Dr. Max Wieldruk and Jose Randy

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Jose Randy, a banker in Lome, Togo, has discovered the millions of a dead bank customer, and wants Max Wieldruk to share in the loot if Max will lend a hand. Of course, Max is happy to oblige...

The cast:

The 'good guys':

Dr. Max Wieldruk, personal secretary to the Minister of the Interior of the Republieck Rottumerplaat.

Cas te Kort Ph.D., Banker with the Verdronken Bank van Saaftinge, personal friend of Dr. Max Wieldruk

Jan Dorie, head of the revolutionary police force

Co-starring for the 'good guys':

Onno Verwonnen, the banker's employee who dies most tragically in a snowstorm

Lies Breuk, the wife of Max Wieldruk (and mother of their two children)

Bert Weeter, phycisian and expert in the field of achieving cures by administering Beerenburg

Toon Ladder, president of Rottumerplaat and victorious in the glorious 1962 revolution.

The 'bad guys':

Jose Randy, scammer, works with the auditing department of a bank in Lome, Togo and discovers a large amount in a dormant account...

Mrs.Yanika Johnson, protocool (!) officer at the International Bank for Africa, (IBA) Lome, Togo.

Dr. Musu Aga, The Director of Operations, Foreign Remittance Division International Bank for Africa

Dr George Koffi, Director General IBA

Dr Ahmed Gidado, chairman adhoc commitee on application processing/verification board IBA

Co-starring for the 'bad guys':

The wife of Jose Randy (unnamed, but critically ill) and their two children.

Ezenwa Prince Oluchi, application receiving officer IBA

Mail 1: Overture
Mail 2: A Short Reply
Mail 3: A 1500-word Essay from Jose
Mail 4: Max Shows interest
Mail 5: What a surprise: Jose's first letter arrives again
Mail 6: Another 400-word Essay from Jose
Mail 7: Jose learns about Rottumerplaat, a very special country...
Mail 8: Another 1000-word essay from Jose. He encloses pictures of himself, wife and children
Mail 9: Max sends his picture to Jose and gives him some advice on how to keep your feet warm
Mail 10: Time to apply to the bank for the loot...
Mail 11: Max wants Jose to fill in a form...
Mail 12: Apparently someone closed his mailbox for him...
Mail 13: Good heavens, he doesn't know how to open a pdf-file
Mail 14: Max has to explain how the form is to be filled in
Mail 15: Here's the form again...
Mail 16: Enter the banker. Jose has to do his homework again
Mail 17: Max can't use a fax...
Mail 18: This bloke certainly writes long e-mails. Another 1100-word missive!
Mail 19: And here's the document, sent to the banker, which he finally got more or less right...
Mail 20: Still unable to use the fax...
Mail 21: A message from the banker...
Mail 22: Jose falls for the story about Max not being able to use a fax...
Mail 23: Time to claim the money...
Mail 24: Jose is impressed!
Mail 25: The 'bank' is slow with its reply. Time to drop a line...
Mail 26: Jose is playing for time...
Mail 27: He's playing for even more time...

Mail 28: If he's playing for time, so am I...
Mail 29: The scammers hit back with two impossible questionnaires...
Mail 30: Max is at a loss for answers
Mail 31: Jose has the answers. But then, he has access to the bank's hard disk ;-)
Mail 32: Max is happy to send the replies to the bank
Mail 33: Hand over the money
Mail 34: Why pay in advance?
Mail 35: Jose is happy
Mail 36: Of course the bank needs an advance fee...
Mail 37: Max asks the banker to pay by the WU...
Mail 38: Max informs Jose that all is going according to plan...
Mail 39: The banker, however, springs a nasty surprise on the lads...
Mail 40: Jose still thinks Max is doing excellently
Mail 41: Dr Musu Aga explains the difference between the socialist and capitalist banking systems
Mail 42:
The banker is doing his best
Mail 43: Max has found disturbing information on the Internet
Mail 44: Jose, friendly as ever, remarks that the Togo government takes steps to bring 419-ers to justice
Mail 45: Surprise! You've just received a Yahoo! Greeting from "jose" (joseltdrandy@yahoo.ca)!
Mail 46: There are rules to follow, the bank says...
Mail 47: The banker pays 300 euros
Mail 48: A transperent banking system
Mail 49: Strange, they couldn't collect he money
Mail 50: Let's see if we can let them go to the WU again...
Mail 51: Max and Jose have another brotherly chat
Mail 52: All still goes well, Jose thinks...
Mail 53: Time to play a trump card which should really annoy them...
Mail 54: The 'IBA bank' is quite annoyed alright...
Mail 55: Jose feels betrayed (but is still Max's brother...)

Mail 56: Things have gone awfully astray in Rottumerplaat...
Mail 57: I wonder what they will make of this...
Mail 58: The director general decides to waive the 300 dollars, in view of the tragic occurrance
Mail 59: Jose sets apart a million for the widow...
Mail 60: A note from the Saaftinge police
Mail 61: This is absolutely incredible!!
Mail 62: Blimey, I should have given them my real bank number...