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Patrick

Haha! Good for you. I carried on a conversation with a Nigerian "official" after I won the lottery (for the fifth time, no less), but didn't carry it this far.

jan's funny farm

I have a friend who likes to play practical jokes on me so I wasn't surprised the time I received an email from him saying he was stuck in London and needed several hundred dollars to get home. Well, I knew he wasn't in London and he wouldn't be begging money from me if he was stuck there. So I shot off a sarcastic reply. I sometimes wish I could have seen the face of whoever read my reply. At least I never heard from him again. A few hours later I received a change of email address from my friend, as someone had used his email account to beg funds from his friends.

These scammers are terrible at grammar and spelling but they can be sneaky. And stupid. As proved by your correspondence with one.

Jimmy

Ya gotta love those scammers!!???
Here's an email from a little Russian scam artist who wanted me to pay some $900 to fly her over here!!!
I kept her ( could have been a guy for all I know?)going with the emails for weeks!!!!
You wouldn't belive the pics she sent me???? I kept telling her that I was old enough to be her father!!!

"Hello Jimmy!!! This is me again! I was so happy when I saw your e-mail in my mail box.

I really like you so much! Now I know that you are interested in me and I hope we will be able to meet soon when I will come to your area. Why I chose you? I found you at the site by chance. Telling from the beginning I know a
woman who is on a dating site. That profile wasn't mine, it was a profile of that woman, but she let me find
someone from the dating site from her profile. I don't know how to use the site, so I found you by chance and wrote you.
I think I should write you more things about me, I hope it will be interesting for you to know me better!
As I wrote you I`m 26 years old, My birthday is 29 of December 1981.
I'm 167 cm tall (5.5.) and 51 kg weight. I don't know exactly my bust-waist-hips measurements, I don't have a reason to measure it because I think it's OK and my body is proportionate )) I take care of my body, for truth its very easy for me, because I work as a dancer, so it helps me to keep feet!!!
I've never been married, don't have kids but I love them and they love me! I don't smoke, drink occasionally.
And I want to tell you that I always wanted to find an older man. I think older men are much more serious and they can take
care of me, they are more experienced in life and can teach me many things.
As for my family - I live with my mother and my brother. My mother is 48 years old, I love her very much, she works as a hairdresser in a beauty salon.
I have a sister, her name is Olga, she is already married and she lives with her husband.
I also have a younger brother, he is 13 years old, his name is Maksim.
He is very clever and he wants to be a naval officer like our father. My father was a great person, he was courageous and brave. He is an ideal man for me.
My father died in auto crash... My mum cried for several months but now she is ok, she will never meet another man because my father was the only man in her life and now her aim in life is to grow up our brother.
It was my mother's idea to try to work to another country.
She loves me very much and she thinks that its impossible to earn good money in russia working as a dancer or dance instructor. I teach ballroom dances. My mother read many stories about girls who found their happiness abroad and now she wants me to do the same.
As I wrote you I live in Russia, the name of my town is Karakulskoe it is situated in Chelyabinskaya Obl. (District).
It will be great if you also tell me some interesting facts about your city.
I don`t remeber if I told you or not but I graduated from Chelyabinsk University two years ago, Economy faculty but I don't work on my specialization because I can't find a good job here in economy sphere, my city is so small. I don`t use any translators and I can speak and write English well. I also have a certificate of aerobic's instructor.
I write my emails from Internet cafe, we have a computer but no Internet.
If you want I can call you when we get to know each other better it would be nice to talk to you. Today I'm going to tell my mother about you, I'm sure she will be happy I've met someone over there who can show me around!
I hope you are not getting bored to read my emails?
It's a pity there is no messenger here, so we can talk only using e-mails..
My address here is Russia, Karakulskoe, Lenina street 21, flat 13.
So now you have a representation of who I am....
I just can tell you I enjoy life and I try to live to the fullest, I like to try new things. I'm very tender, caring, artistic, faithful, decent person.
Sometimes I can be not well organized, I think everybody had it's own minuses and pluses.
I don't look any special qualities in a man. I just hope he will be faithful to me and ready to create a happy family with me and I will do everything to make him happy. I'm looking for a soulmate! Do you look for any special qualities?

Bye!

Anna

Jerry

My question is WHY? Why do people still fall for anything that comes from Nigeria. We're sorry for the girl, but really. How dumb do you have to be to know that Nigeria (and Cameroon)=scam.

Sling

..this probably explains why my 'free' Alpaca hasn't arrived yet.

Khyra

The khat in your house has tried to akhcess your PlayPaw akhkhount...

I'm afraid I will have to eat it topped with ACAI topsy turvy style whilst working from home and making 5k an hour!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

C

WOW! That was pretty funny, but sad at the same time (sad as in pathetic). I cannot believe people would go through lengths like that to scam others. Why? *sigh* Well, I guess scammers will exist so long as people keep falling for crazy stories and scams.

I was impressed with your correspondence with the good Christian missionary! good for you for grilling him with all those questions :)

rosemary

Crap. I was hoping the first pictured puppy was available....if the bull dog was 400 then 170, I could get that one for maybe 50 bucks. I get Nigerian emails too but not about dogs......I get the you are the relative of a Nigerian Queen that died and left you all of her money and then there are the ones about Steve's poor manhood. I am looking for a puppy...but not a Nigerian West African Scam Hound.

BunGirl

I love that the scammer also used THE FIRST IMAGE RESULT you get when you google "cute bulldog puppies"... Gee, that's hard to verify.

The yorkie pic is first on the list for "yorkshire terrier puppy."

Jan

Good catch BunGirl

SCAMMERS, AT LEAST GO TO BREEDERS' SITES AND NOT TO GOOGLE IMAGE FOR YOUR PHONY PICTURES.

jackie

i can't understand how anyone can be so dumb to fall for that shit...you figure if they're that dumb..they deserve what they get..sigh*

Serendipity

LOL! You did a good one on him. It's sad that many are still falling for these scams. In fact, it was just a couple of weeks ago this girl fell for the same scam. It was for 2 maltese pups. It boggles the mind that people can buy the pups without seeing them physically and verifying.

Tammy

I don't understand the point of scams like this one. Do they actually pull in some money?! I had a co-worker who got pulled into one something like this - but thankfully even though she wasn't very savvy about internet scams, she felt something was weird and asked me before she did anything other than inquire.

the 4 Bs

i like the part when he says that the pups understand many different languages.

Jan

The Nigerian scams have pulled in millions of dollars from people looking for inexpensive purebred dogs, lottery wins, false inheritances and my favorite, "help me embezzle money from my company."

cube

You are nothing if not persistent. I would've just deleted the email and blocked the address.

Jan

Actually I enjoy myself thoroughly when I do these things. Besides, when the scammers are emailing me, they are doing no harm.

FrogDogz

I played with one of those guys last year - I managed to stretch it out into almost a dozen emails before he finally got pissed off at me.

Ours escalated from him selling me a puppy, to him wanting to marry me. It was awesome.

Enjoy -

Fun with Scammers - Part One

gus, louie and callie

There are just to many people out there trying to scam up. Sure glad you pissed him off. Sure hope the next person is as smart as you...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Blogdog

Unbelievable what these people think up! Worse, that some people get sucked in by such obvious scams.

Tony

I remember before we got Dixie, Michelle signed up with an Australian find a dog website in her FAILED quest for a Chinese Crested & she got lots of shonky sounding emails just like yours from quite a few overseas puppy sellers
It's also amazing that 4 week old puppies can understand many languages. He must be a brilliant trainer!!!

Col

Sad to think that some still fall for this stuff. Scammers and spammers... hate them both.

Lynn Sinclair

Amazing.

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Ohh my, beautiful bulldog puppies.

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