Re: RARA-AVIS: Strictly pulp: A freebie

From: Kerry Schooley (
Date: 29 Aug 2003

At 08:51 PM 28/08/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>MrT wrote:
>"Some comic relief in the epidemic of spam that has taken over the
>Internet: the other day I received a spam piece by one Faith Con. This
>struck me as such a pulp-perfect name for a moll that I am giving it
>away, copyright-free, to anyone who wants to use it."
>That is a great name, Mario. Too bad Ross Thomas is no longer alive to
>use it. He could write a great con novel about her, maybe involving the
>Nigerian scam -- she has access to a bank account with $28.5 million . .

As a side-bar to this, within the past year my local papers announced the arrest of a couple operating the Nigerian scam from a sleazy motel room a couple miles from my home. It's done on the internet of course, so the scam can originate from anywhere (in this case Canada pretending to be Nigeria) and reach anywhere- and that's my question. I've wondered since whether these folks were North American central for this scam, or just sort of a local franchise. Each of these possibilities assumes some sort of organization, which ain't necessarily so. Any insights?


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