Bert Goodman : elderley care home resident
Mr Smith: CEO Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Smith is trying to deliver a pallet load of cash to Bert. The delivery company will need paying and the plan is to use a certain logistics company to deliver the courier's fee in cash.
Bert -> Smith
Smith -> BertHello Mr Smith.
I hope you are keeping well. Myself, I'm feeling much recovered these days.
I know it's been a long time but I'd really like to now get our
business concluded. After considerable thought, over the last several
months, I have some projects in mind, which $10.5 million would allow
me to support. Projects that would uplift the world in some minor way.
My recent experience of being so severely ill has made me even more
convinced that we should strive to leave a positive mark in this
world, however small that mark may be. Our stay here is brief.
May I thank you again for being so patient while I recovered from
illness and keeping my delivery safe until I was ready to receive it.
Could you advise on what our next steps should be? My memory of the
previous abortive delivery is, I must confess, rather hazy. What I do
recall is that we must be vigilant, as there are imposters, at every
turn, ready to steal that to which they are not entitled.
Bert -> Smith
The next step now is to get this package delivered to your house address by handing it over to the Delivery Company after knowing you will be ready for that.
Smith -> Bert
Dear Mr Smith,
I'd like delivery in cash, the same as we arranged before.
Are you still using ABC? Their delivery fee was around $3000 I think. I remember that I'd considered that expensive and went shopping around but that's where it all went wrong. Going against your advice, I found a budget operator on the internets somewhere and paid them the delivery fee. By the time I realized they were fraudsters, it was too late.
So this time, I just want to stick with ABC. I know they can offer the levels of security appropriate for an amount of this size. Delivery charges have probably gone up a bit since last year and the covid protocols will also make their operations more expensive. That's something I'm prepared for.
If those arrangements are still ok with you, we can go ahead. I'll confirm the exact transportation and delivery details with ABC in due course.
and about 2 minutes later
We have a ABC company in which we partners with for a long while, so if you are ready, let me know,so that I'll make inquiry about the delivery charge from them and get back to you.
Smith -> Bert
Bert -> Smith
Well, I've emailed them, and fortunately they got back to me earlier than expected.
After having told them about our interest in the delivery of the package, they prepared for every necessary info and documents,as well as the delivery charges including the Covid related laws which results the amount to be the sum of $7,950.00 (Seven thousand, nine hundred and fifty dollars).
Good afternoon Mr Smith,
I hope you are well.
Thank you for the ABC delivery quote. Higher than previously but I was expecting that. As a percentage of the $10.5M, it's less than 0.1%, and so remains excellent value. I need to have complete confidence both that my delivery arrives safely and also that ABC are paid in a secure manner.
As I've explained. I prefer to use cash wherever possible. The tax authorities in the UK forever poking their noses into citizen's private business. Cash transactions mean that my private business can indeed remain exactly that, private. I intend to use the $10.5M to support several worthy causes, not to be stolen by the taxman and frittered away on hospitals, schools and the like. I hope you will continue to understand my preferences in this regard.
On account of the sum involved, you will remember that I previously examined carefully all the security aspects of ABC's operating procedure. I'd like to confirm that ABC can still meet those requirements. Should I check through these points with you or should I contact ABC directly? In particular, the delivery van needs several security officers. Could you confirm if current best practice is for them to carry firearms or not? The van itself previously met a NATO specification for the transport of high value cargo. Is that still the case? In simple terms, it would need specialist equipment to break into it. Plus, it obviously needs to be electronically trackable at all times.
I will need to rendezvous with the van at a discreet location, to be agreed nearer the time. but within a 200 mile radius of London Heathrow. It will be nowhere near Firstcare. Finally, as I'm unable to move heavy items, I will will need the ABC staff to transfer the cash to my vehicle. Can you confirm that, as previously, this is included as part of their service?
As always, thank you for your assistance.
to be continued...