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Scammers are Now Targeting the Deaf

If you think that the Nigerian scammers have an ethical lower limit, guess again.  Now, some of them are attempting to scam hearing impaired people, even deaf children by logging on to hearing-impaired forums and chat rooms, then claiming that the victims' "AIM account won a lottery".

Below is a transcript of a recent online conversation one potential victim had with a Nigerian scammer. This girl did a great job of wasting the scammer's time, and telling him "I may be deaf, but I'm not stupid!" Way to go!

And here are links to other related information:


"The following is the email conversation my deaf daughter and I had with who we believe is part of the "Nigerian Scam".  We never gave out account information, but they gave us information as to where to send money in order to claim our "lottery winnings".  I hope you can use this info. "

Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 22:53:23 -0700

Subject: Conversation with lotteryagent01

> >   ----------------------- 8:23 pm -----------------------

> > lotteryagent01: hello

> victimsID: who?

> > lotteryagent01: how are u doing today?

> victimsID: who are u?

> > lotteryagent01: AM WHALE JOHNSON THE LOTTO LOTTERY MANAGER AM HERE

> > TO INFORM U THAT UR AIM ONLINE AS WON A LOTTO LOTTERY OF THIS MONTH

> > SUM OF $50.000.00

> > lotteryagent01: hope u are <Victim's Name>

> > lotteryagent01:

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> victimsID: where heck u get my sn!?

> > lotteryagent01: THE FEDERAL GOVERMENT WENT TO DEAFS SITE TO HELP

> > SOME DEAFS THIS MONTH THE UR AIM ONLINE IS THE SECOND WINNER OF THIS

> > MONTH

> > lotteryagent01: UNDERSTAND ME

> victimsID: wutever

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> victimsID: prove me

> > lotteryagent01: U MEAN U WANT ME TO PROVE I THE MONEY

> > lotteryagent01: U WON OF THE LOTTO LOTTERY PROVE

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> victimsID: ok how can i get money?

> > lotteryagent01: ALL U NEED TO DO FOR ME JUST UR FULL NAME AND HOME

> > ADDRESS SO FEDEX COME TO UR STATE TO DELIEVER U UR MONEY BY TOMORROW

> > MORNING 8AM

> > lotteryagent01: OK

> > lotteryagent01: HELLO

> >   ----------------------- 8:33 pm -----------------------

> > lotteryagent01: U THERE

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> victimsID: how can i kno u for real?

> > lotteryagent01: WELL I WILL SEND U THE LOTTERY PROVE THE LOTTERY IS

> > FROM MICHIGAN

> > lotteryagent01: OKAY

> > lotteryagent01: CHECK UR AIM E-MAIL I HAVE SEND U THE LOTTERY PROVE

> > lotteryagent01: CHECK IT NOW

> > lotteryagent01: OKAY

> victimsID: ok.. wut is numbers that my ma can call so she can

> > talk with ya?

> > lotteryagent01: U MEAN U WANT TO TALK TO ME

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> > lotteryagent01: I MEAN CALL ME

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> victimsID: no.. my ma call you

> > lotteryagent01: I CANT UNDERSTAND U

> > lotteryagent01: U MEAN I GIVE U MY NUMBER SO U CALL ME ?

> > lotteryagent01: DID U MEAN THE TICKET NUMBER

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> victimsID: no.. my ma want to talk with u in phone

> > lotteryagent01: U MEAN UR MUMMY WANT TO TALK WITH ME

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> victimsID: yeah, wut is ur phone number?

> victimsID: and ur name?

> > lotteryagent01: WELL AM NOW IN AFRICA TO DELIEVER SOME DEAFS THERE

> > MONEY

> > lotteryagent01: AND MY NAME IS ROBERT BROWN

> >   ----------------------- 8:43 pm -----------------------

> victimsID: my ma can call u in africa

> > lotteryagent01: U MEAN UR MUMMY WANT TO TALK TO ME RIGHT NOW ON

> > PHONE

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> victimsID: yeah.. is this hard to understand?

> > lotteryagent01: OKAY

> > lotteryagent01: 2348035585381

> > lotteryagent01: THAT THE NUMBER U CALL ME TO IN AFRICA

> > lotteryagent01: OK

> > lotteryagent01: DID U GOT IT

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> > lotteryagent01:

> victimsID: my ma tried to call u but this phone number isnt

> > work

> > lotteryagent01: HELLO

> > lotteryagent01: U THERE

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> > lotteryagent01: WHAT DID U MEAN BY PHONE NUMBER DID NOT WORK

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> > lotteryagent01: NOTHING WRONG WITH MY NUMBER

> > lotteryagent01: HELLO

> > lotteryagent01: LISTEN TO ME HERE

> > lotteryagent01: ALL I NEED TO ASK U IS THAT DID U WANT UR MONEY OR

> > NOT

> victimsID: why did u get mad at me?

> > lotteryagent01: AM NOT MAD AT U

> > lotteryagent01: AM TRYING TO TELL U THE TRUTH

> > lotteryagent01: BUT I SEE THAT U DONT BELIVE ME

> > lotteryagent01: THEN AM REAL WITH U AND AM REAL WITH MY WORK

> victimsID: ok.. who is ur boss so my ma can talk with u?

> victimsID: wut is aim email send to?

> >   ----------------------- 8:54 pm -----------------------

> > lotteryagent01: aunty4realy75@aim.com

> > lotteryagent01: THAT THE BOSS AIM

> > lotteryagent01: OK

> > lotteryagent01: DID U WANT TO TALK TO THE BOSS BCOS BOSS IS ONLINE

> > NOW

> > lotteryagent01: HELLO

> victimsID: wut is ur boss name?

> > lotteryagent01: TINA SMITH

> > lotteryagent01: DID U WANT TO E-MAIL HER

> victimsID: wut is ur boss's phone number?

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> > lotteryagent01: MY BOSS IS WITH ME IN AFRICA TOO

> > lotteryagent01: BUT WHY U ASK ALL THOIS

> > lotteryagent01: THIS

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> > lotteryagent01: LISTEN TO ME

> > lotteryagent01: IF U DONT BELIVE ME

> > lotteryagent01: I WILL GO

> > lotteryagent01: BCOS I DONT LIKE SOME ONE WHO DOESNT BELIEVE IN ME

> > lotteryagent01: AM TELLING U THE TRUTH BUT U DONT BELIVE ME

> victimsID: i didnt understand how i win this money?

> > lotteryagent01: WHY

> > lotteryagent01: I TOLD U

> > lotteryagent01: THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERMENT DEAFS EVERY EVERY MONTH

> > THEN UR AIM ONLINE IS THE SECOND WINNER OF THIS MONTH

> > lotteryagent01: OK

> >   ----------------------- 9:05 pm -----------------------

> victimsID: u said u send to my aim email, which email address

> > did u use?

> >   ----------------------- 9:08 pm -----------------------

> victimsID: hello

> >   ----------------------- 9:24 pm -----------------------

> > lotteryagent01: HELLO

> > lotteryagent01: ARE U STILL THERE

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> > lotteryagent01: I GOT DISCONNECT

> > lotteryagent01: OK

> > lotteryagent01: HELLO

> > lotteryagent01: AM BACK

> > lotteryagent01: HOPE U ARE STILL THERE

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> victimsID: u said u send innfo to my aim email.  which address

> > did u use

> > lotteryagent01: victimsID@aol.com

> > lotteryagent01: i send u lottery prove

> > lotteryagent01: understand

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> victimsID: but i never bought a lottery ticket so how can i win

> >   ----------------------- 9:31 pm -----------------------

> victimsID: hello

> > lotteryagent01: i told u that the federal goverment help deafs every

> > every month

> > lotteryagent01: then ur aim online is the second winner of this month

> >   ----------------------- 9:32 pm -----------------------

> > lotteryagent01: hello

> > lotteryagent01: u there

> >   ----------------------- 9:37 pm -----------------------

> victimsID: doesn

> victimsID: does the government not kno my full name and address

> >   ----------------------- 9:42 pm -----------------------

> victimsID: how do i kno this is not a scam

> victimsID: hello  u there

> > lotteryagent01: yes

> > lotteryagent01: am here

> victimsID: why u not answer me

> > lotteryagent01: am talking to u

> > lotteryagent01: hello

> victimsID: why u not answer my questions

> > lotteryagent01: i dont want u to be scared am promising u ]

> victimsID: i am not scared  i just want u to answer my

> > questions

> victimsID: what are u promising me

> > lotteryagent01: that why i send u the lottery prove

> > lotteryagent01: so like what prove u want me from me

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> >   ----------------------- 9:47 pm -----------------------

> > lotteryagent01: that i want u to be sure

> > lotteryagent01: that the money will be arrive to u

> > lotteryagent01: so what next

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> > lotteryagent01: are u there n <Victim's Name>

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> > lotteryagent01: from tucson, AZ

> victimsID: does my government not kno my name and address

> > lotteryagent01: <Victim's Name>

> victimsID: what

> > lotteryagent01: listen to me

> > lotteryagent01: tell me ur name and home address

> > lotteryagent01: then if u cant

> > lotteryagent01: bye

> victimsID: if u are honest u will answer my questions

> > lotteryagent01: I CANT WHEN U DONT BELIVE ME

> > lotteryagent01: THEN I CANT WASTE MY TIME

> > lotteryagent01: BCOS I HAVE WORK TO DO

> victimsID: why r u trying to pressure me

> > lotteryagent01: HOW

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> victimsID: why would a lottery from michigan want to send me

> > money from africa

> >   ----------------------- 9:57 pm -----------------------

> > lotteryagent01: YES BCOS THE MONEY IS WITH FEDEX RIGHT NOW THEN THE

> > FEDEX ARE IN AFRICA THEN U NEED TO PAY FOR FEDEX FEES BEFORE FEDEX

> > CAN COME TO U

> victimsID: how much r the fees

> > lotteryagent01: 150

> > lotteryagent01: THAT THE AMOUNT U PAY

> > lotteryagent01: OK

> victimsID: 150 what

> > lotteryagent01: $150

> > lotteryagent01: THAT FOR FEDEX FEES

> > lotteryagent01: UNDERSTAND ME

> > lotteryagent01: ?

> victimsID: why can it not be fedex from michigan so it would

> > only cost $4.00

> victimsID: i not understand why it has to com from africa

> > lotteryagent01: THE REASON IS THAT FEDEX WAS IN AFRICA TO DELIVEER

> > SOME MONEY TO THE DEAFS

> > lotteryagent01: AND UR MONEY IS AMONG OF THE MONEY

> > lotteryagent01: SO FEDEX ARE IN AFRICA NOW WAITING FOR U TO PAY FOR

> > THE FEES AND THEY CASH THE MONEY IN AFRICA SO THEY CAN COME TO U BY

> > TOMORROW MORNING

> > lotteryagent01: OK

> victimsID: because i deaf is why i have to pay more

> > lotteryagent01: OKAY

> > lotteryagent01: NOW HOW MUCH DID U HAVE WITH U RIGHT NOW TO PAY FOR

> > FEDEX MAYBE I WILL HELP U WITH THE REST SO WHEN U GET THE MONEY FROM

> > FEDEX U PAY ME BACK

> >   ---------------------- 10:09 pm ----------------------

> victimsID: because i deaf is why i pay more

> > lotteryagent01: nOT BECAUSE YOU DEAF..BUT YOU MUCT PAY FOR SHIPING

> > FUND

> > lotteryagent01: SO NEED YOU PAY SHIPING GUNF SO CAN ARRIVE YOUR DOOR

> > YOUR MONEY TOMORROW MORNING ..UNDY

> > lotteryagent01: 50K USD.

> victimsID: if it was my hearing brother would he pay for the

> > shipping from michigan and not africa

> > lotteryagent01: MICHIGAN HEAD QUATER,BUT FROM AFRICA BRANCH OFFICE

> > THERE YOUR MONEY COME FROM

> > lotteryagent01: UNDERDERSTAND..EVERYONE MUST PAY FOR SHIPING

> victimsID: where in africa is the money coming from.  it seems

> > that it will get here veryfast

> > lotteryagent01: YES FROM AFRICA NIGERIA ,SO IF YOU PAY SHIPING FUND

> > NOW,YOUR MONEY WILL ARRIVE TO YOUR HOUSE AS EARLY 8 AM

> victimsID: i never bought a ticket for the michigan lottery

> > lotteryagent01: YES YOU NEVER,YOUR E-MAIL WON THE LOTTERY NOT

> > YOU..SO SINCE YOUR E-MAIL WON THE LOTTERY THE MONEY WILL BE GIVEN TO

> > YOU..UNDY NOW

> > lotteryagent01: YOUR AIM WON THE 2ND POSITION FROM OUR LOTTERY THIS

> > MONTH

> > lotteryagent01: AND YOU HAVE WON 50K

> victimsID: who put my email in the lottery

> > lotteryagent01: THEY USE ALL E-MAIL ALL OVER THERE WORLD,ABOUT

> > 19,000 E-MAILS ADDRESS WAS CHOOSEN THEN....

> victimsID: who is they

> > lotteryagent01: THE LOTTERY COMPANY...

> >   ---------------------- 10:19 pm ----------------------

> victimsID: which lottery company

> victimsID: i not have $150

> > lotteryagent01: I THINK YOU SEE THE LOTTERY COMPANY...FROM

> > MICHIGAN,BUT YOUR E-MAIL WAS CHOOSEN WHEN NIGERIA LOTTERY DEPARTMENT

> > ARE DOING THE DRAW OF THIS MONTH,THAT WHY YOU'VE TO PAY TO NIGERIA

> > TO GET YOUR MONEY TOMORROW MORNING

> > lotteryagent01: s

> > lotteryagent01: SO I'M THE NO1 AGENT FROM NIGERIA AFRICA,THAT WHY I

> > HAD TO TALK TO YOU.ANYWAY WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET THE 150 TO CLAIM

> > YOUR MONEY OR HOW MUCH DO YOU HAVE NOW SO YOU PAY THE LOTTERY

> > COMPANY AS ADVNACED FUND AND THEY'LL KNOW YOU'RE SERIOUS GETTING

> > YOUR MONEY

> victimsID: who do i send the money to

> > lotteryagent01: YOU ARE GOING TO SEND THE MONEY TO FEDEX AGENT IN

> > AFRICA NIGERIA,BECAUSE HE'LL BE THE ONE TO BRING YOUR MONEY TO YOUR

> > HOUSE TOMORROW 8 AM

> victimsID: what is the address

> > lotteryagent01: YEA I'VE IT

> victimsID: where do i send the money now to get the lottery

> > money tmw

> > lotteryagent01: Yes.I'll i

> > lotteryagent01: GIVE YOU THE NAME AND THE ADDRESS RIGHT NOW.

> > lotteryagent01: Name:Jullie Johnson

> > lotteryagent01: Add:30 Smith Street

> > lotteryagent01: City:Sagamu

> > lotteryagent01: State: Ogun State

> > lotteryagent01: Cout:Nigeria

> > lotteryagent01: Code:23437

> > lotteryagent01: That's the name and the address.

> >   ---------------------- 10:34 pm ----------------------

> > lotteryagent01: HELLO

> > lotteryagent01: ARE YOU THERE

> victimsID: yes

> > lotteryagent01: SO DID YOU WRITE THE NAME AND THE ADDRESS DOWN?

> victimsID: yes how do i get the money to you

> > lotteryagent01: YOU'LL HAVE TO GO SEND IT VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY

> > TRANSFER.BUT NOW I THINK IT LATE OVER THERE.IF YOU HAVE CREDIT CARD

> > OT DEBIT CARD,YOU CAN SEND IT ONLINE ,QUICK TRANSFER SO YOUR MONEY

> > CAN ARRIVE 8 AM

> > lotteryagent01: DO YOU HAVE CREDIT CARD OR IS THERE ANY WESTERN

> > UNION WHO WORK 24 HOURS NEW YOUR HOUSE

> >   ---------------------- 10:43 pm ----------------------

> victimsID: my brother says this is called the nigerian scam  is

> > he correct

> >   ---------------------- 10:45 pm ----------------------

> victimsID: hello  r u there

> >   ---------------------- 10:49 pm ----------------------

> victimsID: do u really think that i am that stupid to fall for

> > ur crazy scam.  i may be deaf but i am not dumb.  u should be

> > ashamed of yourself

> victimsID: u are nothing but a low down liar and a scum sucking

> > thief

> victimsID: i hope u rot in hell

> > lotteryagent01: HELLO

> >   ---------------------- 10:52 pm ----------------------

> victimsID: what

> >

 


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