Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Scambaiting Jack Bauer Style

Scam baiting is the practice of pretending interest in a fraudulent scheme in order to manipulate a scammer. The purpose of scam baiting might be to waste the scammers' time, embarrass them, cause them to reveal information which can be passed on to legal authorities in the hope that they will be prosecuted, get them to spend money, or simply to amuse the baiter. - Wikipedia

A few weeks back, Blogs4Bauer received an emailed request from Mr. Luis Rakotozafy of Madagascar. It seems his father was killed while en route to visit the family of the President of Togo, who died in February 2005, "on a good Saturday." He and his family then fled Madagascar to South Africa, and from there to Europe, leaving behind a small fortune of $8.5 million dollars. He has offered to share 20% of said funds with us, if we can help him get that money out of Africa.

Mr. Rakotozafy didn't know what he was getting into when he got Jack Bauer on the case.

More Here: Scambaiting Jack Bauer - Part 1