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A fool and his money..........

July 13th, 2004, 1:29 pm

 
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July 14th, 2004, 3:40 am

Dead link, my friend...
 
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July 14th, 2004, 4:39 am

A fool and his money are soon partying.What site could I possibly be referring to?
 
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July 14th, 2004, 7:12 am

What do you mean by that adas?And btw where are now those portfolios that those fools managed?
 
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July 14th, 2004, 8:56 am

I cant beleive the website seem to have been pulled ..anyway the article discussed the following:Im sure anyone who has had a hotmail account has been sent at one time a email orignating from nigeria saying blah,..blah,... we need x amount of money from you to get hold of £X million pounds which we will then give you a share off. Many a person has been conned out this scam....However someone decided to play them at their own game....When they recieved this email they sent one back saying they cant give money to people who arent a member of their sect...They got a response saying the scam artist would like to join this sect....In turn they sent out a response saying if you give us £X amount of money in a cheque this will confirm to us that you are a member of the sect....the fool/scam artist was roped in an ended up paying a cheque to join a non-existent sect in the hope of obtaining the money later on.....Next time I recieve such email..I going to try it
 
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July 14th, 2004, 9:52 am

i often wind these guys up and ask them for 75% ... that soon puts them off. I will try to scam them if I can.
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July 14th, 2004, 12:57 pm

http://www.419eater.com/ read the church of the painted breast.
 
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July 15th, 2004, 6:19 pm

And why is it never "A fool and HER money" ????
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July 20th, 2004, 5:38 am

QuoteWhat do you mean by that adas?That's the signature at the bottom of E-mail's sent by The Motley Fool.com The quote is "a fool and his money are soon parted." These guys have changed it to "a fool and his money are soon partying", referring to themselves: The Motley Fools.QuoteNext time I recieve such email..I going to try it That makes 2 of us. What astounds me is how do people fall for these E-mails. I mean, you are asked to procure passports, visas and often a few thousand dollars for these people.. Who can do that? Mobsters? It took me 2 months to organize my student visa.QuoteAnd why is it never "A fool and HER money" ???? They probably spent all their money.
 
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July 20th, 2004, 8:01 am

I've heard that if you reply to that type of email they note your address as being active and then you're premium game for spamming. I get emails from these so-called nigerians (and some claiming to come from UAE etc) every other day. Actually some of them are quite entertaining. I've also won the odd $1m from South African lotteries.
 
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July 26th, 2004, 1:48 pm

My money went to nigeria, and all I got was a lousy T ShirtLawyers are by far the largest group to fall for this sort of scam.So prevalent is this type of fraud, that the Nigerian state bank has placed adverts telling foreigners not to be so dumb..Personally, I feel that if you exceed this threshold of stupidity then your money will be gone soon, and all you are varying is which scam gets you first.I recall the story of one bloke who contacted the FBI about an Email from Nigeria."Is it legit ?" he asked."No." said the FBI."Are you sure ?""Yes sir, we're sure, we're the FBI, if we say its a scam, its a scam".As I recall he went to Nigeria, lost all the money, and they kidnapped him as well in an attempt to get more. Sad
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July 26th, 2004, 2:05 pm

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