Reply to post: Re: People are stupid and exploitable, ...

Bloke forks out £12m, hands over keys to tropical island to shoo away claims that his web marketing biz was a scam

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Re: People are stupid and exploitable, ...

The scams that other people fall for are transparently fraudulent, but the one designed to exploit your (my) weak points is particularly cunning and convincing.

I listen to a lot of random Radio 4 programming, and so relatively often hear the stories told by scam victims. Mostly they are not stupid, but just came up against an scheme they weren't prepared for or armoured against; or sometimes it just happened to catch them when they were distracted by other problems.

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