My friend Nicki has a great post about an internet scammer who tried to get her to send money to Africa to help a fellow American who had AIDS and was dying. Nicki and her friend went about documenting the whole exchange, which is hilarious and should be read.
But what I like so much about Nicki isn’t just that she’s got a foul mouth that would make Caligula blush. It’s that she actually cares about people. She genuinely worries about the woman seeking love and companionship who fall for these scams and end up sending thousands of dollars to scammers. The latest scam is from so-called military personnel who need money. Women send their “soldiers” money and never hear from them again. It’s a sad thing, and we need to make more people aware of the problem.
But in the meantime, check out Nicki’s take-no-prisoners approach to scammers.