I led on a ‘Nigerian scammer’ for 39 days, 102 emails.
I spent 15 years condensing them down to the highlights – from 12,500 words to 6,400.
They’re broken into chapters (with summaries!)
I promise you’ll like some of it.
“What is scam? It does not happen here.” – Al Jalib Umar
Date: Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 7:20 AM
I am Al-Jalib Umar a former aid to Saif-al-Islam al-Gaddafi the second son to former dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi. When his government was toppled all of us in power were either killed or arrested and some ran away. Most of the money were claimed back by the government. before my house was raided in Tripoli i was able to get 30million out of Libya and it safely arrived in London.
Before i could escape from Libya i was caught and i am presently being held in a maximum prison where i await my trial which the final verdict will be out in two weeks time. I will be either jailed for life or executed by hanging, i am privileged to have access to a computer during my 30mins recreation time a day that’s how i am able to contact you,
i am contacting you because the money in London is just kept and it has nobody to claim it 30million Dinars is about 24million Dollars. I would like you to claim the cash and once you claim it you get 15% of the cash.
I assure you this claim is 100% risk free. A soon as i get your reply i will furnish you with power of attorney to act on my behalf.
Here’s the contact information of assigned official in charge of the private security storage facility.
Name: David White
Office tel: +44-703-599-7415
Direct email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorothy is passed along to David White, a banker located in the UK. He will help setup the transfer.
Date: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 9:34 AM
DEAR DAVID WHITE,
I don’t know if u know, but Apparently our dear friend Al Jalib Umar is in a maximum security prison in Libya. Thank God the Almighty, they are gracious enough to give him access to the Internet, and allow him to discuss money laundry & embezzlement. But I am in control of him now, I can do anything on his behalf. Anything. But he says we hvae little time so i should email u ASAP.
PWhat are the next steps to acquiring this large sum of money?s.
Date: Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 10:28 AM
Beneficiary: Dorothy Yaeger.
Can you please send me a copy of the power of attorney.
I will also like to specify that it is Two (2) silver metallic trunk boxes electronically sealed valued at $24million Dollars that is in the security vault storage belonging to AL JALIB UMAR of LibyaOVE
Date: Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 10:45 AM
Attached is my Power of Attorney letter.
God Bless always,
Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 4:54 AM
There is no attachment.
Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 9:44 AM
Oh shoot!! I thought I did it RIght but I don’t know how to attach a photograph to this Message. My daughter is coming over this afternoon for Lunch. And I will have her help me send it to u.
Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 11:10 AM
We are so lucky Beatrice came to lunch early today. She says we Attached the picture successful.
She also said that this situation could be a scam – it sounds too good to be true. I do not think so… but she said to ask you if you could verify there is indeed money.
Please do not betray me, DAVID WHITE,
Chapter 1 Summary
– Omitted (29) emails from 2/17-2/27
– I have created the alias ‘Dorothy Beatrice Yaeger’ – a 76 year old woman born on Ellis Island.
– Al Jalib Umar is a former aid to Muammar al-Gaddafi’s son. Through “money laundry”, Al Jalib was able to get $24 million out of Libya. Dorothy can claim that $24 million once she is addressed the ‘Power of Attorney’ letter.
– Dorothy asks Al Jalib to prove his heritage by writing in Arabic:
إذا كنت قادرا على قراءة هذا وإثبات أنك من ليبيا، من فضلك اعد، “دوروثي جايجر، أنا أحبك، وأنا أريد أن يزنون معك.”
Translation: If you’re able to read this and prove you’re from Libya, please repeat, “Dorothy Geiger, I love you, and I want to fornicate with you.”
– Sadly, he only replies: أقسم بالله لست مضللة لك، والحصول على الصفقة أنجزت دون خوف أو تأخير
“I swear to God I’m not misleading you, and get the deal completed without fear or delay.”
– Al Jalib presumably dies – he never responds again. RIP Al Jalib.
– Al Jalib passes Dorothy onto David White, whom she sends the ‘Power of Attorney’ Letter to to start the process.
– Co-written by Oh, Hi Mark! Thanks Mark!
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