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 Chartered Surveyor Scammed Out of £1M

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madjock
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Unbelievable......Just read the Daily Mail Article at the bottom

Arthur Stimpson, from Norfolk, was 'brainwashed' by an email scam into believing he had won £2.7million on a Spanish lottery and handed over £50,000 of his own money to conmen who claimed it was needed to release the massive windfall. When his own money ran out, Stimpson fooled those closest to him into handing over more than £1.1million in his increasingly desperate bid to get his hands on the jackpot.

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078292

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I don't know if this is the correct forum to post this thread..........
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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Mr Stimpson, it should be pointed out, attended both university and public school and was a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). In other words, he was a man of considerable intelligence and accomplishment.


Just goes to show it can happen to anyone

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Christ almighty, lottery/wash-wash composite ... two of the crappiest formats going and they scoop a million, vic gets four years.

Nobody is safe.

This should be pinned for posterity in the ethics sticky.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This article would make a good educational tool (handout) for those baiters who make presentations to seniors and others at local libraries.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

another relevant article and rather less holier-than-thou than the Mail:
http://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/how_norfolk_surveyor_s_spanish_lottery_dream_damaged_family_and_friends_1_1157864
which explains how the "marshland" scam Stimpson created actually worked. He was smart enought to start his own fraud schemes to pay the scammers. Nightmarish stuff.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

^^^ Interesting reading. I wonder how far along the authorities were able to trace the money.
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