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419 Correspondence With Nigerian Email Advance Fee Con Artists


The story unfolds on how these fraudsters operate as one viewer sends along his correspondence with some Nigerian Advance Fee Scammers.

Hello,

My name is Emil and am writing from Romania, East Europe. I was in touch with some of the scam letter authors – just by e-mail & phone. There were two distinct stories (or it might be the same author...) and I did not consider paying much time on them until the second group of messages arrived in my mail box. I then searched the web and identified very clearly the type of brains which authored the messages.

There I discovered the international proportions of the scam letter business. Your site is the best database I've seen.

STORY 1

Beginning: Early January, 2001 Mid-end February, 2001

Subject: Chief Obiofor Nwafor, son of another chief Bagudu Nwafor, Zimbabwe, victim of oppression by ZANU PF, etc – is in Spain and wants to get the special cargo arriving from South Africa with the remnants of his father assets. Unfortunately the commission and money asked by the "security company" is more than available, so that an external money infusion is needed for clearance (of course, asked from the potential victim).

Personal attitude: Due to lack of information about what’s going on in this world around, lost quite a lot of time and put effort until realising who is in fact the communication partner.

I never fully believed in the truthfulness of this story, which attitude helped me to stop. Who could be that chief Bagudu? Spent some time to learn the situation as described on sites about Africa and Zimbabwe. Wrote to several human rights agencies, including Amnesty Int. in UK and local offices in Africa.

No ID of the mentioned names found. Steps taken: asking as many questions as possible, deeper and deeper into detail. This took some time – totally, there were over 25 mails received from "Obi" and same sent , maybe less. Plus two phone calls done by me out of curiosity. Above all things, I thought that a push-pull communication would drive him to the end of patience and cause him forget many of things told in the beginning. For your knowledge (and fun at times) here is what I did.

First wanted to present myself as well as possible to catch his trust and try open him if I open myself (though controlled). I presented myself as an active Evangelical Christian – which is true, told shortly something about everything, sent even a scanned picture of myself. Asked him to do the same – never responded to my first set of questions; just something parallel.

After presenting me as believing Christian, he began to pose as a fellow Christian brother. So, naturally, among other things asked him to share his testimony – how he became a Christian. Wrong answer from him – touched no essentials of faith, usually known.

After a number of mails he began to push me to send money. I could delay another week, motivating it is not possible to use Western Union to transfer funds from Romania, except to 1st grade relatives (this is real). So, informed him I’ll try ask a friend from West Europe to do it. But not the sum requested ("to survive until we meet in Madrid") – just a "test" small sum in order to check it arrives well. The idea was to track him, if he is really in Spain or anywhere.

So, a first sum of 10-12$ was sent. After that, checked the web site of Western Union (WU) several times a day to see if the sum was picked-up. Informed my friend who has sent the money to enquire at the European WU headquarters (in Brussels?) and track the place where the money were picked-up.

First surprise, while all communication was claimed to be located in Madrid, the money were picked up in Malaga, which is the very south of Spain. Frankly, I expected something worse (Caraibe, Honolulu...). And it took 1 week to pick it up.

Asking why, Obi claimed that his acquainted Patrick Clemens traveled in the country and therefore the delay. Obi asked about USD1000 until I would fly to Madrid to bring the rest of the money to clear the cargo from South Africa – just to have to live, buy a cell phone for communicating with me. Further, I asked another friend from Germany to send him another portion of small money – this time via bank route in his account.

Obi refused this system. So asked the first friend, which anyway advised me to stop the game, send another money portion, enough for a cheap cell phone. In one of the mails asked Obi to tell which are the languages he speaks – answer: "ungala" and English. Can tell, never found a track of "ungala" on all specialized linguistical sites…. So, my friend sent the money – this time they were picked up faster.

Obi transmitted a cell phone number where to be reached. I was very excited to hear his voice – knowing the English spoken generally by the Africans, with its round sounds. So I could call one night for several minutes.

A very important element and a new obstacle appeared – I was pushing the visit and it was very close (maybe less than 10 days before the flight), when Obi "announced" there is needed more money for the clearance of the cargo. This after he was told I had the flight ticket reservation for that date and will meet him at that hour in that place. Very specific. It was about several thousand dollars difference which I "could not" bring.

I wanted to fly to Madrid and there meet a friend from Germany coming with his car for backing me up – then trying to contact the local police or anybody dealing with those guys.

Asked Obi to try contact his "lawyer" in South Africa and borrow from him the rest of the needed money. I think, discouraged him when informed I’ll carry no cash with me on the flight and the arrangements would be made after we meet. Slowly, felt how he draws back and finally I had to cancel the flight before to meet him. I understand this, especially after the final test at the phone:

Passed his phone number to my friend and asked him to call. Very important: All of the sudden, in the middle of the conversation to ask which languages he speaks. The "African" voice type was confirmed – Obi did not mentioned "ungala" as the first dialect spoken – in fact, not at all- something else.

Immediately he realised the mistake and just succeeded to keep his anger low voiced. Well done – he was disqualified for good. Somehow I regret not finalizing the operation - though there were too many risky and negative elements involved and I really had no longer time to lose with it.

So, the whole operation has cost me some USD250 in all. I could not identify the Obi person, whoever he was (Patrick Clemens?). Took care to have no strong words with Obi, just our relationship stopped due to objective "circumstances". I have sent him one or two messages, asking about his present status – keep him warm. He avoids to speak about lately developments – also the urgency seems gone… Even a Passover greeting card came from him - how sweet….

STORY 2

I thought to forget about it, until another 2 scams were in my box, at a distance of few days – this time from the well known Nigerian source (Attached). I had enough of the first type, so could feedback more clearly, and tougher by straightforward questions. Was even more sarcastic - I asked for minimal USD300 to cover the costs of "start-up" operations! This time no answer yet. Do not expect any follow-up…..

So, this kind of disease reaches Romania, too. My questions to you: How is it possible to track those mail addresses of these scam authors? Guess quite difficult and only when they are online? Is it any protocol active between the yahoo provider and investigation services? Did you hear until now of those names mentioned? Would be very glad to receive any feedback from you, or if there is any newsletter issued by your services….



Dear Receiver,

The reason of this message is to ask you, if possible, help me check the accuracy of information I have about an political opponent in Zimbabwe. I was contacted by his son, asking for help (not only financial) and BEFORE I can take any action I'd like verify the truthfulness of the whole matter.

Growing under the communist regime in Romania and in an Evangelical Christian home & church, I witnessed much injustice and persecution against our churches and even members of own family.

BUT I still have that feeling and sensitivity towards human rights and desire to help those victims, as we once were.

1) Do you know any member of the movement for political change in Zimbabwe (is it MDC?) by name BAGUDU (or BADUGU) NWAFOR (entitled CHIEF...), who was arrested in the second half of the last year, and most of his possesions confiscated by the ZANU PF activists?

2) Was this man NWAFOR associated in business with a white man, who was arrested too?

3) Can you list the members of the NWAFOR family (sons) ? Are they all in the country or fled?

4)Which suggestions do you have - should I proceed to help asap, or you have no idea about this name, or?

Waiting for your quick reply and hoping one day to become an active AI member, wish you all blessings,

Regards,

Emil Georgescu


From: tolsen\\amnesty.org
Subject: Identification Request - GE/Ro.
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001

Sorry we have no registrations of any person by that name. The MDC had a total of more than 1,1 million votes during the June elections and there are reports stating that there were more than 40.000 people ill-treated during the "election-campaign", so that does not say that his information is not correct.

You might want to contact one of the NGOs in Zimbabwe or MDC itself. Look for the MDC at fi the yahoo or the Guardian web page, where they have links to MDC and NGOs on their Zimbabwe news page.

Tor-Hugne Olsen
Researcher Southern Africa team


#1 ---- JAN.2, 2001

From: obi nwafor

DEAR SIR,

IT IS A GREAT PLEASURE FOR ME TO CONTACT YOU BUT FIRST LET ME START BY INTRODUCING MYSELF. I AM THE SON OF CHIEF BAGUDU NWAFOR, A MEMBER OF THE MOVEMENT FOR POLITICAL CHANGE IN ZIMBABWE WHICH IS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT AND HIS POLITICAL PARTY CALLED ZANU PF.

IT HAPPENS THAT HE BECAME A PARTNER WITH A WHITE MAN IN BUSINESS WHO IS ONE OF THE LEADERS OF THEIR MOVEMENT, THROUGH HIM HE BROUGHT HIS IDEAS AND PHILOSOPHY THAT THEY NEED TO ERADICATE THE IDEA OF RACISM AND TORTURE TOWARDS THE WHITE BY THE PRESENT PRESIDENT BECAUSE THEY ARE THE MINORITY IN ZIMBABWE (SOUTH AFRICA)

BECAUSE OF HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR PARTY FOR DEMOCRATIC CHANGE THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY BROUGHT THEIR WICKED IDEAS TOWARDS US. THEY STARTED CONFISCATING OUR PROPERTIES ,OUR FARM LANDS AND EVEN OUR COMPANY WHICH MY FATHER IS A PARTNER WITH A WHITE MAN BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ALLIES HAS BEEN DOING THAT TO OTHER WHITE FARMERS.

DURING THIS PROCESS HE WAS ARRESTED WITH HIS PARTNER. HOWEVER ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS MY FATHER GAVE ME TO SELL THE REMAINDER OF HIS ASSETS, I AS THE SON WAS ABLE TO SELL HIS REMAINING ASSETS WHICH I REALISED US$18,525,000.00 AND DEPOSITED THIS FUND WITH A SECURITY COMPANY IN CAPE TOWN WITH THE HELP OF OUR FAMILY FRIEND IN SOUTH AFRICA AND WAS SEND BY THE COMPANY TO SPAIN.

BUT AS OF NOW I AM IN SPAIN AND THE REASON WHY I AM SOLICITING FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IS THAT EVER SINCE I CAME HERE TO SPAIN, I HAVE NOT BE ABLE TO CLEAR THE CONSIGNMENT FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY TO DEPOSIT THE FUND IN THE BANK BECAUSE I AM STAYING HERE AS A REFUGEE IN SPAIN.

ALL I WANT YOU TO DO IS TO COME TRAVEL DOWN TO MADRID SO THAT YOU CAN OPEN A NON-RESIDENTIAL ACCOUNT SO THAT WE WILL DEPOSIT THE MONEY AND TRANSFER THE FUND FROM HERE TO YOUR NOMINATED BANK ACCOUNT SO THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO RELOCATE THE REST OF OUR FAMILY AWAY FROM ZIMBABWE AND USE THE REST MONEY FOR ONWARD INVESTMENT.

SIR, WITH YOUR HELP AND ASSISTANCE I AM READY TO GIVE YOU 10% FROM THE TOTAL SUM OF MONEY AND ALSO I HAVE MAP OUT 2% FOR EXPENSES FOR BOTH PARTIES MIGHT INCUR DURING THIS TRANSACTION.

I ASSURE YOU THAT THIS ASSISTANCE AND HELP IS 100% RISK FREE AND THIS WON'T JEOPARDIZE THE INTEREST OF YOU AND YOUR COMPANY NEITHER MY FAMILY. PLEASE I WANT YOU TO KEEP CONFIDENTIAL AND PRIVATE BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT OF ZIMBABWE DID NOT KNOW THAT I AM IN SPAIN OR WE EVEN HAVE OTHER ASSETS THAT I WAS ABLE SELL TO REALISE THE FUND.

I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU THROUGH E-MAIL BECAUSE I WANT IT TO BE PRIVATE AND ALSO I AM WAITING YOUR REPLY THROUGH THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS SO THAT I CAN NOW GIVE YOU DETAILS AND UPDATES. HOPING TO HEAR FROM YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND GOD BLESS YOU AND ALSO WISHING YOU AND YOUR A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

THANKS
YOURS SINCERELY
(MR:OBIOFOR NWAFOR)


#2 ___JAN. 5, 2001

From: obi nwafor <obiofor\\yahoo.com

DEAR FRIEND

I WASN'T CHECKING MY MAIL BOX BECAUSE ALL THE STRESS IS TOO MUCH FOR ME TO ENCOUNTER. NOT HAVING IS A PROBLEM AND HAVING THE MONEY AGAIN NOT KNOW WHERE TO START IS ALSO A PROBLEM.

I WOULD LIKE YOU TO ASSIST ME AND TELL ME HOW AND WHEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COME DOWN TO SPAIN . HOPING TO HEAR FROM YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND GOD BLESS IN JESUS NAME 'AMEN'.

REGARDS
OBI


#3 - JAN.7, 2001

From: obi nwafor

Dear brother Emil,

I thank very much for your interest, let me make it brief. I don't even have more than $800 dollars with me right now and the courier company is requesting $16,825 dollars for me to be paid as demurrage and balance for the remaining money but my lawyer in Cape Town has promised to give me $10,000 dollars and I still need about 6,825 dollars to be paid before they will release it to me and that is the problem also me right now.

I prefer that you fly, that will be quicker and also my lawyer in South Africa told me that he will fly to Madrid during this transaction even without having a Spanish friend, if a have a Spanish friend I would not need you to stress yourself from Romania.

Secondly get money from any where it will be given back to the person as soon as we collect my cargo from them and also I like to ask you if is possible loan about $6,825 dollars so that we will able to get the consignment from them as soon as you come, I want you to give me your phone so that we can also talk on telephone. Hoping to hear from you soon and God bless.

Chief O. Nwafor.

N.B Thank you so much for the verse you sent


# 4 --- JAN.8, 2001

From: obi nwafor

DEAR EMIL,

AS YOUR REQUEST THE ACCOUNT WILL BE OPEN AND THE TRANSACTION WILL NOT TAKE MORE(2)WORKING DAYS BECAUSE I WANT US TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT IN 2 OR 3 INCLUDING MY LAWYER BECAUSE HE TOLD HE WILL LIKE TO SEE EVERY TRANSACTION TILL THE END.

ALSO REGARDING THE US$7K THAT HIS WHAT IS LEFT BEHIND FROM WHAT MY LAWYER PROMISED ME AND THE MONEY WILL BE BACK TO YOU INCLUDING YOUR TRANSPORT AS SOON AS WE CLEARED THE CONSIGNMENT FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY, PLEASE IF CAN ARRANGE TO COME BEFORE THE WEEKEND TELL ME SO THAT I WILL EMAIL MY LAWYER TO ARRANGE FOR HIS JOURNEY TO SPAIN.

LASTLY THE REQUEST ON HOW WE CAN MEET ON THE DAY YOU ARE COMING, I THINK THAT IS NOT A PROBLEM THE LORD WILL MAKE US MEET THAT MEANS THAT BEFORE YOUR DEPARTURE YOU WILL TELL ME THE ARRIVAL TIME OF YOUR FLIGHT TO MADRID AND THE CLOTHES YOU WILL BE PUTTING ON AND ALSO I WILL DESCRIBE MYSELF HOPING TO HEAR FROM YOU AND GOD BLESS.

OBI


# 5 ---- JAN. 8, 2001

From: obi nwafor

Dear emil,

Do you think this a friend of yours reliable and also can he arrange the US $7k to Madrid but I pray by the special grace of GOD ALMIGHTY they give you the visa because as a child of GOD you have right to stay anywhere in this world because the earth was created by GOD, it is the politician are trying to make their useless laws.

Waiting to hear from you ,stay well and GOD will lead us through. obi


# 6 ----- JAN. 10, 2001

From: obi nwafor

Dear Emil,

I understand your fear and thoughts but you must also understand that I need not to contact you if actually I didn't need your assistance. I got your address through when I was searching for help in the hongkong.com because I advertise my email in the internet for assistance.

I have many offer too who are willing to assist me but I would prefer to work with you because of your fear in the lord and your response to me in your first email you send to me.

I was even worried because I didn't hear from you for the updates about the visa, if you want to buy the visa when will you be able to get it and how soon do you think you will be able to come to Madrid.

I will contact my lawyer as soon as possible to ask for his assistance with the rest money so that we can be able to clear this consignment from the company as soon as you come because I don't even have enough money with me right now.

But please keep on trying don't give it up so that we could make it possible for both of us. Hoping to hear from you but as soon as the lawyer is able to give me feedback regarding his journey to Madrid and the money I will also contact to updates. Thanks and GOD BLESS.

Regards
OBI


# 7 ----- JAN. 10, 2001

From: obi nwafor

Dear Emil,

I don't even know where to start and that is the reason that I decided to do this transaction with you because of the way you send me your first email and also please if is possible to send the money as soon as possible it will be very good and you can send it to through a guy who I stayed with his name is PATRICK CLEMENS and height about 1.76 but I think is not important ,what I think is important is the name, country and the test question as you said.

Please for your reply and may ALMIGHTY GOD CONTINUE TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN JESUS NAME 'AMEN'.

Thanks OBI

NB You can send me the money you can nothing is too small or too big.


# 9 ------ JAN 10, 2001

From: obi nwafor

Dear Emil,

Let me begin first with how actually I became a Christian. First I was bone as a catholic because my parents are Christian including the whole of our family and can even say our region are mostly Christian. ALMIGHTY GOD has done a great thing in our life passing all the obstacles those politicians are placing on us even though my father is still with them,

I don't have problems including the rest of our family they are trying to make us to believe think twice if GOD is real but I tell brother no obstacle, stress or any thing in this whole wide world that we make me to change my belief . I f can tell you testimony we can move from where we are because I will not be able to tell you all what GOD has done for us but we keep that till we meet by the special grace of GOD.

Regarding to the request Mr. Clemens said that he can take the money from any agent in Spain but here are the other things you ask for. HIS HAIR IS BLACK ,COLOUR OF EYES IS BROWN AND he has his ID to get the money .

Hoping to hear asap. Thanks and GOD bless.


# 10 -----------JAN. 11, 2001

From: obi nwafor

Hi Emil,

Thanks for your concern, I came to mid of December and I don't have a refugee status but I don't even think about that because I am not ready to live in Spain and as soon as my plans are mature I can be able to relocate my family to a better place.

Emil please if not only that agent just try as possible as you can to send it tomorrow also waiting and looking forward in meeting you in person. Hear from you soon and may the merciful lord continue to lead you and your family.

Regards
Obi


# 11 -------- JAN. 13, 2001

From: obi nwafor

Dear Emil,

I am not angry because of the sum but I wanted to see Mr. Clemens to collect the money before writing to update you and secondly please tell the exact amount because they need it in western union office, the money that he sent was about US$10.

Emil if is possible to send me about US$1000 on Monday it would be fine so that I can able to feed and I told you that as soon as this cargo is cleared I will pay the money that you have spent so far.

Hoping to hear from ASAP and my love to your family . The road is narrow and that is the way of the lord and in his infinite mercy he will see us through.

Regards
Obi


# 12 - ---- JAN. 15, 2001

From: obi nwafor

Dear Emil,

You are wonderful and I don't know what to say for now but I pray that God should continue to protect you and your family and also regarding the money Mr. CLEMENS has not be around and he told me that he will be coming on Thursday and that is the reason I didn't contact you .

Please tell me your plans as when you will be able to come and also regarding the money please if you are to send me some money as soon as possible that will also be great because really I don't have with me but I know that almighty GOD will continue to sustain me in this critical period.

Emil please extend my precious greeting to that your beautiful wife I saw really she should be a wonderful person because in that photo she looks innocent. May the Almighty Creator continue to provide for you and your wonderful family in Jesus name "Amen". Hoping to hear from you and also to see you physically like the one I saw in that picture. Obi


# 13 ---- JAN. 16, 2001

From: obi nwafor

Dear Emil,

I have an id but I threw it away when I got to Spain because I wouldn't the want anybody to know who I am actually and that is the even Mr. Clemens name to get the money but he told me he get as soon as he is around.

My regards to your family and may God be with you all. Obi


# 14 --- JAN. 18, 2001

From: obi nwafor

Dear Emil,

How you doing brother I hope you are fine please try and update me regarding your trip, I hope to hear from ASAP.

God bless
Obi


# 15 ---- JAN.19, 2001

Dear Obi,

Did you picked up the first money sent? Please confirm. I have instructed a second contact I have in Germany to send you further money on a second channel. He tried yesterday to send using the same name of Patrick Clemens - he was not successful because from there they operate just transfers from an account to another, no cash pay.

Could you send me what account has Mr. Clemens and at which Bank/branch? It would be good to know to build up a second channel for transfer. BUT I need also to know for sure the first test sum is in your hands. Did Patrick collect the money? It's already a week since the money were sent. IT IS IMPORTANT to do so as suggested.

Regarding the contact in your town, I've got not yet the relevant address because my friend could not contact the man in Denia-they had some problems with their local network and are very busy with their farm. Still wait today or tomorrow and will send you any news. Until then please contact Patrick and take the first money out, so that I can instruct to be sent more. PLEASE DO SO. I'll keep in touch.

Q1: If you do not have an ID with you, HOW will you be able to have access to any bank account opened in my name?!

Q2: Did your lawyer confirm he can supplement the extra 3k needed?

Q3: Do you have any phone number where to be reached? Did you try to call yesterday at about 18:10 your time? I was in the church and noticed my mobile lit up because of an incoming call.

In His love,

Emil


From: obi nwafor

Dear Emil,

I thank you for the money sent to me and Mr. Clemens has just brought the money and also regarding the account of Mr. Clemens he said to transfer money from outside Spain will always get to bank after 10 days of transfer and please he can try to send me any money through western union and again please tell me when you are coming and as soon I am able to get any money I will take a mobile telephone so that you can reach me .

The problem is that I can't go and take money from the consignment because the courier company are not aware of the contents of the cargo, that is the reason of my contacts and i am also scared that they might not request money for demurrage from me because the cargo has be with them for some time and I have not since this week because they don't know the reason why i haven't come for the cargo. Emil, I also spoke with my lawyer, He said that he try as he could to raise 3k for me if he can not promise to mail me by Monday.

Hope to hear from ASAP and may his mercy be upon you and your family. Obi


# 17 ---- JAN 22, 2001

From: obi nwafor

Dear Emil,

How are you? because I was wondering that I haven't heard from but nevertheless Mr. Patrick has been a nice man to me but I knew him when I came to Madrid ,just a couple of days when I came into the country.

Emil, I think is close to me because the money you sent before was collected but actually I didn't know exactly because I told that he wasn't around when the money was sent, he brought the money when he came back to Madrid and also regarding where I am staying.

I am still in Madrid but I might leave tonight to another city to stay with Mr. Patrick friend because I cant afford to pay my bills. Also response to my lawyer he sent me an email just now and in his letter he said that he has able to raise US$10,900 total but still remaining about US$6100 but I hope that I don't have to pay more demurrage since the security told me last time that I have to pick the cargo.

But my lawyer still promise that he do his best more but in the letter I think he not too sure. Emil can send me the money through my name OBIOFOR NWAFOR but I didn't want to use it because I don't know the implication regarding my refugee status, please I want all you to help me ASAP and I pray by His mercy and Love they will give the visa.

Hope to hear from ASAP and may Favour dwell in your family in Jesus name Amen. Obi


# 18 ----- 22 Jan

From: obi nwafor

Dear Emil,

I have to say that you have been very helpful and I have taken you like a brother because of the way you have been so helpful especially the courage through the letters you sent and other thoughts that have made within me, even without agreeing on a special percent I know what I will do something to compensate you for the efforts.

In regard to how the consignment will be cleared that is the reason my lawyer wants to come to get the cargo cleared and also my lawyer suggested CITY BANK or DRESDNER BANK will be the best options and also he discuss in his previous email about sending the cargo to Romania but I told him that I am scared that I might not get the fund back and also in response to your question, as soon as the consignment is carried from the courier company we can go the HOTEL where my lawyer is going to stay or the HOTEL where you will stay but won't be Mr. Patrick's place because I don't want him to understand what we are doing because I didn't tell him the first time since I know that he doesn't have enough.

I didn't want to involve him because I can't start sharing my family money for people because I need someone to help me. Emil as soon as this consignment is cleared the first money will be the expenses you have made so far and the money that I will give you which my lawyer discuss with me is 5% of the total fund which is US$18,525,000.00 and that will be minus 5% because of your assistance and also this fund doesn't belong to me but the family, the lawyer must be aware of what I am doing since he is the family lawyer.

The telephone number is not the problem is because I don't have money with me that is the reason but as soon I have money as I said before I will take a mobile line so that we could discuss and why I doesn't want to give you Mr. Patrick phone line is because I wouldn't want you to talk to him since he not aware of my cargo and when he brought the money you sent, I told the fund is been sent by an old friend who was working for my Dad in Zimbabwe before he came to Netherlands.

Emil I want you to do your best to assist the situation and you will benefit from it likewise me and my family because then I will have money to spend not now that I am like someone without fund. Hope to hear from you as soon as possible and god bless. Obi


# 19 ---- 25 JAN

From: obi nwafor

Dear Emil,

I have told Mr. Patrick to get the money but he promise to bring the money by Saturday because he is working late and also regarding the money to clear the cargo the lawyer been able to do more and I have contacted the security company they told me that I have to pay additional US$5,675 for the demurrage and also for the security vault as they said.

Emil really I don't know what to do now because the whole money that I am looking for will be about US$12,000+ to get it cleared and also if you able to get this fund as borrow for us to get the cargo cleared please tell me so that I will tell the lawyer to confirm his flight ticket for Sunday evening to be in Madrid on Monday morning so that we could do everything ASAP.
Hope to hear from ASAP and God bless you.


# 20 - -------------25 JAN

From: obi nwafor

Dear Emil,

I don't understand what I said but the previous mail I sent was that my lawyer was able to raise the US$10,800 and remaining the about US6,200 and now the security company told me that I have to pay US$5,675 which make the total of the previous 6k and now the 5k,that is the issue and you must understand that I appreciate your efforts and assistance you have been rendering. Emil is because there is no other hope for me right now to get the money that is even the reason I told you in my mail because I wouldn't want you to travel from Romania to Spain without achieving our plans. The lawyer said that the only money left with him apart from the 10k is the ticket money to Madrid.

Please advice me on what to do next and hope to hear from you ASAP and may God bless .

Obi


# 21 ---------------------- 25 JAN

From: obi nwafor

Emil,

The total is about 12k to fulfill the clearing, please reply tonight.


# 22 ------------------ 25 Jan

From: obi nwafor

Emil,

I wouldn't understand take care of my ways and longer our ways but what did I told regarding the fund that we requested but you must also understand that the lawyer promise of given us 10k and the rest balance was about 6k2 before this latest 5k675 but Emil you can't back off by now and you know that I need your help so also you will benefit from this transaction , please waiting for your reply this night and tell how will you be to assist so that i can also discuss with Mr. Patrick but not to tell him the reason of the fund because i told you that i8 didn't tell him about the cargo Hear from ASAP .Obi


# 23 - - - - - - - 26 JAN '01

From: obi nwafor

Emil,

What did we discuss before about the said fund to the cargo when I told you that my lawyer was able to raise 10k for the first time and you told me that you will come with 4k that my lawyer should try to assist in other to rest 3k but I also told you that he has been able to raise US$10,800 but you promise to assist but why now that you want to back out and also Emil tell me what to do because now rest fund is about 8k,Please advice me ASAP and God bless you.


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