And while the vast majority of us simply ignore the email scams, one man has managed to turn the tables on the aspiring con artists in a very unusual, and funny, way.
Comedian and author Barry Marder actually replies to the Nigerian prince emails.
Often using his pseudonym Ted L. Nancy, Marder sends polite, engaging and entirely naive messages to the individuals asking for his money. And he doesn’t stop replying until the con men themselves literally beg him to leave them alone.
“Basically, I drove them nuts until they cut it off,” Marder told Yahoo News. “They said get away from me, you’re a moron.”
The resulting exchanges were so unexpected and entertaining that Marder showed his pal Jerry Seinfeld, who suggested turning them into a new show.
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