Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The real victims of the recession

Worldwide Slump Makes Nigeria's Online Scammers Work That Much Harder

LAGOS, Nigeria -- Online swindling takes dedication even in the best of times, the scammer said earnestly.

The spinal cord aches from sitting at a desk. The eyes itch from staring at a computer. The heart thumps from drinking bitter cola to stay awake for chats with Americans in faraway time zones. The wallet shrinks from buying potions that supposedly compel the Americans to pay.

Succeeding in the midst of a worldwide economic meltdown? That, he said, takes even firmer resolve.

"We are working harder. The financial crisis is not making it easy for them over there," said Banjo, 24, speaking about Americans, whose trust he has won and whose money he has fleeced, via his Dell laptop. "They don't have money. And the money they don't have, we want."

Hat Tip - Goalmez



  • Tghis is off topic but I thought you would know the answer: Why does the LibLogs show Ignatieff, Pearson, Trudeau and is the old guy Laurier? Why not Chretien and Martin who were PMs during the modern age?

    Seems odd.

    Is Ignatieff trying to distance himself from the Chretien/Martin reign?

    By Blogger Morgan, at 7:17 p.m.  

  • Morgan:

    The short answer to your last question: 'yes'.

    Pearson, Trudeau, Laurier ... Chretien and Martin do NOT belong in that company. Never have; never will. (not that Iggy does, but that's not your question).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:08 p.m.  

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