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The Maryam Abacha Letters

[ PAGE ONE ]

I receive many e-mails from scammers claiming to be Maryam (Mariam) Abacha. In this game, I want to have Dick Heyd hit the ground running by pretending to have already been in contact with Mrs. Abacha. Hopefully this will speed things along a little.

Conventions within the thread:

E-mails from the fraudster are in black.
E-mails from me (Dick Heyd) are in italicized green.
E-mails from me (George Mbeki) are in italicized blue.
Red X's represent characters that have been changed to protect personal info.
Comments from me are in bold black.

The game commences with the initial e-mail solicitation from Mrs. Abacha.

 

 

[ Sept. 6, 2005 ]

From: MARYAM ABACHA <mrsabacha5m@xxxxxxxxxx.com>
Subject: Read this important massage
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2005 17:39:32 -0800

MRS.MARYIAM ABACHA
COURT GIDADO ROAD
KANO - NIGERIA

Your kind attention please

I am Mrs.Maryiam Abacha, wife of the late General Sani Abacha,ex-military Head of State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who died on the 8th of June 1998 of heart problems. I contacted you because of my need to deal with person/persons who my family and I have had no previous personal Relationship.

Since the death of my husband, my family had been subjected to all sorts of harrassment and intimidation with lots of negative reports emanating from the government and the press about my husband. The present Government has also ensured that our bank accounts are frozen and all assests siezed.

It is in view of this that I seek your co-operation and assistance in the transfer of the sum of Thirty Million U.S Dollars only (US$300million Only)being the very last of my family fund in my possession and control.The Federal Government have seized all our properties and frozen all our accounts both local and international, but my only hope now is the available US$30 million cash, which I carefully packaged and deposited with a security finance company in Abroad. My purpose of contacting you is for someone who after transfering the funds,will be able to invest the funds on my behalf till such a time when I will be free from my present predicament. Your benefit I can assure you will be very substantial.

PLEASE VISIT THESE WEB SITES FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/newsid_909000/909972.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/newsid_877000/877113.stm

Please ensure to keep this proposal very secret and confidential for obvious reasons and send to us your private telephone and fax numbers for easy and confidential communication. I await your kind response to my mail to my personal email address (mrs_abacha5m@xxxxxxxxxx.net).

Thank and God bless you mightly Sincerely yours,

MRS.MARYIAM ABACHA

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: mrs_abacha5m@xxxxxxxxxx.net
Date: Sep 6, 2005 8:43 PM
Subject: What's happening

Dear Mrs. Abacha,

I see that you have finally obtained a new email address. I've been trying to reach you for three weeks now but my emails keep bouncing.

As you know by now, I have wired Global Security's fees to Mr. Mbeki. I had been planning to travel to Amsterdam last week but I could not reach you. I don't understand why Mr. Mbeki hasn't contacted you regarding this matter.

Please let me know when you want me to arrive in Amsterdam to take possession of the consignment.

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

From: Maryam Abacha <maryamabacha50@xxxxxxxxxx.com>
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 7, 2005 9:44 AM
Subject: Very Urgent.

Dear Dick Heyd,

Thank you very much for your email dated 6th Sept.2005, and your concern.

Yes,I have created a new mail box because I started having problems with my old mail box,though I have been in the hospital for some time now on health grounds.My Doctor observed that my blood was higher than normal and he advised me to take some rest to enable me normalise my health condition.This is why you have not heard from me,coupled with the problem that made me to change my email ID for security reasons since I could not acertain why I was unable to access my old mail box.I became afraid maybe some people must have tampered with our discussions on net.Please do not send mails to the old email ID again.

Mr.Dick,please I'm not back to my normal health condition,I will suggest you to contact my Son Al Mustapha Abacha so that you can hear from me through him,because I do not think that I will write you soonest to avoid delay in accomplishing this transaction as my Doctor warn that I should observe good rest to enable me normalise my detoriating health condition.

Honestly,I'm have been wondering why the Global Security In Amsterdam has been finding it difficult to inform me on the development of things for more than a week now,your mail now have raised a kind of fear in my mind because I do not know what they are up to about the consignment. Please let me know how much money you have transferred to Global Security(Mbeki)last week.This is a very important situation please.

I will advise you to suspend every communication with Global Security for now until my Son ascertain the true position of things through their affiliate in London.I think it will be wise and very reasonable for you to call me Son Al Mustapha so that you can put heads together to arrest the situation on time.Here is my Son's phone number:+234-1-723XXXX.

Call him as soon as you receive this mail.Always reply my mails to this my personal mail box,and not to any of the old mail boxes.

Regards,

Mrs.Maryam Abacha.
Reply here pls.

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: Maryam Abacha
Date: Sep 7, 2005 10:03 PM
Subject: Re: Very Urgent.

Dear Maryam,

You have me very worried. I do not understand why you have not been kept up to date by Mbeki regarding our progress.

I also don't understand why you would want to me work with Global's London office if the consignment is in Amsterdam.

I have already sent $7500 to Global Security in Amsterdam. I was to bring the remaining $22,500 upon my arrival last Friday but I was concerned when I hadn't heard from you. Frankly, I was losing confidence in Mr. Mbeki's ability to handle this deal for you. He has been getting more and more difficult to contact in recent days.

Considering the amount of time and money I have already invested in this transaction, I hope that you understand why I don't feel at all comfortable with changing plans so drastically at this point. I wish to stick to our original plans regarding Amsterdam.

I realize that you haven't been feeling well lately. I hope that you recover soon as I would still like you to call me.

It's been good hearing from you again. I will await your reply.

Warmest regards,

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

From: Maryam Abacha
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 8, 2005 2:50 PM
Subject: Very Urgent.

Dear Dick Heyd,

Thank you very much for your email.

Infact,I have been worried too why you did not call my son yesterday because I formed him to expect your call but unfortunately this morning he came to tell me that you nevr called.I have noted everything concerning your dealings with Mr.Mbeki,I was surprised that uptil this moment he has not contacted me,even my Son.

Actually,my son has not received any news from the Global London office yet,but they promise him today that they will verify from their Amsterdan office the true position of things before they can get back to us.Please my dear let us execise a little patient because we are talking about a lot of money here,besides you have started spending money,so I would want to know that the consignment is in a safe hand before we can continue.I advise you not to contact Mr.Mbeki for now because I have no confidence any more in him,after hearing from their London office tomorrow I will ask them to appoint a new person who can handle this transaction with you in Holland.You should know the nature of this transaction and how important the fund means to me,if anything happens to the fund that means it will sucidal on my side because it's all I have got.

Please let me have your phone number so that my son can call you since you are finding it very difficult to call him.

We really have to arrange ourselves before a new step should be taken.

Regards,

Mrs.Maryam Abacha.

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: Maryam Abacha
Date: Sep 8, 2005 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: Very Urgent.

Hello Maryam,

I just got off the telephone from George Mbeki. Apparently he has been having trouble reaching you as well. I gave him your new email address. I hope this is okay with you.

Mbeki wants to know when I will be arriving in Amsterdam. I told him it would be very soon but I wanted to make certain that everything will be in place for my arrival. However, you keep mentioning London. With all due respect, this has me very concerned. As I said in my previous email to you, I do not feel comfortable changing plans at this stage. I intend to stay with the original arrangements.

I'm certain that I have already given you my telephone number. It is 727-XXX-XXXX.

I'll await your swift reply.

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

I have no intention of letting him change the meeting place that easily. He obviously has contacts in London and it would be inconvenient for him to develop new contacts in Amsterdam. This is why I'm sticking with Amsterdam, at least for now.

 

 

From: Maryam Abacha
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 9, 2005 7:19 AM
Subject: "SAVIOUR".

Dear Dick Heyd,

I got your email with thanks.

Please try to understand my point and stand in this transaction,we are still carrying out this transaction on the original plans,I'm not changing it to London as you think.All I have been trying to do is to make sure that my fund is in a safe hands,that is why I informed you that I have to find out what is happening from their London office before we can go forward in this transaction.Our plans to claim the consignment in Amsterdam remains the same.Or do you think it's not necessary to find out what is happened with Mr.Mbeki before we can go ahead.I must be very frank with you that I'm no more comfortable with Mr.Mbeki because from obsevation I noted some pranks which my spirit never admitted.Certainly Mr.Heyd,you will go to Amsterdam but we have to ensure that you do not waste your money for nothing and also I have to secure the fund with Global Security in Amsterdam too,I introduced you into this transaction and I believe that as my partner we have to listen to each others suggestion especially at this moment.

Whatever explanation Mr.Mbeki is giving to does not really mean to me because I'm nolonger interested the way he is handling this transaction lately,based on this I want Global Security office in London to appoint a new person who can assist you for the claim when you arrive Amsterdam,this is the only thing I want their London office to help me do because my Late husband has a friend with Global Security office in London,but before the gentle man was transferred to London he used to work with their Amsterdam office.It's not as if I'm trying to shift from the initial plans.You can now see my reasons.

Ofcourse your number was in the old mail box,remember I told you that I have been unable to access my mail from my formal mail box,hence I created this new one.Based on this fact,I have not been able to get your phone number to enable my son to call you.

Please if you receive any email from my formal mail box,that means I'm not the person that sent the mail to you,please be very careful because I do not trust Mr.Mbeki any longer as far as this transaction is concern.Infact,I advise you not to call him again until I instruct you on who to contact later today when I will hear from their London office about my complaint to them.Be rest assured that Mr.Mbeki must bring out the sum he collected from you because you are not going to pay such again,all you have to arrange with you is the balance of the payment when you are going to Amsterdam.From my personal observation I noted that Mr.Mbeki is up to something.Like I told you before if anything should happen to the fund in Amsterdam,that means I do not see any reason of still staying alive.

In order to protect this transaction we have to have a PASSCODE which will enable you identify any mail from me.The passcode we are going to use from now on is "SAVIOUR".It will stand as subject of all my messages to you,as well as all your messages to me,with this measure we can guide against any form of interferance or intrution.What do you think?

Regards,

Mrs.Maryam Abacha.

 

 

Later, he tries to telephone me as Maryam's son. Unfortunately I wasn't available to take the call. He leaves a message, addressing me as "Mr. Dick Heyd".

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From: Dick Heyd
To: Maryam Abacha
Date: Sep 9, 2005 9:04 PM
Subject: Re: "SAVIOUR".

Dear Maryam,

I hope you are feeling better today.

I'm happy to note that you do not wish to change the plans that Mr. Mbeki and I have worked so hard to formulate.

The only issue that we have not been able to agree upon was our meeting place. Mr. Mbeki insisted that he meet me at Schiphol Airport. I do NOT want this to happen. I wish to get myself established in Amsterdam prior to meeting with anyone. As I have explained to both Mr. Mbeki and yourself, I am very nervous at the thought of carrying that much cash around and I wish to designate the meeting place, not anyone else. This was the main reason that I hadn't already flown to Amsterdam.

Please advise my new contact from Global that this is the way I will want to do things. Hopefully he'll be easier to deal with than Mbeki on this issue.

Your son left a message on my answering machine this morning. Unfortunately I was at my office and unable to take his call. I'll call him back at my convenience.

I hope to hear back from you soon regarding Global's new contact.

Best regards,

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

[ Sept. 12, 2005 ]

He tries to telephone me twice but doesn't leave a message. That's okay. At least he's spending money on overseas telephone calls.

 

 

From: Maryam Abacha
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 12, 2005 5:16 PM
Subject: "SAVIOUR".

Dick Heyd,

Here is the telephone number and E-mail contact of Mr.Edmond Wilson who replaced Mr.George Mbeki of Global Securities Amsterdam.

+31-616 14XXXX.
Email: edmondwilson@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Contact Mr. Edmond Wilson.

Please contact him so that you will conclude every arrangement about your trip to meet with them for the claim.

Always follow their instruction so that we can conclude this transaction once and for all.

Regards,

Mrs.Maryam Abacha.

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: Maryam Abacha
Date: Sep 13, 2005 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: "SAVIOUR".

Dear Maryam,

I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I have been called out of the country on business. I am currently in the UK and have been terribly busy. I should be returning home in a couple of days.

I will contact Mr. Wilson now.

Thank you. Hope you're feeling better.

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: edmondwilson@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 13, 2005 9:35 AM
Subject: Mrs. Maryam Abacha's Consignment

Dear Mr. Edmond Wilson,

I am Mr. Dick Heyd of Clearwater Florida. I assume that Mrs. Abacha has informed you of me.

Mrs. Abacha has asked me to contact you regarding her consignment she has with your firm. I had been conferring with Mr. George Mbeki, with whom you are probably familiar.

As you may know, I will be arriving in Amsterdam with the remaining $22,500 which will take care of all of the fees and taxes due regarding the consignment. I assume that I will be able to take custody of the consignment at this time.

Please let me know what dates will be convenient for you to conduct this business. I would prefer to meet with you on a Saturday as I am very busy through the week.

I am looking forward to working with you toward the successful resolution of this transaction and I am totally committed to this.

I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.

Regards,

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

From: Edmond Wilson
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 13, 2005 12:51 PM
Subject: NOTIFICATION OF CONSIGNMENT

Premium Securities & Finance
Atlas Complex
European Building
Hoogoorddreef 29
Amsterdam Zuid Oost,
1101 BA NETHERLANDS
Tel/fax: ++31-205 24XXXX
Client enquiries: ++31-616 14XXXX

Attn: Mr. Dick Heyd

Dear Sir,

SUBJECT: NOTIFICATION OF CONSIGNMENT

This is to notify you about your consignment in our storage warehouse awaiting claim from you the beneficiary.

You are hereby advised to proceed to Amsterdam, The Netherlands with the following for clarification and signing release of your consignment.

1. Any valid identification (i.e International passport, driver?s license etc) to confirm that you are the beneficiary of the consignment.

2. A fee of Twenty Two Thousand Five Hundred Euros(22,500.00 euros) only to be paid as clearing and administrative fee.

You are required to proceed to our office on or before the 24th of September 2005 for the signing release of your consignment. You are required to send us your flight details 48hrs prior to your departure to enable us make hotel reservation for you. You can reach me directly on telephone number ++31 629 24XXXX for more information and clarification.

For further information and clarifications, please contact the undersigned on the above telephone or fax number. You can reach us weekly between the hours of 08:00gmt to 18:00gmt.

Thanks for your cooperation,

Edmond wilson
Operational Director

 

 

Where do they get them? I specifically told him 22,500 dollars, not euros. And he's not pretending to be from Global Security Company like he's supposed to. You'd think that with twenty-two thousand dollars on the line that they would be a whole lot more careful.

At least Mr. Wilson's e-mail does originate in Amsterdam.

 

 

From: Maryam Abacha
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 13, 2005 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: "SAVIOUR".

Dear Dick Heyd,

Thank you for your mail.I have been wondering what happened to you.

I'm also glad that you have contacted Mr.Wilson,I believe and trust in your capability of handling this transaction to a conclusion.That reminds me,you are in London but when I suggested you to go to London you were very indifferent why???,maybe you have a special arrangement with Mr.Mbeki.

That's bye the way,let's hope that we are going to conclude this transaction before the end of next week now that everything is resolved.I learnt that Mr.Mbeki told the Global Security that my late husband deposited just $20m with them,has he ever told you that? if yes,I want to know the exact amount I personally informed you that was deposited by my late husband in my very first proposal to you??? This is a very serious issue because that was what they told me in London,so I want to know what exactly is going on between you and Mr.Mbeki.

I must confess to you here that I'm not comfortable with your sudden visit to London after you argued that you will never want to go to London to claim the consignment.

Mrs.Maryam Abacha.

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: Maryam Abacha
Date: Sep 13, 2005 4:52 PM
Subject: Re: "SAVIOUR".

Dear Maryam,

I will address your questions and I have some concerns of my own. First, I said that I was in the UK. I did not say that I am in London. Actually I am presently in Manchester, not London.

As I explained previously, you, Mbeki and I had confirmed that I was to complete the transaction in Amsterdam. This, of course is because the consignment is in Amsterdam. Why would I take possession of the consignment in London if it is in Amsterdam. With all due respect, Maryam, it made no sense to me. Does it make sense to you?

A change of plan like that would make me very nervous.

Do you know Mr. Edmond Wilson? He returned my email. He claims to be with Premium Securities & Finance. Not Global Securities. What's going on here?

Also, he claims that the fees due are 22,500 euros. It's my firm understanding that the fees due total 22,500 dollars, not euros. I'm sure that this is an honest mistake. I'll make certain that he is clear about this.

I hope you can clarify this soon. Thanks.

Best regards,

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

I decide to put in a call Mr. Edmond Wilson to get him to clarify things, but mostly to give Dick Heyd some more credibility.

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From: Dick Heyd
To: Maryam Abacha
Date: Sep 14, 2005 6:21 AM
Subject: Edmond Wilson

Dear Maryam,

How are you? I hope you are feeling better.

Just wanted to let you know that I contacted Mr. Wilson last night by phone. I believe that he will satisfy my concerns. I am looking forward to working with Mr. Wilson. He is to email me today. I'll let you know what happens.

I would like to take possession of the consignment by the end of next week. I hope that all preparations are in place by then. Will you be in Amsterdam to meet with me?

Talk to you soon.

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

From: Maryam Abacha
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 14, 2005 8:48 AM
Subject: "SAVIOUR".

Dear Dick Heyd,

Thank you very much for your email.Please maintain our subject passcode(SAVIUOR).

Infact,I'm very happy that you sounded very precise in your mail because I have been very worried concerning the problems Mr.Mbeki has tried to put lately about this transaction.

Maybe I misunderstood you about your trip to UK,besides,you do not have to blame me much because I'm just like a wounded lion trying to get back what belongs to me,so every moves arround me about the consignment has to me clearly expressed to me.Your explanations has already put things in the right frame of mind on my side.

Mr.Heyd,I trust you in this transaction that is why I have been scared,I strongly believe that I can count on you after the claim because you are the only eyes with which I can see now.Please do not betray me ok.Take things easy as I have really made a good and strong arrangement for the claim as soon as you are in Amsterdam.Please keep away everything about this new arrangement from Mr.Mbeki as you have seen what he has caused us now,and I sincerely believe that you don't contact him anymore,or....................?

You have not answer my question concerning the amount in the consignment which my late husband deposited in Amsterdam because from every indications it appears that Mr.Mbeki had made some moves to break into the consignment,I want to know if you are aware of it.

Based on this finding from their London office they informed me that they are going to move the consignment away from their Amsterdam's office to a sister company,Premium Securities & Finance which is in Amsterdam too to ensure that nothing happens to the consignment,though they assured me that everything is under control as they have taken this measure to safeguard the consignment and to see to a successful conclusion of the claim when you arrive Amsterdam.

Mr.Heyd,I must tell you that I'm very much relaxed with the way the London office of Global Securities handled the matter,they are fair from my own point of view so that there will be no pranks to play from anybody again.This is why they appointed Mr.Wilson to take incharge of the whole process right away at their sister's company Premium Securities & Finance.

As you explained in your mail I understood that you and I has a lot in common in this transaction than Mr.Mbeki or even the entire Global securities.Our ultimate goal should be on the surest way to claim the consignment from either Global securities or from their sister's company Premium Securities & Finance,which ever way is ok provided the consignment will be handed over to you anytime you arrive to Amsterdam for the claim.Honestly,I would not want to experience a situation whereby when you get to Amsterdam you will start finding things difficult,no this is what I really would not want you to go through.I thank ALMIGHTY GOD that he revealed Mr.Mbeki and his plans to us,this has given us the strong courage and eyes opener in this transaction.

The balance you have to give them when you arrive Amsterdam is $22,500.00,NOT Euros.We do not owe them nothing than the $22,500.00,please take note of that very well.

Try as much as you can to formalise with Mr.Wilson this week so that you will be in Amsterdam withing the time you mentioned.

Always get back to me if you sense any problem,so that we can discuss about it first before getting back to them.

Regards,

Mrs.Maryam Abacha.

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: Maryam Abacha
Date: Sep 14, 2005 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: "SAVIOUR".

Hi Maryam,

How are you feeling today?

You have addressed all of my concerns for the time being. Thanks. I feel much better now. I already have more confidence in Mr. Wilson than I ever did in George Mbeki. Mbeki and I have not spoken in several days now. He has not tried to contact me since last week.

My biggest concern now is carrying that amount of cash in Amsterdam. I'm aware that this is a dangerous thing to do but I will address this concern with Mr. Wilson prior to my arrival.

Mr. Mbeki may be an asshole but I don't believe that he is a thief. He still maintained that there is $30 million in the boxes but I will check the locks on the boxes to ensure that they have not been tampered with upon my arrival at Premium Securities.

Do not concern yourself, Maryam. I will ensure that everything is taken care of and I will represent you well in Amsterdam. Will you be in Amsterdam when I arrive? I'm very much looking forward to meeting with you.

Take care for now. Get some rest.

Warmest regards,

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

From: Edmond Wilson
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 14, 2005 10:21 AM
Subject: NOTIFICATION OF CONSIGNMENT

Attn: Mr. Dick Heyd

Dear Sir,

Following our telephone conversation, Please be informed that the fee to be paid for the release of your consignment is $22,500.00. We do apologize for the mistake in our previous mail to you.

Thanks for your cooperation,

Edmond Wilson

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: Edmond Wilson
Date: Sep 14, 2005 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: NOTIFICATION OF CONSIGNMENT

Dear Mr. Wilson,

Thanks for clearing that up.

I will be making plans for our meeting. I hope to arrive in Amsterdam on the evening of Sept. 23rd or the morning of Sept. 24th. I will want to meet with you sometime on Saturday the 24th. I trust this will be fine with you.

I will be carrying a considerable amount of cash so I hope you will understand if I do not want to meet with anyone at the airport. I wish to establish myself in my hotel room and rent a car first.

Once I have done this, I will be prepared to meet with you. I would like to have a photograph of the person I will be meeting with so that I will be able to recognize that person in Amsterdam. I don't want to be handing over this much money to the wrong person.

Please try to understand the precautions I wish to take. I am very nervous about carrying this much cash around.

I'm looking forward to working with you, Mr. Wilson.

Regards,

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

Mr Wilson tries to telephone Dick. Doesn't he realize that Dick's ears are in the UK but his telephone is in Florida? Still, I find the way he addresses Dick quite amusing. I have edited Mr. Wilson's full telephone number out of the message.

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This phone message is quickly followed up by an e-mail.

 

 

From: Edmond Wilson
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 15, 2005 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: NOTIFICATION OF CONSIGNMENT

Dear Sir,

We acknowledge the receipt of your mail with thanks. Our protocol officer will pick you from the hotel to our office. This is done so for securities reasons as we have other highly placed valued cargoes in our company. If you do not want to proceed with the fee in cash, you can make a wire transfer before you arrive in the Netherlands.

Furthermore, you are required to send us you flight details to enable us schedule an appointment with you upon your arrival in the Netherlands. Please call me on telephone number ++31 629 24xxxxxxxxxx for more information and clarification.

Thanks for your cooperation,

Edmond Wilson

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: Edmond Wilson
Date: Sep 15, 2005 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: NOTIFICATION OF CONSIGNMENT

Dear Mr. Wilson,

I am preparing to depart Manchester shortly. I should be at my home sometime tomorrow. I will call you then.

Although I intend to arrive in Amsterdam by Saturday morning (the 24th) I haven't booked a flight yet. I will confirm this with you when I do.

If you wish to have your protocol officer pick me up, then I will need a recent photograph of him so that I can easily identify him. I have a suspicion that George Mbeki from Global Security will attempt to intercept me and this would be very upsetting to Mrs. Abacha. Apparently, Mrs. Abacha no longer trusts Mr. Mbeki as she suspects that he may have stolen a portion of the consignment.

As an alternative, I could drive directly to your office. This will not be a problem for me. I have the address as Hoogoorddreef 29. Is this correct?

Again, I will contact you by telephone upon my arrival in Clearwater.

Regards,

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

From: Maryam Abacha
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 15, 2005 11:04 AM
Subject: "SAVIOUR".

Dear Dick Heyd,

Thank you for your mail.

I must confess that I appreciated your kind understanding as exhibited in your previous mail regarding my concerns in this transaction.

Please always let me know if you are having any difficulty with the Security Company,hopefully by now you must have established a strong and perfect working relationship with Mr.Wilson.

Do let me know your flight time table before you fly.

That reminds me,do you wish to fly to Amsterdam from U K or will you get back to the States before going to Amsterdam?

Regarding your resquest,I will not be able to meet you in Amsterdam because my Government have restricted me from travelling out of the Country after the death of my husband,I hope you will understand my plight in this matter and see reasons why I will not be there,besides if I'm free I would have gone to Amsterdam to claim the consignment myself.

Thank you for all your efforts so far and God bless.

Mrs.Maryam Abacha.

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: Maryam Abacha
Date: Sep 15, 2005 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: "SAVIOUR".

Dear Maryam,

How are you?

I am just now preparing to fly back to the US right now. I will arrive there tomorrow.

I believe that the relationship between Mr. Wilson and I is proceeding smoothly. I anticipate very few if any problems. Thanks for your concern.

I am saddened to read that you will not be in Amsterdam during my visit. Not to worry however. I will look after the consignment as originally planned until your son is able to take possession of it.

I have to rush to the airport now. Take care. I'll notify you when I get home.

Warm regards,

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

From: Maryam Abacha
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 17, 2005 5:49 AM
Subject: "SAVIOUR".

Dear Dick Heyd,

I'm happy to hear that your are having the best understanding with Mr.Wilson.

I wish you journey mercy and hope to hear from you as soon as you arrive your base.

Regards,

Mrs.Maryam Abacha.

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: Edmond Wilson
Date: Sep 19, 2005 7:41 AM
Subject: Re: NOTIFICATION OF CONSIGNMENT

Dear Mr. Wilson,

How are you?

I would like to meet with you in Amsterdam by Saturday afternoon (24th). I will be arriving in Amsterdam no later than Friday. This will give me time to prepare for our meeting.

Taking a large sum of money from the US is a bit tricky. Therefore I will be working with an assistant. Between the two of us, we will be able to take enough money out of the country without running into legal difficulties at the airport. Even then, I will still have to raise a small amount upon our arrival in Amsterdam. However, this will only require a few hours at most. I will have the entire amount of $22,500 converted to cash by Saturday afternoon.

I recently told Mrs. Abacha that I had not heard from Mr. Mbeki. I did not want to upset her. Truth is, Mr. Mbeki has been harassing me considerably and I have reason to believe that he will attempt to intercept me in Amsterdam. Therefore it appears like I'll have to take some security precautions while I'm in Amsterdam.

I believe it is best if no one meets me at the airport or my hotel room. I want to make certain that I do not meet up with Mbeki or his secretary. I will let you know exactly where and when I wish to meet with your protocol officer but I want it to be in a place that I can check out thoroughly before we meet. I hope I have your understanding regarding this matter.

I will get back to you on this soon.

Regards,

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

[ Sept. 20, 2005 ]

From: Maryam Abacha
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 20, 2005 12:55 AM
Subject: Re: "SAVIOUR".

Dear Dick Heyd,

Is everything alright with you? Why have you decided not to write me for couple of days now,besides I'm pretty sure that you arrived your base safely.

Well,I have received two correspondences with Mr.Wilson.I really understood your points in those mails but Mr.Wilson has clearly explained to me that your conditions does not conform with their operational system,he prefer you to follow their own mode of operation instead of bringing in a kind of arrangement which is un-acceptabel by the entire body of his Company.

Mr.Wilson further stressed that due to the volume of money people from different parts of the world deposits with their Company,it will be non-sense to get themselves exposed to an extent that they might be feeling un-safe after your claim,he also said that in as much as they have to protect all their customers from all over the world,their customers should also see/consider their services to them as such they could not compromised in any way.He asked me to inform you that you should try to reason with them and follow their simple mode of operation which they have been using ever since the Company was established.

Now Mr.Heyd,I must inform you at this point that having read all the arrangement by which you wish to operate upon your arrival to Amsterdam,I still suggest that you should please consider the mode of operation which Mr.Wilson has advised you to follow so that we can conclude this transaction once and for all,because if you fail to conclude this arrangement this time I guess we have to stop here for now.

I'm not happy to still hear from you that you are still in close communication with Mr.Mbeki over my consignment,this truely expressed your statement which you said that "Mr.Mbeki could be an asshole but he is not a thief",at this point I must say that you have a different thing entirely with Mr.Mbeki and my consignment at the back of your mind and until this point is cleared to me there will be no business between us.

How could you have said this----"Truth is, Mr. Mbeki has been harassing me considerably and I have reason to believe that he will attempt to intercept me in Amsterdam".

That's to say that your arrangement with Mr.Mbeki is more stronger than the entire Security Company.

On this note I think I will inform their London office about this development and they have to give me a strong assurance before we can go on with the claim.This is my stand for now.

Mrs.Maryam Abacha.

 

 

From: Edmond Wilson
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 20, 2005 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: NOTIFICATION OF CONSIGNMENT

Dear Sir,

This is to inform you that our standard protocol and policy is to pick our clients from the airport or hotel to our office. We understand your fear and worries with Mr. Mbeki however, it is our duty to also protect our client from any evil during their visit in The Netherlands.

Furthermore, if you do not feel comfortable bring the funds in cash, we will advise you to transfer the charges involved before proceeding to the Netherlands. We urge you to follow our instruction to enable you receive your consignment.

Thanks for your cooperation,

Edmond Wilson

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: Maryam Abacha
Date: Sep 20, 2005 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: "SAVIOUR".

Dear Mrs. Abacha,

With all due respect, you have once again misconstrued something I have written.

As you have already read my email to Mr. Wilson, you can plainly see that I told him that George Mbeki was "harassing" me. I don't understand how you have interpreted that into being "still in close communication with Mr.Mbeki."

I have not written anything to Mbeki for quite some time. He continues to email me. I have not informed you of this because I did not want you to be upset. I am concerned with your health. I notice that Wilson obviously does not share that concern considering that he passed my email on to you. You are obviously upset. That tells me a lot about Mr. Wilson.

Getting to my meeting in Amsterdam, If Mr. Wilson does not wish to meet me under my terms, that's fine, but he'll have to be willing to take a personal check from me. If he wants cash, then my terms apply. I will email him now to make arrangements.

Nice to hear from you again. I hope you are well soon.

Regards,

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: Edmond Wilson
Date: Sep 20, 2005 5:24 PM
Subject: Re: NOTIFICATION OF CONSIGNMENT

Dear Mr. Wilson,

You may have your standard protocol but there is nothing about this transaction that is standard for me.

It is my standard protocol and policy to pay large amounts of money such as this by personal check. If you are prepared to take a personal check from me, I will permit you to pick me up at the airport, my hotel, or even my home in Florida.

However, it's my understanding that you want cash. If so, then I will not allow anyone to approach me until I know that it is safe to do so. I will be taking all of the risks if I am carrying cash. I will be making all of the final decisions regarding our meeting.

I had told Mbeki this and now I will tell you: I will not be paying any more money in advance of me seeing the consignment. If this is what you mean by "transfer the charges involved before proceeding to the Netherlands", then you can forget it. I have transferred $7500 in advance already and then I lost contact with Mrs. Abacha for almost three weeks after that.

Regarding your sad decision to pass my last email onto Mrs. Abacha: I had already told you that I did not want Mrs. Abacha to know that George Mbeki had been harassing me because this would upset her. You have decided to pass that information on to her despite the effect on her ill health.

Let me say your stunt did indeed upset her. It has upset me as well. In fact, I have to wonder if you are indeed keeping this entire matter confidential as has been requested by Mrs. Abacha. Rest assured, I will be more careful of what I tell you in the future.

I'll await your reply.

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: Edmond Wilson
Date: Sep 21, 2005 2:37 PM
Subject: Meeting in Amsterdam

Hello Mr. Wilson,

I believe I am prepared for our meeting in Amsterdam.

While I understand your desire to "protect our client from any evil during their visit in The Netherlands" it is my understanding that she won't be meeting with us on Saturday.

I have booked a hotel very close to the Royal Palace. I have stayed at this hotel previously and I am familiar with it.

I would like to meet your protocol officer near the Royal Palace at 3:00 PM on Saturday. Please, either send me a photograph of your protocol officer or give me a description of him including the clothing that he will be wearing. I do not wish to make any mistakes.

I will be carrying the remainder of your fees with me. Once I meet your protocol officer and verified that he is the right person, I will accompany him to your offices.

I trust this will be acceptable to you.

Regards,

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

From: Edmond Wilson
To: Dick Heyd
Date: Sep 22, 2005 4:29 AM
Subject: Re: Meeting in Amsterdam

Dear Sir,

It is compulsory that i get a direct line to call you with before you leave for the Netherlands. I will not send anyone to you if you do not send this number. I must call you through that phone first before leaving for the Netherlands.

Thanks for your cooperation,

Edmond Wilson

 

 

This guy's no dummy. He's obviously been trying to call me without success and he's getting suspicious. I'm certain that he's been baited before.

 

 

From: Maryam Abacha
To: dickheyd@xxxxxxxxxx.com
Date: Sep 22, 2005 6:28 AM
Subject: Re: "SAVIOUR".

Dear Dick Heyd,

Thank you for your mail.

I really was very upset with the information which I read from the mail you sent to Wilson,but after reading from you and your clear explanation I must tell you that I now understood your line of action.

All the same I would want you to work with Mr.Wilson as he did that based on my plea to him to assist you for the claim when you arrive Amsterdam,I did not think he meant any evil by telling me about your arguement.Anyway,I know that you are capable of settling things out amicabley with Mr.Wilson at this time because you are more business like in nature than they.

I must also thank you very much for your concern about my health.

Are you still flying to Amsterdam on Friday?

Give me details.

Mrs.Maryam Abacha.

 

 

First, I'll put Mr. Wilson's fears to rest. I phone him and ask him to call me back immediately at my usual number (on his dime). He makes a call lasting almost eight minutes.

Click to listen
 

I seem to have assuaged his obvious fear that I was baiting him, at least for now.

 

 

From: Dick Heyd
To: Maryam Abacha
Date: Sep 22, 2005 4:19 PM
Subject: Re: "SAVIOUR".

Dear Maryam,

I'm so glad that we got our little misunderstanding out of the way. And yes, I am concerned about your health. How have you been feeling?

I have just had a very fruitful telephone conversation with Edmond Wilson concerning my meeting with him on Saturday. We have come to a compromise regarding the details. He is still aware of my safety concerns and I am not entirely comfortable with the way he wants to pick me up but I guess it will have to do.

Frankly, Maryam, I was beginning to think that this meeting would not take place at all. Thankfully, Mr. Wilson has assured me that he is willing to work with me concerning some of my biggest fears.

I will now try to book a flight. Hopefully it's not too late.

Take care for now.

--
Dick Heyd - President/CEO
Bovine Excreta Custom Mfg.
Clearwater, FL 33768

 

 

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