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  1. International Driving Permit

    LOL! Nice! RM-in a real IDP, yes, there is a photo, and all the info you'd find in an international passport translated into several languages.
  2. Hello all

  3. Hello everybody

    Hi and welcome!
  4. Newbie

    Welcome! Looking forward to reading your baits. You can post them in the Protected Baits area. Do read the basics in the newbie section of the forum. And bait safely/anonymously. If someone contacted you on FB, best is to not reply. Either open a bogus FB account with no links to your real life identity or if there was an email address, open a throwaway gmail account just for baiting.
  5. A Nigerian, Emmanuel Ehkator who was investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for criminal conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in the United States of America has been sentenced by District Court Judge, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Yvette Kane, to a three-year term. He is also ordered to pay $11,092,028 in restitution to his victims. More...
  6. Better Call Saul!

    LOL! Nice site. Love that show, btw, I was considering a Breaking Bad-themed bait, but wouldn't want my emails and possible phone calls getting on LE radar.
  7. A week long international capacity building programme for Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery Authorities in West Africa Region, is schedule to hold at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Academy, Karu Abuja between October 7 to 12 , 2013. More...
  8. Bilinguals needed!

    I've been told a few times, something about me being a cunning linguist.
  9. 1. You can never really know if it belongs to the scammer or not based on the name on the account. They use fake names much more so than they do their real names. Nothing wrong can come from getting it shut down. 2. The accounts they use may belong to their gang or somebody within their gang. Nothing wrong can come from getting it shut down. 3. The account may belong to an aquitance or just somebody who he was referred to, and to whom the lad promised a cut of the money. Nothing wrong can come from getting it shut down. Plus the owner may figure out it was because of his dealing with your lad, and the lad may get a beating. 4. The account may belong to a victim. The victim would be better off with it shut down. So there is no way you can go wrong with reporting it.
  10. What to make of this.

    I know I'm chiming in kinda late on this one, but as a general rule/strategy here's my take on it. He wants to scam you. He doesn't care what price you offer, 33K or 25K, it's all the same to him (since there is no gold, he just wants to take your money). He's asking if you're paying cash in order to sound legit. It's a figure of speech, nothing more, sounds better than saying something like "oh, ok, I'll take 27K then." The lads don't care for cash or bank transfer, they'll take any money they possibly can take, in any and every way they can.
  11. hl

    Re: hl I have some ideas, I'll PM you. In the meantime, it may be good to contact the police, try to get in touch with an officer that handles fraud cases.
  12. hl

    Re: hl Hi Jeanie, It sounds like your brother needs an intervention because usually the only way to stop them would be for him to stop sending them money. Can you post a bit more about his situation, just omit any personally-identifiable details?
  13. What are the risks ?

    Re: What are the risks ? I second what Rev Moe said. Generally speaking, this is not a good idea. I'd say the risks are the following: 1. You'll anger him and he'll find a few friends in your area that may track you down to beat you up 2. You'll anger his oga (boss, paymaster) or chairman (gang leader). Oga subsidizes the lads for a lion's share of any scam money, a chairman may be an oga or oga's leutenant. I heard, they take some 90-95% of what their lads manage to scam. These guys are well connected criminals, and if they really invest into whatever you propose them, they may come after you for revenge, money, or both. 3. The gang may want to extract revenge on you by identity theft. The chances of that happening are low, but IMO the risk isn't worth it. I would advise to drop the bait, and just bait another lad, or rebait the same one with a made-up character/gmail account/google voice number with an area code far from your real location. Best way to drop the bait is to tell him that you been alerted by local law enforcement that this is a scam. If you tell him that local police or FBI (or similar if you're not in the US) told you in person that you're dealing with scammers, and you're not to deal with them or you may be legally liable, they should get off your case. The lads may contact you in the future using different characters--these are best ignored. Also to keep in mind is that he will not be paying out of pocket for the hotel and will not be reserving a limo. Stolen credit card accounts and victim/identity theft credit cards are extremely common over there in general. For a 419 scammer to use a legitimate credit card (his or his oga's) is an extremely rare. And you have no way to confirm a limo reservation, which they won't do simply because once the intended victims would arrive in Benin, they'd be stuck there with the lads--there is no need for lads to reserve anything, at best they'd make a reservation that won't require a deposit.
  14. Re: New victim of an elaborate Malaysia/Nigeria scam What you're describing is not so uncommon. It is actually fairly typical of professional scammers. Congratulations on getting out of it and learning from the experience. What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.
  15. Re: how long does it take to get a reply?
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