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December 6, 2007 / Maleesha Kovnesky

I Think They Deserved It

From the pages of Weird, Weird News:

Apparently a couple convinced several people to give them over $800,000 with one of the most ridiculous scams I have ever heard. 

The man collected the pay, a lot of it, by telling people that his wife was a government agent who would use satellites to conduct body scans to diagnose various maladies.  You know, with the body-scanning satellite technology available today.  The real deal-sealer was that if the scanners found any ills, secret agents would administer treatment to the inflicted folk during the night, as they slept.  It sounds so…lame.  

Apparently someone turned them in, as the couple is headed to the slammer.  They are also supposed to pay back the money that they essentially stole. 

But part of me wants to let them keep the money.  First of all, it’s quite an elaborate story.  They should get kudos for coming up with something like that.  Second, they got people to believe them.  I find it hard to believe they found enough gullible, stupid people to get $800K worth…but they did.  Wow.  Then again, I’ve laughed at enough conspiracy websites to believe that there are folks out there that will believe just about anything. 

 Read it here.

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  1. ianthealy / Dec 6 2007 5:43 pm

    Addendum:

    I should get the money instead. 🙂

    Ian

  2. ianthealy / Dec 6 2007 5:43 pm

    I kind of think that people so gullible as to fall for a scheme like that shouldn’t get their money back. Wealthiness makes them more desirable and gives them greater potential to breed and pass their idiot genes along to the next generation.

    Ian

  3. cherikooka / Dec 6 2007 12:03 pm

    That is brilliant! I wish we would have thought of it!

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