Mezvinsky traveled to Nigeria numerous times and ultimately lost more than $3 million as a victim of the scammers.Somehow this lucky fellow is tied (vaguely) to the Clintons. This story should have legs until the GOP can find a success story to point to - so assume you will here this reference to Clinton bashing for another 9 years.
Prosecutors say Mezvinsky fell particularly hard for what is known as the "black money" scam. Victims are told millions of dollars have been coated with black ink so the money could be smuggled out of Nigeria.
The scammers then offer to sell a special, expensive chemical to remove the black ink so the currency can be used.
Prosecutors say Mezvinsky fell for at least three separate "black money" schemes that he thought would bring him millions.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
You're Not The Wallet Inspector!
I know the "dumb criminals" emails drive everyone nuts. But this one is too good to pass up as it actually appears to be true.