I recently had a conversation with a Nigerian scammer.
(08:44:47) aalinaamoda: hey (09:00:00) Dan Langille: hey (09:00:06) aalinaamoda: How u doing (09:00:20) Dan Langille: wonderfuly (09:00:25) aalinaamoda: good (09:03:10) Dan Langille: So, what is your goal?
Goal as in getting my money?
(09:03:30) aalinaamoda: Hmm (09:03:38) aalinaamoda: i am a deaf (09:04:13) Dan Langille: Excellant. My brother taught me sign language. What system do you use?
Untrue, and bogus.
(09:04:40) aalinaamoda: Your brother is a deaf too (09:04:45) Dan Langille: Yes
(09:05:19) aalinaamoda: Oh ok (09:06:27) Dan Langille: Where do you live? (09:06:59) aalinaamoda: I live with a roommate in Cali (09:07:00) aalinaamoda: u (09:07:14) Dan Langille: I live in California too. What part?
Also a lie.
(09:08:06) aalinaamoda: sunset beach (09:08:17) aalinaamoda: but i am out from the state presently (09:08:30) Dan Langille: Where are you then? (09:09:14) Dan Langille: Sunset Beach? That's near Santa Barbara isn't it? (09:10:56) aalinaamoda: Yes (09:10:58) aalinaamoda: you right
Sunset Beach is near Los Angeles, not Santa Barbara.
(09:11:07) aalinaamoda: I am in West Africa
This I already knew. The IP address was part of LB-COBRANET-20050530
(09:11:23) Dan Langille: Sounds fun. Doing what? (09:11:39) aalinaamoda: I came to see my dad (09:12:04) Dan Langille: And what's he doing there? (09:12:13) Dan Langille: How long have you been there? (09:12:14) aalinaamoda: His sick (09:12:21) aalinaamoda: i came here last week (09:12:24) Dan Langille: Damn. And why is he still there? (09:12:39) aalinaamoda: his from here (09:13:04) Dan Langille: Sounds very interesting. (09:13:18) Dan Langille: So where in WA are you? (09:13:21) aalinaamoda: ok (09:13:31) aalinaamoda: so i have to come down here to see him (09:14:10) Dan Langille: And where in West Africa are you? (09:14:22) aalinaamoda: Nigeria
Most likely the first tru thing he has told me.
(09:14:46) Dan Langille: And what is your dad sick with? (09:15:24) aalinaamoda: He has a Brain Tumor (09:15:31) Dan Langille: prognosis? (09:15:41) aalinaamoda: yes
Eh? What? Yes?
That’s when he disconnected.