October 29, 2010

Elizabeth's miscellaneous topics: Captain Mathew Stamford, needs help with $2,000,000 to be moved in Afghanistan - Watch the Scam play out (PART 6)

The scammer emailed me back with a response to yesterday's email, here it is:








Stamford Matthew

to me
show details 2:09 AM (8 hours ago)
please just confirm from him how you could send the money to him. There is no way I could possibly make the money reach him from here. Please do this quickly.
Capt Matthew





Dear Captain Stamford,
I received an email from John Ruggie stating that he needs 535 pounds ($852 us dollars) before delivering the two packages. I am unsure how to send this money since he did not supply an address. I was just wondering if there was any way that you could take my share of the money from one of the boxes so that you could pay Mr. Ruggie. Otherwise, would it be safer that I send you the money so that we can be assured that he gets it?
Please respond A.S.A.P, for he says I have three days or it will cost me 2 pounds a day.
Sincerely,
Elizabeth Nesbitt

At the same time the Captain Stamford email came, so did the one from the John Ruggie which is identical to the one yesterday, but now it says two days instead of three.

So here is my response to the John Ruggie Email:














fromElizabeth Nesbitt 








hide details 8:12 AM



Dear Mr. Ruggie,
I will need a delivery address to where to mail the money to. This package is a suprise for my grandson and I cannot be detected sending money without being detected. My son always chaparones me to the grocery store and has complete control of my estate. I can mail the money in US dollars if that is feasable. Please contact me with a mailing address ASAP or I will assume the above address is the one to mail to. If I do not recieve a response by tomorrow morning, the money will be sent US postal service by late tomorrow morning.
Thank You

Elizabeth Nesbitt

Now to see what happens from here. I doubt that he will give me a postal address to send to but it's worth a shot. Comments and suggestions on what to mail him would be appreciated, what would you mail him if you where given the opportunity?

Click to read past correspondences with the fake Captain Matthew Stamford:
Part 8

October 28, 2010

Elizabeth's miscellaneous topics: Captain Mathew Stamford, needs help with $2,000,000 to be moved in Afghanistan - Watch the Scam play out (PART 5)

Well readers, here is the long awaited email asking for money. Our scammer is trying to get 535 pounds, that is about $852 american dollars in case you were not sure. So I responded with the bait, see below:

2010/10/28 John Ruggie

























UNITED NATIONS DIPLOMATIC UNIT
3, WHITEHALL COURT
LONDON, SW1A 2EL
UNITED KINGDOM
Attention: Elizabeth Nesbitt, receiver's name has been verified however, we have observed that there is no evidence of a special military diplomatic delivery tag (SMDDT) assigned to be on the consignments. Without this tag, my office will not secure the release of the items to the delivery address for security reasons.
We therefore advice that you contact the USA Military Base in Afghanistan; informing them of this development.
In the event that you are unable to secure the tag, our legal department would secure it on your behalf however, you would be required to make a payment of 535.00 british pounds to the Finance Unit of the UN.
The tag also enables us process the delivery to you even without a valid form of identification
You will have 3 working days to provide this sum or the tag to avoid demurrage on your items which will attract a fee of 2 british pounds per day.
Be assured that once both consignments have been legally tagged my office will give approval for delivery to your designated address within 48 hours after payment.

Regards,
John Ruggie
UN London
Tel: +447024061589
Fax: +4484477418121
Confidential Communication: Emails from this sender contain confidential and privileged material and are for the sole use of the intended recipient. Use or distribution by an unintended recipient is prohibited and may be a violation of law. This communication and all attachments are confidential, in anticipation of litigation or in furtherance of litigation.

Dear Mr. Ruggie,

I am a bit confused, how am I supposed to get the money to you? You say you need 535 pounds (approx. $852.00 us dollars), but you do not explain how I am to get this money to you. Do I mail it to the above address?

Sincerely,

Elizabeth Nesbitt

Than I decided to have even a little more fun and sent our scammer an email via his fake Captain Stamford email address.

Dear Captain Stamford,
I received an email from John Ruggie stating that he needs 535 pounds ($852 us dollars) before delivering the two packages. I am unsure how to send this money since he did not supply an address. I was just wondering if there was any way that you could take my share of the money from one of the boxes so that you could pay Mr. Ruggie. Otherwise, would it be safer that I send you the money so that we can be assured that he gets it?
Please respond A.S.A.P, for he says I have three days or it will cost me 2 pounds a day.
Sincerely,
Elizabeth Nesbitt

Now lets just see what happens, since the emails are obviously scripted this should be the first conversation that I will have with our scammer. I am hoping to get an address because what I do plan on sending is going to be quite comical, but you have to stay tuned to see just what that will be.

Click to read past correspondences with the fake Captain Matthew Stamford:
Part 8

October 27, 2010

Elizabeth's miscellaneous topics: Captain Mathew Stamford, needs help with $2,000,000 to be moved in Afghanistan - Watch the Scam play out (PART 4)

toJohn Ruggie

dateWed, Oct 27, 2010 at 8:28 AM
subjectRe: UNITED NATIONS DIPLOMATIC UNIT
mailed-bygmail.com


On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 3:01 AM, John Ruggie wrote:


UNITED NATIONS DIPLOMATIC UNIT
3, WHITEHALL COURT
LONDON, SW1A 2EL
UNITED KINGDOM


Dear Elizabeth Nesbitt, I hereby bring to your notice that we are to make delivery to you, two metal boxes registered as personal effects of Late Staff Sergeant Richard Blakes which arrived the United Nations office in London from Afghanistan.


Reconfirm your full name, telephone number and delivery address, for onward shipment of the items to your location.


Accept my deepest sympathy.


Regards,


John Ruggie
UN London
Tel: +447024061589
Fax: +4484477418121




Confidential Communication: Emails from this sender contain confidential and privileged material and are for the sole use of the intended recipient. Use or distribution by an unintended recipient is prohibited and may be a violation of law. This communication and all attachments are confidential, in anticipation of litigation or in furtherance of litigation.


My Response:

Dear Mr. Ruggie,

Thank you for your concern and thank you for your prompt response.


My information is as follows:
Name
Street Address
City, State Zip
Telephone

If you do a search by the above telephone number (447024061589) there is one other blogger who posted this same thing.  He got as far as the scammer asking for money, here is the link to read more.

http://forum.419eater.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1574365
http://legal.419eater.com/2010/06/01/sample-box-of-cash-scam-from-419eater-com-member-drstranglove/

Here is a website with a list of telephone numbers listed under scams:
http://www.419scam.org/419-phone-2010-06.htm




Click to read past correspondences with the fake Captain Matthew Stamford:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8


October 26, 2010

Elizabeth's miscellaneous topics: Captain Mathew Stamford, needs help with $2,000,000 to be moved in Afghanistan - Watch the Scam play out (PART 3)

Here is the latest update on our Scammer, Capt. Matthew Stamford:



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Stamford Matthew
Date: Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 7:51 AM
Subject: Contact the UN office London
To: Elizabeth Nesbitt






Dear Elizabeth, your name has been tagged to the packages, identifying you as the Next of Kin to the late Staff Sgt and should arrive the UN office in London on Wednesday (October 27th, 2010). I have already gotten clearance for the packages to be moved from the diplomatic village.


You shall contact Mr. John Ruggie of the UN Diplomatic office in London right away through his email johnruggie@live.com informing him that you are to receive from Afghanistan personal effects of Late Staff Sgt. Richard A. Blakes which are two boxes as the executor of his last will and testament.


I will want to state again that the UN officials do not know the true content of the packages so your first job is to always keep it as that and you must also not make the mistake of disclosing my Identity, your source of information if you are asked is the Military base in Aghanistan.


The UN believes this packages are sent directly with other packages from our Military base camp out here in Afghanistan so all you need do is play along as the relative of late Staff Sgt. Richard A. Blakes.


AT THIS POINT I WILL NEED YOUR COMPLETE CONFIDENCE. IT WILL BE VERY DISHEARTENING TO HAVE PUT THIS MUCH EFFORT AND SEE IT ALL COME TO NOTHING. Please be as cooperative as possible with the UN to ensure the packages are delivered to you.


Once again I want to let you know, there would be no risk involved, I have taken care of all that there is.






Capt. Mathew Stamford



After a quick google search on John Ruggie, I found on Wikipedia that John Ruggie is actually a real person who is, in fact,  the Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Affiliated Professor in International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School.

This is interesting, if the person is really a scammer, or could it be Professor Ruggie doing a study for class?  Maybe a student chose him?

Also, I did a search for Carolyn Carter via the first original email.  The first email came from a Carolyn Carter at a odu.edu address.  A google search for odu.edu let me know that this was for a college in Norfolk Virgina called Old Dominion University.  Next I searched for "Carolyn Carter Old Dominion University" and found a Carolyn Carter on Linkedld who is from Norfold Virgina and attended Old Dominion University....interesting.


Click to read past correspondences with the fake Captain Matthew Stamford:


October 25, 2010

Elizabeth's miscellaneous topics: Captain Mathew Stamford, needs help with $2,000,000 to be moved in Afghanistan - Watch the Scam play out (PART 2)

I recieved a response back from the "Fake" Matthew Stamford. Here is what he has said:

I have arranged with Mr. Baldewin (the German diplomat) to have the packages covered with a special diplomatic seal, this will prevent the customs from conducting any scan or search on the packages hence, the true content will remain undetected while on transit.  

I have not and will not disclose the content to even Mr. Baldewin, I am simply taking advantage the immunity he has, to beat the unusually tight security we have here in Kabul. The packages will arrive at the UN office in London from where it becomes very easy delivering it to your address. 

You will get 30% for your effort that will put the value of your share at $600,000. If that is ok, you will send to me, your preferred delivery information (name, contact address, Telephone number) in your next mail to me. The detail will be tagged to the packages before airlifting and of course I need to know how to reach you when I am discharged. I shall send you further information once I have received your next reply. Do take care of yourself and a line of prayer for those of us at war.  


Capt. Matthew Stamford

I responded to his email with an address that is fake along with the phone number. Of course giving a stranger over then internet your address is not very smart, who knows who might show up at your house to cause some real dangerous damage! What amazes me is that people actually think this kind of thing still works. I am still trying to figure out what the point of this game is, does he want to steal my idenity? Maybe he is going to ask for money? Although, he claims that he has 2,000,000 so asking for that seems a bit odd, so maybe if he does ask for money so he can ship it and pay off the so called German diplomat I can just simply tell him to take it out of my 30%...LOL!

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