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Scamming the Scammers

June 30, 2006

Friday is the traditional day for making frivolous and humorous posts on one of my system admin listservs. Carrying that tradition over this blog and this being Friday I thought I would share this with the loyal few who subscribe to Techview.

A fellow named Derek Trotter received one of the 419 scam emails we all love to get in our in-boxes. He turned it around and got the scammer to send him several wood carvings including a replica of a Commodore 64 keyboard. He wrote the scammer that his organization was looking to support promising artists and asked for some samples. The scammer bit. Read the full story here.