Other versions of the scam play on your charity, loneliness, or naiveté (you can't win a lottery you didn't enter! Orphan, cancer patient, dead bank customer, phony job offer, overpayment with a cashier's check... Although 419ers have their own style, their emails, which smack of political satire, contain elements harking back to 19th century European literature. a struggling student with alien abduction issues YOU ARE NOTING BUT A FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL - Lou Al Sindor is anything but. THE BAIT THAT WOULDN'T DIE - Lou Sindor's five-month foray against phony bankers (another "we owe you money you've been scammed out of" scam OOZING CAPITAL - Rabbi Ben Zona in a "we owe you money you've been scammed out of" scam THINGS OF THE EARTH ARE CANAL - Beau D'Acious vs a Solomon Islands cancer victim SHARP AS AN ECHIDNA - Sheila the koala farmer looks for love in all the wrong places OIL ON TROUBLED WATERS - scammer poses as political militant MANY A SLIP 'TWIST CUP AND LIP - Charles Farnes-Barnes receives a grant! DEAR LANDLORD - Wheelchair-bound Lovey Howell answers bogus rental ad (updated april 29) NOT IN THE CARDS - Filthy Mc Nasty and an ATM card loaded with moolah! FINAL FALLACY - Sephiroth Crescent versus scammers - and Strife! A MESSAGE TO YOU RUDY - Naz tries to help an orphan claim his inheritance ONE LUMPUR OR TWO?
SOCIAL ENGINEERING - Lonslo Tossov hears from a lonely scammer TOUGH GIG - Billy Bob stands to make a mint - for the price of a 120GB drive THE OGONI AND THE ECSTASY - send a cow and some kola nuts - or just cash - a Cammy White tale SLAM DUNK - Scammer lectures Lou Al Sindor about charity LICKED - Short, very funny, not safe for work WHITE MISCHIEF - the Lads meet Whitey Bulger GO LOKO - Frank Larzlo makes a lovely Western Union form O BROTHER WHEREFORE ART THOU - Nathan Detroit spurns graft IT DIDN'T JELL - in a change of pace, Lonslo Tossov meets a nice Russian girl I WILL USE MY AFRICA NATIVE JUJU TO KILL YOU THERE IN YOUR COUNTRY - Mal Reynolds tries to help a scammer come out of the closet ALL THAT JAZZ - Filthy Mc Nasty returns to claim secret boxes of cash at the airport! a Cancer Victim (updated) WANKER REDUX - A new Arnold Wanker emerges, wielding a bottle of Jim Beam against scammers BLIND LUCK - Scammers offer to cure Lewd Noogie of his urges and he learns too late that you CAN go blind doing That. I ALWAYS GET TWO STUPID AMERICANS - or, if you're Noogie I'll be frank - a scammer lets her hair down SPURIOUS - Rabbi Ben Zona returns to deal with a Bank Director AS FRENCH AS I WANNA BE - Daughter of Laurent Gbagbo appeals for help - Anna De Meanour answers! THE FINAL VERDICT - Fake Korean banker versus Jack Kervorkian ALL IN THE CARDS - locksmith Gabriel Varden is offered a gift WHAT A CROC - Aussie Ted Bundee tries to help an orphan PLAYING IT COOL - Lewd Noogie vs. - Tushie Meshuganah tries to help a dying woman WHAT THE DICKENS - Solicitor Conversation Kenge receives a dubious proposition O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU - A priest marooned in the wilds of Wales needs help SCAMMING QUA SCAMMING - Harry Butkrak tries to help a widow REAL IN LOVE 4 U - Dr. Charlie Brown - a 'cascade' bait from the archives SHE'S JUST A GIRL WHO SAYS THAT I AM THE ONE - Lonslo Tossov & Cardinal Richelieu help an orphan ALL REET - Reverend Sir Charles Farnes-Barnes helps a cancer patient 21 GRAMS - fake movie producers invite Harry Butkrak to a red carpet event CONNECT THE DOTS - Lonely, rich Baybinda Woods hears from a nice young man A VERY SHORT LIFE SPERM - scammer with a tragic health issue vs. IT'S A SCAM - Witold Padarewski staves off the Lads CIAO BELLA, or VESTI LA MUGU - Cy Gezunt is the heir of Luciano Pavarotti MAGNUM FARCE - Lads based in Malaysia try to scam Willard Fong (a Naz adventure) SOMETHING SMELLS IN SWABIA - Wehrmacht veteran Harold Stassen undermines Lad morale YOUR GAME IS FAKE! pause for American-centric moment: counting down to the inauguration...
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