My brother told me over the weekend about the hilarious Scam Joke Page:
“My friend and I have received quite a few ‘business proposals’ from the 419 scam artists. We have decided to write them back and lead them on a bit. Of course, we don’t use our real names. Instead, we like to go by the name ‘David Lee Roth‘.”
The folks behind the Scam Joke Page have made it their mission to disrupt the scammers who are behind the now notorious spam messages attempting to sucker people out of their money under the auspice of helping a former dignitary get their money out of Nigeria.
The site contains archives of email conversations, voicemail messages and “legal” documents between the scammers and “Mr. Roth”. Often the anit-scammers will lead these scumbags on for days or weeks, even going so far as to arrange fake meetings in Africa, and then make riotous excuses for why they didn’t show up.
Recommended reading, and the voicemails are particularly amusing.
(Warning: It’s addictive stuff.)