Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Well Played, Nigerian Scam Artist

Overseas scam artists have their typical routes for trying to suck money from unsuspecting Americans like me. You have your run-of-the-mill random e-mails and responses to Craigslist ads — occasionally an eBay con of some sort.

But sending a scam solicitation through a Dilbert comic strip card? I almost want to send this guy (and his sister "Linda") a few bucks to reward them for their creativity!

(p.s. anyone else catch the irony of the featured strip? Love how it alludes to ripping someone off...)

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Your friend family, wanted us to send you this from

Message from family,:

Greetings from Samuel & Linda

Abidjan 03,ivory coast
West African coast.

Dearest one We hope this message meets you in good condition. However
strange or surprising this contact might seem to you as we have not
meet personally or had any dealings in the past. We humbly ask that you
take due consideration of its importance and immense benefit. We are
Orhpans, the children of late Dr.frankwhite Egodinma, We wish to request for your

assistance in an immediate transaction. Our late father was contractor
and an Estate consultant before his death, on his sick bed, he
instructed me and my mother to look for a foreigner who will assist us
for an investment to overseas. He discloses to us about Seven million
One hundred and fifty United States dollars ($7,150,000 USD) which he
kept for Investment in a Bank.

After several months of funeral of my late father, my uncles and some
members of the family started to treating us bad with their human
wickedness and diabolic powers. Thereby forcing my mother out of her
matrimonial home with her children which at end they eliminated our
mother and left us motherless and fatherless. We humbly seek your
assistance to invest this money in your country, and requiring your
assistance in the claim/s of the same funds into your personal account
for investment. We will be glad to give you a good percentage of the
total sum for your kind gesture. Please it is very important you
contact us immediately for us to proceed further. Please note to us
your phone number and address, area of your profession and your age as
to know better side of you.

We are waiting your soonest and positive response. please call us true our telephone number 225 66871104

Best wishes
Samuel & sister Linda

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AsianCajuns said...

That's hilarious! I usually just get spam from Nigerian princes- I want a dilbert cartoon spam!

Kb_Mal said...

I gave them major points for ingenuity here. said...

Had my own run-in with a (very religious) Nigerian Scam Artist here!

Kb_Mal said...

I Went Down the River - hilarious! Laura is really cracking me up. I am so glad you played along for a bit - so funny!

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Please be careful with this site

He is a liar
Can not download will tell you need to buy
Take the money and disappear without a trace
I lost a $ 130
Fuck rotten cheater
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