Many of these emails are also addressed as "Dear Friend". Have had a few of these coming as messages on Facebook account. Seems to be an increased number of "military" friends wanting to be added.These people don't ever think it is a 'waste of time' as they can send multiple messages to potential victims in the time it takes you to write one word in reply. This is why they usually start with 'Dear customer' or similar so they don't have to change the name each time
You don't blame victims..I do. How do you feel when someone comes to you and ask you to convert someone elses money and you agree to such schemePerfect, just perfect. Thanks Derby, Shields, and Ford for reinforcing every stereotype of Alabama that people have. Just shows that you can be a money mule for Nigerians no matter where you live.
I think you should count again David.
No, don't think that at all. You should hang around here longer David. We don't blame victims here.
I'm aware of it my dear...Just the emphasis on Nigeria is just too loud....seems like Nigeria is just a Nation of scammersThese 3 people aren't victims, David, they were active participants. They got what they deserved. We're concerned about their victims.
True..as it seem...majority of the scams show proofs of greed from the victims.@David. While it is true that the vast majority of Nigerians are decent honest hard working people there are a percentage that are scammers, unfortunately they tarnish the good reputation of many others with their crimes.
If you have worked with "intelligence" then you cannot deny the facts and that unfortunately Nigeria has a bad reputation due to the dishonest scammers.
It is easy to blame others but this cannot alter the truth. Indeed many Ogas, chairmen and Guymen move to other countries and train their nationals how to scam, included in these are quite a few members of the confraternities who are also doing massive damage to their own countries.
As to the victims of these scams. again it is easy to generalize, but many of the victims are not "greedy thieves" The people who fall for these scams come from a diverse base and many think they are helping unfortunates, like those that send money to what they are conned into believing are orphans etc.
Indeed some Nigerian scammers actually scam their fellow countrymen and women into sending money to help feed the children when they are in fact sending the money to a low life scammer.
Every time a Nigerian scammer steals money by scamming he/she is doing massive damage to the good name and reputation of the vast majority of honest Nigerians who do not deserve this.
Unfortunatley scammers are all over the world even in the United States as we post these messages. I have been scammed twice by Americans too...who came to my State pretending to be business men..I don't have to call americans scammers over some silly thievesUnfortunately they're a lot of scammers in Nigeria. No doubt your intelligence reports indicate that.