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‘Mr. Right’ Dupes Woman Out of $50,000 Online

November 25th, 2009 . by TexasFred

‘Mr. Right’ Dupes Woman Out of $50,000 Online

ABUJA, Nigeria — Authorities say an Australian woman who fell in love online was duped out of nearly $50,000 by a Nigerian man who said he was her “Mr. Right.”

Lawal Adewale Nurudeen was sentenced to 19 years in prison and ordered to repay the woman. On Monday, Nigeria’s anti-graft agency said about $9,300 that had been gathered so far would be returned.

Nigerian authorities say the 28-year-old man presented himself as a Briton working in Nigeria for a multinational company. Nurudeen told the 56-year-old woman he was a widower whose wife and only child had died in a car accident.

Authorities say a few weeks later he called the woman, introducing himself as a doctor and saying her “fiance” needed money for medical treatment following an accident.

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‘Mr. Right’ Dupes Woman Out of $50,000 Online

I can’t believe that ANYONE would fall for this BS Nigerian scam artist stuff. But there are fools and dupes out there, and they are all too willing to part with their money, out of ignorance, or I suppose it could be loneliness and desperation. I am betting ignorance plays heavily into it though.

I get a SPAM box full of them every day. I am betting you do too. Here is a small sample of the ones I had just this morning.

from Mr. Bohman Cole [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
date Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 9:15 AM
subject Good Day

We wish to notify you again that you were listed as a beneficiary to the total sum of 6,000,000.00 GBP (Six Million British Pounds) in the codicil and last testament of the deceased. (Name now withheld since this is our second letter to you).

We contacted you because you bear the surname identity and therefore can present you as the beneficiary to the inheritance.

We therefore reckoned that you could receive these funds as you are qualified by your name identity. All the legal papers will be processed upon your acceptance.

Upon your acceptance of this deal, we request that you kindly forward to us your letter of acceptance, your current telephone and fax numbers and a forwarding address to enable us file necessary LEGAL documents in your name at our high court probate division for the release of the fund in question.

Contact me immediately so that we can get this done.
Kind regards,
Bohman Cole

Wow!! How about that? I am a rich man and obviously I missed their 1st offer. Just think of how well off I would be had I not missed that one… :P

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Oregon Woman Loses $400,000 to Nigerian E-Mail Scam

November 20th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Oregon Woman Loses $400,000 to Nigerian E-Mail Scam

SWEET HOME, Ore. — An Oregon woman who is out $400,000 after falling for a well-known Internet scam says she wasn’t a sucker or an easy mark.

Janella Spears of Sweet Home says she simply became curious when she received an e-mail promising her $20.5 million if she would only help out a long-lost relative identified as J.B. Spears with a little money up front.

Spears told KATU-TV about the scammers’ ability to identify her relative by name was persuasive.

“That’s what got me to believe it,” She said. “So, why wouldn’t you send over $100?”

Spears, who is a nursing administrator and CPR teacher, said she mortgaged the house and took a lien out on the family car, and ran through her husband’s retirement account.

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Oregon Woman Loses $400,000 to Nigerian E-Mail Scam

I have NEVER believed in hitting a woman, but Janella, if you were MY wife, I would seriously be thinking of all kinds of creative new ways to make you hurt! I am sorry if that offends anyone but this is one of those STUPID PEOPLE things! I HATE stupid people! There are, as I am fond of saying, people in this world that would literally DIE if breathing were not a reflex action, and this woman is one of them.

These Nigerian email scams have been well documented for a long time, in the news, in the papers, on the blogs, through email notification, all the various media sources have done their part in making the public aware. Apparently, someone didn’t get the memo!

This same topic came up a while back on a political discussion board I used to frequent, several of us were having a discussion, well, making fun mostly, of some doofus that had recently been in the news after having been scammed in a similar manner, and yes, we were being quite brutal!

One of the forum moderators got involved in this discussion and TOLD US that we had NO idea what it was like to be *conned* apparently and that we had no right to make fun of this person and call them stupid. As it turned out, this particular moderator had been taken to the cleaners in a very similar scam and it was a highly sensitive subject for her.

I know that people CAN become victims of identity theft, that can happen to anyone, but it takes a whole different kind of stupid to fall for the multi-million dollar scams and schemes that the fine folks in Nigeria, Poland, Russia and various Eastern EU nations come up with to bilk the incredibly STUPID out of their money!

I had one try to scam me recently, they claimed to be contractors for Blackwater USA and had discovered Saddam’s treasure. They had managed to get it into Kuwait but needed the help of a trusted *associate* in the USA in order to get it back to America safely. And once it was here I would be entitled to 1/4 of the loot simply for a few minor favors.

I contacted Blackwater Worldwide, NOT Blackwater USA, and talked to their legal department, we played along just long enough to get the info needed and it was faxed and sent via attachment to Blackwater so their legal department could look into it and get it stopped.

Hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do, it breaks the boredom of retirement!!

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