Discussion in 'Nigeria' started by panafrica, Oct 18, 2005.
I hate getting those e-mails. It's so obvious they can hardly speak English and are scammers.
man that's deep but good they join to put an end to the fraud
and spamming .
I also hate getting the emails, but Nigerians speak English fine. Although there are over 250 languages in Nigerian, English is the official language.
Its about time they tighten their hold on these crimes. The only problem I foresee is a shifting of the 419 base operations from Nigeria to neighboring Ghana, which is quite equiped in terms of IT, but in which a law against 419 might take a few years to pass. Infact, there has been reports of criminals streaming to Ghana in addition to homegrown Ghanian criminals.
Oh I dont doubt that many of them do, but all of the emails I've recieved have had horrible grammar or words put in the wrong place.
Six months of investigations and they are just now going to court with two companies...
This is the same issue with spam/viruses/phishing sites that we have in the USA. It takes way too long to find and prosecute the people doing all of the illegal activities. So what they got 2 companies? There are probably 10 more that popped up this month to take their place. Just like spammers. We prosecute about one major spammer every month or two. That may sound okay, but there are dozens of new spam houses popping up every month (many individual spammers pop up daily), and anybody can just start up a spamming company by buying time on a botnet.
Also, the poor english is usually intentional. Spam filters have a hard time filtering out words that either aren't spelled correctly (e.g., Pyharmcy, Pmharmcy, Phagrmcy, Phiarmcy), or contain numbers or symbols in place of other letters (e.g., C1A1I5, \/|AGRA, PR0P3C1A). They don't really care as long as the overall message of the spam gets through.
Ive been getting those emails for years!
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