With the raging popularity of the Nigerian e-mail scam (see my writeup and links on October 24), a new sport has sprung up – Nigerian fraudster baiting, leading the scammers on the road to ridicule.
Here’s a wonderful example – an exchange of e-mails between “Dr. Graham Douglas” in Nigeria, and gullible victim Norman Bettison. As the Nigerian fraudster gets more and more excited, “Normy” makes his messages more and more ludicrous, until the story ends with Normy purportedly locked in a Houston hotel room with a dead prostitute, awaiting documents from Nigeria. Funny stuff.