Wednesday, June 5, 2013

You get what you pay for

You're not paranoid, everybody is out to get you
Again with the mid-week posting.  Thing is, there is so much going on legalistically that it's hard not to comment on some of the insanity going on.  Take, for instance, the article I was reading in Ann Landers today.  Seems there's this woman who has a boss who is communicating with a guy in Nigeria.  Seems the guy in Nigeria has promised to send boss $40 million if boss will funnel him monies (as in plural).  Seems guy in Nigeria keeps saying he'll come to America to bring the check (for $40 million, really?!?) but guy in Nigeria, amazingly, needs more and more money for whatever nefarious purposes.

The problem here is boss is driven by greed.  I mean, who really thinks there is anyone in Nigeria (or anywhere else, for that matter) that is just going to hand out $40 million in cash to a stranger for the heck of it?  OK, we're not talking about the relationship between the taxpaying citizenry of the USA and the IRS - we're talking about a scam of global proportions and, I gotta tell you, boss is never going to see a dime of "his" $40 million.  Ne-ver.

Which all brings me to my point.  If you think you're being taken for a ride (i.e. being scammed) and need more information about scams, head on over to your local county law library and at least take a look at Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (NCLC).  Yeah, that should get you going in the right direction.