Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Scamming the Scammer - or 419 Eater.
A 419'er is a name for these guys who send out those annoying emails about the millions of USD they have tied up in Nigeria. I once tried this myself but didn't get far, as i cacked my pants when i realised I would have to give out my work fax number to try to reel him in.
Well never mind as there is people out there who dedicate their spare time (more likely work time) to frustrate and waste these scammers' time.
Maybe the next stage will be to try this with spammers of Viagra and Penis enlargement.
Anyway here is the story of 'John Boko' of the "Ivory Coast". Who wasted almost two months of his time and money trying to scam an imaginery arts scholarship from Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter. He obviously doesn't get BBC comedy repeats in the Cote d'Ivoire.