Can They Really Be THIS Stupid?
And I got me one here to prove it.
During a recent spate of scambaiting activity, I had one that slipped through the cracks. But he sent me a prod the other night, and what took place in exchange was...beyond laughable.
I like going beyond that with scammers.
Alou Aloustos...nice name...with another scam that claimed the government of Nigeria had set aside funds to compensate "victims of Nigerian 419 scam artists", and that my email address had come up in their investigation.
Not really; they sent the email to one address and I merely forwarded it to another, to screw widdit.
Of no great surprise, it wasn't the address that mattered; it was the reply.
I didn't edit this one; I simply thanked them for their thoughtfulness, and when could I expect my money?
That drew a quick "three methods of payment" email from Alou, and I was to choose which one I preferred.
Well, with all the other scambaits going at the time, I forgot about it.
What follows here is the not too long, not too short series of exchanges, along with the rather gratifyingly silly twist the scambaiter took with the scammer, who was entirely none the wiser.
The usual modalities of this page apply (scammer's emails in bold, my responses in italics):
Andrew, I am been wait for you to get back to me on method you prefer to have your fund delivered to you as. Here are the option:
1) THROUGH K.T.T WIRE TRANSFER (THE BANK WILL TRANSFER YOUR FUND INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT) – $599 TRANSER FEES
2)THROUGH DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY (THE DIPLOMAT WILL CONVEY YOUR FUND TO YOU IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY) – $559 TRANSFER FEES
3) THROUGH MONEY GRAM ( THE BANK WILL HANDLE MODALITIES AND WIRING ON THIS END) – $499 TRANSFER FEES
Thanks and God bless.
Actually, I didn’t...this one slipped through the cracks with all the other scambaits I had running at the time. So, something a bit off the beaken path:
Thank you. I opt for the check to be delivered to me via carrier pterydactyl.
THE OPTION YOU CHOOSE IS A TRANSFER FEE OF $499. IF YOU AGREE TO THIS, A MONEY GRAM INSTRUCTION WILL COME TO YOU.
Fine; and I can send my fee to you via the carrier pterydactyl, and you can send me my check back via the same. He knows his way home.
After a day to ponder it, I get this:
I CANT FIND THIS MODE YOU REFER TO.
This is too good to let go of:
But you QUOTED ME A PRICE FOR IT!!!
ANDREW, MONEY GRAM IS CHEAPER THAN THIS UNKNOW MODALITY.
But the quote you sent me is the same for money gram as you quoted for the carrier pterydactyl!.
USE MONEY GRAM IS A SAFE MODE.
If you've ever tried to take anything away from a carrier pterydactyl, and you're not authorized, you'd find them pretty dang safe, too.
YOU HAVE ONE OF THIS TO USE?
Lordy, I got me a double dose of dumbass here:
Yes, and with your okay, I'll give it the fees and send it your way.
HOW AM I TO KNOW IT?
Trust me, Alou...you can't miss it when it lands on your structure...the structure usually falls in.
I haven't heard back from Alou yet....mebbe he finally googled?