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Retro Re-Post: NIGERIAN SCHEMES: Scheming the Schemers

So a month or so ago bought one of those netbooks from Target, they come in varying sizes and I think I bought the wrong size. The keyboard was cramped and I was always hitting the wrong keys, my emails were a mess. So I did what people usually do with electronics in those situations, I looked to Craigslist.

I got a few bites from people in the area that would pay a decent price, but both wanted a factory restore, now this would not be a problem with a regular PC, but with a netbook you have no disc drive so doing a system restore means purchasing an external disc drive. Sort of defeats the purpose of selling something worth $300 bucks huh?

So then the emails too good to be true started… Continue reading


Spammer Seek Revenge… and FAIL

Imagine my surprise today when I get notification that the wonderful folks of SpamCountry tried to hit me with a DNS attack. Did it work? Nope. Thankfully I have a spam filter on my site that sent all the requests into a pending state awaiting approval. Whil awaiting approval it also stops a spammer from flooding the site until the previous one is approved.

The only result, my visitor count will be through the roof today because each Zombie visitor was a unique IP address.

Obi – 7

Spammers – 0


NIGERIAN SCHEMES V: Dr. McGilliscammer

The fifth installment of my favorite internet past time. Sorry for the absence, holidays were hectic.

LMR: Hello,
I am interested and would love to buy for a xmas gift to my wife.
Let me know if you have it.
Thanks you

Dr. Law elders
206-666-5748

OWC: I do still have it.

LMR: hello dear,
Yes please i would love to purchase. I know my wife will like it. I am from Washington,i am located here in seattle.
how are you,i got ur message and i tried calling back ,later but it seems ur line was lil busy then.?
i am sorry i am little occupied now and i am not sure of when i can schedule to meet you,The gift is actually going to my wife for christmas. she is currently where she now works with in Al.
I will be paying you through PayPal or orionpay money order.
shipping tomorrow will be very much ok and i will be paying you the sum total of $1580 for the item and shipping cost using fedex,using ur paypal account and it works well as i will pay and you get a notification,then you make the shipment ok?
this is to ensure that u dont incure any loss in the course of shipping the item to my wife using a fast and reliable courier service like Fedex,DHL,UPS.
yes i deposit and you send immediately.
i need your paypal account detail to make this payment immediately and you will be getting a notification ok?
I have checked the UPS website and i found out it will cost a little close $60 to make shipping to there but you can use USPS as it will cost about $30 to $50.
I will be making u a payment of $1580 right now through paypal and you can ship it right away using Fedex,i am just hoping i can trust you.
if u would prefer a money order i could pay u using any reliable money order all i need is ur correct details to make the payment,i need your details for immediate payment so you can ship out immediately to her today and get me tracking number for shipment so i will be sure ok?
Mrs. R. elders
3502 highway 72
eastbrownsboro , Al 35741

Thank you once again
have a nice day,live healthy

Dr. Law elders
206-666-5748

OWC: So your first email is signed Dr, are you a medical doctor or a PhD? Either way you would think your grammar would be a bit more convincing then that of a scam artist.


NIGERIAN SCHEME IV: Quest for Money

My favorite.

From cole wayne colew6557@gmail

CW: You still gut electronic item

OWC: i do, but a few scammers from Nigeria are currently trying to swindle it from me.


NIGERIAN SCHEMES III: Revenge of the Birthday Boy

Same as before, messing with the Nigerian Scam artists.

From joysmith joysmith4real@aol

JS: Hello seller i saw you item on the list and i will like to buy it and i want
to believe that it”s worth a gift that in present to a relative of mine.i live in the state, if this item of your”s is still available for sale,get back to me asap so that can proceed with the transaction and i want to believe that it is in good
condition…………..
Thanks
joy smith……

OWC: I doubt you will even read this email. Instead you I assume you will just respond. So I will take this time to tell you I think your ass smells like a skunk pond.

JS: Thanks.i will not be able to pay cash,reason being that am busy at work nowadays”s,and i intended to come at your door to give you the cash and see the perfect working condition of the item…i will like to purchase this product because have been looking for this special product like this.Am in the state at the moment and i will like to ship it to my friend who lives abroad and will be celebrating his birth day in a few day”s and i will cover all the shipping expenses.. i will appreciate it, if you will kindly get back to me with some pics of what i will be buying so i can know the status of this item and will be glad if you will allow me to pay you through paypal and i will add the shipping cost to it so you will be able to ship it to it”s destination.However if you don’t have paypal account you can just log on to paypal.com and set up an account it is free easy and secure to pay and receive money through paypal.so get back to me asap.

OWC: I have paypal, feel free to pay me now. I already have your friends address in Nigeria, someone else would like to send my other computer as a wedding gift so you don’t have to give that to me.

Let’s talk soon.


NIGERIAN SCHEMES II: The Attack of the 50 Foot Idiots

So I posted a few ads just to fish for some more fun. Here are a few of my favorite responses from a few morons: OBC=ObiWan Canubi

From Anika Williams anwils01@gmail

AW: Would like to buy this item of yours. Contact me if it is still

OWC: yes i still have it. where are you located?

AW: Thanks for the response,Just to let you know that am
buying this item for my spouse abroad.I’ll be adding $120 for the
shipping and handling.I would have made this transaction in person but
I’m currently out of town due to my work frame. So get back to me with
your PayPal account email address as for me to send you the money.I’d
like to do this very fast because i have promised him that the item
will be there soonest. Be looking forward to reading from you.

OWC: Did you even read my email? I asked where you are located.

AW: Thank you for your email when should I palpay you.

OWC: I don’t use computers, so I don’t have an email address. Could you mail me a check?

AW: Would be happier two. When should I send it.

OWC: Name ….Stella t. Oluwole
Address…No 27 oluwanishola street anfani lay out ring road ibadan.
City……Ibadan
country…..Nigeria.
Phone……+23435705229.

(NOTE: This is the address of the last scammer that emailed me.)

AW: Is this joke.

OWC: No “this no joke”.

She never responded.


NIGERIAN SCHEMES: Scheming the Schemers

So a month or so ago bought one of those netbooks from Target, they come in varying sizes and I think I bought the wrong size. The keyboard was cramped and I was always hitting the wrong keys, my emails were a mess. So I did what people usually do with electronics in those situations, I looked to Craigslist.

I got a few bites from people in the area that would pay a decent price, but both wanted a factory restore, now this would not be a problem with a regular PC, but with a netbook you have no disc drive so doing a system restore means purchasing an external disc drive. Sort of defeats the purpose of selling something worth $300 bucks huh?

So then the emails too good to be true started… and so did the fun. My first batch of emails came from:
mattew900@gmail
royalversion@gmail.com
lilianray10@gmail
They all contained bad grammar and hard luck stories asking me to send my laptop over seas for purchase. My response was to just delete the emails leaving them to wonder in the interwebs limbo.

Finally after a few days I received an email from Madam Bebe at madambebe2000@gmail and here is our exchanges.

MadamBebe
Hi there,
Do you still have this item on craigslist post advert,if yes get back
to me for my attention as i am interested in purchasing this item.

Regards

ObiWan Canubi
yes

MadameBebe
Thank you very much for your mail,…..can it be presented as a gift?
I will offer you US $450.00 including the shipping overseas, Am buying this item for my step daughter getting wedded next wk,.. i will be glad if you can get back to me with your paypal email account i will like to make the payment through paypal cos i believe its the best to make an online transaction. kindly get back to me with your paypal account so as to pay ASAP.

Thanks.
Hope to hear from you.

ObiWan Canubi
Wow you are so generous, please send your address I will mail it right away.

MadameBebe
ok thanks address below …..

Name ….Stella t. Oluwole
Address…No 27 oluwanishola street anfani lay out ring road ibadan.
City……Ibadan
country…..Nigeria.
Phone……+23435705229.

So get the item ship to the address giving to you and get back to me with your paypal email address so that i can pay you the money including your phone number so that i can contact you assoon as i send the money so get the item ship out now..

Thanks
Nice doing business.

(So I guess I ship before she pays??? LOL)

ObiWan Canubi
Wow you live in Nigeria? I hear there are a lot of scams there. Be very careful.

I mail your package today. God bless you, your generosity will enable my child to receive his liver transplant that he has so needed.

MadameBebe
Hi been waiting week, you send electronic item yet.

ObiWan Canubi
Hi

Have you received the computer? I hope everything works to your expectations. I still have not received payment through paypal as of yet. Could you please check your records to see if it was sent. Thank you.

MadameBebe
No I be very worried. I have no internet access right now could you please check tracking number.

ObiWan Canubi
Hi I checked the tracking number, it says the package is still in US Customs.

MadameBebe
ok get back to me with the number so that i can verify

ObiWan Canubi
Sure thing, the pnone number you sent me is +23435705229. I hate when I lose my number, I can never memorize the thing.

MadameBebe
No thenk you, i need the tracking number so I can track the package to here.

ObiWan Canubi
I will call you with the tracking number, I hate email it to you and have it intercepted by seamonkeys.

MadameBebe
please use mail.

ObiWan Canubi
ok I mailed you a letter with the tracking number.

MadameBebe
hello friend what going on over there get back to me with the trackling number so that i can do mush done

(I still can’t figure out what “so that I can do mush done” means.)

ObiWan Canubi
hmmm. i don’t know what is going on. you didn’t receive the computer yet? please let me know what tracking number you are using.

wow, i hope it is not lost.

MadameBebe
Please need you send my your tracking number

ObiWan Canubi
Hi Bebe

I would hate you be accused of cultural insensitivity, but your English in the last message was terrible and I do not understand your request.

Thanks

MadameBebe
Please I need your tracking number

ObiWan Canubi
I really think you should use your own, I have a cold and would hate to give you a virus.

MadameBebe
Did you mail electronic item yet?

ObiWan Canubi
We are currently experiencing technical difficulties, please stand by….

beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

MadameBebe
Please kindly do not fool around, I have purchased an item from you and I would like it.

ObiWan Canubi
Purchased? Here in America, purchased means you have paid for the item. I have not received your funds transfer yet.

MadameBebe
I will send you the money once I have recieve electronic item and had time to inspect.

ObiWan Canubi
I before E, except after C

MadameBebe
excuse me?

ObiWan Canubi
I believe that was a statement, you should not have used a question mark.

Regards

MadameBebe
I do not need grammar lessons, I will like my electronic item.

ObiWan Canubi
Oh but you do.

MadameBebe
If the foolishness not stop I report you to craigslist management.

ObiWan Canubi
Yes, I invite you to contact them and tell them I have not yet received payment and you have not received your item. They will laugh. Did you see how I used the I before E except after C in the prior sentence? That is proper English.

MadameBebe
I no deal with you any longer.

ObiWan Canubi
But what about the money for my son’s transplant?

MadameBebe
I know deal with you anylonger.

ObiWan Canubi
Remember I before E… Except after C. And you should get to know your no’s.

MadameBebe
I am confused by your last email

ObiWan Canubi
I will try to find you a copy of Hooked on Phonics, it would do you and your fellow scammers a world of difference when trying to run a con.

ps I was planning on selling this AsusEee but I have used it so much emailing with you I have begun to get use to the small keyboard and plan to keep it.

Thanks for your assistance.

(She has never responded to this last email)

Boy did I have fun with her, I actually think I will make this a regular feature here… only I won’t continue on for so long, we were returning 4-5 email each a day.


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