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The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
'Solar Armor' freezes man in Nevada Desert, 1874
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Man flies by own lung power, 1934
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
No Monkey
Call this the Cameroon Monkey Scam. The scammers bait victims online with the promise of a budget-priced monkey. Only $50. So you send in your money. But then, oh, by the way, you also need to pay for a cage, as well as a monkey license, and shots. By the time it's all over you've spent hundreds of dollars. A Battle Creek, Michigan woman fell for the scam. Finally she went to the police who told her, sorry, you've lost your money and you're not getting a monkey. [wzzm13]
Categories: Scams
Posted by The Curator on Wed Aug 21, 2013
Comments (1)
I grew up in Battle Creek, but haven't lived there in over 20 years. I was wondering if I might know this woman, but saw she was 25, meaning she was born the year I graduated high school. Not likely I know her.
Posted by Tah  in  Idaho (Yes, Idaho)  on  Thu Aug 22, 2013  at  09:51 PM
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