nigerian scam

An educated, responsible professional manager recently lost $400k in retirement savings
Of course lots of those types have lost that, and more, recently with the stock market crash, but this woman actually was untouched by the crash. That's because she had already lost hers in a Nigerian loan scam. (Bonus: She apparently saw it coming practically the whole way but says she couldn't stop sending them money, anyway.) KATU-TV (Portland, Ore.)
     Posted By: Chuck - Thu Nov 13, 2008

wow. That is incredible!
Posted by Christine in Sarasota, Florida on 11/13/08 at 10:12 AM
Hey guys, I need to move about 10 million around, but I need your help to do it. So everyone please send me $100 to cover processing and I'll send you back your 10% of the 10 million. Really. I will.


If you can't see this coming a mile away, you really are stupid.
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 11/13/08 at 10:12 AM
I agree KW, she shouldn't be allowed to have any money. In fact someone should steal her supply of air.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 11/13/08 at 10:34 AM
Hello, my name is Kernel Ubuntu Lenox in the Nigerian army. I, recently won the United lottery of Spain. However, I am a soldier and can not collect my winnings. I will sell you my winning ticket for just $100,000.00USD. The winnings are estimated at $49millionUSD.
Posted by avmayes614 in the wt"F"-State on 11/13/08 at 10:48 AM
My brain is screaming right now. I just don't understand how people can keep falling for a scam that has been so widely-publicized. It's just ridiculous.

Also, check out 419 Eaters, here on the internet, for great tales of people scamming the Nigerian scammers. Want a Commodore 64 keyboard carved out of wood? They'll show you how.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 11/13/08 at 11:37 AM
419 Eaters -- hilarious. Next someone will try to waste their time pretending to be an idiot asking about how to scam a scammer.
Posted by John in O-high-O on 11/13/08 at 04:14 PM
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