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Comment by Qiana-Maieev on June 12, 2016 at 6:30pm

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Comment by Qiana-Maieev on June 12, 2016 at 6:20pm

Blocking only works for personal messaging.

Comment by Alan Buchanan on June 12, 2016 at 6:17pm

To bring this all down to base level, I think this guy has a real nerve trying to con people from a group who are devoted sceptics to start with. Maybe he saw it as a challenge. Don't get too annoyed about him, that's the way people operate in this world now. Say " No thank you, go away please" at their first request and we don't need bother with them

any more. If they persist, block them, certainly do not engage.    

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on June 12, 2016 at 2:28pm

@Joan, Yes, it was a bit of an eye-opener.

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 12, 2016 at 2:21pm

There certainly were enough signals to tell us he is an "asshole, anarchist, misogynistic atheist". Thanks, Joseph, for your help with language. I certainly lack that skill!  

Qiana, I am glad you picked up on the Facebook clue. I missed it as well. 

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on June 12, 2016 at 2:03pm

I get spam email quite regularly from Africa about money scams, & I can't trash them fast enough.

I did notice he never got back to you, Loren. I find myself sort of hoping that he made it up about someone doing his bidding here.

Comment by Susan Stanko on June 12, 2016 at 8:25am

Yeah, Joseph, that is common among Africans.  I have had a few con men approach me on Facebook.  

Comment by Loren Miller on June 12, 2016 at 6:12am

Just for the record, Dominic asked me the same thing.  I told him I'd gladly do his leg work on this side of the puddle, but that I was emphatically NOT made of money and that bucks would have to be supplied up front before anything happened.  Seems he didn't care for that statement, because I heard nothing further from him.

The REAL shame is that we've had others here from African nations who have comported themselves WAY better.

Comment by Qiana-Maieev on June 12, 2016 at 1:10am

I for one, am too damn old to put up with this kind of ''person'', so I am very glad he's gone. 

Comment by Joseph P on June 12, 2016 at 1:08am

Something vaguely akin to borderline-personality disorder perhaps, ɟǝןıx?

What about the overly-formal, effusive manner of his?  I'm not sure if that's a sort of preemptive fallback position in case the first line of his con doesn't work or if that's simply a cultural thing with Nigeria and some other African nations.


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