FROM: KALISARA SESE-SEKO (firstname.lastname@example.org)
13t presidential avenue
Compliment of the season, I hope this message will reach you in the best of health and receive your prompt attention. It is my pleasure to send this letter to you irrespective of the fact that you do not know me. However, I came across your profile in my earnest search for a reliable and trust worthy individual that can handle a confidential business ofthis magnitude.
My name is Kalisara Sese-seko the first son of late President of Zaire, now Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mr. Mobutu Sese-seko. My father later died while exiled in Morocco. Since the death of my father, my family has suffered a lot of harassment from the present government that ousted my father led by Mr. Laurent Kabila who has been presently murdered. Recently my mum, I and other members of the family were banned from traveling overseas and we are currently held up in our country home in Lumbabashi.
Although some money in both foreign and local currency were recovered from my father's private apartment, my mum with the help of a Lebanese contractor (Mr. Hamza Robert) whom my father helped during his time in active service, were able to move some suitcases containing foreign currency totaling USD$18.0m (Eighteen Million United States Dollars) to a Security Vault/Finance House in Europe for safety purpose. I therefore wish to solicit for your kind assistance towards traveling to Europe for the collection of this fund on our behalf. You will be duly compensated with 10% of the total sum for your kind assistance, 80% for my family and me while 10% would be used to upset any expenses that may come up in course of bringing this project to a successful end.
For some time now, we have been deliberating on how to invest this funds abroad in a confidential manner until we reach to a conclusion of investing the funds in Importation's/Real Estate Ventures. The money in question (US$18,000,000.00) has already been deposited in a Security Vault/Finance House in Europe awaiting claims.
If the investment climate of your country is conducive please do not hesitate to contact/communicate your interest to me.
Mr. Kalisara Sese-seko.
(Reply sent 7/6/2002)
Dear Mr. Sese-seko,
Thank you for your kind wishes of the season...what season is it? Here in the states, when people say "wishes of the season" they mean Christmas. It's way too early for Christmas, although the Hallmark store in town already has ornaments on display. Everything is so commercial these days!
Are you looking merely for recommendations for investments? I'd suggest the Big Box, America's fastest growing retail store (www.big-box.com). I'm not a stockbroker so I can't help you with stock purchases, but perhaps I can assist you in other ways?
Thank you very much for your much for your mail and your kind words. I was only wishing you the best of whatever season you are, here it is rainy season.
Actually, what I need is an investment oppurtunity in the US which I could use my money for. But my primary aim is to claim the funds from where it is deposited (a security house in Europe). What I need you from do is your assistance in helping me clear the funds US$18m.
Hence, I would like to know if you can make this trip on my behalf and when it would be possible for you to. All documents to back up claims are available upon your prompt and affirmative response.
I await your prompt response.
I frequently travel to Europe and in fact will be on the continent in about two weeks (July 20). Where would the transaction take place? What is my incentive to assist you in this transaction?
(Received 7/10/2002) from email@example.com (A different email address...hmmm)
Thank you very much for your mail. I am very sorry for not replying your email earlier.
July 20 is 10days away from today. You shall have to inform the officials of the security house about the consignment so that you would not have problems meeting them.
Tomorrow, I shall forward their telephone contact to you so that you can speak to them on my behalf. As written in my first letter, a paticular % has been mapped out for your assistance and another % for expenses inccured.
I shall write more tomorrow, I seem to be under pressure now. (You think someone is on to him?)
Sorry if there is a misunderstanding between us. But I was expecting to hear from you before forwarding the informations accross to you. Hence, the name of the security house (as written on the certificate of deposit given to me) is
This is the serial number on my certificate of deposit SERIAL NO:- 524-8523-110. Beneficiary is Kalisara Seseseko. Tell them you want to collect the consignment and how do you do it. I shall be awaiting your response as soon as possible.
(Reply sent 7/17/2002) Time to start messing with Kalisara
Thank you for the information. Mrs. Wolfgang was not available when I called, but I spoke with her assistant (Mr. Keyser Söze) and he was most helpful. I believe he collected all the necessary information and told me he would be in contact within a few days.
Note: I didn't really call anyone at the number in Germany
(Received 7/18/2002) Hmmm....Kalisara didn't notice that Keyser got my info.
Thank you very much for your efforts and keeping me informed. I shall like to know how you would want me to send to you the certificate of deposit and receipt of shipment to you, either via fax or attachement by email. I shall await futher informations from you.
Regards, God bless.
(Replay sent 7/18/2002)
Fax would be wonderful. My personal fax number is xxx-xxx-xxxx..
Thank you most graciously,
How are you today and how was your weekend? Hope all is well with you. Sorry for not writing to you earlier, but I have been trying to send to you the certificate of deposit as I have promised.
The problem is that I can not freely send it to you via fax because it could be picked up by someone else and it can put us both in trouble. Hence, I have decided to send it to you via email. So by tommorow I must have received the scanned copy and I shall not hesitate to send it to you accordingly.
I await your response as soon as possible.
Find attached the certificate of deposit and the receipt for shipment. It has not been easy for me to prepare this thing and send it to you. Please confirm receipt.
Awaiting your response.
(Reply sent 7/24/2002)
They came through wonderfully. My wife, Bernitha, was checking my email that day so I had to tell her about our pending transaction. She was very excited about the prospect of the potential financial gain and has already started browsing the Victoria's Secret online catalog and created a shopping list.
What's our next step as I would like to proceed quickly?
Thank you for your prompt response to my mail.
I thought the security house promised to get in touch with you after you called them. Hence, what I can suggest is that you call the security house and tell them that you intend coming to pick up the consignment immediately so that they can arrange a day they can attend to you.
Meanwhile, I would urge you to tell your wife not to discuss what she has seen and what you have told her with someone else, not even her mother. Also, I did like to know you intend to handle the total funds when it gets to your hands. You can take your percentage immediately, but I need assurances from you that my own percentage shall be in good hands.
After you call the security house and have informed them of your intentions,
I shall await your mail.
(Reply sent 7/25/2002)
My dear Kalisara,
Are you married? My guess would be that you are not married because then you would know that it's pretty tough to tell your wife anything, especially when it comes to her mother. I don't want to say nasty things about Bernitha's mother, but she's so big she has her own zip code.
I have not heard from the security house since speaking with Mr. Keyser Soze late last week. I provided him with all the account information and he said he would be in contact with you and I by the 25th.
You guessed right, I am not married. In short I do not know where my fiancee is now. Well, I believe it is very dangerous to trust women, even my own mother (though in some certain things).
Regarding the security house, yesterday was July 25th and obviously they did not contact you. Please I would urge you to find out from them why they did not contact you.
Hence, you personally should be sure of when you think you can make the trip so that you tell them the date you intend coming to clear the consignments. I really wish that it could be concluded this month end so that I can start a plan B for my self in other to elop from this house they have kept me.
I await any information and any questions if any.
Thank you and kind regards.
(Reply sent 7/26/2002 from Bernitha Walton)
Subject: Watch what you say about women!
Dear Mr. Sese-seko,
I don't know what kind of relationship you had with your fiancee, but I'll have you know that my husband Sam and I have a trusting and rewarding rapport. Sure the sex isn't as good as when we were in our 60's, but now that he takes his Viagra I get enough to satisfy me without endangering his ticker.
Maybe in your part of the world you can speak ill of women, but around here it's the women who hold the family jewels if you get my drift.
Mrs. Bernitha Walton, Esq.
PS - Sam doesn't know I wrote to you, but when he told me what you said about women I felt I had to respond.
(Reply sent 7/29 from Sam Walton) Time to mess with Kalisara a bit...although he wasn't concerned last time I told him about dealing with Soze, someone he has never heard of.
Things are moving along well. I spoke with Mr. Soze again today and have forwarded to him by overnight courier the final documents as well as payment for the license fee and European Excise Tax.
(Received 7/30/2002 by Bernitha Walton)
Obviously, you have no idea what we discussed about women, but I can see that you do not like what I said. Sorry if I had said what you do not like. But you should realise that we are from different parts of the world and we have different cultures. Here the society determines the woman and her character, maybe when we meet we shall talk more on African culture and how they treat their women.
(Received 7/30/2002 by Sam Walton)
How are you today and how is business? I hope all is well with you and your family. I never knew that your wife goes through your emails, she sent me an email note.
She really does not like what I said about women, well I am happy that there is understanding between the both of you. Meanwhile, I want to know if the security house has contacted you, if they haven't I suggest that you call them and find out why. I am worried and time is waiting for no one.
I await your urgent response.
(Reply sent 7/30/2002)
This gives me a chuckle. I had mentioned your comment about your fiancee to Bernie (Bernitha) and she got all annoyed and upset. She said she was going to email you, but I thought she was joking.
I hope you don't take offense, but women here in the states are pretty headstrong.
Thank you for your email. I just sent you one before I saw this.
I thank God too that everything is alright and going fine, but from your mail you mentioned Mr Soze. I am not familiar with the name, I thought you were supposed to talk to Mrs Heiko Wolfgang or Keyes Jones. I just want to be sure so that you dont talk to the wrong people.
Meanwhile, I do not understand what you meant by "payment for the license fee and European Excise Tax" Please explain to me let me know what is really going on.
I await your response
(Reply sent 7/30/2002)
Mr Soze answered the phone when I first contacted the security company per your instructions. I provided him all the necessary account information to speed the transfer of funds. Yesterday, I sent via overnight service a cashier check for $12,300 USD for fees and tax charges which Mr. Soze told me were necessary to complete the transference of the holdings.