If you’ve ever been victimized by once of thosee Nigerian-prince/lottery scams, your justice is being served. From our good friend and colleague Chad Bray over at the Journal:
NEW YORK—Four men originally from Nigeria have been charged in an alleged email scam in which they claimed recipients had won a lottery or inherited a fortune, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
The men—three of which are U.S. citizens and one is a permanent resident—allegedly sent mass emails to individuals claiming they had inherited millions of dollars from a distant relative or had won a lottery, such as the “$5 million Princess Diana Lottery,” according to prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Brooklyn. The scam allegedly cost victims and their banks more than $2 million, prosecutors said.
It’s always amazed me that anybody falls for these scams. But clearly some people did, because these jokers soaked their victims to the tune of $2 million, once again proving that Mencken, as usual, was right.
Of course, we believe all kinds of crazy things these days. The economy exited the recession. Sarah Palin is a credible Presidential candidate. Ben Bernanke “saved” the economy. The Jets are as good as Rex Ryan says they are.