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Posted: November 6th, 2009, 3:53pm Report to Moderator
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I haven't been around here in awhile, but earlier today I checked my email and found this:
Look fishy to say the least...

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Dear Hylton ,
Am forwarding this mail which was sent to me by Mr.Jani THILTGES of Samsa Film Production's request to begin negotiation with you on how to buy your script AFTER THE TRADE.
Am Martin Sanders,an independent script agent and as you can see from the forwarded mail,my client needs the script by next week wednesday and I have brokered a deal on your behalf to the tune of $48,000 for the script,to be paid  latest by Tuesday next week.
To this end,I will be sending to you the hardcopy contract documents via secured and registered courrier which you are expected to read and consent to.I will advice payment by certified cheque as soon as i receive the signed documents from you, and other required informations which are attached to the documents that i will be sending to you.
Should you feel interested in selling your scripts,my sourcing fee is $3000.$1000 up-front payment must be paid to  before I forward the contract documents to you ,while the remaining balance will be paid after you receive your full payment..Please for safe and secure payment,use Moneygram or Western union money transfer.Please make payment for the up-front brokering fee  to my secretary:
Mr Charles Ekwonye
46 jillote Ratder Avenue ,
NE 79764,
Tel:              (352)-45 27654          
Send payment details for verification and your full postal address for delivery to this email.Please do not make payment in the name of any other person except my secretary.
In addition,I would also like to know how much you are willing to part with the script.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Martin Sanders,
46 jillote Ratder Avenue ,
NE 79764,
Tel:              (352)-45 27654          

--- On Wed, 28/10/09, Samsa-Films wrote:

From: Dilip Kungwani
Subject: Re:The Film Script.
Date: Wednesday, 28 October, 2009, 12:15 PM
Dear Mr. Sanders,
After careful  review of the scripts which you sent to us,We wish to inform you that we are desirous to buy the script AFTER THE TRADE.
To this end,we would like you to contact the writer immediately and begin the buying processes.We want you settle the deal before next week Wednesday so that we can have the script for production.
Please inform him that all coresspondence,questions,enquiries and matters relating to the buying of this script SHOULD be addressed to you.We will not entertain any request or enquiry from him or his representatives.
238C, rte de Luxembourg L-8077 BERTRANGE
Phone:               (352) 45 19 60-1        
Fax: (352) 44 24 29
web site:
Below is your authorization letter.
October, 12 2009
We, Jani THILTGES and Claude WARINGO
; of legal ages, have named, constituted and appointed and by these presents do hereby NAME, CONSTITUTE and APPOINT, MARTIN SANDERS of legal age, to be my/our true and lawful Attorney-In-Fact, for me/our and in my/our name, place and stead, for my/our own use and benefit, to do and perform all or any of the following acts, deeds and things, to wit:
To sign, execute and deliver deed of absolute purchase, contract or any other instrument or document of whatever kind, as maybe necessary or proper as said Attorney- in-Fact may, in his discretion, deem to be my/ our best interest.
To demand, collect, receive and accept the film script and if in check to endorse and to pay cash to the writer in any third party and/or any bank or banking institution
at whatever price deemed necessary.
HEREBY GIVING and GRANTING unto my/ our said attorney-in-fact full power and authority to do and perform any and every act, thing whatsoever requisite or necessary or proper to be done in and about the buying of the script, as fully to all intents and purposes as I/we might or could do if personally present shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of these presents with full power of substitution and revocation, and hereby ratifying and confirming all that my/our said attorney or her substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have hereunto affixed our signature this October day of ______12______, 2009 at County of BERTRANGE,Luxembourg
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Posted: November 6th, 2009, 4:03pm Report to Moderator
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He wants to give you $48,000 for a three page short?  I'm going to say scam!
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