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$8 Million Dollar Consignment Boxes For You

[UPDATED Below, March 10 2019] The Nigerian 419 Scams have been some of the most prolific scams on the Internet and have enabled an industry of criminals to fraudulently generate millions of dollars every year. Every week we see dozens of the bogus emails telling the recipient that there is money waiting for them and all they need to do is pay a small fee to get it.

Every so often we like to yank their chain and waste their time. It brings us a small, but important, sense of satisfaction. The emails below are our latest chain yanking that took place in early June, 2017 between someone claiming to be James Edward and our character “Cory Meadows.” We responded to an email sent to someone else. Enjoy!

JAMES EDWARD OFFICE (June 5)
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
From Desk Table Of Mr.Edward James,
Head Officer-in-Charge Inspection.
Tel: 678-201-0612
Date:05/06/2017
WELCOME TO INSPECTION UNIT AIRPORT ATLANTA GEORGIA

Dear Beneficiary,

I am in receipt of your information and check our data base document regards the shipment of your consignment Trunk Boxes and I found a match with your name and your address on the trunk boxes and if you also need any proof of the trunk boxes I will go to me the management just to show you my honesty to you and I will also want you to tell me what percentage will you give to me when the whole shipment is done successfully.

The process will take effect within the next 48 hours immediately the delivery is schedule for the rightful owner.Note the two consignments Trunk Boxes is worth of $4 million in each Boxes has inspected and approved by United States Internal Revenue for delivery to your destination and I wish to let you know that such consignments are not what you ship through FEDEX,UPS, DHL etc. Because the consignment was originally abandoned by the diplomat because it was wrongfully declared like I explained to you in my previous email.

The consignments were declared as personal effects and classified documents while in actual fact contain raw cash. US currency notes in $100 USD denominations carefully packed and stashed in two trunk boxes. Approximately, 4 Million USD in each box. The electronic scanner revealed it when the package was scanned in the airport.

Finally we say congratulation you because you are the real ownership of these consignments boxes according to the information we got here in our data base system. Right now what is holding your consignments boxes is clearance and Yellow Tag certificate as soon as you provide us the Yellow Tag certificate within 48 hours we shall do clearance and deliver your consignments boxes. Thank you for your cooperation I am looking forward to hear from you soon about the Yellow Tag

I wait to hear from you it’s urgent.

Yours Sincerely,
Edward James,
Line: 678-201-0612

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From Cory Meadows, June 5

Mr. James,
I’m shocked by all this!! How am I the real owner of these boxes? I don’t know anything about them.   What do I need to do? How can I see proof they are mine? I don’t want to have them shipped to me and then suddenly Uncle Sam comes in and takes them away. Know what I mean?

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JAMES EDWARDS OFFICE (Jun 7)
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
From Desk Table Of Mr.Edward James,
Head Officer-in-Charge Inspection.
Tel: 2182577648
Date:07/06/2017

WELCOME TO INSPECTION UNIT AIRPORT ATLANTA GEORGIA

Dear Cory,

Thank you. I am in receipt of your email and the content was well noted in this office. As a matter of fact I want to give you 100% assurance according to the close door meeting held today by the management authority once you make the payment for your Yellow Tag Clearance within 48 hours you will receive your consignment boxes in your door step I promise you.

Kindly get back to me for the payment information Via Money Gram or Western Union which will enable us to obtain the Yellow Tag Certificate for the clearance within 48 hours, I am waiting to read to hear from you soon. Have a nice day and God Bless you.

Noted I want you to call my cell phone number 2182577648 for more details of the payment information, Mind you,your phones number is not going through please get back to me now.

Your Personal Identification ID Card Attach for proper verification of Ownership.

Yours Sincerely,
Edward James,
Line: 2182577648

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From Cory Meadows, June 7

Mr. James,
I give you permission to take $550 from the cases to pay this fee.

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JAMES EDWARDS OFFICE (Jun 7)
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
From Desk Table Of Mr.Edward James,
Head Officer-in-Charge Inspection.
Tel: 2182577648
Date:07/06/2017

WELCOME TO INSPECTION UNIT AIRPORT ATLANTA GEORGIA

Dear Cory,

Thank you for your respond.I want to inform you nobody has the legal right to open your consignment boxes till you provide us with the Yellow Tag certificate which will enable us to do the clearance and within 48 hours you will receive these consignment boxes in your door step.

Perhaps I promised to assist you and make sure you receive these consignment boxes but I cannot go against the management authority policy.Sir with all due respect we have rules and regulation in this office .if you really need these consignment boxes which means you must follow the due process.Thank you for your cooperation the choice is yours we are pleading you to receive these consignment boxes okay.

Your Personal Identification ID Card Attach for proper verification of Ownership.

Yours Sincerely,
Edward James,
Line: 2182577648

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From Cory Meadows, June 7

Mr. James,
I am thinking seriously about this. If I send you the payment. Where do you want me to send it? How?

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JAMES EDWARDS OFFICE (Jun 7)
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
From Desk Table Of Mr.Edward James,
Head Officer-in-Charge Inspection.
Tel: 2182577648
Date:07/06/2017

WELCOME TO INSPECTION UNIT AIRPORT ATLANTA GEORGIA

Dear Cory,

Thank you. I am in receipt of your email and the content was well noted in this office. As a matter of fact I want to give you 100% assurance according to the close door meeting held today by the management authority once you make the payment for your Yellow Tag Clearance within 48 hours you will receive your consignment boxes in your door step I promise you.

Kindly get back to me for the payment information Via Money Gram or Western Union which will enable us to obtain the Yellow Tag Certificate for the clearance within 48 hours, I am waiting to read to hear from you soon. Have a nice day and God Bless you.

Noted I want you to call my cell phone number 2182577648 for more details of the payment information, Mind you,your phones number is not going through please get back to me now.

Your Personal Identification ID Card Attach for proper verification of Ownership.

Yours Sincerely,
Edward James,
Line: 2182577648

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From Cory Meadows, June 9

Mr. James,
How do I send you the money? I need instructions.

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JAMES EDWARDS OFFICE
Jun 10
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
From Desk Table Of Mr.Edward James,
Head Officer-in-Charge Inspection.
Tel: 2182577648
Date:10/06/2017

WELCOME TO INSPECTION UNIT AIRPORT ATLANTA GEORGIA

Dear Cory,

I am in receipt of your email and the content was well understood .Perhaps I was very busy with the management authority in order to make sure they sign your consignment boxes release file which will enable us to do the clearance as soon as you make the payment for Yellow Tag certificate. I want to assure you there is nothing to worry about every thing is under control you will your consignment boxes once we are done with the clearance.

Instruction how to send the money via Money Gram or Western Union with the below information of my Secretary Mr. Reginald Shelley .

Receiver’s Name ====== Reginald Shelley
Location: =========== No.1320 Woodland Avenue Southwest Birmingham Alabama 35211 US.
Amount:============== $550
Reference No =======

Your Personal Identification ID Card Attach for proper verification of Ownership.

N/B You are advice to get back to me on this email address ( [email protected] ) for security reasons. Proceed and make the payment I assure you within 48 hours of the payment we do the clearance then you receive your consignment boxes .

Thank you for your cooperation am waiting to hear from you within 24 hours. Have a nice day.

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From Cory Meadows, 6:51 AM
to JAMES

You are a fool and a fraud. Do you think that all Americans are wealthy and can easily part with $550? How would you feel if a criminal did this to YOUR PARENT what you are trying to do to me? How can you look yourself in the mirror.

You HURT real, hard-working people.

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
From Desk Table Of Mr.Edward James,
Head Officer-in-Charge Inspection.
Tel: 2182577648
Date:12/06/2017

WELCOME TO INSPECTION UNIT AIRPORT ATLANTA GEORGIA

Dear Cory,

Thank you for your email the content was well noted in this office. Sir with all due respect I have nothing to do with your $550 because the money cannot take me to heaven I just want to assist you and make sure you receive these consignment boxes which belong to you according to the information we have in our data base system.

Perhaps these consignment boxes  are REAL and I will send you all the documents bearing your name as the ownership but I can’t go against the management authority policy because I may loose my job. I want to tell you please you don’t need to be scared this is not fraud and I will prove it 100% assurance as soon as we are done with the clearance I will sent you the documents backing up this package .

If you are ready to work with me I will assist you with parts of the fees in order to prove you wrong you this is not a scam as you think, all the legal documents bearing your names are intact and I will sent it to you as soon as we are done with the clearance.I will assist you with 200 to enable us do the clearance in order to prove you wrong .I am waiting for your respond now.

Yours Sincerely,
Edward James,
Line: 2182577648

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From Cory Meadows, June 12
to JAMES

Don’t you get it? Just like your name is not “James Edwards” and you’re story is nothing but a pack of lies, I’m not “Cory Meadows.” I’m a reporter gathering information for a story about Nigerian 419 scams. Like this one.

Care to make a statement for my story? What percent of people are you successful in scamming? How much money do you make, on average each month running your scams? How many different scams can you juggle at once?

That was the last time I heard from Mr. Edward James!

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On March 9, 2019 we heard from a young man named Harley who also enjoyed playing with these 419 scammers in Africa. (He gave us permission to use his name.) He responded to an email informing him that $15 Million was available if he were willing to partner with a “Sargent Alisha Brown” from the U.S. Army.  Sgt. Brown needed an accomplice to move the funds out of Japan to the United States in boxes.  We come into the middle of this story with the email communications sent to us by this young man.  He clearly enjoyed gaming the scammers!  Notice how many times “Sgt. Alisha Brown” thanks God and blesses the young man.  African scammers are notorious for doing this.  It’s like a “poker tell!”

On Sun, Mar 3, 2019, 4:29 PM Sgt. Alisha Brown <[email protected] wrote:
I’m so glad you understand my previous message, thanks for your response, and also for the pictures you sent, pretty you I must say.

I must confess that I really appreciate your kind of person in this transaction. I’ll do all my possible best to make sure everything go smooth out here and will also make do with your information and keep you posted as soon as shipment is moved, to enable you avail yourself for its arrival.

I’ll move now to Tokyo, Japan, to proceed with the Shipment. I’ll not be back to Red Cloud Garrison, for about 5 to 7 hours. Immediately the shipment is moved, I will contact you. Would find a safe computer to send you a message at Tokyo, Japan.

Once again thank you and God bless. Please confirm receipt of this message.

Thanks,
Bye for now.

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On Sun, 3 Mar 2019 at 16:07, Harley wrote:

Of course I understand, I’ve always wished for the world to be more honest and rewarding to the truth rather than the lies and deceit, I apologize for my response not being quicker and I thank you for the compliment, nice pictures of you as well Alisha, your husband was a lucky guy.

I await further instructions and I appreciate your patience and understanding
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On Mon, Mar 4, 2019, 7:43 AM Sgt. Alisha Brown <[email protected] wrote:
Good day to you,
I am happy to inform you that I have successfully sent the package to you from Tokyo, Japan. I have attached a copy of the airway bill of the two trunk boxes containing the package. Please make sure you get hold of it as soon as you can, after your acknowledgment of this email I shall provide you with the code to unlock the boxes.

As you can see in the airway bill I have already paid for the shipment, when it gets to your Territory, it will be weighed and you will be charged for duties between 1,350 USD and 1,500 USD.

I’m assuring you that everything is legitimate and risk free. You do not have anything to worry about, once the boxes get to your territory just do all you can to make sure the boxes gets delivered to you. As I’ve said before that the baggage will be tagged diplomatic documents and ancient graphic art material so that the diplomat will not know the contents of the boxes. So everything lies between the both of us. I want you to know that you have nothing to lose in this deal compare to what you stand to gain. Once the boxes are delivered to you, open any of the boxes and take out the money you used in paying for the duties fees from my share and refund yourself back. I wanted to pay the fees over here but I was inform that they don’t accept upfront payment until the boxes get to the US after it’s weighed by the customs and you will be charged according to the amount Per kg now. And It has to be paid in the States with our local currency, so that’s why i couldn’t make the payment from my end. I believe it shouldn’t be a problem for you to do over there.

Niptran Express Limited will contact you as soon as the boxes arrive but you can contact Niptran Express Limited in advance and let them know you are expecting a package sent through diplomatic means. Please do not disclose the content of the two boxes during your correspondence with the contact below. Each of the boxes contain 7.5M USD which makes it a total of 15M USD.

The boxes are labelled as Dip Docs1 and Dip Docs2. Before delivery I took out 11,000 USD from Dip Docs1 to be able to pay for the delivery of the two trunk boxes.

Below is the contact details for communication;

Dip. Benjamin Kato.  Email: [email protected]

Please make contact with Dip. Benjamin Kato before arrival of the boxes in the state. I will be waiting for your response. Acknowledge the receipt of this mail ASAP.

Yours Sincerely,
Sgt. Alisha Brown.

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On Mon, 4 Mar 2019 at 05:43, Harley wrote:

Good day to you as well Alisha,

I have to say the surprise charge is a bit sudden, but not entirely unexpected, and given the big picture you are right, it’s a very small price to pay for what awaits each of us, but now I must ask, once I am in possession of these boxes, how will I get your share to you? Or will you come to see me once you are back in the US?
Either way, I assure you I will only take what is agreed upon and greed is not an issue to worry about with me in the slightest, though you are more than welcome to count yours out if you sense there is even a shadow of distrust between us
Furthermore, I shall await the correspondence of this diplomat, which actually works out quite nicely as I’ve always been fond of foreign culture, so this purchase of artifacts and documents is within the realm of possibility for me, then once he gives me confirmation, I simply have it delivered to my aforementioned address via my postal service? Correct? Or must I go receive it at a secondary location?
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On Tue, 5 Mar 2019 at 03:53, Sgt. Alisha Brown <[email protected]> wrote:
Dear Harley,

Good day to you and thanks for getting back to my email once more. I sincerely commend your wiliness, efforts and trust you have shown so far in this transaction. May the good Lord bless and rewards us soonest. Please contact Dip. Kato and tell him you are expecting a delivery sent, through diplomatic means by Sgt. Alisha Brown, and that he should contact you upon his arrival…. And once the boxes are weighed by the US customs Kato will contact you to let you know how much you are to pay for the duty clearance.

I’m grateful to God, and I’m very happy that the boxes have been shipped over to the states, which was my greatest worries. Please I urge you to do your possible best and secure them as quick as you can. I have put my trust in you to see the success of this deal is completed. I have taken you to be my blood, please don’t let us down.

Below are the unlock codes for the two trunk boxes:
Dip Doc1 is 1345
Dip Doc2 is 0547

I don’t think you should have a problem unlocking the two trunk boxes, Once you receive the boxes, I will like you to buy a house within the range of $300,000 to $500,000, out of my own percentage and take out the 10% and give to any charity organization as agreed, also take out your 40% and keep my remaining percentage in a safe place, until l return in 3 months time and claim it when my tour is over. I also will need your assistance when the time comes. Do you know of any lucrative business I can put some part of my money? Please advise.

Below is the Email address:
Email: [email protected]

I will be waiting for your response.
Thank you.

Sincerely,
Sgt. Alisha Brown.

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On Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 4:12 AM Sgt. Alisha Brown <[email protected] wrote:
Hello,
Hope you are doing good over there? Please get back to me, I have not read from you ever since my last email to you. Please I’m kind of worried right now.

Please I would like you to give me updates on your progress with Dip. Benjamin Kato, have you been able to contact him, I need you to get back to me as quick as you can and let me know your progress with the delivery of the boxes. Please don’t keep me silent.

God bless us and bless America.
I remain Sgt. Alisha Brown.

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On Wed, 6 Mar 2019 at 08:53, Harley wrote:

Good day Alisha,

Nothing to worry about, just sent off the copy of the airway bill to confirm our arrangement with the diplomat as I type this, and will proceed as planned. Didn’t mean to keep you in the dark or stay silent on you. Now as to the matter of your house, any specifics beyond 300,000 to 500,000 range? Also a certain charity in mind for the donation?
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On Wed, 6 Mar 2019 at 14:19, Sgt. Alisha Brown <[email protected]> wrote:
Dearest Harley,
I’m glad to meet a good and reliable person like you and I do appreciate every effort you are putting to the success of this transaction.

Regarding the house location you can get me a house in your city, I would love to have you down the Street or over a block or two if that is fine with you. The house should be a 3 or 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Since the death of my husband I have always wanted to relocate guess now is the perfect time, please you are free to donate to any charity organization of your choice.

Please I would like you to understand with me the important of this transaction as I have put much in line to it also would like you to understand that this transaction is a huge one and it requires our truth and honesty to get what we want. I would be happy if you will follow to my instructions. Please do keep me posted as you proceed with the delivery. God be with us.

Best regard.
Sgt. Alisha .B.

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On Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 11:14 AM Sgt. Alisha Brown <[email protected] wrote:
Hello, Harley, still waiting to hear from you. Please, I seek to know your progress so far, have you been able to get in touched with Dip. Benjamin Kato? respond back and let me know if the boxes are yet to be delivered to your residence, thanks.

Looking forward to your responses. God bless America.
I remain Sgt. Alisha Brown.

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On Thu, 7 Mar 2019 at 18:18, Harley wrote:

Good Evening Alisha,

I have made contact with Diplomat Benjamin Kato and he has informed me of his arrival into the US.
I am currently awaiting his response to the custom charges and then the boxes will be en route, I hope all is well on your end and that you are not spending this time worrying

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On Fri, Mar 8, 2019, 8:49 AM Sgt. Alisha Brown <[email protected]gmail.com> wrote:

Hello Dearest Harley,

Thanks for the pleasant word I’m most honored. You are truly God sent into my life, I will forever treasure our union I give you my words.

Thanks for keeping me updated with your progress so far, please do ensure you let me know as soon as you secure the boxes. May the good Lord bless and grant us success soonest.

Acknowledge the receipt of my email and respond back ASAP.

Sgt. Alisha.

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On Fri, 8 Mar 2019 at 19:22, Harley wrote:

Evening Alisha,

Today was a super busy day, and I appreciate your continued patience, understanding and most kind words
There is a slight hiccup however, the funds I was expecting to have for the custom charges have not arrived.
Is there any possible way you could transfer the funds to Diplomat Benjamin Kato? I know it’s asking a lot, especially since you’re doing me a favor sharing this deal with me, I just don’t want to hold up this deal for us any further than I already have.
I would gladly deduct the funds from my %, double, even triple the amount. I am not greedy in the slightest and do my absolute best to reward good will towards me, I apologize once again for the inconvenience Alisha
Regretably yours,
Harley
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From: Sgt. Alisha Brown <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, Mar 9, 2019, 6:02 AM

I wish to express my gratitude to you for your partnership in this transaction.

I have been thinking about your last mail, and how we can complete this transaction without hitches, first and foremost I want to remind you that every successful business involves the expenditure of money during the process to its execution, and a transaction like ours in which $15 million U.S Dollars is involved, cannot be any different. I couldn’t pay for the customs duties fees because the company do not accept upfront payment, it has to be paid for in the states. As you can see in the airway bill, I have already paid for the delivery, when it gets to your territory, it will be weighed and you may be charged for duties by the US customs an amount depending on how they charge per kg. within the States now, the boxes came in via diplomatic means, so there will definitely be a lot of duty waivers on the boxes because of the diplomatic immunity of the UN diplomat who is bringing them to you.

Honestly, I would have love to send the money to you from here, but here in Uijeongbu, South Korea, there are strict monetary regulations. No one is allowed to carry out foreign transfer of funds out of this country except with strict permission from the government and good reason to back it up, If it were possible for me I would not have sent the boxes to you via diplomatic means, I would have done the transfer through wire transfer, but I had to do it via this kind of discreet delivery so as to by-cut the government of South Korea financial laws.

Please I urge you to find a means and contact the diplomat as quickly as possible and when he delivers the boxes to you, on your own, open any of the boxes, and remove the custom duties from my share to reimburse yourself for the money you sent to the diplomat, you can collect double fold from my share, and keep the balance in a safe place till I come, what is more important to me is the safety of our money in your care.

I appreciate and commend you for all you have done for us in this transaction. Those boxes are all I have got to fall back on once I am back home. I urge you not to relent in your effort in making sure the boxes are delivered to you. I do understand your financial situation but always believe that hard times are not forever, things must change for good very soon.

Do everything possible and raise the required custom duty fee for the diplomat. I have made up my mind to give you 44% of the 15m USD because of your sincerity with me. Once the boxes are delivered to you, take out 1% for all the expenses you must have made then keep my own 45% for me and the remaining 10% to operate a charity organization that we will decide together about.

The success of this transaction will give us the best retirement we have ever wished for. This transaction is an opportunity of a life time, I will advise that you change your stance and work hard to ensure the successful completion of this transaction. All the same, I know that whatever you spend to ensure the successful completion of this transaction, you will get it back the same very day when the boxes are in your possession.

No matter the amount of money you put into the success of this transaction, it will not be a waste compared to what we stand to benefit at the end of the day and you must recall that only our unalloyed commitment to this transaction, will ensure success for us and make our dreams come to reality.

Note that the diplomat is not aware that the content of the boxes are money; please do not tell the diplomat that the boxes contains money.

You must remember that the success of this transaction is not a favor to me alone but to the both of us and our families. I am doing this because I have so much confidence in you and I know you will not betray me. I see you as part of me now and I have taken you as my family. My confidence and trust in you should not be betrayed. I have put a lot on the line here and God shall see us through. Please contact the diplomat and tell him you are expecting him.

Acknowledge receipt of this mail and keep me updated on your progress with the diplomat ASAP

God bless you and God bless America.

Best Regards.
Sgt. Alisha Brown.

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FINAL NOTE: Harley also had some communication with someone claiming to be Diplomat Benjamin Kato using email address [email protected] and cell phone number 716-777-4508.  “Dr. Kato” wanted him to wire the $1485 to a Wells Fargo bank in the name/location of:

   Acct: name: Iboro Hogan
   Acct Nos: 6388953[REDACTED]
   State: Denver, Colorado