Friday, February 15, 2008

Ahhhhhh..... I knew it. This is going to cost me

The premise of all 419 scams (or, the Advance Fee Scam) is that some large sum of money has by some mysterious stroke of luck has suddenly been bequeathed upon you. In order to get the money transfered from whereever it is to your bank however proves to be somewhat difficult. Much paperwork needs to be done, and there are fees involved. So the idea of the 419 scam is to collect fees to "clear" the inheritance to be transferred to your account. All in the service of the Lord, of course. The object of what I'm doing, or "scam-baiting" is to make these criminals waste as much time and resources as is humanly possible, embarass themselves in the process, and send you souveneirs and trophies along the way....
Here is the wiki link for the
419 scam.

...and now to the payoff email-

James Luis to me show details 4:25 PM (5 hours ago) Reply

Hon. (Mrs) Doores Morgan
James Luis
5th Floor, Annex 3,
New Federal Secretariat Complex,
Shehu Shagari Way,
Central AreaAbuja - Nigeria .

Attention: Father Roscoe P Coltrane
Once again, we want to thank you for your mail, we want to assure you that as far as you follow this transaction the way you are going, in the next couple of days, you will sing a different song. As requested, it will cost you US$980.00 (NINE HUNRED AND EIGHTY UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) to RE-ACTIVATE AND RE-VALIDATE YOUR FILE ONLY, so as soon as your file is ACTIVATED, we shall then instruct the paying bank to effect your payment without any delay. This is what you ought to do now, remember once again that we work with time here because we have too many things to cover up before the end of this first quarter, so any delay might be dangerous to this transaction.
Best Wishes, Hon. (Mrs.) Doores Morgan
The Federal Minister Finance (FMF).

So... time to get to business:

Roscoe Coltrane to James
Please send the documents and address to where I must send the money. Also, it might be nice to have a picture of Mrs Doores Morgan, of the Federal Ministry of Finance, so that I may know who I am dealing with on that side. A blessing to you, my son, and to your sheep.Father Roscoe P Coltrane

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