Ever wondered what happens if you do send a scammer money?

March 16th, 2012 at 8:51 am by David Farrar

The Herald interviews Owen Glenn:

Most outrageous request received in a letter/email, asking you for money?

“Please send me Fiji dollars 10,000 my Auntie is sick.”

I had never met Auntie but I sent the money regardless and then four weeks later I receive another email, “Auntie died and I need another Fiji dollars 100,000 for her wake, can you help?”

This confirms what I thought would happen.

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4 Responses to “Ever wondered what happens if you do send a scammer money?”

  1. tristanb (1,127 comments) says:

    Does anyone perchance know Owen Glenn’s email address? I have a feeling that my aunt will be getting sick soon.

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  2. KiwiGreg (3,255 comments) says:

    But did it actually happen?

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  3. Jinny (306 comments) says:

    I guess as long as there is the odd person that falls for it, they will continue to do it.
    I regulary get calls from ‘microsoft’ who have been monitoring my computer and need me to log in and access their site.

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  4. mara (788 comments) says:

    Bugger tristanb, you beat me to it!!

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