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Please help me! I am beneficiary to a fortune of 30 million dollars!!!"

You've seen something like that in at least one e-mail a week. You've deleted it immediately or you've read it and wondered what was going on.

The short version of the scam is: The Scammers find someone greedy and/or gullible enough to open an "offshore" account at the cost of around $2,000. After a lot of manoeuvring on the scammer's part, the victim is left penniless or worse, dead.

Actor Dean Cameron did not delete the email, but instead, began corresponding with one of the scammers. Writing as a lonely millionaire from Florida whose only companions were a Philippine houseboy, Kwan, and two cats, Mr. Snickers and JoJo the Dancing Clown, Cameron lured the unsuspecting scammer in to a nine month correspondence full of intrigue, broken hearts, confusion, frustration and colon trouble.

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are you in?
introducing: mister snickers!
call the son
kittykat photos!
are you serious, please?!
parentheticals, baraboo and a spastic colon
talking money
guacamole recipe
MIRIAM LOVES ME!
ibrahim, the son - cats acknowleged
phone phun and mister sterling
PHOTOS FROM MIRIAM!!
oh, right... the money!
we have the same couch!
geography lesson
paypal
mr. snickers got a haircut!
SEND MONEY NOW!
enter: the code
code rejected
mom gets impatient
wrong code and more impatience
more sterling and a reply
IBRAHIM CALLS (and more) - 2/12/03
two frantic email from Ibrahim - 2/12/03
IBRAHIM CALLS AGAIN! TWICE!! - 2/13/03
My reply: Introducing another scammer - 2/13/03
IBRAHIM TELLS ME THE OTHER GUY IS A FRAUD! - 2/14/03
The Spastic Colon is acting up - 2/14/03
Ibrahim Poses as the other Scammer! - 2/15/03
Ibrahim the reminds me not to trust Nigerians - 2/15/03
Ibrahim gets testy and sends a picture of money 2/18/03
A letter to the Faux second scammer - 2/18/03
An apology to Ibrahim and more confusion - 2/18/03
An itinerary
Things heat up - 2/19/03
A fax! - 2/20/03
Avocados returned and laying groundwork for fun - 2/20/03
Ibrahim means business, peeps - 2/20/03
"Fun With Code Names" section - 2/20/03
More code fun - 2/20/03
What is In-Shah-Allah? - 2/21/03
More nifty bogus photos! - 2/21/03
Ibrahim writes as Doctor Abayomi - 2/21/03
I reply to "Donald Abayomi - 2/21/03
Then reference my "Donald" letter to Ibrahim! - 2/21/03
"Donald" urges me to cooperate with Ibrahim. Sweet! - 2/22/03
Ibrahim is pissed and pulls no punches. Allah's mad, too! - 2/22/03
Miriam's Passport and some guilt - 2/23/03
"Dean" gets nutty - 2/24/03
"We will not break your heart! - 2/25/03
DHL and Kwan's teeth. - 2/25/03
Ibrahim is going to send a dollar. - 2/25/03
A letter from Perry Mason to Ibrahim. - 2/25/03
Ibrahim's Going To the Post Office - 2/26/03
Ibrahim's BACK FROM THE POST OFFICE! - 2/26/03
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it! - 2/28/03
CALL TONY SMITH GOD DAMNIT! - 3/01/03
Miriam's Worried - 3/04/03
Ibrahim's Worried, too! - 3/05/03
"Perry Mason" enlists Doctor Abayomi - 3/06/03
Dean writes to Miriam - 3/06/03
Perry Mason sends Ibrahim a picture of Mister Snickers - 3/06/03
Updates - Back on the Hook - 5/12/03
Up to Date - 5/12/03
New lures... - 5/12/03
Mariam still loves me! - 5/12/03
Dean writes back about Amsterdam - 5/18/03
Ibrahim's reply - 5/18/03
PERRY MASON RETURNS! - 5/18/03
Ibrahim's respectful of Perry - 5/18/03
Big Update - 7/29/03
Ibrahim confuses dean - 5/21/03
Ibrahim digs himself out of a mistake - 5/22/03
Dean's plea to Mariam Abacha - 5/22/03
Mariam replies to Dean - 5/25/03
Donald Abayomi returns! - 6/05/03
Mariam guilts Dean some more! - 6/16/03
Perry sends a Package to Nigeria for Dean - 7/24/03
Perry sends Ibrahim a note regarding the package - 7/24/03
Perry invites Donald Abayomi to screw Dean out of his money! - 7/25/03
Dean to Mariam - 7/26/03
They're back on the hook! - 7/29/03

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