Sammy Korir (above), or at least that’s who he SAID he is (and the pic HE provided) and the API (African Press International) Scam is either dead or mortally wounded, as WordPress seems to have taken their site down for TOS Violations.
For those of you who are uninitiated into the phenomenon which was API, here’s the reader’s digest version:
API was located at http://africanpress.wordpress.com , and was a website which looked and felt like the ultimate in Nigerian internet scammage.
As a longtime anti-419 crusader and ‘scam-the-scammer extraordinairre’, I have engaged with people like this ever since this phenomenon began. The sad part is, aside from a little Photoshop and better HTML editors, the premise of the Nigerian 419 scam hasn’t changed in ages.
They still write with the same haughty air as always, very self-important and unable to focus until the time comes for you to pay them. Until then, it’s all ideas, blue sky, pontification and delays. Kinda like the entire Obama campaign, now that I think of it. I digress….
A month or so before the elections, “Chief Editor Korir” from the API Blog declared that they had gotten a phone call from Michelle Obama, ranting on them about Barack’s parentage or birth location or citizenship or some such nonsense….nonsense part being that Michelle would even care about some Nigerian Blogger in Norway or what they had to say about Barry.
So, they promise to publish the recordings….but here’s where the classic Nigerian Scammer part started – delays. First, they needed a lawyer, then they had to decide who to send the recordings to, then they sent them to Fox, but they refused to play them, then, then, then………..well, at any rate, they never produced anything except some decent viral website hits.
Apparently, at least for now, they’re gone.
Now, I’ve not NEARLY given all the details, nor done justice to this ongoing saga. Mountainsage has done a great job of documenting some of it, but as a months-long internet saga, there’s lots of reading to catch up.
I’m actually hoping that SOMEBODY has a site rip of that blog – it actually makes for very interesting reading and a good exercise in spotting the obvious holes and such in the API story.
Just trust that one of the most amusing and hilarious attempts at election scammage has probably, for now, come to an end. Odds are they’ll just show up on Blogspot (unlikely, I know who owns Africanpressonline and Africanpressinternational on Blogspot, and it’s NOT Sammy 😉 ) or some other blogging site soon, and claim that the CIA took down their website…..and they need donations to get it back. LMAO
Until next time, kiddies,
PS – Mobius is a better researcher than I am. These morons are already back.