Thursday, March 26, 2009

Kelvin Williams. Intermission.

For more than a week I've been posting, in installments, the email exchanges I'm having with a scammer in Nigeria. He calls himself Kelvin Williams......my emails have come from four different characters; namely, Fred Sanford, Misty Meaner, Wanda Tuinphro and Lucy Ricardo.

These are actual emails. Of course, I know that everything he tells me is a lie, but he seems to have taken seriously all the emails coming from Fred, Misty, Wanda and Lucy.

At this writing, there have been six installments. I know there will be a seventh. I can't predict any further than that. The last posted email was one from Fred to Kelvin - written Wednesday at 9:06 AM and posted not long after that.

As it stands, I have one email in the hopper, so to speak. Kelvin has replied to Lucy's last email, though not Fred's. The time difference between here and Nigeria is five hours; Kelvin is probably in an Internet cafe and this adds up to a long waiting period between some of the emails.

I don't want to post one email....I'd like to wait until I get enough to keep the story line interesting. If this were a work of fiction, I could always be sure of a daily blog update.

Anyone familiar with this blog knows that I've been goofin' on these scammers for a long time. I've learned that these guys aren't as clever as they're given credit for. The myth seems to be that one shouldn't even reply to these scam emails because of the scammers' masterful ability to con folks. I've found that many of them are easily conned. I guess anyone who really thinks someone is going to believe these 'multi-million dollar something for nothing' emails can't be too bright.

As I said, there will be a seventh installment in the Kelvin Williams series. I just want to wait a few days until I can collect more emails. In the mean time, I'll go back to writing about anything and everything that suits me.

PART ONE PART TWO PART THREE PART FOUR PART FIVE PART SIX PART SEVEN PART EIGHT PART NINE PART TEN PART ELEVEN

1 comment:

LarryD said...

Is the violin I hear during the intermission you playing Kelvin?

This is one of the funniest things I've read in a long while. Keep it up!