Update 03/26/09 PM     Update 03/28/09 AM     Update 03/30/09 AM
Update 03/31/09 AM     Update 04/01/09 AM     Update 04/02/09 AM
Update 04/03/09 AM     Update 04/03/09 PM     Update 04/04/09 AM
Update 04/06/09 AM     Update 04/06/09 PM     Update 04/07/09 AM
Update 04/08/09 AM     Update 04/09/09 AM        

Update 03/26/09 PM

Welcome to Scammer Scam III! Hopefully this one is as entertaining as the last few.

Here is the original email which was forwarded to me from a guy at work (thanks Steve) because it was funny that they referenced "Miscreants, Hoodlums and Touts". I could not resist so I had to see where it would take me...


3/26/09

Attention: Beneficiary,

Based on our findings in this investigation, we wish to warn you against some Miscreants, Hoodlums and Touts who go about frauding innocent people by claiming to be who they are not and thereby tarnishing the image of this wonderful country, NIGERIA.

Following the protest from your government, International Community, World Bank and IMF as well as our President Commander in Chief of the Amred Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria (President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua) instructing me to investigate and make sure that all outstanding debts due for payment which your name has been boldly indicated in our records as submitted from all parastatal of government, banks and Ministry of Finance (MF) to release the funds to beneficially.

In line with our investigation, I find out that you have been dealing with non officials of the bank, Central Bank of Nigeria and International Credit Settlement which had contributed to the delay in your payment, so you are advised to quickly STOP all the communication with whosoever you have been dealing with to avoid further delay on your payment termination.

Base on the payment policy as instructed by the presidency, your payment has been approved to pay you through Diplomatic cash Delivery, Bank Draft, ATM Master Card or KTT wire transfer to your bank base on your choice and you are to contact the accredited payment office and you should send the following information:

Your payment Satisfactory e-Code: [R612/09]
Your full name:
Home/Office Address:
Your Telephone
Marital Status/Age
Occupation/position
A Copy of your Identification:

You are advice to send this requested information to the contact person below:
Contact Person: Dr.Shamsudden Usman
Minister of Finance (MF)
EMAIL: ministry.finance02@gmail.com
Direct line: +2348087812564

On receipt of your information, the accredited office shall commence your approved part payment of US$10,5 Million dollars accordingly as instructed by the presidency.

Further notice has been sent to the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI). WASHINGTON DC. of your country in collaboration to ensure genuine and success implementation of all payment done by the Office of the Minister of Finance over funds owed to Contractors / Inheritance . We shall further monitor your funds until you receive your payment.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs.Farida Waziri
Chairman of EFCC

I just love the fact that they name drop so many things in an effort to make them sound legitimate, unlike those other folks!!! hehehe


3/27/09

So, I send them a nice email to show my interest. World, meet Gertrude, Gertie, meet world!!! :) Please elucidate!!!!

Hello Doctor Usman,

This is very intreguing but I am not sure what it is about. Could you elucidate on this informations?

Thank you,

Gertrude Hellcamp


3/27/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I receive your mail this payment has been approved in your name since here in the bank but when Mrs. Farida Waziri the chairman of EFCC came to this bank she saw your name as one of the beneficial who has not yet to receive his payment and she decide to contact you so that you can forward your information to me as a payment officer to enable me release this to you because I has been appointed by the presidency last 3 months as a Ministry of Finance kindly reconfirm your information to enable me to process this payment in your favour.

I am waiting for your reply.

Sincerely Yours

Dr. Shamsudden Usman
Ministry of Finance

Oh, of course they don't have my information, so I must provide it!!! Dig the name! "Shamsudden Usman" Doctor of scamology! hahahahaha I think Shamsudden Usman is actually an allusion to Us Sudden Sham Man... So much for the warning against "Miscreants, Hoodlums and Touts"!!!


3/27/09

I reply with my "informations"... (Yes, the driver's license is a complete and total fabrication created from a sample image of an actual license)

Hello Doctor Usman,

This is very good news coming at a most opportune time as I am a recent widow who has lost a great deal in the recent downturn of the economy! In fact I have had to rely upon the kindness of others in many ways. Please find my information below.

Your payment Satisfactory e-Code: [R612/09]

Your full name: Gertrude Hellcamp Applebaum
Home/Office Address: 55 Central Park West #1012, New York, NY 10023/Same
Your Telephone: None at present. I use my assistant's phone if necessary.
Marital Status/Age: Widow/66
Occupation/position: TV Producer
A Copy of your Identification:

I hope to hear from you soon!

Gertrude Hellcamp


Gertrude's ID


Update 03/28/09 AM

3/28/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp Applebaum, I receive your information regarding this payment and this payment has been approved in your name and favor for immediate release to you.

Below are the options for your payment you are advised to make your choice to enable this office work on it.

(1) Diplomatic cash Delivery to your doorstep.
(2) Bank Draft,
(3) ATM Master Card
(4) Bank to Bank wire transfer

Out of this option let me know the one that is convenient for you so that I will proceed on the payment in your favor. Within the next two hours your fund will be released to you.


I am waiting for your reply.

Sincerely Yours

Dr. Shamsudden Usman
Ministry of Finance

WOW! Right to the point! They are going to release the funds to me within the next two hours! Maybe it ISN'T a scam!!!


3/28/09

I admit, I like option 4!!! Might cause me some work to do some paperwork though... Lets see what happens here!

Hello Dr Usman!

Oh, you don't know how good this is! My business has been on the brink of failure with the current downturn in the economy and being a recent widow, I have been struggling with what I should do. Having thoroughly observed the options, I am of the belief that option 4 (Bank to Bank wire transfer) would be the easiest to accomodate with the fastest result!

Gertrude Hellcamp


Update 03/30/09 AM

3/30/09

Good day Mrs. Gertrude Hellcamp, I received your mail and since you need the payment through bank to bank wire transfer I will do it for you advise you to send your banking information immediately and before the transfer will take place I have to send a lawyer to go the High Court with your information to obtain some documents like sworn affidavit is necessary which I will use to backup the payment because of huge amount of money are involved in fact this payment is an inheritance fund and as soon as this is have done from the High Court it can take me more than one hour transfer the funds into your bank account as I schedule the payment in your name. God bless you.

Interestingly, while he(?) suggests lawyers are involved, no mention of my paying any fees yet...


3/30/09

Um, yeah...

Hello Doctor Usman,

What kind of banking informations do you require for this transaction?

Gertrude Hellcamp


Update 03/31/09 AM

3/31/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I receive your mail the banking information that I need from you is saves account or current account out of this two send me the one you have to enable me start to processing the payment in your favor okay. I am waiting for your respond. God bless you.

Sincerely Yours

Dr. Shamsudden Usman

OH, OKAY! I have that!!! But Gerty is still unsure exactly what they want.


3/31/09

Do I need to provide documentation?

Doctor Usman,

Would it work for me to send you a copy of a voided check with my account information on it?

Gertrude Hellcamp


3/31/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I receive your mail I want you to understand that without your banking information nothing will be done because the fund will be transfer into your bank account the check that your telling for if your banking information is in the check you can send it and in fact your banking information is highly needed for this transaction is where I will transfer this fund into.
God bless you

I am waiting for your quick respond

Sincerely Yours

Dr. Shamsudden Usman

Hmmm, I am starting to wonder if they just want to withdraw money directly from poor Gerty! But could they answer my question? NO!


3/31/09

I tease them with just a tiny bit of bogus info...

Doctor Usman,

My bank is Bank of America and my account number is 109058762. Please let me know what other informations you might need!

Gertrude Hellcamp


Update 04/01/09 AM

4/01/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I receive your bank account but your banking information is not complete and your banking information is still remain and this is what I need from you.
Address of your bank
Beneficial name
Routing number
Kindly send this information to me immediately to enable the lawyer to proceed to the High Court for those vital documents okay.
God bless you.

I am waiting for your response

Sincerely Yours

Dr. Shamsudden Usman

Oh, he could have told me that a long time ago!!!


4/01/09

Don't want to be TOO easy!!!

Doctor Usman,

My routing number is 190112591 and my banks address is:

Bank of America
2380 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
(212) 724-2402

I am uncertain about your term Beneficial Name. Please elucidate on this term.

Gertrude Hellcamp


4/01/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp I have received the information what I require from you is the beneficiary name of this bank account so to enable the lawyer to proceed to the High Court tomorrow with your information.
I am waiting for your respond.

Sincerely Yours

Dr. Shamsudden Usman

Okay, that answers the question... NOT!!!


4/01/09

Okay, I give up...

Doctor Usman,

If by beneficiary you mean the owner of the account, it is my account. You may use my name for this transaction.

Gertrude Hellcamp Applebaum


Update 04/02/09 AM

4/02/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp Applebaum now I can understand that you are the beneficiary of the account I send a lawyer today with some money to go to the High Court to secured those vital documents that are covered this payment in your name the reason why I use my money is because of your condition that you have financial crises and the money a give the lawyer is the only money I have and you know that I am working by the rule of law immediately the lawyer came back from the High Court with those vital documents I will transfer the fund into your bank account and within two hours the fund will be credited into your bank account as I programmed the payment in your name and I will send you the transfer slip as a proof okay.

God bless you

Sincerely Yours

Dr. Shamsudden Usman

Ah, maybe I am qualify to rub we the black men! I am feeling a bit guilty here. He is using his OWN money for the legalities of the transfer because of my financial crises! HEHEHE


4/02/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp Applebaum, congratulation the lawyer have came back from the Federal High Court with those approved documents in your name kindly go through your email attachment file you will seen those documents and go through it so that you can understand it the only thing that are holding this payment is the fee of international transfer permit clearance fee ITPC with is $1,850 advise to send this fee through money gram with name of Johnson Davis, Address Lagos Nigeria, Question ITPC, Answer Yes, as soon as I receive the payment information of this fee from you as the High Court instruction and you know that I am working by the rule of law it can take me more the one hours to transfer this fund into your bank account within two hours the fund will be credited into your bank account as I schedule the payment in your name go through those documents you see how much I spend today both lawyer air fair ticket.

I am waiting for your reply

Sincerely Yours

Dr. Shamsudden Usman


Fund Ownership Certificate



Order by Federal High Court



Sworn Affidavit of Claim


I have to give them props, these are some of the better documents I have seen! There are a few typos but at least they KINDA look legit...


4/02/09

Okay, I give him a nice buttery reply to see how he will respond... Afterall, the Fund Ownership Certificate says the dough is mine without fear or uncertainty, though the green signature on the left looks suspiciously crayon.

Doctor Usman,

I want to thank you so much for taking care of these fees for me! That is one of the kindest things anyone has ever done for me! As a recent widow and being nearly at my witts end financially I thank you from the bottom most corners of my heart! Please by all means, reimburse yourself from my inheritance tenfold and you also have my permission to access these funds for the final fee. Also, I as a trusted friend, you must take a fair stipend for your kind services, I insist!

Your friend,

Gertrude Hellcamp


Update 04/03/09 AM

4/03/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp I receive your mail and I accept you greeting and you know that I am a civil servant the last money I have is what I use to secured those documents on your behalf and I thank God that everything goes successful yesterday in the High Court and the lawyer try his best and to make sure that he came back with the approved documents now nobody have no right on this payment again you are the rightful beneficiary of this fund how long will take you to send the ITPC fees of $1,850 through money gram to enable me transfer the fund into your bank account as the Court instruction because the High Court have given you 48hour to come up with the ITPC fees and I donít all our effort in this payment to be in vain and now everything concerning this payment is on your hand.

I am waiting the payment information of this fee from you.
God bless you.

Sincerely Yours

Dr. S. Usman.

Ah. That is so nice. As a civil servant he spent the last money he had on me and asks nothing in return, just that I hurry up and send the $1,850 within 48 hours!!!


4/03/09

Some sob story while I line up the paperwork... Um, anyone care to loan me some cash? I promise to pay you back TENFOLD out of my inheritance!

I understand now Doctor Usman. As you know I am a unfortunate widow in dire need of this money due to current financial crisis. My business is failing because the shows I produce are only produced in analog and and the TV system is going to all digital in these United States in a couple of months so certainly I cannot afford to convert and I can barely afford food for my table. I feel I owe you because of the expenses you have exposed yourself to and will do my best to get this payment to you at my earliest convenience because I am certain you could not afford to reaccomplish this paperwork given the costs involved for both lawyers and airfare. I will have to ask friends and family for moneys to help cover these expenses and assure them that I will pay them back tenfold. I will do my best to get these moneys sent to you before the agency closes this evening and send you a copy of the paperwork for your records.

Gertrude Hellcamp


Update 04/03/09 PM

4/03/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, thanks for you message and I appreciate your effort to come up with this ITPC fees of $1850 that are holding the payment advise you to send this fee through money gram with name of Johnson Davis, Address Lagos Nigeria, Question Brother, Answer Yes, as soon as I receive the payment information of this fee from you before one hour remittance will commence into your bank account and within two hours the fund will be credited into your bank account as I programmed the payment for immediate transfer into your account and I will send you the copy of the transfer slip as a proof okay. I am waiting for reply.
God bless you

Sincerely Yours

Dr. S. Usman.

Huh. For some reason the QUESTION has changed in his statement of how I should fill out the MoneyGram transfer. Have I got a story for them!!!


4/03/09

I lay it on thicker and heavier as I go. Oh yeah, and I also sent a corrupt JPG file of about 1MB in size which is supposed to be the MoneyGram receipt.

Hello Doctor Usman,

I am so sorry that it took me so long to get the funds arranged. It was a very humbling experience to ask these peoples, family and friends, for money because everyone I know is having similar situations to me. So, I hope you understand that the sooner this money is transfered to me the better because some of the money came from a person who charges 2 percentages of interest per day. That is over 700% a year so the soonest I can pay him back the better! Please find the money gram receipt attached and begin the transfer as soon as possible! I am wondering if I might have a picture of you to add to my scrapbook of my greatest friends because after this transaction is completed you surely will be one!

On another note, one thing that was totally shocking after receiving those document from you was to find out my uncle Eddy (on my father's side) was able to set aside this amount of money! He was always well off (in fact he helped me get started in the Television Production business which was an unusual career choice for a young, albiet well educated, black woman at the time) but nobody realized how well off he actually was! Thank you Doctor Usman for taking the time to track me down and return the money that is rightfully mine at such expense to yourself! You could have easily kept this large sum for yourself and lived a much better life. You truly are a prince among men and after this is done I will certainly be writing a nice warm letter to your goverment expressing my heart felt thanks for your kind actions and for your work to return Nigeria to the respectable place it deserves!

Your friend,

Gertrude Hellcamp


Update 04/04/09 AM

4/04/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I receive your mail I appreciate you effort as you send this fee but the receipt of money gram that you send to me is blank I cannot see any thing kindly resend the payment information to me through this way

Reference Number
Senders Name
Receivers Name
Question
Answer
Amount

Please try to send this information to me now as I stated to enable Johnson Davis go to the money gram office and pick up the fee that you send and enable me transfer this fund into your bank account as I programmed the payment for immediate transfer within two hours the fund will be credited into your bank account I will send you transfer slip as a proof. If I have your telephone number I could have call you.
God bless you

I am waiting for your quick response

Sincerely Yours

Dr. S. Usman.

Ah, dang it... That file was blank? Hmmmm... If only I had a phone he could call for crisis such as this!!!


4/04/09

Oh, I am sorry. Here is the information you seek.

Good morning Docter Usman,

I am sorry about the blank file. I don't know why that happen. I have tried to scan it again and reattached it to this message. I will also answer the informations as you requested.

Reference Number 10259781
Senders Name Gertrude Hellcamp Applebaum
Receivers Name Johnson Davis
Question ITPC
Answer Yes
Amount $1850

I hope this is enough informations for you to get the money so I can pay these people back. Also, please do consider sending me a picture of yourself for my scrapbook!

Yours,

Gertrude Hellcamp


Money Gram Receipt



4/04/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I am still waiting the payment information of the fee that you send because the receipt of money gram you send to me was blank I cannot seen what them wrote on it kindly send me the payment information as I stated it.

Reference Number...
Senders Name...
Receivers Name..
Question...
Answer...
Amount...

Kindly send this information to my office to enable me transfer the funds into your bank account now you are the person that are delay this payment. And I need your telephone is very important because I could have called you since for you to send me this information.
God bless you

I am waiting your reply

Sincerely Yours

Dr. S. Usman

He seems to be a bit impatient! Sent another before I could finish the response above. Poor man, must be under such difficult stress.


4/04/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I received the payment information of fee but money gram office here have closed everything will be on Monday kindly exercise patience until Monday next week as soon as I confirmed the fees from Johnson Davis the remittance will commence into your bank account because of the urgent of this transaction I have to programmed this payment for immediate transfer into your bank account okay.
God bless you

I will get in touch with you on Monday

Have a nice weekend

Sincerely Yours

Dr. S. Usman.

Dang it, it took me too long to get him the stuff, now it is closed and I must be patient to get my $10.5 million...


4/04/09

So, I take the blame and blah blah blah at him for a while.

Thank you Doctor Usman,

I understand that it was my fault that this transaction was delayed due to the corruption of the payment file and for that I apologize. So, thank you for your kindness and understanding during this process. I am a bit concerned that Monday will be beyond the 48 hours authorized in the payment documentation. Is that 48 business hours or will this delay cause additional financial burdens on your part? If so, I am sorry for that too and will do all in my powers to repay you with whatever means necessary and required upon completion of this glorious transaction. Also, it is my understanding that we will not be friends after this is over with because you have not responded upon my request for a photo of you. That is okay but it saddens me because I feel you have worked well on my behalf and I would so much have liked to count you amongst my friends. But, alas, maybe that is an ethical situation and part of being a dedicated civil servant. I am not sure. Finally, I am sorry that my lack of a telephone has caused such a debacle in completing this transaction. I hope you understand that this was required as a cost cutting measure due to the world financial crisis which has profoundly impacted me and my business. I feel it is much more important to make sure my employee maintains employment with me than to have certain conveniences.

Thank you again for your kindness and compassion,

Gertrude Hellcamp


Update 04/06/09 AM

4/06/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, how are you today I hope your well, as I told last week that I will transfer this fund into your bank account today and Johnson Davis go to money gram this morning to pick up the fee that you send the money gram agent told him that the reference number is invalid and this is the reference number 10259781 that you send to me I am not happy with this delay kindly go to money gram office in your country USA and ratify this problem with them incase if them ask you did you know the person you are sending this money to tell them yes and if them request any of his information you give them and this is full information of
Johnson Davis
Passport no: A1087287
Date of Birth 27th December 1965
Place of Birth Lagos Nigeria
Address Plot 47 Ajose
Adeogun Street ,Victoria
Island, Lagos, Nigeria

The reason why I give this information should incase if the money gram agent in USA ask you so that you can give it to them to enable them post the fee I will send you my official ID card for you to know me. I am waiting the current payment information for you today to enable me release this payment to you. And this is what I told you that your telephone is needed for this transaction if there is any error I will call you and settle the problem. God bless you.

I am waiting for your quick response on this message.

Sincerely Yours

Dr. Shamsudden Usman

Uh oh, they think my money gram submission is invalid... But he did not attach his official ID... HMMMM What to do, what to do?


4/06/09

So I take a quick moment to blab at him a bit....

Dr Usman,

I do not know what went wrong. Please do send me your ID card, as you indicated, and when I get that I will proceed down to the money gram office and query them upon the location of these funds! This is most embarassing and once again I feel responsible for the delays. My heart is in deep dispare knowing that uncle Eddy would have wanted me to bask in the glory of this inheritance and it is most needed given my current financial crisis not to mention the deep burden and trouble I will have if this $1,850 is lost to me! I admit to you that I have also some governmental meetings this morning to discuss the ongoingness of my business and I was hoping to have this inheritance at least on the way to me to give me a piece of mind, where often I have none, while undergoing these negotiations. It is my fullest intent to get satisfaction in this issue upon my earliest convenience!

Gertrude Hellcamp


4/06/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, according to your mail and you say that I never send you my identification kindly go through your email attachment file you will see my official ID and I am advising you to go to money gram agent in your country USA and collect your money back and go to another money gram agent and send the fee but advise you to share the $1850 into two places $900 and $950 with the same name Johnson Davis, Address Lagos Nigeria and the same Question and Answer, well most at time the money gram agent in USA them will like to delay the money is for them to know if is the really person that your sending the money want to pick up the money that the reason I gave you Johnson Davis information is for you to show them that is your family friend that your sending this money to and because of the report them are receiving for Nigeria a lot of money are lost here and because of fraud that the reason why one have to be careful if you go there they will tell you that this transaction is scam that reason I spend money to get those vital documents because of your finance crisis all my effort is for you to receive this your payment today and I know that if you receive this fund into your bank account your finance crisis will change your business will grow in a big way and any time you remember me you will know the good work that I done to you and I know that one good turned deserves another one day we can seen one no one that is my prayer. I am waiting for your reply with the current payment information of the fee to enable me process your payment.
God bless you.

Sincerely Yours

Dr. S. Usman


Dr Usman's ID


Uh, yeah. That ID is so small about all you can tell is that it is from a black man. I didn't even have to thumb nail it!!!


4/06/09

So I reply back and I will make him wait. Lots of meetings you understand!!! :)

Yes Doctor Usman,

I looked all through my past emails and this is the first copy of your ID I have received. Though, it is so small, could you send me a larger version? I fear the money gram organization will not allow such a tiny image when I print it for their eyes!

Thank you,

Gertrude Hellcamp


4/06/09

God bless you. you have to zoom the ID card

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, the first ID card that I sent to you if you want it be larger you have to zoom it if your zoom it be will lager.

Thanks you

Dr. S. Usman

Yum! I always did like a nice lager!!!!


Update 04/06/09 PM

4/06/09

God bless you

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I receive your mail you that my ID is not larger is from my scan machine I have to scan it again in a larger way and I have resend it go through your email attachment you will seen it and you know that I have already give you Johnson Davis full information should incase the money gram agent ask you.

I am waiting for your reply

Sincerely Yours

Dr. S. Usman


Dr Usman's ID


WOW! That IS much bigger now! I ALMOST had to thumbnail it this time!!! Maybe it is me, but doesn't it look like his name is Shamsudeen not Shamsudden?


4/06/09

God bless you

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, regards to your mail I want you to understand me that I cannot disappoint you because I know you finance situation and since you told me that this money your sending you borrow it to someone and I know that you will pay the person back his money that the reason why I make up my heart and you trust me and I trust you believe me I cannot disappoint all my effort is for to receive this payment today because my family is coming to USA for the Easter holiday and I hope that you will welcome them at the air port donít allow the enemy of progress deceive you this is the for you opportunity to restore your finance crisis if the money gram refuse to send money I will advise you to go to western union and share the money into two places $900 and $900 even if the money is short send it like that I will try to complete it for since I started to help you I will make sure that everything regarding this payment goes successful okay .

Sincerely Yours

Dr. S. Usman

Say! He is giving me a break on the expenses cause I have such a sad story! How sweet!!!!


4/06/09

God bless you

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, how far have gone with money gram agent have they release the fees let me know because I have been programmed this payment for immediate transfer into your bank account because I want those people laughing at you so that they will see you when you will establish you company so that for them know that this is a real transaction okay if you have finish with them kindly send me the payment information if it is western union send me the correct information to enable me release this fund within two hours the fund will be credited into your bank account as I schedule the payment in your name without any hitch.
God bless you

I am waiting for your reply

. Sincerely Yours

Dr. S. Usman.

Must be worried since he hasn't heard from me all day... hehehe


4/06/09

I finally get my errands done at Money Gram and two different Western Unions! Here is my reply and documentation.

Doctor Usman,

I am sorry I was not able to get these to you sooner! I was in meetings with my government all day regarding stimulus and how it might benefit my business. I am thinking the uncle Eddy's 10.5 million will help me much more though. I had asked them questions reguarding inheritance taxes upon the money I get once it arrives from Nigeria and they were careful to caution me regarding the hoodlums and touts you already mention. You are not a hoodlum or tout are you? Is my full intention to meet your family when they arrive, in NEW YORK CITY you say? Are they coming in to Laquardia or to Kennedy? Anyway, enough chatter (I don't suppose you noticed that sometimes I can get to chattering about the silliest things???). Here are the receipts from two different Western Unions as you suggested. It was a bit of a bother getting the money back from Money Gram because they suggested that it was still in the system and to be patient as some satellite or something was recently hit in space causing some kind of delays to their systems. Hopefully the same thing is not an issue with Western Union! One was certainly more up to date then the other as I had to hand write one and the other was computerized. In the future I will remember to use the computerized one as it was much more convenient. Hope you are doing well. Thank you again for all your assistance with this. It has certainly been a pleasure doing business with you and I hope to meet you in the airport soon!

Gertrude Hellcamp


Western Union 1



Western Union 2



Update 04/07/09 AM

4/07/09

I AM NOT HAPPY

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I receive the two receipts of western union that you send Johnson Davis went to western union to pick up the money you send the western union agent here in Nigeria tell him the MTCN number in the receipts of western union you send is invalid this is the numbers 9987112018, 9987122008, call the western union in your country USA and ask them if they have release the money or not in fact I am not happy with you and I donít like this stress you given me for this fees that your sending even my coworkers here in the bank are laughing at me and them tell me that you did not send any money and I find out what them are saying is truth because is not today that I has been receiving money from USA through western union and money gram and now find out that you are joking with me there is no problem and you want all my effort in your to go in vain. even the people in the bank here was telling to call you on phone I tell them that you donít have a telephone them say to that I should stop working with you that you are a lies how can you stay in USA without telephone and how can we do transaction without telephone in fact Madam I am very upset let me give this chance. If you can send the money and give me the correct information I am waiting for the info.

Dr. S .Usman

Oh, he is not happy. The stress... etcetera.... blah blah blah


4/07/09

Yeah, this one is about over... :)

Dr Usman,

I am confused! Did you send Johnson Davis to get the money or did you go? If I had known you were going I would have sent the money to you! Also, you say "your coworkers in the bank", I thought you worked in the Finance Ministry? Also, how would you or your coworkers know about living it the United States??? It is easily possible to live here without a phone, especially in New York City. Lots of people live without phones (and televisions and microwaves) because not only are they expensive, they are an annoyance. After this email, I am stressed that I did send the money and your impatience leads me to believe that this was a scam. I am thinking I will go down to Western Union and retrieve my funds, pay back my debtors and forget about this whole thing. I am confused though how you knew about my uncle Eddy??? Please ease my worries...

Gertrude Hellcamp


4/07/09

God bless you

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I receive your mail how can I lies for you if the fee you send was receiving by Johnson Davis the western union in USA we know this young man went to western union here with the information that you send they told him that two MTCN number is invalid what I mine working for is to make sure you receive this fund into your bank account if you send the money through kindly call the western union ask them why them did not post the fee just simple try to list all the payment information and send it to me where I can see it well. I am still waiting the correct info.

Dr. S Usman

Oh, now Mr. Nice guy is back...


4/07/09

Two can play this game... :)

Dr Usman,

I don't know. You have not answered my questions and you spoke harshly to me. Now I must visit two Western Unions and put a hold on the money until I talk to my lawyer about if this is real or not. I simply don't have spare money around that I can be tossing into the wind and I simply do not like to be treated that way. I hope you understand!

Gertrude Hellcamp


4/07/09

God bless you

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I receive your mail and I am well understand you but I donít know why this things are happen please reconfirm this two MTCN number 9987112018, 9987122008 is in the receipt of western union if it is correct let me know I could like you to contact your lawyer on this transaction that is good because this fees your sending was causing a stress I think you have the telephone of western union call them to release the money just simple if the money is there them will do it with your instruction. I am still waiting to for good answer.

Dr. S. Usman

Just send the money please...


4/07/09

God bless you

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I am still waiting to hear from you if you have concluded with the western union about the fees and if the fee is available to pick up let me know okay.

Dr. S. Usman

PLEASE?


4/07/09

I mess with him and send him a blank message.


4/07/09

God bless you

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, the message that you send to me now did not come through what I receive is empty message please resend it to me again so that it come through.
I am waiting for the message.

Dr. S. Usman


4/07/09

I give him a hint I am not happy.

Doctor Usman,

What I say was that I am very angry because Western Union says my money went through to you and that I cannot get it back while my lawyer and accountant tell me we can work through the State Department after reviewing uncle Eddy's legal papers to get my inheritance for free. I am angry because I feel you have tricked me and yet I have lost over $1800 plus charges and tax. I thought you were a good man.

Gertrude Hellcamp


4/07/09

And another...

My lawyer contact the Nigerian Consolate here in NYC and he checked with the Ministry of Finance and there is no Dr Usman working there. Kindly return my money via Western Union! Is your name really Us Sudden Sham Man?

Gertrude Hellcamp


4/07/09

God bless you

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I receive your mail point of correction I did not receive any money from western union your money are still with them go and collect it and go to another western union and send it and this fees that your paying your not paying to me go through those documents I sent to you from the High Court you will seen the payment release order go through it you can understand the reason why your paying this fee no need of delaying okay and show it to your advisers for them to know the reason your paying this fees for okay
I am waiting for your reply.

Dr. S. Usman

POINT OF CORRECTION! I DID NOT GET YOUR MONEY!!! HAHAHAHA I tell you what, the more stressed they get, the harder it is to tell what they are trying to say...


4/07/09

God bless you

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, I receive your mail you lawyer donít know what his saying about because we have over 30 ministry of finance here I could like you lawyer to come down here in Nigeria he was asking a youth corp who still on service in fact go to western union and collect your money back and forget this payment by tomorrow I will send our bank lawyer to go the High Court for cancellation of this payment I can forget my money that I put on this payment that is all.

Dr. S. Usman

Your lawyer is lying! Send me the money or I will cancel your inheritence (I think)!


4/07/09

I try to throw on a guilt complex... Not sure if I will hear back from them or not...

Dr Usman,

It was not my lawyer but your Consolate General (a goverment official of Nigeria your country) that told my lawyer you are not in the government. He informs me that it is not wise to send anymore money, in fact, maybe it is Johnson Davis who has my money and has not delivered to you only telling you it was invalid to keep the funds for himself! I am still out $10,501,896.00 dollars because of my foolishness. Also, my lawyer reviewed uncle Eddy's documentation and found no proof of this money you claim you have of his. I was right to be surprised he had so much more money after 5 years of death. You should be ashamed of yourself for trying to spoof an old widow woman. My heart is broken.

Gertrude Hellcamp


Update 04/08/09 AM

4/08/09

God bless you

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, reference to your mail if your really send the money please your money is still in the western union in USA go to western union in USA and collect your money back Johnson Davis did not collect any money from western union here in Nigeria and stop communicating with me because I find out that you gave me fake western union receipt the money is not in the system no need of deceiving yourself all I know that I have spend my money to get those documents on your behalf if you are telling me that Johnson Davis receive the money you send it is a lies go to western union in USA where you send money ask them to give the name of the bank Johnson Davis pick the money you send in Nigeria so that I will carry on the investigation to know if it is though the person that are telling you lawyer that I am not the ministry of finance I think you have my ID advise to go to google.com website you will find it .

I am waiting for your reply

Dr. S Usman

So, does he want me to email or not?


4/08/09

I don't think he is done. He won't let it go if I keep telling him I sent the money and he stole it...

I don't know who you are but I do know it is all lies. I know as a fact that I sent that money and that the Western Unions are not fake. I also know that my money is unrefundable because someone SOMEONE already collect it. YOU doctor Shamsudden Usman or Johnson Davis or who ever you are. And I did as you suggested and looked at google for you and it all says SCAM SCAMMER SCAMMER! You Dr Usman are an evil man taking advantage of a widow and no regret for taking my money even when I was already financially crashed. And you know that you made fake documents, my lawyer said so and they didn't cost you money. You stole my money and I want it back!

It is all lies and I will be waiting for you in the Airport with police!

Gertrude Hellcamp


Update 04/09/09 AM

4/08/09

Attn Gertrude Hellcamp

I told you stop sending me a message nobody have collected your money in fact you did not send any money if you have really send money and someone collect it the western union in USA will tell you the bank the pick up the money because it was record in there network and it was in there system I told you go back to the western union where you send the money tell them that you want to collect your money them will give the money if them told that the money was pick up ask them to tell you which branch of the bank in Nigeria they pick up the money and since you say that I am a scammer and the documents that I send to you is a fake documents good but remove your interest on this payment in fact you better forget this payment because I will cancel the payment and place an embargo on the payment any office that I contact you regarding this payment is a scam and any money that you spend on this payment is a waste money that is all.

Dr. S. Usman

STOP EMAILING ME! We did not collet your money! Liar liar pants on fire! LOL It is funny how he keeps mentioning that my inheritance is about to be forfeited...


4/09/09

Oh yeah, sure, they picked it up at the band at this time! By the way, call me (at the NY Office of the FBI).

Sham Sudden,

They tell me it was picked up at Access Bank at 13:14 local time yesterday. Do what you must with the money. I already find out I have no inheritance and that it was a scam from you. Please call me on my assistants phone at (212) 384-1000 so we can discuss this issue and why you won't return my money!

Gertrude Hellcamp


4/09/09

Attn Gertrude Hellcamp

I receive your mail the western union in USA are telling lies nobody pick up the money because Johnson Davis was in the bank yesterday at 8:27am this is to show me that all your telling me both the western union in your country USA is lies I have told you leave me alone stop disturbing me if this thing is really happen I will contact Mrs. Farida Waziri the chairman of EFCC to carry on investigation on this issues but I know that it cannot happen.

Dr. S .Usman

Check it out, Now I KNOW you are lying because Johnson Davis was at the bank at 8:27am, not 13:14!!! hehehe


4/09/09

So I ask him to have his bogus boss investigate the matter and inform me of the results.

Kindly have Mrs Wawiri investigate this matter and provide me and my lawyer results of the investigation!

Gertrude Hellcamp


4/09/09

Good day Gertrude Hellcamp, reference to your mail in the first place I told you that you should stop communicating me because you didnít say truth your always saying lies and you told me that you send money through western union and the money you send was picked up through Access Bank at 13:14 today Mrs. Farida Waziri the chairman of the EFCC came to bank, I report this case to her with two receipt of the western union that you sent to me so that she can carry on the investigation and she went to Access Bank Headquarter to find the truth with those two receipt of the western union the Access Bank go through there network system and search it and they show her the computer and there is nothing like any thing show that you send money them said that youíre a crook and Mrs. Farida Waziri came back she told me that I should be very careful to deal with you that your not an honest woman and this telephone (212) 384-1000 you give to me to call you I called it yesterday someone pick it I ask of you he told me nothing like your name that this is FBI telephone I think this will be a last message that I will reply you and finally I have make up my mind that this communication will stop today I told Mrs. Farida Waziri to reach you through your email she say that she have nothing to do with you that youíre a lies I think this will be the final message.

Dr. S. Usman

He has been saying he thinks he will stop emailing me for a couple days and keeps on doing it...


4/09/09

So I decide to tell him I have been having fun at his expense the whole time. Let's see where this takes us!!!

You Sham Man are the crook. I took great pleasure in sending you bogus documents as you did to me. You should be ashamed of yourself for trying to swindle people out of their hard earned money so you can live a life without doing anything productive. And then blessing people. You are the Miscreants, Hoodlums and Touts you spoke of in the first message. I never sent you any money at all because there never was any money for me. I laugh at your attempts to get the money no matter what. There are so many flaws in your set up and I use it to teach others how to avoid scoundrels like you. Thank you for the fine examples of your scam. Hopefully some day, me and others like me will finally put your kind out of business.

Not Gertrude Hellcamp