The colloquy of Brian Gutierrez

Someone forwarded a spammer's email to Spamnesty, which replied to the email, pretending to be a person called Brian Gutierrez and starting a conversation.

This is that conversation.


Spammer

  • Subject: I am a lawyer in Republic of Togo and I will like you to stand as the appointed heir to my deceased client, who had a deposit of $7.2 Million with a bank here in Togo. He died in 2005 with his family members without any registered next of kin and the funds now has an open beneficiary mandate. Upon your reply I will give you the details. Rgds, Barrister Mark
  • On: Dec. 2, 2016, 12:14 p.m.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: I am a lawyer in Republic of Togo and I will like you to stand as the appointed heir to my deceased client, who had a deposit of $7.2 Million with a bank here in Togo. He died in 2005 with his family members without any registered next of kin and the funds now has an open beneficiary mandate. Upon your reply I will give you the details. Rgds, Barrister Mark
  • On: Dec. 2, 2016, 12:14 p.m.

Hello,
That is reasonable, but do you think you can go into more detail about your main product? What is it about, exactly?

Brian Gutierrez
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: From Barrister Mark Alain. More details.
  • On: Dec. 2, 2016, 2:09 p.m.

Dear Gutierrez,

Thank you for your response. Like I earlier said, I am a Legal attorney on estate litigation and finance law residing in Togo, West Africa and I am soliciting for your cooperation in a business project that will profit us both. I am contacting you about an unclaimed estate belonging to a deceased client of mine who died in the year 2005 in a ghastly motor accident with his wife and only daughter. Since his death, I have made frantic efforts to locate any of his extended relatives but all my efforts proved abortive so I decided to contact you for the fact that you bear the same last name so you can stand in as next of kin for us to claim this fund.

The reason why I am reaching you now is that the management of the bank where my deceased client had an account valued at about $7.2 Million USD has given me a final notice to present the next of kin of my client to claim the money he left behind in their bank or they will declare the account non-serviceable and confiscate the funds as in line with the banking regulation since he died intestate. I contacted you because of the need for me to present the next of kin to the bank, because I cannot claim the money myself as I am the legal representative.

All I require is for you to act as the appointed beneficiary so the funds will be released and transferred into an account that you will
provide for our mutual benefits. It does not matter if you are not the biological next of kin to my deceased client, because as the legal
counsel to the deceased, it is my onus to present the next of kin/beneficiary to the inheritance of my late client to the bank.
Having represented him on legal matters for decades before his demise and with my experience, I know how we will handle this so do not be afraid of anything.

I will need to secure and submit to the bank on your behalf, a letter of administration since my client died intestate so you can have the
right to claim before the bank can transfer the funds. All I need is your permission to present you as the next of kin to the bank so that
the funds will be transferred out immediately to an account that you will provide. In lieu of this, I will require the following from you;

1. Your full name
2. Your Address
3. Your private phone number
4. Marital status
5. Age & Nationality
6. Profession

With this information, I will go to the Registry of the Togolese High Court to procure the prerequisite legal documents in your favour as
the next of kin so the bank can release and transfer the funds. When the transfer will be done, it will be labelled as inheritance so what
we owe your government is their inheritance tax when funds arrive in your account and nothing more since you will have all legal papers to substantiate the claim that it is inherited funds. You may not necessarily have a need to come down to my country to execute the business since I was his legal representative and can handle all legal matters concerning this on your behalf down here.

The procedures will take a maximum of 10 working days and will be done within the ambit of the law, such that none of us shall get into any kind of trouble or be under any litigation at the end of this transaction. You are entitled to 45% of the total fund as your share,
while 10% will be set aside for the less privileged, then 45% for me.

I implore you to make this a bit confidential at this early stage till we have advanced and put everything in place. I wait for your
response.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: From Barrister Mark Alain. More details.
  • On: Dec. 2, 2016, 4:31 p.m.

Hi,
Sounds great, can you give me information on how we can proceed with claiming the funds?

Brian Gutierrez
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: From Barrister Mark Alain. More details.
  • On: Dec. 5, 2016, 10:44 a.m.

Dear Sir,

Good day,

This is to inform you that I have been waiting for your email reply according to my request in my last
email message. You have to reply to me as soon as you can so that we can go ahead without further delay.

Waiting for your email reply.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: From Barrister Mark Alain. More details.
  • On: Dec. 5, 2016, 2:53 p.m.

Hello,
I have wired the funds you asked for. Could we please proceed to the next stage?

Brian Gutierrez
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: From Barrister Mark Alain. More details.
  • On: Dec. 26, 2016, 4:27 p.m.

Dear Brian,

Good evening to you, I am writing to you this day to remind you about my email message to you about the help I requested from you in the transfer of USD 7.2 Million belonging to my late client here in Lome Togo.

I want you to through my email message and decide if you are really willing to be a part of the transaction or not. I have sent you a detailed email where I explained the details of the transaction.

I will be waiting for your quick email reply so that I can decide if to go ahead with you or look for another person. Your lack of communication is not helping the transaction and I urge you to be in constant communication to enable us proceed without delay.

Waiting to read from you soon.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: From Barrister Mark Alain. More details.
  • On: Dec. 26, 2016, 4:34 p.m.

Hello,
Yes, certainly. Could you give me more information on how we can make the transfer?

Brian Gutierrez
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: From Barrister Mark Alain. More details.
  • On: Jan. 7, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

Dear Brian,

Please could you update me if you have received my last email reply so that we can go ahead with the transfer of the funds. Why the delay?

Reply back to me soon.

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: From Barrister Mark Alain. More details.
  • On: Jan. 10, 2017, 11:03 a.m.

I want to know if you have received my last email communication. Reply to me as soon as you can.

Spammer

  • Subject: Send the following details.
  • On: Jan. 13, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

1. Your full name
2. Your Address
3. Your private phone number
4. Marital status
5. Age & Nationality
6. Profession

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Send the following details.
  • On: Jan. 13, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

Hello,
I have wired the funds you asked for. Could we please proceed to the next stage?

Brian Gutierrez
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Attn: Brian Gutierrez. Good news
  • On: Feb. 8, 2017, 6:19 p.m.

I am happy to inform you about our success in getting those funds transferred under the co-operation of a new partner from India.

Presently I am in lndia for investment projects with my own part of the total sum.

Meanwhile,i didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.

Now contact my Pastor in Togo through his contact details below.

His name is Pastor Jonathan Adom
Email: [email protected]

And ask him to send you the cheque amount of $150.000.00 (One hundred and fifty thousand USD) which I kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me though you kept off from me.

Please send your contact address to him for delivery,and let me know once you have received the amount.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Attn: Brian Gutierrez. Good news
  • On: Feb. 9, 2017, 3:50 a.m.

Hello,
I have wired the funds you asked for. Could we please proceed to the next stage?

Brian Gutierrez
CEO, MNesty, LLC