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'[OT]: wonder what if u answer a Nigerian scam?'
2003\03\02@125857 by SM Ling

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Someone gone through the trouble of talking to them, and here are their
transactions:
http://www.haxial.com/fraud/mikeaba.html

Ling SM

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2003\03\02@132858 by Peter L. Peres

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On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, SM Ling wrote:

*>Someone gone through the trouble of talking to them, and here are their
*>transactions:
*>http://www.haxial.com/fraud/mikeaba.html

If you really want to know a German magazine reported some time ago that a
German *bank* sent a guy there on such a lead. He barely made it back, and
he left some sums of money there. The magazine was Focus.

Peter

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2003\03\02@162629 by Jinx

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> Someone gone through the trouble of talking to them, and here are
> their transactions

Haha, very good. I was "so" upset to hear that a couple of scammers
got shot and killed by a victim a couple of weeks ago

I have Hotmail accounts that I respond to these people with from
time to time. Not that they would find them particularly pleasant
reading. It's a nice way to dump any accumulated bile, and I never
look at the HM Inboxes so they can spam it all they like

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2003\03\02@164549 by Spehro Pefhany

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At 10:25 AM 3/3/2003 +1300, you wrote:
> > Someone gone through the trouble of talking to them, and here are
> > their transactions
>
>Haha, very good. I was "so" upset to hear that a couple of scammers
>got shot and killed by a victim a couple of weeks ago

It was a diplomat at a mission in the Czech republic and another
staffer, not scammers. An old man got scammed out of his life savings
and he'd been trying to get it back for over a year.

The old fellow decided to take a couple people with him when he killed
himself. Extreme, but maybe they'll take a bit more notice. Or maybe they
will just increase security at their embassies and continue allowing
evil things to happen, following the lead of other countries.

Best regards,

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2003\03\02@172739 by Benjamin Bromilow

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I saw someone on TV who got stung for thousands then got contacted by
someone "taking the scammers to court"... Of course they wanted some of the
action to recoup their loses. Of course money was needed up front for the
legal fees.... I guess you can see the rest already.... yup- it was the
scammers again coming for second helpings.... Some people never learn I
guess..... Either that or it was the desperate gambler thing- always sad....

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2003\03\02@172948 by Jinx

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> >Haha, very good. I was "so" upset to hear that a couple of
> >scammers got shot and killed by a victim a couple of weeks
> ago
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> It was a diplomat at a mission in the Czech republic and another
> staffer, not scammers.

Well, that's sad if innocent parties were killed. The story I read
in a UK paper was that two actual scammers got dealt to in
London. Knowing scammer's lack of conscience I doubt if
anything that happens to someone else would faze them a jot

Last year there was a doco series made by an undercover
reporter who met with London-based Nigerian conmen in
one episode. ISTR that the gentlemen in question were not
the sharpest knives in the drawer and were easily fooled
themselves

Here's another guy having a laugh by messing the scammer about

http://www.geocities.com/jaccountinfo/AbbasBunduScam.html

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2003\03\02@222949 by jim barchuk

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Hi Ling!

On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, SM Ling wrote:

> Someone gone through the trouble of talking to them, and here are their
> transactions:
> http://www.haxial.com/fraud/mikeaba.html
>
> Ling SM

These are not just scams. They are *POISONOUS* *DANGEROUS*. They often
eventially ask the victim to fly over with a little cash to 'facilitate'
transactions. At which time they kidnap you and wait for the family to
send more.

They predate internet, going back to telegraph days, as I was told by FTC.

From the page mentioned above: "What is with all these Nigerians trying to
commit this illegal fraud??" It's not just Nigeria. That happens to be
where most of them come from lately. It's global.

"Does Nigeria have a high percentage of criminals or what??:" No, they
happen to have a particularly lax lawn-forcement who'll go along with the
kindaps as long as they get a cut.

No, FBI doean't particularly care to deal with this. But
@spam@419.fcdKILLspamspamusss.treas.gov appreciates copies of emails. Including all headers
obviously. The 419 relates to the Nigerian law against the fraud. That's
what it's called typically, 419 scam, not just Nigerian scam.

I'm a militant antispammer. I average about four to six of these a day. I
get a couple of emails a week back from ISPs saying 'thanks, that account
is closed.' It's the -email- account that's just as important to stop as
it is the scammer. No email address = no further contact possible.

I appreciated the comments in that web page about warsun, been getting
419s from them for years, didnt' know they were directly in Nigeria. OTOH
I *have* gotten email back directly from other Nigerian ISPs saying
'thanks for the heads-up.' They are not all truly evil. I have -never-
gotten any reply at all from warsun which bothers me a bit.

Have a :) day!

jb

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