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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

One of my first baits and I think I "broke" my lad

Dear Friend,
I'm happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from paraguay. Presently i'm in Paraguay for investment projects with my own share of the total sum. meanwhile,i didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.

Now contact my secretary in Republic Of Benin her name is Mrs Janet Young on [email protected] ask her to send you the total of $800.000.00 which i kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your efforts at that time very much. so feel free and get in touched with my secretary Janet Young and instruct her where to send the amount to you.

Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy after all the sufferness at that time. in the moment, Im very busy here because of the investment projects which me and the new partner are having at hand, finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the secretary on your behalf to receive that money, so feel free to get in touch with Janet Young, she will send the amount to you without any delay.
Dr prince joe,

You're no more in Paraguay than I am: Benin [City: Cotonou, Atlantique]

Looks to me like a standard 419 scam so I decided to pretend to know Dr prince joe (Im thinking about specialising in them Very Happy )

My Dear Dr Prince Joe

What a wonderful treat for this old man to hear from you again after all these years, your name came up in conversation just the other day and here you are contacting me by eMail. I was so very disapointed for both of us when I could not help to complete that deal. It was an unfortunate time to have such a terrible bout of gout. I am sure you are correct and that the almighty has given me the opportunity to get back in touch with you, for that I am grateful.

I am also thrilled that you have completed that deal and everything went well with your new partner in Paraguay. I had a spot of luck myself and managed to obtain a large number of rough Angolan diamands with the aid of a countryman of yours. I took delivery (although there were some last minute hold ups) and hope to have them valued and resell to an old accomplace in Rotterdam soon. I stand to make a pretty penny I can tell you!!! So I won't hear a word about you compensating me, I am still only sorry I couldn't help you as I had promised.

But now you are solvent and free and I bet you are looking for a business oportunity of your own eh? Well it just so happens that I might be able to put something your way. When I left the regiment I opened a Leather Ware and Furriers business, over the last few years the business has grown tremendously with a profit of over 3.7 Million GBP! Not bad for a daft old man eh? Well, last year I was at the Munich Oktoberfest and I ran into a German gentleman I haven't seen for many years, Baron Max Von Winkler (I have known since we butted heads at Cambridge, very respectable German family the Von Winklers). He has the contract to supply the official Dirndl and LederHosen for the 2008 Oktoberfest ( A Dirndl by the way is a womans dress and LederHosen are traditional German Leather shorts). I remember you telling me that you had a number of contacts in the cloth and leatherwear industries. Well Max is starting to panic a bit because he is having trouble finding a supplier.  If you know anyone who might be able to help him out with a large number of traditional Bavarian Garments then let me know - it might a good little earner

It's Dr prince joes response that kills me, I'm guessing the bulk of his eMail is actually the instructions he received from his boss/secretary

Dear Fraser Macdonald,

How are you together with your family, your email have be received i want
you to contact my secretary in benin because that my secretary will take
care of it, ok try to contact it now his name is [email protected]
another thing is that i should not undrestand your for your email,   just i
should saide that i will transfer draft to you, so you  feel that kind,
this one is not like that, you make sure that you will send my secretary
email rightway,



I just noticed the secretaries name and gender changed ! I wonder if she/he will respond to me. I asked if DPJ was ill, appended my mail and suggested they mention it when DPJ feels better.

Is it normal for lads to fail "under load" like this? I was expecting a little more script from him and I knew my BS was going to be "dificult" to digest but he just spewed out his programming. Did he crash? What's he a prince of? Jellyfish?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Many lads don't read anything you say unless it contains the words "Western Union", "money", "MTCN number is" or "bank".

You went for an "all or nothing" reply -- meaning the lad was going to read it and meaningfully respond, or he was going to ignore it completely. Guess which reply you got? Wink

It's better to build up slowly -- no lad expects you to reply like you're old chums. Rather, they expect a "can you explain further" type of response in which case they can impress upon you their knowledge and impart the urgency of the transaction.

Sending paragraphs of a funny backstory is just not typically fruitful this early in the bait.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

When I receive a "Paraguay letter" (though it can be from anywhere now), I search through my accumulated baits until I find one with the same or a similar name - or seek out the original scam letter, if there is one - then reply as if I'd had problems with the Lad before.

For example:

What the f*ck is all this about? Where the f*ck have you been?
And what sort of piddling little sum do you call this? $1200 is this a f*cking joke?

I got a five-month bait out of that!

Another example:


I don't give a hairy rat's arse about your lucky partner from Spain! All I remember is that you promised me $7.5 million, and then you just stopped answering me! I sent you $5000, I even sent you some of my portfolio, and it's like you just dropped off the world!
Why did you do that? You'd said such nice things about me, too. You made me cry. Why did you make me cry?

Two months of Lad confusion followed.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yep, short and sweet does it. They more or less just glance at your replies at this stage. Later on, they look for things like "I sent the payment" among all the other stuff in the message body.
Try this experiment: reply to a few lads with a mail of several paragraphs, and somewhere in those paragraphs, write things like "you faggot", "your mother's ass for 50 naira" etc, and see how many (or few) lads spot it Smile

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