But this was the subject of a 20/20 episode a few weeks ago. Thousands of people have been taken in by these stupid scams.
Years ago, back before e-mail was the medium of choice, they used to fax these scams to businesses. One of my former employers wanted to follow-up a fax that he received, offering to cut him in on a percentage of the millions if he just lent his bank accounts to the transfer of large sums of money from a country (Nigeria, of course) that was currently sitting on the funds. He probably would have done it if I hadn’t been loudly skeptical on the subject. I’d never heard of 419 scams then, I wish I could still say the same thing.
Clearly, the average American is far too gullible, or the scammers would have found another way to make a living; and the process will continue until Mugu Americans wise up.
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I am always constantly amazed that people STILL fall for this (or the ebay/paypal scams). It’s wild.