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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Why you'll continue getting Nigerian scam emails

Because there are still folks who want to believe.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,.../cybersecurity

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.

Spears told KATU-TV about the scammers' ability to identify her relative by name was persuasive.

"That's what got me to believe it," She said. "So, why wouldn't you send over $100?"

Spears, who is a nursing administrator and CPR teacher, said she mortgaged the house and took a lien out on the family car, and ran through her husband's retirement account.

"The retirement he was dreaming of cruising and going around and seeing America is pretty much gone for him right now," she said.

She estimates it will take two years to clear the debt that accumulated in the more than two years she spent sending money to con artists.
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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.

The scheme is often called the "Nigerian scam" and it's familiar to many people with e-mail accounts. It still exists and it still works.

Spears first sent $100 through an untraceable wire service as directed by the scammers. Then, more multimillion dollar promises followed so long as she sent more money.

The scammers sent Spears official-looking documents and certificates from the Bank of Nigeria and the United Nations. President Bush and FBI Director Robert Mueller were also involved, the e-mails said, and needed her help.

They sent official-looking documents and certificates from the Bank of Nigeria and even from the United Nations, saying her payment was "guaranteed."

But it wasn't and now Spears is paying the price for her costly lesson.

"The hope is [other people] are not going to fall as hard as I fell," Spears said.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 10:26 AM
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Unbelievable.

Either it was pure greed, or absolute stupidity.

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Wow. Mental Health issues? And how the hell did her husband not know what she was doing? And wasn't his signature required? Or did she forge it?

I would immediately file for a divorce.

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Two years to clear up $400K worth of scam money? She aint hurtin'. Dumb but not broke.
No, she spent 400K shes not 400K in debt.
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Unbelievable.

Either it was pure greed, or absolute stupidity.
It is both. What a greedy moron!

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I need money....maybe I should move to Nigeria.....
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I need money....maybe I should move to Nigeria.....
Hellllll yeah! What with all the guns our 'community' already owns, we'll be Nigeria's biker gang, and just extort all the money we want from the scammers

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Oh and if I didn't mention, what an idiot of a lady!!!

I mean...WTF?! Draining your husband's retirement, that's the worst part. She doesn't look that young either to be re-financing his (and possibly her) retirement, not to mention it'd be like buying a new house and car at the same time

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What is her address, I want to tell her that she should pay me $10,000 for wasting two minutes reading her story.

She should take out a big life insurance policy and then jump out of a plane, that way her husband will not have to suffer because of her stupidity.

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I get these all the time. They go right in the trash. My co worker (not that I'm a male pig or anything but just thought it was a funny coincidence is also a woman) did a very similar thing by cashing checks for a person who owned a medical supply company. She would then wire him the money. The bank now wants the 4k in bad checks she cashed back. She found this job on Craigslist.

I don't see how people fall for this shit.

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what a dumbass, i didnt know people actually fell for those

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have you heard of these guys?
http://forum.419eater.com/forum/

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have you heard of these guys?
http://forum.419eater.com/forum/
so what exactly is this? they bait scammers to do what? catch them?

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When will people realize that if you really wont 20 million dollars and they need money sent to them so you can recieve payment that it aint gonna happen. Just tell the guy to take it from the winnings and send it over. Stupid

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