Thursday, June 29, 2006

Scam the Scammer

This is quite a funny story between someone who was sent a '419' email (an email asking to help get funds out of Nigeria or similar).

He replied exclaiming he didn't have the time, but created a new story about how he could offer donations of between $25 and $100k based on quality of some artwork. The person replying used the name of 'Derek Trotter' and 'Rodney Trotter' in the scam.

He managed to scam a wooden carving of 'Trixie and Captain Cuddlepuss' from 'Creature Comforts' and a carving of a Commodore 64. Even managing to get the Nigerian scammer to pay the postage costs to get them here!

Very interesting read - I bet he enjoyed this!!

Found it originally on this Boing Boing article.
Link to actual site

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