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TITLE: A 'mark' of my respect!
SCAMMER NAME: Ahmed Sadiq
SCAMMER LOCATION: Lagos, Nigeria
SCAMBAITER: Shiver Metimbers

 

I've had a bad couple of months! Added to the regular influx of between 60 and 100 normal scam emails a day I seem to have had far more than my fair share of donation scammers. Ahmed Sadiq is one such scammer.

When I received Ahmed's introduction email, I was a bit too busy to indulge him and decided to tell him exactly what I thought of him. Ahmed made the mistake of continuing his correspondence with me, probably under the delusion that he could extract money from me.

I take on the identity of two different"victims" in this particular scambait. Lance Myboyle is the Managing Director of a large communications company, and then we have father Bruce Corbin, head of the accounts department of the Holy Church of The Tattooed Saint!

A tip for any prospective scammers who may be reading this; please do your research!

 

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Lance Myboyle
Date: Sunday, October 09, 2005
Subject: Good day

Good day,

May the innumerable peace that Allah brings be and remain with you. Yeah yeah Ahmed. Whatever. I know this might be the first of its kind. Please bear with me.

I am Ahmed Sadiq, a university undergraduate of Weister City University, London (?!). Ever since I was a boy, I have dreamed of visiting the Holy Ground (Gracelands?) Mecca (oh). It has been my utmost heart desire that one day I will make it to be part of the struggle for Allah's sake. Having the burning sensation of working for Allah to a great height, I feel that this vision will only be complete if I finally reach there. Careful Ahmed. I'm sure that burning sensation is probably a urinary tract infection. Better get it checked out.

This was why four (4) of us were chosen in my school to be part of this year's fasting. So preparations are been made now for our travel but there is a little problem.
And this problem is my main aim of writing. The school sponsored us partly and had told us to complete the money for our flight tickets. I have sourced for funds everywhere; I have even sold some of my new books but all to no avail. So I resorted to this means. And I pray that this little sum wont hold me back in the fight for Allah's supremacy.

All I need is, please, a support towards this dream. The travel tickets are ready and preparations are almost complete for our travel. Please I beg of you, may Allah replenish abundantly anything you can sacrifice for his service. Anything you can offer me will be highly appreciated I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sadiq

If you get an unsolicited email similar to this ladies and gentleman, please remember it's a scam, plain and simple. I'll let Ahmed know exactly what I think.

 

 

From: Lance Myboyle
To: Ahmed Sadiq
Date: Friday, October 14, 2005

Dear Mr. Sadiq,

1. There is no Weister City University in London.

2. You are located in Nigeria. My gut feeling is that you are a scammer.

3. Goodbye.

Lance Myboyle
Managing Director: Dark Side Communications
www.the-dark-side.co.uk

 

 

Ahmed is not put off by my previous email. Like most scammers, they believe their own hype.

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Lance Myboyle
Date: Monday, October 17, 2005
Subject: thank you

Good day

I am so happy to see your reply. Thanks. If you're happy to be called a scammer Ahmed, I can do that all day.

Concerning your enquiries about my genuinety, sorry maybe you are not aware of the university because it’s new and its publicity is not that wide. My set is the second set after the pioneer set.?! So you can see the university is still new and growing.

About my nationality, yes I’m a Nigerian; I opened this e-mail box while in Nigeria before coming over to London for my studies.

Please, I beg of you, anyhow you can help promote the fight for Allah’s sake by coming to my aid will be appreciated and I pray that Allah will not leave you unrewarded. Also any information you seek of me to still ascertain my confidentiality will be forwarded to you.

I earnestly wait for your reply. Thanks.

Sadiq.

 

 

I try to get rid of Ahmed once more.

From: Lance Myboyle
To: Ahmed Sadiq
Date: Monday, October 17, 2005

Dear Mr. Sadiq,

I know the university is not there because I live in London.

When you are in London, email me again, because your email is still not coming from here.

Lance Myboyle
Managing Director: Dark Side Communications
www.the-dark-side.co.uk

 

 

Ahmed replies again, and comes up with an excuse why his email is coming from Nigeria and not London as he first insisted.

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Lance Myboyle
Date: Friday, October 21, 2005
Subject: thank you

Good day sir

now i am on vacation that is why i mail from my home. and my second semester is resuming next year january thats when i will come back to london

but sir, the exercise will finish by the end of november so i plead for your help. as our lecturer normally quotes that only the wise uses opportunities before they become obvious. so this opportunity i have now, i hope to utilise it efficiently

i beg of you sir, please accord me the trust, i wont dissappoint

bye

 

 

I give Ahmed one more chance to leave me alone and spare his sanity.

From: Lance Myboyle
To: Ahmed Sadiq
Date: Friday, October 21, 2005

THE

UNIVERSITY

DOES

NOT

EXIST

THEREFORE

YOU

ARE

A

LIAR

Lance Myboyle
Managing Director: Dark Side Communications
www.the-dark-side.co.uk

 

 

Ahmed comes clean.

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Lance Myboyle
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2005
Subject: sorry

Good day sir

I have one reason for writing this mail. It is to plead for your forgiveness for telling you lies. I thought by so doing, I would gain your help.

Truly, I am a Nigerian, schooling in Nigeria but because of the upsurge of crime and corruption in Nigeria, I reasoned that mere mentioning of my nationality as Nigeria will scare you aware and thereby prevent my dreams. That was why I faked London. Still you found out. Once more I plead that you forgive me.

Please sir, believe me, it was because of the bleakness in achieving this dream that resorted me to this. Yes we are given the opportunity for the travel on the condition of funding ourselves. I have tried immensely sir but all my efforts still plead for a support. And as I told you, long since I have nursed the ambition of visiting the Holy Ground.

So all I ask from you is to forgive me because condition made me to do it. And if you find it in your heart to forgive me, anything you tell me, I will take it

Please I’m sorry.

 

 

From: Lance Myboyle
To: Ahmed Sadiq
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2005

Dear Mr. Sadiq,

Well I am grateful at least that you have come to finally tell me the truth, and you are to be respected for that. I know nothing of Nigeria so why you should try to hide the fact that you are there is a puzzle to me.

Unfortunately, even though you have been truthful to me finally, I am not in a position to help you. My business already funds many charities already and we cannot really take on any more cases.

However, I can give you the contact details of Father Bruce Corbin, who is the head of the church that I am a member of. I do know that they do indeed give financial and spiritual help to people from all over the world. I must warn you however that I am unsure if Father Corbin will be able to help you as I know donations are usually only given to church members. You can contact him if you wish, and if you tell him that Lance Myboyle has given you his contact details he may look on you more favourably. His email address is corbin@xxxxxchurch.co.uk

Father Corbin is head of the accounts department for the Holy Church of The Tattooed Saint of which I have been a member of for nearly 18 years.

I wish you good luck, and in future try not to hide your roots, be proud of them.

Sincerely,

Lance Myboyle
Managing Director: Dark Side Communications
www.the-dark-side.co.uk

 

 

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Lance Myboyle
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2005
Subject: please sire

Good day sir,

I am so grateful to have seen your help in alleviating my need especially for the fact that you have forgiven me. It takes one in a million to understand as you
have done. Thanks.
You're quite welcome, scumbag.

As you told me sir, since your business helps the poor, I beg and plead that you add me to be the last in your charity list. Please I will make do with anything at all. Right now I am hopeless and as I have told you the stark truth, please consider me because of it. Please I don't have any other place to go to.

As for Father Corbin, thanks for going the extra mile of giving me his details. I will also plead for his support, I also beg of you to help me and explain more to him. I guess he will listen to you more.

Honestly sir, I appreciate your concern once more. You have taught me never to deny my roots; I promise I will never again.

Sadiq

 

 

Ahmed fires off his first introductory email to Father Corbin.

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Father Bruce Corbin
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2005
Subject: good day father

Good day Father Corbin,

Please bear with me. I know you don't know me. A member of your church by name Lance Myboyle, the Managing Director: Dark Side Communications (www.the-dark-side.co.uk) linked me up to you.

I am Ahmed Sadiq, a university undergraduate from Nigeria. Ever since I was a boy, I have dreamed of visiting the Holy Ground, Mecca. And graciously, last month, due to the burning sensation in us to achieve this dream, my school gave four of us the opportunity to travel on the condition that we will sponsor ourselves. Father, to be candid, I have sourced for funds everywhere; I have even sold some of my new books but all to no avail. So I resorted to this means. All my efforts are still pleading for support.

That was why I reached Lance Myboyle for help and he helped me by re-directing me to you of the view that his church, the Holy Church of The Tattooed Saint of
which you are the Head of the Accounts Department can help me. He told me you give spiritual and financial help to people all over the world, so I decided to plead for your concern. Father Bruce, please, right now I am hopeless and the exercise will be terminating soon.

Please Father, notwithstanding the distance, I beg of you, anything you will offer me to achieve this my lifetime dream, I will never forget. I am pleading father.

Once more, I commend your spirit of philanthropism. As Lance Myboyle has talked much good about you and your church, I pray that you consider my situation, as
posterity will not relent to reward you.

Thanks.

Sadiq.

 

 

I let Ahmed know there will be no help forthcoming from me.

From: Lance Myboyle
To: Ahmed Sadiq
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2005

Dear Mr. Sadiq,

I am sorry but my company has given all we are able to charities this year and we cannot really afford to help any further.

Hopefully Father Corbin may be able to help you. I now his church hand out many many donations all over the world and their church is extremely generous.

I am sorry I cannot help you at this time but I wish you good luck for the future.

Sincerely,

Lance Myboyle
Managing Director: Dark Side Communications
www.the-dark-side.co.uk

 

 

Not to worry Ahmed. Father Corbin is on the case!

From: Father Bruce Corbin
To: Ahmed Sadiq
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2005

Dear brother Sadiq,

Thank you so much for your email it is very nice to receive your message.

Yes I do know Lance Myboyle very well. He has been with our church for nearly 18 years and is a very generous man. Please pass on my regards to him the next time you speak with him. I know the Mr. Boyle's company do help many many charities in the UK so I must say that it is little surprise to me that he is unable to help because I do know that his company spend many many hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to help the less privileged. I would urge you not to take any rejection from him too hard. I know from experience that he is a very good and caring man.

Regarding your request and what you seek. It is a very noble cause that you are striving for and I will pray for you this evening that you find what you are seeking.

I would usually be in a position to offer you much help in your current situation, but I am bound by certain rules of our church. I can see that you are in great need of help, and believe me I do feel for you. Under normal circumstances I would be willing to authorise my church to send you a donation of perhaps $15,000.00 or $20,000.00 to help you, however I am afraid that such financial help is only given to members of our own church. If you were a member of our ministry then I could help you financially, however because that is not the case I am very sorry but there is nothing I can offer you except my prayers.

Of course if you were to join our church then of course we could offer you immediate help, however I would not expect an outsider to be willing to complete our church induction procedure as it required considerable commitment.

I will however wish you much luck finding a benefactor and you will be remembered in our prayers this evening.

God be with you,

Father Bruce Corbin
Accounts Department
Holy Church of The Tattooed Saint

 

 

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Father Bruce Corbin
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2005
Subject: good day father

Good day father,

Really, I didn't believe that there could be such generous minds until I saw your reply. It means Lance Myboyle was not mistaken in directing me to you. And because of this I pray that may your spirit of generosity not cost you anything, may it lead you to greater heights and opportunities in life.

As you confirmed it, Lance Myboyle also is good, charitable and helps the less privileged but he explained to me that his company has finished for this year's charity help. He would have helped me but he said they cannot help any further this year. That was why he re -directed me to you. Actually Ahmed. I redirected you to Father Corbin because you're a gullible ass.

Please Father, judging from your last reply, I know left for you alone, you would help me if not for the sake of your church's rule. Lance Myboyle also told me that. But father I plead for your consideration, the exercise is fast terminating, that is why I sound desperate. What ever you want me to do to make sure I attract your sympathy, I will do it, just find it in your heart to help me please.

Father, I hold you in high esteem considering your reply, please don't let me down I beg. More especially continue remembering me in your prayers

I pray you consider me.

 

 

From: Father Bruce Corbin
To: Ahmed Sadiq
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2005

Dear Brother Sadiq,

Bless you for your very quite response to my email, thank you.

Brother Sadiq, I have to tell you that I am extremely thrilled that you are indeed considering joining our church. Your commitment is to be admired greatly. However you must understand that in order for me to be able to help you it means you will have to join our church, and you must (like all our members) prove your absolute devotion to our cause and church. The induction procedure is simple, but you must be warned that it must not be taken upon lightly.

I must tell you that to join our church you must show great commitments, however the rewards are great. Once you have become a member and have completed the induction procedure I am sure that my board members can help you with a most generous donation, especially if you are in agreement to help spread the word of my church in your country. I cannot give you a firm commitment as to the amount of the donation we can send to you to help others, but it is normal in these types of cases for my church to offer sums of between $20,000 to $40,000. Of course, in order to receive such a donation you must become a full and willing member of our church.

Again I must repeat I that to enter our ranks does take great commitment. All members of our church (myself included) must bear the tattoo mark of our saint, Saint Bartholomew Shiver. This mark of faith is tattooed on to each individual member of our church. Not only does this serve as a graphic reminder of our commitment to our faith, but all over the world it helps us to recognise our brothers and sisters. It is a golden rule of our church that our members must do everything in their power to help and aid fellow members.

So, to be inducted into our church, you must agree to the following:

1. Agree to have a tattoo showing the mark and name of Saint Bartholomew Shiver. This can be placed on any part of your body. Most of our members have this placed on their arms.
2. Provide photographic proof of the tattoo mark.
3. Complete our church induction form. This is a very simple form which you need to sign to agree to our rules, regulation and devotion to our patron saint Bartholomew.
4. Agree to use any donations sent to you for the good of your fellow men & women.

If you can agree to the above requirements then I see no reason why we cannot start your induction procedure immediately. On receipt of the photographic proof of your tattoo mark of St. Bartholomew and on receipt of the completed induction form we can provide you with a generous donation and regular help within 24 hours of receiving the photographic proof. We will also of course send much information by posts contain our scriptures, information about the church, and how we would like you to help spread word of our church and cause.

Let me know if you are in agreement to the above requirements and I will forward you more detailed information and also a picture of the tattoo mark of St. Bartholomew so that you can make your own arrangements to have the tattoo applied at your place of choosing.

Of course agreeing to have a tattoo placed upon your body is a very important one, and committing yourself to this is a great request, but it is exactly this which will show us your willingness to be a part of our ministry.

Please note that you must be able to fund the tattoo and photographs yourself. We will of course refund you all your costs as well as provide the donation to you, however this can only be given once the induction procedure has been completed successfully.

God be with you,

Father Bruce Corbin
Accounts Department
Holy Church of The Tattooed Saint

 

 

Ahmed has some questions. Don't you just hate that?!

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Father Bruce Corbin
Date: Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Subject: good day father

Good day father,

I am so happy to have seen your reply. Really I have been thinking of what to do next. I understand your mail but I am a bit puzzled. Yes I will do whatever you say so that this my lifetime dream will be actualized but these are my worries.

1. We don't have that kind of church down here in our country so how can I be following your proceedings
2. Tattooing is not common in my country and hardly can you see the tattoo markers.
3. Father as I told you earlier, I am desperate because of time factor, how long can the induction take.

I commit all to your hands, as you have promised to help me, I believe you, please don't let me down.

I wait for your reply.

Thanks.

 

 

From: Father Bruce Corbin
To: Ahmed Sadiq
Date: Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Dear Brother Sadiq,

Thank you for your message.

My brother, I have given you my offer of help. My church can help you financially with a donation of perhaps $18,00 to $20,000 but in order to receive it you must be a member of our church. It is totally up you whether you have the willingness and ability to do this. I will not under any circumstances want you to feel forced to join us however I must reiterate that if you require our financial help then that is what you must do.

I shall try to answer your questions as much as I can:

1. We realise there is no church branch of ours in your area, which is why the donation amount will be so much. With some of the money we send to you we hope that you will aid us in setting up a church or information point in your areas. If you forward me your full mailing address I will be most happy to post you some of out literature and brochures explaining all about our church.

2. I cannot help you in the respect of tattoo markers. If you are unable to get the tattoo mark then of course we can not help you.

3. The induction time is totally up to you. The sooner you are able to supply photographs of your tattoo process then the sooner we can make the donation payment to you. We can forward the donation payment to you within 24 hours of receiving the photographic evidence of your tattoo mark. As an example we had a gentleman in Nairobi, Kenya by the name of Akeem Franklin who completed the procedure in three days and he received a $23,750 donation payment immediately. He is now using the payment to spread the word of our church in his township (Westlands), and next year he is coming to meet with us at our annual members gathering in London.

I hope that help you brother Sadiq, and if you decide you wish to proceed then let me know as soon as possible and I will forward you more detailed instructions.

Please note that under no circumstances whatsoever can I offer you any financial help unless you have completed the induction procedure. If you cannot do this then I am very sorry but I cannot help you. It is not my decision, it is the way that my church has been run for many years.

God be with you,

Father Bruce Corbin
Accounts Department
Holy Church of The Tattooed Saint

 

 

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Father Bruce Corbin
Date: Friday, November 04, 2005
Subject: good day father

Good day father,

There is no problem, after due considerations, I have decided to join your church. To be a member of a growing church at least with a member from my neighboring country, Kenya.

So I hope the detailed information you said would be forwarded as soon as possible and the induction process completed.

Thanks once more for your concern. It's all part of the service buddy.

 

 

From: Father Bruce Corbin
To: Ahmed Sadiq
Date: Friday, November 04, 2005

Dear Brother Sadiq,

Thank you so much for your reply.

I am very excited that we are soon to have a new member from your country, indeed, so far we have no members at all in your area and we would be thrilled if you are able to help spread the word about our ministry there.

As you have requested, the induction information is as follows. Please take care to follow the procedures very carefully. The four church board members will decide on your donation amount which depends on how strictly you have kept to our procedure.


The induction procedure, which we call "the baiting of the faithful" should take very little time to complete. How long this takes is completely up to you and how quickly you are able to present the photographic evidence that you have completed our procedure to the satisfaction of the four church board members. As I told you previously, the faster that you are able to complete the procedure the faster you will receive our financial help.


INSTRUCTIONS

1. I have attached a sample image of our induction logo. It bears the name of our Saint, St. Bartholomew Shiver. Phase one of the induction procedure is to have a copy of this logo tattooed onto a part of your body.

2. You may choose the part of the body which you feel comfortable with having the tattoo, however you must ensure that the completed tattoo is large and clear so as to be able to be photographed clearly. To aid you, I have also included a photograph of one of our recent inductees, Mary Jane Branson. As you can see, Mary chose to have the induction logo tattoo on her right shoulder.

3. You must ensure that photographs of as much of the tattooing procedure are taken as possible. Take photographs of the various steps of having the tattoo applied.

4. You must supply various photographs of the tattoo from different viewing angles, and also a photograph of yourself for identification, and if possible, showing the tattoo at the same time.


** VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ***

You must understand that the tattoo MUST be a real tattoo, not a drawing or other type of fake tattoo. In other words, being a real tattoo you will of course have it with you for life, so it is important that you are absolutely sure and happy about your decision to join our church.

Of course, as you will know, real tattoos leave slight scarring for the first few days until they heal. Photos MUST be supplied so as to provide proof that a real tattoo has been applied. Sadly, some people have tried to fool us by applying fake tattoos, but I must warn you that our four man board are extremely diligent and can recognise a fake tattoo very easily. If your tattoo shop need it, we are happy to provide them with payment for their services and allowing you to take photographs. Payment to the tattoo shop can be up to US $1,000. If you provide us with a receipt after the tattoo has been applied we will send payment to them immediately the photographs have been received.


We require at minimum for you to send by email attachment HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS of the following:

1. The first stage of the tattoo being applied to the inductee. If possible, photographs showing the tattoo artist actually applying the tattoo would give great encouragement to the board members.

2. Photographs of the tattoo immediately after it has been completed, so that the board members will be able to ascertain it is real because of normal scarring or marking.

3. Photographs taken 24 hours later, showing the healed tattoo.

It is your decision what colour to make the tattoo, but please ensure you choose a colour which can be photographed clearly. Most of our members choose to have a black tattoo applied.

Again, it is entirely your decision what part of your body to have the tattoo applied to. All you need to do is ensure the tattoo is large and clear enough to be photographed clearly. Places that our members usually choose are: arms, top of the legs, or back shoulders.

I must stress to you again that the tattoo must be real, and the photographs you send will be inspected very carefully to ensure that they are. I am sorry that I have to keep repeating this to you brother Sadiq but as I have already told you, sadly there are ungodly people out in the world who try to take advantage of our church by applying for donations by sending in fake photographs, this is why it is very important that the photographs you send by email attachment are very large and clear so that the validity of the tattoos can be checked easily. Poor quality or small images will be rejected by the board members.

Once we have received satisfactory photographs from you, we will then send you a copy of the church induction application form. This is a very simple form which the applicant must complete ad sign with their name and date. Once the form has been returned to us then your donation payment can be processed within 24 hours and sent to you by whichever method best suits your means. I offer one piece of advice brother Sadiq; the board members usually give larger donations depending on the size of the tattoo. So the larger the tattoo the larger the donation payment is liable to be, but the very minimum we send to help is $20,000 so as you can so you will be able to do a lot of very good work with such an amount. Of course, once you become a member you will be invited to our yearly gathering here in the UK (your flight fees and expenses will of course be paid by us) and you will be able to meet many of our members and well as myself.

I hope that explains things clearly to you brother Sadiq, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me any time.

Please will you reply to this email as soon as possible to let me know when you expect to be able to email me the photographs. The four board members work all across the UK so they will need to be gathered to examine your photographs and make the donation payment. This may take 2 or 3 days, so if I know in advance when you are likely to be ready to send the photographs I can ensure that the board members are gathered together in readiness for your photographs.

Please also let me know by what means you would prefer the donation payment to be made.

God be with you,

Father Bruce Corbin
Accounts Department
Holy Church of The Tattooed Saint

I attached the church logo, and a sample (Photoshopped) picture of one of our inductees. The girl's picture was taken from the Internet so I have covered her face a little to protect her innocence!

 

 

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Father Bruce Corbin
Date: Sunday, November 06, 2005
Subject: good day father

Good day father,

I received your mail. As I told you, tattooing is not rampant in my area so it will take me a little time to source for the markers. I will try to complete the whole exercise not later than this week.

As for the authenticity of the tattoo, I guarantee you that.

Thanks.

I decide to ignore this email.

 

 

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Father Bruce Corbin
Date: Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Subject: good day

Good day father

As I told you, I am still on the efforts to accomplish the task. I finally located the venue for the tattoo markers in the new state I told you of. So on a happy note I will commence the marking tomorrow.

But the problem is that the amount is too exorbitant. I have pleaded with them for sympathy considering my plight but all to no avail. So as a last resort, I had to deposit my flight documents as a collateral because I told them you promised to offset the bills after.

I am so happy for your concern. Expect the pictures this week and I hope all these my efforts will be acknowledged.

Thanks once more. I count on you father.

 

 

From: Father Bruce Corbin
To: Ahmed Sadiq
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2005

Dear Brother Sadiq,

Thank you for your email and I hope you are well. It was nice to hear from you again.

Please do not worry. You may tell your creditors that the church will be happy to pay any additional costs for the tattooing process, and if they wish they may write to me personally and I shall confirm that with them.

I am happy to learn that you will soon be joining with us.

Please remember that it is important to arrange as many photographs of the process and tattoos as possible so that the board members can easily examine the evidence of your process. I am sure that they will be impressed by your commitment so far.

Thank you again brother Sadiq, and God bless you.

Take care.

Father Bruce Corbin
Accounts Department
Holy Church of The Tattooed Saint

 

 

A week later the photographs finally arrive... OUCH!

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Father Bruce Corbin
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2005
Subject: It is done father

Good day father

on a happy note, after all the stresses of locating a place and the financial setbacks to the actualisation of this, i have finally done it. its been sent alongside this mail. Father, as you said, i chose a portion of my thighs/laps for clarity purposes. Since the inscription on thursday, i have not gotten strenght to send the pictures because since then, it has been so painful. Oh what a shame. How will I sleep tonight?! i didnt know its so painful as this but all the same, i am happy to have met your requirements.

The tattoo and its markers are the best we can boast of down here in my country having 4 pictures to show for the 4 stages. they are all attached.

Finally Father, graciously, i have done my part.All is now left for you. considering all my efforts in this pursuit, my travel documents being deposited, my great commitment to every principle of yours right from the inception, all i plead now is for a favourable consideration. i have always trusted in you, i know you will not fail me. I can't guarantee that I'm afraid Ahmed.

thanks a lot

 

Great pictures, and slightly painful looking too. I'll congratulate Ahmed on his work shortly.

 

 

The original pictures Ahmed sent were pretty sall, so I demanded larger ones (which you see above).

From: Father Bruce Corbin
To: Ahmed Sadiq
Date: November 28, 2005

Dear Brother Sadiq,



Thank you for sending in the newly scanned pictures. I can confirm to you that the size and quality are now acceptable to us.

My apologies for the late reply however I had to pay a short visit to our local hospital as I have not been feeling very well for the past few days and it was discovered that I had managed to contract a serious tribble infection in my stomach. Fortunately I received treatment in time and I am now feeling almost back to normal. This is the reason for my delay in replying back to you.

Now that you have sent in acceptable photograph I am now passing your case over to father Jack Hackett who is head of the charity awards division of our church. He will be the person in charge of making the payment to you and he will contact you soon to make arrangements for the payment. I expect him to contact you in the next 24 hours.

Blessings,

Father Bruce Corbin
Accounts Department
Holy Church of The Tattooed Saint

 

 

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Father Bruce Corbin
Date: November 28, 2005
Subject: good day

Good day father

i am so happy to have heard from you again it really shows that you care. sorry for the ill health. i am happy you are well again.

about my case i am also happy how you are forwarding it, please father, help speed it up, people down here are on my neck especially the tattoo people. so please
do it for me, i have always trusted you. help make it a reality soon please

thanks once more

 

 

The street cred Father Jack Hacket gets in touch wiv (sorry, with) Ahmed.

From: Father Jack Hackett
To: Ahmed Sadiq
Date: November 30, 2005

Alo bruva felix,

My name is old Father Jack Hackett.

Please excuse my poor english, I am a man from Atlantis and I am still well new to writinng and speaking English. I ope yous can understand me well.

I apologise dat I ain't contacted yous earlia, oweva father Bruce Corbin as bin admitted to our local hostipal wiv a bad Tribble infecshun and I ave bin visitin im there. I ave spent da last two days by is bedside as he is quite ill. Da doctors oweva tell me dat he will be fit and well quite soon.

Onto your photographs:

I thank yous fo sendin da enlargements and I can confirm to yous dat myself and da other board members is now entirely satisfied wiv the pictures. Tomorrow mornin I ave to visit Father Corbin fa a few hours, but once I return I will send yous by email attachment da induction form which just requires your signature. Once yous ave signed it and returned it to me then we can process your payment immediately.

Kind regards,

Father Jack Hackett
Charity Awards Department
Holy Church of The Tattooed Saint

 

 

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Father Jack Hackett
Date: November 30, 2005
Subject: good day

Good day

i am so happy to hear that it was accepted favourably. i look forward to your induction letter as time is no more on my side. please help procees it fast. i am
indebted to many down here considering the actualisation of this

i thank you once more

my regards to father bruce

 

 

Father Hackett hasn't replied for a couple of days and Ahmed is worried.

From: Ahmed Sadiq
To: Father Jack Hackett
Date: December 2, 2005
Subject: still waiting

Good day father

i am still waiting for your reply

thanks

 

 

A few days later, Father Hackett gets in touch, but there's sad news.

 

From: Father Jack Hackett
To: Ahmed Sadiq
Date: December 5, 2005

Alo bruva felix,

Mi apologies fa da long delay in replyin to your email but I am afraid I ave some wicked news concernin fatha Corbin. Unfortutanely old Fatha Corbin died from da Tribble infection he caught, and passed away in da early ours of Decemba 2nd.

I ope yous can understand dat we ave bin busy takin care of old father Corbin's funeral arrangements and last wishes, ence da delay in gettin back to yous. I apologise fa da delay and I will be contactin yous again well shortly to finalise your donation payment.


kind regards,

Father Jack Hackett
Charity Awards Department
Holy Church of The Tattooed Saint

 

 

 

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