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Friday, October 10, 2008

Article: The Perfect Mark

Posted By Paul

This article might not be within the subject of this blog, but I found it so interesting that I decided to post it:

The Perfect Mark

An amazing story of a person who fell for a 419 scheme (a.k.a advance fee fraud), and how it resulted in financial losses and criminal prosecution.

It does a great job of describing how this person fell victim to the scam. How the scammers kept asking for "one final fee" and how the more money he gave the less willing he was to just walk away from the scam.

Perhaps a good lesson in these crazy economic times to be cautious of any deal that looks too good to be true.

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