A trip down to the shops.
Saturday, November 27, 2004
 
Scammer Holocaust.

We've all been there in one way or another, whether it's through using Ebay, a message board, a newsgroup, or just through owning an e-mail address, someone has tried to scam money from us. This recently happened with my girlfriend who was trying to sell a Nokia 7600 video-camera-phone on Ebay, impeding her sale no end, and so I took it upon myself to retaliate, to give just as much bullshit as they give, and to see exactly how far I could string them along until they realised they were being scammed themselves.

This is the story of David Reid a.k.a. evesmith2 a.k.a. Rgaedas, a Nigerian scammer of the simplest nature. Is it really worth driving somebody over the edge for a Nokia? How would a scammer feel about dealing with a high ranking Nazi official? Did Rgaedas finally succumb to the bottle of sleeping pills? All will be revealed.



From: David Reid.
To: Vic Jameson.
Subject: Nokia 7600 Video Camera Phone.
Sent: Day 1.

Q: hello. Im highly interested in buying this item for ous boss dauther in nigeria.who is there on an education mission.I will likle to know .............. Firstly if you ship to africa(nigeria) via UPS courier sercice Seconly i will like to know if you accept international money order via Bidpay a subsdiary of western union money transfer. Kindly get back to as soon as possible. Regards.

a nikia 7600 moiel camera video phone

evesmith2



From: Vic Jameson.
To: David Reid.
Subject: Nokia 7600 Video Camera Phone.
Sent: Day 1.

Dear evesmith2,
you have restored my faith in humanity. I have been sitting here contemplating . . . certain things, and had come to the conclusion that there was no good left in the world, and that there was no point in going on with things, but then your e-mail regarding my Nokia 7600 video phone arrived in my inbox. The story of your boss' daughter's mission really did touch my heart, it showed me that there was more to this world than evil, selfishness and greed; that there was something to live for.
Shipping to Nigeria is fine from my end, so long as you can trust the natives, I've heard that they have sticky-fingers other there. I would be more than happy to deal with you through any kind of web-service that asks for my bank details, providing that you can vouch for its security. I have had a problem previously with people taking my goods without paying, if this were to happen again then I would be sure to reach for the paracetimol again, and this time it wouldn't be a cry for help.

Yours, with hope,
Vic Jameson.



From: David Reid.
To: Vic Jameson.
Subject: Nokia 7600 Video Camera Phone.
Sent: Day 2.

Thanks for getting back to me,and also ready to trade with me.i want you toknow that i am ready to make sure that you not hurt in this trade.i promise to give you adequate secutiry on your account.i will be very happy if you can sell the item for me.and i will be payiny by international money order via Bidpay a subsdiary os western union. The Bidpay policies are sinple and that stand as the intermidiary between you the seller and i the buyer protecting both of us from any problem of rupcy.once i make the money they will send you confirmatory message that i have pay your money and they will ask you to do your own part by sending the tracking number to them not me now to know wheather the item has been ship out of the store, once they confirm this your mo0ney will be send to your contact adress.

Kindly get back to me.

Rgaedas



From: Vic Jameson.
To: David Reid.
Subject: Nokia 7600 Video Camera Phone.
Sent: Day 2.

Dear Rgaedas,
I have had a particularly tough day, but the constant thought of your boss' daughter's good work has kept me from ending my own life. Would her educational mission involve teaching Nigerian children how to make a living of their own instead of spending their lives as thieving peasants? I do hope that is the case.
Bidpay sounds like a very trustworthy organisation to me, especially considering that my IQ is below 100. If you make this 'payment' to Bidpay then I will send the item to any address within Nigeria that you supply. I would also be interested to hear from any Nigerian government officials who are in need of a bank account in order to get some money out of the country, if your boss' daughter knows of any.

With continuing hope.
Vic Jameson.



From: David Reid.
To: Vic Jameson.
Subject: Nokia 7600 Video Camera Phone.
Sent: Day 3.

Hello,
thanks for getting back to me.and im happy that you want to sell it for me in order to give my boss child.I want you to get back to me with the total amont with the shipping amount to nigeria via ups.
And also get get back to me with your full name and address so that i can made the payment in time.
Thanks for getting back to me o nce aggain.
Regards.



From: Vic Jameson.
To: David Reid.
Subject: Nokia 7600 Video Camera Phone.
Sent: Day 4.

Dear Rgaedas,
I was close to cutting my wrists ragged today, but again the thought of your boss' daughter brought me back to reason. It is only the fact that nobody has tried to steal from me that continues to hold me back from the brink of suicide.

My full name and address is:

Adolf Eichmann
The Reichstag
Platz der Republik
Berlin
10557
UK

It will cost a mere £99.15.4 for the phone and postage to Nigeria, land of education and thievery. I hope the fictitious daughter of your boss enjoys the phone as much as I have. Its small size and vigorous vibrate function, when coupled with my colon has given me hours of joy.
For no apparent reason I am going to let you know that the next person who tries to steal from me will be directly responsible for me killing myself. I hope to hear from you and Bidpay very soon.

I expect a reply before I send this.
Vic Jameson.



For one reason or another, I really don't know which of the many valid reasons available it was, I heard nothing back from Rgaedas. Funny that, isn't it?



From: Vic Jameson.
To: David Reid.
Subject: Nokia 7600 Video Camera Phone.
Sent: Day 8.

Dear Rgaedas,
I have heard nothing from you, nor from Bidpay in the past day or two, is everything alright? I hope you haven't given in to the desire to take all the sleeping pills, I know it can be difficult, but just think of the good work your boss' daughter is doing. Does that not fill you with the joy you would normally expect from a vibratory toy?
If she has no need for the phone anymore, possibly due to the loss of an ear, do let me know as soon as possible so that I can put the phone back on Ebay. It is a very popular model in Nigeria.
In between thoughts of suicide and despair I can't help but wonder if you are Jewish by any chance? If you are I have a fantastic proposition for you that could make you a lot of money. It has nothing to do with gas chambers, honest.

Reply or I'll send the Gestapo round.
Vic Jameson.




I don't hold out much hope in getting anything from Rgaedas again, but do stay tuned for the tale of 'Muo Wayne' and his gender swapping children from Nigeria, currently at Day 14. The depression has gone, but the slave trade is alive and well. You have been warned.

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