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. :)
2 thoughts on “Scam article on 60 minutes.”
There have been a few features on those scams on TV here and it seems most people don’t listen. Most of this stuff is really rather obvious, you know… if it sounds too good to be true, it is.
It would be interesting to know the psychology of those who fall for the scams.
OMG, anyone dumb enough to fall for these so called ‘scams’ almost deserve it. If you fall for this, eventually you are gonna give your money away to someone, why not them?
How can someone be so naive about these e-mails etc and think they are real? i mean come on, where have you been the last 20 years?????