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"Nigerian Scam"


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It's really sad that this thing works. I know it's based on the greed of people, wanting to get rich quick, and get something for nothing. As much as I want to say, "You got what you deserved", it's still sad to see people scammed out of their retirement money.

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stori...age_tab_newstab

Parts of the story:

Woman loses $400,000 in Nigerian e-mail scam Associated Press

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

SWEET HOME, Ore. — An Oregon woman who is out $400,000 after falling for a well-known Internet scam says she wasn't a sucker or an easy mark.

Janella Spears of Sweet Home says she simply became curious when she received an e-mail promising her $20.5 million if she would only help out a long-lost relative identified as J.B. Spears with a little money up front.

Her family and bank officials told her it was all a scam, she said, and begged her to stop, but she persisted because she became obsessed with getting paid.

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Man, how stupid can you get?

What makes it worse is the fact... family and people at her bank were telling her it was a scam.............. yet she still kept doing it.

I know have had people wanting to do similar things, and I made such a big deal about it they don't do it......I literally had a to tell a guy once that if he did it he would be stupid.

It is a shame people still fall for it.........what is worse when people dont listen to those in the know.

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