Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Now, this is a new one on me...

 I'm sure we all get all kinds of solicitations from Nigerian scammers in the mailbox.  I've seen a bunch of different angles.  In fact, our good buddy Skunkfeathers chronicles some of the most hilarious exchanges you can imagine.

But, this is a new one on me.  It came to my Father's business e-mail box, from a Pastor Wayne Smith.

He did pretty good until the last line (except for all the commas).  I love dogs.  You think I ought to take him up on it?

MY NAME IS PASTOR WAYNE,MY WIFE AND I ARE ON A CHRISTIAN MISSION OUT
OF THE COUNTRY TO AFRICA,WE HAVE A FEMALE YORKSHIRE TERRIER
PUPPY,WHICH WE CAME ALONG WITH,WE FOUND OUT THAT THE WEATHER OVER HERE
IS BAD FOR HER,WE DO NOT WANT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO HER BECAUSE SHE IS
LIKE OUR REAL BABY AND WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SPEND MUCH TIME AND TAKE
CARE OF HER AS WE USED TO  BECAUSE OF OUR JOB ON THE CHRISTIAN MISSION
HERE. SHE IS HOME RAISED,HOUSE BROKEN,VACCINES& HEALTH GUARANTEE.WE
NEED  SOMEONE TO ADOPT HER AND TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF HER FOREVER THE
WAY WE ALWAYS DO,WE DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE US TO GET
BACK,SO IF YOU ARE WILLING TO ADOPT HER TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER FOR
EVER,I WILL REPLY YOU WITH HER PICTURES.I HOPE TO READ FROM YOU.

GOD BLESS
PASTOR WAYNE

11 comments:

  1. You could reply and read his pictures. In Mandarin.

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  2. I think there's money to be made by offering my Engrish spleaking skills to the Nigerians. I'll turn off the caps-lock and use something approximating real language in exchange for 10% of their take.

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  3. That is a new twist. I have won three million pounds on three different occasions this week, but I missed that one!

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  4. Be sure and share. Yeah, Jim, I'm actually thinking about screwing around with this guy. But, I've got to get a fake e-mail address to do it through.

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  5. Oh, Andy -- that would be SOOOO much fun! Do it! Do it! Pretty please!!! Pretty please with sugar on top!!!

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  6. Moogie, I just sent my first inquiry back to Pastor Wayne about 10 minutes ago.

    We shall see how this goes. Skunkfeathers is the Master of this stuff, so I will probably get some advice from him as we go along.

    Will keep y'all posted.

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  7. Wish I could remember the address, but I recall some time ago visiting a web site that specialized in advice on how to screw with the scammers. The goal was to string them along and waste their time and energy (and money if you were REALLY good) until they finally gave up in frustration. If I ever stumble on it again, will send you the link.

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  8. Nyuk! Thanks Dave! If you do run across it, I'd appreciate it. This is going to be my first run at it, even though I've gained a zillion tips from Skunkfeathers on how to do it right.

    Good to hear from you.

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  9. Wow, really good grammar until the last sentence? kinda out of place. kinda like it was pasted on there. RED FLAG, RED FLAG!! But Pastor Wayne seems to ring a bell with me for some reason. Maybe he is the one that was trying me to send Bibles to him in Africa.

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  10. Darrell, if it wasn't for the "ALL CAPS," and using commas instead of periods, it would have been fairly convincing.

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Don't cuss nobody out, okay?