Has a Scammer contacted you?  

no_strings_grrl 45F
270 posts
8/4/2005 10:31 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Has a Scammer contacted you?

Several people have contacted me and told me they or someone they know has had this happen to them. What to do now?

I've done some research and found that although there have been some convictions, for the most part there isn't much you can do. Its almost impossible to trace the email addresses they use, since they are anonymous accounts. You could take it to the cops, but more than likely they will say "We'll look into it" and then laugh and throw it in the garbage when you leave.

It is way too cost prohibitive for the authorities to take action on these people over in Africa, unless the scams involve a business entity and large amounts of money - which they often do.

Having said that, there are two things we can do in response to these assholes.

#1 - Tell everybody you know what happened, word of mouth is their enemy.

#2 - Fuck with them. No, seriously, fuck with them. Write them emails back telling lavish tales of how excited you are that they will be your roommate! Ask them lots of personal questions, but sound as dumb as you can and pretend to be convinced its for real. Why do this? Because: every minute they spend answering your questions and 'cultivating' you as their prey, saves another person the time, trouble, and heartache of being scammed. As a matter of fact, this has become a new hobby of mine - and its a BLAST!

(I learned this from a website - google "419 scammers")

Philosophy_N_Sex 50M/48F

8/4/2005 8:47 pm

Hey that is a good idea, play along and wast as much time as possible! brilliant!

rm_Never911 60M
125 posts
8/10/2005 7:55 pm

I agree...waste them!

[blog Never911]

SexyMac25 31M
99 posts
8/10/2005 11:06 pm

yeah, thanx for the info.
it is always fun to fuck with people, its all the more fun if they have tryed to fuck with u, and have failed.
as they say, u shouldnt throw stones at shit, cos it will come back at you.

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