The internet used to be a decent place that was populated by decent people. It was a lot of fun and was filled with interesting people, I have lost count of the number of friends I have made over the past 20 years. Alas the heady days of Mirc and Usenet are long gone, today the internet is a veritable cesspool of ‘pond scum’, the good people still exist but they harder to find.
On Sunday my Brother-in-law started getting text messages from some lady he had never heard of. He had apparently won $500,000 in the Facebook lottery. It was the classic 419 (Nigerian) scam.
I love a good session of scam baiting so I got in on the action. Miss Jones Chelsea Renee, good looking busty blonde became the focus of my desire 🙂
Enjoy the conversation:
Is that the lottery building in adis ababba you have in the background? Do you work for them?
Jones Chelsea Renee accepted your request.
YES AND HOW ARE YOU DOING
It is a fine building. What is a very fine looking blonde lady doing in Ethiopia?
No Mr Simon i have been transferred to the Facebook headquarters based Office located at (Department 415, PO Box 10005, Palo Alto, CA 94303
how are you doing today and family?
What are your hobbies? I hope one of them is photography, as you are so good looking
Thanks and You are cute as well
have you been contacted about the ongoing Facebook lottery and have you been contacted about your Facebook winning?
This is an official account and i do hope you understand?
When were you contacted and by whom and how much were you told you won?
Oh goodness, I don’t remember, I thought it was you, how else would we be talking?
I am pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held by Facebook group in cash promotion to encourage the usage of Facebook worldwide. Your name was among the 20 lucky winners who won $550,000.00USD (Five Hundred And Fifty Thousand Dollars
The online draw was conducted by an automated random machine in which your Facebook user name was among the lucky winners which was randomly chosen
Wow! that would change my life
This is real and fully legit,the Facebook lottery promotion is organized to say a very big thank you to you for using Facebook over they years,the Facebook is the biggest social networking site on the internet scene and we cant stoop so low to run scam on our darling site users,BE REST ASSURED,THIS IS REAL AND FULLY LEGIT.
Facebook has all of my personal details, address etc, so when do I get the cash
All you have to do now is to provide me with your following information … as to compare with the ones we have already and once it tallies,your winnings details will be fully disclosed to you 1. Full home address 2. Mobile Number: 3. Occupation 4. Email
po box 8005, delaware, 94321
mobile number and email address?
I do not have a mobile phone, and I am retired, my email is not relevant as I only use facebook
Good this is been attached to your winning certificate as i am done sending to the claim head office
MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OFFICE :You are advised to come down to our Office located at (1601 willow rd, Menlo park CA. 650. USA) to Sign some Document which is Tender down by the ADMINISTRATIVE/ENDORSEMENT in other for your winning prize to be release to you.
The distance from Delaware to California is considerable, I am not sure I could afford it
Oh really you cant come and would you like your winning check to be delivered right at your doorstep in your favor in less than 7 hours once you want that to happen as i will be coming with the dispatch team to take snap shot with you and the winning check so you can as well take snap shot with you and the winning check as these winners have done in the past
here are images of past winners
It would wipe out the small amount of savings that I have to go to CA
I want you to know that your package will be deliver to you by the Fairways Couriers Delivery Company and you will be charged for the shipment fee before your package can be deliver to you at your home address.
OK, I haven’t been to Calif if years, I love the state, can Facebook give me a Date, Time and address? I will be there
Oh Really and why would you not want it to be delivered in less than 7 hours as it is better that way as that as been how most of the winners have done to get their winning check delivered to them?
Hey call me old, I would love to visit CA one more time,
Oh Yes that is interesting and you cant make it soon as why cant you clear the token amount of money for the delivery and as soon as you do that delivery will commence immediately
I thought the fee was for the transfer of the funds? Surely if I come in person that would not be a problem
No the fee is meant for the delivery of your winning check to your doorstep and these are what most of the winners have done in the past to get their check
How much is the fee?
The fee is $250 and once that is done delivery will commence immediately and you will get your winning code
While I don’t doubt you, I have some reservations. How about sending me a pic? You are a busty blonde., how about a picture showing just how good you look
I understand that you are trying to protect your self from been scammed. But this is quite unfortunate that you are ignorant about the fact that out of 12 there must be a Judas. If I were you, I will take this fee to be a challenge. If you should take this fee you are about to make to be a challenge to you, it then means that you will receive this Package. The ultimate measure of a Woman is not where she lies in times of comfort, but where she stands in times of controversy and pressure.I am a Matured Woman , Believe in me, I assure you that you will receive this Package .I want you to believe that you will get this Package
this is an official account and i cant do what you request
Should I send the check to Facebook and send it to the Hq in calif?
No all you have to do is take cash and head to the western union and send to the available cashier payment information which include name and address of where the fee have to be sent to and as soon as you do that all you have to send me on here is MTCN which is the MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER you will be given at the western union and once the cashier confirm the payment you then get your winning code,delivery will commence and will get to you in less than 7 hours as soon as you are ready to do that
I have used Western Union, both to seand and receive funds. I need to have a name and adress to send from, and a name and address to send to.
Name: Harvey Mohr Address: 8030 Edmonds street City: portage State: Michigan
Here is the cashier payment information and if you would like to use the money gram let me know so i can send you the available cashier name and address for that as well?
But I thought this was Facebook? Am I missing something?
No the fee you are paying for is for the delivery of your winning check to your doorstep and you are sending to the dispatch cashier and there are so many Facebook dispatch cashier all over the world so you have absolutely nothing to worry about as its safe,thanks for the trust and i do promise and re assure i will never betray the trust and cant wait much long to meet with you as i will be coming with the dispatch team
So. you are not actually working for Facebook, you are just helping them out in the PR department?
I work for the Facebook claim department and my job is to inform and direct you further on how to get your winning
I have tasted the bitter side of life so i will never want to hurt others.I understand your fears as some set of people have decided to disguise themselves but at the end they are scams.I want you to know that in the midst of scams there are still genuine people who do not rip individuals of their hard earned money
It doesn’t matter. but I like you, where are you on the globe?
i am from Idaho but now in California with the Facebook
Thanks and i appreciate your kind words toward me and i cant wait much long to meet with and should i contact the dispatch team you will making the payment for the delivery do delivery can commence immediately and you have nothing to worry about
I mean no harm but I read your comments and the diction seems african or indian? It does not sound from Idaho?
No that is not so as this is an official account and you have nothing to worry about as this is how its been runned
I am not after any clients money and will do nothing of that sort because as a devout and practicing Christian ,i believe in the law of karma and the golden rule which urges us not to hurt our neighbors so if you think i will deviate from my principles ,that is a big mistake.I have feelings for people all over the world especially the ones that are not financially stable ,this is due to the fact that i have been like that before and during the period that i was in that state,nobody treated me wrongly .
I have one small question. Why can’t I just send the $250 direct to facebook?
Please do not get me wrong. But I am having a minor problem with sending a western union, why can’t I send it direct to
like i said earlier you are not to send the fee to Facebook as the fee you are to pay is meant for the courier company and what i sent to you is the courier cashier payment information so be rest assured all is fine and you have nothing to worry about.
All you have to do now is go to the western union store as requested by the courier company and send the fee to the name and address,once you do that delivery will commence immediately
But surely if I turn up in person at the FaceBook HQ and have $250 in my wallet life would be good?
Your winning check as to be delivered by the fairways not the Facebook
why dont you want to get this done ?
I am assuming that ‘as’ was supposed to be ‘has’. Hell we all make typos. I am sure that there are good reasons for Facebook to take precautions, I would to. I am familiar with FedEx, UPS, and some other services, but I have not heard of Fairways, do they have a web site?
Being a scammer is hard work, but I am sure that out of every few hundred attempts they get some gullible person that takes the bait. Don’t be one of them.