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  • #2060
    Andrew
    Participant

    Well, sort of. Linked from Graham Linehan’s blog due to Tedness, posted here due to Craigness:

    http://419eater.com/html/okorie.htm

    #118456
    Al
    Participant

    All I require from you is your bank account details and sort code and we can wire you de monies directly…

    #118457
    penny
    Participant

    Interesting way of dealing with scammers. A bit funny really.

    #118458
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    It shows he’s just about as big a cunt as the scammer, though.

    #118463
    mick
    Participant

    I enjoyed reading that.

    #118466
    Andrew
    Participant

    > It shows he?s just about as big a cunt as the scammer, though.

    I think that’s what I LIKE about it. You’d hate to deal with the guy, but put him up against a scammer and let them smack it out…that’s just fine.

    Certainly there are people I’ve met online who I’d happily lock in a room together, driving each other crazy, if it’d keep them away from the rest of us…

    #118467
    Phil
    Participant

    So that’d be Matt and who else then?

    #118472
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >It shows he?s just about as big a cunt as the scammer, though.

    I’ve been reading 419 Eater for ages (like, years now, I think), and I can’t say I agree – the guy is a nice bloke (I’ve seen him interviewed on TV, as well), on something of a crusade, he’s got a good sense of humour, and whenever he manages to actually scam a bit of cash off these people (which he has done) he gives it to charity. His prime objective is to make them look stupid, and make them think twice about trying to scam helpless people again (and there is a LOT associated with these scams beyond the “funny” aspect of dumb people giving money away – people get brutally beaten up and even murdered over them). I’m all for it, I think it’s a great site, and if you read through some of the scams, they get downright hilarious. I also think he’s got a lot of balls to talk to them over the phone from time to time, as well…

    #118489
    Somebody
    Participant

    > So that?d be Matt and who else then?

    tonguetied?

    #118517
    Al
    Participant

    I agree with Seb on this one, Ive not read the site apart from the linked article but this sort of thing seems on the good side to me, pretty harmless. It could be far worse to be fair, has anyone seen that American show “To Catch a Predator”? Crivens!

    #118519
    Andrew
    Participant

    Don’t get me wrong, I love what he’s doing. I just have a suspicion that this is a case of a an irritating personality trait being used for the forces of good.

    Y’know, like Snake Pliskin. Or something.

    #118521
    Al
    Participant

    Fresno Bob, perhaps? They never did say what happened to him…

    #118631
    charliebob
    Participant

    ive done a bit of this. I’m a member of their forum. got a guy who thought Arther Dent would be insterested in giving him money! :P I ran a towel company

    #118637
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    A friend of mine, Andrew, occasionally has a bit of fun with 419 scams. You can read about his exploits here.

    #118700
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    This MC Frontalot ditty may amuse “fans” of 419 scams.

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