The colloquy of Nicholas Pratt

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

This is that conversation.


Spammer

  • Subject: Dear Beneficiary,
  • On: March 18, 2017, 11:34 a.m.

BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION
United Kingdom Embassy, Benin.
The British School of Cotonou,
Haie Vive, 08 BP 0352.
Cotonou, Benin.

Dear Beneficiary,

This is to notify you that the council of the West African States (ECOWAS) in conjunction with the African Union (AU) has recompensed you for the fraudulent acts perpetrated against you by its citizens in an ongoing program of Fraud Victim Compensation.

This resulted from the meeting held in Benin Republic on the 27th of June 2016 by representatives of the African Union / ECOWAS country foreign missions, the ECOWAS chairperson, Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; the African Union Chairman, President Thomas Yayi Boni of Benin Republic, and the president of Nigeria's Muhhammed Buhari.

One of the high points decisions of the 49th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Governments is the insistence of the UN, US, UK and European delegates is the payment of compensation to fraud victims defrauded by Africans, in order to receive assistance in recovering offshore loots by its citizens, especially Nigeria.

Investigations by the Task Force indicate that you were defrauded as indicated by your email profile as listed by the Interpol and FBI through email scam by fraudsters.

Victims are lured to such false transactions as contract payment schemes, Next of kin / inheritance claims, fake love dates, lottery wins, box of cash and fake game wins.

Be informed therefore that a total of two Million four hundred and fifty thousand US dollars ($2,450,000.00) has been allotted you by ECOWAS, as compensation for your trauma and losses to fraudsters. The stated amount is a benchmark amount for all noted victims irrespective of value of loss.

A reconfirmation of your contact address should be made available to this Embassy, along with your phone number in acknowledgement of this notice, to affect the processing and release of your compensation amount by the nominated HSBC Bank London.

You can as well contact the Director in charge of the payment;

Dr. Stuart Gulliver.
HSBC UK Headquarters
8 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London.
E14 5HQ.United Kingdom
Phone: +44 745 203 6010.

You are advised to discontinue further communication with fraudsters, to forestall cancellation of your allotment.

Yours faithfully;
Mrs. Pauline Collins; Sec.
Dr Paul Arkwright. (Com)

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Dear Beneficiary,
  • On: March 18, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

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

Nicholas Pratt
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Mr. Nicholas Pratt.
  • On: March 22, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION
United Kingdom Embassy, Benin.
The British School of Cotonou,
Haie Vive, 08 BP 0352.
Cotonou, Benin.

Mr. Nicholas Pratt.

The CEO of HSBC Bank has confirmed receipt of your response to our mail
through them, which is a confirmation of readiness to pay your allotment.

According to the bank, it requires the presentation of a letter of
administration from the Royal Court of Justice for them to release your
payment.

Therefore we have requested one of our staff attorney’s Bar. Mark Kelvin
Anderson to obtain the letter of administration for you.

He may sometimes contact you directly, but we will be giving you regular
update in control to forestall any form of extortion.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Pauline Collins.
Dr. Paul Arkwright (Com)

Spammer

  • Subject: Dear Mr. Nicholas Pratt.
  • On: March 22, 2017, 3:29 p.m.

Sir,

as has been clarified, processing of your payment of the sum of Two
Million Four Hundred and Thousand US Dollars ($2,450,000.00) to you has
commenced.

The fund will be paid through any of the following means viz;

1. CERTIFIED CHECK OR DRAFT;

A check will be drawn in your name, and payable across the counter in any
HSBC bank branches globally. Also it will clear in any bank you operate an
account as a customer. If this is your preference provide your complete
names, delivery address, and daytime phone number.

2. ATM CARD Payment. If this is your choice provide your complete names,
delivery address, and day time phone number.

3. CASH PAYMENT. You will be required to come in person to this head
office in London if you prefer this method payment.

Respond as applied for processing your payment to commence with further
details, while we wait for the receipt of the Letter of Administration
from the British Royal Courts of Justice.

Yours faithfully.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Mr. Nicholas Pratt.
  • On: March 22, 2017, 6:51 p.m.

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

Nicholas Pratt
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Mr. Nicholas Pratt.
  • On: March 23, 2017, 2:54 p.m.

Dear Mr. Nicholas Pratt,

We acknowledge the receipt of your mail, and its content. You are at
liberty to contact us for discussion within the working hours of 8.00am
and 6.00pm CAT.

The HSBC bank requires you to obtain and present a letter of
administration legalizing your identity, for final approval of your
payment.

The lawyer processing your Letter of Administration in London gave us
updates today.
He was at the court today, and according to him, the court process
requires the purchase of the affidavit form which is a requisite to the
Letter of Administration’s issuance. The costs is £500; but in order to
forestall delays, we have approved £500 for him to obtain the form and
send to you for completion.

He has your contact detail to contact you directly to reduce time lapses.

His contact detail is as follows;

Name. Barrister Mark K. Anderson.
Email. [email protected]
Phone. +44 703 196 7927

Note that any fee paid by this Commission in the course of your payment
will be required back when your money is released.

Yours Sincerely;
Mrs. Pauline Collins. Sec,
Dr. Paul Arkwright, Com.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Mr. Nicholas Pratt.
  • On: March 23, 2017, 3:08 p.m.

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

Nicholas Pratt
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Good Day Mr. Nicholas Pratt
  • On: March 24, 2017, 9:42 a.m.

Good Day Mr. Nicholas Pratt,

I am Mr. Mark Kelvin Anderson; the British High Commission introduced you to me to process your Letter of Administration from the Royal Court of Justice.
As I explained to them yesterday, the court requested for the purchase of the affidavit form as a precursor to issuing your Letter of Administration.

The British Embassy provided the fund to buy the form, which is attached here.
You are required to complete and return it for submission to the court for processing your Letter of Administration.

Therefore complete and return the form for submission to the court to finalize.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Good Day Mr. Nicholas Pratt
  • On: March 24, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

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

Nicholas Pratt
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Good Day Mr. Nicholas Pratt
  • On: March 24, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

Sir,
complete the form and return it before Monday or supply the information for us to complete the hardcopy here for you.

Respectfully.
Mr. Mark Anderson.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Good Day Mr. Nicholas Pratt
  • On: March 24, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

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

Nicholas Pratt
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Fw: Re: Good Day Mr. Nicholas Pratt
  • On: March 25, 2017, 7 a.m.

--- On Fri, 3/24/17, Nicholas Pratt <[email protected]> wrote:

> From: Nicholas Pratt <[email protected]>
> Subject: Re: Good Day Mr. Nicholas Pratt
> To: "Mark K Anderson" <[email protected]>
> Date: Friday, March 24, 2017, 4:14 AM
> Hi,
> Sounds great, how can we proceed? We're interested in
> getting started pretty much immediately, as we could use
> this.
>
> Nicholas Pratt
> CEO, MNesty, LLC
>
> On 24/03/2017 09:42 AM, Mark K Anderson wrote:
> > Good Day Mr. Nicholas Pratt,
> >
> > I am Mr. Mark Kelvin Anderson; the British High
> Commission introduced you to me to process your Letter of
> Administration from the Royal Court of Justice.
> > As I explained to them yesterday, the court requested
> for the purchase of the affidavit form as a precursor to
> issuing your Letter of Administration.
> > 
> > The British Embassy provided the fund to buy the form,
> which is attached here.
> > You are required to complete and return it for
> submission to the court for processing your Letter of
> Administration.
> >
> > Therefore complete and return the form for submission
> to the court to finalize.
> >
>

Spammer

  • Subject: To who ever it may concern.
  • On: March 25, 2017, 7:07 a.m.

To who ever it may concern.

Seems you are a robot programed for automatic repetition and inability to decipher and respond appropriately. I am sorry I don't attend to moronic imbeciles.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Fw: Re: Good Day Mr. Nicholas Pratt
  • On: March 25, 2017, 1:24 p.m.

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

Nicholas Pratt
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Mr. Nicholas Pratt.
  • On: March 27, 2017, 1:29 p.m.

BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION
United Kingdom Embassy, Benin.
The British School of Cotonou,
Haie Vive, 08 BP 0352.
Cotonou, Benin.

Dear Nicholas Pratt,

Mr.Mark Anderson complained about your inability to follow up for the
processing of your letter of administration. What is not simple about his
method is it that you didn’t receive the form or that you can’t supply
your information to him?
The last mail he forwarded from you, was also asking his whereabouts? We
gave you his phone number in London, yet you ask such question. The form
you received came from the British Royal Court of Justice in London,
making your question unreasonable. So, you put it wrongly; but we have
been able to calm Mr. Anderson to attend to your letter of administration.

Once again, he is a British Commission affiliated lawyer in London, who
specializes in issues like yours.
Supply him, the information he needs to legalize your payment; at the
moment your file is almost dormant as against others in the batch.

To clarify the issue of location; we (British High Commission, Benin) are
the administrative coordinating department of this program of disbursement
of recompense from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
to beneficiaries; we are located in Benin Republic.

The coordinating bank is the Bank of England; it is the UK apex bank where
the pool of funds is domiciled by the ECOWAS, while the HSBC Bank London
is the commercial bank to disburse to beneficiaries. They are all in
London. So don’t be confused by address and location.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Pauline Collins.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Mr. Nicholas Pratt.
  • On: March 27, 2017, 7:32 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?

Nicholas Pratt
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: Re: Mr. Nicholas Pratt.
  • On: March 28, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Mr. Pratt,

We have received your mail, and advise you that if you are seeking,
literature, there is enough of it in the libraries and the internet. We
have no time to discuss irrelevant issues unconnected with the program, of
which we have many others to attend to. Neither do you expect us to
provide answers to vague and unspecific questions as request for
literature. If you misunderstand anything you ask reasonable direct
questions, OK.

Also don't expect responses to your mails before carrying out directives,
because we ensure clarification and simplicity of language; measured by
the response of other beneficiaries in your batch. Also we reserve the
right to ignore your questions if it is unreasonable and unrelated.

You may have provide the Letter of Administration using your own lawyer,
since you are still delaying on the directives.
We paid for the form, but the simple task of filling it since last Friday
had been difficult for you, which means you are mentally and physically
lazy.

The lawyer said he will not handle the processing of the letter of
administration any longer, neither are we prepared to give you another
lawyer because that’s an abuse. So you better get done as directed by the
lawyer, while we talk to him or you will be on your own. Ensure you send
him the information to complete your form or the completed form before
Wednesday morning or get your own lawyer.

The payment process starts with presentation of a Letter of Administration
by the British Royal Court of Justice to the HSBC Bank for confirmation by
the Bank of England, and for your allocation to be released to the HSBC
bank to pay you.

The process is intricate, and it is to ensure probity and accountability,
checks and balances as well as surety, to avoid paying the wrong person.
So, follow the directives with dedication or you might regret.

Yours Sincerely,
Mrs. Pauline Collins.

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: Mr. Nicholas Pratt.
  • On: March 29, 2017, 4:04 a.m.

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

Nicholas Pratt
CEO, MNesty, LLC

Spammer

  • Subject: [Fwd: Dear Mr. Nicholas Pratt.]
  • On: March 31, 2017, 1:16 p.m.

Dear Mr. Nicholas Pratt,

Be notified that the Letter of Administration required as legal proof for
the payment of your recompense sum of Two Million Four Hundred and Fifty
Thousand US dollars ($2, 450,000.00) is still awaited.

You are expected to expedite action in that regard, for us to meet up with
the Bank of England's timing, so that your allotted money could be
transferred into our capital base with the apex bank to pay you.

We have received updates of what transpired so far in processing the
Letter of Administration since the first notice by this bank. Bear in mind
once more that this is not the only bank paying victims of fraud from the
pool of funds, deposited with the apex bank by ECOWAS. So, delay may
result to meeting no funds to pay you if there is no money available with
the Bank of England at the time you are through with delays.

Be reminded again, that the Letter of Administration from the British
Royal Court of Justice if not presented to the apex bank, they will not
release the money to pay you into our coffers; so the earlier the better.

You are expected to provide the Letter of Administration unfailingly, on
or before Friday the 7th of April 2017 if you must be paid; that is the
deadline given by the Bank of England for us to complete the required
processes and submit files of beneficiaries in our care.

Failure to meet the deadline, our application to get your money to pay
you, may be disregarded and discarded. Thus making the money available to
pay you, open for use to pay another beneficiary, who has fulfilled the
legal requirements, and whose funds may have been used earlier to pay
someone else.

Yours Faithfully.
Mr. Stuart Gulliver.
(Chief Executive)

Spamnesty

  • Subject: Re: [Fwd: Dear Mr. Nicholas Pratt.]
  • On: March 31, 2017, 10 p.m.

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

Nicholas Pratt
CEO, MNesty, LLC