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Woman out $400K to 'Nigerian scam' con artists (Investigator: Worst example of scam he's seen)
KATU-TV (Oregon) ^ | November 11, 2008 | Anna Song

Posted on 11/11/2008 11:21:25 PM PST by Stoat

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To: icwhatudo

WONDERFUL!!! Bless you sir for your insight and humor.


101 posted on 11/12/2008 11:09:15 AM PST by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed.... so how could it be Redistributed?)
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To: Stoat

There seems to be no correlation to intelligence in this sort of thing. Spears is obviously no dunce. Similarly, the eminent psychiatrist, Louis Gottschalk, was duped out of more than a million dollars in a similar scam.

The common thread, to my eye, seems to be that lefty types are especially vulnerable. I think that with their leftism goes a yearning belief in something-for-nothing, hence their vulnerability to this sort of scam.


102 posted on 11/12/2008 3:18:37 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([In the primaries, vote "FOR". In the general, vote "AGAINST". ...See? Easy.])
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To: reagan_fanatic; Drumbo

LOL, great graphic!


103 posted on 11/12/2008 3:39:03 PM PST by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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To: Stoat; All

The solution?

Counter-scam ‘em.

http://www.419eater.com/


104 posted on 11/12/2008 3:46:47 PM PST by aculeus
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To: Stoat
Lady, stay out of casinos.

Also I would recommend she join GA. She has a problem and it will come out other ways unless she deals with it.

105 posted on 11/12/2008 3:52:10 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Faith Manages)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Isn't it interesting that Rand had this idea when there were people who still thought that inflation was a matter of over-supply, declining productivity, wage-price pressure, fiscal policy, and gawd knows what else, and that Friedman's correct explanation for inflation being entirely a matter of monetary policy ultimately goes back to her?

Now that we've settled that issue, it's time for people to understand how poisonous and manipulative altruism is. How it's essentially a con game that only priests and politicians can win, and the rest of us lose -- and lose big.

106 posted on 11/12/2008 9:52:56 PM PST by FredZarguna (And please, no more Vanities that are Goedel Sentences.)
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To: Yankereb

I don’t live anywhere near them. Social services said only my Mom could go through the lawyer because she is the only one who has witnessed it. I told their best friend, but she says he seems fine. It just became so complicated. Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers.


107 posted on 11/13/2008 1:48:17 AM PST by marsh2
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To: Stoat

My thoughts exactly. Two years to recoup $400K? I’m obviously in the wrong profession.


108 posted on 11/16/2008 5:32:09 PM PST by Wisconsinlady
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To: FredZarguna

And if you could find it in your Patriotic hearts this Christmas to send another $700 billion to the BIG 3 so the Union mobters would stop breathing down our new Prez’s neck, we would be ever so grateful.

Joe


109 posted on 11/16/2008 5:41:59 PM PST by Wisconsinlady
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To: marsh2

I’m very sorry to hear about your dad because he is being taken in because he is old and can’t defend himself. I don’t understand why the FBI can’t help.


110 posted on 11/16/2008 5:43:38 PM PST by Wisconsinlady
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To: babygene
"In the meantime, the money is squirreled away in the Caiman Islands...."

hmmmm......

someone slap me before I get into trouble

111 posted on 11/16/2008 5:50:51 PM PST by FunkyZero
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To: rftech01

OMG. I was laughing so hard, my husband came in from the living room to ask what I was laughing about.
I always just deleted their messages, but maybe next time I will have to jerk their chains for awhile, too. Maybe with this latest moron’s money, they will be able to hire a translator who can write and spell, hey?


112 posted on 11/16/2008 5:53:15 PM PST by Wisconsinlady
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To: rftech01
Very good start.

We are anonymous

We are vindictive

We have thrill issues

We will stop at nothing to serve justice

Humiliation is our wake

Join us

http://www.419eater.com/

113 posted on 11/16/2008 6:01:09 PM PST by FunkyZero
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To: Stoat

Probably voted for 0bama too.


114 posted on 11/16/2008 6:23:28 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (Starve the beast.)
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To: FunkyZero

WELCOME TO 419EATER.COM

We depend on your support

IT’S A SCAM!

Don’t fall for common scams like this - fight them!

Hmmmmmmmm


115 posted on 11/16/2008 6:25:21 PM PST by Dust in the Wind
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To: Stoat

116 posted on 11/16/2008 6:44:55 PM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Stoat
Janella Spears doesn’t think she’s a sucker or an easy mark.

For more than two years, Spears sent tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars. Everyone she knew, including law enforcement officials, her family and bank officials, told her to stop, that it was all a scam. She persisted.

I agree. She's neither a sucker or an easy mark. She's a total smeggin idiot! I mean, TWO YEARS!

117 posted on 11/16/2008 6:49:45 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Rastus; null and void
Well, I know it's kind of late. I hope I didn't wake you. But, what I've got to say can't wait. I know you'd understand. 'Cause every time I tried to tell you, the words just came out wrong. So, I'll have to say I love you, Anna Song.

It sounds like someone get's a little "Tongue Tied!"

118 posted on 11/16/2008 6:52:56 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Stoat

I bet I can guess how she voted.


119 posted on 11/16/2008 7:02:22 PM PST by null and void (Hypothetically speaking, how do you make Molotov Cocktails when everything comes in plastic bottles?)
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To: marsh2

I agree with those who told you to get an attorney IMMEDIATELY. Something can be done to protect your parents.

Short of that, disable his computer.


120 posted on 11/16/2008 7:13:51 PM PST by kitkat (THE DAY WE LOSE OUR WILL TO FIGHT IS THE DAY WE LOSE OUR FREEDOM.)
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To: taxesareforever

What has this to do with API?


121 posted on 11/16/2008 7:18:55 PM PST by stocksthatgoup
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To: cmj328

bttt


122 posted on 11/16/2008 7:23:16 PM PST by ConservativeMan55 (Cal Thomas.. just another has been with an opinion and an a$$hole...)
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To: Stoat

I had a good scam a few years back.
I say good, because I did think it was very clever.
I didn’t fall for it,, but I could see where a lot of people could.
I received a letter from some Indian village or something down New Mexico way,, some ministry thanking me for the big pledge. I ignored it. then,, weeks later, got another letter asking me when I’d send the money. I ignored it. Kept getting letters pleading for me to send the money, saying they had spent and bought kids blankets, food and all based on my huge pledge (can’t remember if there was an amount listed,, but it was all PO box return address. About 15 years or more ago)Just kept sending me mail telling me the hardship I had caused and how badly they needed the money. This was before computers, so, all i remember is there was no real way to contact them other than through their PO box telling me to send my pledge.
They eventually stopped sending mail,, but it was very humorous and clever.


123 posted on 11/16/2008 7:26:55 PM PST by freemike
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To: stocksthatgoup

I didn’t mention API


124 posted on 11/16/2008 9:15:18 PM PST by taxesareforever (Quick justice for the senseless killing of Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Crutchfield.)
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To: freemike

Wow... one naturally wonders how many folks they snared by this. Hopefully the guilty party (ies) are now in a very, very dark place.

People could still get taken in by something like this, and I’m glad that you posted an account of your experience so that everyone will be aware of what sort of vile people are out there.


125 posted on 11/16/2008 10:30:36 PM PST by Stoat (Palin / Coulter 2012: A Strong America Through Unapologetic Conservatism)
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To: Stoat
Only two years???

I spotted that too; and my first thought was "She's vastly overpaid!"

126 posted on 11/17/2008 12:43:19 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: marsh2

I’m so sorry to hear about your Dad being scammed. I don’t understand what the FBI is talking about - sure it’s your Dad’s money but if he’s being ripped off, law enforcement is not supposed to just stand by and let that happen!

I know this is small comfort, but if you’d like to see a little revenge against these creeps in action, check out 419eaters.com. They turn the tables on these guys and scam THEM, in hilarious ways. It’s amazing what they can get these thieves to do if they think they’re going to get money.


127 posted on 07/16/2009 11:22:19 PM PDT by CaliGirlGodHelpMe
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