The colloquy of Bradley Ortega

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

This is that conversation.


Spammer

  • Subject: Confidential Proposal
  • On: March 17, 2017, 4:29 p.m.

Dear ,

I got your contact from LinkedIn. in order to share a
confidential proposal what $15,812,664 (Fifteen Million, Eight
Hundred and Twelve Thousand six hundred and sixty four US
Dollars.) with you please contact me on my private email:
([email protected]).for briefing on proposal since i can not send
attachment via linkedin"

Regards.

Dr Andrew Walter.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Confidential Proposal
  • On: March 17, 2017, 4:29 p.m.

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

Bradley Ortega
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Confidential Proposal
  • On: March 17, 2017, 5:04 p.m.

Dear Bradley Ortega

I would start by saying thanks for your response..How is your family doing?
I hope okay. My proposal is very important to me so please I want you to
take the content of this mail very serious. All I want is an honest
business transaction between us. First of all, I will start by introducing
myself. My name is Andrew Walter, I am currently working with Standard Bank
South Africa. I have been working here for 17 years now, and I have a good
working record with my bank.

I am also the personal accountant to Engineer (Lex Ortega), a foreign
contractor who has an investment account with my bank with a huge sum of
money in it. My late client was a chemical consultant contractor with Royal
Dutch Shell until his death in a fatal car accident while at France on
sabbatical with his entire family. The accident unfortunately took the
lives of the family members comprising of himself, his wife and two kids in
the summer of 2007 may their soul rest in perfect peace. He banked with us
here at Standard Bank South Africa and had a very huge sum of money in his
account which has still yet not been claimed by anybody as there was no
living will in place when he died. The amount of money involved here is
about $15,812,664 (Fifteen Million, Eight Hundred and Twelve Thousand six
hundred and sixty four US Dollars.) in account with indefinite interest.
Since the death of my client; my bank and I have made several inquiries to
his embassy to locate any of his extended family members or relatives but
this has proven unsuccessful. I came to know about you in my search for a
person who shares the same last name as my late client.

I employed the services of LinkedIn search solely for this purpose as I
feel it would not have been the last wishes of my late client for his whole
life work to be transferred to a government (Es cheat) he had always
complained of their unfavorable public monetary policies, taxes and so on
while he was alive. My bank has issued me several notices to provide the
next of kin or the account risk been es cheat within the next 10 official
working days. The last notice for claim came to my desk last week. I am
contacting you to assist me in repatriating the funds left behind before
they are declared un-serviced by my bank. I am seeking your consent to
present you as the next of kin of my late client since you share and bear
the same last name. As such, the proceeds of the account can be paid to you
as soon as you contact my bank and apply for the funds to be released to
you as the next of kin. If we can be of one accord, I see no reason why we
would not succeed. We both have to act swiftly on this matter in other to
beat the deadline es cheat date. Please get back to me immediately for us
to proceed.

I propose that upon successful completion of this deal, we will split the
proceeds 50:50 ratio. I am after the success of this transaction with your
full co-operation. All I require is your honesty and full co-operation to
enable us see this cool deal go through. I guarantee you that this will be
executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and me from
breaching South Africa laws. I want to also inform you that I am a very
religious person and I cannot tell a lie because of my strong believes; I
would expect the same from you. I will attach a copy of my international
passport in my next mail for authenticity so we have equal ground to trust
each other. If you are interested in my proposal I will send you more
information directing you on further procedure on how we can claim the
money in the account successfully. If this proposal is alright by you then
kindly get back to me. The content of this mail should be treated with
utmost confidentiality and a quick response from you will be highly
appreciated. However, if you are not interested in this proposal, please
accept my apologies for sending you the message and kindly delete message,
I promised that you will never hear from me. I anticipate your co-operation.

Thanks you for your time and do have a great day.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Confidential Proposal
  • On: March 18, 2017, 3:17 a.m.

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

Bradley Ortega
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Confidential Proposal
  • On: March 18, 2017, 7:18 a.m.

Dear Bradley Ortega,

Thank you for your response to my email. I want to stress again that this
transaction is very legitimate and there is no risk involved as I am the
personal accountant to Late Engineer (Lex Ortega) anything I say concerning
this will be followed by the bank Executives. However, before we can
proceed, I want you to assure me that you will be honest during the
transaction and as soon as the fund is transferred to you we can meet in
person and share the money peacefully. You should understand that this
transaction can be successful if we work together, and as soon as I give
you all legal procedure you will receive the funds from my bank, so I
really need your assurance before we can proceed.

My personal instinct directed me to contact you and I hope it was not a
wrong thing to do. I shall direct you on the process of the claim; we shall
start by sending a formal application to this effect. I will send you the
text for the claims and transfer application to this effect. Thereafter,
the bank will request of you the relevant back up documents to your claim
and application according to the demand of our probate law for transfer of
funds.

Once you have provided the Bank with their demands, they would now be under
legal obligation to transfer the funds to bank account provided by you. As
part of the procedure of the claims, the documents that will be required
from you will have to be acquired through legal procedures as the
application of claim will be complimented with a legal award we shall have
to seek from our law Court here. Be assured that the procedures to be
adopted in effecting the transfer in your favor will be official and legal
which will protect us from any breach of the law, We have the next 10
official working days.

Note: High confidentiality is required at all times. Do not tell anyone
about this because, it might be unsafe for both of us. It would be safer
for us to communicate by email for now as we have the trust. I hope you see
reason with my decision on us talking by mail for now. As soon as the money
has been transferred to your account, I will look for a country of our
choice where we can see in person and subsequently share the funds in the
ratio as discussed earlier.

Above all, I personally count on God to facilitate our plan and
understanding, to produce not just success but also peaceful sharing of the
funds at the end of the day and a wealthy family business relationship
between us. I also pray for establishment of cordial relationship between
us, God being our helper. As soon as I hear from you and receive your
assurance, I will send you the Text of Application for you to contact my
bank for the release of the funds in the account of (Lex Ortega) to your
account as his next of Kin.

I would advice that you follow all the steps and procedures which I will
give to you as we proceed, to enable us get to the end of this transaction
in quick time.
I need you to send a copy of your international passport to me in order to
know who am dealing with and I will send mine as soon as I receive your
reply indicating understanding from both of us.

I await your response.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Confidential Proposal
  • On: March 18, 2017, 11:23 a.m.

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

Bradley Ortega
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Confidential Proposal
  • On: March 18, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

Dear Bradley Ortega,

Thank you for your response to my email. Your email was received and well
understood by me and as you may know i am personal accountant to Engineer
(Lex Ortega) until his death in a fatal car accident while at France on
sabbatical with his entire family. The accident unfortunately took the
lives of the family members comprising of himself, his wife and two kids in
the summer of 2007.

He banked with us here at Standard Bank South Africa and had a very huge
sum of money in his account which has still yet not been claimed by anybody
as there was no living will in place when he died. The amount of money
involved here is about $15,812,664, Since the death of my client; my bank
and I have made several inquiries to his embassy to locate any of his
extended family members or relatives but this has proven unsuccessful. I
came to know about you in my search for a person who shares the same last
name as my late client.

I will like you to stand as the next of kin and i am going to guid you on
how to do on till the money get to your account and remember 50% why 50% is
for me and if you like to come down to south africa that will also be fine,
I will like you to send me your phone so that i can call you and explain
more before we proceed.

I await your response.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Confidential Proposal
  • On: March 18, 2017, 5:54 p.m.

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

Bradley Ortega
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Confidential Proposal
  • On: March 18, 2017, 6 p.m.

Dear Bradley Ortega,

Your email was received and the content was well understood we can talk any
time that you think is okay by you, feel free to reach me any time on this
number +27787579204 and i will also like you to send your private phone to
me.

I await your response.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Confidential Proposal
  • On: March 18, 2017, 11:28 p.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?

Bradley Ortega
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Confidential Proposal
  • On: March 19, 2017, 12:39 a.m.

Dear Bradley Ortega,

Yes we can talk on phone here is my phone number Tel: + 27 787 579 204 and
i will like you to send your phone number to me.

I await your response.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Confidential Proposal
  • On: March 19, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

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

Bradley Ortega
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: How Machine Learning can solve your business problems
  • On: May 3, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

Hi Brian,

Thank you for getting in touch.

The best way to get your pass registered would be through our online registration page here.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or need any assistance while registering and I will happily assist.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: How Machine Learning can solve your business problems
  • On: May 3, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

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

Bradley Ortega
CEO, MNesty, LLC