More Stories Of 419 Victims Who Should Have Known Better
from the people-still-don't-know-about-this? dept
We’re always amazed at stories of people falling for 419 “Nigerian Advance Fee” scams, because by this point, you have to have been living under a rock not to have heard that those Nigerians emailing you out of the kindness of their hearts with “24 million dollars US” are actually a big scam. However, stories keep showing up about people who clearly should have known better still falling for the scam. There was the Harvard professor and Ronald Reagan’s neuroscientist, both of whom apparently fell for such scams in the past few years. The latest report isn’t about someone quite as well known, but once again someone who clearly should have known better. Boing Boing points us to the news that a longtime county treasurer in Michigan has been charged with nine felonies for stealing a ton of money from the county in order to keep up payments to some 419 scammers. It would appear that there are still plenty of people to get sucked up into this scam, despite years of education on the topic.