I’d actually talked to the producer of this story about being *in* it, with regard to scambaiting and my butterfly bait which does have excellent scammer pics.. The way things worked out, they got help from the EFCC and the story had a lot of story without adding scambaiting to it.
And I’ll be honest, I’m relieved not to have done it. I would have done it in the hope of people being educated but as a scambaiter it was a fairly scary idea and if I had done it I would have been like a cat on a hot tin roof. We’re all about flying under the radar.
The criminals who do the scamming are actually pretty racist in their own way. They think it’s ok to scam westerners because we all have plenty of money. It is accepted in their culture to do this and make money out of it.
Sometime in the next few weeks I have a pretty exciting announcement coming up which involves these scams. So keep checking back to see what the deal is. :)