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It’s Still Going On

You may think that the Nigerian e-mail scam is a thing of the past.  Since there’s been so much education around it, surely scamsters would have run out of easy targets.  But according to a recent article from the Associated Press, the opposite is true.  
Janella Spears of Sweet Home Oregon got an email promising her [...]

You may think that the Nigerian e-mail scam is a thing of the past.  Since there’s been so much education around it, surely scamsters would have run out of easy targets.  But according to a recent article from the Associated Press, the opposite is true.  

Janella Spears of Sweet Home Oregon got an email promising her $20.5 million if she would send $100 to help out a long lost relative.  Because the email was able to identify her relative by name, she believed it.  She sent the first of many payments through an untraceable wire service.   

As a payment was received from Spears, another promise of a million dollars would be sent to Spears, so she kept sending money.  Although her family begged her to stop, she mortgaged her house, took out a lien on the family car, and used all of her husband’s retirement money. According to the article, Spears became obsessed with getting paid.  But now it will take over two years to clear the debt that she accumulated. 

The scamster sent official looking documents and certificates from the Bank of Nigeria and the United Nations. The paperwork dropped names, such as President Bush and FBI Director Robert Mueller.  These documents “guaranteed” her payment, but have proven worthless. 

Don’t believe everything you hear.  Don’t fall for promises of high returns that seem too good to be true.  And before you invest your money, investigate.  Don’t you want to be protected?  Let a former SEC Branch Chief give you a safety rating and help you guard against losing your hard earned nest egg.

 

1 Response » to “It’s Still Going On”

  1. janella spears says:

    SWEET HOME, Ore. – Janella Spears doesn’t think she’s a sucker or an easy mark. Besides her work as a registered nurse, Spears – no relation to the well-known pop star – also teaches CPR and is a reverend who has

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