# Should I answer...

#### nerdegutta

Joined Dec 15, 2009
2,684
Got this in my mail box:

We wish to notify you again that you were listed as a beneficiary to the total sum

#### nerdegutta

Joined Dec 15, 2009
2,684
Darn it!

So he couldn't just take the legal fee from $14.6M? #### R!f@@ Joined Apr 2, 2009 9,806 I am way ahead of you. I am now in my swimming pool with my state of the art water resistant lapy surfing. Thread Starter #### nerdegutta Joined Dec 15, 2009 2,684 Sure you are. When I get my share I will buy an island in the sun... #### maxpower097 Joined Feb 20, 2009 816 Tell my good friend prince mutumbo and General Tutola I said best wishes and happy holidays. #### maxpower097 Joined Feb 20, 2009 816 Prior answering, get some drink and time to read. Lot of time. Enjoy. http://www.419eater.com/html/joe_eboh.htm There are dozens of these sites. Its become an art of how hard your can screw with these people. But in the end scams are like picking up women, its all about numbers. Ask a million and someone's dumb enough to bite, or go home with me. #### Markd77 Joined Sep 7, 2009 2,806 Maybe you could ask one of these guys for advice: I got them through the door, but apparently there are a few more variations. #### Attachments • 34.3 KB Views: 76 • 35.4 KB Views: 77 #### maxpower097 Joined Feb 20, 2009 816 Why eat hamburger when you can have steak? Thread Starter #### nerdegutta Joined Dec 15, 2009 2,684 Red Painted Breast... ha ha ha #### R!f@@ Joined Apr 2, 2009 9,806 hey I got this email. Attention... We Are Currently Offering Private, Commercial, Business and Personal Loans with 4% Interest Rate to any part of the world. Please contact Mr. Mark Melvin for more information on melvin.mark@consultant.com Sincerely, Laura Diaz. Announcer. Is it for real...if it is, I might be interested. #### justtrying Joined Mar 9, 2011 438 I hear Mark Melvin is in prison in Alabama suing the state for a book that he never got. Definitely interested... Thread Starter #### nerdegutta Joined Dec 15, 2009 2,684 A few days back, I received an e-mail from Gaddafis wife, (the dead Libyan dictator). She claimed she needed my help to get to her funds.... "O'really", I thought, while I deleted the post. #### t06afre Joined May 11, 2009 5,934 Darn it! So he couldn't just take the legal fee from$14.6M?
Doh, and oh my god. Do you think I am scammed And will never any of the $14,600,000.00. Nor get my$1000 legal fee money back. I am very disappointed. Mr. Howard Gibbs seemed to be such a credible and honorable person in his mail. I can only say darn.

#### nerdegutta

Joined Dec 15, 2009
2,684
Sue him!

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#### monster_catfish

Joined Mar 17, 2011
116
Back when I had a bit more time on my hands, I drew inspiration from that website 419eater.com, and created a few fictitious characters of my own, to communicate as an email tag-team with internet scammers, all to determine just how long it took for the ever-optimistic tricksters to completely lose their temper and resort to death threats.

My cast of characters included the filthy rich and seemingly gullible Sir Pinoakyo Bullkrudsmann III, who was perpetually on the brink of sending big money to the scammer, but was only held back due to the consent he required from his extremely verbose attorney, Kudyouza Krapsanwij, who would start off by having the conman fill out a 20-page "Eligibility Assessment Form".

With the form still being laboriously filled and re-filled repeatedly by the scammer who felt obligated to try and follow Attorney Krapsanwij's condescending and ridiculously complicated instructions, a third oddball character, The Exalted Swami Seikfund Floyd, loosely based on those charlatan Eastern mystics that ran communes in rural Oregon back in the '80's, would step in to further muddy the waters with pre-written reams of bafflling mystic-babble, to which the scammer would be prompted for meaningful replies, demanded as yet more pre-requisites to qualify for that elusive, ever-receding payoff.

Generally, I was impressed and amused at the almost infinite patience those scammers displayed, even as I served up patently obvious bullchit by the shovel-full, with each tall tale and irrelevant aside more wacky and improbable than the last.

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#### nerdegutta

Joined Dec 15, 2009
2,684
If you get $1000 legal fee from a few poor souls in a month, maybe you too would have been patient. I guess$1000 in Nigeria is a lot of money...

#### monster_catfish

Joined Mar 17, 2011
116
It is no laughing matter at all to those who disregard the warning signs and fall for what really is such an old, well publicised scam.

The good folks at 419eater.com operate on the premise that any online time wasted by criminals in communicating with pranksters is time no longer available to troll for real victims. My modest foray into the artform of frustrating internet conmen was educational to say the least.