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Nigerian money scam # 365

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

  2. D.Sanchez

    D.Sanchez Member

    Greed and stupidity: a dangerous combination. I'm amazed to see this scam and its variants still working after all of the publicity (much like the Dateline "To Catch a Predator" specials). When will people learn?
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Scoff all you want. They are about to send my check for millions any day now.
  4. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

    I'm off to get a money order right now.
  5. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    i don't think falling prey to this one goes reaches the same level of stupidity as falling for the e-mail scams. these con men are obviously good. and as the cop says, they string you along for weeks, slowly building up your faith in them. sure, the people who lose out are suckers but this isn't exactly 'i have a bridge to sell you' stuff.
  6. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Leo, you're right but you know the old saw, "If it sounds too good to be true....."
  7. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    The internet scams are fishing and they don't work on 999 out of 1,000 people.

    But the 1,000th person:

    .... might have been somebody who had someone close to them die..
    .... might have lost their job and are desperate
    ..... might have just gotten divorced or broken up with somebody...

    I don't think it's a mere matter of greed, I think it's more a matter of people being in a vulnerable spot.
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