Mother Kate's Potential Victim:

Joyce Nelson The lovable Joyce is a 60 year old widow.  She's self employed and always willing to lend a helping hand.  Little does the scammer know, Joyce is really a 27 year old man. 
About the scammer...
Name:  Mother Kate Williams / Nwakasi I. Daniel
Email:  mother_katewilliams2008@yahoo.com & secure_trust2003@excite.com
Location:  Lagos, Nigeria
Profile:  MySpace


Hello Sister Joyce,
Calvary greetings to you and your family.
How are you doing?,i hope fine and good?,how is your family and work?,i believe all is well especially with your sick father?,if so,thanks be to God Almighty,Amen.
I thankyou for writing to me and have heard all that you have said,first,i must say sorry for my late reply to your e-mail,it is because i was seriously ill and as of now that i am sending this to you,my doctor confirm to me that i will be undergoing a surgical operation any moment from this week or next week.
Please sister Michelle,i am not a fake and i do needed you for this project because i don't have anyother person.
I am glad to let you know that i have heard from my account officer and the operation manager to the security company where i deposited the money i told you about,and i have instructed them to try and send the total sum of ten thousand dollars to you via western union,but they said that my account have been dormant for long and needed to be re-activated inorder to have the amount withdrawed immediatly to send to you as i instructed them,and they said that i have to send five hundred dollars for the re-activation of the account...,but as i type now to you sister Michelle,i don't have the money with me,and i am just trying to know if you can send to my account officer the five hundred dollars needed for the re-activation so that they can have the ten thousand dollars withrawned from my account and send to you via western union as planned earlier.
If you can be able to do this,then,try and reply me immediatly so that we can have the money sent to them and for you to have the ten thousand dollars before this weekend because i may be doing the surgical operation by next week and cannot be able to communicate with you for few days till i am a little bit okay to browse and check my e-mail.
Kindly reply me back soon and please pray for the success surgical operation on my behalf too.
May God bless you and your family in Jesus name,Amen.
Your's Sister In Christ Jesus,
Mother Kate Williams.


Mother  Kate: Hello
Mother  Kate: How are u doing?
Joyce Nelson: Hello
Joyce Nelson: I'm fine.  How are you?
Mother  Kate: am fine thank u
Mother  Kate: so tell me more about u sister
Joyce Nelson: My sister lives in Phoenix with her kids
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: where exactly do u live
Joyce Nelson: North Carolina
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: u are a christian..,right??
Joyce Nelson: Yes
Joyce Nelson: Church of New Canaan
Mother  Kate: ooh that's great
Mother  Kate: so do u have kids and husband?
Joyce Nelson: I have one son
Joyce Nelson: My husband is deceased
Mother  Kate: oic
Mother  Kate: i am sorry to hear about ur husband
Joyce Nelson: It's okay.  He's playing in heaven right now
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: u know it do happen to me too
Joyce Nelson: I'm so sorry to hear that
Mother  Kate: so how do u cope to raise the kid?
Joyce Nelson: My son was already grown when his father passed
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: are u living with him now?
Joyce Nelson: No.  He lives two towns over
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: he is married?
Joyce Nelson: No, but he's engaged to a gal four towns over
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: u know why i ask so many questions??
Joyce Nelson: No
Joyce Nelson: Why?
Mother  Kate: bcos i have taken u as my blood sister and will trust u as my blood sister too
Joyce Nelson: Thanks for accepting me, and thanks for doing so in a sanitary way
Mother  Kate: so i need u to have my money and do my project on my behalf
Joyce Nelson: What kind of project?
Mother  Kate: don't u see my email to u?
Joyce Nelson: Yeah, but it was kind of long and preachy
Mother  Kate: but u didn't understand what exactly that i am telling u there..right?
Joyce Nelson: No.  That is why I added you
Joyce Nelson: I wanted to ask what it was all about
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: like i said in that email to u
Mother  Kate: i have some huge amount of money deposited with security company
Mother  Kate: and i intend to use this money to invest in the house of the God Almighty...but bcos i am serious sick and have been admitted in this hospital for months now
Joyce Nelson: I'm sorry to hear of your sickness
Mother  Kate: thank u sister
Joyce Nelson: You're welcome, Mother
Mother  Kate: i now decided to contact u and ask u to help me have the money to do the project on my behalf after i have putting this on my prayers and fasting too
Joyce Nelson: Thanks.  This sounds like a great undertaking
Mother  Kate: u are welcome
Mother  Kate: so this is why i needed ur urgent help soonest
Mother  Kate: and i will like us to have trust on eachother so that we can have a sucessful project with the fear of God Almighty too
Joyce Nelson: What is it you want me to do?
Mother  Kate: i want u to help and have the money from the security company transfered to ur own account
Joyce Nelson: My bank account?
Mother  Kate: no
Joyce Nelson: My Pay Pal account?
Mother  Kate: no
Mother  Kate: but if u need the money to be transfered via ur bank account,they can as well do that
Joyce Nelson: No
Joyce Nelson: I don't involve my bank account
Mother  Kate: anyone of ur choice
Joyce Nelson: I won't use my bank account
Mother  Kate: will u need the money to come via a diplomat??
Joyce Nelson: What?
Mother  Kate: will u like the security company to deliver the money to ur house via courier service?
Joyce Nelson: Okay
Joyce Nelson: That will be fine.  Just tell me all I need to do to help
Mother  Kate: what i needed u to help me do is just the bills that i suppose to pay to them
Mother  Kate: i want u to know that if u have ur own money spent,that it will be paid to u back once the security company releases the money to u
Mother  Kate: they told me that i have to pay to them the total sum of twelve thousand,five hundred and seventy dollars before they will proceed with the transfer
Mother  Kate: but i must confess to u that i don't have all the money here in this hospital with me
Joyce Nelson: That is a lot of money
Joyce Nelson: Don't you have health insurance?
Mother  Kate: i don't have it here
Mother  Kate: i have only eleven thousand dollars here in this hospital with me and that is the money i use for my drugs
Joyce Nelson: Oh
Joyce Nelson: What will I need to do to help?
Mother  Kate: all i needed from u is to send direct to the security company the total sum of one thousand,five hundred and seventy dollars
Mother  Kate: so that i can as well pay them the eleven thousand dollars that i have with me here too for them to have the money released to u as soon as we pay them the bills
Joyce Nelson: That's a lot of money
Mother  Kate: don't u have theone thousand,five hundred and seventy dollars??
Joyce Nelson: Yes
Joyce Nelson: But I thought that was kind of high for a hospital bill
Joyce Nelson: Especially after you received the standard clergy discount
Mother  Kate: it is not for hospital bills
Mother  Kate: it is for the money i deposited with them which i needed them to transfer in ur name
Joyce Nelson: Oh.  Okay
Joyce Nelson: So after you get the $1,570 the transfer will begin?
Mother  Kate: yes
Mother  Kate: u will now send only ur address and phone number to them to have the money delivered to u by next week
Joyce Nelson: I will help.  It would not be very Christian of me to turn away in someone's time of need
Mother  Kate: ooh that's good
Mother  Kate: i thank u for ur promise sister
Joyce Nelson: I will help because I want to go to Heaven
Joyce Nelson: Please make sure I get in
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: can u do that today or tomorrow??
Mother  Kate: bcos i will like them to deliver the money to u by next week thursday
Mother  Kate: so that u can pay me a visit here in the hospital after u have collected the money
Joyce Nelson: Do I send the money via check?
Joyce Nelson: or registered letter?
Mother  Kate: via western union
Joyce Nelson: Oh.  Okay
Mother  Kate: can u do that??
Joyce Nelson: Yes
Joyce Nelson: Western Union is in every gas station
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: so when will it be??
Joyce Nelson: I will try to do that by tomorrow morning
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: can u write to the security company's operation manager to let him know u and that u will like the transfer to take place by next week thursday,that there bills will be paid before monday
Joyce Nelson: Okay
Joyce Nelson: I will
Mother  Kate: then send the email to them now
Mother  Kate: as we are chating
Joyce Nelson: okay
Joyce Nelson: What's the address?
Mother  Kate: let me bring it
Mother  Kate: secure_trust2003@excite.com
Joyce Nelson: Okay
Mother  Kate: the name of the operation manager is Mr Daniel.
Joyce Nelson: okay
Joyce Nelson: what do I tell him?
Mother  Kate: tell him that u are the new beneficiary to my money that is with them which i have already told him about too
Mother  Kate: that u will be sending the remaining balance of $1,570 to them via western union by tomorrow morning,and that i will also send the $11,000 to them too so that they can have the money delivered to u by next week thursday as they promised
Joyce Nelson: okay
Mother  Kate: then give him ur phone number,ur address and ur full name so that they can use it in processing the change of ownership of the money
Joyce Nelson: okay
Mother  Kate: should i give u the information which u needed to pay the money to??
Joyce Nelson: Okay
Mother  Kate: should i give it to u now?
Joyce Nelson: Yes.
Joyce Nelson: I have a pen
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: here is it
Mother  Kate: RECIEVER... MR NWAKASI .I. DANIEL.
Mother  Kate: ADDRESS OF RECIEVER.. 4B AIRPORT ROAD,AJAO ESTATE,LAGOS STATE,NIGERIA.
Mother  Kate: COUNTRY CODE...23401.
Mother  Kate: TEXT QUESTION... WHAT COLOR.
Mother  Kate: TEXT ANSWER... WHITE.
Mother  Kate: do u get it right??
Joyce Nelson: Yes
Joyce Nelson: I've got it
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: once u do the transfer,can u help me send the payment information to me after u have sent it to the security company operation's manager
Joyce Nelson: Okay
Mother  Kate: can u help send to me now ur address,phone number and full name bcos i will also send an email to Mr Daniel now and tell him that the bills will be sent by that tomorrow?
Joyce Nelson: I just sent him that email
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: send me ur address,phone number and full names
Joyce Nelson: Joyce Nelson / 9001 Mail Service Center / Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
Mother  Kate: is this..27699-9001 ur phone number??
Joyce Nelson: No. That's the Zip code
Joyce Nelson: My number is 980-867-5309
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: if u send the money with the information i gave to u
Mother  Kate: try and send to me the MTCN number of the transfer and the whole informations including the text question and the answer u use so that i can send another email to them with the information too for them to start the transfer process immediatly they have the money we send to them
Joyce Nelson: Okay.  I understand
Mother  Kate: Another important thing sister
Mother  Kate: please don't tell people about this project for now till u have the money delivered to u
Joyce Nelson: Why?
Mother  Kate: pls. since we know the amount that is involved,we don't need to tell people
Mother  Kate: bcos we don't know who is who
Mother  Kate: i hope u understand why i said so??
Joyce Nelson: Not really
Joyce Nelson: I don't quite understand the secrecy
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: it is bcos u know that we have lots of bad people looking for whom they will take advantage of
Joyce Nelson: So I can't tell people at my church?
Mother  Kate: again,bcos of the huge amount that is involved here,i don't want us to have any bad people trying to dupe us this money
Joyce Nelson: But that's my main reason for going to church.  To brag about the good deeds I did during the week
Mother  Kate: once the security company deliver the money to u,u can be able to tell people in ur church
Mother  Kate: ok?
Joyce Nelson: Okay
Joyce Nelson: If you insist
Mother  Kate: pls.
Joyce Nelson: I will keep quiet
Mother  Kate: just help me do this accordighnly
Mother  Kate: and don't let me down
Joyce Nelson: I won't let you down
Mother  Kate: i promise not to let u down too
Joyce Nelson: I promise too
Mother  Kate: and bear it in mind that u will pay me a visit by that next weekend once u have the money from the security company
Joyce Nelson: That will be nice
Joyce Nelson: I would love to go there and meet you, and take lots of pictures to show everyone at church during my weekly braggings
Mother  Kate: yes sister
Mother  Kate: i have been thanking God for sending u to help me out with this
Mother  Kate: u know that u are God's sent
Joyce Nelson: Thank you
Joyce Nelson: That means a lot coming from you
Mother  Kate: u are welcome always
Joyce Nelson: I wish you a speedy recovery with your illness
Joyce Nelson: and I will include you in my prayers
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: u are so caring sister Joyce
Mother  Kate: i thank u for ur concern
Joyce Nelson: Thank you very much
Mother  Kate: thanks so much
Mother  Kate: and remain blessed always
Mother  Kate: i can't wait to see u face to face
Joyce Nelson: I will be happy to meet you too and to celebrate the glory that is life
Mother  Kate: me too sister Joyce
Joyce Nelson: I will send the $1570 by tomorrow morning
Joyce Nelson: I usually get up on Saturdays and check out yard sales and whatnot
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: just send me an email on my box with the payment informations as soon as u send the money..ok?
Joyce Nelson: Okay
Joyce Nelson: I will
Mother  Kate: and send it to the security company as well
Joyce Nelson: Okay..  I will do that
Mother  Kate: then by monday next week
Mother  Kate: try and find out from ur church what and what that they needed to establish in the church
Mother  Kate: so that u can help them do it once u have the money deliver to u
Joyce Nelson: Okay
Mother  Kate: do u have motherless babies home near u there??
Joyce Nelson: Yes
Joyce Nelson: It's called The Boys Home.  Some of the boys have mothers, but they gave them away because the boys were bad in school
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: u know that u will also help them with some amount of money too??
Joyce Nelson: Yes. I give them money all the time
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: that's beautiful
Joyce Nelson: Yes
Mother  Kate: u have to help them with part of the money too
Joyce Nelson: Yes.  I enjoy contributing to charities
Joyce Nelson: I think I may have paid my way into Heaven
Mother  Kate: yes of course
Mother  Kate: try and be closer to our God Almighty
Mother  Kate: it helps very well
Joyce Nelson: Yes, Mother Kate
Mother  Kate: and u know what exactly it means when our God is closer to someone..?
Mother  Kate: there is no weapon form against the person that will prosper
Joyce Nelson: It forms an unstoppable being, much like Sylar on Heroes
Mother  Kate: yes
Mother  Kate: i wil always pray for u too
Joyce Nelson: I will pray for you too
Mother  Kate: i have to go now
Joyce Nelson: Me too
Joyce Nelson: I will be going to bed.  It's getting late
Joyce Nelson: Goodnight.  I am so glad to have met you.

Late that night, I sent the following email to Mother Kate, and a similar message to Mr. Daniel...


Hello Mother Kate,

As requested, I have sent the money to Mr. Daniel.  Here is the claims details from Western Union:

MTCN: 7003681580
Sender: Joyce Nelson Cooper / 9001 Mail Service Center / Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
Receiver: Mr Nwakasi I. Daniel / 48 Airport Road, Ajao Estate / Lagos, Nigeria 23401
Test Question:  What color?
Answer:  White
Amount:  $1570

Peace be with you,

Joyce


Early the next morning, the scammer took the fake info to Western Union and, of course, left embarrassed and empty handed.

Later that morning, I received the following email from Mother Kate...


Hello Sister Joyce,
       Calvary greetings to you and your family.
How are you doing for today?,i hope fine and good?,how is your weekend sister Joyce?,i believe that it is great?,and how is church yesterday?,i believe that you feel our good Lord's holy spsirit of conforts in you yesterday?,if so,thanks always be to our God Almighty,Amen.
        I thank you for your reply yesterday with the MTCN as requested by the security company,but i am sending this again to let you know that i am so surprise as i open m,y email now and see what the security company sent to me,and they complained bitterly again saying that the MTCN did not match any transfer,and that the western union agent whom wanted to pay them the money revealed to them that the two problems which might have caused this,is either you made a mistake on the MTCN you sent to them,or that you did not send any money at all...,but i have sent an e-mail to them now pleading with them that the problem will be resolved very soon.
           Again,they complained about your phone number which i sent to them,they said that the phone number is NOT VALID,and that they needed your valid phone number to call you once they deliver the money.
     Please sister Joyce,you know that i strongly rely on you and know that you won't let me down,please do help me scan the western union payment slip which was given to you by the western union after you send the money and send it to me so that i can be able to forward it to the security company and confirm to them that you sent the money as claimed,or you can scan the slip and send it to them,please.
      I am so worried about this problem because i needed you to have the money delivered to you so that you can be able to take some money out of the money and pay me a visit here in this hospital..please!!!,i am pleading with you in the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST do help me out soonest.
     I will be glad to hear from you soonest.
May God bless you and your family in Jesus name,Amen.
Your's Sister In Christ Jesus,
Mother Kate Williams.

And the following email from Mr. Daniel...


HELLO MRS JOYCE NELSON,

ONBEHALF OF THE INTERNATIONAL SECURE TRUST FUND LIMITED,WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR MAXIMUM CO-OPERATION,BUT WE ARE WRITING TO COMPLAIN BITTERLY TO YOU THAT THERE IS NO MATCH FOUND AFTER THE WESTERN UNION AGENT TRY TO PAY US THE MONEY YOU CLAIMED THAT YOU SENT.

AND THE WESTERN UNION AGENT PROCEED IN EXPLAINING TO US THAT IT IS EITHER YOU MADE A MISTAKE ON THE MTCN YOU SENT TO US,OR THAT YOU DID NOT MAKE ANY TRANSACTION AT ALL VIA WESTERN UNION AS YOU CLAIM.

I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE LITTLE DELAY SO FAR FROM YOU BECAUSE OUR DELIVERY TEAM SUPPOSE TO HAVE THE MONEY DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR-STEP AS PLANNED EARLIER BY TOMORROW AND YOU ARE TO HAVE THE MONEY RECIEVED BY WEDNESDAY TOO,BUT AS THINGS WERE GOING ON NOW,WE CANNOT DELIVER THE MONEY TO YOU UNTIL WE HAVE THE COMPLETION OF OUR BILL FROM YOU.

LIKE WE SAID EARLIER,WE RECIEVE THE TOTAL SUM OF ELEVEN THOUSAND US DOLLARS ONLY($11,000.00) FROM MRS KATE WILLIAMS VIA WESTERN UNION TOO,AND THERE IS NO PROBLEM OR ERROR WHEN THE MONEY WAS BEEN CLAIMED.

TRY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE TO HAVE THIS PROBLEMS RETIFIED IMMEDIATLY SO THAT WE CAN PROCEED WITH THE DELIVERY AS PLANNED.

WE HAVE SENT AN E-MAIL TO MRS KATE WILLIAMS ABOUT THIS PROBLEMS AND WE LET HER KNOW THAT WE HAVEN'T AS WELL RECIEVED THE MONEY YOU CLAIMED THAT YOU SENT.

ANOTHER IMPORTANT THING THAT SURPRISES US THE INTERNATIONAL SECURE TRUST FUND LIMITED IS THAT YOUR PHONE NUMBER WHICH MRS KATE WILLIAMS SENT TO US IS NOT VALID,SO WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING ON??.

TRY AND GETBACK TO US AS SOON AS YOU READ THIS E-MAIL SO THAT WE CAN PROCEED.

THANKS FOR YOUR MAXIMUM CO-OPERATION MRS JOYCE NELSON.

WARMELY REGARDS,
MR DANIEL,
(OPERATION MANAGER,ISTFL)

Later that day...


Mother  Kate: are u there sister?
Joyce Nelson: Hello
Joyce Nelson: I'm here
Mother  Kate: How are u doing?
Joyce Nelson: I'm fine.  How are you?
Mother  Kate: i am fine too
Mother  Kate: but so worried
Joyce Nelson: Why?
Mother  Kate: i just recieve an email from the security company few hours ago and they are still complaining about the MTCN u sent to them
Mother  Kate: they said that it is not correct
Mother  Kate: do u recieve my email ?
Joyce Nelson: Yes
Joyce Nelson: I just read it
Mother  Kate: ok
Joyce Nelson: I am so sorry
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: can u help me check the slip and know if u made any mistake in the MTCN u sent to me
Joyce Nelson: Mother Kate...
Joyce Nelson: May I make a confession to you?
Mother  Kate: yes
Mother  Kate: am all ears
Joyce Nelson: I didn't send the money
Mother  Kate: why?
Joyce Nelson: I didn't want to lie
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: so what happen?
Joyce Nelson: The Devil made me do it

Note from James:  I then invited Mother Kate to view my webcam...

Joyce Nelson: I need your help
Joyce Nelson: Once you get well
Mother  Kate: yes
Mother  Kate: what help?
Joyce Nelson: I need you to come to North Carolina to visit me
Joyce Nelson: and exorcise the demon that dwells within me
Mother  Kate: ok
Mother  Kate: so what made u not to send the money and u told me that u have sent it?
Joyce Nelson: The Devil
Joyce Nelson: or maybe my demon
Joyce Nelson: Or maybe an unholy combo of the two
Mother  Kate: again,why do u write at all to the security company to tell them that u send the money too?
Joyce Nelson: Still the devil
Joyce Nelson: Surely you understand, Mother Kate
Mother  Kate: so what are we going to do now??
Joyce Nelson: I don't know
Joyce Nelson: I really need to rid myself of this demon
Joyce Nelson: Before it decides to kill again


Mother  Kate: are u still sending the money to them or not?
Joyce Nelson: Probably not
Mother  Kate: why?
Joyce Nelson: That would be stupid
Mother  Kate: why would it be stupid?
Joyce Nelson: You know...
Joyce Nelson: giving
Mother  Kate: yes
Joyce Nelson: Yeah
Joyce Nelson: Giving = Stupid
Mother  Kate: so why do u now made me to send the only money i have with me here when u know that i don't have enough money to pay for my drugs and feed?
Mother  Kate: why do u do this to me sister Joyce?
Joyce Nelson: I told you
Mother  Kate: u told me what?
Joyce Nelson: 'Twasn't me.  'Twas the devil
Joyce Nelson: Surely, you can't hold me responsible for that
Mother  Kate: but u said u are a devoted christian?
Joyce Nelson: Yeah
Mother  Kate: so why are u doing this to me?
Mother  Kate: and why do u allow the demon or whatever to control u?
Joyce Nelson: He mostly shows up when I'm drunk
Mother  Kate: so u are not going to re-send the money again??
Joyce Nelson: Not unless the demon makes me
Joyce Nelson: and that's not his style
Mother  Kate: u made me cry like a baby as i type to u now
Joyce Nelson: Please, mother
Joyce Nelson: Don't be a whiny bitch about it
Mother  Kate: i have to go now
Joyce Nelson: OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joyce Nelson: DEMON TALKING
Joyce Nelson: NOT ME!!!!!!!
Joyce Nelson:
Mother  Kate: and will tell the security company not to communicate with u again
Mother  Kate: and will also tell them not to deliver the money to u too
Joyce Nelson: But I want to GIVE, sister
Mother  Kate: u let me down
Mother  Kate: u are not serious
Joyce Nelson: I am serious, but it is the demon that is controling my thoughts and actions
Joyce Nelson: Please remove it over Yahoo Messenger
Joyce Nelson: It starting to speak in tongues
Joyce Nelson: It is shouting the word "MUGU"

Note from James:  For those unaware, "mugu" is a word in the Nigerian's language that translates to "fool."  It seems to be their biggest insult.

Mother  Kate: u said what?
Joyce Nelson: I think that may be demon language
Joyce Nelson: and I think the word may translate to Dr. Pepper because I have the sudden urge to drink one
Mother  Kate: don't u ever email me or chat with me again
Joyce Nelson: You're talking about the demon, right?
Joyce Nelson: But you and I are still cool?
Mother  Kate: i have told u after this,don't ever contact me again
Joyce Nelson: So you are refusing to slay the mighty demon?