Skip to comments.The Long, Weird History of the Nigerian E-Mail Scam
Posted on 05/21/2013 2:33:52 PM PDT by nickcarrawayEdited on 05/21/2013 3:32:50 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
EARLIER THIS YEAR, thousands of people checked their e-mail and found a surprise: An American soldier needed help, and there was something in it for them. Their correspondent was a sergeant stationed in Iraq, he explained. He had accumulated millions in hundred-dollar bills—the older ones being phased out by the Treasury—from the cash brought into the country by the American occupation. The soldier needed to launder this money, fast, and needed a stateside bank account to do it. In return for a cut of the total, could he use yours?
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You mean there aint a zillion dollars sitting in a bank
just waiting for me........
I don’t like where this writer is going with this. These letters are not all frauds are they?
I particularly enjoyed reading the account of the Harvard professor who lost over $50,000 in this scam. So smart. So educated. So much one of the minds who train our presidential contenders each election season.
The most successful advance payment con in history is Social Security, closely followed by Medicare.
I owned a small financial services company in 1989. One day I got a typewritten 2-page letter, with the pages attached by a straight sewing pin. It was mailed from Nigeria, and was a classic Nigerian scam.
I had never heard of such a scam before, but after checking around to see whether we should make the investment, we decided against it.
So we didn’t lose any money in my first Nigerian scam solicitation.
But we did lose our shirts a few years later and had to put our company into state receivership. But that’s another story.
Sometimes answer them using name Do We Cheat’em Howe
Just to mess with ‘em.........
My choice would be government inflation as the best advance payment scan.
I've rented the hall and the catering, the church is prepped and my Nigerian bride will be here Saturday .... You'e All Invited To The Wedding !!!
I must be on all of the scammers email list because I get at least 2 a day.
Social Security was great when the life expectancy was 64 years.
There was a FReeper who “played” several of these scammers VERY well,and posted the utterly ludicrous photos he insisted his “investors” demanded. Much hilarity ensued.
You need to go to www.ebolamonkeyman.com to get the lowdown on people fighting back against the scammers!
A hilarious website.
Try this link for some info and laughs about those scam artists. http://forum.419eater.com/forum/index.php
It is fun to read what happens when the scammers’ get scammed.
See my post above!
I found Algore’s lockbox in the Lost Dutchman Mine.
Any scam succeeds merely because someone hopes to get something that they do not deserve....call it greed. The embarrassment and sometimes shame that goes with being conned prevents people from filing criminal complaints. All too frequently the scammers prey on those in their older years who may not have their full faculties about them.
Duey Cheatem and Howe aren’t they the Tappet Brothers legal team???
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