Scamming the Nigerian Spammer
Genius. Couldn't have been bettter played. Derek Trotter at 419eater.com dedicates his life to tricking the guys who send out the infamous "Nigerian Businessman" emails a lesson, by baiting them into a scam of his own. He records it in hilarious detail here.
My only problem is that the guy who got in touch with Trotter, John Boko, is probably some poor West African kid who works for the 419 spammer, happens to be into sculpture and figured this "scholarship" could mean a world of opportunity for him and his family. In short, I think the wrong guy got taken for a ride.
As usual, the little guys gets screwed while the big guys get off scot free. Here's an article on the whole affair, as reported by The Age.