I’ve been trying to sell my extra laptop for the past month. I’ve been posting ads on craigslist and Facebook. However, almost all of the responses I get are from Nigerian scammers. I have a few options when dealing with scammers. I either ignore them. Or I pose as an interested buyer. Or I simply call them out on it.
The image I used below is the first image I found when I searched for “grandma” on Google images with moderate filtering. Maybe it’s this result just in Belize. It is crude, but fitting nonetheless.
Sindri Joe February 25 at 1:01am
i am really interested in buying this item for my Grandson in west Africa as a Birthday gift and i will be offering you $570 including the shipping cost to west Africa kindly get back to me with your pay pal email address, so that i can send out the payment as soon as possible.
Thanks and Stay Bless
Christopher Wong February 25 at 9:43am
Your grandson? Wow. You can’t be more than 20 from your picture. You should really find a new picture that reflects your age.
Sindri Joe February 25 at 11:11am
what do you mean by that?
Christopher Wong February 25 at 10:56pm
If you’re going to pose as a grandmother, perhaps you should use a photo that doesn’t look like you’re 16 years old. Technically, it is possible at that age to be a grandmother, but highly improbably. Like one in a million if not worse odds. That’s like you having a child at 8 years old. And then having your child having a baby at 8 years old.
If you are that one in a million, I’ll send you my computer free of charge. You’ll need all the help you can get. That’s got to be psychologically and emotionally damaging.
However, I’m assuming you’re a male Nigerian scammer, who hasn’t had much luck scamming people via Facebook. The least you can do is use a picture of an actual grandmother.