Nigerian scammer scammed by scambaiter

Posted on Thursday, July 15 2004 @ 12:46 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
If you're in for a good laugh then you must certainly read this story. It's about a scambaiter named Mike, who has some fun with a Nigerian scammer. Mike claimed to be Father Hector Barnett of the Church of the Painted Breast. First he persuades the scammer to become member of his Church, and he evend mail Mike back with a photo of his painted breast. But it goes even further, Mike asks him to pay a withdrawal fee of $80. He was pretty amazed that the scammer was actually dumb enough to send him the money!
He then tried to hit me for $18,000 for processing fees for transferring millions," Mike says.

He wrote back as Father Hector, saying that the church had plenty of money, but there was a withdrawal fee of $80.

"I persuaded him to send me the $80, which he did, inside a birthday card, by courier," Mike says.
Read the full story over at BBC

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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