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Don’t Get Caught

March 25th, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in webstuff

Which is apparently what AT&T forgot

On April 6, 2010, an AT&T Inc. T -0.60% manager pondered a drop in volume in the company’s government-subsidized service for hearing-impaired callers.

Reassuring a colleague in an email, the manager said she was “not ready to throw up flags” because “it was Easter Monday yesterday, which is celebrated in Nigeria.”

The exchange was part of a lawsuit unveiled Thursday by the Department of Justice, which alleged that AT&T knew the service had become a haven for Nigerian scam artists, while serving relatively few of America’s hearing-impaired.

Go read the whole thing, and next time you get a scam call from Nigeria, you know who to call and complain to.

 

**UPDATE**

Just found an email in my spam folder from the Central Bank of Nigeria (which strangely enough uses kimo.com as their email domain) wanting to send me money.  All I have to do is give them my bank account and routing number.

Think I’ll pass and just stay poor.