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A spell/grammar/fact-checking service for Nigerian 419 scammers.
Unfortunately, there is no category for Business: Scam:
Most 419 letters are, let's face it, idiotic. They're awful,
and the rock-bottom brainless gullibility of their authors is
only slightly exceeded by that of their victims, as sites like
I propose a subscription-based service for scam artists
that will let them run their emails through a community-
based spelling, grammar, and fact checker (e.g. to ensure
that it was, in fact, His Excellency Ernest Shonekan who
held the Nigerian Presidency before General Sani Abacha
and not the other way around, and that "it's" with an
apostrophe is never used as a possessive article in emails
purporting to originate with the FBI).
"It would be better if you could spell your own name..."
From the 419eater.com website, members delighting in addressing 419niners by misspelt names [normzone, Apr 21 2011]
||[fuzzybunny], you got here in October of '07, and this is your first idea. You have annoed twice during that time frame.
||We often encourage bakers to take some time to get to know the site before posting ideas...I can see that won't be necessary with you.
||Welcome to the Halfbakery.
||From the title, I thought this was for if you're on Craigslist and you accidentally type "419" instead of "420", thus depriving yourself of a marijuana fix.