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This may have already been posted before. In fact, the more I think about it, I'd be surprised if it hasn't. It's pretty old. But a friend linked to it on facebook, so I thought I'd share.

P-P-P-PowerBook! (warning for mild language)

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The White Whale
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I remember this from way back. My favorite part is the screen: "Txt Pad! Safari Internet Adventure! Haxor the Planet! @ What!? LOL !"


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A little disturbing that Jeff was not heard from post-response. Makes one wonder if the scammer had some confederates in the US.
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Pfft. I don't think that part's for real. It was added for the "ghost story" value.
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Glenn Arnold
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I'm not sure I buy any of it. Between the mail and the international shipping the potential fraud charges are too risky to make it worth the stunt. That and the shipping charges that were conveniently paid by anonymous online donations.

Now the credit card prank may also have been untrue, but it was much funnier. Especially the credit card prank II (sensibilities alert).

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Oh, I'm pretty confident the credit card prank is true. He's pretty much right about how the legalities work.

Of course, both it and the "p-p-p-powerbook" story are heavily dramatized, but I'm pretty sure the base story is true. I suspect that significant work went into verifying the recipient was himself a scammer before anything went forward. But there are numerous people who spend large amounts of effort pranking internet scammers, so the idea of the story isn't especially unbelievable.

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Oh that's brilliant... I should go look up what my name is in Egyptian hieroglyphs just for that purpose.
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