Saturday, August 13, 2005

Welcome to the 419 Eater

The 419 scam is one of the most common scams doing the rounds on the internet. Surprisingly some people are still gullible enough to fall for it. It usually takes the form of someone in an African nation coming into a lot of money but needing a foreigner to access the funds as they're locked down. The scam then relies on the scammer needing money to get the paperwork in order, the requests never end and people continue to pay up until they realise they've been had.

Some people have turned the scam onto the scammers by getting them to meet conditions before the victim joins in. Most of these take the form of asking for the scammer to pose with a sign, but others have gone further asking them to pose with bread on their heads or kissing the head of a dead fish; the funny thing is that the scammers will do as they're asked as long as they think they're going to get their victim.

Here's a site with some of the pictures.

Welcome to the 419 Eater
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