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Former treasurer of Michigan fell for Nigeran scam...hard

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  1. zekrahminator

    zekrahminator McLovin

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    When 1.2 million tax dollars went missing from Alcona County, Michigan, county officials wasted no time in a full investigation. They quickly found that the treasurer, Thomas Katona, had done some suspicious overseas transactions. Even after the people at the bank warned Katona of the obvious Nigerain fraud, he still sent approximately 185,000 US dollars to overseas accounts in eight payments. It is unknown how much of that is the missing tax money. 56 year old Katona was treasurer for 13 years. He was charged for felony nine times, and has a bail set at 1 million dollars.

    Source: The Register
  2. ex_reven New Member

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    ouch...not once...but 8 TIMES? :twitch:
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    OMG :eek: maybe dumb people shouldnt have email addresses at all :shadedshu

    Love it how you say former treasurer lol
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    More accurately, fell for it once, had to make eight payments ;).
  5. ex_reven New Member

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    and it was US dollars :p
    in Nigeria that kind of money would be kings ransom

    sad to think it probably funded futher "terrorism" / armed thugs
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    If a nigerian prince had money to give you and asks for you to help him out by giving him money to help in something... one should ask a very obvious question... Why the **** is a prince from Nigeria conntacting me. :banghead:
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    i was emailed by one of these scammers long before it became public knowledge that it was a scam, they were asking for bank details so they could transfer the illegal money to for a 50/50 split. It sounded way too good to be true but it was too obvious a scam to fall for.
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    How stupid is this guy? Even after being warned by the bank, HE STILL DID IT! Flipping moron.:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    this is the type of persons in the world that should be hanged
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    you have got to be kidding me...

    come on... nobody's THAT stupid...
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    The sad thing about this is the bad name it gives us real Nigerian Princes'

    In order to salvage our reputations, we are currently accepting donations to run a "positive reinforcement" advertising campaign. Please PM me your bank details and you will receive a , erm, Rolex, yes a Rolex.......and a BMW, or something.;)
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    can i get a porsche instead? :D
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    Wowwwwww
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    hhaah what a retard!!!

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