Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Tom Bayo: Scamster On A Wheel

I've been contacted by a Nigerian scamster called - or "called" - Tom Bayo. In a quiet moment last week I decided to reply, pretending to be - oh my aching sides - a vicar with charitable intentions for the millions of dollars he and his friends have promised me (just as soon as I divulge all my details, obv). I sent him a family portrait the other day (not my family's, no, this one).

Now my great mate Tom has got back to me: "Dear Fr Rob
Thank you for your mail . i am very happy to know that you are a christian because i am a very strong christian also. I have been a Christian right from the day I was born .i follow the religion, I do what is good, and if it is not good I will not do it. And the greatest of all, I love my neighbor as I love my self.i have already made up my mind that as soon as this funds get into your account,ten percent will be set aside for charity."

Yes. I bet you have. Anyway, "Tom" attached this photo.



What shall I ask him to do next?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get him to send you some nude photos of his wife

Rob said...

that's a good idea - it could be my secret kink that i'm terrified might be discovered :(

Peter said...

Get him to buy you a copy of "Delete This at Your Peril: One Man's Fearless Exchanges with the Internet Spammers" by Bob Servant. Guaranteed to make your sides ache. Bob's website is worth a look too.

BLTP said...

nice one,how about some film of him waving

dk said...

I don't know what to say here, I'm rolling on the floor...

Rob said...

peter: that is a great book (and website)...
bltp: i really like that idea, will investigate
dk: i'll keep you up to date...

Nunhead Mum of One said...

See, whenever I reply to these emails (please send me all your money Nunhead Mum and I will treble it and also give you a 50 per cent share of any profit I make on this transaction) I get nothing, nada, nix. Mind you, most of my replies are along the lines of "bugger off and stop trying to steal my money"........

anyway, I think you should ask him to give evidence that he loves his neighbour. Photos perhaps or a signed affy wotsit from the neighbour in question?

Silvermute said...

You could grab a disposable email address, contact your new mate in the guise of a woman, gradually "fall in love", solicit a nude photo to keep you warm through these cold summer nights, then post it on a gay contact site. I can guarantee hilarity will ensue when you send him the link.

And there's no moral downside to doing this: he'd take you for every penny if he could. Check out http://www.419eater.com/

contentedofdulwich said...

The nude photos idea is a great one, but these guys are genuine crims so be careful.

The guys at the excellent website 419 Eater get these scammers to do all sorts of things - have a look - really, really funny.

Rob said...

NHMoO: I have asked for another picture as I feel we are now good friends...
SM: That is a very good plan - but can I be bothered? Maybe...
CoD: Yeah - I love that 419 site - they are the masters. I told him my dog died and I want a new, happy picture to make me feel better.

contentedofdulwich said...

Lol, lol, lol. Looking forwrd to the new picture.

Anonymous said...

Funny Guys Tom has also being in contact with myself and i am having some great Fun with tom,asked whther i need to move my 2 million from my bank account before he sends me the cash .the emails keep coming we are best mates hahha

Anonymous said...

Ask that he ensures his family NEVER reproduce, even if it means paying for an abortion with the money he has fleeced from others...

Anonymous said...

Does this look like the letter? He used the same name and set me one today... I should send him the picture he sent you :)

Dear Friend,

I will like to solicit your help in a business proposition, which is by nature very confidential and a Top Secret. I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one worried and apprehensive but I am assuring you not to worry, as all will be well at the end of this endeavor.

I am Mr. Tom Bayo, Client Service Manager of Capital Trust Bank, Lagos Nigeria my partners and I have decided to seek your help in transfer of some amount of money requiring maximum confidence from my bank. A foreigner, Late Dr. Norman who was [AN???] oil merchant and contractor with the Federal Government of Nigeria until he died under [UNDER??] a brief illness on the 26th of December 2003 [RUN ON] he was a very good customer with Capital Trust Bank and had a balance of US$32 million which the bank now expects his next of kin to claim as the beneficiary.
... due to our corrupt society.
...I wait anxiously for your response.

Yours faithfully,
Tom Bayo

From The Desk of Tom Bayo
Client Service Manager Capital Trust Bank, Lagos Nigeria Desk.

All correspondence should be through my preferred email address below.
Tom_bayo01@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I Just got this same email but with tweaked information to fit MY last name.

Anonymous said...

I also have had this email gj.tombayo14@googlemail.com with the subject title: 'Letter for' (then my surname).

Thanks to this website I now know it to be fraudulent and thought you might like to see my response:

Dear Mr Bayo,

Suggest you try something else to steal other people's money as you're clearly not very bright - oh, here's a novel idea ............... why don't you get a job like the rest of us, OR, MUCH BETTER, do society a favour and go jump off a bridge you spongeing waste of space. I've just found this on the internet (could this possibly be what comes next? oh I wonder.....):


Dear Friend,

I will like to solicit your help in a business proposition, which is by nature very confidential and a Top Secret. I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one worried and apprehensive but I am assuring you not to worry, as all will be well at the end of this endeavor.

I am Mr. Tom Bayo, Client Service Manager of Capital Trust Bank, Lagos Nigeria my partners and I have decided to seek your help in transfer of some amount of money requiring maximum confidence from my bank. A foreigner, Late Dr. Norman who was [AN???] oil merchant and contractor with the Federal Government of Nigeria until he died under [UNDER??] a brief illness on the 26th of December 2003 [RUN ON] he was a very good customer with Capital Trust Bank and had a balance of US$32 million which the bank now expects his next of kin to claim as the beneficiary.
... due to our corrupt society.
...I wait anxiously for your response.

Yours faithfully,
Tom Bayo

From The Desk of Tom Bayo
Client Service Manager Capital Trust Bank, Lagos Nigeria Desk.

All correspondence should be through my preferred email address below.
Tom_bayo01@yahoo.com

Have a nice day.