[!CrackMonkey!] Nigerian X-Mailer headers
laurence at isp.northwestern.edu
Mon Aug 5 10:39:19 PDT 2002
begin quote from Don Marti on Monday 05 August 2002 01:31 pm
> Now hold on just a minute before you burn that witch -- have you
> ever received any legit mail from a Nigerian Microsoft customer?
> Maybe that's just a localized build.
You mean nigerians send email about things other than their
murdered/kidnapped/killed government/bank/corporation employees with huge
sums of money/gems/gold hidden away?
Has anyone ever tried the reverse nigerian scam? It goes like this, and I'm
curious if it could work.
You: I will help you, go ahead and send me the money.
Them: Oh, we will surely do so, but it turns out we need to bribe a clerk.
Please send 2000 dollars.
You: I will send 2000 dollars, but I'm going to need you to send me 50 dollars
for the wire transfer, or else I cannot afford to send it.
Could get you 50 bucks, and if not it's not worse than stringing telemarketers
on for hours uselessly. I once spent 2 hrs on the phone with sprint while I
was doing some physics homework...never got another sprint call.
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