I Go Chop Your Dollars

Did you know there is a Nigerian top hit named I Go Chop Your Dollar? It’s hugely popular in Lagos, and hit the Lagos radio stations a few months ago as a CD penned by an artist called Osofia (his real name might or might not be Nkem Owoh.

It’s as catchy as Nigerian music can be, and since it carries a message that thousands of young Nigerians seem to be able to relate to, it has become a huge hit in Lagos.

Here are the complete lyrics:

I Go Chop Your Dollar
Video: Osuofia - The Nigerian iScammer anthem: I Go Chop Your Dollar I don suffer no be small
Upon say I get sense
Poverty no good at all, no
Na im make I join this business
419 no be thief, its just a game
Everybody dey play am
if anybody fall mugu, ha! my brother I go chop am

Chorus
National Airport na me get am
National Stadium na me build am
President na my sister brother
You be the mugu, I be the master
Oyinbo I go chop your dollar, I go take your money dissapear
Video Clip from: Osuofia - I Go Chop Your Dollar - A clip from the video. 419 is just a game, you are the loser I am the winner
The refinery na me get am,
The contract, na you I go give am
But you go pay me small money make I bring am
you be the mugu, I be the master… na me be the master ooo!!!!

When Oyinbo play wayo, them go say na new style
When country man do im own, them go de shout bring am, kill am, die!
Oyinbo people greedy, I say them greedy
I don see them tire thats why when them fall enter my trap o!
I dey show them fire

Watch the video!

Hear I Go Chop Your Dollar, and watch the video at:
www.tlcafrica.com/I_go_chop_your_dollar1.mov it’s actually really good.

Los Angeles Times and Yahoo! News has a great feature article about Samuel, a young Nigerian, who works professionally as a 419 scammer.
Read it at: news.yahoo.com/s/latimests/…/iwilleatyourdollars&printer=1

In the La Times article, there is a great list of the most popular 419 scams. You’ll find examples of all these here on N!kke’s Index:

• The ”next of kin” scam, tempting you to claim an inheritance of millions of dollars in a Nigerian bank belonging to a long-lost relative, then collecting money for various bank and transfer fees.
Example:
» www.lindqvist.com/en/edward-lugard-or-luggard

• The ”laundering crooked money” scam, in which you are promised a large commission on a multibillion-dollar fortune, persuaded to open an account, contribute funds and sometimes even travel to Nigeria.

• The ”Nigerian National Petroleum Co.” scam, in which the scammer offers cheap crude oil, then demands money for commissions and bribes.

• The ”overpayment” scam, in which fraudsters send a bank check overpaying for a car or other goods by many thousands of dollars, persuading the victim to transfer the difference back to Nigeria.

• The ”job offer you can’t refuse” scam, in which an ”oil company” offers a job with an overly attractive salary and conditions (in one example, $180,000 a year and $300 per hour for overtime) and extracts money for visas, permits and other fees.

• The ”winning ticket in a lottery you never entered” scam — including, lately, the State Department’s green card lottery.

• The ”gorgeous person in trouble” scam, in which scammers in chat rooms and on Christian dating sites pose as beautiful American or Nigerian women, luring lonely men into Internet intimacy over weeks or months then asking them to send money to get them out of trouble.

  • bithch

    f***ers stilen our money got to h*ll and get a life mother f***ers

    [Comment slightly beeped by Nikke]

  • bithch

    f***ers stilen our money got to h*ll and get a life mother f***ers

    [Comment slightly beeped by Nikke]

  • lala

    scamming is bad. . . . . .sugbon,
    oyinbo people greedy. i say them greedy
    lol

    LONG LIVE NIGERIA.

  • lala

    scamming is bad. . . . . .sugbon,
    oyinbo people greedy. i say them greedy
    lol

    LONG LIVE NIGERIA.

  • C. Price

    Anyone foolish enough to send a stranger money because they sent you some sob story by way of e-mail deserves to have their dollar chopped. Obviously such a person does not have any common sense. As the old saying goes, ”A fool and his money soon parts.”

    • Patten Jess

       I agree with you. Unless they really had so much money that they had so much to give.

      AARP Medicare Complete

  • C. Price

    Anyone foolish enough to send a stranger money because they sent you some sob story by way of e-mail deserves to have their dollar chopped. Obviously such a person does not have any common sense. As the old saying goes, ”A fool and his money soon parts.”

  • Loki

    the real question is…..refinery? :/

  • Loki

    the real question is…..refinery? :/

  • http://www.wtfis.com/ Comedy Blog

    This isn’t a scam. I got 6 million dollars from Nigeria last week.

  • http://www.wtfis.com Comedy Blog

    This isn’t a scam. I got 6 million dollars from Nigeria last week.

  • http://www.lindqvist.com/ Nikke Lindqvist

    Right Comedy. Sure you did. :-)

    You can’t even start to imagine the number of comments along that general direction. Most of the time there’s 10 of them at a time from the same IP address…

  • http://www.lindqvist.com/ Nikke Lindqvist

    Right Comedy. Sure you did. :-)

    You can’t even start to imagine the number of comments along that general direction. Most of the time there’s 10 of them at a time from the same IP address…

  • Bee

    you think they are stealing your money ”WELL YOUR A DUMB ASS IDIOT BECAUSE THEY DON’T STEAL I MEAN DON’T GET ME WRONG ITS NOT RIGHT TO SCAM PEOPLE BUT DON’T BE STUPID ENOUGH TO GIVE A STRANGER YOUR MONEY FOOL” you all have a nice day

    and remember don’t give your money to strangers

  • Bee

    you think they are stealing your money ”WELL YOUR A DUMB ASS IDIOT BECAUSE THEY DON’T STEAL I MEAN DON’T GET ME WRONG ITS NOT RIGHT TO SCAM PEOPLE BUT DON’T BE STUPID ENOUGH TO GIVE A STRANGER YOUR MONEY FOOL” you all have a nice day

    and remember don’t give your money to strangers

  • Fibber

    booooooring….these scammers are morons preying on greedy submorons. That moron-in-chief-Osofia has had some kind of ghetto hit with this cr@p is depressing but not surprising. Oh, and the twit was arrested recently for 419 scamming. Way to go commiting crime and releasing a record bragging about it. Nigeria is a total kleptocracy and this type of thing is no surprise. Good luck to them; last one to leave the corrupt, broken country its with corrupt, broken inhabitants turn off the lights.

  • Fibber

    booooooring….these scammers are morons preying on greedy submorons. That moron-in-chief-Osofia has had some kind of ghetto hit with this cr@p is depressing but not surprising. Oh, and the twit was arrested recently for 419 scamming. Way to go commiting crime and releasing a record bragging about it. Nigeria is a total kleptocracy and this type of thing is no surprise. Good luck to them; last one to leave the corrupt, broken country its with corrupt, broken inhabitants turn off the lights.

  • Fibber

    Update with specifics: He was arrested in Amsterdam. And of course I meant ”last one to leave the corrupt, broken countryWITH ITS corrupt, broken inhabitants turn off the lights”. I have known many, many Zimbabweans, South Africans, Egyptians, Congolese and Nigerians. I have known precisely TWO trustworthy Nigerians in my personal life, out of perhaps 10 or so that I have come in contact with. It is nothing to do with Africa, nothing to do with education or lack of it (one of the worst I knew was educated to MA level) its a cultural thing: Kleptocracy.

  • Fibber

    Update with specifics: He was arrested in Amsterdam. And of course I meant ”last one to leave the corrupt, broken countryWITH ITS corrupt, broken inhabitants turn off the lights”. I have known many, many Zimbabweans, South Africans, Egyptians, Congolese and Nigerians. I have known precisely TWO trustworthy Nigerians in my personal life, out of perhaps 10 or so that I have come in contact with. It is nothing to do with Africa, nothing to do with education or lack of it (one of the worst I knew was educated to MA level) its a cultural thing: Kleptocracy.

  • Latifa

    im a Nigerian! i dnt scam or hustle anyone. i think it’s more to do w/ every1’s character. Im God fearing, i wnt lik some1 to scam, hence i wnt scam ny1 else! not all Nigerians r scammers. To me, education gives me power to b a better person and achieve my goals on merits! i use my intelligence wisely and legally! So i say it’s not fair to categorise 419 as a cultural thing!! These scammers will scam ny1, including Nigerians like them. So it’s not a cultural thing. And i think ppl r stupid for tryin 2 make fast money and fallin into 419 hands. It’s pretty stupid, u earn what u work for. i cnt deny my heritage, Im a Nigerian and always will be. I just pray the 419 will stop damagin the image of their country. Hence no stereotypin will be made.

  • Latifa

    im a Nigerian! i dnt scam or hustle anyone. i think it’s more to do w/ every1’s character. Im God fearing, i wnt lik some1 to scam, hence i wnt scam ny1 else! not all Nigerians r scammers. To me, education gives me power to b a better person and achieve my goals on merits! i use my intelligence wisely and legally! So i say it’s not fair to categorise 419 as a cultural thing!! These scammers will scam ny1, including Nigerians like them. So it’s not a cultural thing. And i think ppl r stupid for tryin 2 make fast money and fallin into 419 hands. It’s pretty stupid, u earn what u work for. i cnt deny my heritage, Im a Nigerian and always will be. I just pray the 419 will stop damagin the image of their country. Hence no stereotypin will be made.

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  • imalo

    Do you have a heart?
    Does it beat?
    In the stillness of the night
    Why is it you do not sleep?
    A murderous grin
    You wear upon your face
    You think you’ve managed to disappear
    Without a trace
    Police sirens in the night
    Will you give up without a fight?
    When they catch you
    What will you do?
    Will you confess to all you have done?
    Or will you end it all
    With a bullet from a gun?
    Will you leave the families wondering why?
    Or will you confess before you die?
    Will you wear that murderous grin?
    Right up until the end?
    Or will you beg for forgiveness
    And pray that God will take you in?
    As you lie in bed
    You should think of all these things
    And ask yourself one question:
    ‘Was murder really worth it
    In the end?’

  • imalo

    Do you have a heart?
    Does it beat?
    In the stillness of the night
    Why is it you do not sleep?
    A murderous grin
    You wear upon your face
    You think you’ve managed to disappear
    Without a trace
    Police sirens in the night
    Will you give up without a fight?
    When they catch you
    What will you do?
    Will you confess to all you have done?
    Or will you end it all
    With a bullet from a gun?
    Will you leave the families wondering why?
    Or will you confess before you die?
    Will you wear that murderous grin?
    Right up until the end?
    Or will you beg for forgiveness
    And pray that God will take you in?
    As you lie in bed
    You should think of all these things
    And ask yourself one question:
    ‘Was murder really worth it
    In the end?’

  • ADURA

    I have a dream. I can see millions of children without role models. They see all around them on a daily basis people only making it quickly in a vast land where honest hard work does not lead to anything tangible. In this way the soul of the land is in danger of being lost…

    I see a positive role for myself in all of this. I wish to let it be seen by all these bleary eyed children that honest hard work does pay; that it is possible to make ends meet with integrity; that preparation and determination are virtues that pay dividend.

    So help me God.

    I need your prayers brothers and sisters.

    God Bless Nigeria and Nigerians

  • ADURA

    I have a dream. I can see millions of children without role models. They see all around them on a daily basis people only making it quickly in a vast land where honest hard work does not lead to anything tangible. In this way the soul of the land is in danger of being lost…

    I see a positive role for myself in all of this. I wish to let it be seen by all these bleary eyed children that honest hard work does pay; that it is possible to make ends meet with integrity; that preparation and determination are virtues that pay dividend.

    So help me God.

    I need your prayers brothers and sisters.

    God Bless Nigeria and Nigerians

  • jjjjjjjj

    white people are than greed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why going for money that they never dreamed of having????? you wanna take money which belongs to someone else.maybe dead or living. no regret of taking ur cash you sily armed robbers.

  • jjjjjjjj

    white people are than greed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why going for money that they never dreamed of having????? you wanna take money which belongs to someone else.maybe dead or living. no regret of taking ur cash you sily armed robbers.

  • baba alaye

    THIS IS A FORM OF REPARTRIATION, WHEN THE WHITE MEN FIRST CAME TO AFRICA AND OFFERED THE AFRICAN FOREFATHERS MIRROWS AND CUPS ND TOOK AWAY MANPOWER IN FORM OF SLAVERY..NO BODY THOUGHT THAT WAS A SCAM…AND NOW YOUNG INTELLIGENT AFRICANS ARE GETTING THERE MONEY BACK ,,AND ITS CALLED SCAM..WHY?WHITE MEN SCAMMED AFRICANS BEFORE AND NOW AFRICANS ARE SCAMING THE WHITE MEN..SO PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP.

  • http://iaintgotnon baba alaye

    THIS IS A FORM OF REPARTRIATION, WHEN THE WHITE MEN FIRST CAME TO AFRICA AND OFFERED THE AFRICAN FOREFATHERS MIRROWS AND CUPS ND TOOK AWAY MANPOWER IN FORM OF SLAVERY..NO BODY THOUGHT THAT WAS A SCAM…AND NOW YOUNG INTELLIGENT AFRICANS ARE GETTING THERE MONEY BACK ,,AND ITS CALLED SCAM..WHY?WHITE MEN SCAMMED AFRICANS BEFORE AND NOW AFRICANS ARE SCAMING THE WHITE MEN..SO PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP.

  • http://www.lindqvist.com/ Nikke Lindqvist

    baba alaye,

    I can understand your comparission, but don’t agree with you. The people that are being scammed aren’t the same people who fooled your African forefathers. I am opposing them as much as I am opposing any scammers.

  • http://www.lindqvist.com/ Nikke Lindqvist

    baba alaye,

    I can understand your comparission, but don’t agree with you. The people that are being scammed aren’t the same people who fooled your African forefathers. I am opposing them as much as I am opposing any scammers.

  • Me Again

    Fibber, do you also refer to Americans as Kleptomaniacs? (Hallibuton etc) What do you call Britons? (BAE Systems). You are a dim wit for saying we have a kleptomaniac culture.

    There are several millions of Nigerians who have never been involved in illegal activities yet people like you sit and throw stones at all of us.

    At least we are not the savages who go around the world with weapons killing and maiming just in order to destroy the ways of life of other people and in order to steal their resources.

    I beg make we hear word jare

  • Me Again

    Fibber, do you also refer to Americans as Kleptomaniacs? (Hallibuton etc) What do you call Britons? (BAE Systems). You are a dim wit for saying we have a kleptomaniac culture.

    There are several millions of Nigerians who have never been involved in illegal activities yet people like you sit and throw stones at all of us.

    At least we are not the savages who go around the world with weapons killing and maiming just in order to destroy the ways of life of other people and in order to steal their resources.

    I beg make we hear word jare

  • Gigooo

    It is very painful that some greedy people fell victim of this pranks. It is however, not to amazing since some people could be stupid enough to reap were they never sow. And most expecially, business men – so to be, who went into a shady business and was lucky enough to be made business itself. It is very important that we all try to be very careful of how to relate to people, even those we know. I cetainly don’t like people that stereotype inside and outside Nigeria. They are as stupid as those that invest huge sum of money with a stranger without any investigations and legal backing. The funniest thing is that they also dupe Nigerians at home and abroad. Those that are greed though. But I have seen Nigerians working with big companies with finance responsibilities but never taughtof duping. Nigerians are responsible, respected, truthful, reliable and intelligent people. Of cause, it depends on how you apply your intelligence- it is a matter of choice. Moreover, what is bad is bad. It is very irretating that a person can dwell on someones stupidity to make his or her money and sit back to enjoy spending it. That is terrible and horrible. In any case, God will have many things to judge people for at the end of everyone’s life. Remember, yesterday cannot be changed but it can affect today and tommorow. Think about what you are doing and what you want to do.
    Bless You.

  • Gigooo

    It is very painful that some greedy people fell victim of this pranks. It is however, not to amazing since some people could be stupid enough to reap were they never sow. And most expecially, business men – so to be, who went into a shady business and was lucky enough to be made business itself. It is very important that we all try to be very careful of how to relate to people, even those we know. I cetainly don’t like people that stereotype inside and outside Nigeria. They are as stupid as those that invest huge sum of money with a stranger without any investigations and legal backing. The funniest thing is that they also dupe Nigerians at home and abroad. Those that are greed though. But I have seen Nigerians working with big companies with finance responsibilities but never taughtof duping. Nigerians are responsible, respected, truthful, reliable and intelligent people. Of cause, it depends on how you apply your intelligence- it is a matter of choice. Moreover, what is bad is bad. It is very irretating that a person can dwell on someones stupidity to make his or her money and sit back to enjoy spending it. That is terrible and horrible. In any case, God will have many things to judge people for at the end of everyone’s life. Remember, yesterday cannot be changed but it can affect today and tommorow. Think about what you are doing and what you want to do.
    Bless You.

  • http://www.date.thelifewise.com/ Daniel

    I couldn’t understand some parts of this article Chop Your Dollars, but I guess I just need to check some more resources regarding this, because it sounds interesting.

  • http://www.date.thelifewise.com Daniel

    I couldn’t understand some parts of this article Chop Your Dollars, but I guess I just need to check some more resources regarding this, because it sounds interesting.

  • Rev. Michael Angley Ogwuche

    I am a Nigerian first and foremost, I think in my opinion it is wrong for any one to stigmatise and crucify a people or group because of a few bad elements who have vow to destroy a nation as Nigeria.

    We all are aware of other evil activities coming from many parts of the world and no one appears to be paying attention to it, ask me and I will tell you of international conspiracy of the West against the developing world etc.

    Nigeria, I think unofficially is about one hundred and sixty million in population, half of which still can’t read and write or better still have access to computer, is it then a fair judgment for any one or groupings to stigmatise a whole nation? Is it possible for twenty million Nigerians to be 419 Scammers?

    I doubt it my self. Do all Americans carry guns? Do all Scottish or Portuguese drink, do all British people sell guns or are all Italians rogues, are all Iraqis and Palestinians Suicide bombers, I could go on and on.

    I detest 419 Scammers, I have tried to reply many of their letters to me telling them that I am a Nigerian and that they must stop their dubious trade but I also think that there is an international media conspiracy to continue to assassinate the Nigerian national character by putting beloved Nigeria on the front line of Global Scam.

    During the Cocaine boom, Nigeria was blamed, but we do not produce Cocaine in Nigeria neither do we use it yet we got the blame. Nigeria is an emerging regional economic power hence enemies are hell-bent to destroy it.

    Thank God for the likes of Bill Gate and South African MTN who continued despite the plot against Nigeria to do business with Nigeria and in Nigeria.

    Only a fool will fall for a cheap scam as 419 because if the victims are not dubious in themselves they will never fall prey for such scam. If any one is interested in legitimate business deal with Nigeria, the simplest thing to do is to contact any Nigerian diplomatic mission in that country and I am sure they will put such a person through.

    For the 419 Scammers, it is time for all of you to reconsider your stand, you are hurting our nation and a whole generation yet unborn.
    God has blessed our country with natural resources we can harness them and put them into good use towards a national prosperity.

    The Nigerian leaders must do more by distributing the God-given wealth for common good instead of amassing it for personal use, I leave in Britain and I am sick and tired of having to suffer for crime I never or intended to commit.
    My God help all Nigerians, Long live Nigeria

  • Rev. Michael Angley Ogwuche

    I am a Nigerian first and foremost, I think in my opinion it is wrong for any one to stigmatise and crucify a people or group because of a few bad elements who have vow to destroy a nation as Nigeria.

    We all are aware of other evil activities coming from many parts of the world and no one appears to be paying attention to it, ask me and I will tell you of international conspiracy of the West against the developing world etc.

    Nigeria, I think unofficially is about one hundred and sixty million in population, half of which still can’t read and write or better still have access to computer, is it then a fair judgment for any one or groupings to stigmatise a whole nation? Is it possible for twenty million Nigerians to be 419 Scammers?

    I doubt it my self. Do all Americans carry guns? Do all Scottish or Portuguese drink, do all British people sell guns or are all Italians rogues, are all Iraqis and Palestinians Suicide bombers, I could go on and on.

    I detest 419 Scammers, I have tried to reply many of their letters to me telling them that I am a Nigerian and that they must stop their dubious trade but I also think that there is an international media conspiracy to continue to assassinate the Nigerian national character by putting beloved Nigeria on the front line of Global Scam.

    During the Cocaine boom, Nigeria was blamed, but we do not produce Cocaine in Nigeria neither do we use it yet we got the blame. Nigeria is an emerging regional economic power hence enemies are hell-bent to destroy it.

    Thank God for the likes of Bill Gate and South African MTN who continued despite the plot against Nigeria to do business with Nigeria and in Nigeria.

    Only a fool will fall for a cheap scam as 419 because if the victims are not dubious in themselves they will never fall prey for such scam. If any one is interested in legitimate business deal with Nigeria, the simplest thing to do is to contact any Nigerian diplomatic mission in that country and I am sure they will put such a person through.

    For the 419 Scammers, it is time for all of you to reconsider your stand, you are hurting our nation and a whole generation yet unborn.
    God has blessed our country with natural resources we can harness them and put them into good use towards a national prosperity.

    The Nigerian leaders must do more by distributing the God-given wealth for common good instead of amassing it for personal use, I leave in Britain and I am sick and tired of having to suffer for crime I never or intended to commit.
    My God help all Nigerians, Long live Nigeria

  • http://www.africansillsbank.com/ Lawrence Joseph

    The following line in the first verse:
    Upon say I get sense
    Should be edited and translated to the following correct translation:

    Omode. I get sence

    Omode is a Yoruba word that means kid or young child. Hence the proper translation means the following:

    Since I was a little kid, I get sence.

    The getting of sence since omode implies poverty and hardship.

  • http://www.africansillsbank.com Lawrence Joseph

    The following line in the first verse:
    Upon say I get sense
    Should be edited and translated to the following correct translation:

    Omode. I get sence

    Omode is a Yoruba word that means kid or young child. Hence the proper translation means the following:

    Since I was a little kid, I get sence.

    The getting of sence since omode implies poverty and hardship.

  • James Blakes

    Awareness has been created about the topic in quote ”SCAM” and I am not in support of media assassination of the Nigeria’s image globally; the only remedy for this sickness called *SCAM* is that people should take it upon themselves as a duty to ignore mails of such by deleting them.

  • James Blakes

    Awareness has been created about the topic in quote ”SCAM” and I am not in support of media assassination of the Nigeria’s image globally; the only remedy for this sickness called *SCAM* is that people should take it upon themselves as a duty to ignore mails of such by deleting them.

  • adegoke

    lawrence Joseph said:
    The following line in the first verse:
    Upon say I get sense
    Should be edited and translated to the following correct translation:

    Omode. I get sence

    Omode is a Yoruba word that means kid or young child. Hence the proper translation means the following:

    Since I was a little kid, I get sence.

    The getting of sence since omode implies poverty and hardship.

    The original translation is correct and YOU are wrong. it’s ”upon say” not ”omode” and ”omode” doesn’t imply poverty and hardship. it basically means young child or inexperienced.
    It is people like you that go to Africa for 9 months and come back feeling like you know all about us. writing stupid racist books.

    I like the song. It’s more like a parody/ satire anyways.
    the singer is a well known comedian.

    and no! he wasn’t arrested in amsterdam for doing scam. he was arrested for singing his song. racist belgians. soo much for free speech.

  • adegoke

    lawrence Joseph said:
    The following line in the first verse:
    Upon say I get sense
    Should be edited and translated to the following correct translation:

    Omode. I get sence

    Omode is a Yoruba word that means kid or young child. Hence the proper translation means the following:

    Since I was a little kid, I get sence.

    The getting of sence since omode implies poverty and hardship.

    The original translation is correct and YOU are wrong. it’s ”upon say” not ”omode” and ”omode” doesn’t imply poverty and hardship. it basically means young child or inexperienced.
    It is people like you that go to Africa for 9 months and come back feeling like you know all about us. writing stupid racist books.

    I like the song. It’s more like a parody/ satire anyways.
    the singer is a well known comedian.

    and no! he wasn’t arrested in amsterdam for doing scam. he was arrested for singing his song. racist belgians. soo much for free speech.

  • adegoke

    he was arrested for singing his song at a concert as well as many Nigerians who came to watch him were rounded up by the racist belgian police. the whites at the concert were not arrested however.

    and whoever said kleptocracy was a cultural thing for Africans, ori e o ni da. thunder fire you. Go read your history and you’ll know that stealing is more of a cultural thing for europeans. It their survival tool. belgium built itself based on stolen minerals from Congo.

    don’t get mad about it. just don’t be too greedy to fall for it.

  • adegoke

    he was arrested for singing his song at a concert as well as many Nigerians who came to watch him were rounded up by the racist belgian police. the whites at the concert were not arrested however.

    and whoever said kleptocracy was a cultural thing for Africans, ori e o ni da. thunder fire you. Go read your history and you’ll know that stealing is more of a cultural thing for europeans. It their survival tool. belgium built itself based on stolen minerals from Congo.

    don’t get mad about it. just don’t be too greedy to fall for it.

  • GUEVARA

    SERVES THEM RIGHT, I DESPISE GREED AND BOTH 419 SCAMMERS AND THE VICTIMS ARE BOTH GUILTY OF DECEPTION, HOW CAN YOU WANT A SHARE OF MONEY THAT YOU NEVER WORKED FOR. WE SEE THE SCAM WITH AID, SPREAD OF DEMOCRACY ESPECIALLY IN OIL RICH COUNTRIES, THE LOOTING OF COLONIES AND OTHER ATTROCITIES COMMITTED BY THE WEST AND THEIR POLICY OF DO AS A SAY NOT AS I DO. GREED KILLS

  • GUEVARA

    SERVES THEM RIGHT, I DESPISE GREED AND BOTH 419 SCAMMERS AND THE VICTIMS ARE BOTH GUILTY OF DECEPTION, HOW CAN YOU WANT A SHARE OF MONEY THAT YOU NEVER WORKED FOR. WE SEE THE SCAM WITH AID, SPREAD OF DEMOCRACY ESPECIALLY IN OIL RICH COUNTRIES, THE LOOTING OF COLONIES AND OTHER ATTROCITIES COMMITTED BY THE WEST AND THEIR POLICY OF DO AS A SAY NOT AS I DO. GREED KILLS

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  • Dan

    So why can’t the government of Nigeria harness all this talent and put it to some positive use. Oil has ruined Nigeria. Back to agriculture and trade. Nigeria has huge land resources and lots of intelligent people. If they make certain areas safe for investors the areas will expand and profit everyone. Fed up with racism fed up with negative stereotypes. Look at Singapore. It has no resources….just people and brains. People are your future or your downfall

  • Dan

    So why can’t the government of Nigeria harness all this talent and put it to some positive use. Oil has ruined Nigeria. Back to agriculture and trade. Nigeria has huge land resources and lots of intelligent people. If they make certain areas safe for investors the areas will expand and profit everyone. Fed up with racism fed up with negative stereotypes. Look at Singapore. It has no resources….just people and brains. People are your future or your downfall

  • lunamis

    this is really sad to read about nigeria.am a nigerian living abroad and when i read these i feel very sad but all the same we have nigerians doing great stuffs . 150 million people cant all be scammers and i believe every country has this bad people..am not supporting this in anyway that all nigerians are bad…it takes two to tango..whoever gets scammed is also a scammer and greedy person looking for fast,dirty way to make money.so both parties involve are bad.

  • lunamis

    this is really sad to read about nigeria.am a nigerian living abroad and when i read these i feel very sad but all the same we have nigerians doing great stuffs . 150 million people cant all be scammers and i believe every country has this bad people..am not supporting this in anyway that all nigerians are bad…it takes two to tango..whoever gets scammed is also a scammer and greedy person looking for fast,dirty way to make money.so both parties involve are bad.

  • PROF

    419 is being carried out by crooks. but there are crooks in all countries and continents. The British have scammed and raped and looted most of the world and even fought China when it refused to plant opium. Bush is presently scamming Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi-Arabia. If Castro was not there, Americans would have turned Cuba into a sea of hotels where Cubans will be working for minimum wage.
    Long live 419ners.Please continue your work!!

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    419 is being carried out by crooks. but there are crooks in all countries and continents. The British have scammed and raped and looted most of the world and even fought China when it refused to plant opium. Bush is presently scamming Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi-Arabia. If Castro was not there, Americans would have turned Cuba into a sea of hotels where Cubans will be working for minimum wage.
    Long live 419ners.Please continue your work!!

  • http://hamatokameko.livejournal.com/ HamatoKameko

    Personally, I think the song is hysterical. At first I was shocked by how blatant it is, before it dawned on me that hello, it’s satire. This isn’t unlike Alice Cooper’s ”I Love America” or the self-mocking comedy of people like Jeff Foxworthy, Chris Rock or George Lopez. Learning to laugh at yourself and your culture is, in my personal opinion, vital to happiness. Otherwise you run the risk of taking life too seriously, and becoming very depressed indeed.

  • http://hamatokameko.livejournal.com HamatoKameko

    Personally, I think the song is hysterical. At first I was shocked by how blatant it is, before it dawned on me that hello, it’s satire. This isn’t unlike Alice Cooper’s ”I Love America” or the self-mocking comedy of people like Jeff Foxworthy, Chris Rock or George Lopez. Learning to laugh at yourself and your culture is, in my personal opinion, vital to happiness. Otherwise you run the risk of taking life too seriously, and becoming very depressed indeed.

  • DN00bix

    First and foremost, I’d like to say that it’s silly to think that anyone falling for these scams must be greedy. Almost all of these scams assure the victim that everything they are doing is 100% LEGAL, and they are OFFERING the money in return for their HELP. You don’t have to be greedy to accept payment, or nor does desiring to prosper make you greedy. You people talk about reaping what you don’t sow, but take a look at this video– that’s what it’s all about! This song celebrates the very thing you’re accusing these people of, but it goes further than that, because 419 actively seeks to exploit the trust of others and their hope for a better life. What these 419rs are doing is not OK or understandable just because people fall for it. They’re eroding at the very fabric of civilization by proving to people across the world that we cannot trust one another and setting a horrible example that may lead others down similar paths. It’s easy to justify this sort of predatory greed when you think that your victims are also greedy. Similarly, it’s easy to justify it if you think you’re reclaiming something they’ve taken from you. It’s lunacy to think that every white man or woman is responsible for the wrongs that have been done to your country. I personally have never hurt any of you, yet any 419r would be happy to take everything I own and put me on the streets. In fact he would sing about it! We are all different people, with different faces, hearts, and souls. I am not responsible for what has been done to your people, but still you use the white versus black and west versus east mentality to put your conscience at ease. My friends, you are only prolonging this hatred and the atrocities by attacking those who have done nothing to you and thus do not deserve to be cheated and exploited any more than your ancestors did or your people do now. By saying this is just, you are also justifying what has been done to your own country and whatever may happen to your people in the future. It is absolutely wrong, and I truly, honestly hope that some day the 419rs will be enlightened and realize how destructive they are being not only to themselves, but to their countrymen and civilized world as a whole. This is no game, for if it were surely I would have no qualms about killing all the 419rs and their families. It is real, and because it is real this would be a horrible, evil thing to do– just like completely ruining the lives of hopeful people across the world who are already living in poverty, and having the nerve to call it a game.

  • DN00bix

    First and foremost, I’d like to say that it’s silly to think that anyone falling for these scams must be greedy. Almost all of these scams assure the victim that everything they are doing is 100% LEGAL, and they are OFFERING the money in return for their HELP. You don’t have to be greedy to accept payment, or nor does desiring to prosper make you greedy. You people talk about reaping what you don’t sow, but take a look at this video– that’s what it’s all about! This song celebrates the very thing you’re accusing these people of, but it goes further than that, because 419 actively seeks to exploit the trust of others and their hope for a better life. What these 419rs are doing is not OK or understandable just because people fall for it. They’re eroding at the very fabric of civilization by proving to people across the world that we cannot trust one another and setting a horrible example that may lead others down similar paths. It’s easy to justify this sort of predatory greed when you think that your victims are also greedy. Similarly, it’s easy to justify it if you think you’re reclaiming something they’ve taken from you. It’s lunacy to think that every white man or woman is responsible for the wrongs that have been done to your country. I personally have never hurt any of you, yet any 419r would be happy to take everything I own and put me on the streets. In fact he would sing about it! We are all different people, with different faces, hearts, and souls. I am not responsible for what has been done to your people, but still you use the white versus black and west versus east mentality to put your conscience at ease. My friends, you are only prolonging this hatred and the atrocities by attacking those who have done nothing to you and thus do not deserve to be cheated and exploited any more than your ancestors did or your people do now. By saying this is just, you are also justifying what has been done to your own country and whatever may happen to your people in the future. It is absolutely wrong, and I truly, honestly hope that some day the 419rs will be enlightened and realize how destructive they are being not only to themselves, but to their countrymen and civilized world as a whole. This is no game, for if it were surely I would have no qualms about killing all the 419rs and their families. It is real, and because it is real this would be a horrible, evil thing to do– just like completely ruining the lives of hopeful people across the world who are already living in poverty, and having the nerve to call it a game.

  • Matt

    It’s not a scam. It’s a tax on stupidity.

  • Matt

    It’s not a scam. It’s a tax on stupidity.

  • cannabis101

    I think prof needs another dick in his mouth so he’ll shut up,british have done bad things but still made it out on top,unlike black folks cant even hold votes in zimabawe, hey cant blame chinease for not planting opium hell i would, and castro is rotting out his people hotels will come, 419s are so stupid with their scams they cant even write good english so youl know its fake, long live 420 stupid

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    I think prof needs another dick in his mouth so he’ll shut up,british have done bad things but still made it out on top,unlike black folks cant even hold votes in zimabawe, hey cant blame chinease for not planting opium hell i would, and castro is rotting out his people hotels will come, 419s are so stupid with their scams they cant even write good english so youl know its fake, long live 420 stupid

  • Dorkus

    I’m going to start up my own company and correcting there spellings and grammer and offer them more money they will make from using better grammer/spelling. But first I will need from them just a small fee and there information just for verification…

  • Dorkus

    I’m going to start up my own company and correcting there spellings and grammer and offer them more money they will make from using better grammer/spelling. But first I will need from them just a small fee and there information just for verification…

  • disappointed

    Globalization is the death knell for Nigeria and most of Africa. Corruption and exploitation is now for Nigeria and so it will be for her future.

  • disappointed

    Globalization is the death knell for Nigeria and most of Africa. Corruption and exploitation is now for Nigeria and so it will be for her future.

  • Dollar chopper

    Oyinbo is the blood, the greed the curse of proud nigeria, na afrika.
    419 bring no justice, no peace.
    419 just odengibo nigeria all peoples na afrika

    Eek sans afrikkans nkem

    Planet be dying with problems no dollar be saving, ocean of tears ni ki noa mora RIP

  • Dollar chopper

    Oyinbo is the blood, the greed the curse of proud nigeria, na afrika.
    419 bring no justice, no peace.
    419 just odengibo nigeria all peoples na afrika

    Eek sans afrikkans nkem

    Planet be dying with problems no dollar be saving, ocean of tears ni ki noa mora RIP

  • Captain Planet

    ”PROF says: February 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    419 is being carried out by crooks. but there are crooks in all countries and continents. The British have scammed and raped and looted most of the world and even fought China when it refused to plant opium. Bush is presently scamming Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi-Arabia. If Castro was not there, Americans would have turned Cuba into a sea of hotels where Cubans will be working for minimum wage.”

    Notice how only Western countries are included in that. Forget about China, Russia or the South America’s, because only WESTERNERS do bad things and then accuse others.

    There are scammers ALL over the world

  • http://www.these5ringscombined.iamCPTPLANET Captain Planet

    ”PROF says: February 1st, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    419 is being carried out by crooks. but there are crooks in all countries and continents. The British have scammed and raped and looted most of the world and even fought China when it refused to plant opium. Bush is presently scamming Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi-Arabia. If Castro was not there, Americans would have turned Cuba into a sea of hotels where Cubans will be working for minimum wage.”

    Notice how only Western countries are included in that. Forget about China, Russia or the South America’s, because only WESTERNERS do bad things and then accuse others.

    There are scammers ALL over the world

  • http://www.419eater.com/ Bob

    Most email scams seem to originate from west Africa, but scammers have been arrested all across the world, ranging from Africa to the UK to Australia. Also, not all victims are white- people all around the world of all ethnicities fall victim to this.

    And yes, this scam is bad- people have been killed in these scams before. Others have lost huge amounts of money. There was over 100 million lost in 2003 alone according to the FBI, and those are just the ones reported. The average victim pays roughly $20 000 to the scammers.

    If anyone wants to help the fight against the scammers, they should check out http://www.419eater.com for more information. It’s also a good place to learn about scambaiting- where you feign interest in a scam like this to manipulate the scammers into doing, well stupid stuff. Some of the results you see on 419eater are quite hilarious.

  • http://www.419eater.com Bob

    Most email scams seem to originate from west Africa, but scammers have been arrested all across the world, ranging from Africa to the UK to Australia. Also, not all victims are white- people all around the world of all ethnicities fall victim to this.

    And yes, this scam is bad- people have been killed in these scams before. Others have lost huge amounts of money. There was over 100 million lost in 2003 alone according to the FBI, and those are just the ones reported. The average victim pays roughly $20 000 to the scammers.

    If anyone wants to help the fight against the scammers, they should check out http://www.419eater.com for more information. It’s also a good place to learn about scambaiting- where you feign interest in a scam like this to manipulate the scammers into doing, well stupid stuff. Some of the results you see on 419eater are quite hilarious.

  • A Tizz

    Call me paranoid, but does anyone sense that these 419 scammers may have terror connections? That’s just my opinion..I guess.

  • A Tizz

    Call me paranoid, but does anyone sense that these 419 scammers may have terror connections? That’s just my opinion..I guess.

  • Mema

    I read several of the posted comments with the hope of reading something about a scam that I was recently approached with. However, my plight has not restricted me sense of logic and reason. Unfortunately, many others sense of logic has been impeded by their circumstances; or maybe just greed. Anyway, here goes, and please be on alert. There are bogus companies out there that will scout the employment websites like monster and careerbuilder. Then they send you an employment offer to become a travel coordinator, with a monthly compensation of about $3500 US dollars, plus commission. Only requirements are that you are (an idiot- this is a silient/prayed for requirement). Once you bite the bait, you then have to provide them with your bank information so that they can wire you the money just for you to resend it to them. PLEASE BE AWARE! I ran for my life and my dollars life, also. Just sharing…

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  • Jason H.

    As an American, I can understand how frustrating and illegal it is to be robbed by someone overseas. I think it is a worldwide problem.

    On the other hand, if I was living in Nigeria, I would probably do the same thing. There’s no chance of being caught and I could be rich ripping off the retarded Americans. I’m a good guy with a nice job, wife and home. I follow the rules, but if there were no rules, you can best believe I’d be a scammer too!

    Don’t lie to yourselves, some of you would too.

  • Jason H.

    As an American, I can understand how frustrating and illegal it is to be robbed by someone overseas. I think it is a worldwide problem.

    On the other hand, if I was living in Nigeria, I would probably do the same thing. There’s no chance of being caught and I could be rich ripping off the retarded Americans. I’m a good guy with a nice job, wife and home. I follow the rules, but if there were no rules, you can best believe I’d be a scammer too!

    Don’t lie to yourselves, some of you would too.

  • RightfromWrong

    All Nigerians who rejoice in 419 are nothing more than corrupt thieves who seek the pleasure of hurting peoples feelings and in some cases even murdering people from wealthy nations. Watch your mouths people and use your brain for good, not exploitation of others in order to better yourself. God will see it to the end, no matter what, that those who are corrupt will end up in the pits of hell. Teach your sons and daughters what is right from wrong, and not make the same mistakes that your forefathers have made. The consequences will be huge if you don’t take this seriously; your soul and your beloved ones soul are at stake. Ask yourself, is it worth stealing or doing something that you know isn’t right?

  • RightfromWrong

    All Nigerians who rejoice in 419 are nothing more than corrupt thieves who seek the pleasure of hurting peoples feelings and in some cases even murdering people from wealthy nations. Watch your mouths people and use your brain for good, not exploitation of others in order to better yourself. God will see it to the end, no matter what, that those who are corrupt will end up in the pits of hell. Teach your sons and daughters what is right from wrong, and not make the same mistakes that your forefathers have made. The consequences will be huge if you don’t take this seriously; your soul and your beloved ones soul are at stake. Ask yourself, is it worth stealing or doing something that you know isn’t right?

  • T

    I can see what you are saying about a fool and their money and yes when you get greedy…….that is what happens…
    I don’t think the dating scams are rightl…..why would you try to take advantage of someone who is looking for love. Pick on the greedy bastards…………leave love alone.

  • T

    I can see what you are saying about a fool and their money and yes when you get greedy…….that is what happens…
    I don’t think the dating scams are rightl…..why would you try to take advantage of someone who is looking for love. Pick on the greedy bastards…………leave love alone.

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    Oh I agree. I fully agree, but next after greed, the easiest mark for a conman is someone in heat. (Been there, got fooled, learned my lesson…)

  • Rev Balla

    I chop you dolla smallboi, foolish foolish mugu guyman fall into my trap and wast all yo time and money, smallboi play at guyman in da cafe, cant be affordin no connection from home.

  • Rev Balla

    I chop you dolla smallboi, foolish foolish mugu guyman fall into my trap and wast all yo time and money, smallboi play at guyman in da cafe, cant be affordin no connection from home.

  • dee

    Scamming is wrong because it consists of lies, it steals money from people under false pretenses,and it destroys peoples lives.It has nothing to do with fools or greedy people or even slavery.It takes money to make money and people have a right to try to make money or fall in love or help a person in trouble ,through charities or individuals.A lot of these people are nice people.They don’t deserve to be have their money or life savings or identity taken from them.Scamming comes from every country and it happens to millions of people.The difference with Nigeria compared to the rest of the world is that it is done so openly and with so many scams and hardly any law enforcement. The rest of the world needs to be more educated about these scams and in Nigeria more people need to be educated to find alternatives to working as scammers.
    It is a shame because Nigeria has a lot of great things about it’s people and it’s country but the high percentage of scammers per capita ruins the reputation of the country as a whole.

  • dee

    Scamming is wrong because it consists of lies, it steals money from people under false pretenses,and it destroys peoples lives.It has nothing to do with fools or greedy people or even slavery.It takes money to make money and people have a right to try to make money or fall in love or help a person in trouble ,through charities or individuals.A lot of these people are nice people.They don’t deserve to be have their money or life savings or identity taken from them.Scamming comes from every country and it happens to millions of people.The difference with Nigeria compared to the rest of the world is that it is done so openly and with so many scams and hardly any law enforcement. The rest of the world needs to be more educated about these scams and in Nigeria more people need to be educated to find alternatives to working as scammers.
    It is a shame because Nigeria has a lot of great things about it’s people and it’s country but the high percentage of scammers per capita ruins the reputation of the country as a whole.

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