Tuesday, February 1, 2005

My poor Uncle Grover’s demise last year

Greetings.

I just got contacted by someone I didn’t know by instant messaging (Yahoo! Messenger’s protocol, specifically), and I quickly decided to have some fun with him/her...

12:24:24 2005-02-01
drfelixodogwung

hi

Buzz!!



12:24:43 2005-02-01
Hiergargo (Aaron Adelman)

Do I know you?


12:25:09 2005-02-01
drfelixodogwung

i am Barr. Felix Odogwu


12:25:27 2005-02-01
Hiergargo (Aaron Adelman)

You don't sound familiar.

Do you know who I am?



12:26:07 2005-02-01
drfelixodogwung

i know your late unclwe

he live in Nigeria

before his death



12:26:25 2005-02-01
Hiergargo (Aaron Adelman)

You do?


12:26:38 2005-02-01
drfelixodogwung

i am the personal attorney to your late uncle


12:26:41 2005-02-01
Hiergargo (Aaron Adelman)

You knew Grover?


12:26:52 2005-02-01
drfelixodogwung

yeah

he died 2004

i am looking for his next of kin



12:27:20 2005-02-01
Hiergargo (Aaron Adelman)

I never had an Uncle Grover.  Go read http://weirdthingoftheday.blogspot.com/ while I take a walk around the department.  Good day.


I’ve heard of this sort of scam before, where the scammer tries to get bank account numbers so he/she can steal money, but this is the first time I’m aware of it being attempted via IM.

Aaron
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