I posted some of my initial interactions with “Fred Gaston, Esq.”, a “lawyer” in need of some severe English literacy remediation.
I still don’t have my 5,125,000 euros, but complicated the process by asking for my share in bitcoin, instead of just nicely giving him my banking information and the international swift codes for my bank so that he could “make a deposit” to my account.
Here’s some of the second round interactions.
Having not sent Mr. Gaston all the information he wanted, he’s nicely prompting me:
Hello Peeter Joot,
Your message was received and content well noted with .I therefore
look forward to hearing from you As soon as possible to enable us make
Kindly please expedite action.My estimation of time for the completion
of this operation is 10 business days hence I need your total devotion
and trust for us to see this through quicky.
Thank you once again.
Fred Gaston, Esq.
so I feed him a bit of the info he’s asked for:
Greetings Dear Peeter,
Having resolved to entrust this transaction into your hands,Please
copy the letter attached and fill in your bank account information
where the funds will be transferred to and then send the letter to the
bank by email to their email address as indicated to enable the bank
to begin to process the transfer of the funds to your bank
account.Please send this letter by email and then let me know.
Your friend and partner,
Fred Gaston, Esq.
Here’s the attached letter for me to sign
His response is to gently prompt me to fill in the form anyways:
Dear friend and partner,
Please go ahead and send the application to the bank.Once the heritage
claim is approved by the bank we certainly can direct then on how to
recieve it.One step at a time.
Let me know as soon as you send the application to the bank and also
do send me the required documentation.
Thank you for your cooperation.
So I have to explain what I mean:
Will Mr. Fred Gaston be a kindred mathematical cousin accross continents and be interested in my passion for electromagetism and geometric algebra? Unfortunately not. He ignores that part of my email and gives me a new form
Dear Peeter ,
It very much sound to me that you did not understand my previous
message to you.Go ahead and send the application to the bank.Once the
claim is approved by the bank we certainly can direct then on how to recieve it.
chech now i have simplify the application ,sent it in that format.
Let me know as soon as you send it.
Here’s the new letter that he wants me to fill in
This new letter is somewhat mysterious to me, since I don’t see what he has to gain by having me fill this in? Is this just to keep me hooked, and then he’ll ask for the bank info again, or is he switching to a different scam? Google tells me that there is actually a Bank of Africa branch at this address, but I don’t see any financier.com domain, and ask him about that.
In response he says:
Hello Peeter, Please check and make sure you actually copied the email address properly. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Let me know when sent. Fred Gaston,Esq.
I’m able to send a test email to this email address, and it doesn’t bounce. Later he prompts me, since I haven’t taken any action:
Good morning Peeter, Happy new week to you and hopefully you are in good health today?I have no further information from you and write to know if you where able to send the application. Expedient response please. Thank you. Fred Gaston, Esq.
This gives me a nice opening, since I have a cold: