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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. We have contacts with the law enforcement community who would be happy to help you with this. If a scammer sends you bank account details and asks you to transfer the money there, here's what to do: Email all of the following to [email protected], preferably in a single email: 1. The bank account as written by the scammer in his mail. No corrections or alterations necessary because we want to keep the original style from the scammer. 2. A list of the previous accounts from this bait if any. Makes it easier to connect them. 3. The e-mail in which the scammer gave you the new account - with the full e-mail headers! (((If you're using Google Mail, click on the arrow besides "Reply" and select "Show Original". A new window/tab will open and you can copy the interesting stuff that starts with Delivered-To and ends many lines later when the text of the e-mail begins.))) 4. The original scam format so that I can see the scam type. 5. Mails where one scam character sends you to the next one. Shutting down bank accounts may take hours or days, but regardless, tell the scammer that the transfer didn't work and ask for another account. Rinse and repeat, get as many of their bank accounts as possible. These cost them money, and shutting them down creates major problems for them, their OGAs (bosses), and their organizations.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Re: how long does it take to get a reply?
  17. Re: David must die...or at least he needs his nads stamped on. Sounds like Herbalife/Mancave/etc type of thing. Here's a good write up on how that works: Why Herbalife Doesn't Work Was actually approached by a Herbalife guy at a grocery store a couple days ago. He handed me a colorful card, something about "better nutrition". I came up to him later and chatted with him a bit, told him that's been taken over by a scam and he's not gonna make any money off of it. It was a polite conversation, but not sure if he took what I said to heart. Edit: Just clicked the link to see what this one was about, my guess, they are trying to direct people to an online casino, possibly to also sell some literature about their "system", possibly to steal people's info for identity theft.
  18. Dud Cheques: EFCC Arraigns Hon. Aliyu Gebi

    Re: Dud Cheques: EFCC Arraigns Hon. Aliyu Gebi Just under 800,000 dollars. The last two digits are their cents, I think they're called Kobos, Kobo being the singular of that.
  19. More Amazon goodies. http://www.amazon.com/California-Exotics-Waterproof-Rabbit-Floating/dp/B001GCVKU0/ref=sr_1_8?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1359235077&sr=1-8
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  21. The one email scam

    Re: The one email scam Yes. I don't quiet get how it works, but apparently lads can drain peoples bank accounts just by having the name/account number. I can also imagine there is a very high risk of identity theft. When getting these sorts of requests, always give them made-up info. It is exceptionally rare for lads to actually check if the info is true. Most of them aren't even familiar with Western nomenclature for addresses. Once I baited a fake goat seller lad who told me that his goats were on 42nd floor of a New York skyscraper (I just had to send him some money to get them released from customs.) This is how clueless they are. They do have a very active market for personal info that could be used in all kinds of fraud. I believe your garden variety lad just passes it on to the lads that deal with this kind of thing, and in exchange he can ask them for a favor like internet time, phone time to call victims, use of bank accounts, etc. Lads don't cooperate with each other, but they do barter.
  22. TSB Scammer ID & Document Archive

    Re: TSB Scammer ID & Document Archive Are you guys sure it's a good idea? Often times victim passports or modified victim passports get in the mix.
  23. Telemarketer Pests

    Re: Telemarketer Pests I don't really get any calls from telemarketers anymore. The US national do not call registry works pretty good here. But this is a great idea. Are those real debt collectors, or scammers that pretend to be debt collectors?
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