I found this site: Artists Against 419 on Google and as a victim of the 419 Nigerian Scam I asked for the help of these people. They asked me to send them 4000 USD by Western Union on the name of Gonez Lapuah, as payment for their services. I did and never heard of them before. I am posting this here, for everybody to see.Beware!!! I am on a wheelchair from the First Gulf War, and now all my savings are gone to this scammer. Please don't fall for this scam. Fight against this fraud site.
(1) The guy says he was a victim of a 419 scam. (2) Then he gets scammed by a bunch of people who are supposedly helping to fight 419 scams... a scam that should have raised a whole field of red flags to someone who JUST GOT SCAMMED THE SAME WAY. (3) He posts his sob story to a newsgroup that is openly hostile to ignorance, let alone stupidity... AND TO NO OTHERS, at least none that I can find in Google Groups.
This is some kind of sick joke, or a spammer hoping to get lots of email replies, or a 419 scammer trying to discredit that website, or has some motivation beyond my limited powers of comprehension. I wouldn't take it at face value. None of these explanations makes any sense except possibly the "sick joke".
Why would they demand US dollars from someone in Spain? BTW, "the First Gulf War" was actually called DESERT STORM". Did you forget that? No real solider I've known could ever forget the proper name of the war where he was disabled, unless a bullet went though his brain.
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Location: Spain [City: ]
ARIN says that this IP belongs to RIPE; I'm looking it up there.
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% Information related to '188.8.131.52/18AS6739'
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Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
Reality check. This guy is just throwing mud at AA419, hoping that people are dumb enough to believe him. Here is independent confirmation of who the bad guys really are:-
You can't always trust what you see on the internet. Basically, the people whose fraudulent activities get targetted are running a campaign of disinformation against AA419 by throwing mud. Thing is, AA419 will never ask you for money. That's not how they work. If you want to help try running the Lad Vampire or Muguito:-
Either tool will do the trick. Just leave them running when you're not using your PC.