147 is the Magic Number

I think everyone knows by now that ‘7’ is a significant number for the NBM.

The ‘7’ represents the AXE

Plus the NBM were formed on the 7th July 1977. So their anniversary of creation falls on the dreaded 7/7 every year.

The number of ‘7’ is also used in several of their coded philosophical phrases. For example: “Use your 6 before your 7” which would translate as: use your brain before your axe. A phrase used to attempt to persuade the more violent members to engage what few brain cells they have before they kill somebody. Of course not always adhered too….

“Nothing can shake my 7” been another example.

The NBM also refer to the “Hierarchy of 7” = the 7 ranks that form the temple (uni) structure.

The drink that members get smashed out of their noggins on also has 7 ingredients: Palm wine, white blood, red blood, kola-nut, weed, alligator pepper and medicine.

Tasty….

There are also the ‘7 rights of an axeman’:

Right to vote
Right to be voted for
Right not to be played on your struggle
Right not to played in front of a jew or in-jew
Right to be played by not more than 4 men
Right to locate ground where you’ll be played.
Right to reason.

Mostly dictating the conditions under which a member can be punished (a location of his choice, not in front of non-members or members of another cult and by not more than 4 people).

Furthermore it’s fairly well known, although perhaps less so, that 147 (also seen as 0147) is also a special number for the NBM. A number they often use as a secret code to identity themselves within their groups or to celebrate their membership.

It too has a coded meaning:

0 = Beret

1 = Knife

4 = Gun

7 = Axe

Essentially the favoured items of this great charity with an item of clothing thrown in for good measure.

Of course the name of the blog here is not called “Bemigho 147 Watch” by chance….

147 can be seen everywhere around the NBM. On their birthdays they’ll often be wished another 147 years of life.

It also appears heavily in their usernames, email addresses, codes etc etc.

Today I thought it’d be a good idea to document this more scientifically and show their coding system gives them away in other data sets 😉

Taking the membership data from a popular NBM secret forum I analyzed the usernames and email addresses of it’s 800+ members.

Of the 842 members 299 of them have number(s) following their usernames and they look like this:

Of the 299 members 80% have a ‘7’ somewhere in their username

Of the 299 members 20% do not have a ‘7’ anywhere in their username

The most common numbers are:

147 – 78 (26%)
0147 – 41 (13.7%)
7 – 36 (12%)
77 – 29 (9.7%)
4 – 12 (4%) also includes 04
1 – 11 (3.7%) also includes 01
777 – 10 (3.3%)
07 – 8 (2.7%)
47 – 8 (2.7%)
007 – 7 (2.3%)

The same can be done with the registered email addresses

Of the 842 email addresses 429 of them include a number

Of the 429 emails with a number… 35% include at least one ‘7’

And 65% do not have a ‘7’ anywhere in their address.

A bit less obvious in the emails than the usernames but still a highly pronounced frequency of ‘7’ appearing than would be expected in a normal sample of the population.

The email addresses bearing ‘147’ or ‘0147’ number 48 which represent over 11% of them. So although they think they are behaving covertly…. Over 1 in 10 of the members of egedezone give themselves away (or at least are thrown into the bin of been highly probably a member) just by the email address they have chosen.

The most common number in the email addresses are as follow:

0147 or 147 – 48 (11.2%)
04 or 4 – 41 (9.5%)
07, 007, 0007 or 7 – 33 (7.7%)
01, 001 or 1 – 23 (5.3%)
77 – 12 (2.8%)
02 or 2 – 11 (2.6%)
047 or 47 – 9 (2.1%)
0, 00 or 000 – 8 (1.9%)

This all may seem like a useless focus of attention of no significance….

But i believe not.

Next I took the most recent email addresses from an anti-fraud forum that collect and publishing 419 email templates and the ‘reply to’ email addresses. I collected over 5000 of them and performed the same analysis. Counting how many times each number appeared in the data set.

2754 of the email addresses included a number.

Sorting these by frequency something interesting happens…

Top are emails containing only the number 1 with 201 instances (7.3%)

Next are emails containing just a number 2 with 92 instances (3.3%)

Emails containing just a number 4 are next with 60 instances (2.2%)

Zero is the next most common with 56 instances (2%)

Strangely (or perhaps not) number 7 is represented in the data with a much higher frequency than we would expect to see in a selection of random email addresses.

55 of the email addresses finish with a single ‘7’ (2%)

This is far higher than should be expected. Certainly much much higher than if the email addresses were randomly generated.

7 even beats the number ‘2020’ which occurred next a total of 49 times (1.8%)

The 419 scammers email addresses have the following numerical occurences:

1 – 201 (7.3%)
2 – 92 (3.3%)
4 – 60 (2.2%)
0 – 56 (2.0%)
7 – 55 (2.0%)
2020 – 49 (1.8%)
3 – 42 (1.5%)
9 – 40 (1.4%)
11 – 34 (1.2%)
5 – 32 (1.2%)
12 – 32 (1.2%)
22 – 31 (1.1%)
8 – 30 (1.1%)
101 – 29 (1.0%)
20 – 25 (0.9%)
6 – 22 (0.8%)
19 – 19 (0.7%)
77 – 17 (0.6%)
10 – 15 (0.5%)
24 – 15 (0.5%)

Looking at the above it’s understandable that ‘1’ is the most frequent (after of course no number been much more common). A scammer will create westernuniontransfer@yahoo.com and then (either when its dead or in addition) westernuniontransfer1@yahoo.com.

In the same breath westernuniontransfer2@yahoo.com will also be created so it’s of little surprise that ‘2’ is very high up the chart.

Next comes ‘4’ which is commonly added in the middle of an email name (this is why it ranked highly in the NBM forum stats too). Not only will westernuniontransfer4@yahoo.com exist but as I mention it’s quite common to see addresses like: clems4love@gmail.com and bayford4real@yahoo.co.jp

So 4 been high up in the rankings is also not so much of a surprise.

But then why next the number ‘7’??

Why are there more emails like westernuniontransfer7@yahoo.com than westernuniontransfer3@yahoo.com or indeed westernuniontransfer5@yahoo.com and westernuniontransfer6@yahoo.com?

The stats here go somewhat out of sequence than what should be expected. Perhaps it’s just a random anomaly.

Indeed you might think this until you sort the numbers themselves in order and something else stands out:

133 is represented once….
134, 135, 136 are not represented at all
137 is represented once….
138 and 139 are not represented at all
140 is represented once….
141, 142, 143, 144 are not represented at all
145 is represented once….
146 also is represented once….

147 is represented 8 times!

148 is not represented
149 is represented once….
150 is represented once….
151 is represented once….
152 is represented once….

This is much more obvious and I dont feel I can be called a quack by suggesting that a good number of the email addresses have been created by NBM members.

What a fantastic charity.

What fantastic ambassadors of Africa these gits are.