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    419 scam email

    I have recently found out about this on the net. Have a look at this very funny way of dealing with the 419ers....

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3887493.stm

    Cheers
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    Re: 419 scam email

    Heh, if I had the time to go through with it, I'd do something like that. I reckon most would fall for it as well, just as thousands of people world wide still fall for the scammers.

    Whenever I come across a phishing site, I tend to enter loads of false details to annoy them.

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    Re: 419 scam email

    I read about these a while ago and had some fun myself. Head over to 419eater for more info

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    Re: 419 scam email

    I tried one to string one along, but i think somebody else reported them to m$ (as it was a hotmail account) who suspended the account. Only managed to send about 3 or 4 emails.

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    Re: 419 scam email

    I bought the book "greetings in gods name"......
    learn from my mistake.... it's rubbish!

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    Re: 419 scam email

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    I read about these a while ago and had some fun myself. Head over to 419eater for more info
    Lovin this site.... Particularly like the ones randomly holding fish.....

    I so want to do this to a 419er....

    Cheers
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    Re: 419 scam email

    PageZ: It's real fun on those long weekends when you have better things to do 8) Get a Google Mail account for your favourite pseudonym, then have a look at the 419eater forum section where people post scams they've been sent, it's a good place to start

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    Re: 419 scam email

    I wonder how many 419 scammers are aware of that site?

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    Re: 419 scam email

    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    I bought the book "greetings in gods name"......
    learn from my mistake.... it's rubbish!
    It's pretty obvious you didn't concentrate on teh book all that much Stewart. 1. you got the title completely wrong. 2. the book is hilarious. I just read it about a week ago and couldn't put it down. 3. your in-depth review leaves a lot to be desired

    In future, if you are going to slate anything, it's best to try to qualify your opinions by giving some reasons you didn't like it. "it's rubbish" isn't really much help to anyone considering a purchase

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    Re: 419 scam email

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey1956
    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    I bought the book "greetings in gods name"......
    learn from my mistake.... it's rubbish!
    It's pretty obvious you didn't concentrate on teh book all that much Stewart. 1. you got the title completely wrong. 2. the book is hilarious. I just read it about a week ago and couldn't put it down. 3. your in-depth review leaves a lot to be desired

    In future, if you are going to slate anything, it's best to try to qualify your opinions by giving some reasons you didn't like it. "it's rubbish" isn't really much help to anyone considering a purchase
    Wow that must've really hit a nerve. You signed up just to have a go at him. Welcome to edugeek by the way......

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    Re: 419 scam email

    What book is this anyway and what is it about? I'm confused

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    Re: 419 scam email

    Sorry Stuey1956, had I know the sense of outrage you felt that I hadn't attempted to review the book, that you clearly view as an estimeed work of literature, I will offer these, my views, for your consideration...


    The literary style of the book comes across as a smug self congratulatory attempt at making money from stories already published on his website.
    The stories are long winded, with pointless detail that does not add to the narrative, but encourages the reader to skip over large parts of the text, in order to be able to keep up with the salient points.

    Whilst one or two of the stories are interesting, the odd one even amusing, the majority of the book is dedicated to the author’s ego, and getting his victims to humiliate themselves for our "entertainment" is particularly seedy.

    One story in-particular concerns a man, whom our esteemed author convinces into getting a tattoo in order to elicit money from the author. It soon becomes obvious that this is a young man, who wasn't even really trying a 419 scam. The youngster is left in a dire predicament, with his passport seized, no money, and no way of getting home whilst the people from the tattoo parlour, to whom he owns money, are after their pound of flesh.

    When reading the book, I always had a sense of unease. After this "amusing" tale, this reader had had enough!

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    Re: 419 scam email

    I was not aware of this book, but havingread the previous messages - I would be up for getting people to take pictures of themselves with any number of stupid mesages on large boards or hugging fish etc - but I personally believe that asking them to get tattoo'd is a step too far....

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    Re: 419 scam email

    Quote Originally Posted by PageZ
    but I personally believe that asking them to get tattoo'd is a step too far....
    So is tricking people into handing over their life savings

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    Re: 419 scam email

    I replied to one of these with a fake e-mail address. Here in our correspondence so far:

    EDIT: Removed text so search engines can't pick it up. Please look at attachments instead.

    Ideas of what I should say in my reply are welcome .
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 419 scam email-their_reply.jpg  

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