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Scam Baiting

story on NPR this morning about scambaiters fighting Nigerian 419 scammers

     
2:13 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I just heard a story on NPR's "Morning Edition" about a large group of people fighting back against the scammers that offer large sums of money for help in moving money out of Nigeria (known as the "419 scam, after the section in the Nigerian penal code). They keep the scammer busy going to Western Union offices to pick up money that wasn't sent, among other things.

The program can be heard at: [npr.org ]

2:19 pm on June 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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419eater is a great way to waste your Friday afternoon reading about this. Read "The Tale of the Painted Breast" there.
7:50 pm on June 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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EBear,
I read "The Tale of the Painted Breast" and about died laughing. I hope that group keeps up their work.