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Quote:SWEET HOME, Ore. — 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?"

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.

She estimates it will take two years to clear the debt that accumulated in the more than two years she spent sending money to con artists.

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.

The scheme is often called the "Nigerian scam" and it's familiar to many people with e-mail accounts. It still exists and it still works.

Spears first sent $100 through an untraceable wire service as directed by the scammers. Then, more multimillion dollar promises followed so long as she sent more money.

The scammers sent Spears official-looking documents and certificates from the Bank of Nigeria and the United Nations. President Bush and FBI Director Robert Mueller were also involved, the e-mails said, and needed her help.

They sent official-looking documents and certificates from the Bank of Nigeria and even from the United Nations, saying her payment was "guaranteed."

But it wasn't and now Spears is paying the price for her costly lesson.

"The hope is [other people] are not going to fall as hard as I fell," Spears said.

This just goes to prove my theory that people with the last name Spears are indeed fucking idiots.

oh yeah and i stole that from FOX news...
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3dR3 Wrote:This just goes to prove my theory that people with the last name Spears are indeed fucking idiots.

oh yeah and i stole that from FOX news...

I wonder why the husband hasn't killed her yet.
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Not a violent man I have never hit my wife ....losing close to a half million dollars would bring me pretty fucking close.
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After all the warnings about scams online it still amazes me people fall for that shit.
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Securb Wrote:Not a violent man I have never hit my wife ....losing close to a half million dollars would bring me pretty fucking close.

I know it is just print and I don't know how she said it, but this line...

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

its like she's saying, "Oh well, I fucked up. My bad"
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Securb Wrote:Not a violent man I have never hit my wife ....losing close to a half million dollars would bring me pretty fucking close.

When people were begging her to stop and she didn't, I might go with a justifiable beat down defense.
Will it blend? That is the question.
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Hooch Wrote:I wonder why the husband hasn't killed her yet.

take a look at her track record, it's only a matter of time before she puts herself in that situation....

something tells me she's the type to stick a knife in the toaster while mopping the floor..
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Prog Wrote:When people were begging her to stop and she didn't, I might go with a justifiable beat down defense.

It'd call for an old fashioned Ike Turner shoe beating
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The husband deserves a slap for not locking down the cash once he found out this was going on.
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A Canadian exotic dancer has filed an age discrimination suit against a Toronto-area strip club, saying she was fired because she is 44 years old, The National Post reported.

Kimberlee Ouwroulis, who began stripping when she was 40, says the manager at New Locomotion strip club sat her down on June 6 and said, "Your time is up here," the Post reported.

When she asked if it was because of her age, he allegedly told her another older woman had been fired the same day, and the club was going for a younger look. Ouwroulis says she would like to continue stripping until she is 47 or 48.

Ouwroulis told the Post that while the job is about looks, it is also about personality and attitude, all of which made her a great dancer. She has filed an age discrimination complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

She is currently working at another strip club as a dancer.
Will it blend? That is the question.
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