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Honest $10,000 SPAM

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the sheep-in-wolf's-clothing dept.

Idle 16

I knew these couldn't all be scams!

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NOOOO!!!! (2, Funny)

gurps_npc (621217) | more than 4 years ago | (#30659110)

From this point on I will always wonder - is this an advertisement event to give money to Nigeria, or a nigerian scam sent by advertisement

British using USD? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30693728)

Why are British people using USD ? Is it because there currency is worth 1.6 times USD?

Re:British using USD? (1)

JWSmythe (446288) | more than 4 years ago | (#30711262)

The formatted it perfectly for the Nigerian Money Scam (tm). If they had offered the funds in anything else, it wouldn't have worked the same.

    It's kind of funny though, they showed the only guy in the test group who was stupid enough to fall for it. :) I guess he was proud of himself for donating to a cause, but even then, you don't know if those funds are going to the needy, or to the operating expenses of the project. As the lady said "the project has run out of funds, and we were wondering how to get funding again." Funding, while some can go to worthwhile purposes, also goes to salaries, space, phone lines, internet expenses, and other overhead expenses.

I know someone who works for a non-profit charity. Due to either rules they work under, or the famous "we've always done it this way", a lot of funds are wasted in places that aren't necessary.

Idiotic. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30717322)

  One, now because of this video, so many will spoof this scam.
  Two, all these charities ARE also scams. Really are they really any different than a homeless person begging
and making people feel guilty and "good" for giving away what they earned? Notice her reaction.
  Third, giving money to charities for Nigerian girls, actually validates Nigerian scammers success, as out of ALL the countries, and all
the charities in the world, they got it. So good job Nigerian scammers, please thank idiotic white man who think thy are so smart
and clever actually just fell for the same scam Nigerians placed in motion.

what's not to say (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30717424)

that the whole video is a scam ? "Mother" is an advertising agency after all

im sure someone you know could pull 10k out of their account in cash (say to buy a large purchase) and get a friend/associate to pretend that he responded to the 419 and has now won the cash, not hard to do,

seeing isn't always believing especially when it comes to video

I wonder (1)

Kitkoan (1719118) | more than 4 years ago | (#30756292)

While it seems that the full name was correct, I'm wondering if the banking information was correct. You can fake most information with just knowing a bank routing number and knowing how many digits long the banks account numbers are, and if you use the right routing number a basic check thru a site like Federal Reserve Financial Services (http://www.fededirectory.frb.org/search_ACH.cfm) would make it seem legit info. Just wondering

$10,000 (1)

deAtog (987710) | more than 4 years ago | (#30818744)

Sadly it seems a lot of people still think $10,000 is a briefcase full of cash. Lets break it down shall we.. Assuming they used standard US bills we get the following:

  1. $10,000 = $100 x 100 bills = 1 stack of 100, $100 bills
  2. $10,000 = $50 x 200 bills = 2 stacks of 100, $50 bills
  3. $10,000 = $20 x 500 bills = 5 stacks of 100, $20 bills
  4. $10,000 = $10 x 1000 bills = 10 stacks of 100, $10 bills
  5. $10,000 = $5 x 2000 bills = 20 stacks of 100, $5 bills
  6. $10,000 = $1 x 10000 bills = 100 stacks of 100, $1 bills

At 0:14 when they open the case you can clearly see several stacks marked as $100, some as $50, and some as $5. If the briefcase truly has $10,000 in it, the stacks marked with $100 bills must be filled with something other than $100 bills as a single stack would equal the amount the briefcase was said to hold. Given the variety of bills in the case, it appears they went to a lot of trouble to convince us that they gave away $10,000 USD. The reality is they probably didn't, and that the entire thing was just as staged as the briefcase full of cash.

hot secretary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30820034)

i really want to fuck the secretary at 1:50

Ya whatever! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30827296)

Don't care for one.
And if you look at the guys face, he is not at all surprised, but has a look of "omg I hope we don't get in trouble for this!"

But the mathematical breakdown from deAtog is definately correct.

Thanks for the bullshit you stupid brits! :D

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