Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Epidemic Proportions?

I can't believe anyone falls for the Nigerian e-mail scams anymore, let alone epidemic proportions. Who are these people and what rock are they hiding under? How many warnings have to go out?

It's a rip-off, which con men have used on the Internet, telephone lines and the Postal Service for more than 20 years. It's often called the Nigerian 419 scam for the section of the Nigerian criminal code that it violates. The Federal Trade Commission this year issued a consumer alert that the scam "seems to have reached epidemic proportions."

Delete, delete, delete.

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