Short chat with a Nigerian Scammer

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

I lied.

(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.

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5 thoughts on “Short chat with a Nigerian Scammer”

  1. Dan,
    I see you have met my prankster cousin AAlinaamoda. That’s not his real name of course. I warned him — if he’s going to make up lies about uncle, he really has to be more creative and improve his English vocabulary. What do you expect from a kid.

    Tsk tsk — little cousins never listen.

    I am curious why you bothered chatting with him. Were you sufficiently bored?

    :)

  2. It sounds like you got to talk directly to the guy who emails all of us all the time asking for account numbers, claiming to be a king, and promising millions of dollars. Scamming must be big business in Nigeria.

  3. Prognosis Tumors are horrible for connectivity :p

    I have also stifled a bot on aMSN in my time. When they are talking about sex and sexual innuendos – replying with “Have you install FreeBSD/PC-BSD yet?” and other related comments is just hilarious IMO. Then again, I may have (read: definitely HAVE) too much time on my hands ;).

    PS, just got FreeBSD 8 on a Pentium II, awesome!

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