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If you have e-mail, you've probably gotten an message from a Nigerian scammer. You know the drill. Someone overseas (usually in Nigeria or South Africa) has selected you to help him transfer millions of unclaimed dollars to the U.S., of which you will receive a hefty percentage. Except, of course, you need to pay a few thousand dollars in administrative fees or bribes. After which, you never hear from them again.

Surprisingly, a lot of people fall for this scam, blinded by either greed or stupidity. This is serious stuff. Some people have embezzled money from their companies to pay for this scam, or traveled overseas only to be kidnapped or killed.

That said, these scammers are bulk mailing, so if I "reply" from a different e-mail account they are none the wiser. I've taken to making up bizarre characters who reply to these scammers and see just how weird I can get before these guys figure out that I'm messing with them.


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Sister Lillian and the Convent of Blood
A scammer sends out a note containing a plethora of Biblical quotes, trying to prey upon the religious among us. "Sister Lillian" is more than happy to reply, except she is a nun at a bloodthirsty animal-sacrificing Convent.


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Cheaper By The Dozen
A scammer wants Sister Lillian to fly to Amsterdam to collect an inheritance. Our fire-obsessed nun is more than happy to do so... but she won't be going alone!


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James Brown vs. Picard Enterprises
A scammer who calls himself James Brown sends an URGENT MASSAGE. Jean-Luc Picard, President of Picard Enterprises, is in need of some cash and is more than happy to comply. A long, painful correspondence with a scammer who has to be led through the scamming process!


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Jesus DeJesus and Dr. du Preez
My first attempt at messing with the scammers. My mission: Make the scammer call someplace and ask to speak to Jesus. Will I succeed? Read on...


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The World's Second Oldest Man
A scammer backs out of the deal when he realizes that his target is 111 years old. Still, I managed to have some fun with him along the way.
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