"..The reason these people have money to be scammed in the first place is because they have had the balls to take opportunities that other people were too afraid to take."
Yes, but mostly people who get ripped off by these scams are NOT the very rich (or even the modestly wealthy) - whilst many of the very rich HAVE speculated / taken risks, they are almost always intelligent, calculated risks.
419 Scams are never along these lines. These scams work on the poor/desperate and/or greedy. There is a difference between making a lot of money by working hard and taking calculated risks (investing in niche markets etc) and being a mug who wants something for nothing. If you are talking about being rewarded for speculating and taking risks then the 419ers are the ones doing that.
"Give us a quid and we'll give you a million." erm....sure. That alone is enough for me to lost interest,
I have speculated a fair amount in my time and am doing quite well financially. The only thing I every see in any email I get sent which promises a lot for a little is B*LLSHIT.
And `balls` to take `opportunities` means what? Commitment to a business? Or do you actually think the majority of wealthy people out there made all that money because they took stupid risks? Most of them actually worked bloody hard and took CALCULATED risks/or have some kind of inheritance.
Responding to one of these email scams is the equivalent in terms of having `balls `and taking `opportunities` as walking into an arcade/casino and sticking your last £50 in the world in a fruit machine which may pay out £100 jackpot, but is very very unlikely to.
Sorry about the rant, I'm just bored.
Maybe I'll send some emails, and see what `opportunities` crop up ;)