NEW FUN GAME!!… ‘ LOVE, NIGERIAN SCAMMER STYLE’…

NEW game to play- “Love, Nigerian scammer style”
  We all get them~ you know the ones- there a few variations:

Check www.snopes.com to find others~

UPDATE:
NEW 2010 ONEs are from HACKED EMAIL ADDYS that call for urgent help to someone you know, after a holiday mugging~[see below in comments]

 They all want you to  send money imposing as someone you know ~! [ hack a friends email contact list & write you from your friends hacked addy to initiate contact] They always want you to send money via Western Union [as it is irretrievable once sent] which can be picked up virtually anywhere as long as they have a name and confirmation number.

Here are some that were dedicated to the ones looking for love
The ones needing you to pretend to be an inheritor in the USA ~

LOVE , Nigerian Scammer Style” is alot of FUN!!!RULES ARE SIMPLE:

1. Answer their letter with passion. Make everything seem believable, but NEVER TELL THEM THE TRUTH…mixing a little fact or fiction is ok, but keep track of your letter for reference and try to keep the chain of responses on one thread.

2. NEVER answer them on yahoo.. NO IM’ING- make them stay IN EMAILS, so you can keep a running record of the emails..[may be able to forward to cops]

3. NEVER GIVE THEM YOUR REAL NAME or address etc. Tell them the one you have on myspace is fake so you can protect yourself.

Become somebody ‘rich, dumb and generous’ [they love it] Be risque with them- tell them outrageous things [most of them are functionally illiterate and it will go over their heads]

4. Research on line, any city country and use some of that info to pretend you are at that location and writing to them from there…( I am currently vacationing in Capetown SA, surfing with sharks and bungy jumping, eating crocodile!]

5. Profess your undying love, BUT you are having another internet suitor come stay with you and doing all sorts of things together.. Sound dumb ” like oh, he lost all his luggage at the airport so I BOUGHT HIM A WHOLE NEW WARDROBE’”….

6. MAKE IT SEEM like you are spending all sorts of money on the other internet suitor but that you LOVE HIM and wish he were there with you instead…

7. PLAY THEM as much as your imagination will allow you to and you will have some of the biggest laughs in your life……

8. Give them false  ALOT OF information but name real places [away from you] give them a STUPID MADE UP NAME TO CALL YOU BY and tell them to call you at such and such a place and ask for you….BUT give them a real phone number ,like of a famous hotel or restaurant and give them a time to call you AT A SPECIFIC TIME…

If they actually do and write you that you didnt answer, apologize and give the dumbest excuse you can imagine….

Beg them for their telephone number..[but dont ever  really call them, just email them that their phone isnt working..]They will then apologize to you!

9.The more you frustrate them with outrageous stories, the more fun you will have…I pretend to be like a dumb but wealthy black widow that goes sky diving and offer to take them jumping etc… they say they like outdoor sports so I play them that way, you can make you own way]

10. Post the entire thread in your blog or bulletins and give everyone else a big laugh too…..

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The best part is it is a way to strike back at these bums and give them a taste of their own medicine... No matter what never send them any money, personal info or location..

Pre-empt their questioning you about your profile by telling them it is fake..They will understand that since theirs are always fake….

I am currently playing with 4 scammers at the same time. I use the same letters for each and just make subtle changes… it is like a class on creative writing.. I have researched Capetown SA and all its restaurants beaches and tours and so I am learning while I am playing ” Love Nigerian Scammer style“…

If enough people actually do this, imagine what it will do to their scam? Seriously many people fall prey to these crooks and if we get smart and play them back, they may eventually slow down or stop, but by playing this game and telling all your friends to do so as well, we can also educate people from falling for the scams…Have a great Memorial Day weekend…

Repost this game if you want to help stop the scammers!!!!

New on MySpace: join new group : Love Nigerian Scammer Style: read results of playing the game and add your own results! Great resource for what to say when you are all out of words for your Nigerian scam artist….the Group is called : Nigerian Scammer love lines and the url is :http://groups.myspace.com/lovenigerianscammerstyle

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15 thoughts on “NEW FUN GAME!!… ‘ LOVE, NIGERIAN SCAMMER STYLE’…

  1. These scammers are worldwide, however most scammers have been traced back to a nigerian telephone exchange ans there are numerous proofs online to not only verify but to justify the association.
    It has also been proven that many if not all of the scammers have affiliations with Al-Quiada and they are reveling in using our own money to kill our troops with!A sort of insult to injury showing their contempt for us all.
    The muslim faction has grown very strongly in Nigeria and there is alot of infighting there and also alot of innocent people suffering for the actions of the underground militant cell groups who some have been traced to running these scams from the numerous internet cafes enabling them to keep ‘working’ one scam on as many as they can,.The go fishing for American souls to latch onto and bilk and all the while operate in total deceit and dishonesty to get $$ any money, anyway, anyhow. Sure there are also the freelance scammers, who see what the others are getting away withand the nigerian police can not stop them all since there is so much widespreafd corruption there.
    An effective way to to keep them busy online, playing them right back, which takes away the time they need to perpetrate the scam on the unsuspecting. This costs them resources as well as phone bills.
    I found it immensely amusing to give theses scammers ‘real phone numbers’.. to law enforement agencies, public places, stores , restaurants and give them fake names to ask for and remind them to assume “I” was at where ever they were calling and it was imperative for them to insist on speaking to ‘me’.. lol… Although I was emeshed in playing the game in the Spring, I have left the archives in ” Love Nigerian Scammer Style’ a group on MySpace, although recently I have been working and havent had the time to persue exposing any more of them [for now]…

  2. God bless you, Ave, for using your life in so many ways to help others. This may be one reason why you were placed here at this time and why you have experienced the things you have. The situations and experiences we face in life reflect what Heavenly Father really knows about us and what we need to make our weaknesses become strengths.

    • Hi Carmen~ Its been a while but the scammers are now at a new level. They hack email addys & appeal for urgent help. I have written about it in the replies on this topic~ you might want to check them out~
      I am playing with the scammer on this and posting their responses so others can learn to recognize the new cons~!!

      I hope all is well with you and your family :)
      Ave

  3. I said the same thing to a friend just last year. I told her it would be fun to mislead scammers into thinking I am a filthy rich gal who’s waiting to wire money to him and to meet him on some romantic island.

    And when they ask for bank accounts, etc give them fake info.

    You go gal! Your blog rocks!

  4. This website ROCKS!!!!!!

    here is a wonderful video to all the scammers out there and the wonderful ways they have brought to our USA way of life :)

  5. This is a great idea, I think I Am going to play around with some letters of my own
    I wrote a theme song for them that I would like to share with everyone
    please feel free to comment on the video about your feelings on these scams or stories you may have as well
    thanks

    • H J
      Great tribute song to scammers, lol~!
      They have a new one they are pulling ~
      http://www.snopes.com/fraud/distress/family.asp

      My friend’s email was hacked & all her contacts got that letter like the one on snopes. I recognized it notified my friend to take appropriate actions and then began to play the scammer, so possibly to get them caught~

      I have the account on my blog where you posted your YouTube~! Check it out and spread the word

      Lets rid the net of scammers 1or more at a time~ :) Ave

    • While I participated, it turned what is an ugly thing these rotten scammers do to unwitting people into a fun way to dish it back to them and educate people about them at the same time.Thanks for reading it and spreading the word about Nigerian scammers, coming in all shapes, sizes and online traps~!!

    • Hi Wai Moran~

      Well there is a new scammer http://www.snopes.com/fraud/distress/family.asp

      They hit my friends email acct & contacts & sent that letter to us all.

      I let my friend know & she took action to protect her acct.
      Meanwhile the scammer made an imposter acct by removing just 1 letter from from friend’s acct~and wrote me back..
      I am now playing the game with the scammer to see if we can catch a thief~

      If not at least we are wasting his time and making a fool of him~!! :)
      Ave

  6. NEW HELP SCAM~!!

    REF: http://www.snopes.com/fraud/distress/family.asp
    ——————————————————————
    From: C*@hotmail.com
    Subject: Help!!!
    Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 09:21:52 -0400

    I’m writing this with tears in my eyes,my family and I came down here to London, United Kingdom for a short vacation. unfortunately,we were mugged at the park of the hotel where we stayed,all cash and credit card were stolen off us but luckily for us we still have our passports with us.

    We’ve been to the Embassy and the Police here but they’re not helping issues at all and our flight leaves in few hours from now but we’re having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won’t let us leave until we settle the bills. Well I really need your financial assistance..Please, Let me know if you can help us out?

    Am freaked out at the moment!!

    C*

    ———————————————————————-
    DELETED MY REAL FRIEND’S NAME FROM THIS POST AS IT WAS HER EMAIL THAT HAD BEEN HACKED AND THE SCAMMERS WERE READING HER MAIL LOOKING FOR A TARGET~
    [1] CHECKED SNOPES~ FOUND IT THERE~
    [2] I NOTIFIED MY FRIEND TO CHANGE HER PASSWORD & CLEAN HER CONTACTS
    [3] I LET HER KNOW I WAS ‘PLAYING THE SCAMMER BACK]~
    [4] I REPLIED TO SCAMMER LIKE I BELIEVED HIM~
    ————————————————————————–
    From: *******@msn.com
    To: C*@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: Help!!!
    Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:31:07 -0400

    HEY C*~!
    SEND ME YOUR PHONE NUMBER~!
    I WILL SEE WHAT I CAN DO~!!

    AVE

    ————————————————————————–
    AT THIS POINT THE SCAMMER CREATED A NEW EMAIL ADDY THAT LOOKED LIKE MY FRIEND’S ADDY BUT WAS MISSING 1 LETTER, SO I BARELY NOTICED THE DIFFERENCE~
    FURTHER DISCOURSE IS NOW BETWEEN ME AND THE SCAMMER AND NO LONGER GOING TO MY FRIENDS EMAIL
    ————————————————————————-

    From: [NEW IMPOSTER EMAIL= C*2]@hotmail.com
    To: *****@msn.com
    Subject: Help!!!
    Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 18:49:33 +0000

    Glad you replied back,We have nothing left on us right now and we’re lucky to have our life and passports with us it would have been worse if they had made away with our passports.

    Well all we need now is just $1,750, you can have it wired to my name via Western Union i’ll have to show my passport as ID to pick it up here and i promise to pay you back as soon as we get back home. Here’s my info below.

    Receiver’s Name: C*
    Location: 30 Leicester Square, WC2H 7LA,
    London United Kingdom

    As soon as it has been done, kindly get back to me with the confirmation number. Let me know if you are heading to the WU outlet now??

    —————————————————————————
    THE SCAMMER NOW SWITCHED THE EMAIL ADDY’S TO A NEARLY SAME ONE THAT COULD BE EASILY MISSED BY THE RECIPIENT. THEY ARE STILL USING A COPY OF MY FRIEND’S EMAIL SIGNATURE THAT MAKES IT LOOK REAL….
    THIS IS WHERE THE ‘GAME BEGINS’ – CONFUSE THE SCAMMER WITH INSIGNIFICANT DETAILS AND INCLUDE REAL LANDMARKS ~! OFFER TO GIVE MORE THAN ASKED FOR BUT IGNORE THEIR WESTERN UNION REQUEST~!
    —————————————————————————

    Hi C*~

    Hang in there dear~ it can happen to anyone~ Thats why we all took those jujitsu classes last winter, so we could lose
    weight but also so we could deal with any potential muggers~! Wish I had been there for you~!!

    No money problem, Jimmy & I booked a flight and are on our way to London, so we will stop by and can drop off $2,000 to
    tide you over til you can get back to the states.

    We are booked at the Strand Palace Hotel [020 7836 8080 -] for Weds morning.Our flight will arrive at 11am UK time~so
    we should arrive at the Strand about noonish~ Lets have lunch~!!

    Where can we meet ? Maybe at the Strand or do you have another location in mind?

    We are stopping off in NYC tomorrow, on our way and picking up some cheesecake to bring to Bev and Mark.
    Shall we bring you a cheesecake too? [know how much youi loved them last time you were in town!] Do you prefer
    blueberry or strawberry? [ I like them both, lol]
    We’re getting them at Junior’s of course~ they do make the best.

    I couldnt get through to the embassy, but I tried. Dang lines always busy there~ Anyway let me know where we can meet.
    If you send me the name of the manager at your hotel along with his phone number, I could settle your bill right from here
    before our flight takes off. I could just call and give them my Mastercard numbers and have it all charged to me.

    Be sure to send me the name and number of the person you want me to pay, if you need it sooner than when I arrive.

    Hugs:)
    Ave
    ————————————————————————–

    AT THIS POINT THE SCAMMER WILL CONSIDER THEIR NEXT MOVE AND WILL REPLY OR NOT REPLY. IF THEY DO, YOU CAN BEGIN HAVING THEM RUN ALL OVER THE PLACE LOOKING FOR YOU WHEREVER THEY ARE LOCATED.EACH TIME THEY WRITE, ACT AS THOUGH YOU JUST MISSED THEM AND LOOK UP ANOTHER LANDMARK IN THAT CITY AND TELL THEM TO GO THERE AT A CERTAIN TIME. IF YOU CAN, GET THEM TO HAVE TO TRAVEL TO ANOTHER TOWN- GET THEM RUNNING AROUND SPENDING THEIR TIME AND RESOURCES CHASING THE WIND :) LOL

    IF YOU HAPPEN TO GET ANY ‘REAL’ INFO, KEEP THE POLICE EMAIL NEARBY AND SEND IT TO THE AUTHORITIES AND THEY MIGHT JUST NAB THEM! ASK FOR A DESCRIPTION AND WHAT THEY WILL BE WEARING ETC AS YOU FORGET SINCE YOU HAVENT SEEN THEM BEFORE OR IF THEY ARE SENDING ANOTHER FRIEND ON THEIR BEHALF TO MEET YOU. TELL THEM TO WEAR A CARNATION OR RED HAT OR ANYTHING THAT WILL MAKE THEM STAND OUT IN A CROWD SO THE POLICE CAN FIND THEM OR SO YOU CAN MAKE A BIGGER FOOL OUT OF THEM :) [see ebolamonkeyman.com for a laugh]
    ——————————————————————
    From: c*@hotmail.com
    To: ave1954@msn.com
    Subject: RE: Help!!!
    Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 08:43:32 +0000

    Its will be better that you have the money wired to my name and location via western union to my info below,

    Receiver’s Name: C*
    Location: 30 Leicester Square, WC2H 7LA,
    London United Kingdom

    As soon as it has been done, kindly get back to me with the confirmation number. Let me know if you are heading to the WU outlet now??

    Thanks
    ——————————————————————
    So as much as you ignore their WU request and offer alternatives they will engage you in convo’s salivating over the prospect of ripping you off~!
    ——————————————————————
    To: cjstuts@hotmail.com
    Subject: RE: Help!!!
    Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 05:22:50 -0400

    Hi Carol~

    There aren’t any Western Union outlets nearby or en route to the La Guardia airport. I am coming from my summer home upstate.

    I just checked the phone books and found no outlets . Also everything is closed right now as it is 5:09am East coast time~We are on

    our way to NYC now and will do some shopping before our flight tonight. We have to have the cheesecakes packed with dry ice and they

    will be securely packaged and placed into Jimmys rolling suitcase. I just hope they dont get damaged by the baggage handlers~!!

    A clumsy bunch they tend to be~

    I will be in NYC later this morning and if we see a place along the way, perhaps we can do that. Once in the air however, we wont have

    cell service so I wont be able to do much then. I believe our flight leaves at 8pm tonight EST. I have cash for you, I could buy US Postal Money Orders and mail them express this morning in NYC {?} which would get their by morning- oh no, that wont work will it?? I will be

    in London tomorrow~Could you just tell the manager at your hotel that I am on my way with the money?? You could send me his number
    and I can verify it.

    Also dear, I tried your cell but got no answer~! Doesn’t your cell work overseas or did you lose that too??

    Do you have another number I can call you at??Let me know~What hotel are you staying at??

    Are you in London or at the your aunts estate? Is she still in Vienna??

    Gosh, this must be so embarrassing for you~ I feel terrible for you. What a predicament~

    Is Evelyn in the country or has she gone down to Alicante for the entire summer??

    Do you have a Paypal account?? Maybe I can send you the money that way~

    Oh silly me, just realized you said your credit cards were stolen, so that wouldnt help much no would it?

    I have an idea~! Ask the hotel manager if he has a paypal account and I can maybe send the money that way so you can receive the money and give you the balance. Wouldnt that work just as fast? I never liked Western Union anyway and haven’t a clue where to find an outlet~!!

    Let me know what else we can do for you :)

    AVE

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