In his recent TiVoblogging, V the K accuses the First Lady's assistant of killing President Palmer to expatriate a large sum of money from Nigeria. Well, V was on to something even if he didn't know it—he just had the wrong culprit.
A few weeks back, we at Blogs4Bauer received a request from Mr. Luis Rakotozafy of Madagascar. It seems his father was killed while en route to visit the family of the President of Togo, who died in February 2005, "on a good Saturday." He and his family then fled Madagascar to South Africa, and from there to Europe, leaving behind a small fortune of $8.5 million dollars. He has offered to share 20% of said funds with us, if we can help him get that money out of Africa.
Mr. Rakotozafy didn't know what he was getting into when he got Jack Bauer on the case.
To read the initial exchange between Mr. Rakotozafy and Jack Bauer, click on the image at the left.
Needless to say, Jack was a little suspicious at first. After all, who gave Mr. Rakotozafy his email address? Was Dr. Rakotozafy (Mr. Rakotozafy's father) killed by terrorists? Also needless to say, Jack was quick to guarantee his assistance. After all, as he said,
If I can handle two attempted assasinations, a viral threat, a nuclear threat, and the threat of a nerve gas attack on the United States, then I can certainly keep your money safe while it is recovered.Shortly thereafter, Jack received a response from Mr. Rakotozafy. It seems that in order to complete the transaction, he would need a copy of a driver's license and a fax number. Oh, and apparently Dr. Rakotozafy was not killed by terrorists, but his own driver.
Jack was naturally still suspicious. How does Mr. Rakotozafy know that his father's driver wasn't mixed up with terrorism? But he was quick to provide the necessary identification and contact items. His driver's license is at the right (special thanks to The Man for whipping that one up), and he just happens to have a fax account with eFax. He does not hand out his phone number to just anyone, though, so he refused to turn that over. You can read this second exchange by clicking on the image at the left.
We don't know that Mr. Rakotozafy will respond again, but if he does, we'll keep you posted. In the meantime, we welcome your suggestions for other things that Jack Bauer might say in this circumstance, and of course suggestions as to how we can get this guy to exert the most possible effort (and maybe even spend a little cash) to get Jack's help.
As Jack keeps reminding Mr. Rakotozafy, the clock is ticking...
UPDATE: Jack Needs Your Help!!
Mr. Rakotozafy is insisting that Jack give him a phone number. Jack needs you to help him think of a good reason why he can't give out a phone number that sounds just plausible enough to string this guy along. Any ideas?