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Oregon woman loses $400,000 to email scam


True story.

I wonder who she voted for?


33 Responses

  1. I could not possibliy be first?

  2. oh, I can’t stand a scam story — breaks my heart too much — are the scammers from kenya?

  3. ok – just read the story — WTF – yeah, she voted for Obama — promises, promises, promises — excuses, excuses, excuses

  4. If she had been wearing a tin foil hat it never would have happened

  5. I bet she did bother to vote…to busy dreaming of that big pay off….

  6. I bet her husband is angry with her.

  7. She started by sending $100, and it escalated to $400,000?

    How does that happen?

  8. if it is to good to be true….

    Oh the brownies are in the oven in 25 magical minutes…


    I am again sorry for being so dense but remember tonight is steak dinner night with the Obots and I have also been obsessing about how much shit I will have to take from them…

    I havent been in 3 weeks but they extended an invitation to me saying I was missed. The funny thing is they are inviting to attend my own event!

    I smell set up but I am giving them the benefit of the doubt tonight….

    any one got any good comebacks to all the Obama talking points and meme’s I will have tossed my way?

  9. plural-these con artists are very good at they do….

  10. Yeah, when people are hawking hope, it’s time to clench your hands over your wallet.

    And, speaking of hope, and changing the metaphor, I guess I think of the Obama KoolAid as a date-rape drug.

    I think a lot of bloggers are just now waking up feeling sore in places they’re too embarrassed to talk about.

  11. I thought the “Homeowners Legal Status …” story was also very interesting.

    That poor guy sold his house to a seriously nasty person.

  12. Her husband let her clean out her account his 401K and put a lean on the house he should have been getting her help a call to the FBI should have been made!

  13. the tag line at one of the online new orgs today:

    “From Hope to Nope-Obama begins to deal with the reality of becoming President”

  14. The New Yorker had a story about these scams. Doctors, lawyers and other respected types have been fooled by these scams. I can understand being fooled early on by these scams, but I thought these scams were pretty common knowledge at this point.

  15. It goes on to say Obama may not be able to fullfill any of the promises he made to the folks that elected him “including millions of small donors who supported him financially”….

  16. birdgal, on November 18th, 2008 at 6:34 pm Said:
    I bet her husband is angry with her.

    LoL. That’s probably the understatement of the year. How can he still live with her? I’d be so disgusted and furious that it would be hard for me not to resort to something criminal.

  17. Can’t fulfill his campaign promises? Since different things were promised to different people, I thought that was a given.

    Poor dopes who voted for him will get what they deserve I guess.

  18. Ralphb-not any of his promises….I saw this coming did anyone else?

    Oops timer going off the browines double chocolate with new england walnuts are ready! gotta get them out of the oven!

  19. well its dinner with the Obama-bots please say a prayer for me every one….

    and please please please Madamab if you can’t forgive me….at least put me on probationary friendship again!

  20. Oh Fuzzy .. Have a Great Dinner … EVERYONE loves YOU .. !!!! .. 😉

    how could we not..?

  21. Dick Cheney indicted in Texas
    WPBN Traverse City – 1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 5:55 p.m. A grand jury in South Texas indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners in local federal detention centers.


  22. fuzzy,

    – they’ll play nice and act sympathetic to (insert politcian’s name here) loss
    -they will ask you if you support Obama now. Stick by your principles, what ever those are.
    -if you say no, they’ll ask you why. Again stick by your prinicples.
    – then it’s 30 mins of circle talk, denial and frustration.

    Good luck.

  23. fuzzie- you have nothing to apologize for. A lot of us are hoping against hope that Hillary does not get involved with him. It is not that we do not trust her, but because we so do not trust him. Have a great dinner, I can smell those brownies from Baltimore.

  24. gqmartinez,

    Despite their many degrees and years of schooling, they lack COMMON F-ING SENSE!!!

  25. I feel sorry for her. This type of thing has happened to many people. People just need to be more informed of the dangers of over trusting someone they know nothing about.

  26. Can Teddy make up his mind. Do you want her in the senate or not?

    Senator Edward Kennedy named fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton to lead a working group on insurance coverage in the effort to write health-care legislation.

    Kennedy, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, said in an e-mailed statement today that Clinton will head one of three groups developing ideas for health system changes. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa will lead a group on prevention and public health, and Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland will work on improvements in medical quality.


  27. I read the story to my husband — made the remark that she probably voted for Obama.

    He said: “The money probably WENT to Obama.”

  28. Whenever I hear that the Nigerian scam is still grabbing women, I wonder about the why it was so important to have FISA and not spend a little money on NIgerian email sources. I mean what do they imagine all that money is doing?

  29. i don’t know if this went to moderation so I’m posting again:

    Have you been to Sweet Home?


    It’s hard to imagine $400,000 rubbing itself together anywhere there. Why treat her as a rube? Oh yeah.

  30. I want to make you feel real important and very important…(send money)… and very appreciated and very heartful of thanks..(send money)… you will get riches back big,big riches.. (send money)… afterwards it will be as if you pulled the handle on a very excited jackpot machine..(send money).. your reward will be as if you entered Vegas and have not yet returned..(send money) your reward WILLBE too heavy to carry..Please Send Money Now……. are you hooked yet? 🙂 ok why not? luv susan

  31. Take it from a resident, if you spent that much money in Vegas, you’d at least get a room and meal comped. I don’t feel sorry for her. Nothing comes free, not even welfare.

  32. For 400K you’d get a lot more than that in Vegas baby!! Especially now that the casinos are desperate for business. (A few months ago, the bf and a friend went and between comps from past visits and frequent flyer miles the only thing they had to pay for was taxes on the hotel flight, not even hotel room taxes, and they got the luxury suite. I love Vegas, it’s my guilty pleasure.)

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