Aug 17, 2003
Do you get those emails from rich overseas businessmen/royalty/etc. who are in dire straights, wanting the use of your bank account for a temporary funds transfer, and promising a huge return for your time and effort?
The Austin American-Statesmen offers up this informative article on cyber scamming, along with an amusing response from someone who replied to one such email:
Some people are fighting back by stringing along the scammers. Scamorama.com posted jaunty e-mails from “Harry Potter” that exasperated a clueless scammer. Harry gushed about owning his very own company in Nigeria, to finance a new roof for Hogwarts.
“My friend Ron Weasley has more experience in taxation,” Harry offered. “Should I involve him in this transaction? I suspect he may want a share though.”