Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by agingBetter, Jan 12, 2005.
suprising that a highly educated person wold fall for such a scam...
As we say in Mississippi, "Plenty of book smarts but not a lick of common sense."
From Miami's viewbook:
To dredge up a well-worn topic, is that two doctorates or three? Let the flames begin!
He was after all, only a law professor.....
And nobody in law uses the title of "doctor".
Oops, forgot the
On the bright side, might be a faculty opening in Miami...
it smells like a dead fish to me
So do you think the multiply-doctored prof is telling the truth?
Does this mean that people lie to you in emails?
/ suspiciously eyes his male enhancement pills
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 ....
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.
A friend of mine almost fell for a scam similar to that a while back.
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