I have a feeling I am now infamous in African 419 circles. Since I told a few scammers to take a flying leap, and even Skype texted one of them in pidgin, no one has added me, on Facebook or Skype. This is a good thing, although I have to admit that some of those exchanges with ‘ugly white men’ were rather entertaining.

P.S. It’s unlikely I’m the only one who has called scammers out – it’s interesting to think that they might have a blacklist of those whom they deem unscammable.

Is that a really bad chat-up line or are you trying to scam me?

I’ve been receiving¬†friend requests on Skype and Facebook from ugly white men whom I am pretty sure are African dudes attempting to pull a 419 scam on me.

In fact, I responded to one of them in Nigerian pidgin, whereupon he started laughing and asked me to add him (the real him) on Facebook. He was a Nigerian lad (by the name of Oluwa), operating from Accra (Ghana) and he said he would tell me why he’s trying his hand at scamming women but ‘not yet’.¬† Continue reading