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(MSNBC)   "Younger, less educated, underpaid Americans are the group most likely to fall for schemes of digital criminals peddling fake charities, rogue antivirus software or myriad other cons." Ah, the salt of the earth. You know...morons   (redtape.msnbc.msn.com) divider line 111
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2012-01-13 02:23:21 PM  
Too bad there wasn't some sort of national program that could help educate the youngest Americans.
 
2012-01-13 02:28:39 PM  
Smack the monkey and win $100!
 
2012-01-13 02:28:52 PM  
Mongo only pawn in the game of life.
 
2012-01-13 02:29:12 PM  
You're right. You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. They're people of the land. The common clay of the new west.
 
2012-01-13 02:29:36 PM  

Jake Havechek: Smack the monkey and win $100!

Or go blind. Depends who you listen to.
 
2012-01-13 02:29:44 PM  
Not to mention falling for the old "fake toll booth" scam.
 
2012-01-13 02:29:48 PM  
Subby ,thats no way to talk about voters.
 
2012-01-13 02:29:48 PM  
Obviously this means our public education system has failed, and we should cut its funding, and privatize the entire thing.
 
2012-01-13 02:30:05 PM  
And they are the future.
 
2012-01-13 02:30:12 PM  
A boomer Republican troll thread, how droll.
 
2012-01-13 02:30:20 PM  
I dont know that I would call them underpaid...
 
2012-01-13 02:31:21 PM  
Let's pull the ole number 6 on em.
 
2012-01-13 02:32:14 PM  
I know someone who really believes he's the 10 millionth visitor, or won an ipad, or whatever, and faithfully gives them all of his info every time that thing pops up.
 
2012-01-13 02:33:53 PM  
Do I have to do everything??

i36.tinypic.com
 
2012-01-13 02:34:02 PM  
"Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it"

Pope John Paul II
 
2012-01-13 02:34:41 PM  
You people are so quick to mock and point fingers at these victims. I, on the other hand, have chosen to do something about it.

If you or anyone you know has fallen prey to a con-man, I have access to a United Nations international banking fund to compensate those victims. A small wealth transference fee is required, but otherwise this is a totally legit way of recouping losses.

Email in profile. Start making back your money today!

/Vice President Mkombotubi
 
2012-01-13 02:34:58 PM  
You don't to be young or poor to wwebsite as on the iinternet.
 
2012-01-13 02:35:17 PM  
Never mind that sh*t, here comes Mongo!
 
2012-01-13 02:35:21 PM  
Sales people must be a close second. Not only will they reply to scams, they will CC your email along with it.
 
2012-01-13 02:36:18 PM  
mw2.google.com

Get a brain Morrons!

/Go USA
 
2012-01-13 02:36:45 PM  
This stereotype is true, all others are false!
 
2012-01-13 02:36:52 PM  

meat0918: Obviously this means our public education system has failed, and we should cut its funding, and privatize the entire thing.


Or, just let parents be responsible for their own spawns education. How many billions more should we throw at a failed system?
 
2012-01-13 02:36:56 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: You people are so quick to mock and point fingers at these victims. I, on the other hand, have chosen to do something about it.

If you or anyone you know has fallen prey to a con-man, I have access to a United Nations international banking fund to compensate those victims. A small wealth transference fee is required, but otherwise this is a totally legit way of recouping losses.

Email in profile. Start making back your money today!

/Vice President Mkombotubi


Can I send the fee to you via Western Union?
 
2012-01-13 02:38:08 PM  
You should see all the people who come to the Wal*Mart service desk to send money to all these scams and such.
 
2012-01-13 02:38:23 PM  

The $25000 Dodecahedron: You're right. You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. They're people of the land. The common clay of the new west.


I can count to potato dag nab it. I ain't sympul!
 
2012-01-13 02:38:35 PM  
"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people."
-H.L.Mencken
 
2012-01-13 02:38:52 PM  
State lottery? Slot machines?
 
2012-01-13 02:39:17 PM  
I have a friend that is a Biologist and 50 who called me about this anti-virus trial that was on his system. He was trying to purchase it and the bank was declining the transactions. Isn't the age it's the computer savy.
 
2012-01-13 02:39:39 PM  
Toby: Didn't you lose a lot of money on that other investment, the one from the email?

Michael: You know what, Toby? When the son of the deposed king of Nigeria emails you directly, asking for help, you help! His father ran the freaking country, okay? ...Alright, so, raise your hand if you wanna get rich. Alright.

Jim: No, um. How is this not a pyramid scheme?

Michael: Alright, let me explain. Again. Phil has recruited me and another guy. Now, we are getting three people each. The more people that get involved, the more who are investing, the more money we're all going to make. It's not a pyramid scheme, it is a... it's not even a scheme per se, it's...

[Jim draws a triangle around Michael's diagram]

... I have to go make a call.
 
2012-01-13 02:39:48 PM  
I personaly know of someone that fell for a 419 scam. Last I heard the scammers had taken him for over $250,000.
 
2012-01-13 02:39:53 PM  
"Underpaid"? I suppose it is about time those with little experience and poor education were recognized for the valuable resource that they are.
 
2012-01-13 02:39:56 PM  
If you shoot him, you'll just make him mad.
 
2012-01-13 02:40:02 PM  
What in the wide, wide world of sports is a-goin' on here?
 
2012-01-13 02:40:26 PM  
And in other news the sky is blue and water is wet
 
2012-01-13 02:41:31 PM  
0.tqn.com

really i am the weiners?
 
2012-01-13 02:42:09 PM  
"Up yours subby!"
 
2012-01-13 02:42:11 PM  
Skimmed the article.

Seems this is survey-based and didn't control for total use--meaning that the people most likely to have fallen for a scam are the people who use the internet the most and the people least likely to are the people who use the internet the least.

/could be wrong--only skimmed
 
2012-01-13 02:42:11 PM  
Is it true what they say about the way you people are.... gifted?
 
2012-01-13 02:42:37 PM  
My friend's father is a surgeon. He almost fell for one of these schemes.

Him: What have I got to lose?
Me: Well, the $10,000 you want to send him to start.
 
2012-01-13 02:42:52 PM  
img156.imageshack.us

Gullible people are more likely to fall victim to scams!
 
2012-01-13 02:43:01 PM  

Jack Black 62: meat0918: Obviously this means our public education system has failed, and we should cut its funding, and privatize the entire thing.

Or, just let parents be responsible for their own spawns education. How many billions more should we throw at a failed system?


Wait, so the education system has failed, and you want to turn the education of children over to people that wouldn't know their ass from a hole in the ground because the education system failed them.

Truly you have a dizzying intellect.
 
2012-01-13 02:43:52 PM  

meat0918: Jack Black 62: meat0918: Obviously this means our public education system has failed, and we should cut its funding, and privatize the entire thing.

Or, just let parents be responsible for their own spawns education. How many billions more should we throw at a failed system?

Wait, so the education system has failed, and you want to turn the education of children over to people that wouldn't know their ass from a hole in the ground because the education system failed them.

Truly you have a dizzying intellect.


We need a few billion less people in this world.
 
2012-01-13 02:44:34 PM  

Uzzah: Not to mention falling for the old "fake toll booth" scam.


And here I am without a shiatload of dimes!
 
2012-01-13 02:44:55 PM  
I hear they also keep donating money to 'candidates' like Palin, Newt, Trump, Bachman. Haha, funny, they fall for scams.
 
2012-01-13 02:45:28 PM  
Younger? In my experience, it's old people that click whatever and believe everything they read on the Internet is legit.
 
2012-01-13 02:45:45 PM  

Jack Black 62: meat0918: Jack Black 62: meat0918: Obviously this means our public education system has failed, and we should cut its funding, and privatize the entire thing.

Or, just let parents be responsible for their own spawns education. How many billions more should we throw at a failed system?

Wait, so the education system has failed, and you want to turn the education of children over to people that wouldn't know their ass from a hole in the ground because the education system failed them.

Truly you have a dizzying intellect.

We need a few billion less people in this world.


Here, sign up (new window)
 
2012-01-13 02:46:18 PM  
My parents do not fall within that demographic, and yet they are likely to fall for these scams.
 
2012-01-13 02:46:28 PM  

meat0918: Truly you have a dizzying intellect.


Hey, we're trying to have a Blazing Saddles thread here. If you want a Princess Bride thread, go make your own.

/I'll be right there.
 
2012-01-13 02:46:31 PM  
I'm not worried; my Aluma Wallet will protect me.
 
2012-01-13 02:48:34 PM  
I was about to help out that poor Nigerian fellow, but I'm sad to say I got distracted by the arrival of a notification that lonely housewives are, I am led to understand, eager to jump my bone. What can I say? I'm weak.
 
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