What to do about 419 scams? 



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Today's International Bonehead Award goes to a Philadelphia assclown who pretended to be an armed robber Details at International Bonehead Awards From the History section at the bottom: Today, in 1956 The city of Cleveland invoked a 1931 law that barred people under the age of 18 from dancing in public without an adult guardian. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Robert and Peter had applied for jobs at a large company and had to take an intelligence test. Though both of them found the test a breeze, except that they admitted to being momentarily stumped by the final question: "Name a 14 letter word for someone in charge of a plant." "How did you answer that last one?" asked Robert. "I thought it was tough at first.... then I thought of Superintendent." "I think I got it right too," Pete said. "But I wrote down Horticulturist."
A frantic guy runs out of a Las Vegas hotel and says to a stranger, "Buddy, please, can you loan me a hundred bucks? My wife had a terrible accident and I need to get her to the hospital." The stranger says, "If you so desperately need a hundred dollars, what are you doing in a casino?" The guy replies, "Oh, I've got gambling money."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Daron Stinson, 21, Philadelphia Assclown jailed for acting like an armed robber A Philadelphia man is jailed on a variety of felony charges after uploading Instagram videos showing him pointing what appeared to be a handgun at a series of terrified victims. According to investigators, Daron Stinson, 21, and an accomplice drove around filming themselves as they accosted pedestrians. Those clips were then uploaded to Stinson’s Instagram page (“funniestnphilly”), which portrays Stinson (seen above) as a prankster and wannabe comedian/actor. Tech Support Pits From: Linda Re: What to do about a scam? Dear Webby, My friend shared your today's message with me. Delightful. She also suggested you might be able to answer a question for me. This morning I received a spam message from "someone" purporting to be "An American Soldier" but really it was spam (i.e. discovered some money in Iraq and needed help, etc.). It made me angry. Is there anyone I can send this spam message to and they can stop it?? Thank you. Linda Dear Linda That's just a 419 scam, also called "Nigerian scam" or "Advance Fee scam", and it has been going around since the first Iraq war. Unless you are willing to travel to Nigeria and take the law into your own hands, about all you can do is send it to the US Secret Service. The Secret Service is not really doing anything about it, even though this scam costs Americans over 100 Million Dollars a year, but apparently they draw up neat charts showing how many more people fall for that same old scam each year. Just dump it and forget it. Have FUN! DearWebby
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My 2 1/2-year-old niece, Kelly, went with a neighbor girl to a Catholic church for First Communion practice. The pastor has the children cup their hands, and when he gives them the "Host," in this case, a piece of bread, he says, "God be with you." Apparently this made quite an impression on my niece. She came home and told her mother to cup her hands and bend down. Kelly took a piece of bread from her sandwich, placed it in her mother's hands, and whispered, in her most angelic voice, "God will get you!"
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A veterinarian was feeling ill and went to see his doctor. The doctor asked him all the usual questions, about symptoms, how long had they been occurring, etc., when the veterinarian interrupted him, saying, "Hey look, I'm a vet - I don't need to ask my patients these kind of questions. I can tell what's wrong just by looking. Why can't you?" The doctor nodded, looked him up and down, wrote out a prescription, and handed it to him and said, "There you are. Of course, if *that* doesn't work, we'll have to have you put down."
Millions of years ago, there was no such thing as the wheel. One day, some primitive guys were watching their wives drag a dead mastodon to the food & fire area. It was exhausting work; the guys were getting tired just watching. Then they noticed some large, smooth, rounded boulders and they had a great idea! They could sit on top of the boulders and get a better view of their wives working. This was the first in a series of breakthroughs that ulti- mately led to television...and later to the remote control.

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Today in 
1803 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled itself to be the final 
 interpreter of all constitutional issues.
1839 Mr. William S. Otis received a patent for the 
 steam shovel.
1863 Arizona was organized as a territory.
1903 In Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, an area was leased to the 
 U.S. for a naval base.
1925 A thermit was used for the first time. It was used 
 to break up a 250,000-ton ice jam that had clogged 
 the St. Lawrence River near Waddington, NY.
1938 The first nylon bristle toothbrush was made. It was 
 the first time that nylon yarn had been used commercially.
1942 The U.S. Government stopped shipments of all 12-gauge 
 shotguns for sporting use for the wartime effort.
1945 During World War II, the Philippine capital of Manilla, 
 was liberated by U.S. soldiers.
1956 The city of Cleveland invoked a 1931 law that barred 
 people under the age of 18 from dancing in public 
 without an adult guardian.
1987 An exploding supernova was discovered in the Large 
 Magellanic Cloud galaxy.
1988 The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a $200,000 award to 
 Rev. Jerry Falwell that had been won against "Hustler" 
 magazine. The ruling expanded legal protections for 
 parody and satire.
1989 Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini sentenced Salman 
 Rushdie to death for his novel "The Satanic Verses". 
 A bounty of one to three-million-dollars was also put 
 on Rushidie's head.
1989 A United Airlines 747 jet rips open in flight killing 
 9 people. The flight was from Honolulu to New Zealand.
1997 The U.S. The Food and Drug Administration named six 
 brands of birth control as safe and effective "morning-after" 
 pills for preventing pregnancy.
2008 Cuba's parliament named Raul Castro president. His 
 brother Fidel had ruled for nearly 50 years.
2014  smiled.


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