Scamming the Scammers: Contact

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

Checked my inbox this morning and I received a new email!

Dear Mr Ron Burgundy,

Thank you for your response. I have received your mail,first I must thank you for your interest in this endeavour but before we commence, it will be better you know more about this as you have indicated,I seek a payment agent in your province due to dificulties in receiving payments from our customers oversea.

My company was established in 2001.We export raw materials such as non-metallic minerals such as Calcite, Barytes,Manganese Dioxide , Raw gold ,Raw rubber,Mangnese Dioxide ,Ferrous (Iron ) Oxide,and also Cocoa. The various industries we cater for are Paints, Rubber, Plastics, Construction chemicals and Gold dealers.

Your role in this endeavour is to serve as our agent to get to our customers who have been indebted to us over a considerable period of time and help stand as an agent in your domain through which they will make such payments to us. And our future clients.This is how it goes when ever there is a payment to be made by any of our customers you will be sent cash which you later send to us with the account I shall provide you.But payment can also come in cheques or money order which will be written in your name and in the case of cheque you will have to deposit in your account for the cheque to clear.

Your reward for helping us collect such an outstanding debt will be 10% of whatever money that is being paid to our Company through your Account. You will be given adequate co-ordinates and banking instructions through which you will remit our balance 90% from any payment being made through you to us.

Our constraint has always been a method of payment by several of our foreign clients who we supply our goods.We presently get our payments through cheques and drafts issued in our favour by our clients but the problem of delay is usually experienced for a very long time before our local banks here clear the checks/draft. We are loosing a lot of money by doing this as most of our money is produced as short term loan and overdraft from the banks with high interest rate.This is the reason we require the services of a payment agent.hope you understand this.

Please be advised that we will have to begin the necessary process of approving you as our agent/partner on our receipt of your understanding,transparency, honesty and your sincere abilities.

We will inform you on the next step to follow as regards to our approval for you to be our payment officer.

Expecting your response A.S.A.P.
Mr Paul Annan,
(Manager/Foreign Transactions Officer).
Note; Confirm the receipt of this email.

I ran a traceroute on the IP address ( and came up with some interesting information. First, the IP block belongs to Mach 6. They “[supply] turnkey communication services via satellite…. [w]herever landlines are too expensive or unavailable.” However, Mach 6 leases the line to SPIPETT WIRELESS INTERNET. A Google search has Spipett linked to at least one other 419 scam. Other weird thing, he’s using a Hong Kong based Yahoo email account. Werid.

My response:

Mr. Annan,

Just confirming receipt of your email. Let me know what I need to do next.

You stay classy,


[tags]419, scam[/tags]