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----- Original Message -----

From: mr west
Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 4:10 AM
Subject: order enquiry

Hello Sales.

I browsed and discovered your store and i discover some product that i'm interested in, so i will like to purchase some items from your store and i will be paid with my credit card but, before then i will like to take permission from you before ordering and i will like you to ship it via any of these courier service UPS/FEDEX/EMS/DHL/USPS or FREIGHT FORWARDER to LAGOS-NIGERIA. i will be looking forward to hear from you ASAP.

thanks
solar

DEAR MR. WEST AND THANK YOU FOR BROWSING OUR STORE! I AM THE LATE WIFE OF THE LATER DR. RICHARD SIMMONS, PRIME MINISTER TO THE ISLANDS OF IZITURASCAM WHO MET HIS UNFORTUNATE END AT THE BLOODIED ANUSI OF DIERETIC ROAD THIEVES WHILE VALIANTLY PROTECTING THE EXCERCISE OF OUR NOW-MINATURE DENIZENS. DR. SIMMONS LEFT TO OUR HEALTH ORGAINZATION (WHO) A GARGANTUAN SUM OF FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND, SIX, HUNDERED AND SISTY-SIX UNITED STATE PENNIES AND WE ARE IN DIRE NEED OF A CONFIDENCE HONEST SIR SUCH AS YERSEFF ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO EXTRACT THIS FORTUNE FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE OLYMPIC-SIZED WACKYWING TESTING FACILITY WHERE THEY ARE BEING HELD IN COMPLETE SECRECY AND ALSO PREVENTING CHANGING OF THE SWEATY WATER WHICH BY NOW IS CONTAINED ENOUGH WITH OTHER PARTICULATES THAT IT IS PREVENTING ACCURATE TESTING OF THE BOUYANCY OF THESE LIFE SAVING MEASURES FOR THE CHILDREN WHO GROW HEFTIER EVERY DAY WITHOUT THE AVAILABLE KICKING AND BUTTERFLY MISSIONS THEY SO NEED TO PREVENT THEIR ILL HEALTH. THIS IS WHY WE HAVE CHOSEN YOU TO HELP US WITH OUR DESPARATE URGENCY IS WHILE YOU ARE MURKING IN THE UNDERGROUNDS WITH YOUR (FRIENDS) UNLIMITLESS FUNDS PERHAPS WE CAN PURSUADE YOU TO USE YOUR PLASTIC POWERS TO BRIBE THE LOCAL WATER TRAITMENT FACILITY TO INSTALL SPECIAL COPPER MAGNETS WHICH WILL BEING THE FILTRATION OF THE FOTURNE CONTAINED IN THE PIPES AND ENTER IN THROUGH THE THRID STALL IN THE MENS COMMODE THROUGH WHICH YOUR MINIASCULE CRAINIUM WILL FIT IN ORDER TO TESTING THE ECOLI FILTER AS WE ARE SURE THAT IT WILL INDEED ATTRACT YOU AND THE OTHER FECAL PARTICULATES WHILE THE LINCOLN FORTUNE PASSES THROUGH TO OUR SHARED WALLETS. FOR YOUR TROUBLES WE WISH TO OFFER YOU MAY KEEP 99% OF THE PROFIT FOR YOUR GOOD SELF AS WE ONLY NEED A SMALL AMOUNT FOR OUR WORTHY CAUSE OF MAINTAINING CLEAN WATER AND SKINNY YOUNGSTERS FOR OUR OBESE COMMUNITY. 100% CONFIDENCE IS ASSURED OF COURSE AS IN ALL THE TRANSACTIONS WE TRANSACT WITH YOUR FELLOW URGENT NIGERIAN PEOPLES BY WHICH WE HAVE GRATITUDES.

SINCERELY,

MS. E A VANIMAL, BS., PHUC U.
TEL: (419) 328-7448 (419-EAT-SHIT)

They keep on a-comin'...

----- Original Message -----

From: "james seye"
To:
Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 3:58 AM
Subject: Order enquiry

Hello,

I will like to order for some products from your store and will like you to quote me the total shipping to lagos,nigeria. my method of payment is with creditcard and i will like to know your method of shipping.i will be glad if this mail is treated with concern.

Best Regards
James seye

Answer:
Your email is not treated with concern. Kindly fuck off.
---
Cheers,
SINCERELY,
MS. E A VANIMAL, BS., PHUC U.
TEL: (419) 328-7448 (419-EAT-SHIT)

WEB ORDER SUBMISSION:


Date Mon May 2 18:09:31 EDT 2005
Ship to sustya suharni
jln.kyai mojo no 104
jln.kyai mojo no 92
yogyakarta DIY 55243
ID Indonesia
0274 589094
Bill to Same
SECURITY BOX 1234
E-Mail blue666eo@yahoo.com (emailed)
Via Hong Kong 2-Day
Payment MasterCard
Comments please hurry up
From: donnie setiawan
To: questions@mercenary.com
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2005 4:54 AM
Subject: Re: how about with my order?

Dear Sir,

I want ask to you,did you process my order? 'cause at this time i never received the goods.

Please confirm ASAP.

Thank you .

There seems to be a problem with your credit card... can you send the funds via Western Union wire transfer or with a bank draft?

--
Fletcher
Mercenary Audio
TEL: +1 508-543-0069
FAX: +1 508-543-9670
http://www.mercenary.com
"this is not a problem"

From: donnie setiawan
To: Fletcher
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 4:32 AM
Subject: Re: how about with my order?

Thanks you for replay.

Can you tell me what is the problem?'Cause it's first time for me make international order. Please confirm soon.

Thank you,

Hmmmm.... let's see... your "security code" was 1234... who's Donnie? The order was to bill and ship to "sustya suharni".

Dude, you suck at credit card fraud... try something else for a hobby... maybe fishing or hijacking trucks or something like that.

--
Fletcher
Mercenary Audio
TEL: +1 508-543-0069
FAX: +1 508-543-9670
http://www.mercenary.com
"this is not a problem"


This one is great because it combines many known scams all into one!

The Cast:

Samara Krugman: Girl Wonder at Mercenary Audio, a well-known Manley Dealer

Yemmit Abiodun: Yahoo email bearing Scamster, also known as "Joe" (of course)

Original Message -----
From: yemmit abiodun
To: questions@mercenary.com
Cc: questions@mercenary.com
Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 11:04 PM
Subject: order

Hello,

I can see you stuff with different type of electronics which i am interested to buy in your store.I am Richard Joe by name but people call me Joe,am an expertrate in our firm which was located in UK and AMERICA and also the head of the electronics department in our firm.Am interested in buying these items written below,

Manley 16x2 mixer-line version......................................................1pc

I want to use this items for the improvement of our firm in my department. This items should be a complete items and i will like to know the total cost and the shipping charges of this goods to our company in UK and as for the payment i am ready to pay by credit card. I will like to hear from you ASAP.

Regards
Joe .

Samara Krugman wrote:

Hello Joe,

Thank you for your interest in the Manley 16x2 mixer. This is a special order item and requires a 50% deposit paid by wire transfer only. Once the item arrives we will require the balance plus shipping to be paid for also by wire transfer before we ship the item. We will need the shipping address in order to calculate the shipping costs. Once we have the shipping address and shipping costs we can give you the total cost.

If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

Kind Regards,

Samara

Hello Samara,
Thanks for your reply,this is the shipping address writen below.
59a nile street
london 22179
london,se 183ws.

So i will like to know the total cost and the shipping cost of this goods to the address overleaf.

Thanks
Regards
Joe

Samara Krugman wrote:

Hello Joe,

We will need you to specify which version of the Manley mixer you are interested in purchasing. Here are the following types;

Manley Mixer 16 x 2 Line Version
Manley Mixer 16 x 2 Mic Version
Manley Mixer 16x2 Mic/Line (8+8) Version

Your shipping options are as follows;

FedEx International Priority - $376.25 USD
FedEx International Economy - $353.25 USD

Once you verify which mixer option and which shipping option you prefer we can provide you with an order total. If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

Regards,

Samara

yemmit abiodun wrote:

Hello samara,

Thanks for your reply,i want Manley Mixer 16x2 Mic/Line (8x8) Version and i want you to use FedEx International Priority for the shipping. So i will like to hear from you ASAP.

Thanks
Regards
Joe

Samara Krugman wrote:

Hello Joe,

Here is the pricing you requested;

(1) Manley Mixer 16x2 Mic/Line (8+8)- $9500 USD

FedEx International Priority Shipping - $376.25 USD

ORDER TOTAL - $9876.25 USD

yemmit abiodun wrote:

Hello Samara,
Thanks for your reply,i am ok with the price so here is the payment below
NAME: ALEX DICKSON
CARD NO: 5369####2005####
CARD EXPIRED: 04/2007
CARD TYPE: MASTER CARD

I will like to hear from you by given me the tracking no for my orderThanks

Regards
Joe

(Samara ignores the fact that he provided stolen credit card info and proceeds...)

Samara Krugman wrote:

Hello Joe,

The Manley Mixer is a special order item and requires a 50% deposit by wire transfer before we place the order with Manley. Additionally it will take 4 - 6 weeks for the unit to be built. Once it arrives at our store, we will require the balance to be paid, and for the funds to be approved and settled in our account before we will ship the item. We would be more than happy to provide you with the necessary bank information for you to make the transfer if you would still like to go ahead with the order.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

Regards,

Samara

yemmit abiodun wrote:

Hello Samara,
No problem about the transfer so i will like to have those info written below.
Your name and your address,
your phone no,
name of your bank,
account no,
account code no,
bank managers name,
bank managers phone no,

So i will like to know the following info in other for me to transfer the money into your account. I will like to hear from you ASAP.

Thanks
Regards
Joe

Note how he could care less what the price is and doesn't flinch that Samara ignored the credit card issue.

Samara Krugman wrote:

Hello Joe,

Attached is the wire transfer information you requested. If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

Kind Regards,
Samara

yemmit abiodun wrote:

Hello Samara,

I can see the information you send to me but now i was just called by a company that they are interested in the manley mixer that they need 20pcs of it,so now i want to increase the order to 20pcs now.

So let have the total cost of 20pcs and the shipping charges to the address given to you in other for me to transfer the money to your account. I will like to hear from you ASAP.

Thanks
Regards
Joe

Samara keeps her cool at such a mighty order and calmly replies...

Samara Krugman wrote:

Hello Joe,

Here is the quote you requested;

(20) Manley Mixer 16x2 Mic/Line (8x8)- $9500 USD each, $190,000 USD Total
FedEx International Priority Shipping - $7525 USD

ORDER TOTAL - $197,525 USD

For an order of this size, we will require a 50%, nonrefundable deposit to be made by wire transfer only. This order will take 10 - 15 weeks for delivery (including transit time for shipping the order to you). Once the units arrive we will require the balance to be paid in full by wire transfer prior to shipping.

If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

Kind Regards,

Samara

yemmit abiodun wrote:

Hello Samara,

I am ready to transfer all the total amount of my goods to your account but before i do so i want you to assure me that i immediatelly the money has gotten to your account,you will shipp the order to my shipping address given to you.

I will like to hear from you ASAP.

Thanks
Regards
Joe

Hello Joe,

Once the funds have been settled into our account we will let you know. If you have any additional questions in the meantime, please let us know.

Kind Regards,

Samara

And now for the final kicker which makes this a great combo-scam!

From: yemmit abiodun
Date: 24 October 2004 20:05:03 GMT-04:00
To: samara@mercenary.com
Subject: payment

Hello Samara,

I have consult my bank manager about the transfer and my manager told me the money in my account is not upto the amount i want to tansfer which i confirmed it myself,now i want to ask for a favour from you if you can be able to do it for me i will be very grateful.It happens that i inherit some money from my father and all the money was a total of $10 million USD and this money was packed in a logage,even this company dont even know what is inside the logage.now i will give you the contact address and contact phone no of this company so that you can call the company on phone and make the arrangement of collecting the money because i want you to be incare of this money so that you can be supplying me that mixer when the money is with you also i have a lot of client that are interested in the mixer.

Why i said i want you to collect it was that There was a legacy that was layed down which says unles they confirmed that i have seen a very good business that i want to do with the money before they can release it for me.

So Samara pls kindly let me know if you have accepted to do the favour for me so that i can give you the contact information in U.K.

Thanks
Regards
Joe


I propose a New College Course:

English 419: Unlearn your existing perfect english grammar and learn how to write like an ESL foreign national or a robot. Special emphasis on slipping in insults. Students will explore arcane synonyms.

Credit: EIGHTY SIX MILLION SIX HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR THOUSAND BRITISH POUNDS STERLING

--Vanimal


Two more classic super swell scams here on our FAQ page (because they are so FREQUENT!)