I recently shared this with SOFA and in his maroon, cushioned greatness, he suggested I dish it out for all the Hot Poopers.
Okay, a little background info: I received one of those fraud-type-letters-promising-enormous-riches almost identical to the very first entry. With a healthy dose of skepticism, I used a search engine to find out more info about a Pedro F. Hasler, and discovered this funny exchange. I know, there’s a lot to read there, but it’s worth it. C’mon, it’s the weekend.
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Who’s ever ‘playing’ Dr. Freud, with his faux German accent, is simply too brilliant for words! Check this out, by all means!
Though what of an interesting mis-spelling of throw – is it a freudian slip.
My friend Karl has a great site related to Nigerian bank scamming, you can check it out here. He has had quite a long (and similar) adventure. It’s also a really great looking layout.
He also has links to a few others who have scammed the scammers. Some have even been able to get the actual scammers to stand in front of hidden cameras! It’s a riot, I love these stories…
Thanks guys, for sharing these websites. They are a blast! I have received some of these mails and always wondered what the scam was about. The Wendy Wilcox story is particularly choice
It is a pleasure to know that the internet provides a great platform for witty people to help stop con artists and warn the desperate people in dire need of some extra bucks of the dangers involved with such scams.
DebK, I agree. Wendy Wilcox is by far one of the best. I keep trying to start a “conversation” of my own with these guys, but I have discovered two things that make it difficult to get passed the first few emails; First, they only consider ‘serious’ people the ones who send in the initial FAX, and I don’t have the nerve to do it. And second, there also seems to be a “second” corespondant, that is, once you send in the FAX, you are passed off to some secondary contact who continues the alias contact.
Another interesting thing I did when I got a few of these. The people they make these claims in the name of, that is, ‘the dead guy’ is really someone important who just passed! I thought that was kind of funny, makes them more credible indeed. One of mine claimed to be some high ranking general who was recently killed in Kenya and sure enough, I googled the guy and he was indeed recently assassinated! Scary stuff…
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