Meet an Honest-to-Goodness Nigerian Scammer

The Nigerian scam (aliases: the 419 scam, the Spanish Prisoner scam, the Letter From Jerusalem) dates back to the 1700s, but email has made it as commonplace an inbox nuisance as penis-enlargement ads or forwarded jokes from your mother's second-cousin. Just who are the confidence men behind the broken English? Are… » 5/24/11 5:00am 5/24/11 5:00am

German Bargain Hunters Conned Into Buying Bag of "Potato iPods"

A group of German bargain hunters, obviously thinking they had stumbled upon the iPod deal of the century, would do best to stop bargain hunting because they're about as dumb as the sack of potatoes they now possess. » 7/12/09 3:00pm 7/12/09 3:00pm