[SpamCop-List] Re: 419 Humour
nobody at spamcop.net
Mon Jan 19 16:24:39 EST 2004
St - Musaic.Net wrote:
>>Not really. It's only a very small minority that are criminals there; the
>>problem is that they're so visible to poeple that use email, while the
>>large majority of people in Nigeria are honest, hard-working and poor, but
>>entirely invisible to us at the other side of the digital divide.
> What about Chello/A2000 in The Netherlands...or Israelian 012.NET.IL...or
> UK/Danish Tiscali, the french FSMail, the US/UK Yahoo, the US AOL/Netscape?
> "Only a very small minority that are criminals in those countries...the
> problem is that the ISPs are so visible to people that use email, while the
> large majority of people in [Insert Country] are honest, hard-working and
> [Insert Standard Of Living], but entirely invisible to us at the other side
> of the digital divide"? Anyway...
> The story on how Western-African countries observes Nigeria does NOT conform
> to the assertion you are putting forward! I am sorry - but Nigerians have a
> bigger problem with their reputation than that - and it goes way beyond 419s!
> BUT as far as Internt scamming goes, it is a significant foreign exchange
> earner in Nigeria! President Olusegun Obasanjo officially wants to tackle
> Internet scamming - BUT the country and its leaders are not _really_ willing
> to go against it:
> How can you say you want to tackle Internet scamming when your country's fifth
> gross domestic income is coming from 419 scams and its likewise?!? Ooops!?
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