Here is a video of the EFCC ( Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) busting an internet cafe where this kind of fraud is taking place. You can see checking all the computers and showing an email extractor program which is pulling emails off the internet and then sending their fake emails to all these people. In this story the author is focusing on how clever these scammers and crooks have to be.
Here are a few excerpts from the article which is titled “The Chilling Story of Genius in a Land of Chronic Unemployment“.
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. None have a good command of English and when I gave one a polite refusal I had a very rude response! Number 1 give away to these people, along with the broken English, is the "I love you" within 2 minutes and that damn BUZZ yahoo messenger has. Or, a woman who is being held against her will in a hotel because she was robbed and needs you to send money to the hotel manager, who also took her passport.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... All want the money sent to some guy in Lagos, Nigeria via Western Union. The scam involving millions that can only be taken out of the country by a foriegn partner (you).
Posted: , Author: Nyfok The Nigerian 419 Scam exists round the world over a very long time and is known as the advance fee fraud.
Leggieflorida_blonde Mar 26 @ PM oi just got the same email 2 dwarf free dating site days ago that dating sites swipe u got cancun.
I would suggest no less than a month of chatting online before calling them – but this should only happen when you feel totally comfortable doing so.
Please dont worry much about pictures or profiles, hence on the net everything can be copied and modifiedprobably the scammers did use already our profile and information if they did found it pretty interesting or attractive. They put up pretty pictures, nice profiles, get your attention, gain your trust, then need your "help". 3) they give you their email or, yahoo, i D in the first 1-2 messages and want.An excerpt from the article: “Don’t let the clunky syntax on these emails fool you.The Yahoo boys I met are masters of human manipulation. Yahoo boys find a lonely man– sometimes a single man who wants a mail-order bride; sometimes a married one with kids who wants an escape on the side. He says he just closes his eyes and pretends it’s a woman on the other end he’s seducing.First asks me my name, I won't give it to him, then pics which I wouldn't give him.he asks about my kids which I DEFINITELY am not telling him about... I did talk to him for a little bit because I wanted to see how far he'd go. I know there are some people that have fallen for their scams before and I'm pretty sure this is probably how it starts, so watch out if someone like this contacts you and this is the route your conversation takes. I've had that happen too in Yahoo, but only when I was visiting the chatrooms ... The first couple of paragraphs in the chat is in perfect English....So then he starts asking about my job, WHERE I work, how much I make, how much my house, car, etc. His yahoo profile says he's in the UK, but he tells me he's from NIGERIA. haven't been there for ages and mainly because of the scammers who would IM me. I was always scared they could hack into my computer so I never chatted with them.