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Tiana Tue 12-Apr-05 15:11:38

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popsycal Tue 12-Apr-05 15:11:54

this is making my pmsl

JanH Tue 12-Apr-05 15:12:13

I thought she was barred now? How long does it take?

suzywong Tue 12-Apr-05 15:36:04

please can you tell me what this was about???

Marina Tue 12-Apr-05 15:37:20

Suze, we were carpet-bombed with requests for assistance from Moscow a la Private Eye "please send all your cash to this feckless box number".

bundle Tue 12-Apr-05 15:38:00

suzywong Tue 12-Apr-05 15:40:43

you know those things must work or they wouldn't bother doing them

I was once asked by the ex treasurer of Nigeria to help him open a security deposit box containing millions of dollars, he had captured my address from the interweb, apparently

JanH Tue 12-Apr-05 15:42:03

Only once, sooz?

suzywong Tue 12-Apr-05 15:43:38

Dhgot a fantastic email where the boot is on the other foot; people wrote back to these wrongly deposed despots agreeing to help but needing proof that they were genuine, and asking them to send a picture holding the day's paper and a fish on their head just to provide good faith... can't find it but it was very very amusing

SoupDragon Tue 12-Apr-05 15:44:00

I used to keep a file of all the begging letters I received. they were marvellous - very entertaining.

JanH Tue 12-Apr-05 15:49:40

Marina Tue 12-Apr-05 15:51:10

The Nigerian strongbox/funds transfer thing is so continuous and widespread that apparently it has led to workplace discrimination against accountancy professionals of Nigerian origin - people not shortlisting them etc

JanH Tue 12-Apr-05 15:52:20

I heard something on the radio yesterday about Nigerians aged 18-30 being refused visas to come to the UK? Didn't catch any details though.

suzywong Tue 12-Apr-05 15:52:54

really? that's a bit of a backfire

when are coming to visit your mates in Perth Marina?

Marina Tue 12-Apr-05 15:53:20

I think that is more to do with queues out the door at the British Embassy in Lagos, but still feel concerned about it...

JanH Tue 12-Apr-05 15:55:37

BBC story

It would be interesting to see stats for the same age group from other countries.

Marina Tue 12-Apr-05 15:55:50

I will be visiting them when they move to short-hop Red-backless Den Haag later this year Suzy. [Blush] I am such a chicken re long-haul and BIG insects.

suzywong Tue 12-Apr-05 15:57:12

what they are going back to Europe? What bailers
Well my mum is an arachnophobe and she's been here 10 days and hasn't come across a single one

Marina Tue 12-Apr-05 15:58:44

They don't have much say, really - it's all work related. Did they have to drug and truss your mum to get her on the plane?

suzywong Tue 12-Apr-05 16:00:27

no not at all she goes all over the place, my dad was very nervous working up to it but he loved it in the end

I was going to say thread hijack over but it's not really one of those threads is it?

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