Thursday, October 23, 2008

Nigerian Advance Fee Fraudsters and Who's among us map of my blog visitors

You may have noticed that I have a small graphic in the right coloumn of my blog that shows a map of the world with red markers showing the location of people that have visited my blog only. The graphic is courtesy of a company called Who's Among Us They provide this graphic free of charge.

I put this graphic on my blog becuase I think it's neat to look at.

I noticed this today that one of my visitors sticks out like a sore thumb and that person is from Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria You may have heard of the Nigerian Scammers and the fact is that a large majority of Advance Fee Fraudsters come from Lagos Nigeria.

I would imagine that I will be receiving a few more of those "offers you can't refuse" to help those poor people transfer out many millions of dollars in cash from a recent inheritance, car crash settlement or something similar and where I receive a paltry 10 to 20% of the net proceeds.

To receive 20% of the bank transfer, all I have to do is help them transfter $40million (that's about $8million to you!) is give them all of your banking information, date of birth, SIN and my first born and we are in business together.

If you want a laugh, browse to or just search google for nigerian 419 scammers and you will have many hours of hilarious reading.

This is another good link: or you can see the trophy room if you just want to see what the goal is of many of people here in North America and UK who call themselves scambaiters. It's a hoot to read and see.

Now, don't get me wrong, I have worked with a few people over the recent past who recently came to Canada from Nigeria. They were a pleasure to work with and I've become friends with one family. But, if the hit to my blog was from a scammer, I just picture him (because it's rarely a woman scammer) sitting in an internet cafe in Lagos and typing out those 419'r letters and searching sucker real estate agents like me and the thousands of others here in North America, trolling for new blood to send their fraudulent schemes and email letters to.

I've read that thousands of people here in North America have falled for this fruadulent scheme. We live in a very polarized and odd world and the internet has allowed odd things to flourish that never would have worked so well 10 years ago!


For more information please contact A. Mark Argentino

A. Mark Argentino, Broker, P.Eng.,
Specializing in Residential & Investment Real Estate
RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc., Brokerage
2691 Credit Valley Road, Suite 101, Mississauga, Ontario L5M 7A1

BUS. 905-828-3434
FAX. 905-828-2829

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