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Author Topic: Scam-O-Rama: Ridiculously Bad Attempts to Scam People Out of Something  (Read 4100 times)

KenR

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Here's an informative and very funny site about scamming. There's good information about avoiding being scammed as well as outrageous examples of ridiculously bad attempts.

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The letters posted here illustrate (hilariously unsuccessful) attempts at ADVANCE FEE FRAUD. The sender claims to be a bureaucrat, banker or royal toadie, who wants to cut you, and only you, in on the financial deal of a lifetime.

In plain English, the writer claims to be in a position to skim public accounts or in other ways move vast amounts of cash, ethically obtained or not, into your hands. Hint: There is no money to be laundered - except yours. Palms must be greased. With your money. Generally in the form of a Western Union money order. A few K here, a few K there... eventually you get wise, and retire to lick your wounds. Dead soldier, dead farmer, dead bank customer, reformed murderer, lotto prize, phony job offer, phony request for bid, different pot of money, different countries... same scam.

The scammer may send you pictures of "money" - see example on this page, or visit the Show Me The Money gallery. Same scam.

Setting aside the writer's attempt to rob you and (going through the mental contortions necessary to take the letter at face value) to steal from his own country, the letters are funny. Read them out loud at parties and see. The 100+ letters below introduce the literary genre of the Lads from Lagos. Some people write the scammers back. Welcome to the Scamology...



from http://3quarksdaily..../01/web_of_lies.html
Kenneth P. Reeder, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Jacksonville, North Carolina  28546
« Last Edit: January 10, 2007, 08:54:59 AM by KenR »

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Re: Scam-O-Rama: Ridiculously Bad Attempts to Scam People Out of Something
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007, 09:36:33 AM »
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Re: Scam-O-Rama: Ridiculously Bad Attempts to Scam People Out of Something
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007, 10:06:51 AM »
That must be the biggest collection of scam junk i've ever seen!
Curious is how some of them are so similar to each other.
The few i read were all about nigeria's oil company.

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Re: Scam-O-Rama: Ridiculously Bad Attempts to Scam People Out of Something
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2007, 01:12:49 PM »
Check out http://www.419eater.com/ it is where people are scambaiting scammers.
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