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This Guy’s Email Exchange With A Scammer Turned Into A Hilarious Story
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This Guy’s Email Exchange With A Scammer Turned Into A Hilarious Story

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Spam e-mails are something that we all had to deal with at least once in our lives. Usually, these e-mails come from some Nigerian prince, asking you to transfer a donation in return of millions. These fraudsters are still making decent cash with these tricks and the boys that do the email scams, have gained quite a celebrity status in their homeland. There’s even a rap song called “Yahooze” with more than 3 million hits on Youtube by a Nigerian singer Olu Maintain, glamorizing the lifestyle of these scammers.

London-based comedian James Veitch spent two years replying to spam emails and compiling the often hilarious conversations that ensued. His book of these Nigerian scam interactions was published in 2015 and is available on Amazon.

“I set up multiple pseudonymous email accounts and began replying to spam,” Veitch told Mashable. “This must have put me on some sort of list because the Nigerian prince scam e-mails came in a torrent and I replied to as much as I could.”

More info: bluffable.com | veitch.me | Facebook | Amazon | Twitter (h/t: guardian)

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DaisyParadis
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As it goes on, it gets funnier and funnier…spammer getting more and more desperate to actually get some money out of this sentimental idiot !

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Rism
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He had free time to reply those emails, in a funny way... Smiling at the story about corn dream, lol

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Pamela
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If everyone did that, scammers may well disappear from society! Well done, James! :)

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JonathanJustice
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nah. I've replied to scammers before, for the same comedy reasons. Nigerian scammers just ain't that sophisticated. I told them I was Lawrence Tureaud, but my friends called me T. And that I had a BA from Baracus University. I was currently employed by Team A Ltd and that we were currently without an address, but if they had a problem, if no one else could help... It went straight over their heads - they did not work it into their script. They did not reply in cutely ungrammatical English. They did sometimes try to improvise for a bit, but their English wasn't good enough. The actual people sending these emails mail out thousands a day. They're usually paid for volume with a bonus for advancing you up the script, then the next guy takes over. These aren't highly-paid multilingualists, but housewives and shop clerks making a bit of spare money by following a script. James Veitch's correspondent is way too eloquent. I simply don't believe it's possible. A whole book? No way.

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KevinFriesen
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It was not a whole book based on a singular stream of correspondence, but rather a large number of different persons. I can understand your reasons for being incredulous. If you will just kindly pay te information transmission data fee I can send you all the information verifying (or proving false, whichever you prefer) everything in his book. You will also receive an advance fee to write a response to his claims which we will publish in the newspaper or magazine of your choice, or for an additional fee we can send Oprah or Dr Phil to interview you. Ease me finds available retrospective immidiotely to ensure we are first to press. These fees are just to provide proof positive of your specious allegational integration.

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DaisyParadis
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As it goes on, it gets funnier and funnier…spammer getting more and more desperate to actually get some money out of this sentimental idiot !

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Rism
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He had free time to reply those emails, in a funny way... Smiling at the story about corn dream, lol

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Pamela
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If everyone did that, scammers may well disappear from society! Well done, James! :)

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JonathanJustice
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nah. I've replied to scammers before, for the same comedy reasons. Nigerian scammers just ain't that sophisticated. I told them I was Lawrence Tureaud, but my friends called me T. And that I had a BA from Baracus University. I was currently employed by Team A Ltd and that we were currently without an address, but if they had a problem, if no one else could help... It went straight over their heads - they did not work it into their script. They did not reply in cutely ungrammatical English. They did sometimes try to improvise for a bit, but their English wasn't good enough. The actual people sending these emails mail out thousands a day. They're usually paid for volume with a bonus for advancing you up the script, then the next guy takes over. These aren't highly-paid multilingualists, but housewives and shop clerks making a bit of spare money by following a script. James Veitch's correspondent is way too eloquent. I simply don't believe it's possible. A whole book? No way.

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KevinFriesen
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8 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It was not a whole book based on a singular stream of correspondence, but rather a large number of different persons. I can understand your reasons for being incredulous. If you will just kindly pay te information transmission data fee I can send you all the information verifying (or proving false, whichever you prefer) everything in his book. You will also receive an advance fee to write a response to his claims which we will publish in the newspaper or magazine of your choice, or for an additional fee we can send Oprah or Dr Phil to interview you. Ease me finds available retrospective immidiotely to ensure we are first to press. These fees are just to provide proof positive of your specious allegational integration.

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