November 13th, 2007

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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...

Mr. Gareth:

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,

Jimbo Jones

I sent him a fake driver's license in response - one bad photoshop deserves another right? I'll let you know how it goes.

Current Music: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - Mockin' Banjo

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[User Picture] From: electricia
Date: November 13th, 2007 - 08:40 pm
My favorite part about this whole thing is that you're being targeted because your last name is Jones.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: November 13th, 2007 - 08:42 pm
Actually I'm not - if you look back, you'll notice that he didn't *give* a last name for the deceased at all until I had replied to him, and signed my reply "Jimbo Jones".

[User Picture] From: lauracroft
Date: November 13th, 2007 - 08:46 pm
Yup, I noticed that myself. This guy is s-l-i-c-k I tell ya!

[User Picture] From: electricia
Date: November 13th, 2007 - 11:26 pm
Oh, that's awesome. I didn't even realize that!

[User Picture] From: wanton_bliss
Date: November 13th, 2007 - 09:09 pm
I want you to know that I appreciate your follow-through on this.

[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: November 13th, 2007 - 09:58 pm
He knows how to effect bank transactions in the settlement of an extensive Estate but he wouldn't know how to go about getting a passport ?

I smell an idjit.

One in God with you,


P.S. I too am enjoying your follow up. You are teh awesome.

[User Picture] From: freakout
Date: November 14th, 2007 - 03:09 am
Jim was the one that said he didn't know how to get a passport. The white guy Hugh clearly know how to get one! bwahaha.

anyway, this is too much fun!

[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: November 14th, 2007 - 10:54 am
You're right ! I read it wrong and if you knew me you'd say, 'That's par for the course.'

At any rate, it would be so cool if Jim could swoop in on this guy, posing as an FBI agent and watch 'Hugh' turn as white as his 'passport'.

May Christ be with you,


[User Picture] From: zeldappa
Date: November 14th, 2007 - 04:00 am
You know, I kinda feel bad for the guy now. He's probably so eager to snag you. (I'm weird. I also feel bad for those losers on To Catch a Predator.)

I've forgotten: what do they end up doing? Getting your bank info and stealing your money? Stealing your identity?

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: November 14th, 2007 - 04:08 am
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.

[User Picture] From: zeldappa
Date: November 14th, 2007 - 04:16 am
OK, then. I don't feel bad for him any more. :)

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