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Oops! Scammer tries to rip off a scam investigator

Oops! Scammer tries to rip off a scam investigator

(Scams, National Consumer Protection Week) Permanent link

One thing you hear often from us: a warning never, ever to wire money to strangers. Once you do so, the money is gone forever. 

A common way people hear from such suspicious strangers--who are usually situated in unknown, foreign lands--is through e-mail. Unfortunately for one scammer (and hilariously for the rest of us), one of these fraudsters recently contacted KING 5 investigator Jesse Jones. Before scamming the scammer, Jesse stopped by to speak with our own Consumer Protection Super-Lawyer Shannon Smith. See the video below. My contribution is the inadvertent laugh track. I remembered to silence my cell phone, but not my own trap.


And remember: don't fall for Sad Sonja!

-Dan Sytman-

Posted by Public Affairs Unit at 03/08/2012 10:51:25 AM | 

Posted by: Gilbert ( Email ) at 4/3/2012 3:28 PM

Yeah a cash advanced company just scamed me for 235$ I'm embarrassed to say. But unusual thing is there at it again with a new scam. Any help would be great [ALL CONSUMING MODERATOR'S RESPONSE: You should file a complaint with our Consumer Resource Center at:]
Posted by: matt ( Email ) at 5/16/2012 10:09 AM

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