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Why Email Scammers Continue To Do What They Do....

By CaptBilly1Eye ·
...Because suckers like this are born every minute:
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<b>Oregon Woman Loses $400,000 to Nigerian E-Mail Scam
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453125,00.html
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For those who wondered if people really fall for their come-ons and send money after receiving an email; Yes. Sadly, such people do exist. They even do it when warned not to - as this lady did.
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Because such gullible people exist, the scum will continue their crimes and another fool and their money will soon be parted.
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Many of us worry that elderly people we know that have lost much of their rational thinking capability will fall prey. I for one will be passing this along to my parents (in a kind and thoughtful way). I just hope they pay attention, remember, and heed the warning.
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I have some...

by tcavadias Staff In reply to Why Email Scammers Contin ...

..ocean front property (wonder if she'd be interested?) ;-)

It is amazing to me that folks still fall for this type of thing - guess the old saying "if it looks too good to be true" it probably is. But what really is amazing - is she knew it was a scam but continued anyway.

-Tammy :-)

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And, as little as 1 response per 1.25 million e-mails ...

by deepsand In reply to Why Email Scammers Contin ...

can be profitable!

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I don't

by .Martin. In reply to Why Email Scammers Contin ...

respond to anything that is from anyone I don't know (which involves about 50 emails a DAY!!!)

hopefully people will learn (probably not though...)

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Guess that explains why you've been ...

by deepsand In reply to I don't

ignoring my e-mails.

:^0

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Oh...

by .Martin. In reply to Guess that explains why y ...

so all those emails were from YOU!!!

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Wasn't it obvious?

by deepsand In reply to Oh...
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Damn, I am in the wrong biz....

by The Scummy One In reply to Why Email Scammers Contin ...
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What? We're in a biz?

by deepsand In reply to Damn, I am in the wrong b ...

Jeese, now you tell me.

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Greed.

by Bizzo In reply to Why Email Scammers Contin ...

It all boils down to greed.

She had $400,000 of her husbands retirement money, but wanted $20m, and now she has nothing.

I feel sorry for the people who get scammed who are genuinely gullible, but not necessarily for those that are genuinely greedy.

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There is no cure

by jdclyde In reply to Greed.

for stupid - Ron White


No, I don't feel sorry for people like that.

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