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(Francis Hwang) #1

Dossy wrote:

If you bite, they won’t stop at just getting your account info. They will
invite you to that country (for a small fee); folks have actually gone!
Then, their government will bust you, and you’l have to pay to get out.

I wonder if the African government really isn’t sending these
solicitation emails out to try and extort money from foreign
nationals.

If I were running the government of a country whose currency wasn’t
worth the paper it was printed on … I might try a tactic like this
to bring valuable US dollars into the country …

– Dossy

Uh, Dossy, do you have any specific reason to speculate this way, or
are you just in the mood to make unsubstantiated conjecture? I’ve
never heard anything about government complicity in anything I’ve
read on the subject, including the brief by the Internet Fraud
Complaint Center. (http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/nls.asp)

Also, there really isn’t such a thing as “the African government”.
There’s more than one government there. It’s a whole continent, you
know.

Francis

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On 2002.07.04, Phlip phlip_cpp@yahoo.com wrote:


(Dossy) #2

Uh, Dossy, do you have any specific reason to speculate this way, or
are you just in the mood to make unsubstantiated conjecture?

I’m just handwaving. If that bothers you, killfile my email address.
Neither of us will be missing much.

I’ve never heard anything about government complicity in anything I’ve
read on the subject, including the brief by the Internet Fraud
Complaint Center. (http://www1.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/nls.asp)

Oh yes, if there was government complicity in this, of course it’d
be published far and wide and not squashed immediately. Our
government never silences things or covers things up on behalf of other
governments.

Boy, I’m sure glad I live in the USA where we’re allowed to expose the
government’s complicity in scandals and not get silenced or made to
disappear! Right.

Also, there really isn’t such a thing as “the African government”.
There’s more than one government there. It’s a whole continent, you
know.

First it was Nigeria. Lately, I’ve been seeing letters originating the
scam from South Africa.

I’m waiting for the “419” style scam to originate from Argentina and
other countries whose currency is nearly worthless.

– Dossy

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On 2002.07.04, Francis Hwang sera@fhwang.net wrote:


Dossy Shiobara mail: dossy@panoptic.com
Panoptic Computer Network web: http://www.panoptic.com/
“He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own
folly – then you can let go and quickly move on.” (p. 70)