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I recieved a string of e-mails starting with the attached:
Thank you for your mail and your
willingness to be
of great assistance in securing fund for my family.
Hence, let me advise you as regarding my preferred modus operandi
in getting fund to you hitch free:
1. That, when I decided to move these
consulted my wife. We agreed that Americans are more
trust worthy in recent time especially in a deal like
this. She brought your email address and 14 others
from the Internet. When we took them to our marabou
as in our native culture and tradition, the
marabou after his prayers pointed your name as a
trust worthy Person,hence my contacting you.
2. That the Modus operandi of getting
this fund is
simple. The fund at the moment is at the custody of a
reputable security firm, "GLOBAL FINANCE & SECURITY LTD",
GFSL, here in Lagos, Nigeria.
3. That the GFSL, will be responsible
for the transportation of fund outside
the shores of Nigeria, through their diplomatic facility to any of their bonded
warehouse in the following geographical Areas or your convinent location
suitable for you to take delivery.
That upon taking delivery of package,they
will advice and help you
open/establish an account with any of thier "friendly banks" where the funds
will be deposit in your favour. From there you can then move it in bits to your
own country via international telegraphic transfer (Wire transfer). As a
wire transfer from this end is not visible for security reasons, considering
that fact that all international money transfers are been monitored by our apex
banking institution, and government regulating bodies.
4. That, you have to feel free as
this money is no
drug related money or any illicit related money. This
is clean money, and the source of fund is as stated in my first
email to you. (A parting gift from my former C in C).
5. It may interest you to know that
due to the
Obsolete banking system here. Most of the
Diamond and Gold funds are being moved to
U.S.A/Europe/Asia/Middle East/Australia etc via this
channel, which has been so familiar with
this terrain. So you are at no risk whatsoever.
6. That, while we are working as
brothers to get to the
Eldora do, I should also be updating my traveling
documents so as to join you very shortly. My family
says hello to you.
7. That I will send to you by Fax, a
Copy of deposit certificate
of the fund for your perusal. I hope no third party has
access to your fax documents? Do furnish me with your secure phone
and fax numbers for purpose.
8. I shall issue to you very important
as in, a Letter of Nominee & Authority in your favor. This
Is to establish you as the new beneficiary of fund.
Hence, I need your full names and address, including your
passport number to prepare these documents.
If you have any questions or suggestions,
do not hestiate to bring it to my attention.
9. That as soon as i hear from you, i
will send you a specimen text
application letter, that you are to transcribe on your company
letter head, signed and stamped, then fax to the "GFSL" Lagos office.
This application is to enable them commence action.
You can reach at anytime of the day through my phone number below.
Awaiting your swift reply.
Col. William Duru
2)My response (Sunday January 5th 2003):
I am in clear reciept of your mail with its
You are right, your nationality does not really
as long as you are capable to handle transaction of this
nature and can keep information relating to this matter,
Your choice of Europe is great, conmsidering the
that you are in the United kingdom. I did try to speak
with you on your business cell phone, earlier today,
but got a voice-mail prompt, and left you a message.
Tomorrow, Monday, 6th jan'03, i shall forward to you as
requested, scanned copy of certificate of deposit,
with text specimen of shippment application, to be
forwarded to the "Global Finance and Sercurity Co. Ltd",
GFSL, for them to commence action.
You can reach, 24/ 7 on +234.8033017294.
This was followed up by a call from "William" which I ignored, so he left a voicemail asking me to call him!
4)The promised e-mail with attachments received today:
It's a bright morning out here in Lagos, Nigeria. I have attached scanned copies of the deposit certificate, and my photograph.
Below, is specimen text application letter. You are to transcribe this to your letter head paper, signed and stamp, then forward same either by fax or email, to the GLOBAL FINANCE & SECURITY Co.LTD. This application is to enable them begin the processing/comencement of consignment shipment to thier European office in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
As i earlier brought to your attention, i will need your personal infomation to prepare relevant documents that is to be presented in Amsterdam, Introducing, authorizing and establishing you as beneficiary of fund. I shall appreciate that you call me up on phone as soon as you recieve this mail for exchange of usefull information.(My private phone # : +2348033017294).
Thank you as i look forward to the birth of a lasting business relationship with you.
Col. William Duru (RTD).
Specimen text application letter:
Global Finance and Security Co.Ltd
084 Mokoy Street
Apapa - Lagos
FAO: Mr. Patrick Suyar (West-African-Regional Manager).
I write with reference of our consignment in your custody with the following particulars. It is my desire to recieve as such this consignment via your affiliate office in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
I shall appreciate if this application and request is given high priority in enabling me make preparations.
Also, do furnish me with contact details of your sister company in Amsterdam and other relevant informations for pick up.
Consignment Number: GFS/XXXC-TL/45320/XXC-2001
Depositor's Name: Colonel. William Duru(Rtd).
Vault Number: GFSL-LAG1675
Reference Code: GSFL-09VOL/02
Thanking in advance for your anticipated co-operation.
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