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I am so fed up with experiencing and hearing about online scams originating in Nigeria. Why do we have to put up with it, surely the rest of the world has enough influence to put a stop to it. The general population live in poverty but have little chance of any sympathy or help while these crooks are giving the country such a bad name.
 

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Well - I have no problem with Nigerian scams.

Ignore them - it does not affect my opinion of Nigerians in general any more than I think Columbians are all part of the international drugs trade.

Or am I missing something here?
 
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I've nothing against Nigerians either, I just can't understand why their government and the rest of the world seem to give the criminal element there free reign to scam to their hearts content. Last night I had someone ruin my e bay listing causing me to lose a genuine buyer and cost me fees , a few months ago I responded to car ad that was false, a couple of weeks ago a freind of mine had his credit card cloned. All 3 things involved Nigeria. It's not that I have suffered greatly, it's just a nuisance that we shouldn't have to put up with.
 

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It's a cultural thing by all accounts.

If you can make money for very little effort that is seen as worthy.

They would be right at home as British politicians.
 
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What was it I heard on TV today something like.... If you rob a bank and take people's money you get sent to prison, if you set up a bank and take people's money.........guess the rest:rolleyes:
 

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It is in their culture and that's a fact.

I was told by a Ghanain (when I was working out there) to NEVER trust a Nigerian.
If you tell them that something cannot be done, they will try and find a way of doing it. Like the rest of Western Africa, if they put this mentality into running their countries and their fantastic continent, they would rule the world.

Shame. :rolleyes:
 
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It is in their culture and that's a fact.

I was told by a Ghanain (when I was working out there) to NEVER trust a Nigerian.
If you tell them that something cannot be done, they will try and find a way of doing it. Like the rest of Western Africa, if they put this mentality into running their countries and their fantastic continent, they would rule the world.

Shame. :rolleyes:
I heard the same about Ghanains from a persn from Guinea.

(Only joking! ;)



Although a lot of scam spam can be traced to Nigerians,
most of the big stuff is from our friends in the Russian Confederation.

An I have to agree with the Nigerian politician who said, when
questioned why they don't so more about it said, (And I may be paraphrasing a bit) that people who fall for these scams shouldn't be such greedy cretins. :thumbs:
 
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An I have to agree with the Nigerian politician who said, when
questioned why they don't so more about it said, (And I may be paraphrasing a bit) that people who fall for these scams shouldn't be such greedy cretins. :thumbs:
But isn't that just saying that some people deserve to be stolen from and good for you if you can find them and empty their bank account.
When I started this thread I had nothing against Nigerians as whole but if deception and theft is part of their culture and they condone it, then I do have something against them.
 
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When I started this thread I had nothing against Nigerians as whole but if deception and theft is part of their culture and they condone it, then I do have something against them.
I reccomend reading the book 'Blood River' by (I think) Tim Butcher. Which although centred upon The Congo, gives a good insight to the mentality of West Africa, and points a finger of blame at where things started to go wrong in that part of the world.

I'll not spoil it, but It's a very thought provoking book, and has changed my opinion of the people of the continent, and the way they are governed.
 

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Please dear kindest sir; in exchange for all you bonk details and permissions of your identity, allow me to fulfill my farter's dream and deposit you with $99,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

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Thanks HST, its on Amazon £4.61:thumbs:

As ridiculous as Scudetto's example might seem it's not far from being the typical scam e mail:lol: :lol:
 

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i like the scams :)

I play with the scammers ;)

Welcome to the 419 Eater great site!!

create a fake email address, search in google for "mugu guymen guestbook" and it'll throw up a load of guestbooks that scammers use to get people's email addys. Then go to some of these and put your fake address on them.
Within a day or 2 go check your fake address and you'll have a load of scammers just waiting to be messed around :D
 

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Rights thats enough about dodgy Nigerians. Time to put a stop to it.

Everyone send me £5 for you guide on how not to be a victim.

Send cash only to PO BOX 11111, Nigeria. ( Purely coincidental )
 
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But isn't that just saying that some people deserve to be stolen from and good for you if you can find them and empty their bank account.
No, It's about stupid people being greedy.

Most of these scams are about lotteries you've not entered
or illicit money that needs to be shifted via you bank account, for
a percentage.
 
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No, It's about stupid people being greedy.

Most of these scams are about lotteries you've not entered
or illicit money that needs to be shifted via you bank account, for
a percentage.
Yes, but all I wanted to do was sell my N95 on E bay to someone in the UK without interruption from some lowlife jerk in Africa who cost me 8 quid.:rant::lol:
 

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Mess them about, cost them postage !!
 
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