DAVEN MORGAN

&

JONATHAN QUEST

 

August 7, 2008 thru August 15, 2008

 

Unlike some of the others that actually make it into my Inbox, this one was successfully capture by Hotmailís Spam filter. It was in with the Junk mail, but I decided to let this one pass, and play along for a bit!

 

From: Mr. Daven Morgan (davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk)

To: Jeff Heimbuch (bamfer23@hotmail.com)

Date: Thu 8/07/08 2:50 AM

Subject: RESPONSE NEEDED.

 

Hello,

I am Mr. Mr Daven Morgan Jr. I trained and work as an external auditor here in the United Kingdom . In the course of last 
yearís routine investment portfolio auditing exercise, I discovered that a personal investment account had been dormant for over seven years.. 
The account belongs to a single beneficiary. The balance in this account currently stands at about (Five Million pounds sterling). 
Further investigations of the said account reveal that the late investor last operated the account in the year 2000, about the 
time of his death. He died intestate and also with no next of kin, so there was no beneficiary coming forward all these years to lay 
claim to the investment.

Normally I am required by ethics to inform the management about the existence of dormant accounts of this nature but as it is 
a personal account I have not done so but have written it off. Statutorily, accounts of this kind are regarded as dormant 
if they are not operated for within a specified time. The personal investment account in this instance has been dormant 
for about 7 years, thus making it a dormant account.

Against the backdrop if the foregoing, I wish to inform you that using our inside leverage, we (I am working on this with a 
discreet attorney at this time),  together with yourself can secure the funds in this account for ourselves instead of 
allowing it transmit as ďunclaimed fundsĒ into the Treasury of the Government of the United Kingdom.

Our bilateral cooperation in this regard would entail your contacting the bank and applying as the only surviving relative of the 
deceased investor through the lawyer. I am in possession of all relevant documents (legal and Institutional) that will facilitate our 
achieving this goal. Once we get this deposit in the bank transferred to your name as next-of kin, using our banking expertise to 
supervise the transfer of the funds in his accounts in the bank to an account which will be nominated by you as sole beneficiary to the estate.

You shall be adequately compensated for your part in this transaction as my colleague and I have agreed to give you a 25% share of the 
total funds for your collaborative efforts.

I shall however leave out the other details of this transaction till I receive an affirmation of your desire to participate. I can assure you that 
we are completely in charge of the transaction and as such there is no risk whatsoever if you decide to work with us. It is however important to 
say that UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY is of vital importance if we are to successfully reap the immense benefits of this transaction.

Kindly find below an email contact that you may reach me with. I shall furnish you with secure phone and fax numbers by which we shall 
communicate on getting a response from you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

With warmest personal regards and best wishes,

Mr Daven Morgan Jr.

Personal Email: Davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk

 

Fairly standard spam email stuff, right? I like how he introduces himself as Mr. Mr Daven Morgan. Like the first ĎMr.í stands for mister and the second one is his first name.

 

From: Jeff Heimbuch (bamfer23@hotmail.com)

To: Mr. Daven Morgan (davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk)

Date: Thu 8/07/08 9:07 AM

Subject: RE: RESPONSE NEEDED.

 

Dear Mr. Daven Morgan,
 
It is with great pleasure that I am responding to your email. I am happy that you have found me, and look upon me as someone you can trust.
 
Though it is a shame that the owner of said account met an untimely end, I would love to know more about this opportunity, and I look forward to hearing more from you.
 
Please respond back with any and all relevant information as to this opportunity.
 
Thank you.
 
- Jonathan Quest

 

My pop culture references know no bounds. I figured 60s Hanna-Barbera would be a great era to pull some stuff from. Johnny Quest not only fights evil by his fatherís side, but he can also combat against spammers!

 

From: Mr. Daven Morgan (davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk)

To: Jeff Heimbuch (bamfer23@hotmail.com)

Date: Fri 8/08/08 9:48 AM

Subject: RE: RESPONSE NEEDED.

 

Hello,

Thamk you for your response. I would like to be in contact with you directly so as to brief you in details. Please do give me a call on +447780761128 or you can as well provide me with a direct line by which i could reach you on.

Be rest assured that everything will be done sucessfully

We shall be looking forward.

Thank you
Mr morgan Jr.

 

Iíve been noticing more and more than the scammers are more willing to speak on the phone, or at the very least, give their numbers away. The number could very well call someone else involved in their scam, but it seems to be much easier to get them on the phone now.

 

From: Jeff Heimbuch (bamfer23@hotmail.com)

To: Mr. Daven Morgan (davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk)

Date: Fri 8/08/08 10:45 AM

Subject: RE: RESPONSE NEEDED.

 

Dear Mr. Morgan,
 
Unfortunately, I am out of reach of a telephone at the moment. I am currently in the South Pacific with my father, Dr. Benton Quest, and our colleague, Roger Bannon, working to find a Dr. Phorbus, who has hidden himself in the jungle. I won't bore you with the details, but I'm not sure when I will be back home, or within arms length of a phone I can use for personal calls. Do you think you could give me a brief overview via email, and then when I do get to a phone I can use, I will be more than happy to call you and discuss the finer details?
 
Thank you for your time.
 
- Jonathan Quest

 

That actually IS a real Johnny Quest episode. Itís the first episode from the 1986 series. I donít think that aired in Nigeria, though.

 

From: Mr. Daven Morgan (davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk)

To: Jeff Heimbuch (bamfer23@hotmail.com)

Date: Mon 8/11/08 8:18 AM

Subject: Urgent Atten

 

Dear Jonathan,

Thank you for your message . Based on our last e-mail conversiation  .In other for us to be able to carry out this whole thing and have it accomplished sucessfully ,we would need to do a change of beneficiary of funds via the court so that you will have full acess to funds and also be recognised by our organisation .The name of the Banking  Institution where funds are deposited is   CREDIT BONDS FINANCE & SECURITY U.K ,(C.B.F.S) is a  very good banking institution with a high level integrity and  has been in existance  for several years now .As soon as we are done with the Changing of beneficiarry legally , you will now  open conversiations with our legal sections  for further co-ordination .

Please send me a fax number or  let me know if you can receive documents via this e-mail address  because i would like you to view a copy of the Certificate oF Deposit  of the total funds origin  and a copy of my I.D so that you can be sure of who you are dealling with .

Be rest assured that everything will  be done sucessfully without no problem.

We shall look forward.

Truly Your,s
Morgan.

 

Iím always hesitant to give out my real information (like a fax number), so I tend to deflect that request. Also, who the hell has a fax machine nowadays? Isnít that what email is for?

 

From: Jeff Heimbuch (bamfer23@hotmail.com)

To: Mr. Daven Morgan (davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk)

Date: Mon 8/11/08 1:01 PM

Subject: RE: Urgent Atten

 

Dear Daven,
 
I am in receipt of your email, and have read it in its entirety, and it fills me with a feeling of joy. Your plan sounds foolproof, and it seem that it would be easy to accomplish. I congratulate you and your team in the same steadfast manner in which you have worked so hard to achieve this goal.
 
As stated earlier, I do have many faxes, but I cannot access them now. Also, I would not feel comfortable using them in this endeavor, as it is not a secure line. You are welcome to send a copy of the documents and your ID via this email address, as Hotmail is known for their incredibly vast security protocols and spam detection. I'm sure your emails will arrive safely here.
 
I look forward to speaking with you soon. If you'll excuse me, I am off to explore the forest with my companion, Hadji.

- Johnny

 

See my mention about Hotmailís spam detection? I figured Iíd drop a clue that Iím on to him, but obviously, to no avail. He still manages to respond to me with transaction information.

 

From: Mr. Daven Morgan (davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk)

To: Jeff Heimbuch (bamfer23@hotmail.com)

Date: Tue 8/12/08 5:14 PM

Subject: RE: Urgent Atten

 

Dear Johny,


How are you today ? I hope you are doing good.Attach is a copy of the Certificate of Deposit  and my International Passport.

Daven

 

 

Click to enlarge the Certificate of Deposit above. Awhile later, I got another email, this time with his passport.

 

 

From: Mr. Daven Morgan (davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk)

To: Jeff Heimbuch (bamfer23@hotmail.com)

Date: Tue 8/12/08 5:48 PM

Subject: RE: Urgent Atten

 

Hello,

A copy of my passport page.

Thank you

 

 

Iím not entirely sure why he didnít send them together. Perhaps they had to whip up the passport, and it took them a little longer than usual?

 

From: Jeff Heimbuch (bamfer23@hotmail.com)

To: Mr. Daven Morgan (davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk)

Date: Wed 8/13/08 8:33 AM

Subject: RE: Urgent Atten

 

Dearest Daven,
 
I have received your identification and the certificate of deposit in safeness. Thank you for sending them my way. I am now fully assured of whom I am dealing with, and I appreciate you sending them to me. What would you like me to do at this juncture? Do you need to seem items from me? What can I do to help this process?
 
Sincerely,
 
Johnny

 

I knew he was going to ask for my identification at this point, but I thought Iíd make sure.

 

From: Mr. Daven Morgan (davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk)

To: Jeff Heimbuch (bamfer23@hotmail.com)

Date: Wed 8/13/08 11:42 AM

Subject: RE: Urgent Atten

 

Dear Johny,

I would really appriciate if you would identify your self roperly so that  we would have the change of ownership been done via Aston & Chase Solicitors here in the U.K   before you will now open conversiation with our Banking institution.

We shall look forward.

Truly Your,s

Daven

 

Of course, I wasnít wrong! I didnít want to play with the poor guy any longer, and decided to just go ahead and send him my id.

 

From: Jeff Heimbuch (bamfer23@hotmail.com)

To: Mr. Daven Morgan (davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk)

Date: Fri 8/15/08 8:50 AM

Subject: RE: Urgent Atten

 

Dear Daven,
 
Sorry for the delay in response. My father, Dr. Benton Quest, was kidnapped by the evil tribe aborigine tribe members, and my mentor, Roger "Race" Bannon went in search of him, but went missing as well. It was up to myself and Hadji to get them back, and we did so in a swift manner. Hence, my delay of response.
 
As per requested, attached is my passport for your identification purposes. You'll find that everything is in good order.
 
Yours truly,
 
Johnny

 

 

Pretty good likeness of me, right? I thought so! I figured Iíd match their poor Photoshop skills with some of my own. A few hours later, I got this gem!

 

From: Mr. Daven Morgan (davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk)

To: Jeff Heimbuch (bamfer23@hotmail.com)

Date: Fri 8/15/08 10:50 AM

Subject: RE: Urgent Atten

 

YOUR A FOOLÖ.

 

Oh no! Heís on to me! And my response:

 

From: Jeff Heimbuch (bamfer23@hotmail.com)

To: Mr. Daven Morgan (davenmorgan2004@hotmail.co.uk)

Date: Fri 8/15/08 12:46 PM

Subject: RE: Urgent Atten

 

Incorrect, sir. I'm smart enough to know that you're a scammer. You're the one who believed me.
 
Also, the proper spelling is you're, not your. What you were trying to say is "You are a fool," so the proper contraction would be you're. Your means belonging to, made by, or done by you. Thought I'd help you out a bit with that. I know the English language is a bit tricky sometimes. In other words...
 
YOUR THE FOOL!!!!! (you see what I did there? I spelled it the same way you did!)

Pwn'd.

 

And thatís when he stopped emailing me. Thanks for the fun, Daven!