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Category: Con Artists
Interview with a Nigerian Bank Scammer — Wired also had a good article yesterday about the Nigerian Bank Scam, in which they interviewed a Nigerian student who actually used to compose the letters that were sent out to potential victims. The student says that the letters were purposefully designed to read like offbeat soap operas.
Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2002.   Comments (1)

Robbers Are Liars — Now this doesn't surprise me: Robbery statistics inflated by liars.
Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2002.   Comments (0)

Barry Minkow — Fascinating update and background from the Guardian on Barry Minkow, famous in the '80s for his ZZZZ Best carpet-cleaning scam which he perpetrated when he was only 20. Served 7 and 1/2 years. I wonder if anyone from Enron will serve even a fraction of that time?
Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2002.   Comments (0)

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