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how stupid can these people be?
They aren't stupid. If they send a few million of these stateside do you honestly think they will get zero responses? They will get a few and that is all they need for the days take.
And they did not even need any money up front to process the information.
I would like to think that 99% of everyone in the world are wise to their games. The one percent don't have computer access.
Anyone that falls for this garbage in this day and age doesn't deserve to have any money anyway.
What John said.
There are some folks who are not quite with it that get duped by these schemes. Let's not condemn them, but be thankful we are not in their shoes.
Chuck, that's the rationalization that the criminals use to convince themselves that what they're doing isn't really a crime.
I personally know an old lady who lived by herself and lost a ton of money to some "sweepstakes" drawing telephone scam. They kept getting her to buy some trinkets in order to be in for the grand prize which she was on the list to get as one of the finalists. When she was taken to hospice her daughter finally got access to her accounts and found what was going on. She literally had a room full of unopened UPS packages containing all sorts of things she had bought as the thing she needed to do in order not to "lose her place on the finalists list". I tell you there will be a special place in hell for people who dupe old folks out of their savings. Old people are very trusting which makes the crime that much more heinous in my mind. This nice old lady was swindled again and again by the same people. Since the lady had purchased the worthless items at agreed prices, there was no case to prosecute but the scam sellers knew what they were doing and once they got their fangs into her they bled her again and again.
We like to make fun of these scammers and their transparent fakery, but they are truly evil people who prey on folks who aren't able to defend themselves. They have no chance with me in my present condition, but if I were one of those unfortunate enough to suffer from dementia I'd probably be red meat for them. At least the druggy loser who steals your TV is impartial. As John says, these guys who go after the helpless deserve a special place in Hell.
I had a Model T Friend that kept sending money to Canada on a sweepstakes scheme. The kept him on the hook by telling him that he was near the top of the list. He finally quite sending money to Canada and admitted to the rest of us what he had done. He was a person that worked for vary poor wages and could not afford to send the money to Canada but he had done so anyway.
But doesn't it all boil down to greed? Most people who get duped think they are getting something for nothing.
I won the U N Malaysia lottery three years ago. I Wired them $10,000 but never heard from them again. One year ago I sent my wife over to find out about it and have not heard from her since. I ask former president Bush to help me out and he sent them the following message. I am getting worried about my money. Oh and my wife too.
You have to be careful of anyone using Western Union.
I'm much more comfortable because my e-mail came directly from the President of Nigeria. He's going to skip all this bogus business with Western Union and wire it directly to my bank account as soon as I send him the account number and my birth date!
If it makes yall feel better, there are some who take matters into their own hands to screw with the scammers. Its quite hillarious the stuff they get them to do, such as one guy actually getting a tattoo of this church's logo in order to get in on the "big payout" see they work for greed too. If you have a few hours to read its quite interesting.
Sorry about all the bad stuff.
Now I will change the news and tell you some GOOD news.
Just today a banking company in Uganda found my 2.5 million dollar check laying on the floor.
It had been there a long time, maybe years they said.
They sent me a form so I can forward all my info including pass words to my bank and credit card accounts.
So get pictures your perfect touring cars of the brass era up so I can choose a few to buy!