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The idiom in some Nigerian scams is slightly wanting

Sometimes Nigerian scammers just don’t quite get the idiom right. A headline screaming at me, Treat as Urgent For Christ Sake probably wasn’t meant to convey the attitude it does.

Mrs Marie Smith actually wants to give me a lot of money, because we can “become good friends in the Lord” and do good deeds together.

It is sad, though. She’s childless, 57 and only has two months to live; so probably can’t have any children of her own now. Her math is no better than her idiom.

So, Mrs marie_smith38 at AOL, you’ll need a better story than this, for chrissake!

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  1. September 16, 2013 at 12:03 am

    I read somewhere that the scammers now knowingly make their pitches absurdly obvious so as to get only the truly gullible to answer. But there must be thousands of young fiction writers and actors with time on their hands who enjoy crafting responses by inventing their own persona. Wait — I think I see a screenplay in there somewhere.

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