Off topic: Nigerian scam getting lazy
Thread poster: Daniel Meier

Daniel Meier  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:13
English to German
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May 15, 2009

Today I received this e-mail, and I am really upset about this lazy scammer. I am tempted to send him an e-mail to come back with a decent story and to tell what my share will be in this transaction. Even as a potential fraud victim I think I deserve some respecticon_wink.gif

This is all what he wrote:
"I am Abogado Y .L.Carlos, an attorney at law.I contacted you for a business transaction to transfer of funds for investment purpose. A deposited Fund by late client of my in one of the banks here in Europe. Please contact me at once to indicate your interest. I will like you to acknowledge the receipt of this e-mail as soon as possible via my private and treat with absolute confidentiality and sincerity.
I look forward to your quick reply.
Best regards,

Abogado Y .L.Carlos"


Trinh Do  Identity Verified
Member (2007)
English to Vietnamese
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Nigerian scammer May 15, 2009

He's too occupied trying to swindle money from others, so he didn't have time to reply to your email. Maybe set your email settings to filter the keywords in his email, so he gets annoyed with bouncing emails.

So happy that I didn't get these lately.


Thomas Pfann  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:13
Member (2006)
English to German
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Same development as in the real world May 15, 2009

It's just like the guys on the streets asking for change. They used to come up with the most elaborate stories of stolen wallets and maybe pregnant wives or sick children waiting at home. And at the end of the story they always were some £1.26 short of their train fare and couldn't you possibly help them out. Of course, they felt very awkard because they usually wouldn't ask a total stranger but...

Nowadays they just get straight to the point and can't be bothered to come up with a decent story anymore. Shame, really.


German to English
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Looking at the grammar, ... May 15, 2009

... I'd write back and tell him you offer proofreading services for 100 euros an hour.


Nesrin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:13
English to Arabic
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Next it'll be... May 15, 2009

Send me your bank account... got something for you... (you know the story)... hurry.


Agnieszka Hayward
Local time: 19:13
German to Polish
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get money out of him ;o) May 15, 2009

TonyTK wrote:

... I'd write back and tell him you offer proofreading services for 100 euros an hour.

Brilliant idea!

[Edited at 2009-05-15 23:13 GMT]


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