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(BBC)   Apparently a country with endless princes all looking for financial aid may not be quite by the book   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 13
    More: Obvious, Nigerians, Transparency International, corruption  
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2013-07-10 08:28:13 AM  
Don't blame the Nigerians for corrupt systems set up by colonizing Europeans.
 
2013-07-10 08:28:24 AM  
What do you want from people who celebrate scamming?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJOuvEcarNs

Can you imagine a Nigerian realtor?
 
2013-07-10 08:30:51 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Don't blame the Nigerians for corrupt systems set up by colonizing Europeans.


So don't blame the person offering the bribe or the person accepting bribe but instead blame some dead white guys? Yeah... right...
 
2013-07-10 08:37:30 AM  
I am sad to see the BBC go the route of the two-sentence "story" with autoplay video, complete with commercials.  The web continues to putresce.
 
2013-07-10 08:43:30 AM  
Fark Africa. That is all.
 
2013-07-10 08:57:49 AM  
A new corruption survey by Transparency International shows that nine out of ten of the countries with the highest reported bribery rate in the world are in Africa.

If "campaign contributions" count as bribery then I can guess which non-African country is in the top ten.
 
2013-07-10 08:59:23 AM  
I thought this was going to be about Saudi Arabia.
 
2013-07-10 09:22:28 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: What do you want from people who celebrate scamming?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJOuvEcarNs

Can you imagine a Nigerian realtor?


I don't think this celebrates scamming because at the end of the videoguys are handcuffed and led away. it was more of "well, it was fun while it lasted."

view the website 419eaters.com for the hilarious antidote.

My favourite: someone made a would be 419 scammer write out an entire Harry Potter book by hand then burned them.

/honestly, why does anybody fall for these poorly written, laughably standard scams?
 
2013-07-10 09:31:49 AM  
I thought this was going to be about Great Britain.
 
2013-07-10 09:32:18 AM  
Wow.  The headline is nearly as long as the article itself.
 
2013-07-10 12:08:04 PM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: AverageAmericanGuy: Don't blame the Nigerians for corrupt systems set up by colonizing Europeans.

So don't blame the person offering the bribe or the person accepting bribe but instead blame some dead white guys? Yeah... right...



Because Africa is the only country that was ever colonized by white people from the country Europe.
 
2013-07-10 01:42:06 PM  

Astorix: Quantum Apostrophe: What do you want from people who celebrate scamming?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJOuvEcarNs

Can you imagine a Nigerian realtor?

I don't think this celebrates scamming because at the end of the videoguys are handcuffed and led away. it was more of "well, it was fun while it lasted."

view the website 419eaters.com for the hilarious antidote.

My favourite: someone made a would be 419 scammer write out an entire Harry Potter book by hand then burned them.

/honestly, why does anybody fall for these poorly written, laughably standard scams?


Because they only want the dumbest, most gullible, greedy people to correspond. It's a very effective filter, and is intentional. These guys are literate and speak english just as well as the people they are trying to scam (probably better in some cases).

The flip side of this is China, which wants very smart and powerful people to fall for its scams. Unlike all the engrish.com stuff english speakers joke about, their spear-phishing is nearly flawless.

I've seen firsthand some of the things that they do to infiltrate US government and commerce via scam emails/sites/phone work, and it's almost as good as what we do to everyone else.
 
2013-07-10 02:50:52 PM  
Earl to the throne of Meepost?
 
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