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November 18, 2008


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.

(Thanks to Scott MGS)


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They finally got one.


It only takes one Sioux. Now that they've been fed they'll be back for seconds.

So the spammers correctly guessed the name of a relative she didn't know existed, and they got 400 K from her? I should try this.

pity she's out of funds because i'm pretty sure i'm her cousin.....

“So, why wouldn’t you send over $100?”

Because I have an IQ over 20.

Don't know about that Crossgirl. But your relative J.B. Crossguy told me he needed 50 bucks real bad.

Excuse me while I contact my newfound cousin Mbomba the Blue.

Oh, cut her some slack. She's been kinda tapped out ever since the storks brought her all those babies.

"says she wasn’t a sucker or an easy mark"

o.k., how about braindead?

Spears, eh? That explains it.

She was born every minute.

Somebody at the Federal Reserve already sent my retirement plan overseas, and I didn't have to do anything.

Is there a Stupidity Magnet? Because Oregon.....

Beware of internet scams.......send 20 bucks for more info.

just wait, someone will nominate her for Vice-President next time around.

"says she wasn’t a sucker or an easy mark"

Why certainly not! By the end, they were sending her "official documents"! I mean, who wouldn't expect some documentation for their life savings?

*snork* at Annie.

And she is a CPR instructor- I guess all that pumping and blowing didn't get the air out of her head.

ww - "I can see Nigeria from my house!
...at least, it used to be my house!"

What a coincidence! J.B. Paulson is also this close to being hooked up with his cousin in D.C.

Anyone want to take bets as to how long before she shows up on the talk-show circuit?

"She was born every minute."

SNORK at cj

*snork* @ Annie!

"Dear Mr. Reserve:
I am your cousin, Federalla, and am kindly needing your assistance for a transaction, that we may become together wealthy..."

(...but they'll never tell us that part)

I lost about the same amount on the well-known "American Ex-wife Scheme."

uh oh.

*re-reads e-mail about Nigerian job offer guaranteeing "lucrative career with minimal start-up investment"*


I'm good. It's legit. The e-mail is from seriously@thisisnotascam.com.

She was soooo dumb-
-she bought a copy of "Chicken Soup for the Vegetarian's Soul"
-she wrote her checks slowly because she knew her Nigerian friend couldn't read very quickly

...is she blonde?Inquiring minds and all that.

Dear Ms. Bloglits:

For only US $978, I will erase from your Iphone the explicit photos you didn't send to your boyfriend before your husband finds out...

Kindly respond quickly. My mother is ill and needs medicine...

Dear Mr. Allen at Division,

It is with esteemed fortitude that we are here for to offer you great discounted pharmaceuticals for your ailing mother. She asked us to contact you directly to pay for them, as she is so very weak with the blogitis and hyper-internettiness plague.

Please hurry, as she is in great need of our tremendous lucky services. Send credit card information ASAP, for to save your dear mother.

With Tremendous Congratulatory Sympathy and Understanding,
Annie Where-but-Division

Just wait till her husband sees what she ordered him for Christmas.


Ms. Annie:

I tremulously believe that I have fallen in love with you. Let us marry forthwith and go into the sheep-shearing business together!

Please forward your dowry (and the pharmaceuticals) at once.

Your loving affianced,


Siouxie, look! We're acrobats!

*singing* That daring young dame on the flying trapeeze...

Dear Mr. Duhvision,
I would love to spend the rest of my life with you. Please forward 2,038.00 in US funds to my Nigerian second cousin, who is arranging my travellings to your gracious territory.

Yours in Avariciousness,

P.S. Your mother needs her own place, though. Preferably in Brazil.

$NORK @Annie and Allen...

Siouxie - the 'g' forces on that first pic are suspect. Unless they caught her on the 'up'beat.

Annie, yes. Mrs. Spears is currently practicing her dismount.

Allen, you'll poke an eye out with that thang!

"Siouxie - the 'g' forces on that first pic are suspect. Unless they caught her on the 'up'beat."

Actually the picture is upside down.

Annie, I was thinking the same thing, but I couldn't find a way to express my thought without getting whacked with a sock full-o-nickles.

My aim is MUCH better than that!... ;P

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

At least until he collects on that life insurance policy he just took out on her...

He can still do that, fivver. He'll just have to hitchhike.

Hi Annie. At least he'd be doing it without her. I don't get to get around here like I used to. How are you? Any problems with those fires? Gawd what a mess.

We are all fine, here, thanks. Cooler, no wind, and both Oprah and Katie Couric are leaving us alone. However, if you could send $2,038.00 in US Funds immediately - we have those darn drought conditions, and we are very nearly out of Evian for our lawns.

Why does it always have to be about you? We have drought problems of our own here. And for tonight we have a hard freeze warning and a fire weather warning. Go figure.

Is there a Stupidity Magnet? Because Oregon.....

Posted by: Annie Where-but-here | 02:39 PM on November 18, 2008


Careful, fivver. Hell hath no fury like a woman (almost) scorched.

I believe there is a profound quote that aptly sums up the woman's actions:

"You can't fix stupid." -- Ron White

If only that woman had the intelligence of the escape-artist cockroaches....

What's going on down there?

I'm still trying to figure out how her husband ended up in his coma...

she mortgaged the house and took a lien out on the family car, and ran through her husband’s retirement account

"Honey, could you sign over the house title to my name only? Oh, and also the car... and your retirement account... Why? It's for a bigger bathtub... Why? Well, I can show you why ours is too small... but it will cost you £5 made out to cousin J.B."

fivver - because.
frodo - alcohol was involved.
Cheryl - took ya long enough. ;)

Thanks, Annie- I keep forgetting that Sterno is cheaper than Bourbon in some places...

WW -- yeah, next thing you know she'll be telling a quadriplegic to stand up.

Allen and Annie---I think there may be places where you are now actually married. Might want to look into insurance policies.

Stupid is as stupid does.

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