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About 2 years ago

PostPosted: 13 Dec 2007, 22:03
by Lara
Hello Everyone-

About 2 years ago someone posted a very long, very hilarious story about a pastor in England who played a double trick on a Nigerian scammer... and actually wound up getting some money out of the scammer before getting out of a very long and hysterical (to us) joke played on the crook. I rememeber it was about 20 pages long. I am trying to find it again. If anyone happens to know where it is and doesn't mind taking a minute to provide the link, I'd be very grateful.
Thank you,
Lara

PostPosted: 13 Dec 2007, 22:12
by repectabiggle
You're not perhaps referring to the Zug Powerbook Prank, are you?

http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/

Caveat: Zug.com isn't always the cleanest site, if you know what I mean.

PostPosted: 13 Dec 2007, 22:17
by john
Hi, Lara!

There have been several "scam the scammer" stories around, including this one, which tricks the scammer into getting a tattoo that represents the church of the person he's trying to get money from.

Perhaps this is the one you're referring to?

http://www.419eater.com/html/okorie.htm

Good to see you again. :grin:

PostPosted: 13 Dec 2007, 22:21
by john
I just found the thread you're referring to:

http://cslewis.drzeus.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5173

I was close! The specific story you're referring to is this one:

http://www.419eater.com/html/joe_eboh.htm

(the forum search function is SO useful! :toothy-grin: )

PostPosted: 13 Dec 2007, 23:30
by Lara
Hi John!
Nice to see you again too. Yes, you've got it exactly right, thanks for finding it. I did try to search it, but I called it "Nigerian scam" and nothing came up. Its so good to read that again.

Thank you, Respectabiggle, for the PPP-powerbook scam, which I thoroughly enjoyed!
Thanks again,
Lara

PostPosted: 16 Jan 2008, 12:11
by Peepiceek
Wow, I'm almost as slow as the nigerian scammer. :tongue: I almost read the whole thing when it occured to me as strange that a church in the UK would require american dollars in cash as an administrative fee.Actually that most of the mention of money between Nigeria and the UK would be in dollars. :undecided: