-Midas Nig.Ltd.

 

 

To: Pizza Pepperoni

From: Sunny Awele

Date: Wednesday, 01 September 2004

Subject: Urgent reply needed

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

 

I am surprised why you have not responded to my mails and acknowledge my pictures.I have commence arrangements for the crabs,i awaits your urgent reply and specification.

 

Regards,

 

MR.SUNNY AWELE.

Salgety Midas Nig.Ltd.

 

 

From: Pizza Pepperoni

To: Sunny Awele

Date: Wednesday, 01 September 2004

Subject: I return now

 

Dear Mr Awele,

 

            I thought I was impatient, you more impatient!  As I say before I had need go to Italy.  Big problem pasta virus damage spaghetti, we lose over third of harvest.  Spaghetti important in Italian food recipe so must deal with this and find other growers.  I return last night late from plane, very tired.

            I find your picture but problem.  Perhaps not your fault.  I should have explain better.  My eyesight bad.  Have condition name “macular degeneration” make it difficult to see things unless very big and strong.  When read e-mail I “cut and paste” into other program and enlarge to make big.  No problem.  Problem with your picture.  I try “zoom” buttom to make big but still not see clear.  Writing is too small.  Need make letters big and strong.  Also, although I not can read words, I can see there is more than words I ask for.  I ask for only I HAVE CRABS, no other words.  But other words are there (but I not see them clear).  Please take picture again with sign that say just I HAVE CRABS and nothing else.  Use big, strong, black letters.  Thank you.

            My secretary gone now.  Go on holiday, then send me letter resign find other job and say she want money from me because I tell her Italian men are best lovers.  She not believe me, I say I show her.  She claim harassment.  Do Nigerian women do this?  Also have tax inspector inspect accounts this week so want to not tell anyone about our business.  This mean I cannot ask other person to read e-mails for me.

            I maybe need go to Italy again next week.  I think I can come to Nigeria between Monday 13 and Wednesday 15 September, for stay one night only.  Is this good for you?  Prefer city with airport.  You know good hotel?  When I receive your pictures and passport identification and it is good we decide time and place for to meet.

 

Pizza Pepperoni

 

 

From: Sunny O. Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Thursday, 02 September 2004

Subject:  Reply

 
Dear Pizza Pepperoni

Sir,

I have your mail and i shall resend the picture to you soonest but endeavour to send me your flight schedule and identification before coming down to Nigeria.I awaits your return.

Regards,

MR.SUNNY AWELE

Salgety Midas Nig.Ltd.

 

From: Pizza Pepperoni

To: Sunny O. Awele

Date: Thursday, 02 September 2004

Subject: Business

 

Dear Mr Awele,

 

I thank you for agreeing to send better picture.  I sorry for inconvenience.  When picture and other picture of passport come to me then we decide when we meet.  I not able to send flight schedule etc. if you not say what city (Lagos, Ajuba etc.) we meet at.  When you send pictures, please say what city you want for me to visit.  I suggest date.  If date is good for you I book flight and tell you details and give you picture of me for help you recognise me.  My Universal Translator arrive now but I still learn how to use it.  It not work on phone but work very well “face to face”.  I practice all afternoon with it.

Do not be worry if delay of day or two sometimes in answer e-mail.  I have very busy time.  Now my secretary (the one who gone) say she sue me.  In Italy this never happen.  Secretary do what boss say, wear little skirt, play, be nice.  Here very different.  I give her little bottom spank she go mad.  What are Nigerian women like?

 

Regard

 

Pizza Pepperoni

 

From: Sunny Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Friday, 03 September 2004

Subject: Reply

 
Dear  Pizza Pepperoni

Sir,

I have your mail and i thank you for your prompt reply.I suggest we meet in Lagos near airport for security reasons which i guarantteed.I will send you the clearer picture and my passport sonest.Like i told you before,i have concluded arrangement for the crabs and shrimps and we are now ready.Nigerian girls are very beautiful and respectful and i will organise them for you when you come around.I hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

MR.SUNNY AWELE.

Salgety-Midas Nig.Ltd.

To: Sunny Awele

From: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Friday, 03 September 2004

Subject:  Nigerian girls

 

Dear Mr Awele,

            This sound like good idea.  Lagos easy to get to from London or Rome (I not know yet where I leave from).  You know good hotel?  When I see picture identifications and they are good we make arrangements for to meet.  I need only crabs, not shrimps.  Must be “blue crab”.

            I hope Nigerian girls better than English secretary.  Here girls easy for to upset.  I make nice compliment on size of breast, shape of bottom etc., they become angry.  Please tell me about Nigerian girls.  They make good secretary?  They play with boss?

 

Regards

 

Pizza Pepperoni

 

 

To: Pizza Pepperoni

From: Sunny Awele

Date: Saturday, 04 September 2004

Subject: RE: Nigerian girls

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

Sir,

I have your mail and i understood your need.I will send you the pictures and passport on MONDAY and i will make arrangement in a five star hotel for you in Lagos for convenience.Nigerian girls make good secretary and they are always at your services.I guaranttee you some good girls when you come.I hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

MR.SUNNY AWELE

Salgety Midas Nig.Ltd.

David Ibe pops up again.  I am still not interested.

From: David Ibeh

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Monday, 6 September 2004 (although I received it on Tuesday)

Subject: urgent reply

 

DEAR Pizza Pepperoni

 how are you and your family i hope fine glory be to god. please i am working with my lawyer here to make shor that he procure all the document and send to you and my bank will send some document to you. please all ways contact my lawyer so that he will give you all the details how you will clame the fund in your bank account please coperat with my lawyer very well he will help us out for this trasaction i am coperating with him here and my bank will contact you very son god bless you.

 regards

DR DAVID IBEH.

 

 

From: Sunny Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Wednesday, 08 September 2004

Subject: My passport and picture attached

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

Sir,

I have tried to attach these documents since on Monday but my computer is completely down.Attached herewith are my passport and identification.Send me your flight arrangement and your identification as you said earlier.

Regards,

MR.SUNNY AWELE
Salgety Midas Nig.Ltd.

   

 

 

These are much better.  I reply to tell him so and to fix up a meeting.  I do not want him to use the Sheraton as I had just been booked in there by another scammer I was baiting at the same time.  Can I also get Ibe off my back?

 

 

From: Pizza Pepperoni

To: Sunny Awele

Date: Wednesday, 08 September 2004

Subject: Thank you for pictures

 

My dear brother Sunny,

            I thank you for your pictures.  They are very good.  I sorry for inconvenience but you understand my position.  Since we started I get now over dozen “fraud e-mails” all from Nigeria, telling stories and trying to deceive me.  It appears there are 3 different Miriam Abachas, and many others with false names.  Now I know you really are Sunny Awele, and a good, and honest man.  It must be very embarrassment for you to have this problem with bad people sending fraud e-mails and damage your country business reputation.  It not problem in Italy or England so not problem in do business so not insistence on see passport etc.

            Translation of technical documents on cryogenic system delayed, but will begin tomorrow, be ready for early next week.   Tonight I go to charity event at local church where will be photographer with electrical camera.  He take electrical picture of me wearing the same suit I will wear when I come to Lagos for to meet with you.  When I get this picture I send it to you so you recognise me at Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.  I remember this airport poorly (I been to many airports), it was two years ago I went there when first I look for blue crabs for seafood.  Stayed at Sheraton but had big argument with manager.  Never go there again.  I let you choose good hotel this time!  Please tell me hotel name when you have find one.

            I eager to see nice Nigerian girl!  Got divorced from wife many years ago, need comfort sometimes.  I very particular about kind of girl I like.  Maybe, if not much trouble, you send pictures of several nice girls and I choose one to be my secretary for the visit?

            I spend many hours practising with Universal Translator.  Still not work on telephone, not know why, but excellent in “face to face” talking.  Also can do writing very well.  Hope you find my writing English get better now.  It has programs for over 100 languages, but not Yoruba – sorry.

            I think best day for visit is Tuesday 14th or Wednesday 15th.  There is flight arrive 18:45 each day.  We meet at airport, have good dinner at hotel, talk business.  Next day I go home.  Is this good for you?  Please tell me which day you prefer.  Also, how many people will attend?  I know then how many presents to bring.  It so good, at last, to find someone willing to develop this business.  I ask many people but no luck.  Who was the good person who told you about me?  I like to return favour to them one day.

            Please tell me quick what day you like, and name of hotel.  Then I send you my picture tomorrow.  After that I need must go for short trip to Italy (Friday to Sunday, back late Sunday night) to sign contracts with spaghetti growers.  I find good crop in Tuscany, with less problem with pasta virus.  You like spaghetti?

 

Ciao

 

Pizza

 

 

 

I send him a picture of Al Pacino.

 

 

From: Pizza Pepperoni

To: Sunny Awele

Date: Thursday, 09 September 2004

Subject:  here is my photo

 

Dear Sunny,

            Here is my photo taken last night by reporter for local paper.  It help you find me at airport.  Please tell me quick when is best time for to meet.  I have all moneys ready now.

 

Pizza

 

 

From: Sunny Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Thursday, 09 September 2004 (but received Friday)

Subject: Reply me

 

Dear brother Pizza Pepperoni

I have your mail and i thank you for your urgent reply,your writing is understandable and i will send you the names of the hotel and number of person i will come with.I hope to receive your picture and travelling plans soonest.I think the 14th of this month will be okay for our meeting.I awaits your urgent reply.

Regards,

MR.SUNNY AWELE
Salgety-Midas Nig.Ltd.

 

 

From: Sunny Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Friday, 10 September 2004

Subject: Please reply me now

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

Sir,

I am in receipt of your mail and your beautiful picture,i will appreciate if we will meet around 4;00pm on the 14th of Sept,2004 at Eko' Le meridian Hotel or Stop over Hotel.Your picture looks like Tony Montana in the American Film i watched years ago.Please send me your flight schedule and the time you will arrive and your passport copy.I have arranged for the crabs and the three girls for you and i will come with one of my director for the meeting.Hope you will get me some Italian gifts.I awaits your urgent reply.

Regards,

MR.SUNNY AWELE
Salgety-Midas Nig.Ltd.

 

 

Guess which actor played Tony Montana!  The Meridian sounds good.  A friend who’d stayed there reckoned it could cost around $200 a night.  It is also about an hour from the airport.

 

 

From: Pizza Pepperoni

To: Sunny Awele

Date: Friday, 10 September 2004

Subject: Flight booking

 

Dear Sunny,

            I write this from business lounge at Heathrow airport, London.  My flight to Rome go very soon.  I not know Eko le Meridian but friend say is very good hotel, but about one hour from Lagos airport.  I happy to stay there one night then go home but please, can you meet me at Lagos airport?  I appreciate this very much.  Remember my eyesight poor so hold big sign with my name on.  I not feel safe in strange country when I carry 300,000 Euro cash with me.  I feel much safer with good man like you with me.  Please, I appreciate it very much.  I make up to you with very nice gifts.

            Because very short notice most seats on airplane gone.  Lady here at Heathrow do search on computer for me.  She find last seat on British Airways flight 0075 which arrive at Lagos at 18:45.  This only available seat on Tuesday 14th.  No seats on Wednesday.  No other flights with seats.  After Wednesday I have go to Palermo for important family wedding.  I now have booked BA 0075 for to arrive at Lagos at 18:45 on Tuesday 14th September because this was only available seat.  Should permit time to go to hotel for good dinner (maybe we have crab!) and talk business.  If necessary, can talk more next day also (flight home late in day so much time available).  You stay at same hotel also?

            I happy you like picture.  Yes, big joke in my family that I look like American actor.  Maybe I give you my autograph!  I easy to see – very tall over 6 feet.  I wear same suit as in picture.  Please, please tell me who was the good person who told you about my interest in crabs business?  I very much want to return favour to them.  They make me very happy.

            I go now to Italy.  I return late Sunday night.  I check e-mail Monday, I go then to London for flight BA 0075 which leave Tuesday at 12:20 and arrive Lagos at 18:45.  Do not be worry if you not see e-mail from me before Monday.  I very busy in remote part of Italy and not sure if I can get to computer before Monday.

 

Ciao

 

Pizza

 

 

To: Pizza Pepperoni

From: Sunny Awele

Date: Saturday, 11 September 04

Subject: Reply

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

Sir,

Just received your mail and flight arrangement,thanks for the information.I will awaits your arrival soonest.I will bring alongside some crabs for our discussion.I have commenced my contact for the procurement of the needed equipments as soon as you arrive.I hope to hear from you on Monday.

Regards,

Mr.Sunny Awele
Salgety-Midas Nig.Ltd.

...........................................................................................
Salgety-Midas Nigeria Limited.
Importers & Expoters,Consultants and General contractors.
Office:No.2 Adeleye Street,Ijegun,Lagos-Nigeria.
Tel/Fax:234-1-8139057

"We set the pace,others copy and follow."
..........................................................................................

 

 

Everything is ready, but I really would like to know who gave him my name.  Certainly not David Ibe, of course.  I have already said that I know about Ibe’s sort of scam.

 

 

From: Pizza Pepperoni

To: Sunny Awele

Date: Monday, 13 September 2004

Subject: Visit to Lagos

 

Dear Sunny,

            Flight home was delayed so I get back today.  Have very busy time and big headache.  I go now to London for flight that go to Lagos tomorrow.  All is ready and I bring with me 300,000 Euro in 500 Euro notes, translations of technical documents, also photographs and details of type of crab.  Will bring Universal Translator.  You must get one too.  Have got nice presents for you and your director, and for the girls.  Please be at airport for to meet me.  As I explain I not feel safe when I carry money in strange country.  We go then from airport to Meridian Hotel.

I will check e-mail again at airport at London before I leave (flight go at 12:20 pm in early afternoon).  Please tell me who good person was who gave you my name.  It mean a lot to me to return to them kind favour.  This a matter of honour and important to me.  I like to know before I leave so perhaps I can ask my nephew to think of something to show gratitude while I am away.

My flight is British Airways, BA 0075.  It arrive at Lagos at 18:45 tomorrow Tuesday 14th.

 

Grazie

 

Pizza

 

 

Ibe pops up yet again.  He is persistent, if nothing else.

 

 

From: David Ibe

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Tuesday, 14 September 2004

Subject: [NONE]

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

 

How are you and your family i Hope every body is fine if so glory be to god please give me the details How you are dealing with my lawyer and my bank please  give me the details so that i will contact  my lawyer and my bank please get back to me quick thanks god bless you and your family.
regards
DR DAVID IBEH.

 

 

From: Sunny Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Monday, 13 September 2004 (but received Tuesday)

Subject: Visit to Lagos

 

Dear Brother, Pizza Pepperoni

Sir,

I am still waiting for your reply and final flight arrangement as regards the hotel accomodation.I have arranged for the crabs awaiting your arrival now as planned.Please,reply this mail and confirm our arrangement as intact.I am waiting on the computer for your reply now.

Regards,

MR.SUNNY AWELE
Salgety- Midas Nig.Ltd.

............................................................................................
Salgety-Midas Nigeria Limited.
Importers & Expoters,Consultants and General contractors.
Office:No.2 Adeleye Street,Ijegun,Lagos-Nigeria.
Tel/Fax:234-1-8139057

"We set the pace,others copy and follow."

 

 

From: Sunny Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Tuesday, 14 September 2004

Subject: RE: Visit to Lagos

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

Sir,

I have your mail and i have brought some crabs for your identification,i have informed the girls about your arrival today aswell.The person that gave your request is Mr.USMAN BALA,he works with the chamber of commerce and consultant to you embassy/high commission here in Nigeria.

I am ready to receive you at the airport provided you can clear yourself with the immigration at the airport.I am waiting for your arrival to enable us finalize and sign the agreement.I wish you a safe journey.

Regards,

MR.SUNNY AWELE
Salgety-Midas Nig.Ltd.

............................................................................................
Salgety-Midas Nigeria Limited.
Importers & Expoters,Consultants and General contractors.
Office:No.2 Adeleye Street,Ijegun,Lagos-Nigeria.
Tel/Fax:234-1-8139057

"We set the pace,others copy and follow."

 

 

I did a quick Google search on “Usman Bala” and came up with this:

 

“Greetings,

A MUTUAL BUSINESS RELATION.
I came to know about you in my search for a very reliable person to handle a business
transaction of high net value which requires maximum confidentiality and it would be
my pleasure doing business with you …”

 

Sound familiar?  The full text of this standard 419 letter from “Usman Bala” can be found at www.mail-archive.com/s_a_l@merd.net/msg01294.html  He is also listed as a Nigerian scammer at www.crimes-of-persuation.com

Meanwhile, things are not looking sunny for Sunny.

 

 

From: Sunny Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Wednesday, 15 September 2004

Subject: Thank you for deceit.

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

Sir,

I was completely devastated and embarrassed yesterday after waiting on the Arrival hall till 11:00pm.I have lost confidence in this transaction because i have lost some money for the booking of the hotel and crabs organized.Stay bless for your deceit.

Regards,

MR.SUNNY AWELE
Salgety-Midas Nig.Ltd.

............................................................................................
Salgety-Midas Nigeria Limited.
Importers & Expoters,Consultants and General contractors.
Office:No.2 Adeleye Street,Ijegun,Lagos-Nigeria.
Tel/Fax:234-1-8139057

"We set the pace,others copy and follow."

 

 

I go quiet while two more forlorn e-mails arrive.

 

 

From: Sunny Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Monday, 20 September 2004

Subject: Respond to my mails

 

Dear Pizza Pepperoni

Sir,

I am still surprissed about your disappointment,respond to my mails and let us know the way forward.

Regards,

SUNNY AWELE.
Salgety Midas Nig.Ltd.

............................................................................................
Salgety-Midas Nigeria Limited.
Importers & Expoters,Consultants and General contractors.
Office:No.2 Adeleye Street,Ijegun,Lagos-Nigeria.
Tel/Fax:234-1-8139057

"We set the pace,others copy and follow."

 

 

From: Sunny Awele

To: Pizza Pepperoni

Date: Saturday, 18 September 2004

Subject: Let me know your stance

 

Dear Pizza

Sir,

Your silence over your deeds is devilish and not worthy of an Italian with honour.I am highly disappointed in you over your mute.Let me know your stance.

REGARDS,

Mr.Sunny Awele

Salgety Midas Nig.Ltd.
 

 

Time to explain what happened.

 

 

To: Sunny Awele

From: Tagliatelle Carbonara

Date: Monday, 20 September 2004

Subject:  Pizza Pepperoni has died

 

Dear Mr Awele,

            It is with great sorrow that I write to inform you of the death of my dear uncle, Pizza Pepperoni.  He passed away suddenly early on Tuesday morning, apparently from an allergic reaction to toxins from spaghetti contaminated by pasta virus, although the full pathology report is not yet complete.  As he had no children his estate will pass to his nephews - myself, my brother Fellatio and my cousin Ravioli.  As my brother shamed his family by running off some time ago with a Serbian whore, Slobberon Mikokubic, and his current whereabouts are unknown, it may take some time to conclude Pizza’s affairs.  It is not yet clear to me what will happen, but it seems likely the family businesses, Pizza Shack and Pasta la Vista, will be sold.  None of us is very keen on the food business.  I am already busy working freelance designing computer games and my first is about to be launched in Italy, so I have plenty to keep me busy anyway.

            I am presently going through Pizza’s e-mails and contacting the people he has recently dealt with.  Some of his messages have been deleted but I seem to have most of yours.  I am terribly sorry you have suffered the inconvenience of waiting at the airport etc.  I now know why there was a suitcase with so much cash in it, and five gold Rolex watches (two gents, three ladies).  I expect the watches were intended for you, I’ll have to try and think of a way of getting them safely to you, so at least you will have some recompense for your trouble.  I am, however, very busy just now sorting out his affairs, and trying to keep the businesses running in a difficult time.  The crab deal was important, but I honestly cannot say what will happen with it now.  All I can suggest is set it aside for the time being.  When I have a clearer idea what is happening I will contact you again, but this may take several weeks.

            There was some other deal involving a Nigerian gentlemen my uncle seems to have started, as I have a brief message on my uncle’s computer from a Dr David Ibe of the Union Bank of Nigeria, and his barrister.  I will have to write to him shortly to find out what it was about, some kind of money transfer I think.  Do you know him?  Is he reputable?  I also note that you indicated that one Usman Bala was the kind gentleman who gave you my uncle’s name.  Perhaps you could be so kind as to give me his e-mail address so I can thank him.  It would have been my uncle’s wish to thank him in some way and I would like to do so.  Do you think Mr Bala would like a Rolex also?

 

Regards

 

Tagliatelle Carbonara

 

 

The lure of 300,000 Euro has gone, but will he be interested in five gold Rolexs?  No.  I had no response from him so I tried to resurrect Ibe instead.

 

 

From: Tagliatelle Carbonara

To: David Ibe

Date: Friday, 01 October 2004

Subject: Business with Pizza Pepperoni

 

Dear Mr Ibe,

 

            I am Tagliatelle Carbonara, nephew of Pizza Pepperoni who died suddenly recently.  As he had no children, all his businesses passed to me and my cousin Ravioli.  (My brother Fellatio was excluded because he has shamed the family and disappeared).  Some of my uncle’s interests have been sold, and the proceeds distributed to his heirs, but before the remainder can be sold I need to conclude his various business affairs.

            I have been going though his e-mails, making contact with various people he has had communication with.  I have found an e-mail from you, which I have copied below.  Unfortunately, I cannot find any others on this subject.  They may have been deleted.  My uncle was involved in some business in Nigeria relating to sea-food, but this is not it.  I do remember him saying something about another deal, some sort of money transaction in which he was to play the part of next of kin.  I think this is what your message must relate to.  Please tell me if this is so, and if there is anything I can do.

From what I can remember of what Uncle Pizza said to me it all sounded jolly exciting.  I am interested in anything adventurous or different as it gives me inspiration in my own work (I write computer games and my first is about to be launched in Italy).

 

Best wishes

 

Tag

 

 

No response.  Perhaps he was tipped off by Awele.  This one’s over, great trophy though.  As a parting gesture I tipped off abuse@yahoo.com and abuse@hotmail.com that their services were being used by fraudsters and suggested that they close down the e-mail addresses.

 

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