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I always wondered who fell for these scams

I always wondered who fell for these scams

Old Mar 31st 2013, 12:49 pm
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http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-n...-in-email-scam

Now I know.
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Old Mar 31st 2013, 12:56 pm
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In some parts of West Africa this is the major industry !
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Greed and stupidity have long been Qatari traits, unfortunately.
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Old Mar 31st 2013, 1:00 pm
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Makes me feel not quite so stupid after falling for the ' you have to be naked for your iqama photos'.
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Default Re: I always wondered who fell for these scams

Actually travelled there!!!! There are instances of people travelling to Nigeria and most likely being let through a locked fence by security to be kidnapped and held whilst their cash card is leeched and then they are never found again!


Incidentally, there's a piece on TheRegister where a guy looks into it and found that 419er contact containing "Nigeria" were the most likely to work........
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Makes me feel not quite so stupid after falling for the ' you have to be naked for your iqama photos'.
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Old Mar 31st 2013, 1:36 pm
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so there was one idiot who got conned for 500k$ but there were 2 more idiots who actually flew in to meet him again AFTER the con to try and con more money out of him??
some mother do ave em i guess!
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Default Re: I always wondered who fell for these scams

It's also fun to scam the scammers...

http://www.scamorama.com/
http://www.419eater.com/
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Default Re: I always wondered who fell for these scams

Originally Posted by OleJanx View Post
Greed and stupidity have long been Qatari traits, unfortunately.
Greed I would agree but stupidity is not a trait I atribute to Gulf Arabs; they are quite shrewd and cunning.

I am just floored that a Gulf Arab would fall for the Nigerian scam.
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