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  • San Jose Woman Duped Out Of $500K In Nigerian Online Dating Scam

    01/16/2014 7:14:47 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    CBS Local ^ | January 15, 2014
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A San Jose woman bilked out of $500,000 by a Nigerian scam artist on a dating website luckily recovered $200,000 from a bank in Turkey, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. The case of the 66-year-old woman conned out of her money through a meeting on should serve as a warning about fraud schemes on international dating sites, Deputy District Attorney Cherie Bourland said. “You get the love drug in you and you end up getting duped,” Bourland said. The victim, a divorcee, joined ChristianMingle and befriended a Nigerian man who...
  • Ted Cruz: Nigerian emailers run Affordable Care Act site

    10/22/2013 5:36:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies ^ | 10/22/13 | Tal Kopan
    At a well-received “Welcome Home” speech in Houston on Monday night, Sen. Ted Cruz managed to find a silver lining in the problems with the Affordable Care Act exchange website. “You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately,” Cruz joked, according to the Houston Chronicle. “They all have been hired to run the Obamacare website.” Cruz was speaking to a tea party crowd filling the headquarters of the King Street Patriots in his hometown Monday night, and he said it was good to be back. “I’ve spent the past month in...
  • New Twist on the Nigerian Scam?

    05/07/2012 6:30:02 AM PDT · by cuban leaf · 44 replies ^ | 5/7/2012 | e-mail
    I answered an ad in the Kentucky website used by my town for free classifieds. It listed my town in central KY as the location. The ad was for the truck described below for $3,000. But look at the response I got back below. Is it a twist on the Nigerian scam. Your thoughts? (some information redacted) -------------------------------- Hey, This is XXXXX. I received your email about my 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 4X4. The truck is in great shape. It was always garaged and never smoked in. It has minor scratches, normal for the age. No mechanical or electrical...
  • Embezzled Virginia funds funneled to Nigeria

    08/30/2011 8:07:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 29, 2011 | David Sherfinski
    The former treasurer of Goochland County, Va., who has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $200,000 in public funds, funneled the money to a shadowy figure in Nigeria, according to a Virginia state audit released Monday and the prosecutor in the case. Brenda Grubbs was arrested on Feb. 2 for attempted embezzlement and effectively resigned her position on Feb. 11. She pleaded guilty to a 20-count indictment earlier this month. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 13, and she faces life in prison. The audit, conducted by the state Auditor of Public Accounts, said Grubbs stole the money through a series of...
  • Scam Alert: "Terrible Trip..." - Your friend stuck in ...

    03/14/2011 12:30:06 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 38 replies
    self | Mar 15, 2011 | self
    Subject: Terrible Trip......Jxxxx XXXXXXXX From: Jxxxxxxx Date: Monday To: undisclosed recipients: ; I'm writing this with tears in my eyes,I came down to London England for a short vacation and i was mugged at gun point last night,all cash,credit cards and cell were stolen off,It was so scary just happy I still have my life and passport. I've been to the embassy and the Police here thank God they are really helping with a return flight and our fight leaves in few hours from now,but we are only having problems settling our hotel bills before leaving I need you to...
  • Nine people sue Solon woman,two Cleveland lawyers for alleged African inheritance scam

    03/31/2010 2:27:03 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 41 replies · 1,386+ views ^ | March 31, 2010 | Peter Krouse
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Most people don't fall for the African inheritance scam where a huge sum of money sits in a foreign bank account waiting to be claimed -- but at a price. But some do. Nine people, including several from the Cleveland area, sued a Solon woman and two lawyers this week claiming they duped the plaintiffs into helping the woman recover $14.5 million left behind in the African nation of Burkina Faso. The lawsuit, filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, claims Willia Burton and two attorneys from Baker Hostetler in Cleveland persuaded the plaintiffs to give her...
  • Internet hustlers go after Madoff victims (Nigerians' new sucker targets)

    03/10/2010 9:26:34 AM PST · by Liz · 30 replies · 465+ views
    The Securities Investor Protection Corp web site has an apparent imposter, soliciting Madoff victims. A Nigerian scam sought to steal their personal info claiming they had $1.3 million in Madoff money stashed in Malaysia. Burned investors were urged to mail in their "most recent brokerage account statement." The shady group claimed to be based in Geneva, with ties to the UN and IMF but a search of the domain name showed Victor Oladipo, Nigeria, created the site last August.
  • Nigerians Impersonating FBI Agents

    02/10/2010 6:19:34 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 21 replies · 555+ views
    Email | 2/9/2010 | CholeraJoe
    Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division FBI Headquarters In Washington, D.C. Federal Bureau Of Investigation J. Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 Attn: Beneficiary, This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an Investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that you legally won the sum of $3,200,000 USD from a Lottery Company outside your country. During our investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via...
  • Mods, we're getting 419 scam'd

    04/06/2009 11:11:07 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 41 replies · 1,383+ views | April 6, 2009
    Some person named "Azul Ajan" sent this to me: Dear Friend, First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction.This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly CONFIDENTIAL AND TOP SECRET. However after series of petition was recieved by this present cregime from foreign contractors and inability of the BANK OF AFRICA to fulfill their obligation for the payment to its foreign creditors, in conjunction with the council of ministers, they mandated us to carry out a careful and comprehensive review of all overdue payments to foreign contractors and to effect payments immediately. During the above mentioned process,...
  • Woman out $400K to 'Nigerian scam' con artists (Investigator: Worst example of scam he's seen)

    11/11/2008 11:21:25 PM PST · by Stoat · 126 replies · 7,672+ views
    KATU-TV (Oregon) ^ | November 11, 2008 | Anna Song
    Woman out $400K to 'Nigerian scam' con artists  Story Updated: Nov 11, 2008 at 9:07 PM PST By Anna Song KATU News and Web Staff SWEET HOME, Ore. – Janella Spears doesn’t think she’s a sucker or an easy mark. Besides her work as a nursing administrator, Spears – no relation to the well-known pop star – also teaches CPR and is a reverend who has married many couples. She also communicates with lightning-fast sign language with her hearing-impaired husband.So how did this otherwise lucid, intelligent woman end up sending nearly half a million dollars to a bunch...
  • Nigerian Police Probe Obama Fundraising Dinner

    08/22/2008 6:44:19 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 16 replies · 317+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 8/22/08 | 2008 Reuters
    LAGOS - Nigeria's anti-corruption police were questioning the head of the stock exchange after she organised a gala dinner in support of Barack Obama's U.S. presidential campaign which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Scambaiters Turn Tables on Nigerian E-Mail Scam Artists

    03/18/2008 1:42:46 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies · 1,579+ views ^ | March 18, 2008
    Revenge is sweet — and thanks to tattoo ink, sometimes permanent — for a growing legion of "scambaiters" who have taken it upon themselves to punish the thieves behind those Nigerian e-mail scams. Posting their exploits online, scambaiters are turning the tables on the scam artists, conning the cons who have bilked unsuspecting people out of countless millions of dollars in a common scam referred to as the "419 scam" or advance-fee fraud. Typically, scammers start an e-mail relationship and get their victims to send money to people who claim to be dying or who need help to free a...
  • Why Hillary should go to White House (plus DFU email to this member of the Uganda parliament)

    01/18/2008 12:25:24 AM PST · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 167+ views ^ | 1-17-08 | Rose Namayanja
    Why Hillary should go to White House Thursday, 17th January, 2008 Hillary speaks at her New Hampshire presidential primary election rally By Rose Namayanja THE 2008 presidential race in America is a major test for democracy in that country. If he scoops it, Barack Hussein Obama will be the first black president. Likewise, Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the first woman president. Both options are history making. If the mid-term elections where the Democrats attained majority in Congress are to be a precursor to the presidential elections, then Democrats stand a chance to regain the White House. I’m an ardent...
  • Family fleeced in elaborate scam

    06/16/2007 3:45:01 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 8 replies · 274+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 16, 2007 | Staff Reporter
    A Queensland family has been fleeced of more than $1.3 million in an elaborate variation of a scam that persuades people to part with large sums of money so they can retrieve an overseas inheritance, police say. The fraud has become known as the Nigerian 419 scam. Steven Baker, a member of the Queensland family who lost up to $1.5 million, has told police he was approached by a friend who believed her father, whom she had never met, had left a $US17 million ($20.38 million) estate when he passed away. He said the woman had never met her father,...
  • { Mary Winkler } Preacher's wife tried to pass bad checks

    04/14/2007 5:58:36 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 663+ views
    AP via KnoxNews ^ | 4/14/7 | Beth Rucker
    SELMER, Tenn. (AP) _ Bank tellers testified Saturday that a preacher's wife accused of murdering her husband was in financial trouble and that the bank had caught her trying to deposit bad checks. Prosecutors said the Winklers' bank account at Regions Bank in Selmer was overdrawn by $5,000, and that bank employees called Mary Winkler several times in the days before her husband's death. Diane Hollingsworth, a teller at Regions Bank, said she talked with Mary Winkler on March 21, 2006 _ one day before Matthew Winkler was found shot to death in the church parsonage in this west Tennessee...
  • Preacher's wife: 'My ugly came out'

    04/13/2007 7:43:04 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 29 replies · 1,088+ views
    CNN ^ | 4/13/07 | Staff
    SELMER, Tennessee -- A preacher's wife told authorities she shot her husband after a long buildup of domestic problems, according to an audiotape that prosecutors played Friday at her murder trial. SNIP Investigators have said she admitted shooting her husband on March 22, 2006, and that it had something to do with his constant criticism. On the tape, she says the couple's domestic problems had reached a boiling point after many years of conflict. "It's just a lot of stupid stuff," she said. "I love him dearly, but gosh, he just nailed me in the ground. ... The first of...
  • Ms Helena Needs Your Help (Nigerian Scam via Freep Mail)

    03/14/2007 2:54:58 AM PDT · by Verax · 45 replies · 1,282+ views
    My Freep Mail ^ | 03/14/2007 | Helena Nana
    From Ms Helen Nana Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire West Africa. (URGENT ASSISTANCE NEEDED) NB/ Please reply me direct through my private email address ( Dearest One. Good a thing to write you. I have a proposal for you-this however is not mandatory nor will in any manner compel you to honour against your will. I am Helen Nana, 21 years old and the only Daughter of my late parents Mr.and Mrs Nana. My father was a highly reputable busnness magnet-(a cocoa merchant)who operated in the capital city of Ivory coast during his days. It is sad to say that he passed...
  • Hilarious eMail probably from Nigeria

    10/14/2006 8:38:55 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies · 1,724+ views
    eMail sent most likely from Nigeria... | your guess is as good as mine | (MRS.) JULIAN ROY Probably not...
    I received the following electronic epistle just exactly as you see it... pathetic grammar, formatting, and all. ®BMW MOTOR NOTIFICATION BMW COMPANY UK®. An Affiliate of Bmw Uk. 28 TANFIELD ROAD, LONDON, UK. Sir/Madam, We are pleased to inform you of the release, of the long awaited results of the BMW CAR INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION PROGRAM held on the 11TH october, 2006.You were entered as dependent clients with: Reference Number BMW:2551256003/23 and Secret pin code x7pwyz2006 and. Your email address attached to the ticket number: 2752246896 that drew the lucky winning number, which consequently won the sweepstake in the first category,in...
  • Web scam: R you the one? Con artists troll dating sites

    08/08/2006 4:18:27 AM PDT · by Panerai · 13 replies · 1,311+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 08/08/2006 | Jessica Fargen
    Like a lot of the women on dating Web sites, Lynn divorcee Carol Cormier was looking for love. What she found turned out to be too good to be true, and now she’s on a mission to save other singles from being ensnared in a shockingly widespread online romance scam. “The only thing I tell them is you opened up your heart and a jerk fell in,” said Cormier, 57, who almost lost thousands to a Nigerian who used a phony model’s photo to woo her and then tried to bilk her out of her savings. Cormier says she’s one...
  • A Nigerian US Marine Captain

    05/26/2006 4:52:14 AM PDT · by Jeff Gordon · 24 replies · 1,099+ views
    Email | Recently | CAPTAIN BRIAN JAMES, USMC
    Dear friend, Let me start to introduce myself. I am Captain Brian James of the US marine force currently serving in Iraq. My troops were deployed here in Iraq since the starting of the war, though I have visited home trice since then. Just last week Friday 19th May, 2006 we received an urgent call from Baghdad that some terrorists were camping there and my troops were sent there to forestall their activities. On perceiving our presence, they first opened attack on us. There was nothing we could do rather than returning fire. We were really under heavy fire. Finally,...
  • UCI Psychiatrist Bilked by Nigerian E-Mails (had claimed Reagan had diminished mental ability)

    03/02/2006 4:01:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies · 2,557+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2, 2006 | William Lobdell,
    A renowned psychiatrist from UC Irvine was duped into squandering at least $1.3 million of his family's fortune on a Nigeria Internet scam, according to a lawsuit recently filed by his son. ...Louis Gottschalk, a neuroscientist, is the founding chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at UCI College of Medicine. He gained national prominence by announcing in 1987 that President Reagan had been suffering from diminished mental ability as early as 1980. He came to this conclusion by using the Gottschalk-Gleser scales, an internationally used diagnostic tool he helped develop for charting impairments in brain function, to...
  • I want to make a huge donation to your website. Can you help me?

    10/09/2005 9:20:54 AM PDT · by Bala Adamu · 8 replies · 302+ views
    Bala Adamu
    My name is Senator Bala Adamu, the chairman of the Senate committee on Pension, insurance and manpower development in the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am writing you to earnestly Solicit for your assistance in helping to make a huge donation to your website, as part of a transaction deal. Free Republic is my favorite website, and I welcome the opportunity to allow you to share in a recent cash windfall. THE PROPOSITION: We have the sum of US$29,000,000.00 (Twenty Nine Million Dollars) that we intend to transfer overseas through the assistance of a foreign partner....
  • Islamic Terrorists Take Over Nigeria

    08/14/2005 9:11:52 AM PDT · by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 · 8 replies · 807+ views
    Mass Email Spam ^ | 8/14/05 | Hassan Mohammed
    "Hassan Mohammed" Add to Address Book Subject: Last Wish Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 8:27:41 -0400 Dear Friend, As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Hassan Mohammed a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E.I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer.. It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live,according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone(not even myself)but my business....
  • (VANITY) To close your PAYPAL ACCOUNT

    08/11/2005 2:46:24 PM PDT · by Fawn · 82 replies · 6,138+ views
    Paypal people ^ | August 11,2005 | ME
    ALL--the other day I was discussing the closing of my PayPal account and what they wanted from me in order to do this. I wrote them again to ask them how I can close my account and I wanted to share this with everyone to show you what you have to do in order to close an account with PayPal. Something I will not do and think is totally unreasonable.What I ended up doing is canceling that credit card.Here is their response to requesting the closing of my account that has been locked do to lack of use (I also...
  • NC Man Charged With Illegal Bank Withdrawals (Ali A. Odeh withdrew 4.6 million)

    06/05/2005 12:59:52 PM PDT · by jern · 80 replies · 1,969+ views
    AP ^ | June 5, 2005
    CLINTON, N.C. -- Federal authorities have charged a Clinton man with fixing bank transactions totaling almost $4.3 million to avoid having the withdrawals reported to the Internal Revenue Service. Ali A. Odeh, 36, was indicted by the grand jury last month on 463 charges of structuring a transaction with RBC Centura Bank in Clinton. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Bruce said a bank must report a transaction of $10,000 or more to the IRS. According to court documents, Odeh, also known as Ali Abdel Latif Mbarak and Ali A. M. Thatata, made 463 withdrawals from July 13, 2000, to June 28,...
  • Has Anyone else received a Nigerian Scam Letter in Freepmail?

    06/02/2005 7:03:33 AM PDT · by Maceman · 41 replies · 1,244+ views
    This morning I received the following Nigerian scam-type letter in my Freepmail box. It was sent by a Freeper named abi000, whose account was established May 16, 2005. I don't know why a Freeper would be sending a message like this thru Freepmail, but since there was no way to report the abuse, I thought I'd just do it on a thread and let the moderators decide what to do. Here is the message: Madam Abigel Kabila From abi000 | 06/02/2005 9:24:49 AM EDT replied Madam Abigel Kabila Tel:225 05-80-59-64 Introduction. My Dear, It is my pleasure to contact you...
  • FR-mail received

    06/01/2005 1:15:34 AM PDT · by dakine · 10 replies · 554+ views
    From N’guessan Richard. From richardessan | 06/01/2005 1:12:21 AM PDT new From N’guessan Richard. Abidjan, IvoryCoast, West Africa. Tell - +225 -07- 46- 06- 07 Attn :The Director, In no doubt ,I know that it will be a suprise to you to present this very great dael to you.I decide so after having understood your good reputation.I want you to give me the maximum assistance , not betraying the trust and confidience which I have in you. I am the son of N’guessan Rex. Patrice.My father was kidnapped by the uniformed men and later found dead on sunday 7th...
  • Latest Nigerian scam

    05/25/2005 1:50:13 AM PDT · by bad company · 13 replies · 689+ views
    BC | BC
    THe latest of the seemingly endless Nigerian scams is here. What they are doing now is to agree to buy something from you over an internet site, (e-bay) such as a car. They offer a good price and are willing to pay shipping to nigeria. The rub occurs when you get their money order. It is for too much money. Several thousands over the agreed upon price. They ask you to send them a money order for the difference. You being an honest person do just that. The problem is that the money order they sent you is worthless. The...
  • Latest Nigerian Email Scam Cites Estate of . . . Late Sen. Paul Wellstone!

    03/08/2005 4:08:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 1,048+ views
    Nigerian email scam | governsleast governsbest
    Those Nigerian scammers are getting creative! The classic formulation is, of course, that of some foreign official who has died leaving ill-gotten gains which the scammer would be only too happy to share if the email recipient would willing to let the scammer use his bank account to receive the funds. But in this variation, the deceased government official who has died without identifiable next-of-kin is none other than . . . the late Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota. Just how Wellstone supposedly came by the $9+ million left in a European bank account is not explained! Anyone else receive...
  • 419ers morph into Murder Incorporated [Nigerian spam now threatens to kill recipients]

    07/19/2004 12:49:59 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 19 replies · 1,230+ views
    The Register ^ | July 19, 2004 | Lester Haines
    It's easy to dismiss Nigerian 419 advance fee fraudsters as a bunch of chancers who prey on the gullible and the greedy and occasionally get lucky. After all, a fool and his money are soon parted, and the victims of these scams have brought financial misfortune on themselves, isn't that right?However, reader Ben Whitaker has just received a particularly nasty piece of work with the Lads from Lagos written all over it. He notes: This is a rather sinister twist on 419, where instead of just duping the greedy and stupid, this actually will terrify some new web users, like...
  • Turning the tables on Nigeria's e-mail conmen

    07/14/2004 6:28:00 PM PDT · by Central Scrutiniser · 5 replies · 495+ views
    BBC ^ | 7-13-04 | Dan Damon
    Turning the tables on Nigeria's e-mail conmen By Dan Damon BBC, London Mike is a "scambaiter," dedicated to fighting back against those who send out the notorious 419 e-mails, promising untold wealth to anyone gullible or naive enough to disclose their bank details. Mike asked us not to use his full name because he's dealing with some heavy cross-border criminals. Those who fall for the 419 cons are hoping for millions His group of volunteers at use their computer skills to fool the scammers, to disrupt their crimes, and to have some fun at the scammer's expense. Every day,...
  • $20,000,500,00 Liquified Gas Plant Account ('Nother Nigerian 419 Scam Alert)

    06/22/2004 1:40:56 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 210+ views
    Dear Friend, PROVISION OF BANK ACCOUNT TO DEPOSIT FUNDS I am Barrister Adeniji Johnson, principal Attorney to Daniel Amachree General Manager Finance of Nigeria LNG, World Class Liquified Gas Exporting Company. In November 2002, my client receieved gratification of Twenty Million,Five hundred thousand US Dollars ($20,500,000.00) from the contract awarded to foreign firms for the consrtuction of and maintenance of 250 Million (LPG)gas plant at Warri Refinery. Hence the Funds is under the custody of a security Firm in Nigeria for safe-keeping, I have been mandated by my client (Daniel Amachree ) to seek assistance of a trustworthy foreign...
  • I seek your concept (latest Nigerian scam is Beninian!)

    06/16/2004 9:45:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 663+ views
    "Barrister John" <> | June 16, 2004 | I seek your concept
    Utman & Kokuo Chambers Solicitors & Advocates. 06 BP 1409 Akpakpa Dodomey, Cotonou - Benin Republic. Tel/Fax:+229-601-480. Dear [Tolerance Sucks Rocks], I am Barrister John Kokuo, an attorney at law. First I must solicit your confidence in this transaction.Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. A deceased client of mine, Mr Will Petrie, hereinafter, referred to as my clientele,who was a contractor with Emelite gold mining company here in Benin, a national of your country,...
  • Nigerian Scam with new wrinkle (Your relative died etc etc)

    04/29/2004 12:58:46 AM PDT · by GeronL · 9 replies · 295+ views
    e-mail ( | who knows
    Dear Looney, I am Barrisster Issa Agabi , I am the Personal Attorney to Engr.Michael Looney national of Your country, who used to work with Chevron Company in Nigeria. On the 21st of April 2001, my client, his wife and Their three children were involved in a car accident Along Sagamu/Lagos Express Road. Unfortunately they All Lost their liv es in the event of the accident, since Then I have made several enquiries to your Embassy to Locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his...
  • New version of the Nigerian scam

    03/10/2004 2:19:40 PM PST · by WinOne4TheGipper · 12 replies · 200+ views
    email | unknown | e-mail
    Dear Metz, I am Mr.Babatunde Douglas an accountant with one of the reputable banks in Nigeria. I am also an accounts officer to late Mr. Johnson Metz, a national of your country, who was a contractor with Shell Development Company in Nigeria. On the 1st of April 2001,Mr.Johnson, his wife and their two Children were involved in a car accident along Sagamu express road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then we have been trying to locate any of Mr. Johnson’s extended relatives, but this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided...
  • Life, literature and intellectuals (Liberal Falls For Nigerian Bank Scam & Blames Bush!)

    01/06/2004 5:03:27 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies · 220+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 5, 2003 | Suzanne Fields
    <p>If you can't accuse a television producer of being an intellectual, you certainly can't describe a newspaper columnist as being one. Nevertheless, the Chutzpah Award for the year that just died must go to Polly Toynbee of London's daily Guardian for an enlightened rationalization and demonization that boils over like volcanic lava. Ms. Toynbee fell for the infamous Nigerian scam, and she had to find somebody to be mad at, and it couldn't be herself.</p>
  • Easy life turns tough on Nigeria's global con men -

    12/06/2003 4:48:20 PM PST · by UnklGene · 7 replies · 563+ views
    The Telegraph - UK ^ | December 7, 2003 | Philip Sherwell
    Easy life turns tough on Nigeria's global con men - (Filed: 07/12/2003) Professional fraudsters once fleeced gullible foreigners of thousands of pounds with ease. Now they are struggling to make money from their old tricks. Philip Sherwell in Lagos reports. With his gold rings, flashy watch and easy line in patter, Udo Akpan is every inch the professional conman. He slouches in his chair in a noisy bar in Lagos and reminisces about his 11-year career as a fraudster. It has been a good life, he says, one that has allowed him to support his wife and two children and...
  • Ebola Monkey Man: Pissing off Nigerian 419 Scammers One At a Time

    08/27/2003 9:55:20 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies · 1,639+ views
    ATTENTION: This site is dedicated to all the hardworking people who have either been scammed or annoyed by a Nigerian 419 Scam Artist. My intention is not to offend anyone. OK, that's a lie. My intention is to offend anyone who will sink low enough to take advantage of a hard working person. I love all people, except those that cause pain. If you are not a scammer and find this page offensive, use your head and please do not add it to your favorites section. Oh, and relax, it's all in good fun.WARNING!!!! SOME OF THESE SCAMS CONTAIN HARSH...
  • Scam Leaves Hill Staffer in the Red

    07/17/2003 9:58:58 PM PDT · by TheMole · 45 replies · 1,123+ views
    Roll Call (via CAS mailing list) ^ | July 16, 2003 | Damon Chappie
    Until last November, Krista Donahue considered herself a huge fan of credit unions. In 1998, working as a field director for Hill & Knowlton, she helped marshal support for legislation that expanded membership access to credit unions. After the bill became law, she was one of the first lobbyists to open an account with the Wright Patman Congressional Federal Credit Union, the 50-year-old financial institution serving House Members and staff. But since Donahue attempted to sell her car over the Internet last fall, a series of mysterious e-mails and phone calls from Nigeria, a craftily forged cashier’s check and a...
  • Request For Foreign Partner

    07/06/2003 6:45:08 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 3 replies · 156+ views
    Rich and Fertile Human Greed | July 6, 2003 | LIM
    Government Of Liberia, PLC Union House Marina Monrovia, Liberia. Request For Foreign Partner Dear President Bush, I sincerely write to seek your co-operation and trust to enable my colleagues and I carry out an urgent diplomatic opportunity in my department. I work in the government of Liberia PLC; currently I am President of this country. Due to unforeseen events I may soon be forced to abdicate this office. I have managed to transfer to numbered accounts in the Union Bank of Nigeria, my domiciliary account the total sum of $95.5 million ninety five million five hundred thousand USA Dollars, under...
  • Crippling Nigerian Strike Seen Ending Friday (My guy's in trouble)

    07/03/2003 7:17:47 PM PDT · by demsux · 4 replies · 407+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/3/03 | Tume Ahemba
    Crippling Nigerian Strike Seen Ending Friday Thu Jul 3, 6:35 PM ET Add World - Reuters to My Yahoo! By Tume Ahemba LAGOS (Reuters) - A week-long disruption to the Nigerian economy looked likely to end Friday, with a deal expected to resolve a crippling general strike before next week's visit by President Bush (news - web sites). Reuters Photo Vice-President Atiku Abubakar led government negotiators in talks with strike leaders late Thursday, after an oil union vowed to halt output and Nigerian exports of over two million barrels per day if the dispute remained unresolved by Friday. "I think...