Monday, August 30, 2004

Nigerian scam 

This is such an old trick that I’m slightly surprised that people are still falling for it.

Yesterday, The Sunday Times reported that an 80-year-old man has been cheated by the Nigerian scam. The funny part was that the man had apparently been warned by the Nigerian High Commission that he was being cheated, but he refused to believe it.

“That’s the biggest problem we face, people who simply refuse to believe us when we tell them they’re dealing with fraudsters,” the acting Nigerian high commissioner said. “Instead, they called us fools and said that we’re blocking them from getting their money.”

Greed and gullibility is a powerful combination.


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