Arnie Leapzorp meets Nigerian scammer Ammed Aideed.

The best bait with autobaiter version 1

There were over ten email exchanges in this auto-bait. My sacred rule here is no human intervention -- no manual modifications to the computers idea of an email reply.  I broke that rule at the end when I decided to terminate the bait and  manually entered a "bait termination flag" into the file.

My character is Arnie Leapzorp, a farmer that works the fields and has a part time job at the farm bureau called, The National Allanze Bureau. The telephone for the bureau is the same as that for the National Alliance which is a white supremacist hate group. It seems to work out fairly well for this bait.  Arnie is almost too helpful to the lad, but misdirects everything he does.  He is very chatty and uses long paragraphs to give simple information such as a phone number.  Amusing story lines are sequenced from one email to the next.  In this bait there is a major flaw that the lad didn't catch. It started out as Alan Logan from an earlier version of the autobaiter, but I switch names in my confusion of starting up the system for the second time.

The following is the printout of the history file journal. The transcripts here have some manual modifications. I removed internet headers, Yahoo advertisments, and redundant quotes of emails. Colors and larger type faces were added for clarity. Although the actual paragraphs sent to the lad are single spaced to make it a struggle to read, they have been double spaced here. My notes are manually added here in a large type face highlighted in yellow.

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\  Lad - Mr Ammed  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

The program correctly classified this as a "dormant account" type of scam.

Reply-to: ~No start tag
From:  ammed aideed <>
Subject:  Latter From Mr Ammed//
Date:  Thu, 14 Jul 2005 12:11:59 -0400 (EDT)
To:  Arnie's

Goodday   Alan Logan,
Top of the day to you over there and may the good God bless you with all that you are asking him this new year and most important good health.
Please I have it in mind that this letter will come to you as a surprised but you shouldn’t worry as I will explain myself to you and my intention of writing to you.
I am MR AMMED in-charge of auditing and accounting section of APEX BOND LOME - TOGO in West Africa. I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that would be very beneficial to both of us.  
The venture is a high profit, low risk venture that would take at the most two weeks to process.  While carrying out auditing and investigation exercise in
our bank, I came across  an account which has been dormant for quite a while. Upon in-depth investigation this account as found to belong to a Mr BENJAMIN JAMES Whom I found to have died interstate, and since then all attempts to trace his next of kin has been fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr BENJAMIN JAMES did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in our Bank And moreover he died with all members of his family on the flight 111 Plane that crashed in Nova Scotia in the year September 4, 1998.    
According to Togolese Law, at the expiration of seven years, the funds will be un-claimable and revert to the ownership of the Togolese Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. In order to avert this negative development, I seek to put you over as the next of kin so that the funds will be released to you as the next of kin to this fund. I am writing to you because, as public servants, we cannot operate a foreign account. All the whole arrangement for you to put claim over this fund as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit yourself to this great business opportunity. Thus this process must be done through its legal means.
On smooth conclusion of this transaction, a certain percentage of this fund has been mapped out for you as your entitlement which I will let you know upon your reply of interest on this transaction with also the total amount involed. Please, you are advised to keep this transaction a top secret as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal with you.
I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you confirm the money in your account. And ask us to come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund and further investment, either in your country or any country you advice us to invest in.
All other necessary information will be send to you when I hear from you. I suggest you get back to me ASAP stating your wish in this deal.
However, I wish you give me your phone number where I will call you for more detailed information.
Yours faithfully,
MR  Ammed.

NB- check on this website for more info on the Plane Crash.


/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Baiter - Arnie Leapzorp /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

This is the opening script sent to everyone.  However half the lottery scams "twig out".

Dear Mr Ammed ,    
Your business offer sounds down right interesting, but I think you sent it to the wrong person.  You better check the email address again and send it to the right person.  I don't want that person losing out on all the money heading their way.    

Arnie Leapzorp   

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\  Lad - Mr Ammed /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

Date:  Mon, 25 Jul 2005

Greetings to you and top of the day to you over there.
I hope you are in good condition of health today.
Please don't be surprised that I sent to you this letter and for your information, the letter is meant for you and it didn't come to you as a wrong person but rather my God has told me that you should be the best person to carry out this transaction while I was seeking through the internet on someone trusted to do this transaction with.
Please I feel that the most important thing for me now is to be satisfied on the points which I am about to raise so that I will be able to send to you the full details of this transaction.
Please I want you to also know that I will be praying about this transaction that I about to reveal fully to you so that God will assist us fully to ensure our success.
So please kindly assure me on the followings ...
1- That my family share of this fund will be safe with you.
2- That you wouldn't sit on this fund once it gets into your account soonest..
3- That you maintain the confidentiality of this transaction and keep it ONLY within yourself since I am still working in this bank till we end this transaction soonest...
Please assure me on the above so that I will send to the amount involved as well as the sharing percentages as well as short story on the deceased, late Mr. Benjamin James.
And also I will be sending to you the full details of this transaction after I hear from you again with your reply on this assurance while I will send the text of application which you have to retype, fill and sent to the bank for approval on your name as the next of kin to this fund once I hear from you again.........
Like I said before I will do my underground work very well to see that the bank approves the application that you will send it to them...
Till I hear from you have a nice day...
Thanks and God bless you.
MR Ammed

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\  Baiter - Arnie Leapzorp  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

The lad used over three religious words in his email.  This triggered religous oriented replies.  Skip over reading the religious paragraphs -- boooring. They were copied from an inspirational site.

Dear Mr Ammed ,

You want alll my informatin now. My name is Arnie Leapzorp. Thats the name my dady gave me. My mother didnt like it tho. I live on RR 34 but i git my mail at a PO box. But if you want to write me leters you best send it to  National Allanze Bureau, Tooele, UT 84074 USA .  I go there to the bureau every day and i dont have to go to the post office to get it.  

It looks like that you want things taken care of real fast now. I will try to do so.  I do unnerstand the urgent. There are too many things happening all right now.  I gotta get my hired hands workin the fields while the weather stays like this and if i don then i will lose half my crops. I knows that you have a lot more to offer than my farm, but as they say a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 

Do you want to know the address of my bank so you can send the money there or what?   

You sound like a person close to God.  May He bless you.  I know I can trust you. Everything will work out real good for the two of us. These words have always brought comfort to me. "You may have to change every thing concerning your life Øf"~Z{/ÐÓ#IÐad (c)f(r)ƒÚWàØ- o£º may have to let that old person die, then walk away and let the dead bury the dead. Move from this place to that place. Change from this job to that job. Lose your 'friends'. Embrace your 'enemies'. Faith. Hope. Trust. Courage. Never give up. Never give in. Every life has been affected. Every dream has been destroyed. Get on with your life, and get out of your way. Don't allow the way things seem, to become the way things are. The darker the night, the brighter the stars. Ask God to hold your hand. Ask God to carry you. Ask God to lift you up. Don?t lie down and wait for an answer, but flow with the water of the river of the system. And the trickle with which your meager life oozes along, will become an unstoppable, raging waterfall. Like the p7%84#@#type it real good with no spelling mistakes because i got it right on my refrigerater.   

Hey there now.  I thought you sent your first letter to the wrong place.  So I erased it from my computer.  PLEASE SEND THAT FIRST LETTER AGAIN.  I need to know as much about this here situation as I can so's I know what to do.   I been thinking real hard about this all night and come to conclusian there is a whole lot of money in this thing here.  I really want to get  movin on this. I gonna help you out.  You are helping me out to if you know what I mean. Do i unnerstand you correct that there is millions in a box somewhere?  How would you get it out of the countm'ð»äYðO=Îãt  put in my bank, everbodys eyes would light up like chrismas trees and they goin to be askin whole lot of questons.  Go ahaad now. I think we can figgur out a way to get all that here.  

I see you want confidentality.  Now that is one hell of a big word.  But being serious now I will do my sunday school best not to tell nobody.  When i get the millions of dollers of money i am goin to need some help gettin it all packed away.  My investment friend is goin to have to find out sometime. Some day people will figur it out that i got millions of dollers. So i cant keep this a secret for very long.   
You take care now you hear?

Arnie Leapzorp   

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\  Lad - Mr Ammed  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

Don't bother reading all of this.  It is way too long and boring. He offers me 35% of 30.5 million bucks. He says he is honest and true and he wants me to insure him that I am honest and true.  Of course neither of us are.

Date:  Wed, 27 Jul 2005

  Greetings to you and your family in the name of almighty GOD,

You must be patient to read me very well in this email since I am   going to write a lengthy one in order to put you through.

Before contacting you on this transaction, I fasted and prayed and at the end my Pastor confirmed that God has brought us together on this project and that I should go ahead to contact you for this great deal of ours. My dear, we have to be very sincere to ourselves, open and transparent in all our dealings with each other because this business has the potentials of long-term business relationship which will transcend to our generation and may even cross over to that of our children.

As I stated earlier on, I have planned for this business for some time now, so I am quite aware of the procedures and taking into consideration the fact that I have been working in this bank for a long time, I am in a good position to advise you appropriately on the way forward. I have also put some money aside for this transaction as I believe that a little amount of money would be spent on this transaction but it won’t be much. I need your maximum co-operation to see everything through and if at anytime I need your assistance, I do hope I will not be disappointed bearing in mind that we are going into this business as parnters.

We can agree to donate some parts of the money to Charity and some Voluntary Organizations that is if you feel that it is necessary. This will depend on our agreed terms. What do you think?

I want you to know that I am not a joker or a story teller but I work with the said bank here in Lome - Togo, a country in the western region of Africa. I am the director of auditing unit of the said bank. And bear this in mind that this transaction is not illegal but it must be done in its legal way Ok. I have a family and wouldn't want to loose them in jail ok.

Let me tell you about myself, My name is MR Ammed aideed, I am 52years old .I have worked in the bank for about fifteen years and in this particular bank for 9 years as the director of auditing and accounting . I have the full control of checks in various departments of the bank. It was on auditting exercise that I discovered this dormant account and decided to contact you with hope that we can work together on this project. I hope you will know more about me as we go along on this project which I hope will benefit us greatly.

I am getting old and will want to stay a peaceful life with my family in your country as soon as you confirm this fund in your account. As it might please you to know, I am a knight of St John(KSJ)in my church and will always want you to put this transaction in prayers any time you are saying your private prayer.

My dear, the very first important step on this transaction is for me to send a specimen of a letter of application which you will retype, fill and send to the bank here for approval, then after which we have to pray that the bank approves your application since if they the bank does not approve that application then we cannot do anything but I promise and know that I will do my home work very well and through my underground work here and you will be approved.

I am looking forward to working with you on this project and I am very happy to note that you may be ready to work with me on this. You have to understand that you are taking up a high responsibility of trust and power, which is this fund and I will want you to realise that you will get your percentage when the time comes. I choose you out of just mere trust and the trust I have in God that he will allow you to work with me. I know that I have to work with someone and a foreigner on this, therefore I do not have a choice.

I am also counting on your act of responsibility and respectability, knowing that you have to assure me of this trust before we can go into this. The offer I am giving you will be beneficial to you and I. If you can trust me and cooperate with me, you will see the reality of this within 14 working days, starting from the time you will put in an application. You are going to get a good return and I can assure you this because when you put in a claim, you are not going to be dealing with me but rather you will be dealing with a bank. As long as you can keep this a secret and give our project the most confidentiality you can think of we will get our main goal of getting this fund in our control. You will provide an account in your country or any other country of your choice where this fund will be transferred.

The fund in question is $30, 500, 000 ( Thirty million five hundred thousand Dollars only) and was deposited in a DOLLAR ACCOUNT and was finally taken to the bank's ESCROW ACCOUNT when nobody was coming for it and that is why I have contacted you for you to apply as the next of kin to this fund, as the benefactor(depositor) died with all his family and since then nobody has come for the claim and this secret is between me, you and my wife and as such I wouldn't want us to have a third party. I think I made it clear to you on our first letter to you.

My dear, I pray that you will be able to keep this whole transaction within yourself, cause if my bank know that I am involved in this transaction, I will loose my job, loose the fortune, my prestige and reputation especially while other bank actions will follow.

This transaction will take only 7 to 14 working days to complete. All this will depend on our seriousness to this matter and I know and hope that you will be very serious with me on this project.

As soon as the bank gets your claims form which I will send to you, they will transfer this fund into your account. I will send you an application form which you will fill and send back to the bank. This form is the claims form which on receipt the bank will get to you and transfer this fund into your account once the bank approves the application and this is the one area which I know that I will do my best to see that the bank approve you as the next of kin to this fund. You will also act as the fund manager of this fund and help us organise a business outfit were we can invest our share of this fund. You will help us also to look for accommodation in your country or any country which you favours, were we( me and my family ) will live when we arrive to that place.

Note that you get 35% of the total sum (US$ 10, 675, 000) as compensation at the end of the transaction while me and my partner will get 65% (US$ 19, 825, 000) of the of the total funds. I want to assure you also that the transaction is 100% risk free once again and you have no reason to fear, legally and otherwise either from your government or from my government. All the step and procedure that will be adopted to get the fund transferred will be done in accordance with my country’s law and in accordance with any international law.

Meanwhile, I do hope to hear from you with a positive news on this transaction so that I will send to you the text of application which you have to retype, fill and send to the bank immediately. I will also send to you a small data of late Mr Benjamin James for you to know more about the late person like I said earlier.

Till I hear from you bye for now and have a nice day.

Regards from me and God bless you....

Ammed aideed.

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Baiter - Arnie Leapzorp /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

Arnie answers with a long and digressive reply.  Note that the scripts have random characters sprinkled about.  This will be used to convince the lads that Arnie has a bad telephone connection.

Dear Mr Ammed ,

Complements of the day to you.   
Yeah you and me can be investment partners. or as we say around here pardners. You can use my bank to put your money in, but i think its gonna be pretty complicated.    

I ferget if i didnt tell you where to send letters. Dont send them to the farm cause i have to go to the post office to get it.  You best sind letters to the bureau where i work a couple hours every day.   National Allanze Bureau, Tooele, UT 84074 USA .  

I will see if I can get in a talkin with the banker folks. ±øÝ}àˆx>­Äõ |Fûu­Eþ ÍK²m=„¶~m@ need every detail that you can give me. Banker folks give me the heebe jeebes.  Theys like to kiss my hogs if i wave enough money at their noses.   

I know you are in a hurry andd so am i.  Im trying to get thest things going real quick.  I am having computer  problems with bad phone lines here in the bureau qØf"~Z{/ÐÓ#IÐad (c)f(r)ƒÚWàØ- o£º™?ûRSEFpN‹¨>ýG¤yÛ±`:æeÐü ˜D workin as fast as I can on this. I really do wanna help you get your money out an i don't think that will take too much time.  But give me a couple days now cause I gotta see to the crops. Ss they say a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.  or they say this about womin folks a hand in the bush is worth two on the bird. I dont know if you forign folks unnerstand that joke. but i will explain it. the bush on womin is right up between the legs where the sun dont shine.  

Here is my bank information Westdeutsche Landesbank, Swiftcode  WELA DE 3K   Account holder:  Global Collect BV  Bank Account Number:  7017361 I want you to try to put the money right in there and you tell me when your gonna do that so's we can coordenate things here and over there in your forign contry.  

Hears some more words that give me comfort .  If you want to understand what water is you do not read about it in a book or see it in a picture... you dive in and swim. So it is with God. God Himself works in our souls, Øf"~Z{/ÐÓ#IÐad (c)f(r)ƒÚWàØ- o£º deepest depths, taking increasing control as we are progressively willing to be prepared for His wonder  

Hey there now.  I thought you sent your first letter to the wrong place.  So I erased it from my computer.  PLEASE SEND THAT FIRST LETTER AGAIN.  I need to know as much about this here situation as I can so's I know what to do.   I been thinking real hard about this all night and come to conclusian there is a whole lot of money in this thing here.  I really want to get  movin on this. I gonna help you out.  You are helping me out to if you know what I mean. Do i unnerstand you correct that there is millions in a bank somewhere?  How would you get it out of the countm'ð»äYðO=Îãt  put in my bank, everbodys eyes would light up like chrismas trees and they goin to be askin whole lot of questons.  Go ahaad now. I think we can figgur out a way to get all that here.  

Now dont you worry about keeping this deal a secret.  Well now secret is my middle name. Well it aint really my middle name i dont tell nobody my middle name but i can tell you cause you are my pardner. My middle name is Alfonso but dont you tell anybody. My daddy called me that because his good friend in the war was a real famous lad named Alfonso de Orleans Y Borbon. His daddy was king of Spain. I dont fit with no hoity toity kings of anywhere except they call me King of Tomatos in the county because i growed the most tomatoes in an acre of anybody in these parts. I dont feel hoity toity about that at all. I would rather have a middle name Tomato rather than Alfonso.   
May the Lord be with you,  Best regards,

Arnie Leapzorp   

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\  Lad - Mr Ammed /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

Date:  Thu, 28 Jul 2005

Goodday ,
Top of the day to you over there. As per your request for me to send the first letter, pls find below a copy of the letter you requested.
Furthermore, I am presently constructing the application letter which you will write and send to the bank for the claim.
You should confirm receipt of this email and the letter so that latest tonight or tomorrow morning I will forward the completed application letter with the contact informations of the bank where you ought to send the application letter.
Note that when you send the application letter to the bank, they will definitely revert back to you and I will guide you on how you will respond. Also I understand that you are seeing to your farm and workers on your farm, but I want to inform you that this transaction will not exceed 7-14 bank working days hence I want your full attention, if possible.
Looking forward to your response.

Mr.Ammed Aideed
Deleted: As I asked, the lad copied his original letter here

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Baiter - Arnie Leapzorp  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

The third paragraph is the start of a sequence of mildly amusing stories. The last paragraph will keep badgering the lad about corn until he answers.

Dear Mr Ammed ,

I hope everything is well with you.     
I can't call the banker folks on th fone±øÝ}à ˆx>­Äõ|Fûu­E þÍK²m=„¶~m@±øÝ}àˆx >­Äõ|Fûu­E þÍK²m=„¶~m@ will stick to pokin at email.  

I am at my farm house most of the time but you cant reach me there because i'm outin the fields most of the day. But im at the bureau half the day.  My farm is somewhere near West Mercur, the middle of nowhere.  You can get me there at the bureau most of the time. They use Salt Lake City as an address sometimes, but that is 50 miles away. The telephone number here is (801) 264-5554 at the National Allenze where I hav an office there..  Their fone machine is supposed to handle dialing right direct to my office.  Listen to the the talkin on the line and after the fone machine stops talkin hit the numbers 118. hit them in that order or else it wont work.  That is the best way to reach me. I don't do a fax. I don't know how to work those things.  Millie here works at the office most of the time but she done got herself pregnant for the fourth time and she dont look none too happy about that.  she reads everythin that comes out of that fax machine looks suspicus. The manager is always snooping into my affairs and I dont' trust him. hes been tryin to buy my farm but i won't sell. I can't call you on there fone you have to  call me because they dont do long distance fone from my office. You can't call me at home cause the fone lines are down.  You call me at the bureau real soon now. you hear.  

I been farming all my life.  My daddy been farming all his life and my grandaddy been farming all his life all right here on the same land.  I dont know what my great grandaddy ever did but i dont think it was farmin. he was kilt by injuns.  So the story goes he was sellin the injuns rifles an that were against the law but he tried to cheat the injuns real bad and they shoot my great grandaddy with a rifle that he sold them.  Now if that aint poetic justice i dont know what is. I like the injuns. Theres still a lot of them around these parts and some go to my church. Im always tellin Mauve Hawk that his greatgrandaddy shot my greatgrandaddy and he owes me a beer for that.   

I can give you the address of my bank is in Germany. I send any letters to this address at Investments Department Westdeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (WestLB) Düsseldorf, Herzogstraße 15 Germany.  Maybe we can see if you can put the money right in there. Cause it might be easir for you to do that in a forign contry.  

I'll be real honorable in this goings on and i'll do whatever it takes to see it through to your satisfaction. That's a whole lot of money there. Theire two things we gotta deal with in this situation. how we get it out of your country so's nobody get a lot of suspicion. How to get it to my place here with nobody in this town git suspicion.    

Do you grow corn in them parts where you live?  I think people grow corn all over the world, but i dont know seein as i havent been all over the world.   

Arnie Leapzorp   

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\  Lad - Mr Ammed /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

The previous mail by the lads is repeated here. It seems that the program answered it twice.

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Baiter - Arnie Leapzorp /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

The stories and corn sequences continue.

Mr Ammed :

Please call me up on the fone.  Just ask for me if the fone talkin machine dont work.  Their fone machine is supposed to handle dialing right into my office there at the National Allianze.  Listen to the fone talkin and hit 118. That is the best way to reach me. Their takin machin is way too complicated for this small stupid office and it works only some of the time. But if I'm not there you can leave a messag right there on the machine.  My farms  near a small town in the middle of nowhere.  the winds blew over tthe trees half a mile down Suttersville road right accrost where Perkins eldest lives and my fone lines aint workin down home. My telephone number is (801) 264-5554 at the National Allenze where I hav an office there..  But as i been tellin ya that aint my fone at home.  you cant get thru to me at home right now.  The fone company came and took out the trees thet broke the fone line but they didnt fix the fone line. They say theys tree lumberjacks and dont do fone lines. Lumberjackasses is what i call them.  the fone line fixers gonna come back next week but i  delt with them before and to them next week means next month.  

My profession is farming thats what i told you in my last letter. The name of my farm is Arnies Acres. That is right simple. This farm was bought by my grandaddy way over a hunert years ago.  I was tellin you about Mauve Hawk my injun friend. I told him that my farm would have been called Mauve Hawks reservation if his great grandaddy didn't kill my great grandadd. I says to him it would be right proper penence to pay for his shame if he bought me a beer every week but he says that he aint ashamed. but every month or so i get a six pack of beer right on my door step and a note that says its from Mauve Hawks great grandaddy in the sky. I tried to catch Mauve Hawk doin it but he can sneak right past my dogs without crackin a twig. Mauve Hawk always stops by the bureau in the mornin with one of those injun smiles that you can hardly see.  

I believe now that I already give you all the information about my bank so's you can put the money right in there if you can do it right proper.  

I am thinking of how we can get all that money here so's my sons don't figur it out, | lœ&zcaron;\^s±_›uo:" <do it but we gotta plan it all out in advance just like we gonna grow a corn crop.  I am trying to work things so's that there ain'g no govment taxes. That wil take a bit of doing the govment wants to get thier hands on money all the time.
Do you eat corn in your contry. I grow 55 acres of corn every year.   
You take care now you hear?

Arnie Leapzorp   

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\  Lad - Mr Ammed  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

Date:  Sat, 30 Jul 2005

Dear Arnie,
Like I told you, I have finished a specimen copy of the application which you will send to the bank. There is an email address of the bank contained in the application letter.
You will just fill in the missing fields and then send the copy of the application to the bank via email as you mentioned that you are not conversant with using the fax machine.
I would like you to do this immediately you recieve this email so that by Monday morning we will be expecting a response from the bank based on your application letter sent.
Please confirm receipt of this email.
Ammed Aideed.
NB. Since you gave me your office phone number and I do not know wether your office functions over the weekends. I have decided to place a call to you on Monday. I hope that is fine. I shall be calling around 15.00 GMT.

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Baiter - Arnie Leapzorp  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

Arnie is getting a little huffy because the lad is ignoring the corn questions.

Dear Mr Ammed  I hope the sun is shining in your direction.  

Please keep trying to call me.  I can't get through to you from here. The fone  system here is cow pies.  You know what cow pies are? Cow pies is nuthin but cow crap, so when you come a callin me you gotta have patience like a cow doin nuthin but standin on the railroad tracks all day makin cow pies. Leave a message if I'm not there.  I wanna tell you agin my number is (801) 264-5554 at the National Allenze where I hav an office there..  I don't know anything about all those numbers you have to peck at to get those foregn contrys on the fone. Millie does but i aint gonna ask her how to call foregn contrys so you call me ok. She's got buns in the oven if yu know what i mean.  Shes gonna have her fourth brat and aint feelin too chearful about that. She will snap at you like a goose right where you left your fly open if you know what i mean.  

Mauve Hawk put another six pack of beer on my door step agin. Its been six weeks and he is later doin that than he usually does. He come to the bureau like he always does. He just stands around not payin any attention and he wont say nothin till i offer him a beer. He has that silly injun grin that doenst look like a grin.  I want to tell him that his penance is overdue. But i got my own games to play. I always tell him that i just bought a six pack at the store on the way over and he can have one. Then he makes a smile that anyone can see. He knows what I knows an I knows what he knows but we aint tellin each other what we knows. Now this is somthin i just figgered out.  Mauve Hawk was lookin at the beer cans real close this mornin and i looked real close at the one he throwed away. It had his tribe emblem  scratched on the bottom. Next time Im gonna look for that too and substute another six pack of beer and let him look all over the beer cans and he wont be able to find his emblem and i will have the last laugh. but i wont laugh in front of him so's he can see me. Im gonna give him one of his silly injun smiles.  

I talkd to my lawer about this and so's he don't get supicous I tell him my rich  sister in Germany might die and she has lots of valubles and how dow we do this and so on and he said to convert it into bearer bonds, of $100,000 each, and you coud put that in a briefcase, so it could thru x-ray machines in the airport. He said we could use federal express mail but I worry about that with all i have to go into town to pick that up.   

You didnt answer my question about corn. Do you read my mails i been sendin to you? It sure doesn't look like it. Do you know what corn is? Ever one in the USA eats corn. Im just askin you a simple question.   
May the Lord be with you,  Best regards,

Arnie Leapzorp   

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\  Lad - Mr Ammed /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

The lad finally answers the question about corn very nicely.

Date:  Mon, 1 Aug 2005

Dear Arnie,
I just received your email and I want to answer your question first of all. Yes we do grow and eat corn here in Africa. Infact it is a major food and cash crop. It is prepared in various way. It can be boiled roasted or crushed and used to make corn meals. I hope this satisfies your question.
Now I have to ask you if you did receive the application letter that I sent to you and if yes, have you completed it sent it to the bank as I advised.
The money can not be converted to Bonds yet. We (you) have to extablish propoer ownership over the funds first of all. You need to make the application to the bank and the bank has to approve the application and effect the payment. We have to start the claim process and then once the payment is approved in your favour, we can decide or instruct the bank how you want the payment effected.
I will try to call you right away.
Ammed Aideed

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Baiter - Arnie Leapzorp  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

The program only needs the word "corn" mentioned once.  It triggers a generic response, clears a program flag "cornTalk" and sets another program flag "tomatoTalk".

Dear Mr Ammed ,

Hello again.    
Did i tell you Millie has a bun in her oven. Shes due to have her baby in a couple weeks now. She looks like she is 300 pounds. Or mabe she is only 200 pounds and her baby is 100 pounds. But anyways she is the meanest sow in the sty. So i spilt some water under her chair and she didnt notice so told her that her water broke and her baby is gonna come out real soon now. I suppos i dint need to tell her that her baby goin to come out real soon because women already know those things, but anyway she screamed to high heaven when she looked under her chair and saw all the water. Now everbody come running into the office to see what the squeelin is all aboout. All the womens were screamin and all the men were trying to call the doctors and Mauve Hawk was laughing his bloddy head off.cause he seen me do that but he wasnt goin to tell nobody. Millie saw that her underpanties warnt wet so she settle down a cluckin over her eggs and everbody else settle in there nests too. So much for Mr Mauve Hawk and his smile that nobody can see. I aint goin to let him forget that.  

I aint seen nothin like somethin you would want to fill out. I read all your letters real good but its confusin sometimes.  You better tell me what to do again and make it real simple cause im anxious to get on with this business.  

I hear what you are saying about the corn.  I been just curious about that.  Do you eat tomatos in your contry?   

Arnie Leapzorp  

The word "application" triggers Arnies response about a form. I think the wording of his response is generic because the lads are always wanting you to fill forms.

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\  Lad - Mr Ammed  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

Date:  Mon, 1 Aug 2005

Dear Arnie
I have just tried to contact you again by phone and after the answering machine finished speaking I hit 118 several times only to keep getting a message that the number was not dialled correctly.
I have tried this same process several times to no avail. I did not want to leave any messages on the answering machine as I do not know wether you will receive it directly. As you may have remarked I place a high level of confidentiality on this transaction.
Hence my suggestions is either that you subscribe for a cell phone service at which I can ring you directly or you contact me on +228-9248971.
The number you gave is not suitable as it is almost impossible to get through to you at the extension 118 after so many repeated attempts.
I am eagerly looking forward to receiving your call and email.
Let the light shine on us.
Ammed Aideed.

Arnie's wrote:

Deleted: The lad copied one of Arnies earlier letters with the phone number.

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Baiter - Arnie Leapzorp  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

I love my generic response to the keywords "cell" and "phone" with it's usual verbose digression. Note that Arnie is still pushing phone contact although that is virtually impossible. Scammers love phone contact because they can get a cozy sense that you are a good victim.

Dear Mr Ammed ,   

I cant do much on our project today cause I gotta work the land cause Jose and Parker gone fishin today. I cant fire them cause that will let them go collect unemployment benefits and thats what they want to do. They cant play hookey too much cause they need to get paid for workin for me. Tater dont like to fish at all but he is pertended he likes to because he is studien to be a social worker. He dont want to catch fish.  Tater  wants to study Jose and Parker cause there social people aint doin any work. Tater aint goin to learn much. He migyt as well practice his social workins on the fish cause they have more sense than Jose and Parker.  

I dont got a mobile phone and I don't aim to get one.  There aint no mobile phone towers for miles around and besides ifn you use a mobile phone much it will burn your brains out.  Now Mabeline, thats Parkers younger girl, she moved to the city and used a mobile all the time.  Shes come down with breast cancer.  Well i know that aint necessicarily burnin yur brains out but as far as im concerned thats where Mabelines brains were. She shoulda oughta stayed on the farm in the hen house cause she had the brains of a chicken in the first place.  

Now I really really want to get to talkin to you.  Evertyhings go much faster over the fone. You call me by fone is important because it can handle a lot of problems right then and right there. Don't give up trying to call me you here.  I cant use the phone machines here to call long distance because the stupid manager of the bureau wont connect me up to long distance to connect it up. He doesn't trusts anybody to pay the phone bills. So you must call me. The phone lines blew down right on down the road so's i cant call you from my home.   
You take care now you hear?

Arnie Leapzorp   

Arnie is supposed to contine badgering the lad about tomatoes, but the program somehow aint workin right.

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\  Lad - Mr Ammed /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

Date:  Thu, 4 Aug 2005

Dear  Arnie.
I hope all is well with you and your family,i want to know why I don't receive from you?
my dear, the application i send to you, that is the letter you will fill and send to the bank,
I want you to know that i have done all under grown work. so my dear please fill the application and fill free and send it, because there is know time I belive that as soon as the bank receive the application letter as the next of kin. the will start processing all our need.

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Baiter - Arnie Leapzorp /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

Oops Arnie is loosing his long windedness. I dint sepect it ta last this long and i shoulda oughta put in more scrips fer Arnie ta say.

Dear Mr Ammed ,

I have a sure fire way of killing 100% of the tater bugs in your crop. You put each and ever one of those  tater bugs one at a time on a brick and whack it with another brick. Now if you done farmin youd know that as a joke.  

It might be better ifn youd fill out the form for me and send it on to the business folks.  That way there aint gonna be no mistakes.  I had to fill out all sorts of forms when Olga died to get her life insurance and i didnt get it right so my lawyer fella saw to it and said that i about lost 300 thousant dollers. Can you imagine that.   
May the Lord be with you,  Best regards,

Arnie Leapzorp   

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\  Lad - Mr Ammed  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

Date:  Fri, 5 Aug 2005

Dear Arnie,
Thank you for your email message. I do not have the copy of the form you want me to fill out. If you received any correspondence from the bank you need to copy it to me so that I can help you fill it and return it back to the bank via your own email account.
You must understand that the bank must not know that I am collaborating with you to get this money out of the bank for security reasons.
Hence you must respond to the bank directly from your own email account. I hope you understand this very clearly. However what I can do on my part here is to guide you with every reply or correspondence you get from the bank.
You have to forward to me any correspondence or email you receive from the bank so that I can help you with the response.
I am looking forward to your prompt response.
Kind regards,
Ammed Aideed.

Arnie's wrote:

Deleted: The lad copied my previous letter.

/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ Baiter - Arnie Leapzorp  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\

The "Scenario" file ran out of scripts, and stories. It didn't understand the subtleties of the interaction with the bank, so I manually forced the "endBait" flag up.  Unfortunately the greeting and closing scripts are all too polite. (To be fixed in Version 2)

Dear Mr Ammed ,

Complements of the day to you.  

I am getting a very bad feeling about this whole business.  Something is awful wrong and I know  what.  I don't think this is 100% risk free. This is a big zero% risk free.   

Arnie Leapzorp  

Because a human (me) kept trying to upgrade the program during it's use, the last email exchanges were not put into the history file. When I have time, I will manually enter them here. Essentially the lad fills out most of the form, and tries to convince me that he is legit, but Arnie continues with a script or two that is insistent that he's a crook and he points out the secret service web site that Tater shows him. It warns people about 419 scammers.