The basic idea here is that if the idiotic Nigerian 419 scammers could actually see their direct competition, they would realize that this pond is overfished, and find some other way to steal a living that doesn’t waste my time and bandwidth. Of course, if they were that smart, they wouldn’t be doing the 419 scam in the first place.
So this is a salute and a hearty compliments of the season to the thieves who seek further modalities to make a quick buck off hapless western victims. This scam is long past ripe, and is starting to smell the place up. That list you bought with all the e-mail addresses has only been used by about a thousand people ahead of you, and if there any potential victims left, they would be out of money by now. The only one that got scammed is you, because you paid money for that list!
Everyone knows that there’s no money sitting in banks in Nigeria (does Nigeria even have banks?) or Ougoudogou (what kind of a stupid name is that, anyway?). There is no such thing as a Coca Cola or Nokia lottery. You are not dying of cancer, you are not Miriam Abacha, and every plane that ever crashed in Africa was not filled with rich europeans who had no living relatives.
And if you’re going to pretend to be some rich girl in a refugee camp (how do you have internet access?), you better be ready to send me some pictures of your bare titties, or I don’t even want to talk to you.