Shiver Ahoy!

I always thought that getting trophies was really difficult. But it's dead easy, come to think of it...

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[What does a scambaiter do on a Saturday afternoon? He sends some 20-odd of his February spare mugus a friendly note... Mind you, out of the blue. They never heard of Gerard van Dijk, one of the dramatis personae of Dr. Max Wieldruk]

Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 13:45:41 -0800 (PST)

From: "Gerard van Dijk"

Subject: WHY ARE YOU WAITING?

Dear Friend,

Like I wrote to you before I've got the 8.500 dollars ready here to pay to you through Western Union. All I am waiting for now is your sign of mutual trust. As you had promised you would send me a photo of you, holding a paper with the traditional Dutch greeting 'SHIVER AHOY' written clearly on it, for me to make sure it is really you. Please don't hesitate any longer. As soon as I get this photo I will go to the Western Union office to effect payment. Please make haste now!

Yours,

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Gerard van Dijk

Ds. T. de Vriesstraat 67

5057 JG Polderdijk

Nederland

[Rest assured. There are thousands of Dutchmen with this name and the address may look realistic, but it's non-existant.]

Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 16:05:04 -0500

To: gerardvandijk

From: "private email" <private_email@ureach.com>

Subject: CONFIDENTIAL

Dear Gerard van Dijk,

I thank you very much for your mail received.Really it is true that i promised sending you my picture to solidicify this transaction, please bear with me because my scanning machine developed fault,for that i was unable to scan the photo to you.

Please i prefare you give me your full contacts address to enable me send the photo via courie service. I believe this is the simplest way to do this. I contacted you through this my most private mail for the safer and secrecy of this transaction,so from now hence forth please be contacting me thruogh this my most private mail.

Please Mr.Gerard van,kindly be advised,from now hence forth,any mail you received from my former email address please do not reply it because of piracy.

Mean while mr.Gerard,to fasting this transaction just quickely send the money immediately in the name of my parmenent secretary

Mr. charles okpara ufere.

Note. you have to send this money where i receive western union money transfer (lome togo) west Africa. I need your urgent Response immediately.

Yours

Friend.

[I thought he might not be for real, but the originating IP 80.248.70.57 resolved to Cafenet, Lome Togo...]

Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 01:48:55 -0800 (PST)

From: "Gerard van Dijk"

Subject: Re: CONFIDENTIAL

To: private_email@ureach.com

I told you before: I will require this photo first. If you want your money quickly send the photo by e-mail.

I cannot wait forever.

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Gerard van Dijk

Ds. T. de Vriesstraat 67

5057 JG Polderdijk

Nederland

Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 13:03:12 -0500

To: "Gerard van Dijk"

From: "private email" <private_email@ureach.com>

Subject: MUTUAL TRUST.

Dear friend,

I thank you very much for your mail.

Now my good friend let us build this as atrust to each other.I have agreed to send the picture in accordance to your request,then one thing i will like you to send your own picture holding a paper with this right up. (I WILL NOT BETRAY YOUR TRUST FOR ME.) Immediately i receive yours i will send my own to you immediately.

I am waiting to hear from you soonest.

yours sincerely friend.

Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 13:42:42 -0800 (PST)

From: "Gerard van Dijk"

Subject: Re: MUTUAL TRUST.

To: private_email@ureach.com

Of course my friend. We must trust each other. Here's my picture as requested.

Gerard van Dijk

[I'm not very good at photoshopping, but this wasn't too difficult. The picture was Googled.]

Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 10:24:49 -0500

To: gerardvandijk

From: "private email" <private_email@ureach.com>

Subject: Fwd: MY PHOTO

Dear friend

This is my photo as you requested.

Go ahead and send the money by this way in two places through western union lome togo. still use the name i gave you .

MR. CHARLES OKPARA UFERE.

THANKS

YOURS FRIEND .

And there it was! Dedicated to Shiver Metimbers, master at scambaiting.