TITLE: Book "Worm"
SCAMMER NAME: Chinweoke Trevor Nwauzor/Jani Adams
SCAMMER LOCATION: Abidjan, Cote D'ivoire
SCAMBAITER: Shiver Metimbers as Michael Palin & Thomas Cook




OK, we've all been having a little fun now but it's time for you all to concentrate for a little while - I have something to reveal to you all! Unknown to Chinweoke (and you dear readers too!) I have actually been communicating with him as yet another possible victim. This has been going on for the last three weeks.

I wanted to demonstrate how Chinweoke would work his original scam were I just to act like a normal everyday real victim, instead of the evil swine I'm being with him now! I'll try not to take up too much of your time or waste too much space, but I think it's important for people to see this guy in action against a slightly more gullible naïve victim. We join the story a few weeks ago. Chinweoke sent his original scam letter out (almost identical to the one at the beginning of this scambait) however this time he used a mail character. He is using the identical email address to the ones he's using when dealing with Thomas Cook.

The "victim" is Christina Gilliam, a recently divorced English lady. I won't present the info below with any great detail, but you will see a fine example of how this scumbag would operate with a real victim. If you're not interested in reading this section, then skip to the next page.

We join the story as Christina replies to Chinweoke 's initial scam introduction...



thankyou for your email. i am very sorry for my late reply but i have
been visiting my solicitor about my ex husband's divorce payment and
dealing with this has left me quite a few days behind with my email. of
course you do not need to know that but that is my explanation for my
late reply.

i am very sorry to hear about your current predicament but as a
christian yourself you must know the god will always find a way to show
you the right path to move your life in the right direction. i am quite
interested in helping you if i can but i must confess that i do not have
much experience in business matters so i would appreciate it if you
could explain to me in a little more detail exactly what it is you would
need me to do to help you. perhaps i am not the right person to help
you because of my lack of experience but one thing i can certainly offer
you is honesty.

please let me know if i can be of help but please understand that if
your project requires me to travel outside of my country then i cannot
do that as my passport expired 3 years ago and i have had no need to
acquire a new one.

i look forward to your reply.

miss christina gilliam


My Dear christina gilliam,

Thanks for your email, I cannot express all my joy for your long awaited response, please note that I shall send you the document of the deposit as made by my late father on our proceed. I am in deep hail of suffering here and requires your urgent assistance so that I can leave this place alife before my own will be over.
I am so sorry about your present divorce, it is obvious that I do not need to know that but I have to sympathise with you because we are all human and have our own different faces with different problems. I pray that God will show you the way to conquer and be victorous in all your endavours in Jesus name, Amen.

Those people who kidnapped and killed my parents are still in search of my life, they wickedly poured acid on my younger brother and now he is in the hospital, I have just exhausted all my pocket and my good friend has done all but due to that I dont have money to take him out of here, the situation is still worsing every day by day.

I lost my only twin sister who had and died of cancer, there was no one to handle this here and even if there is, I could not afford to take care of the bills, I am so sorry that I could not do any thing, though I did all I can but it was as if I would commit sucide and die with her so that my eyes will not be seeing all this stressful tragedies.

I have just left every thing in the hands of God because if nothing is done fast, the story may change, if I send you the picture of my brother in the hospital, you will question God why he has left this young man to suffer like this, his life is not promising but I know that God is the Alfa and Omega, there is nothing so difficult for him to change.

Kindly tell me if you can adopt me as your son, brother or any where in your heart that pleases you, I will be yours with all my heart, I do not know any thing to do, every new minute of the day ushers in a new comatic situation changes in my life, atimes it happens to me as if I have losted my self, please let me your full contact details so that I will give you the contacts of the security company.

My father told me that he did not declare the content of the consignment as money to the security company, it was deposited and tagged "Family Valuables" with the Trans Atlantic Securities here in Ivory Coast. I am so sorry that your passport has expired but please, if possible, I will plead with you to arrange it so that you will come and pick me up to your country where this peace of mind, send me your telephone number and details in your reply so that I will try and call you.

You can call me on 00225096XXXXX so that we can speak, I pray you to have mercy on me, come to my rescue before it can be too late for me, I am waiting for your call.

Thanks and God Bless You,



dear Chinweoke

thankyou for your very swift reply your plight sounds very desperate and
i am horrified to learn of the very awful things that have affected you
in your life so far. i will pray that you will soon see the last of your
troubles. i hope that you are successful in this present project so that
you may be able to get on with your life without too much further worry.

thankyou also for your sympathies regarding my husband. it was
unfortunate that our marriage ended however i can count myself blessed
that at least we parted as friends and he was extremely generous to me
regarding my divorce payments. i certainly do not have to worry about
money for the near future as he has left me financially very
comfortable. i can count myself lucky that my husband was a successful
businessman and has always been generous and gracious. it disappoints
me greatly that our marriage did not work out but due to the stress of
his job and the fact that he had to spend so much time away from home we
gradually grew apart. i hope to put this current situation behind me as
soon as i can.

my personal contact details are as follows

Full name:
christina terrylene gilliam

112 st. vincent street
G2 5QD
united kingdom

telephone: 0141 274XXXX




My Dear Christina,

I am so happy for you, how can I say thank you for such your care and sympathy, I do not know that God loves me so much to provide you to come to my aid, my only problem is to settle the demurrages of the security company so that they will convey the consignment to you in U.K. My father deposited this consignment in November 20th, 2002 and he made his next of kin to the consignment to be his foreign business partner and did not specify the location of his business partner.

Due to the fact that I was in school then and my father took me as a very young man and that I must finish my education first before he will introduce me to his business and his partners, I was deprived of the next of kin to this consignment. I am so happy that your marriage ended successfully, I want you to understand that it is the wish of God so do not worry so much about it. I know that it is very painful because it is never too good to say good bye. You should try each time of the day to make your self happy because God loves you and will never let you go astray.

I also pray that God will help him where ever he is hence he has not let you to suffer, he must be a very kind man and will always see kindness in his life time. Please do you have kids? If yes, do extend my regards to them. I am just very happy that I met a sincere and honest person like you, God will add more life and blessings to you in Jesus name Amen.

Regarding my distress here with my family, I lost my father and mother to some rebels, my father was a politician here in my country, he started his campaign for senate in the Adzope Regional Constituency of my country Ivory Coast before he was kidnapped with my mother during the past political crisis. Before then, he has called me one on one, he told me that he made a deposit the sum of Fifteen Million US Dollars into a security company by name, Trans Atlantic Securities located in the main city of Abidjan, here in Ivory Coast. He said that he did not declare the content of the consignment to be money rather, he declared it as FAMILY VALUABLES.

He told me that his reason of doing it that way is to remove the eyes of the people that he has such money and also that it may be confiscated if he has made the deposit to the bank in cash if in case he has any problem in his political career and that it will be more convenient for him to move the funds to any destination hence it is noted as family valuables.

After a period of time of my parents death, my younger brother who is currently in the hospital had a little fracas in the school with his friends, not later than two days, I was called to come and pick up the corpse of of my brother by the same rebels, it was later that I found out that it was same group people who killed my parents that was behind the problem.

They threw raw acid to my brother, using it to trash away his normal skin though he was at the point of death but God answered my prayers and reserved him. It is quite a very long story you know, my little sister who was the only daughter of my parents was diagnosed of cancer of the breast and died in pains of the surgical operation ten months ago.

You know that Africa is just at the bottom of the world developing regions, if she has been taking to London or USA if my parents was alive, I am sure that she would have not died because there are every equipments over there to handle such critical cases.

I do not want to continue refreshing my horourful past, I was in house arrest for a all the while this things were happening except that of my sister who died not up to a year now. I committed every thing in God's hand, hence there is no other person that I can run to for help before I contacted you.

It is really hard with me but I know that it will soon be okay, I want to move my brother out of the hospital where he is, he is looking promising but requires good health care so that he can be back to life. I got a contact of an international doctor in Ghana where I was told that they will revive my brother's life but I am very helpless but with God, I know that all things are possible.

I am a strong believer in God and I am sure that he has good plans for me and my brother, my hope is not lost because I have Jesus. Please Christina, if you do not know how to pray before, learn it more and more because that is the only remedy to a good life on earth.

I know that we are all visitors in this world, but I am sure that God has good plans before he brought us to this place. I believe that God who lifted you up, will never let you down, I shall always be remembering you in my prayers that God should give you that which is your heart desire.

On your contact to the security company, you should inform them that you are the next of kin to the consignment deposited with the details which I shall attach here, ask them how they shall convey it to you in U.K, I shall in my next email, scan and send you the deposit certificate of the consignment. Please take note that they did not know the content of the box to be money, rather it is FAMILY VALUABLES.

Below are the details of the consignment:

Security Code: MAM/ ST/B8/CCP/00111
Cert Code: 244/CCP/212/4401
Deposit Code: YXZ/CCP
Series: CCP/Z405PMZ
Box Number: 223/CP/211
Class of deposit: FAMILY VALUABLES
Name of Depositor: XXXXX XXX XXXXXX
Date of Birth: 23/09/1960
Date of Deposition: 20/11/2002
Passport N°: 97LB41211

Here is the security company full contact address

05 BP 1023 ABIDJAN 05
Abidjan, Cote D' Ivoire
TEL / FAX : +225 224 XXXXX
Email : [email protected]
Security Company Director:MR. GREG WILLIAMS

Please call them on the phone as soon as you send them an email, I shall be going to security company in Abidjan so that I will also confirm to them that you are my father's foreign business partner.

I will try to call you later in the day, you can also reach me on +2250961XXXX
[this telephone number is one that Chinweoke gave to Thomas Cook] in case you will like to speak with me. I am so greatful and thankful to you, I pray that God will reserve you for me, your coming in and going out shall be blessed, every of your dealings and endeavours will be fulfilled in Jesus name Amen.

Warmest regards,

Yours Chinweoke


Christina contacts the security company:

dear sir

i am writing this email to you to confirm to you that i am the next of
kin with relation to a deposit made with your company. the deposit
details are as follows

Security Code: MAM/ ST/B8/CCP/00111
Cert Code: 244/CCP/212/4401
Deposit Code: YXZ/CCP
Series: CCP/Z405PMZ
Box Number: 223/CP/211
Class of deposit: FAMILY VALUABLES
Name of Depositor: XXXXXX XXXX XXXXXX
Date of Birth: 23/09/1960
Date of Deposition: 20/11/2002
Passport N°: 97LB41211

Please inform me of the procedure required to transfer the consignment
to my address in scotland, uk.

yours sincerely,

miss christina gillian


The security company replies. For those of you new to these types of scams, the "security company" is usually just the opriginal scammer himself, in the particular case, Chinweoke, using a phoney email address and the name of Greg Williams:

Attention: Miss Christina Gillian

We are in receipt of your email. Find attached the copy of our terms and condition with the two forms which you have to fill for the required information for the change of ownership of the consignment to your name as the next of kin.

You will be required to fill the forms and return them with the sum of £1,250.00 for court litigation and change of ownership to your name.

Finally, upon the receipt of your email you will be advised on the mode of payment.

Yours in Service

Greg Williams

As you can see, they (Chinweoke ) are quick to ask for money! Chinweoke also attaches some phony documents:


Christina expresses her displeasure to Chinweoke, and asks a few questions that perhaps a real victim may ask.

dear Chinweoke

i am very disappointed that the so called security company are asking me
for £1,250.00 for "court litigation and change of ownership" fees.

i am certainly not going to send such an amount of money to a company i
have never heard of.

i am not happy at all about this and i will require further proof from them
that they are who they say they are. i will certainly not be dealing with any
company that does not have an official email address.

i am sorry but at this point in time i feel uncomfortable dealing with
that company.


christina gilliam


Chinweoke of course has an excuse for every occasion:

My Dear Christina,

It is unfortunate about your encounter with the security company, please you should know that here is Africa and can never be compared with that of London or other civilized country of the world.

I went there yesterday when I met the director and I informed him that you shall be contacting them for the release of the consignment as you are now ready to withdraw your consignment with them and he said that I should let you contact them so that they will give you the prospectus for the release of the box.

Please Dear Christina, you should understand that this is the reason why I asked you to come down so that both of us can go to the security company hand inhand as to put all this problems to bed, once and for all. I do not know what to do as I am here, please I will urge you to get a new passport and come down here.

Just help me my dear, I do not have any other hope rather than this funds, but it is quite unfortunate that you have found some irregularities of the security company but you have to understand that we here in Africa are at the bottom of the world famous developing countries and that things done here are beneath the standard as in other countries.

I was rejoicing in my heart that you will help me, I do not know what I can just say again, what troubles my heart is the fact that I may not live to complete this withdrawal in this kind of agorny. If I have the money, I would not have requested you to pay them, all this helps to shorten my brighter future days but I hand it all over to God.

Please my dear, what can I do now? Since you cannot pay the money to them, please find means and come down here so that we will complete and I will follow you back to London, I am very sure of the company, other of there details are good and correct, I visited their office yesterday at Treichville, please you should understand that I believe and have all my hope in you as I said in my last email, please think of how to settle with them so that they will move the consignment to you.

As soon as you have received the consignment, kindly deduct this £1,250.00 before contacting me for any update. I cannot in any form, try to make you unhappy because you mean so much to me and I will always keep my sounds of praise and prayers to God on you behalf. I am looking forward to your email, please give me your telephone call time so that we can speak, I need to hear your voice Christina.

God bless you,



dear Chinweoke.

i am sorry to disappoint you however i am not going to send such a large
amount of money with out some kind of guarantee that i will not lose
it. the amount of money is not a problem to me, i am quite wealthy,
however at the same time i am not stupid. i will not send money to the
other side of the world to a company that i have never heard of and does
not appear to exist on the internet.

i have a proposition for you. if you agree to pay the £250 then i will
pay the £1,000.




My Dear Christina,

Thanks a million, God will bless you in hundred folds, please I have to run niw to sell my late mothers pot of jewelry in order to raise the money. It is around Five Hundred Dollars if converted. Please contact the security company now to send them the money so that they will make the shipment by tomorrow.

My Dear Chritina, I am so happy and does not know where and how to start saying thank you for this help, God will never let you down. I am waiting for your urgent response.




Of course, Christima realises that Chinweoke *may* be trying to pull a fast one (she's a clever victim!) so she ensures Chinweoke will definitely front up his part of the cash:

dear Chinweoke

you will need to send the £250 to me (as proof that you are actually
paying the money) and then i will forward the total £1,250 to the
security company. once you have the £250 ready to send please contact me
and i will give you my details.

hopefully we can quickly complete this project quickly now.




Surprise surprise; Chinweoke just can't seem to raise the funds.

Dear Christina,

Thanks for your email, please note that I have just gone to see the Aboki people in regards to the pot of jewelry and to be sincere to you, they are not talking good about the price since it is second hand gold.

This situation makes to cry so much becase all this while even at my condition, I have never for one day remembered or tried to dispose this jewelries because these are things that I have reserved to bring to you as present and also preserve and keep the rest in my family archive.

I took my father's 18Th century gold wrist watch and my mother's pendants and necklesses to the Aboki people who buys all the second hand gold but they are pricing this items very low, these are items that normally will cost about a thousand dollars but they are just pricing it 200 dollars because of the fact that they are second hand.

At present, I am very confused and do not even know what to do because I do not want to sale this and regrete at last if I could not raise up to the amount that you have asked me to come up with. Please advise me on what to do, this will probably delay this shipment to you and it is difficult for me to get this money if I cannot sale this gold at the normal price.

I am very ready to send the money to you if I have it, I can send you my pictures with that of my brother who is in the hospital. You should help me please, I am very confused at this moment. I am waiting for your email.




Our victim has decided the risk is too great.

dear Chinweoke

i am sorry but for now i do not want to continue with this deal any
more. please seek another partner.

good luck.



To save time and space, I'll give you a brief rundown of what happened next. There were a couple of dozen emails shared where Chinweoke tried his hardest to convince Christina to send the money, but she wasn't having any of it. Chinweoke then decided he wasn't going to get anything out of this particular victim and left her alone. We join the story two weeks later:


dear Chinweoke

i am just checking to ensure that you managed to find somebody else to
help you. i know that we both did not come to any agreement on how to
continue however as a christian i thought it was my duty to enquire if
you have managed to get somebody to help you. i hope that you have.

best regards

christina gilliam


My Dear Christina,

Thanks for your email, I was very disappointed when you told me that I should look for another person. It was as if my life was ended so I decided to commit every thing to God in prayer to provide me with someone who will help me.

Really since you left me, I have cried so bitterly but I could write you hence you have told me that you were afraid that I should look for another person. It is very difficult to me here but I thank God who every thing the way it pleases him.

I have though of many bady strucks but I decided to keep more closer to my creator. Thanks for your caring, I have no one to contact again and will not contact any body again, if you want to help me, God will not let you down.

Contact the security company and make the change of ownership for me, I have tried all the best I could to sell my mother's box of jewels but the Aboki people kept on pricing it like crayfish so I was just disappointed and decided to keep it for any body who will assist me, I will not sell it again because I believe that the spirit of my parents will not be happy with me if I do.

Thank you my dear Christina, you have really done bibblically and God will add more grace to your elbow. I have never forgotten you in my prayers though you dropped me on the way, I pray that God will give you that which is your heart desire.

God bless you,



Lets see if we can get a real photo of Chinweoke to go with the passport picture that he sent to Thomas Cook.

dear Chinweoke

i am sorry for the delay in replying. i have spent the last two days
finally completing my divorce settlement with my husband and this
important matter has been taking up a lot of my time.

please will you forward me your contact telephone number and i will
endeavor to call you to discuss your request.

i want to know that if i decide to help you (i have not yet made a
decision) how long this project will take. i do not want to waste many
weeks with this because i am planning to take a holiday to visit my
children who are staying with my ex-husband for the next 8 weeks. i need
to ensure that there will be no hold ups at all.

also please will you send me a scan of your personal photo to me so i
know who i am dealing with?

thank you and i am looking forward to your reply




Dear Christina,

Thanks for your email, I am sorry for my delay please, I have to get where I can scan my pics before I will send it to you. Pls find attached KLK my pics as you have requested.

You can call me at 00225098XXXXX
[Yet another number that Chinweoke has also given to Thomas Cook] any time, I will like to have any alternative number from your side which I can also use to be reaching you.

Please send my regards to your daughter, I will be expecting your email and also let me know if you have contacted the security company and what is their reaction.

God Bless You,


Chinweoke attaches his picture. This time it's fake. I know this because this particular photo is very familiar to veteran scambaiters, having been sent out by many different scammers on hundreds of occasions. Why these guys insist on sending out the same old photos time after time beats me!:


dear Chinweoke

thank you for your reply and your attached photo. you look very
familiar to me, i am sure i have seen you before however of course that
would be impossible.

i am willing to help you out in your current situation now, however i do
not feel comfortable sending any money directly to the security company.
as they are in the same country to you maybe it will be better for me
to send the money to you so that you can go around to see them in person
to pay the money? that way we can ensure that they hand over what is
required immediately and you will be there to oversee that everything
goes according to plan.

if you agree to that then please let me know how to send the money to
you. i presume you have a bank account that i can transfer the money

ensure you get back to me as quickly as possible.




Dear Christina,

Thanks for your email, I want you to understand that we will soon meet in person as soon as this consignment is withdrawned so then I will come over. I am not afraid about you sending the money to the security company.
[Of course not Chinweoke, YOU are the security company!] I do not have any bank account at present, my bank was one of the banks that was bankrupted here during the war and left us empty after the war.

I give you the name of my friend who has a passport so that you can use and send it via western union money transfer hence I do not have any passport at the moment. Here is his detail:

Address: Coccody Angrey, Abidjan Cote D' Ivoire

[Well what do you know? These are the exact payment details that Chinweoke has given to Thomas Cook - what a coincidence.... I don't think!]

This is will be more easier and convinient for me because I do not show up much around the city as I am sure that the eyes of those people who killed is still in look out for me. I am just living with fear and in calm hoping that God will end up this situation one day.

Thanks for your response, please give me any number which I can use to reach you so that we can talk or call me on the number that I have given to you. I shall expect your response.




Lets see what Mr. Nwauzor's passport looks like shall we?

hello Chinweoke

thankyou for your information. please can you supply me with a scan of
mr. nwauzors passport please. i will need this as id to give to the uk
western union when i make the payment.




Dear Christina,

I have finally gotten the passport from Mr. Nwauzor, I have attached the passport here so that you can use it and go to the western union and make the payment.

Get back to me as soon as you have made it.



Chinweoke attaches his passport, but unlike the previous one, this one is definitely fake! This leads me to believe that the previous passport is actually Chinweoke 's real one.

We'll leave Chinweoke and Christina for now, and return to Thomas Cook....