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Invisible Theatre presents THE NIGERIAN SPAM SCAM SCAM

Tucson Theatre Announcements List: Tucson: Invisible Theatre presents THE NIGERIAN SPAM SCAM SCAM From: CATHY JOHNSON [] Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 1:22 PMSubject: Invisible Theatre presents THE NIGERIAN SPAM SCAM SCAM The Invisible Theatre presents THE NIGERIAN SPAM SCAM SCAM By Dean Cameron ARIZONA PREMIERE Three Performances Only! $25 Mention this e-mail to buy tickets for half price! October 18 at 7:30 pm October 19 at 8:00 pm October 20 at 8:00 pm “Please help me! I am beneficiary to a fortune of 30 million dollars!!!” You’ve seen something like that in at least one e-mail a week. You’ve deleted it immediately or you’ve read it and wondered what was going on. Actor Dean Cameron did not delete the e-mail but instead began corresponding with one of the scammers. What results is an innovative and award winning theatrical event! “Screamingly funny…” - Los Angeles Times Please Call 882-9721 for Reservations Invisible Theatre 1400 N. First Avenue (at Drachman

Do not delete this 'Nigerian Spam Scam Scam'

Do not delete this 'Nigerian Spam Scam Scam' ® Published: 10.12.2007 Do not delete this 'Nigerian Spam Scam Scam' By Levi J. Long ARIZONA DAILY STAR When Dean Cameron got an e-mail from a Nigerian con artist, the actor didn't immediately trash the forwarded scam letter. Instead, Cameron turned the tables on the con man, wrote him back and turned nine months worth of e-mails into "The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam," a comedy detailing the unusual correspondence. After more than 150 national and international shows, Tucson audiences can get a glimpse at the curious e-mail messages that make up "The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam," opening Thursday for a three-night run at The Invisible Theatre. In the spirit of the play, the Star conducted its interview through a chat program with Cameron from his Los Angeles home. Why did you decide to write the play based on the e-mail? "Initially, I'd just been sending the e-mails to friends. After

My Nigerian Partner

Tucson Weekly : Arts : My Nigerian Partner PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 11, 2007: My Nigerian Partner Actor Dean Cameron tells how he managed to scam a spam scammer By JAMES REEL Dean Cameron and Victor Isaac in The Nigerian Spam Scam Scam. You get one almost every day: an e-mail from a stranger requesting an "urgent business relationship." The sender, a barrister or the widow or orphan of some deceased African strongman, needs help moving millions of dollars from a threatened bank account into the United States. A remarkably large percentage of it can be yours, if you open a U.S. account, put some of your own money in it and help facilitate the wire transfer. In the immortal lyrics of Monty Python, "Spam, spam, spam, spam ..." It's the inescapable "4-1-9" scam (named after the Nigerian statute that, ineffectively, outlawed it), a descendant of the good old "Spanish Prisoner" con. A few people fall for it and get bilked out of hundreds or thousands