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Anonymous asked in Business & FinancePersonal Finance · 1 month ago

Have you ever beem a target of "Phishing"?



I became a target of a scammer from Africa. The scammer portrayed himself as a high ranking official with millions of dollars looking for a U.S. investor. He later had me to send him $3000 for "legal fees??" I never heard from him again. I was then receiving dozens of scam emails of the same type from all over the world....I decided to teach them a lesson. I portrayed myself as a super wealthy person comfortable sending them thousands of dollars. 

Update 2:

 Once they believed me, they asked for hundreds of thousands of dollars before they sent me their million$. I agreed to send them what they asked under one condition: they had to send me a transfer fee of 6% in advance (Western Union or similar companies charge a 6% or so to use their money transfer services). I could not believe my sent me $3000, another sent me $5000, one other sent me $1500...and on and on. I totalled over $30,000 in a short time. I gave most of it to charities 

Update 3:

Oops, it was all a dream

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    < Oops, it was all a dream >


    You beat me to it.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, but I did not take the bait. I never respond to spam nor do I reveal any personal stuff.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yeah, i dont think you can have an email address for more than 10 seconds before a mass mailout comes through trying to get you to fill out a form with personal information. Theyre usually quite obvious though

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  • Erik
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    probably, they're pretty easy to spot though

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