16 responses to “Nigerian prince email scammer arrested in Louisiana

  1. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. I wonder if this all began with him getting scammed? Sad to see.

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  2. I did receive an Email from a Nigerian prince which promised me money in exchange for private banking information. I showed it to friends and laughed it off.

    A month later I received an Email that began with, “Hello, I am a beautiful Nigerian Princess…” And THAT’S the scam I fell for. I still don’t know why. How, how, how could I be so stupid?!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    See… ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Come To Life

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  3. I recently got a call saying I had won $5 million in the PCH lottery .. And a pickup truck, too. WOW! I said, “And …..?” She replied, “What do you mean?” I told her, “I’m waiting for you to tell me how much cash I need to send to take delivery of the shiny new pickup truck. I smell a scam.” She hung up on me. LOL. Free entertainment. Usually, I tell such callers to please hold, that I have something on the stove; be right back. Like never.

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    • Goldbug . . . What a refreshing story. I may “borrow” the idea about putting callers on hold, “that I have something on the stove.” Usually I just look at the number calling, pick up the receiver, and hang up on them. Yesterday I did that to a business that is calling itself “US Ducts Cleaning” It always surprises me that although I have my number listed on the Federal “Do Not Call” list, any number of folks still call. It is an irritant that when you call the number back, he number is “Not in Service.” Although the Feds do nap some of these of these perpetrators, they use fake numbers, and move around a whole lot.

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    • I try not to pick up on numbers I don’t recognize, but invariably do occasionaly pick up. When I do and I start to hear their pitch I ask them for their credit card number and thank them for making a $100 donation to the anti-telemarking fund. It doesn’t stop the calls but the reactions I get go from funny to CLICK.

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  4. That’s funny, he doesn’t look Nigerian. I got a call from someone calling herself “Hillary”. She wanted my PIN number and promised me uranium shares and a cabinet seat.

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  5. I’ve been getting calls from a local number,but they hang up just as I answer. After two or three attempts and misses,I called the number back. 3 times so far,the person answered the phone but DIDN’T call me. What the scammers are doing is “stealing” the use of people’s numbers to make their calls (I haven’t a CLUE what this actually gains them,but there HAS to be a money-related reason they do it.) ALSO,I sell furniture,vehicles and trailers on Craigslist,and virtually EVERY scammer that contacts me(at LEAST a dozen per ad.) via email or phone uses the SAME SCRIPT,word for word,complete with mispronunciations and strange wording,asking if my item is still available to buy,what is the condition of the item,and what’s my best price. Where can I get one of these scripts? Who wrote them,and why do they use exactly the same wording?

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    • I get those too. I’m not selling anything so I don’t worry too much about missing a call. I also get the ones with the foreign accent claiming that they’re the IRS and there’s a warrant out for my arrest. There are others that claim to be “Microsoft Certified” and my computer is infected, the accent sounds African.

      Other than that, I haven’t a clue. It really bothers me not being left alone at home.

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      • I’ve discovered a way to deal with those annoying scam calls, usually a recording. When the phone rings and I don’t recognize the caller ID, I answer the call but remain silent. A few seconds later, the scam caller hangs up. A legit caller would speak into the phone, “Hello? Hello?”.

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        • That’s pretty good. I heard the other day that part of that is to get you to say “yes” and then they fill in the “blanks” later. I’ve had that happen. They may say “Is this ……., and naturally, you say “yes”. That’s all they need to charge you for something.

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          • Yikes!

            When it’s a caller I don’t recognize, I never answer “yes” when they ask if they’re speaking to “so and so” (my name). My response is “May I know who’s calling” or, less politely, “Who are you?”.

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        • This is what I recommend:

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  6. Answer the call and tell them you’re a burglar stealing the place blind.

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    • I like it!
      Sometimes i string them along for awhile…

      ” A terrible virus? Well that sounds awful! I’ll just get my credit card!”

      They get pretty angry when they catch on that you aren’t serious.

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  7. Plot twist!

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