t seems I'm not the only one having some fun with these jellyheads.
Some End Thoughts
Reviewing not only my email exchanges but the exchanges published by others, it's rather interesting how readily these thieves claim to be honest Christians. They drop the names of Jesus and God as often as they drop the names of Nigerian bank presidents and trusted lawyers. At first I assumed this was all part of the confidence scam, make the victim think he's dealing with a trustworthy Christian. But now I think they really DO think themselves as Godly, honest men. Stealing from Westerners with too much money is no more immoral than you stealing cable or reusing postage the cancellation stamper missed. I'm certain they truly believe God has lead them to this vocation and lead them to you. Does the cheetah feel malice towards the ibex as he drains away the creature's life blood? Does the dying ibex feel malice towards the cheetah? Hakuna Matata!
It's also interesting how sophisticated they're getting yet how stupid they still remain. They set up web sites. They make up official looking stationary. They know how to work offshore banks. And yet they're stupid enough to travel to the airport expecting to pick up David Lee Roth on evidence of nothing more than a few emails. And then they can be fooled into doing it a second time! Even funnier they do things like send pictures cut out of magazines claiming it's them, although you can see the photo's half toning and text from the page's opposite side showing through.
What I think is going to eventually happen, as I've hinted on the Intro page, these scammers are rapidly soiling their own nests by sending out too many scam letters and using the same mailing lists. Coupling that with newspapers, magazines, and online new sources regularly reporting about the scam, you will find the scammers finding slimmer pickings on this side of the pond. They'll turn their attentions elsewhere. Remember people don't only speak English in the UK, Canada, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand. It's the world's lingua franca. More ready victims will be found in Asia and South America. These people will be less put off by the scammer's broken English and more accustomed to underhanded corruption as simply another way business gets done. Then again, never misjudge the stupidity of the Canadian/American public. Despite the fact warnings for things like envelope stuffing, loan brokers, and credit repair have been around for decades, people are still suckered in.