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Nigerian Scam Baiting - Let's Discuss the Modalities
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Emcee:  Hoatzin Type:  Moderated
So you've been getting those emails with subjects like VERY URGENT FUND TRANSFER and URGENT ASSISTANCE, you know they are some kind of scam and you delete them.

I've been holding on to some of the funnier ones, just because I collect weird stuff, and I've been aware of some creative people who have replied to these criminals, stringing them along for some good laughs.

Plenty of good examples of this (and lots of other excellent info) are here:
scamorama.com

But I recently came across some people that are taking this to a whole new level. They are fighting back, hacking email accounts, getting photos of the crims, even hijacking websites paid for by the "Lads from Lagos."

xttp://ecobank.customerservice.inbox.as/
(The above was an example that is no longer a live link)

Described as "the new Internet bloodsport", Nigerian Scam Baiting is the art and science of playing Nigerian '419' con artists at their own game: outright fraud.
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128Last year? I now feel much less special. Well, at least the scammers had the BitJeffrey S. Mitchell-January 21
127I got 2 similar emails late last year, same threats of exposure and same blackmaEL KABONG!!!-January 21
126Not sure what country this is from, but it is the first of its type I have receiJeffrey S. Mitchell-January 21
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123Damn, I knew I should have answered those emails. [youtube video]Glenn Petersen-6/24/2017
122[graphic][graphic]Jeffrey S. Mitchell26/24/2017
121The New Nigerian Email Swindle By NICOLE PERLROTH New York Times July 22Glenn Petersen-7/22/2014
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119I boil everything down to common sense, including lengthy scientific research paJeffrey S. Mitchell-6/21/2012
118Are Nigerian scammers crazy e-mails actually very clever? An analysis from MicrS. maltophilia-6/21/2012
117Any time someone purposefully overpays and asks you to rebate the difference, esJeffrey S. Mitchell-3/22/2012
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115HELLO FRIEND: My name is Sgt.Dave Cole, I am an American soldier with Swiss bacQuahog-10/15/2009
114Hello Sir/Madam, My name is Larry Brown Esq. Financial Consultant/Attorney basescion-9/21/2009
113<i>I am Dr.Bradley Archie Purchasing Manager to Medivet Veterinary Group Cscion-9/21/2009
112From: "Pavel Bagrov" <[spoofed victim's email]> To: Quahog-7/3/2009
111DEAR FRIEND I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE My name is Sgt. Sgt Martins Scott, I am an scion-5/21/2009
110A New Low: ************************** Beloved, If you had few months, few weeQuahog-3/24/2009
109BROWN, CHANNING [BROWNCD9@mailbox.sc.edu] Goodday, I am Channing Brown Secretascion-3/1/2009
108Dr Leslie Clive [leslie1111@gmail.com] Good Day I am Mr Leslie Clive,a Charterscion-3/1/2009
107<b>What A Nigerian Facebook Scam Looks Like</b> Dan Frommer | JanuaGlenn Petersen11/24/2009
106Leamington man loses $150,000 in Nigerian scam By Trevor Wilhelm, The Windsor StJeffrey S. Mitchell-1/14/2009
105Oregon Woman Loses $400,000 to Nigerian E-Mail Scam foxnews.com SWEET HOME, Orc.horn-11/17/2008
104International money scam discovered in Milford hotel wtnh.comc.horn-6/18/2008
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