Many of you will remember the previous exploits of my 419 alter ego, Father Roscoe, seen here on the right.
While I will admit there is somewhat of a resemblance, the actual image scarcely matters in the context of the reverse 419 scam, or scambaiting as it is also known. Much fun can be had little investment. TREMENDOUS amounts of fun can be had if you already have a well-established back story that paints you as a sympathetic priest of an obscure quasi-Roman Catholic sect. So of course, I have such a back story. Really only the address and zip code changes. For a review of one of my previous scambaits, dig back in to the archive of this blog here in the archive. Start there, and click "newer post" to read the blog chronologically.
The first thing you need for a successful scam bait is, well... bait. This would come in the form of an unexpected email... that email that we've all been waiting for... letting us know our fortunes are about to change. Below is a real email that I got at Fr. Coltrane's email address.