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Fool Loses $150,000. in Nigerian Scam

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  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    Stupidity meets greed -- film at 11! :cool:

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    A Leamington man has fallen prey to international scam artists who strung him along for more than a year with the promise of millions in cash, but ultimately bilked him and his family of $150,000.

    John Rempel said he quit his truck driving job, lost friends, borrowed money and crossed the globe in pursuit of a non-existent inheritance, after he was contacted by e-mail in what is known as a Nigerian 419 scam.

    Rempel said he borrowed $55,000 from an uncle in Mexico and his parents gave him $60,000 on credit to cover fees for transferring $12.8 million into his name.

    ?They?re in it now because of me,? said Rempel, 22, breaking into sobs. ?If it wasn?t for me, nobody would be in this mess. You think things will work out, but it doesn?t. It?s a very bad feeling. I had lots of friends.

    ?I never get calls anymore from my friends. You know, a bad reputation.?

    His troubles began in July 2007. He said he got an e-mail from someone claiming to be a lawyer with a client named David Rempel who died in a 2005 bomb attack in London, England, and left behind $12.8 million.

    ?They used to come in the mail,? said Leamington police Const. Kevin O?Neil. ?Now the majority of these are sent through e-mail. Keeping up with the times, using all the wonderful technology that?s available to them.?

    ?I was told once that they send out 30,000 e-mails a day, around the world, and they hope for just one or two responses. Once you return a phone call or return an e-mail, these people now have their hooks into you.?

    The lawyer said his client had no family but wanted to leave the money to a Rempel. It was his lucky day.

    ?It sounded all good so I called him,? said Rempel. ?He sounded very happy and said God bless you.?

    The man then told him he had to pay $2,500 to transfer the money into his name. Then there were several more documents. Some cost $5,000.

    He was told to open an account at a bank in London. That required a $5,000 minimum deposit. The crooks later sent him an e-mail with a link to what he was told were details of his new account. Some money had been transferred there for ?safe keeping.?

    ?Everything was good,? said Rempel.

    Then he got an e-mail from a government department ? he?s not sure which country ? saying he owed $250,000 on tax on his inheritance. Rempel spoke to his contact, who told him they negotiated the fee down to $25,000.

    Rempel went to Mexico where his uncle owns a farm. His uncle gave him $10,000 cash and money for a plane ticket. He was going to London to make sure it was legitimate.

    ?I had $10,000 in cash in my pocket and my uncle sent another $25,000 when I was over there.?

    In London, Rempel met some people and handed over the $10,000.

    They met Rempel the next day with a suitcase. They said it had $10.6 million in shrink-wrapped U.S. bills. Rempel wanted more proof. His new friends pulled out one bill and ?cleansed? it with a liquid ?formula,? which washed off some kind of stamp. Rempel was told that process made the money ?legal tender.?

    ?I was like holy crap, is that mine?? he said. ?They said ?yes sir, it?s yours.? It all sounded legit.?

    Rempel returned to his hotel room clutching the formula and waited for the others so they could cleanse all his money. They never showed, and later told him they got held up. In the meantime, Rempel dropped the formula. The bottle broke. He called his contact who said he?d get more. Rempel returned to Leamington and waited.

    A few weeks later Rempel got a call. They found more formula. It would cost $120,000.

    ?I thought, ?let?s work on it, nothing is impossible,?? said Rempel.

    His contacts were willing to meet associates in different countries to get cash for the formula. It would require several plane tickets, worth $6,000 each.

    Rempel was told they collected $100,000, but still needed $20,000. There was a guy in Nigeria who had it, but another plane ticket was required. The contact later told him he could only get $15,000 and ?begged? Rempel for the last $5,000.

    Rempel borrowed money. He stopped making Visa and car payments.

    They called a week later and said the money was ready to go. They just needed $6,900 for travel costs and to rent trunks to ship the money.

    Later, the men called to say they were at the airport in New York. Security stopped them and they needed $12,500. for a bribe. Finally, Rempel had enough.

    ?I said, ?no way I?m cleaned out.??

    Rempel, his parents and 10-year-old brother Ike drove to New York. They spent a day searching the airport for the men, with no luck. They returned home and called police.

    ?I really thought in my heart this was true,? said Rempel.
     
  2. MrsE

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    Wow....

    That's sad, seriously...

    But the guy shouldn't have been stupid enough to fall for one of those tricks...

    If someone ever did that shit to me, i'd hunt them down, tie them up, and torture them... SERIOUSLY... I would make that motherfucker pay....

    that's horrible
     
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    These African scammers are getting very frequent on the internet. They've tried to lure me through my site, social networks and my email. I've gotten 10 of those suspicious looking mails in the last two months.

    I don't know how the hell that guy fell for that scam that has been around for such a long time.
     
  4. dre7

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    Amazing stupidity.

    Its one thing being fooled momentarily....

    Its another to be so stupid as to not doubt who you are giving all that money to, for over a year!!

    The best bit is that he got money off other people and they didnt think it was weird either!!
     
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    Wow.. are you fucking kidding me? I understand being gullible and desperate for money but COME ON!
     
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    I get 20-30 emails per day from these people, they are all using the same template email as well, must be some site giving away these templates or be some company or boss over their that employs a shitload of people to send out millions of emails every day.

    Cory, You not going to DMR that aff link? :p
     
  7. havokb8

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    I had 3000 emails from these people, but this one, it was so genuine......First it was addressed to ME, one Mr mbatakuhluuuuhuhahhuhauh how could he know my name?????????????

    Second yes assholes I did win!!!!!!!!!! The UK lottery 14.9 pounds!!!!!!! Fuck i cant wait
     
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    nigerians make africans look bad
     
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    Dont these fools watch MSNBC investigates...lol... It's crazy what some folks still believe and will do to make money.
     
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    Wouldn't you like to know!
    I'd like to say I feel sorry for the guy, but how stupid do you (not to mention the rest of his family) have to be!

    I can understand people replying to these. After all desperate times and sense can be thrown out the window in favor of that lil glimpse of hope.

    Tho the moment they started asking for money I'd say sure that 12million of mine you're currently holding for me.
    Take 6mill out of that for yourself, should cover all ure costs :)
     
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    so.. do you think if some of us pitched in, to help pay the bribe for him, that he'd split the money with us once he got it?!! haha jk
     
  13. mickeyppp

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    Fighting back is very dangerous. These guys are no joke. Serious magia organizations can be behind these scams. Huge money is in the game-this is more profitable than drugs and weapons. They are ready to do anything, especially if they make you come to their place (killing somebody in Nigeria is no big deal). Serious stuff, don't mess around.
     
  14. The Scarlet Pimp

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    these guys are well known for being very dangerous players, ie they don't hesitate to shoot. there was a case where someone went to meet these people and never came back.

    keep in mind these guys don't work alone, they often have many connections.
     
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    dude,

    We sell stuff to lots of guys, and we only need 1% or less conversion.

    This nigerians send millions of emails daily, and this is their 1 piece of conversion after some time.

    The nigerian conversion rate is very low, and a buzz is usually created when someone got conned.
     
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    Just consider the drama. The victims greed overtook his common sense. Look online and you will find same methods only more subtle but very effective. We humans have a basic weakness, we always want something for nothing. How stupid can you be to fall for that crap!!
     
  17. The Scarlet Pimp

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    ha! everyone is stupid enough to fall for one scam or another.
    some cons are basic (like this one), and some cons are highly
    sophisticated like that $50 billion ponzi ripoff that hit new york
    last month.

    and don't forget "enron" or "global crossings". those duped were
    very smart people, but they still got taken to the cleaners.
     
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    i guess he's the scammer!
    now he is famous and will make a bunch of money from his story..
     
  19. fxmaster

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    This type of %6$# makes me sick.
     
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    that's a lot of money.. :(