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An Oregon woman who is out $400,000 after falling for a well-known Internet scam says she wasn't a sucker or an easy mark.

Janella Spears of Sweet Home says she simply became curious when she received an e-mail promising her $20.5 million if she would only help out a long-lost relative identified as J.B. Spears with a little money up front.

Spears told KATU-TV about the scammers' ability to identify her relative by name was persuasive.

"That's what got me to believe it," She said. "So, why wouldn't you send over $100?"
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453125,00.html?sPage=fnc/scitech/cybersecurity
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An Oregon woman who is out $400,000 after falling for a well-known Internet scam says she wasn't a sucker or an easy mark.



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wow. i get those ****ing emails at least once a month (the ones that escape our university filter)
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[An Oregon woman who is out $400,000 after falling for a well-known Internet scam says she wasn't a sucker or an easy mark.

Janella Spears of Sweet Home says she simply became curious when she received an e-mail promising her $20.5 million if she would only help out a long-lost relative identified as J.B. Spears with a little money up front.

Spears told KATU-TV about the scammers' ability to identify her relative by name was persuasive.

"That's what got me to believe it," She said. "So, why wouldn't you send over $100?"
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,453125,00.html?sPage=fnc/scitech/cybersecurity


Says the woman who just lost $400,000 to a Nigerian internet scam.
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Her family and bank officials told her it was all a scam, she said, and begged her to stop, but she persisted because she became obsessed with getting paid.


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#10
One question. How does someone so stupid get $400,000 to lose to a Nigerian con-artist?
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Silly bint.
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#12
What a dumbass

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thats the cost of stupidity

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I'm sorry, but how could someone so stupid have that much money set aside to send off like that?!
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I'm sorry, but how could someone so stupid have that much money set aside to send off like that?!


rich (ex-) husband?
#17
I hate those things.

Like when you see onthe telly, mean guys who go to old people's homes and rob them blind with scams or send them scam mail and get loads of money.

The only difference is she isn't old and senile, so it's her own fault if people warned her.

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What a dumb bitch.
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Her fault. No sympathy. Stupid woman. Sentence fragments. Cool.
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I'm sorry, but how could someone so stupid have that much money set aside to send off like that?!

long blonde hair and big tits? A husband with lots of money?
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its amazing how stupid people can be...
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#22
how did sh have 400,00 in you bank account?
she must be easy if she got it just by having the same initials..

and i hate nigeria, they almost got my dad
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#23
What a noob. She deserves it for being so stupid.

Shame it's her husbands money she lost... He should sue her.
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I would slap her, I hope her family hates her - and that her children didn't carry her stupidity gene
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LOL, that's hilarious, i get these emails quite frequently, just makes me laugh every time i hear stuff like this..
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how did sh have 400,00 in you bank account?
she must be easy if she got it just by having the same initials..

and i hate nigeria, they almost got my dad

She didn't have $400,000 she took out loans stole her husbands retirement money and what-not just to pay for it and it wasn't $400,000 all at once, it was over 2 years.
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If i were her husband i would murder her and take her life insurance as compensation
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If i were her husband i would murder her and take her life insurance as compensation
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I read this earlier on Digg.com
This is the epitome of stupidity.

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I read this earlier on Digg.com
This is the epitome of stupidity.


This.

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What an idiot...I work at a bank and we get those all the time....at least one a day.

I seriously had to break it down for some woman that it was a SCAM. They dont listen, its like they dont believe me or something.
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#36
Lol.

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I think I'm going to go into the con-artist business now...

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"The retirement he was dreaming of — cruising and going around and seeing America — is pretty much gone for him right now," she said.

man no judge would convict him for abuse now.


she fell for it many times in a row, and never gave up on it. wtf?
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ya... no.. not her fault at all
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Spears, who is a nursing administrator and CPR teacher, said she mortgaged the house and took a lien out on the family car, and ran through her husband's retirement account.

"The retirement he was dreaming of — cruising and going around and seeing America — is pretty much gone for him right now," she said.

What a stupid bitch.
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