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 Found this in some local Texas Newspaper...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

http://thedolphintalk.com/2012/02/23/fish-out-of-water-by-thomas-spychalski-2/

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Have you ever checked your email and found a letter from a poor refugee who is suffering in another country and needs assistance? Ever received a letter stating that an American soldier serving in the Middle East has a trunk stuffed with cash from a terrorist compound and he needs your help to get it into the United States? Or how about a letter stating that you have won the United Kingdom Lottery drawing, even though you never entered?

Chances are if you have a public email, such as a Gmail or Hotmail account, that the answer is most likely yes. These letters are called 419 scams, named after the part of Nigerian code that governs such criminal activity in that country and they have been around for over twenty years.


The rest of the article is on the URL above.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:15 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for sharing that article. I made a copy of it and will attach to my little business cards I carry with me so when some talks about scams and frauds I will have a little additional info for them.

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