Black People : Those Nigerian Email Scams - Have you received them too?

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  1. Destee

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    Hello Everyone,

    I've received so many of these emails. While I never really knew if it was a scam, it always appeared to be and I quickly considered it as such and deleted it. I have now learned how to recognize them without even opening the email ... I just delete on sight.

    Well ... check this article out:

    Meet The Nigerian Email Grifters

    The information in the article is reportedly provided by a Nigerian in the states on a student visa. He says that his family has been involved with this "business" for 15 years. He said the con game is profitable enough to "nicely support" several dozen of his family members.

    According to the article, he is providing the interview with the condition that his identity be concealed. He claims that his recent interest in the traditional religion of the Yoruba people has led him to publicly speak out about his past. "One cannot speak to the gods with a mouth that is already full of lies," he says.

    It's really a very interesting article. While I've never been compelled to see if there was any truth to these emails promising millions of dollars ... reading this article and the danger and financial ruin that lays waiting for those that do ... makes it much scarier than just another scam.

    Check it out Yall ... and share your comments / experiences.

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    very scary i just don't mess wit stuff like dis ....i have gotten a few
     
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    it's all a myth and scary how so many fall 4 dis stuff....
    where do they come up wit crazy jave like dis ???
     
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    I am going to start posting all of these that I receive from here on out. This is crazy. With spitting on the ground makes you a terrorist ... who in their right mind would be making secret deals with folk they don't know in other countries??!! :eeek:

    I'm sick of receiving these.

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    rec'd today ...

    security agents are monitoring her and she wants to deal with me??!!! :eeek:
     
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    Ha ha ha! I guess you've recieved some of the legendary Nigerian fraud (aka 419) scams. These scams are really the bane of the country because of it's wide practice through out the world. It's stereotyped Nigerians as con-artists and fraudsters. But really it's a reflection of the dire corruption that has totally infected the entire culture of the country. Many people see 419 as a regrettable but acceptable means of acquiring money. This is very big shame.
     
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    Yeah hehe, I have received quite few of those scams from Nigerians [well they claimed to be Nigerian at any rate], a few from people I took to be white from America [could be wrong though] and some from Europe.

    I've also had to fight off a knife weilding West Indian mugger when I was in London on my way back from work while I was in college and in my earlier days [late twenties] I jumped in to help an African American navy sailor fight off a bunch of italian looking guys who, well I don't know what was going on but he turned on me lol, maybe it was in the heat of the moment and didn't realise, and I never saw him again to ask.

    I've also been the victim of an attempted pick pocketing while walking along Oxford Street, London, by a young white woman who was around the same age or so as me but she was caught by street cameras, luckily for me.

    But yes, those Nigerians who do this [if indeed they are Nigerians, okay lets say they are for arguments sake] should be ashamed of themselves, lying to, and in some cases, begging others under false pretense.

    Peace...
     
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