Saturday 3 November 2007 9.58am
Guys, that's a Nigerian charity scam. Stay away. Don't send any money. It will never reach "the poor", only the pockets of a scumbag that's too lazy and to make a living through honest work and prefers to take a bite of the charity cake not caring about the needy who he's pretending to represent.
If you are willing to donate money to a charity, ALWAYS give the money to a registered charity. There are tons.
The numbers on the "charity site", btw, are free world wide redirection numbers from Open Telecom International, btw. So while the caller thinks they are actually calling the UK, they are speaking to some mugu in Nigeria.
I quote Open Telecom:
Open Telecom International wrote:
Are you a non-UK resident? Have a UK Virtual Phone Number redirected to your international phone line with absolutely NO cost to you. This is the perfect solution for any business or individual looking to have a UK presence. Find out more...