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Man Who Lost $3 million to African Scammers Refuses to Believe He's been Scammed

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posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 03:59 AM
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Have to sort of feel sorry for this old fella, he's lost every cent he had to scammers, but he's so delusional that he has been soliciting others for money to send to the scammers!

Consumer Protection have taken the unusual, but necessary step in naming him, so people are aware of who he is...


“It’s extremely sad that Peter Kleinig has lost his life savings and refuses to accept that he is at the centre of an investment fraud,” Mr Hillyard said.
“However, when the actions of a victim present a financial risk to other members of the community, authorities have a responsibility to step in to protect the public. That’s why we have entered into this court-enforceable undertaking.”


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Getting on my soapbox a bit here, this kind of behaviour is actually a lot more common than most would think, maybe not this extreme, but definitely a worryingly amount, no matter what evidence or proof is presented, one still refuses to believe it..





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posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 04:08 AM
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I got caught up in a Nigeria scam.. he bought a car from me, left a deposit and didn't return for 6 months. Obviously I couldn't store a car for this long for someone and disposed of it. He took me to court and cost me £2500.
He was a scumbag that knew how the law worked here.. anyone in my position would have done the same.

Although slightly different from these other evil bastards that completely clean people out of their savings.. They honestly should be rounded up and serve hard labour until they pay back the people they scammed..
I know there is a naivety and stupidity in giving these people money, they are still preying on vulnerable people and it's not right..



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 04:14 AM
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a reply to: Misterlondon

It's easy to be fooled, and they come at you from every angle too

What's the saying, fool me once...these scammer must LOVE this guy.



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 04:58 AM
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I stay far away from anything to do with Nigeria, period. I get e mails all the time about investments, land and the all time favorite, the Nigerian who is willing to give me half his fortune, if I'll just send him a few hundred. One of my favorites is, a letter from the "FBI" saying it's ok to invest with these guys, spelling mistakes and all. lmao. You gotta be seriously gullible to fall for that one.
I always go by "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is".
How could someone that gullible ever save 3 million?



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 05:06 AM
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originally posted by: DAVID64

How could someone that gullible ever save 3 million?


Makes ya wonder.



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 05:33 AM
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originally posted by: DAVID64

How could someone that gullible ever save 3 million?


He probably worked is arse off for decades.. just goes to show, work Smarter not harder



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 05:50 AM
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well finally someone helped out that poor nigerian prince!



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 06:25 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

Um, he lost $3 million.

That's not smarter



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 06:31 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

These scammers are just as bad as criminals who take a life. They knowingly steal someone's hard earned money and life savings without an ounce of remorse. It's just despicable and ruthless!

I never answer long distance calls, or if I get a call and someone starts trying to sell me something, I just hang up! (Sometimes they get a mouth full from me and than I hand-up) I also delete any e-mail from unknown senders.

I'm getting sooooo sick and tired of the enormous amounts of junk mail I receive in my mail box, spam email, phone solicitations, online and TV advertisements! People just can't walk into a business and solicit a product and ask for donations, or we would be arrested. So why do our slime ball politicians who are supposed to protect the rights of citizens, allow businesses and scammers to solicit us in the privacy of our own homes!



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 06:42 AM
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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: FamCore

Um, he lost $3 million.

That's not smarter


That's my point.. you can work hard your whole life but lose it all in a moment. The scammer worked 'smarter' (it was predatory, but apparently smart enough to work), and got a lump-sum $3 milliion all at once.

His situation is a testament to "work smarter, not harder" because he f***ed up



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 06:52 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

im just writing to compare Marvin the Martian pictures

the most epic character ever created.

My grandad always send s £5 cash in the post to charities that send him a free pen- he feels he needs to owe them something
soon this generation will die out and be left with people a bit more up-beat to digital world and fraud.



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 06:54 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

Ah ok, I get you now.



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 07:28 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Sounds like the gop and dnc loyalist voters , LOL.

People dont like to admit when they have been scammed.


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posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus


Getting on my soapbox a bit here, this kind of behaviour is actually a lot more common than most would think, maybe not this extreme, but definitely a worryingly amount, no matter what evidence or proof is presented, one still refuses to believe it..

You might be surprised how often this happens with people and their computers. I get several calls a month from people who have been the target of online or phone scams. Some take the final bait. Some don't. More than once, I have had people swear up and down it could not be a scam, and they were going back to the scammer instead of me, or another tech. It usually isn't long before they're calling back with the realization they've been taken for hundreds of dollars, and more in some cases. It's sad, but people hate admitting they've had the wool pulled over their eyes. It's embarrassing, but none of us are immune. Proof of that is in Washington DC and New York city.



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus


Ummm...it's only easy to be fooled if you play the fool...I approach all internet/mail requests in the same fashion...they're all scams...

Case in point...My sister fell for that Nigerian scam about sending x amount to receive millions when it first came out...
I begged and pleaded with her not to do it that it was a scam...
She wrote them a check for $15,000 dollars...After never hearing from them again she brought it up to me...I simply asked her how it felt to have supported terrorists...Of course then the self indignation was heaped on me...I was the bad guy because I tried to convince her to keep her money in her account...

She didn't speak to me for years after that...

I think it's a genetic thing...My mom was the same way...except her fave scammers were the evangelists...I've since trained her out of that...Now she always asks my opinion about any mail or internet traffic that promises claims...Of course my response is always the same...to the shredder/delete button...and post haste...

I think I must have been adopted...I've always been a creature of logic and common sense...and there I shall remain...




YouSir



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 09:54 AM
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These people usually pray on the elderly. They also pray on people's inherent greed.

It isn't just Nigerians but most scammers all the way up to folks like Madoff. They make people think they are going to get something for nothing. Nigerians say you will get $1 million for simply sending me $5k. Madoff says you will get 15% return every year.

Nothing is free. There are no free lunches. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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The biggest scammers are preachers though...



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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Greetings-

An honest person doesn't get scammed. This guy got duped for $3M due to His own GREED. He started out w/$3M isn't that enough????
How many folks would be 'content' w/$3M?

He wanted MORE, MORE and MORE..

I just hope now that He has what he NEEDS. (Want v. Need)

GREED is NOT a NEED!

namaste



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

Guys, I have a fool-proof way to ensure you don't fall for any scams. PM me your bank and identity details and I'll send you this secret information - but for a limited time only. ACT NOW! Your future depends on it.



posted on Apr, 6 2016 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: dogstar23

I have read enough of your posts to know that you are legit! I for one do not want to get scammed, seen it happen too many times to friends and family. I've sent the details you asked for, hopefully it will be good info that I can help prevent the ones I love from being scammed again.



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