The 419 Scam Moves To Iraq

from the wherever-there's-trouble-in-the-world,-you'll-find-a-419-scammer dept

As the article says, Nigeria was so last year… Realizing that people are finally getting the message on the notorious Nigerian 419 scam, the scammers are moving abroad. Suddenly, people are getting random emails, supposedly from a

wealthy landowner in Iraq looking to move his money out of the country through you, a random person whose email address he found on a spam list. This, of course, is the same thing that happened during the invasion of Afghanistan. The 419 scammers are looking for anything that makes it easier for suckers to suspend their disbelief. Apparently, tying the scam to real world events is enough for some people.

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