From: John Adams
Date: Sat, Aug 29, 2015 at 3:19 AM
Subject: Your assistance needed!!
I am John Adams, presently I'm on active duty in Afghanistan as a Captain in the U.S Army, Engineering Units. I found your contact detail in a address journal am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of $18,000,000.00 to you as long as I am assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here in Afghanistan. This is not stolen money and there are no dangers involved.
I count on your understanding. please get back to my personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org
According to Wikipedia, Kimo is a Taiwanese portal site based in the United States and was acquired by Yahoo! in February, 2001. Why on earth was a guy in Afghanistan -- a country that I thought we pulled out of -- using a Chinese portal site? That wasn't for me to ask:
John Adams is your name? That was the name of a president. Therefore, you are trustworthy.
18 million bucks -- boy, you'd think with that kind of money floating around in Afghanistan, they could live somewhere other than caves and tents. Yes sir, you can count on me to keep that money safe & sound. I wonder what that means -- it doesn't make any kind of sound. Neither would I. That's why I could keep it safe.
Please let me know how you plan to ship the money to me. It would probably take a big envelope for that amount of money.
Capt. Adams replied in a matter of hours:
Thank you for your response. There is no risk what so ever, as regards this money, and also, I want you to be rest assured that everything been done here are strictly Legitimate, so you do not need to have any doubt.
The most important thing is that I do not want this money to go through the bank around here, I have a very good, trusted and reliable diplomatic courier contact used mostly by our forces here, that can send goods easily through diplomatic and private military way, to anywhere in the world without them being checked at any port of entry or customs.They can deliver this money for you easily, to any address of your choice. The baggage will be tagged diplomatic documents, and the courier company, are not going to know the contents of the box.
A few friends have used this means to convey goods, without being checked because of the diplomatic immunity they enjoy. Their charges are very high, but I will negotiate a way out from this end, till it gets to your door step anywhere and I will follow up immediately and meet with you for disbursement after you have received it,
I am very sure you will know the best way to handle this money for us, when it gets to your base. Please let me have an address where you want them to deliver the goods to you. It could be a bank address or your Company address. As soon as I get it, I will start making arrangements as to sending the merchandise to you.
I will send the total since I can not take any chances by keeping cash on me as I am working for the government. Your percentage still stands at 40%.
What do you do for a living?
Are you married with kids?
Can you handle these funds?
I will also want to see your passport copy or id/,driver's License so I know who I am dealing with OK .We need to build trust OK! It is only me that knows about the transaction from this end. Please if you know that you are not capable of handling this huge sum, please don't allow me to send it, I can always find other means of dealing with this.
You know that the security is very important, remember to keep secret secret. Send me your mobile number, The total sum amount's to $18 MILLIONS US DOLLARS and I hope that you can handle it? I hope you are OK with this? make sure you check your email every day because we don't have much time on this, Will you still help? I need your urgent reply in this regard.
War must be hell, alright -- he forgot to sign his name. That didn't bother me. But something else did:
All of this sounds very exciting, like a Matt Damon movie! He plays Jason Bourne, which is a good name because he never dies!
I would like to help you a lot, even taking only 40% of the cashola, but I have to tell you I'm a little afraid that you might not be who you say you are. You could be John Washington or John Hooper or John Kennedy for all I know. So I would like you to send me a copy of your ID first, because you approached me, I did not approach you.
Once I see that you are the REAL John Adams, I will send you all my important information. I know it's not as important as your information, but it's important to me because it is me and that's who matters most because I don't have a wife or kids, so all I care about is me. And you now, because you have 18 million dollars, and that's worth caring about, even if, like I said (or you said) I get only 40%.
So yes, let me see your ID.
Thank you for your response, Please let me have an address where you want them to deliver the goods to you. It could be a bank address or your Company address. As soon as I get it, I will start making arrangements as to sending the merchandise to you.
I will send the total since I can not take any chances by keeping cash on me as I am working for the government. Your percentage still stands at 40%. (What do you do for a living? Are you married with kids?) I will also want to see your passport copy or id/,driver's License so I know who I am dealing with OK. We need to build trust OK! It is only me that knows about the transaction from this end.
Attached to this mail is a copy of my ID and Pic for your perusal, thank you again. I shall be expecting to receive all the requested in-formations from you in your next email.
Thank you and await your response
He attached the ID as a PDF, which I was unable to post. However, I did a Google photo search of the above shots, and learned that the gentleman is indeed Capt. John Adams. Therefore, that must have been who got in touch with me, correct? Chester Hooten sure believed it:
Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I can't send you my drivers license because I was trying to get rid of some cockroaches that were living under the stove, so I used a can of deodorant (not that I use it myself) and matches to smoke them out, and sprayed the match, then BOOM, there goes the house and my drivers license and telephone, too!
It will be a while before they send me a new license, BUT I'm currently living with my friend Bobo (that's not his real name, that's his nickname. His real name is Jojo) here in Florida. Neither of us is married or has children. I didn't tell him about our little 18 million dollar deal, so you can send it to his house, and I'll just tell him it's a birthday gift for him, and not to open it OR ELSE! Ha ha, he won't know!
So you can send it here:
Mr. Chester Hooten
2030 SW 145th Avenue
Miramar, Florida 33027
His telephone number is 754-703-2000. Just ask for Mr. Chester Hooten. He knows me.
Your new friend,
I was disappointed. Not that I was expecting $18-million. I just wanted him to call that number, which is the Miami-area office of the FBI. I bet they don't have a Chester Hooten working there.