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capncarp20 Feb 2016 8:09 a.m. PST
vtsaogames20 Feb 2016 8:31 a.m. PST

A song about and in praise of Nigerian email scammers YouTube link

AUXILIAPAL20 Feb 2016 9:31 a.m. PST


Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2016 10:13 a.m. PST

I'm pretty sure a US acquaintance wrote this spoof, or something very similar a decade or so ago ☺

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2016 1:44 p.m. PST

Sounds legit.

cosmicbank20 Feb 2016 1:50 p.m. PST

Now that a Kick starter project.

hocklermp520 Feb 2016 2:02 p.m. PST

A very nice Nigerian wants to send $15 USD million USD to my ATM account! He just needs the account number. What could go wrong?

Coelacanth20 Feb 2016 5:48 p.m. PST

Just suppose:

Bongolesian astronaut John Pigeonfoot really has been in space for over a decade. It turns out that the Bongolesian Space Minister was telling the straight story; a generous Internet investor was found, and Mr. Pigeonfoot was duly returned to Earth. The bounty to be paid to the investor has been placed into an attache case (in U.S. dollars) and is to be delivered to the investor by a courier. It only sounded like a scam because the Space Minister shares certain office staff with other ministries in the Bongolesian government, and that's just what they are used to writing.

Sadly, one of the other ministers is the infamous Bongolesian Oil Minister. He is feeling the heat these days, as people have begun to wise up to his Internet scams; he might find himself removed from office soon if he doesn't get hold of some cash, stat. One of his secretaries has told him about the courier…

Meanwhile, the courier has ideas of his own. He has guessed that there is a lot of money in the case, and that he might have to work from now until the heat death of the Universe to come by it honestly (he's half right; at current exchange rates, it would take even longer). He has enlisted the aid of some "trusted" confederates to help him sneak out of the country…


cosmicbank20 Feb 2016 5:54 p.m. PST

Use my account number its 12345678910

Mako1121 Feb 2016 1:28 a.m. PST

I suspect the Iranians, or North Koreans, with their robust space programs could probably provide the aid needed, at a discounted price, since they seem to be hard up for cash.

zoneofcontrol21 Feb 2016 7:12 a.m. PST

Oh, crap! I wish I had read this just two days ago. First I sent them a $10,000 USD deposit. Then I sent them $10,000 USD more to cover the fees and taxes on my deposit. I then sent them $5 USD so they could purchase a new letter opener since they have been getting such a big mail-in response. I hope he is home from space soon since I have chipped in $1,500 USD for his welcome home party.

They really are a friendly bunch of folks. Once I responded to the first request, they introduced me to all their friends and family. Now I am receiving invitations from their nephews and cousins for all sorts of events.

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART21 Feb 2016 1:57 p.m. PST

The Residents made a song, I believe it was called 'my Nigerian friend' a while back. I sure hope the Astronaut can make it home safely as his bone mass must be like Styrofoam by now. …not to mention being very hungry.

The Shadow22 Feb 2016 7:47 a.m. PST

>>I suspect the Iranians, or North Koreans, with their robust space programs could probably provide the aid needed, at a discounted price, since they seem to be hard up for cash.<<

Not the Iranians. Not anymore.

Legion 427 Feb 2016 8:59 a.m. PST

Yes, the Persians are basking in the glow of the "new Peace in our time" nuc deal. They can buy and sell pretty much anything they want. And the US just put more sanctions on the Norks after their recent nuc tests. Don't know how effective those will be … either ?

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