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Thread #111956   Message #2364545
Posted By: Arnie
12-Jun-08 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: A new wrinkle on Nigerian Scams
Subject: RE: BS: A new wrinkle on Nigerian Scams
Well, you would think no-one would be stupid enough to fall for these scams, but on UK radio this week they interviewed a British woman who believed that she'd won the Spanish lottery. Naturally she had to pay taxes etc. to get the millions of Euros out of Spain. It was only after she'd made a few payments, amounting to £50,000 that she learned it was a Nigerian scam! I think she'd been to Spain on holiday and may have bought a lottery ticket, so the scammers just got lucky. Obviously cases like this make it worthwhile for the scammers to keep on sending out their ludicrous messages.