As ridiculous as these approaches seem, innocent people occasionally fall for them.
They sometimes end up meeting a Nigerian in a plush hotel.
There are many variations on this type of scam, including the 419 scam, the Spanish Prisoner scam, the black money scam, Fifo's Fraud and the Detroit-Buffalo scam. There were times she was right and there were times she went overboard. Even when I had to learn the hard way.” Adding in the Introduction, “Even my mom, the unapologetically blunt Annabelle Rama, told me, when I started writing this book — ‘Day, ‘wag mo nang ikwento ‘yang love life mo! I beg to disagree, at least in the case of Ruffa Gutierrez who has just released her own book titled Truth & Lies My Mother Told Me, a modern woman’s guide to finding love today, following that of her mom Annabelle Rama’s ‘Day, Hard! First, Ruffa justifies the title by confessing in the Dedication, “My own Mother did everything in her power, and I mean everything, to protect me from the big bad world, to protect me from myself, and to protect me from breaking my heart. Sometimes, I listened and sometimes I was too stubborn to care.In that con, businessmen were contacted by an individual allegedly trying to smuggle someone connected to a wealthy family out of a prison in Spain.In exchange for assistance, the scammer promised to share money with the victim in exchange for a small amount of money to bribe prison guards.The scam messages often claim to originate in Nigeria, but usually this is not true.The number "419" refers to the section of the Nigerian Criminal Code dealing with fraud, the charges and penalties for offenders.If you have received mail naming this "company" or a copy of a document like the one illustrated here, you are a target of the fraud gangs.The document may be signed by Simon Perchard and contain the name Brian Mc Clure.It was unnecessary because, as Ruffa herself admitted, her life is an open book read and reread by showbiz-watchers.On the cover, Ruffa is shown in a full-body shot, her left arm on her hip, with a slit in her dress revealing a portion of her upper right leg.