Skip to comments.Woman out $400K to 'Nigerian scam' con artists (Investigator: Worst example of scam he's seen)
Posted on 11/11/2008 11:21:25 PM PST by Stoat
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What has this to do with API?
I had a good scam a few years back.
I say good, because I did think it was very clever.
I didn’t fall for it,, but I could see where a lot of people could.
I received a letter from some Indian village or something down New Mexico way,, some ministry thanking me for the big pledge. I ignored it. then,, weeks later, got another letter asking me when I’d send the money. I ignored it. Kept getting letters pleading for me to send the money, saying they had spent and bought kids blankets, food and all based on my huge pledge (can’t remember if there was an amount listed,, but it was all PO box return address. About 15 years or more ago)Just kept sending me mail telling me the hardship I had caused and how badly they needed the money. This was before computers, so, all i remember is there was no real way to contact them other than through their PO box telling me to send my pledge.
They eventually stopped sending mail,, but it was very humorous and clever.
I didn’t mention API
Wow... one naturally wonders how many folks they snared by this. Hopefully the guilty party (ies) are now in a very, very dark place.
People could still get taken in by something like this, and I’m glad that you posted an account of your experience so that everyone will be aware of what sort of vile people are out there.
I spotted that too; and my first thought was "She's vastly overpaid!"
I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad being scammed. I don’t understand what the FBI is talking about - sure it’s your Dad’s money but if he’s being ripped off, law enforcement is not supposed to just stand by and let that happen!
I know this is small comfort, but if you’d like to see a little revenge against these creeps in action, check out 419eaters.com. They turn the tables on these guys and scam THEM, in hilarious ways. It’s amazing what they can get these thieves to do if they think they’re going to get money.
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