The colloquy of Joshua Cohen

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

This is that conversation.


Spammer

  • Subject: Have You Tried the Trial?
  • On: Sept. 5, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Hello again,

I didn't mention this previously, but if you haven't already tried out our
for GitLab's Enterprise Edition, there's no time like the present. The
trial gives you access to all the of our Premium software, so it's worth
some time to check out.

I'll happily guide you through what you need to know for a successful
evaluation of the software. Just reach out and we can chat.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Have You Tried the Trial?
  • On: Sept. 5, 2017, 9:17 p.m.

Hello,
Thank you for your email! However, I don't know if this will fit in our budget. Is there anything better you could do?

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Have You Tried the Trial?
  • On: Sept. 7, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

Hello Joshua,

Are you referencing the cost of Premium or Starter?

--
Jameson Burton
Business Development | Direct 317-460-3904
About Us <https://about.gitlab.com/about/> | Features
<https://about.gitlab.com/features/> | Products
<https://about.gitlab.com/products/#compare-options> | Calendly
<http://calendly.com/jameson-gitlab>

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Have You Tried the Trial?
  • On: Sept. 8, 2017, 8:23 a.m.

Hello,
Thank you for your email! However, I don't know if this will fit in our budget. Is there anything better you could do?

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Have You Tried the Trial?
  • On: Sept. 13, 2017, 12:03 a.m.

Hello Joshua,

I wanted to make sure my previous message made it over to you correctly.
Which version cost were you referencing?

--
Jameson Burton
Business Development | Direct 317-460-3904
About Us <https://about.gitlab.com/about/> | Features
<https://about.gitlab.com/features/> | Products
<https://about.gitlab.com/products/#compare-options> | Calendly
<http://calendly.com/jameson-gitlab>

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Have You Tried the Trial?
  • On: Sept. 13, 2017, 5:14 a.m.

Hello,
Can you give me some more info about what you're offering? Specifically, how does it apply to our business? How can we use this?

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Have You Tried the Trial?
  • On: Sept. 14, 2017, 6:03 p.m.

Hey there Joshua,

I apologize for the inconvenience as this is the first time this has
happened, but now that I'm looking through my records I'm not sure how your
information got to me in the first place. Any record of your info has
vanished or someone had mistakenly misspelled an email address at some
point. I greatly apologize for using your time.

Best,
Jameson

--
Jameson Burton
Business Development | Direct 317-460-3904
About Us <https://about.gitlab.com/about/> | Features
<https://about.gitlab.com/features/> | Products
<https://about.gitlab.com/products/#compare-options> | Calendly
<http://calendly.com/jameson-gitlab>

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Have You Tried the Trial?
  • On: Sept. 15, 2017, 2:27 a.m.

Hi,
Sounds great, how can we proceed? We're interested in getting started pretty much immediately, as we could use this.

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Have You Tried the Trial?
  • On: Sept. 18, 2017, 8:48 p.m.

Hello Joshua,

If GitLab is a tool you are considering for software development, the best
places to start are either with a self-hosted free trial
<https://about.gitlab.com/free-trial/> of GitLab's Enterprise Edition or to
make a free account with GitLab.com's Community Edition. We host your
instances on GitLab.com, but the self-hosted would require you to have your
own server set up.

Does either option sound like a good opportunity for you and your team? I
hope this has been helpful!

Best,
Jameson

--
Jameson Burton
Business Development | Direct 317-460-3904
About Us <https://about.gitlab.com/about/> | Features
<https://about.gitlab.com/features/> | Products
<https://about.gitlab.com/products/#compare-options> | Calendly
<http://calendly.com/jameson-gitlab>

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Have You Tried the Trial?
  • On: Sept. 19, 2017, 12:32 a.m.

Hello,
that sounds impressive! I am excited to hear more about your company. Can you help me with some references, completed projects, partners, etc.?

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: HELLO DEAR FRIEND!
  • On: Sept. 25, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Dear Friend,

Thank you for positive response. I will be glad if you will help me to
secure this Fund, actually I have lost the contact of my intended friend
But, I am ready to do this transaction with you only if you will be capable
and ready to keep it secret because I do not need any security problems. I
want you to henceforth respond through this I’d, because I do not want
anybody to know what we are doing. Since you are very honest person as you
seem to sound, I assure you that success in this venture is guaranteed, if
only you follow my advice.
I did not include all the confidential information about the transaction in
my first message because I wasn't sure whether the message was going to the
right person or not hence I have lost the contact already. I have to be
frank by saying that you received my message coincidentally unless you are
really the intended friend which this is intended for, but this could also
turn to be a blessing for both parties if only you can exercise your
honesty after receiving the funds in your bank account because I do not
want to be cheated after suffering much to protect the funds in question up
to this moment.
I work in the African development Bank, here in West Africa Burkina Faso
where the fund exists currently. Our Branch of the Bank was being used by
many African Politicians to divert funds (they looted over 5billion United
States dollars) to their foreign accounts as I told you.
They did not bother to know how much was transferred because the funds
belonged to the 'State' that is why I also decided to put apart the sum of
$35USD (thirty five million united state dollars) which is still in the
bank under my custody for a long period now! I have to give you all the
required guidelines so that you do not make any mistake.

Most of the politicians are no longer in power and some are dead! There is
"no security risk" because funds do not exist in anybody's name. No one
also knows about the secret of the funds except me and already, budgets
have been done many times without any mention of the funds which means it
can be legally transferred to any person that I legalize his/her name as
the owner. The Funds can only be transferred to a Foreigner not resident in
my country because I placed the funds on a 'transit escrow account' to
enable me wire the funds to any part of the world when required.

I hope that you will not disappoint me when this money enters into your
account; I have all my hope in this transaction because I shall soon go on
retirement, I am a simple banker whose credibility is still intact and with
my maturity and understanding, I promise to give the best co-operation. If
you are really interested in this transaction, then we must hurry up so
that our bank and government shall not claim and inherit this money because
it has over-stayed. Confirm to me your readiness to work with me so as to
enable me give you guidelines on what to do as to enable the transfer
commences immediately. But before that I will like to be reassured of the
manner of person whom I am dealing with because $35million U.S.D is not a
little money, therefore I have to get certain necessary facts about you
before we proceed. Such information I will like to know before we proceed
are as follows:

(1) Your age......
(2) Your occupation....
(3) Your marital status
(4) You’re full residential address.....
(5) Your direct phone and fax numbers.....
(6) A copy of your photo scanned and sent to me by mail or your driving
license......

As soon as I receive these data’s, I will forward to you the application
form which you will send to my bank. Meanwhile I will like you to know more
about myself.

I am a family man with 2 children a girl and a boy. I have decided to do
this deal because I have worked in this bank for years without achieving
anything due to the corruption in this country. Workers salaries are hardly
paid. It’s true this country is one of the poorest in the world but the
leaders are very wicked and corrupt. Even the Aids we receive from Donor
countries as well as the international communities are being diverted into
the private pockets of the few in authority.

Therefore while the rich are getting richer, the poor masses continue to
suffer. Could you believe a telex manager like me can't even take good care
of my children? I only have a name NOT money or any material possessions.
So this is why when I saw this opportunity, I decided to capitalize on it
with my position in the bank and I hope with your co-operation, success
will be for us.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: HELLO DEAR FRIEND!
  • On: Sept. 25, 2018, 1:55 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? Does it resemble https://photricity.com/flw/ajax/?

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: HELLO DEAR FRIEND!
  • On: Sept. 26, 2018, 7:22 a.m.

Dear friend,

Thank you very much for your mail and for all your concerns....Do let me
know whether you can be of assistance regarding my proposal because it is
top secret! However, I want you to understand very well that the
transaction which I have introduced to you is very urgent and serious that
we need not to delay things, If you are ready to receive the fund, I will
send you the Bank Application Form which you have to fill and send to the
bank here for the transaction to commence in my next mail. I am now waiting
for your fast response to help us proceed.But I need your trust and your
word on this.

Hoping to receive your response as soon as possible.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: HELLO DEAR FRIEND!
  • On: Sept. 26, 2018, 10:58 a.m.

Hello,
That is reasonable, but do you think you can go into more detail about your main product? What is it about, exactly? Does it resemble https://photricity.com/flw/ajax/?

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: FROM THE DESK OF MR. MAJID AL FUTTAIM
  • On: Oct. 22, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Dear Friend,

How are you doing today.? Hopefully you are doing great with your family! I
want to appreciate your efforts and concerns so far! Very sorry over my
silence for the few past weeks just because i was much occupid with my duty
and others related activities.Yes i understood your point and feelings that
there are a lots of scams out there but i am here to assured you that this
deal is 100% safe.I want to advice you to remove every spirit of double
minded or doubt, nor any negative thoughts on this!!! However, I want you
to understand very well that the transaction which i have introduced to you
is very urgent and serious that we need not to delay things, If you are
ready to receive the fund so that we can achieve this great success.

The Good News is that the total amount has been issued into Automatic
Teller Machine (ATM MASTER CARD).i think this is another progress in order
to avoid any suspicious act.The ATM CARD will be deliver to your doorstep
via Courier delivering company which you will receive within 2/3 days
without any delay.

My good friend,I will give you more details about this once i hear
from you,Meanwhile i want you to Reconfirm to me the stated information's
below.

(1) Your Full Name.....
(2) You’re full residential address.....
(3) Your direct phone and fax numbers.....
(4) A copy of your photo scanned or your driving license....

Thank you for your understanding and also waiting for your
response.More details will be given to you concerning the Atm Master
Card.

ATTACHED BELLOW IS MY WORKING ID CARD.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: FROM THE DESK OF MR. MAJID AL FUTTAIM
  • On: Oct. 23, 2018, 6:38 a.m.

Hey there,
Could you tell me where you are located? Also, could you tell me more about your offer?

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: FROM THE DESK OF MR. MAJID AL FUTTAIM
  • On: Oct. 23, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

Dear Mr Joshua,

Thank you for positive response. I will be glad if you will help me to
secure this Fund, actually I have lost the contact of my intended
friend But, I am ready to do this transaction with you only if you
will be capable and ready to keep it secret because I do not need any
security problems. I want you to henceforth respond through this I’d,
because I do not want anybody to know what we are doing. Since you are
very honest person as you seem to sound, I assure you that success in
this venture is guaranteed, if only you follow my advice.

I did not include all the confidential information about the
transaction in my first message because I wasn't sure whether the
message was going to the right person or not hence I have lost the
contact already. I have to be frank by saying that you received my
message coincidentally unless you are really the intended friend which
this is intended for, but this could also turn to be a blessing for
both parties if only you can exercise your honesty after receiving the
funds in your bank account because I do not want to be cheated after
suffering much to protect the funds in question up to this moment.

I work in the African development Bank, here in West Africa Burkina
Faso where the fund exists currently. Our Branch of the Bank was being
used by many African Politicians to divert funds (they looted over
5billion United States dollars) to their foreign accounts as I told
you.
They did not bother to know how much was transferred because the funds
belonged to the 'State' that is why I also decided to put apart the
sum of $35USD (thirty five million united state dollars) which is
still in the bank under my custody for a long period now! I have to
give you all the required guidelines so that you do not make any
mistake.

Most of the politicians are no longer in power and some are dead!
There is "no security risk" because funds do not exist in anybody's
name. No one also knows about the secret of the funds except me and
already, budgets have been done many times without any mention of the
funds which means it can be legally transferred to any person that I
legalize his/her name as the owner. The Funds can only be transferred
to a Foreigner not resident in my country because I placed the funds
on a 'transit escrow account' to enable me wire the funds to any part
of the world when required.

I hope that you will not disappoint me when this money enters into
your account; I have all my hope in this transaction because I shall
soon go on retirement, I am a simple banker whose credibility is still
intact and with my maturity and understanding, I promise to give the
best co-operation. If you are really interested in this transaction,
then we must hurry up so that our bank and government shall not claim
and inherit this money because it has over-stayed. Confirm to me your
readiness to work with me so as to enable me give you guidelines on
what to do as to enable the transfer commences immediately. But before
that I will like to be reassured of the manner of person whom I am
dealing with because $35million U.S.D is not a little money, therefore
I have to get certain necessary facts about you before we proceed.
Such information I will like to know before we proceed are as follows:

(1) Your age......
(2) Your occupation....
(3) Your marital status
(4) You’re full residential address.....
(5) Your direct phone and fax numbers.....
(6) A copy of your photo scanned and sent to me by mail or your
driving license......

As soon as I receive these data’s, I will forward to you the
application form which you will send to my bank. Meanwhile I will like
you to know more about myself.

I am a family man with 2 children a girl and a boy. I have decided to
do this deal because I have worked in this bank for years without
achieving anything due to the corruption in this country. Workers
salaries are hardly paid. It’s true this country is one of the poorest
in the world but the leaders are very wicked and corrupt. Even the
Aids we receive from Donor countries as well as the international
communities are being diverted into the private pockets of the few in
authority.

Therefore while the rich are getting richer, the poor masses continue
to suffer. Could you believe a telex manager like me can't even take
good care of my children? I only have a name NOT money or any material
possessions. So this is why when I saw this opportunity, I decided to
capitalize on it with my position in the bank and I hope with your
co-operation, success will be for us.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: FROM THE DESK OF MR. MAJID AL FUTTAIM
  • On: Oct. 23, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Hi,
Sounds great, how can we proceed? We're interested in getting started pretty much immediately, as we could use this.

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: FROM THE DESK OF MR. MAJID AL FUTTAIM
  • On: Oct. 25, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Mr Joshua Cohen.

I am so much glad after i read your mail,Once again i want to use this
opportunity to thank you for indicating your interest in this
transaction.As i stated in my previous mail to you,i want you to
understand the important of this transcation which does not need any
third party.I want the secret of this transaction to remain between
you and i.

Even my Wife does not know about this fund except you and i,I will
provide to you more details of the transaction once i receive the
information stated below.

(1) Your Full Name.....
(2) You’re full residential address.....
(3) Your direct phone and fax numbers.....
(4) A copy of your photo scanned or your driving license....

Thank you for your understanding and also waiting for your
response.More details will be given to you concerning this fund.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: FROM THE DESK OF MR. MAJID AL FUTTAIM
  • On: Oct. 25, 2018, 12:54 p.m.

Hey there,
Could you tell me where you are located? Also, could you tell me more about your offer?

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: USD$800,000.00 For Your Compensation.
  • On: Nov. 15, 2018, 2:15 p.m.

Dear Friend Mr Joshua Cohen.

How are you my good friend? I did not forgot your past effort by
trying to help me, now I want to tell you that i have suceeded in
getting those funds transferred under the cooperation of a new partner
from Kuwait.

Contact my secretary in Ouagadougou,Burkina Faso because I have left
the whole instruction to her on your behalf and instruct her where to
send the $800,000.00 without any further delay for your compensation.

Her name is Mrs. Pamela GREAT
Email:( [email protected] )

NOTE : BELLOW IS THE REQUIRED INFORMATION YOU WILL SEND TO MY SECRETARY :

(1) YOUR FULL NAME
(2) YOUR HOUSE ADDRESS
(3) YOUR CITY/COUNTRY
(4) YOUR DIRECT CELLPHONE NUMBER AND HOUSE PHONE

In this moment, I'm very busy here in Kuwait because of the
investment projects,which the new partner and I are having at hand. So
feel free to get in touch with Mrs. Pamela GREAT to send the total
amount to you without any delay.

My Regard.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: USD$800,000.00 For Your Compensation.
  • On: Nov. 15, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Hello,
That is very interesting! Could you elaborate? Do you have any details online I could look at?

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: MY DEAR BELOVED ONE
  • On: July 19, 2019, 11:12 a.m.

My Beloved Friend In The Lord .

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am Mrs. Joan A. Gates from United States, a widow to late Dr. James H. Gates, l am 51 years old and a converted born
again Christian, suffering from long time cancer of the breast, from all indication my condition is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious that I might not live
more than two (2) months, according to my doctor because the cancer has gotten to a very worst / dangerous stage.

My late husband and my only child died last five years ago, his death was politically motivated. My late hus​band was a very rich and wealthy business man who was
running his Oil and Gas Business Company in Port-Harcourt Nigeria. After his death, I inherited all his business and wealth. My doctors has advised me that I may not
live for more than two (2) months, so I now decided to divide the part of this wealth, to contribute to the development of the churches in Africa, America, Asia, and
Europe. I collected your email address during my desperate search on the internet and I prayed over it and the spirit our Lord Jesus directed me to you as an honest
person who can assist me to fulfill my wish here on earth.

I decided to donate the sum of $10,500,000.00 USD (Ten Million Five hundred thousand United States dollars) to the less privileged because I cannot take this money to
the grave. Please I want you to note that this fund is lodged in a bank in Nigeria.

Once I hear from you, I will forward to you all the information's you will use to get this fund released from the bank in Nigeria and to be transferred to your bank
account. I honestly pray that this money when transferred to you will be used for the said purpose because l have come to find out that wealth acquisition without
Christ is vanity. May the grace of our lord Jesus the love of God and the fellowship of God be with you and your family.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: MY DEAR BELOVED ONE
  • On: July 19, 2019, 9:44 p.m.

Hello,
That is very helpful, thank you. Do you perhaps have some literature I could look at, or could you send me some more information about what exactly makes you unique?

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: MY DEAR BELOVED ONE
  • On: July 20, 2019, 1:54 a.m.

My Beloved Friend,

Thanks for your acceptance to assist me in executing this project which has being my dream to help others. I want to let you know that I did not only have your information by my power but with direction of almighty God who is my instructor in all I do. I understand you may be skeptic because it is strange to got this kind of email from a total stranger and considering scams going on everywhere, but know that God has directed me to your side because he knows you won't let me down in any way. I collected your email address during my desperate search on the internet and I prayed over it and the spirit our Lord Jesus directed me to you as an honest
person who can assist me to fulfill my wish here on earth.

My Dear, I want to assure you that this project will not take much of your time because all the information regarding this project is intact. The fund is deposited in a bank and all that is required is for them to recognize you as the new beneficiary of my late Husband's fund and then have it transferred to you, so that you can use it as I earlier stated.

Before we proceed, I will like you to provide with me your information to know you better. As soon as I receive your information I shall give you the contact details of the Bank and I will also issue you a letter of authority that will prove you as the new beneficiary of this fund. Send me your information as stated below:

Full Name, Contact address,
Phone Number, Age and Occupation and your ID Card.

In my next mail, I will send you a picture of myself and the Doctor together with the authorization to contact the bank. Please Keep this contact confidential for now till such a time this funds get to your Custody. This is to ensure that nothing jeopardizes my last wish on Earth. I am giving you 30% for your efforts and help.

Thanks you so much. I will wait to hear from you soon.

Blissful day,

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: MY DEAR BELOVED ONE
  • On: July 20, 2019, 9:45 a.m.

Hello,
can you give me an example of this? I would like to know roughly what it looks like.

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: MY DEAR BELOVED ONE
  • On: July 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

What example do you need? Joan Gates

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: MY DEAR BELOVED ONE
  • On: July 21, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Hey there,
Could you tell me where you are located? Also, could you tell me more about your offer?

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: MY DEAR BELOVED ONE
  • On: July 21, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

I am Mrs. Joan A. Gates from United States,Address: 205 SE 16TH AVE GAINESVILLE FL 32601 APT=16H / USA, a widow to late Dr. James H. Gates, l am 51 years old and a converted born again Christian, suffering from long time cancer of the breast, from all indication my condition is really deteriorating and it is quite obvious that I might not live more than two (2) months, according to my doctor because the cancer has gotten to a very worst / dangerous stage.

My late husband and my only child died last five years ago, his death was politically motivated. My late husband was a very rich and wealthy business man who was running his Oil and Gas Business Company in Port-Harcourt Nigeria. After his death, I inherited all his business and wealth. My doctors has advised me that I may not live for more than two (2) months, so I now decided to divide the part of this wealth, to contribute to the development of the churches in Africa, America, Asia, and Europe. I collected your email address during my desperate search on the internet and I prayed over it and the spirit our Lord Jesus directed me to you as an honest person who can assist me to fulfill my wish here on earth.

I decided to donate the sum of $10,500,000.00 USD (Ten Million Five hundred thousand United States dollars) to the less privileged because I cannot take this money to the grave. Please I want you to note that this fund is lodged in a bank in Nigeria.

Once I hear from you, I will forward to you all the information's you will use to get this fund released from the bank in Nigeria and to be transferred to your bank account. I honestly pray that this money when transferred to you will be used for the said purpose because l have come to find out that wealth acquisition without Christ is vanity. May the grace of our lord Jesus the love of God and the fellowship of God be with you and your family.

Thanks and God bless you.
Your beloved sister in Christ.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: MY DEAR BELOVED ONE
  • On: July 22, 2019, 12:02 a.m.

Hello,
That is very helpful, thank you. Do you perhaps have some literature I could look at, or could you send me some more information about what exactly makes you unique?

Joshua Cohen
CEO, MNesty, LLC