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Greetings all, I'm new to the boards but have been familiar with this site for quite some time and am very appreciative of all you do. Although I've recieved 419 scams in the past via email, I've never before decided to try and actually bait any of them. Recently a site I'm an administrator on had a member start trying to scam other members via PM, I was alerted, banned the member and the entire IP range his or her IP fell into.
It's tempting to make this person, who attacked my sites members, my first scam bait but I have the IP address of the machine they accessed the site from and was wondering if there was any way the information I have could be of better use to some form of law enforcement?
For anyone interested the IP address is: 188.8.131.52 which I traced using an IP whois:
Final results obtained from whois.afrinic.net.
% This is the AfriNIC Whois server.
% Note: this output has been filtered.
% Information related to '184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11'
person: ASSI ERIC
address: Avenue Houdaille
address: Bp 310 cedex 01 Abidjan
address: Ivoiry Coast
phone: +225 20 30 09 70
fax-no: +225 20 33 12 03
e-mail: [email protected]
remarks: data has been transferred from RIPE Whois Database 20050221
source: AFRINIC # Filtered
Also, the text of the PM's:
COTE D IVOIRE,
Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into long time relationship and financial transaction for our mutual benefits.
I am Miss Prisca Ebahlah and I inheritated an important sum from my late father who died in recent crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. I wish to request for your assistance in investing this sum in lucrative venture or manufacturing and real estate management in your country.
I have one million, eight hundred thousand United State Dollars. USD($1.800,000)to invest in this transaction and I will require your assistance in receiving the fund in your account in your country. I will gladly give you some reasonable percent from the total sum for your assistance. Please it is important you contact me immediately for
more clearification on the next step for smooth conclusion.
Awaiting your immediate response and God bless you.
Thanks for your understanding
Miss Prisca Ebahlah.
... I have the IP address ... if there was any way the information I have could be of better use to some form of law enforcement? ...
If you can also provide exact information on who shot JFK, LE might listen, otherwise I'm afraid not. Sorry.
However, baiting him would be fine.
Deviant Hello I'm New here!
Joined: 22 Aug 2007
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:24 pm
[mod edit: complete quote of previous post removed - KD]
Well, if you must know about JFK I have this file on my desk.....LBJ did it.
Seriously though, if I can't get them in legal trouble, I may as well just make their lives hard. BTW, I'm going to be posting a link to this site in the announcements section of my site so any members on there can help too.
Obi-Wan Knievel *** BANNED ***
Joined: 10 Dec 2006
Location: Bald Knob, NF
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:53 pm
Welcome to the Eater, Deviant.
You've got the right idea: We can't shoot these sammanabeeches, so let's have a little fun with 'em! It's not that law enforcement doesn't care, but the police in (insert country here) would have one H of a time getting an international warrant & extradition approval for a guy in another country who intended to commit a petty scam. Add in the facts that scamming is almost legal in some countries and that the guy who wrote that letter was sitting in a cyber-cafe that doesn't keep records, and you can see why the LEA's just won't go after 419'ers. Domestic scammers are a different story, but even they're hard to catch.
That's where we come in. Whether you do this just for a laugh or to get scammers arrested, this is where to do it. You've found the smartest and friendliest baitery on the planet, and everybody here will be more than happy to help you make your mugu cry for his mommy. So come on in and set for a spell! Don't mind the mess.
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