Prof with 3 doctorates falls for Nigerian scam

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  1. agingBetter

    agingBetter New Member

    http://www.timesleader.com/mld/timesleader/news/local/10582667.htm

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  2. stock

    stock New Member

    suprising that a highly educated person wold fall for such a scam...
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    As we say in Mississippi, "Plenty of book smarts but not a lick of common sense."
     
  4. alarmingidea

    alarmingidea New Member

    From Miami's viewbook:

    To dredge up a well-worn topic, is that two doctorates or three? Let the flames begin!
     
  5. uncle janko

    uncle janko member

    arithmetic lesson

    1...2...3...419...1680000
     
  6. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    He was after all, only a law professor..... :D
     
  7. alarmingidea

    alarmingidea New Member

    And nobody in law uses the title of "doctor".
     
  8. alarmingidea

    alarmingidea New Member

    Oops, forgot the ;)
     
  9. se94583

    se94583 New Member

    On the bright side, might be a faculty opening in Miami...
     
  10. galanga

    galanga New Member

    it smells like a dead fish to me

    So do you think the multiply-doctored prof is telling the truth?

    G
     
  11. Khan

    Khan New Member

    Does this mean that people lie to you in emails?


    / suspiciously eyes his male enhancement pills
     
  12. B.N.

    B.N. New Member

    hard to believe that an email promising $200,000 for helping some anonymous Nigerian was actually a scam. That they actually had the nerve to cheat this poor dr/prof out of his hard-earned $200,000 ... I mean .. the guy had to drive all the way to his bank and back home .... if that doesn't deserve 200k then I don't know what does. That sounds soooo realistic!

    What has happened to the world when 200k would be generously given to lucky email address holders for doing nothing ....
     
  13. cehi

    cehi New Member

    Aginbetter: Thank you for posting the article. This is a very unfortunate episode for the professor, the banks, and the company. The unscrupulous scam artists has basically fooled the innocent professor for "419". I sympathize with the professor et al. Anybody can be fooled. People just have to be more careful in accepting annonymous transactions.

    The article indicated that the professor now blames the Nigerian Government. Actually, I do not believe that the Nigerian Government has anything to do with the scam. What I have observed is that these scam artists (thugs) usually uses the name of the Nigerian Government in their illegal offerings. I have personally seen the disclaimer that the Nigerian Government has published in many US newspapers stating their non-affiliation with these scam artists (thugs). Unfortunately, this may have not been seen by many people.

    These scam artists are just big time thugs, who would do anything for money. People, be careful. Thank you.
     
  14. Carlos Lorie

    Carlos Lorie New Member

    A friend of mine almost fell for a scam similar to that a while back.
     

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