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FINALLY - I got a nigerian email scam

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ArmyofHarmony, 31 May 2006.

  1. ArmyofHarmony

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,872

    Location: hell

    I've been waiting a long time but they've finally found one of my emails and have decided to try and scam me

    copy if email if interested

    The email subject says ***SPAM*** in it though, is this something that squirrelmail automatically adds in ? Its been sent to my university email account.

    I need to think of a good way to scam him out of money if this is for real.

    Any ideas what to do with him?
  2. Noxis


    Joined: 26 Jul 2003

    Posts: 6,348

    Location: Surrey

    I can forward you a few if you want? I get roughly 2 - 3 thousand emails a day.
  3. ArmyofHarmony

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,872

    Location: hell

    Nigerian scam emails?

    I get hundreds of basic mortgage spam...insurance etc...

    well, most my current email accounts get no spam... my hotmail one which i use for MSN gets hundreds :)

    yahoo and gmail are doing a good job
  4. m3csl2004


    Joined: 17 Jun 2005

    Posts: 621

    Location: Sheffield

    just list an ipod or an expensive mobile phone on ebay and say you ship internationally
  5. jesta


    Joined: 19 Dec 2004

    Posts: 3,884

    i wish i had an email from a nigerian scammer :( noone ever emails me:(
    i wanna make some money :cool:
  6. ArmyofHarmony

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,872

    Location: hell

    How illegal is it to scam a scammer?

    Personally, it should be legal!
  7. Dave


    Joined: 30 Oct 2004

    Posts: 4,937

    Location: Sacramento CA

    . . . because two wrongs make a right? :p
  8. hybrid

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,312

    Location: Newcastle

    Got got one of these...

    I replied back if they wanted any tea or biscuits i could send them that. :)
  9. PinkFloyd


    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 14,269

    Location: Bradley Stoke, Bristol

    I've had the above one :)

    I dont get too many on my hotmail account. Get loads of my gmail one, even though I dont use it.
  10. aardvark


    Joined: 2 Jan 2005

    Posts: 8,069

    Location: leeds

    i read a case of a guy who decided to 'out scam' the scammer - i can't remember where i saw it but he got a few thousand pounds and gave it to charity - the scammers were so greedy they fell for it.
  11. Chronos-X


    Joined: 3 Mar 2003

    Posts: 5,001

    Location: London ;()!

    Here's one of the buggers..

  12. Trixxy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,454

    My fave was the one where a Nigerian astronaut needed money to return home after he was stranded on a space station. :)

    Wish I'd saved it...
  13. GDad


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 597

    I don't know if I'm just being thick, and obviously since it is a scam email it's not exactly likely to make much sense but still surely 70% and 20% doesn't make 100% right? :confused:
  14. Berserker

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 4 Nov 2002

    Posts: 15,451

    Location: West Berkshire

    LMAO - would have loved to have seen that one. :D

    Even Brazil can get an astronaut there and back. :)
  15. Trixxy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,454

    fear not, google to the rescue...

  16. wedgie


    Joined: 18 Jan 2005

    Posts: 8,538

    How does anybody fall for any of these scams? I have to assume that some people are falling for them otherwise they would not exist.
  17. Mellownatts


    Joined: 14 Feb 2006

    Posts: 547

    Location: Leeds, W Yorks.

    No one ever emails me. :(