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Other 24 Hours with Patrick Tama

From: PATRICK TAMA <tamap@zwallet.com>
Reply-To: tamapat2004@netscape.net
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 11:11:15 +0100
To: nash

Dear Sir/Madam,
                                    Investment Assistance
I humbly approach you with a view that we may be able to enter into a
mutual business transaction that could be of immense benefit to both
parties. As led by my instinct, I decided to contact you through email,
after searching for Contacts via the internet, as it is the only means I can
contact anybody since I am cutting off ties with Sierra Leone for now. I
apologize if this is not acceptable to you. Foremost; I should begin by
introducing myself.
I am   Mr. PATRICK TAMA the son of late Mr.  GEORGE TAMA, a precious stone
merchant in Sierra Leone, who died on the 6th of May 2001.
After the death of my father, the Government of Sierra Leone arrested my mum
and my kid brother on the allegation that my father was a front man to the
late dictators of Sierra Leone. All my father's assets were confiscated, by
the present government and during this injustice; my brother and my mum were
maltreated and tortured. From this trauma, my mum fell sick and died. After
the whole incident, I went through my father's document and I found out that
he lodged $12 800,000.00 (Twelve Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars)
kept in custody for us in a security company stashed in trunk boxes and
deposited as personal belongings before he died, out side my country and he
intended investing it before his untimely death.
Sir, my intention now is to invest in your country, in any profitable
business you deem fit. I will be grateful if we could come into joint
business partnership. Because of my family background I shy away publicity.
Precisely, I prefer staying away from well know public figures in any
country. Hence I won't want my name mentioned to any one, as I still want to
stay away from the scrutiny of my country government. Mentioning this mail
to anyone may put me in a big mess and cause me to lose the money. As soon
as I receive your consent I will immediately forward the contact and all
other information of where and how to collect this money.
For your assistance, I have two options for you. Firstly you can choose to
have 20% of the money for your assistance, and helping me open an account
for the money to be deposited here, or you can go into partnership with me
for the proper profitable investment of the money in your country.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
You can reach me on 0031 617 664 901 for further discussion on this project.

From: Nash Chovek
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 12:26:10 +0300
To: <tamap2004@netscape.net>

Mr. Tama

Lately I got 3 messages more or less similar to your offer. I answered to all of them, but they all seem to ask the money in advance, before I get the money promised. I refuse to do it untill I get a solid proof of the money and refuse to invest any of my hard earned money in it, not even the airplane ticket to come to Ghana or wherever...

If your offer is similar to this, find somebody else, I wish you a good day, but if you are ready to cover the expences, II'll try to help you, Anyway, you asked me for help, I did not go searching for you....

So if you are real, please contact me on this e-mail.

My Name: Nash M. Chovek
Adress:  19 Mela Spyrou str, 166 73 Voula, Athens, Greece
If you want, you can see my passport.
Please send me yours.

Attached: NashPassport.jpg

From: tamap2004@netscape.net
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 05:56:05 -0500
To: nash
Subject: Response

Dear Mr Nash,

Thanks for your response to my solicitation for your assistance.I understand you must have gotten pleas similar to mine in the past which you for one reason or the other couldn't cope with but i can say to you without mincing words that my proposition is different from any you must have been accosted with in the past as mine is legitimate and geniune.

I sure understand your show of skepticsm but sir do find it in your heart to assist me as this deal will be mutually beneficial to the both of us.The funds like i wrote in my first email to you is in 2 boxes and has been transferred from the security company's South African office downt to the Netherlands,where i am presently living in a refugee camp as an asylum seeker.

I pray you sir to think about my plight and try to assit me and i'll be forever grateful to you for your assistance.

You can however reach me on this telephone number...0031 617 664 901.This is my telephone number in the Netherlands.

I'll be looking forward to your response.

From: Nash Chovek
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 16:12:19 +0300
To: <tamap2004@netscape.net>
Subject: Re: Response

My question to you is:
Are you going to be covering all the expences?
If it is like that, please inform me on our next steps.
From: tamap2004@netscape.net
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 09:47:32 -0500
To: nash
Subject: Response

Dear Sir,

Thanks once again for your response.About the expenses,considering my present status as a refugee i don't have the cash with me at the moment to meet all the expenses apart from the funds with the security company.But i can assure you that as soon as the funds are cleared from the security company's vaults and paid into your account,you shall be entitled first to whatever expenses you might have incurred in the process of claiming the consignment containing the funds before sharing in the agreed ratio.

I do hope you will understand sir and give your best at assisting me.


From: Nash Chovek
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 23:56:50 +0300
To: <tamap2004@netscape.net>
Subject: A proposal to you how we can do it

So if I understood well, I have to believe to you, and pay the airplane tickets, the hotel bills, and then the expences on the storage of the funds which can go anywhere to 10000-15000 euro. All this in hope that in the boxes is the money you say there is! You wrote me an e-mail, and I am supposed to believe to you. Would you believe to me a similar thing? Ok, let us do it the other way around
20% of 12 800 000 is 2 560 000 $. Let us assume the fee, the hotel bills and the airplane would cost me 20 000, meaning that I'd get 128 times the money I invest! Now, I think I could believe to you if you are ready to invest exactly 128 times smaller sum from the one I'd have to invest, which is 156.25$....(156.25$x128=20000)

Do you believe to me that I am ready to believe to you and are you ready to risk it?
I PROMISE to you that if you transfer the sum of 156.25$ (hundred and fifty six dollars and twenty five cents) to my account, I'll come to Amsterdam to pay the storage charges at the security company and pick up the money, then we will share the money as you said, you will refund me my expences and I'll refund your's, and we will be very good friends.

Here is my bank account, please send the money to this account:
Name: Nash Chovek
Adress:  19 Mela Spyrou str, 166 73 Voula, Athens, Greece

BANK ADDRESS-----Glyfada Branch,16675 Glyfada,GREECE
ACCOUNT NUMBER--011-003865-909

If you want to discuss it, I invite you to come to Athens and be my guest!!!
I believe I am being fair and if you tell me that you do not have the 156 dollars, I will believe that you do not believe me and then I will not believe you!!!

Please answer to me as soon as possible, and let us do it as soon as possible because my schedules in March are very tight , so it is better if we managed to finish it before 6th of March.

Nash Chovek, Athens Greece
I don't think I'll hear from him again!

24 hours later...
I was wrong, he does not give up just like that, he trys to sell me a heartbreaking story,
but off course he does not send the money to my (false) account!!!

If I expexted him to do it, I would have given him my real one! 156 is more then enough for a nice pair of shoes. And I would have been the first guy who cheted the Nigerian Cheating Urgents....
From: tamap2004@netscape.net
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 05:04:44 -0500
To: nash
Subject: Response

Dear Sir,

I really appreciate your email,it did make a lot of sense to me sir.But sir i must draw your attention to the fact that i am in a refugee camp here in the Netherlands and what i get for feeding on a weekly basis is 29 Euros.But considering my present predicament and if been able to raise that money will make you believe i'm not lying then i'm going to ask among fellow refugees if they can learn me some money so i can send it to you.

I really am confused right now,but i do hope you understand my condition and assist me.

Kind Regards,

From: Nash Chovek
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2004 18:08:54 +0300
To: <tamap2004@netscape.net>
Subject: Re: Response

Mr. Tama,

Come on, now, you dissapointed me very much. I am ready to invest 20 000 and believe to you that I am going to make 128 times more-2 560 000, without being sure of anything, and you do not believe to me to send me 128 times less money-156 dollars and 25 cents! As far as I know you may be just lying to me, trying to get my money saying that this is for some fee, and dissapier the moment you take the money from me. And 20 000 is enough here to buy a nice second car, like an Audi A2 or a small Mercedess A-class!

So, I am ready to risk a car (OK, not a classy one, but good small one, like the one I bought for my daughter from my first marriage) and you are not ready to risk cheap shoes (a week ago I bought a pair of nice Italian shoes ON 50% off SALES for 199 euros, which is more then 200$)!!!

Sorry, but I can not believe that a person who has stashed somewhere millions is in the position to live with 29 euros a week! That is barely enoughto buy yourself a food for a day! And one of the meals, God forbid, would be in MacDonallds or KFC!!!

Unless you send me some solid proof of the money, or send me the money I asked, I can not consider you a worthy partner, my business ethics do not allow me that!!!

I still have a small hope that you will meet my demands, and we'll do the deal you offered to me. And soon enough you won't need to be eating fast food any more!

If you do not answer to me I'll consider that all this was a trick. From a Guy who did not have the balls to risk the money for shoes! And I have the balls to risk a car!!!

Mr. Tama, show me what you have!
I'll be waiting. You saw my passport, you know who I am,
yours, Nash Chovek, Athens, Greece


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