Skip to comments.Woman out $400K to 'Nigerian scam' con artists (Investigator: Worst example of scam he's seen)
Posted on 11/11/2008 11:21:25 PM PST by Stoat
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WONDERFUL!!! Bless you sir for your insight and humor.
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.
LOL, great graphic!
Also I would recommend she join GA. She has a problem and it will come out other ways unless she deals with it.
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.
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.
My thoughts exactly. Two years to recoup $400K? I’m obviously in the wrong profession.
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.
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.
someone slap me before I get into trouble
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?
We are anonymous
We are vindictive
We have thrill issues
We will stop at nothing to serve justice
Humiliation is our wake
Probably voted for 0bama too.
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IT’S A SCAM!
Don’t fall for common scams like this - fight them!
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!
It sounds like someone get's a little "Tongue Tied!"
I bet I can guess how she voted.
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.
What has this to do with API?
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.
I didn’t mention API
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.
I spotted that too; and my first thought was "She's vastly overpaid!"
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.