The below House of Senate scam is almost as old as the concept of 419 mails. When you get a mail that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. When you get a mail written in all-caps, it’s probably written by someone who isn’t quite sure about the concept of capitalization, e.g. someone […]
This is a perfect example of a classic 419 scam. You get a proposition from a distinguised banker. It’s a proposition you shouldn’t rightfully get and it involves a lot of money. You don’t have any relatives who have died in any car accidents in Birmingham, but the seed of a thought awakens in your […]
The do-gooder scammers are a very special category of 419 scammers. Their purpose is to invoke our own scammer within. To make us want to lay our own greedy hands on a large sum of money that the scammer sais to want to give away to a good cause. In this case, we are to […]
Yesterday, I received a funny-looking html-formated mail from a »Barrister Goldstein«, acting for the »Central Bank of Nigeria«. It was quite difficult to understand anyting of it, and it had a funny bang of officiality, with beaurocratic wordings, Nigerian flags, an official logo… and centered text with links to a website that looks as if it hasn’t been updated since year 2000. Today I received the followup, which in part explains the first mail.
Somebody calling himself a philanthropist, going under the name of Dr Peter David, has written me a mail with an offer of ‘compasation’ (which I guess should have been compensation). However. Since I got it, it has probably been sent to many others as well. And since the contact phone number has a Nigerian area […]