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July 13, 2004

Scambaiting

I'm sure all of you have received at least half a dozen of those emails from the brother of the deposed president of Nigeria who wants to smuggle millions of dollars out of the country and would be willing to skim off several boxes of ziti to compensate you for the trouble of aiding him. All you need to do is send him your bank account information and we're good to go.

And you're always wondering, who would be stupid enough to fall for such an obvious scam as this? Well, apparently some of the guys writing the scamming notes in the first place, amusingly enough. At least, that's what the boys at 419eater.com have been finding out. In the BBC story, they actually got one of these guys to send them a picture of himself and $80! Now that would be satisfying.

Posted by paulette at July 13, 2004 12:34 PM | TrackBack
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