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  •  Andy Helps You Get That Nigerian Money, For A Fee (5+ / 0-)

    I'm sure somebody is ready to double down on getting that Nigerian money.  

    Attn : Beneficiary,

    I'm Mrs Cole debbie of Tampa, FL 33629.But reside In New York for Now, I'm a US citizen, I'm 51yrs old. I'm one of those that took part in the inheritance/Compensation in Nigeria many years ago and they refused to pay me, I had paid over $21,000 while in the US, trying to get my payment all to no avail.

    So I decided to travel down to Nigeria with all my compensation documents, And I was directed to meet Barrister Andy Coker, who is the member of COMPENSATION AWARD AUTHORITY and a Human Rights Activist (Lawyer), and I contacted him and he explained everything to me. He said whoever is contacting us through emails are fake.

    He took me to the paying bank for the claim of my compensation payment. Right now I'm the most happiest woman on earth because I have received my compensation funds amounting to $100,000.00 Moreover,Barrister Andy Coker, showed me the full information of those that are yet to receive their payments and I saw your email as one of the scam victims, that is why I decided to email you to stop dealing with those people, they are not with your fund, they are only making money out of you. I will advise you to contact Barrister Andy Coker.You will have to contact him directly on this below information.

    Name : Barrister Andy Coker
    Phone : +234-8104866827

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Fri May 10, 2013 at 07:25:56 PM PDT

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    •  Brilliant novel on Nigerian scam: 419 (4+ / 0-)

      Will Ferguson, an author well-known in Canada for his humorous fiction, switched to a much more serious topic in his latest novel, 419. He did well, making the transition from humor to dead serious: he won the Giller Award, a big prestigious award in Canada.

      The basic idea:

      An older Canadian guy falls for the Nigerian email scam. He doesn't tell anyone in the family. He pays out so much that loses the money they saved for retirement. He dies in an auto accident, possibly suicide.

      His daughter, a freelance editor, goes to Nigeria to find the person responsible for her father's death.

      This kind of scam is referred to as 419 in Nigeria because that's the section of the criminal code that it falls under.

      In Nigeria, she encounters various people--not just the man at the other end of the email, but others affected by what international oil companies are doing (destroy the country, basically), and other desperate situations in Nigeria.

      Good read from a fine writer.

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