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marty
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 11:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Has there ever been any real life stories from 419 victims on the site?

Its not something i've really came across before.

There was a great section in one of tony thompsons 'gangs' books, that looked over the 419 scam. He played along with one of the scams and travelled to Amsterdam to meet this man but was too afraid (wisely) to go any further than the airport terminal with him.

It skimmed over some cases where people were lured to Nigeria and taken for everything they had Sad
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Dark Spirit
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 12:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It can be a lot worse than just losing money for a meeting with scammers, victims have actually been killed too.

There are reports around but I do not know the links but, I am sure someone will be along with a link for you. Wink

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4X1X9
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 1:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

There are various stories scattered around the Internet from victims on sites like scamorama, crimes of persuasion (etc) indeed we do have posts on here from victims from time to time a quick search should bring up loads of examples.

A victim has published his correspondence with a 419 scammer, you can read it at the following site:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07/09/419_scam_anatomy/
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marty
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 2:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks, that was an interesting read. Surprising how few emails it took for the scammer to get the cash.
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Ari
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You can also check out various victims support sites, such as www.scamvictimsunited.com for some more stories.
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Luther Blissett
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

There's also this, which was posted here last summer: http://forum.419eater.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=78411&sid=b6bdb038e6cd9aac3b54fad5b4711198

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 7:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

@ Marty

If you think about it in the sense of a real victim though instead of as a scambaiter it should not be surprising that it was that quick. If you genuinely thought someone was going to give you 50% of $8,370,000 for doing next to nothing wouldn't you be pretty quick getting things done?
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marty
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 9:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

True, thanks guys.

That story posted by the victim here was terrible, 68 grand Confused

I'm sure its stories like that circulating around the mugu community that keeps these scams going strong.
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