Scamming the 419 ScammerScamming the 419 Scammer
Every once in a while I come across a documented encounter between a 419 scammer and a potential victim who slowed down and actually fooled the scammer. Here's a very funny encounter that resulted in the scammer joining the fictitious Church of the Painted Breast and sending the target $80. As described in a BBC News article:
"I'm sure he's not a prince at all," Mike says. "He contacted me with a standard 419 [so-called after a section of Nigeria's legal code] scam... "I tried to turn it round by saying I worked for a church and we couldn't do any business with people who are not of our faith."
Ah, the sweet revenge of scamming the scammer.