The colloquy of Frederick Thornton

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

This is that conversation.


Spammer

  • Subject: Nick Alter
  • On: Nov. 22, 2016, 10:20 p.m.

This is a mutual beneficial request to claim the account of late Craig
Baxter, Who died in London on March 15, 2014. I am Jeremy Nixon his lawyer.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Nick Alter
  • On: Nov. 22, 2016, 10:20 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?

Frederick Thornton
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: More Details
  • On: Nov. 23, 2016, 9:57 p.m.

Please read carefully as I am going to explain in details why I mailed you.
Craig died in an auto- mobile crash on the 15 of March 2014. After the
death of my client, the finance company contacted me as his attorney to
provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune.

I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of
his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his
abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. My
mail to you was written as a matter of last resort because of the
circumstances surrounding this claim right now. I have since carried out a
search on his actual extended family ties and which efforts have been to no
avail. I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any
member of his family hence my contacting you. I am in dire need to present
a next of kin to enable the release of the funds in value of £6.8 Million.
In the event that you are not in any way related to this man, I humbly ask
for your assistance in partnering with me to get this funds released since
you have the same last name as my late client.

The board of directors of the Finance company just adopted a resolution
and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money
within the next twenty-one official working days or forfeit the money as an
abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property
decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the
period given me.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that
will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your
notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain
any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of
this transaction. I want you to be rest assured that this is legal with no
risk involved, since all the legal documents that gives you the right to
make the claim is available. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it
be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your
assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 2
years now.

Note that there is a legal reason for the confidentiality of this
transaction because of the nature of the transactions and the circumstances
surrounding it. I stand a better part of the risk because if at any point,
and for any reason, this Finance House becomes aware of my prior contact
with you, then I could be held for being in breach of a standard code of
conduct which borders on a breach of lawyer/client fiduciary relationship
among others and for this reason, I will appreciate if you are very sure
you can assist with this and execute this with the required diligence.

Take note of the mode of sharing after a second thought, 50% for me 50%
for you. If you have gone through this mail and you feel it is well
understood, please get back to me telling me if you are willing to go ahead
or not so that I can give you the contact of this finance company where
this funds is lodged and then inform you too of how to proceed.

Hope to hear back from you soon.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: More Details
  • On: Nov. 24, 2016, 9:44 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?

Frederick Thornton
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: The Way Forward
  • On: Nov. 24, 2016, 12:38 p.m.

It is my belief that you have perused my preceding mail, and that you
understood the content of the email. For this fund to be released as soon
as possible by the finance company where it is lodged, it is imperative at
this point to take pre-emptive steps that are necessary for the realization
of our objective. Paramount among these are;

1. A written claim letter addressed to the finance company backing your
claim as the late Craig's next of kin.
2. A call to the finance company.

As a precautionary measure, this claim letter must be composed in the most
convincing and uncompromising manner. This must be done to discourage any
feeling of doubt in the minds of the directors of this finance company
concerning your claim. After years of closed door meetings with these
directors, I must say without benefit of the doubt that they have plans of
their own which is of a clandestine nature. Note that before sending this
claim letter, it is very important you call the finance company requesting
to speak with the DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT, Paul
Underwood by name. If you do not know how to go about writing this claim
letter, I will email a draft for you. Note that after filling this letter,
I want you to send it back to me in other for any necessary correction to
be made should the need arise. Thereafter, I will give you the contact of
the finance company and the directive to call.

Bear in mind that this claim is not going to be a process without a hitch
because of the amount involved and the nature of the transaction. I have
all the legal documents in my possession and we are going to make the best
use of them to our advantage. The only guarantee and assurance that this
transaction will culminate in the successful release of this fund is for
the both of us to work together as a team i.e. learning to CONFIDE and
TRUST in each other. In so doing, we can both play our individual role in
this transaction effectively. I am counting on you.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: The Way Forward
  • On: Nov. 24, 2016, 3:48 p.m.

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

Frederick Thornton
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Complete And Email Back For My Perusal
  • On: Nov. 24, 2016, 11:50 p.m.

Paul Underwood
RELIANCE BANK
FAITH HOUSE,
23 - 24 LOVAT LANE,
EC3R 8EB
London, United Kingdom

Reference: Six Million, Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling
On Deposit in the Account of Mr. CRAIG ……….
In the Institution RELIANCE BANK.

Dear Sir:
Recently disclosed archived documents substantiate that
the above-referenced funds in the name of late Mr. Craig ……. are in fact
lodged with the institution of RELIANCE BANK.

Acknowledging that kinship relationship between Craig and
myself, I …………….. do hereby humbly request your generous assistance towards
resolving my claim to those monetary assets, including accrued interest
appertaining thereto.

Numerous business engagement and personal issues, over the
past year, have contributed substantially to submitting this somewhat
delayed official claim.

Pertinent preliminary data and points of contact follow.

ADDRESS OF RESIDENCE:
FULL NAME:
TELEPHONE NUMBER:
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
DATE OF BIRTH:
MARITAL STATUS:
OCCUPATION:
POSITION HELD:(IF
ANY):

Please address me at your discretion and convenience.
Your expeditious response will be gratefully appreciated.

Most sincerely,

………………………………………………………….

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Complete And Email Back For My Perusal
  • On: Nov. 25, 2016, 12:45 a.m.

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

Frederick Thornton
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: More Details
  • On: Nov. 25, 2016, 2:03 a.m.

Please read carefully as I am going to explain in details why I mailed you.
Craig died in an auto- mobile crash on the 15 of March 2014. After the
death of my client, the finance company contacted me as his attorney to
provide his Next of kin who should inherit his fortune.

I have written several letters to the embassy with intent to locate any of
his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his
abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. My
mail to you was written as a matter of last resort because of the
circumstances surrounding this claim right now. I have since carried out a
search on his actual extended family ties and which efforts have been to no
avail. I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any
member of his family hence my contacting you. I am in dire need to present
a next of kin to enable the release of the funds in value of £6.8 Million.
In the event that you are not in any way related to this man, I humbly ask
for your assistance in partnering with me to get this funds released since
you have the same last name as my late client.

The board of directors of the Finance company just adopted a resolution
and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money
within the next twenty-one official working days or forfeit the money as an
abandoned funds. The company had planned to invoke the abandoned property
decree of the company to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the
period given me.

I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that
will protect you from any breach of law. I will not fail to bring to your
notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain
any fears as the required arrangements have been made for the completion of
this transaction. I want you to be rest assured that this is legal with no
risk involved, since all the legal documents that gives you the right to
make the claim is available. My aim is to retrieve these funds and let it
be claimed by the deceased family Lineage, etc. for this I seek your
assistance since I have been unable to locate the relatives for the past 2
years now.

Note that there is a legal reason for the confidentiality of this
transaction because of the nature of the transactions and the circumstances
surrounding it. I stand a better part of the risk because if at any point,
and for any reason, this Finance House becomes aware of my prior contact
with you, then I could be held for being in breach of a standard code of
conduct which borders on a breach of lawyer/client fiduciary relationship
among others and for this reason, I will appreciate if you are very sure
you can assist with this and execute this with the required diligence.

Take note of the mode of sharing after a second thought, 50% for me 50%
for you. If you have gone through this mail and you feel it is well
understood, please get back to me telling me if you are willing to go ahead
or not so that I can give you the contact of this finance company where
this funds is lodged and then inform you too of how to proceed.

Hope to hear back from you soon.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: More Details
  • On: Nov. 25, 2016, 2:35 a.m.

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

Frederick Thornton
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Email back the following
  • On: Nov. 25, 2016, 2:51 p.m.

ADDRESS OF RESIDENCE:
FULL NAME:
TELEPHONE NUMBER:
E-MAIL ADDRESS:
DATE OF BIRTH:
MARITAL STATUS:
OCCUPATION:
POSITION HELD:(IF
ANY):

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Email back the following
  • On: Nov. 26, 2016, 1:06 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?

Frederick Thornton
CEO, MNesty, LLC