03:25 pm - more nigerian fun We have fake passport:
Dammit. That's almost certainly NOT his real picture, which is going to make it that much harder to get him to hold up a stupid sign in a picture - "he" is an old white dude now. I'll have to be sure to leave him some kind of out in case he suddenly needs to look like all the OTHER Nigerian scammers...
I have attached a scanned copy of my drivers license, as I do not have a passport. I hope that will not be a problem for concluding our business, as I would not even know how to go about getting a passport; I have never left my country. I hope this day finds you well.
Have a Blessed day,
I sent him a fake driver's license in response - one bad photoshop deserves another right? I'll let you know how it goes.
You'd think that, but no: they're generally not savvy enough for high tech crime like identity theft. The scam is that you need to Western Union them some small amount of money to get forms "processed", then a larger amount of money to overcome some other difficulty, and on and on and on.
Ultimately, the hope is that you will have sunk thousands into this, and will then travel to meet the scammer in order to finally receive your payoff - at which point you will very literally be abducted at gunpoint / knifepoint and held for ransom.
It's happened to some surprisingly successful people, not just grammaw and grampaw. Politicians, real estate investors, etc. Which just goes to show that some astoundingly stupid people can still manage to "succeed" in life, if given the proper kick-start from a generation or three back.