11.5.06

The perfect mark

How a Massachusetts psychotherapist fell for a Nigerian e-mail scam.

4 comments:

hein said...

I once saw this guy fall for a scam where these dudes stopped him in the street and told him that he just won a competition and whatever amount of cash he gives them they would double within an hour. I was walking by as he was taking out his card to draw money and stopped to tell this fool that this has got to be a scam. Damn, you could see the scammers were taxi boys (thats a new term I just invented).

b said...

Never underestimate the power of denial.

dcm said...

b, i can't agree more. Still believing in the existence of some Abacha family after losing $80k to 'them' and held responsible for another 600 while staring through steel bars... I don't know if somebody as reputable can be that idiotic. Simply the power of denial!

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