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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 11:33 a.m. PST


Say what you want about Mueller, but his grammar is far better than that.

BrianW11 Jun 2018 1:14 p.m. PST

The desire to get something for (almost) nothing will override vast amounts of what we used to call, "common sense." I mean c'mon man, 7 billion people in the world and you pick ME at random? No, just no.

Zephyr111 Jun 2018 1:36 p.m. PST

"It got to the point where they were showing me that the president of Nigeria had sent me a letter. It had his picture on it and everything," Haines said. "I looked it up on the computer to see what the Nigerian president looked like, and it was him."

Oh gosh, imagine that…! huh?

The site ebolamonkeyman (NSFW :-) deals with those people in a humorous manner… ;-)

Legion 411 Jun 2018 2:28 p.m. PST

P.T. Barnum said, IIRC, "A sucker is born every minute !" …

And with the mass media today … I think it makes it very clear … Common sense is not very common …

Cyrus the Great11 Jun 2018 6:38 p.m. PST

Greed will always drive out common sense.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 7:40 p.m. PST

Skip this post if I've already talked about the latest scam that's been happening to my family. My brother's wife has so far gotten two different, but essentially identical letters. Each writer claimed to be the lawyer in charge of the estate of a very wealthy deceased person who had the same last name as my wife (that is, my brother's and my last name). The lawyer had been searching for heirs blah blah blah you know the details.

My brother sends the letters to me and I reply as my sister-in-law's lawyer. I thank the writer for letting us know what happened to our long lost uncle, advise that we will be happy to pay a reasonable finder's fee out of the proceeds of the estate, and ask for a $5,000 USD payment immediately so that I can open a trust account to receive the fortune and handle the necessary paperwork required by the United States government.

Strangely, neither of them has taken me up on my offer!

dapeters12 Jun 2018 9:07 a.m. PST

If it's too good to believe…
Is it mass media or specialty media, LOL or the Russians

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 9:24 a.m. PST

It's hopeless. Forget proper scams. If our news programs stopped telling people what they want to believe is true and confined themselves to facts, out 24/7 channels would be down to about 8/3, and many of our magazines could be reduced to single sheets and mailed first class.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 5:11 p.m. PST

I do not whether to feel sorry for these "scammed" people, or write them off as people wanting something for nothing. But then who am I to talk, I fell for the "Super Beets" scan :(

Legion 413 Jun 2018 6:44 a.m. PST

"Stupid is as stupid does … " – F. Gump

Cyrus the Great13 Jun 2018 9:16 a.m. PST

I wonder how many gullible people fell for the Iraqi dinar scam.

Zephyr113 Jun 2018 1:13 p.m. PST

Well, who can pass up on an offer for a free Iraqi dinner? ;-)

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 2:09 p.m. PST

Many folks wonder why victims of these scams fall for random e-mails with spelling and grammatical errors even though they are coming from lawyers, princes or high-ranking government officials.

A couple of years ago a reporter interviewed some of these scammers and asked why they send out such poorly assembled communications. The answer? It saves time. They only want stupid people and falling for illiterate crap is sort of the entrance exam.

Oh – and Ebola Monkeyman is a personal hero of mine.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2018 7:05 a.m. PST

"They only want stupid people…"
That clarifies things 100%.

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