Music Producer Apparently Missing After Getting Involved In 419 Scam
from the who-doesn't-know-about-these-things-yet? dept
It's the same question we ask every time there's a story about someone tricked in a Nigerian 419 scam, but how is it that there's still anyone on this planet who doesn't know about this scam? It's been so widely publicized and anyone with an email address probably receives multiple 419 scam emails a week these days. However, apparently there people keep falling for it. A music producer in Los Angeles has supposedly gone missing after getting involved in just such a scam. The somewhat sensationalistic articles certainly make it sound like the scammers showed up at his door and chased him -- but at this point it doesn't sound like there's any proof of anything. Of course, it's hard to feel too sorry for victims of the scam who lose their money -- as the whole scam is based on the victim's own greed. However, potentially losing your life seems like a high price to pay for being greedy and gullible. Update: The story has now been updated... and apparently the Nigerian scam was all in the guy's mind. He was found naked washing his clothes by a creek insisting he was being chased by Nigerian scammers who don't appear to exist. He's been judged to be mentally incompetent.