A Fool and His G-mail Account…

They English is not well
They English is not well

…are soon parted.

Should they ever gain access in Nigeria to even ONE person who has command of English as it is spoken and written in the US, they might be dangerous.

As it stands, it doesn’t take much of a look to spot problems Google would NOT make. I don’t have time for this. Creeps.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. Delete … chuckle …. delete …. laugh …. delete, delete, delete. The Nigerian scams are so much fun to read. What is more troubling are the well-written ones – they really give you pause as you consider how many people fall for them. Sad.

  2. Its sad really. Makes me feel sorry for the ONE actual honest person from Nigeria trying to do business. LOL

  3. You might be surprised to learn that the Nigerian scam generates in excess of $160,000,000 annually. There are more sophisticated scams currently, with one Nigerian-style model in particular that has been tailored to specific industries. For example, there is a horse boarding scam, “I’m being sent to study in the U.S., my parents want to pay in advance for 12 months of horse boarding services….” Crazy.