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Seriously though, my spam box is full of this crap. Are people actually falling for these scams?
On a serious note it would be great to have a list of the people who are daft enough to respond, that would be the ultimate list to sell "100% gullibility guaranteed".
Although I feel, the ones that have online lottery numbers and Winnings, have a better chance with total novices to the net..
Hence the scam goes on and on and on..
To appreciate the scale of the money involved, check this out: [theregister.co.uk...]
See also "419 baiter" and related sites.
...Officers raided 166 homes in places such as Malaga, Benalmádena, Mijas, Torremolinos and Marbella. Police seized € 218 000 in cash, 2 000 mobile telephones, 327 computers and 165 fax machines Besides lottery emails, they also sent over 6 million 'classic' 419 scam mails...
...Losses Over USD 32 billion to date, and some 4.3 billion in 2007...
A public treasurer in the Michigan county of Alcona stands accused of embezzling tax payers out of more than $1.2m, at least part of which was used to cover costs he incurred falling for a Nigerian banking fraud.
Thomas Katona, the former Treasurer of Alcona County, was charged with nine felonies. According to the Michigan Attorney General's office, the 56-year-old beancounter, who held his post for 13 years, also plowed $72,000 of his own money into the fraud.