The colloquy of Brandon Hodge

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

This is that conversation.


Spammer

  • Subject: 'CAN I TRUST YOU ON THIS $30M?
  • On: March 20, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

Attn Sir/Madam

I got your reliable contact from your country’s Chamber of Commerce Directory in Thailand and further explicit investment information about
your country. I am Prince Fayad B.S. Bolkiah, the son of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, former Finance Minister of

Brunei , the tiny oil-rich sultanate on the Gulf Island I will save your time by not amplifying my extended royal family history, which has
already been disseminated by the international media during the controversial dispute that erupted
between my Father and his step brother, the sultan of Brunei Sheik Muda Hassanal Bolkiah.

As you may know from the international media, the sultan had accused my father of financial mismanagement and impropriety of US$14.8 Billion
dollars. This was as a result of the Asian financial crisis that made my father's company Amedeo Development Company and government owned Brunei
Investment Company to be declared bankrupt during his tenure in office.

However my father was kept under house arrest, his bank accounts and private Properties including a crude oil export refinery were later
confiscated by the sultanate.

Furthermore during this unfortunate period, I was advised to evacuate my immediate family outside the sultanate to avoid further prosecution from
the sultan and his security operatives, but before I could do that I was placed under house arrest by the Sultan and have no access to a phone
but I have a Palm hand-held computer from which I am sending you this mail. Some of the guard here are still loyal to me, so they would be my
contact with you if there is any document I need to send to you.

Before my incarceration, I went ahead to moved the sum of Thirty Million United States Dollars (US$30,000,000.00) in cash under special
arrangement into the custody of a private Security and Trustee company in London for safe keeping. Just like an unspecified amount of money
Former President Sadam Husseine took out of Iraq in cash.

You can visit the websites below for a better understanding of the situation.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/670959.stm

Hence I seek your good assistance to invest the fund into profitable investment in your country to facilitate future survival for my family
abroad. I have decided to offer 30% of the fund to you as compensation for your strong cooperation while 5% have been mapped out for both local
and international expenses that may be incurred during this transaction while you will keep the balance of the 65% for me and my family till my
lawyer meets with you.

Please I count on your absolute Confidentiality, Transparency and Trust while looking forward to your prompt reply towards a swift
conclusion of this business transaction.

Please for your total admirable acceptance in assisting me, reconfirm as below to enable me commence in your name.

(1) Your full name and official mailing address.....
(2) Your direct telephone and fax number.........
(3) Your residence home address...........
(4) Your company name (if any).........

You may contact the vault here ([email protected]) so that they will let you know the next thing to do.

May Allah's blessing remains with you.

I remain yours sincerely.

Prince Fayad.S. Bolkiah.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: 'CAN I TRUST YOU ON THIS $30M?
  • On: March 20, 2017, 3:14 p.m.

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

Brandon Hodge
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Can I Still Trust You Brandon Hodge over this $30.000.000.00
  • On: March 20, 2017, 3:23 p.m.

Dear Brandon Hodge
Thank you for your willingness and acceptance to carry out this transaction with me. I am convinced that we will actualize this transaction with all honesty. I want you to have a rest of mind as I contacted you in this business and I am still re-assuring you of its legal and mutual benefit as that with your co-operation we can conclude the transaction in a short reasonable time frame as the transaction is legal and risk free hence your cooperation and assurance is done amicably.
Meanwhile, I have discussed everything about this transaction with my representative on the best way that we can come to a conclusion to direct this funds to Union Bank plc, which have have succeeded in depositing the funds to the Union Bank Plc where I have one of my aids who work there as a banker who will as well follow the transaction up in order to effect the changes of ownership to your name as the new beneficiary as the fund was deposited as a FAMILY VALUABLE in the union bank Security Company.
I will inform my account officer to get in contact with you as soon as possible or you can as well contact my representative immediately his name is Mr. Emeka Okonkwo,  as I have briefed him about you so that both of you can open communication ashe will ensure that the legal aspect of this transaction will be handled professionally.
Lastly, let this transaction be between the two of us and the representative for now and for security reasons because of the huge amount of money that is involved. If I may ask, what kinds of business are you into? And hope the Fund will be safe when it gets to you? I will like to know more about you and your Business as we may end up as partners at the end of the transaction.
For the Security of this transaction I will want us to have a CODE in order to avoid any third party in this transaction. I hope you understand my explanation. I will give you the CODE we are going to use for the security reason of the transaction once you open communication with the Bank.
This is for security purpose and to avoid any party monitoring my communication with you, I will appreciate we communicate strictly by email and after you have contacted with the Bank, then both of you will open communication by email and phone.
I will want you to know that I am still under check once in a while and I would appreciate you work with the Bank and my representative to ensure we speed the transaction without hitches.
I will give you more details upon your confirmation in this email.
Expect your valued response
RegardsPrince Fayad Bolkiah
Hello,
can you give me an example of this? I would like to know roughly what it looks like.

Brandon Hodge
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Can I Still Trust You Brandon Hodge over this $30.000.000.00
  • On: March 20, 2017, 8:02 p.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?

Brandon Hodge
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Can I Still Trust You Brandon Hodge over this $30.000.000.00
  • On: March 20, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Dear Brandon 
How are you today I pray this email finds you well and in good health. 
Sir, My name is Mr. Emeka Okonkwo the chief account officer to prince Fayad who gave me you contact for the two of us to initiate communication with each other. 
Let me give you the break down of this transaction. 
This is an investment funds which Mr. Prince want me to legalize your name to the Bank as the rightful person to receive this on his behalf since he still have some issues with his father Bolkiah.
All the prince want is your trust and assurance that as soon as the $30.000.000.00 is transferred to your account that you will take %50 of the money and transfer %50 to his wife and children. 
If this is agreed then i will send you a letter of application to contact the Bank so that they will commence immediate processing of the said funds and pay out to you for our mutual trust and benefit.
Expect your valued response.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Can I Still Trust You Brandon Hodge over this $30.000.000.00
  • On: March 21, 2017, 1:28 a.m.

Hi,
Great, thanks. Could we have a short call to discuss the specifics? What are your contact details? Also, what is your pricing model like?

Brandon Hodge
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Can I Still Trust You Brandon Hodge over this $30.000.000.00
  • On: March 21, 2017, 7:18 a.m.

Dear Brandon 
Thanks for your email responds contents well noted.
Please provide me with a phone number and i will call you today.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Can I Still Trust You Brandon Hodge over this $30.000.000.00
  • On: March 21, 2017, 5:58 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?

Brandon Hodge
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Can I Still Trust You Brandon Hodge over this $30.000.000.00
  • On: March 22, 2017, 4:58 a.m.

Dear Brandon Hodge
 Thanks for your email contents well noted.
 If i may ask what kind of information are you looking for?
 You can simply type my name of the internet or google search to see more about me and my activities.
 Simply type  Godson Chukwuemeka Okonkwo on your internet and all information's about me will appear.  I also request that you send me your phone number so that we can commence communication once and for all.
 Expect your valued response.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Can I Still Trust You Brandon Hodge over this $30.000.000.00
  • On: March 22, 2017, 2:36 p.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?

Brandon Hodge
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: PAYMENT APPROVAL NOTICE CLAIM/$30M BRANDON HODGE
  • On: March 25, 2017, 12:10 p.m.

STALLION PLAZA 36, MARINA
P.M.B 2027 LAGOS, NIGERIA
[email protected]
[email protected]

ATTN BENEFICIARY BRANDON HODGE

THIS IS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE RECEIPT OF YOUR EMAILED CLAIM INQUIRY TO THE
UNION BANK OF NIGERIA, INSPECTION OFFICER/ WHO IS AN ESTEEMED STAFF OF
THIS BANK MR. EMEKA OKONKWO.

THIS IS A WELCOMED DEVELOPMENT AS WE HAVE BEEN EAGERLY EXPECTING TO
TRANSFER THIS $30,000,000,00 TO HIS OR ANY FAMILY MEMBER ACCOUNT THAT
YOU WILL BE PROVIDING TO THE BANK. BUT BEFORE WE GET GOING WITH THIS,
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THIS BANK WILL BE HOLDING AN URGENT MEETING ON
BEFORE TODAY'S AFTERNOON IN RESPECT TO YOUR TRANSFER OF CLAIM AS THIS
WILL HELP US IN THE CLAIM PROCESSING.

AS SOON AS THE MEETING IS OVER, WE SHALL REVERT TO YOU WITH OUR BOARD'S
RESOLUTION ON WHEN TO TRANSFER YOUR MONEY AND YOU WILL BE ADVISED
STRICTLY ON WHAT NEXT TO DO. BUT IN THE MEAN TIME, WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED
YOUR FULL CONTACT ADDRESS INCLUDING YOUR DIRECT PHONE NUMBERS WHERE YOU
CAN BE REACHED AT ALL TIMES.

AS SOON AS THE MEETING IS OVER I WILL ENDEAVOR TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THE
BOARD RESOLUTION FOR THE TRANSFER PROCESSING.

WE THANK YOU ONCE MORE FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION AND PATIENT.

SINCERELY YOURS

PROFESSOR MUSA GELLA YAKUBU
(EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CORPORATE AND INTERNATIONAL BANKING)

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: PAYMENT APPROVAL NOTICE CLAIM/$30M BRANDON HODGE
  • On: March 25, 2017, 12:14 p.m.

Hello,
I am a bit busy now, but I am definitely interested. When can we talk?

Brandon Hodge
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: PAYMENT APPROVAL NOTICE CLAIM/$30M BRANDON HODGE
  • On: March 25, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

STALLION PLAZA 36, MARINA
P.M.B 2027 LAGOS, NIGERIA
[email protected]
[email protected]

ATTN BENEFICIARY BRANDON HODGE

THANKS FOR YOUR SWIFT AND URGENT RESPONSE THERE TO OUR EMAIL.

PLEASE FOR YOUR TOTAL ADMIRABLE ACCEPTANCE FOR US TO PROCESS YOUR FUND
TRANSFER.

PLEASE, RECONFIRM AS BELOW TO ENABLE ME COMMENCE PROCEEDINGS IN YOUR
NAME.

(1) YOUR FULL NAME AND OFFICIAL MAILING ADDRESS.....

(2) YOUR DIRECT TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER.........

(3) YOUR RESIDENCE HOME ADDRESS...........

(4) YOUR COMPANY NAME (IF ANY).........

WE THANK YOU ONCE MORE FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION AND PATIENT.

SINCERELY YOURS

PROFESSOR MUSA GELLA YAKUBU
(EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CORPORATE AND INTERNATIONAL BANKING)

T ALL
TIMES. AS SOON AS THE MEETING IS OVER I WILL ENDEAVOR TO GET BACK TO YOU ON THE BOARD RESOLUTION FOR THE TRANSFER PROCESSING. WE THANK YOU ONCE MORE FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION AND PATIENT. SINCERELY YOURS PROFESSOR MUSA GELLA YAKUBU (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CORPORATE AND INTERNATIONAL BANKING)

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: PAYMENT APPROVAL NOTICE CLAIM/$30M BRANDON HODGE
  • On: March 25, 2017, 2:50 p.m.

Hello,
I am a bit busy now, but I am definitely interested. When can we talk?

Brandon Hodge
CEO, MNesty, LLC