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Fudus

join:2001-12-02
philippines
reply to delt4

Re: Nigerian Scammers?

Most Nigerian spam isn't from Nigeria, it's much more likely it is a US based spammer using open relays in asian countries.

They use Nigeria as the name to make it look more authentic for potential prospects.


TheMadSwede
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join:2001-01-30
Holland, MI
said by Fudus:
They use Nigeria as the name to make it look more authentic for potential prospects.

Oh yeah - because when I see Nigerian, I think, "The real deal".
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roamer1
sticking it out at you

join:2001-03-24
Atlanta, GA
reply to Fudus
said by Fudus:
Most Nigerian spam isn't from Nigeria, it's much more likely it is a US based spammer using open relays in asian countries.
I know someone who worked in Nigeria for awhile and a lot of the 419 spams indeed comes from Nigeria, from people sitting in Internet cafes all night. (The person I'm thinking of once mentioned in his blog or an email at times being the only person *not* sending out 419s in an Internet cafe!)

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