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Fake Photos of Very Large Animals
Taco Bells buys the Liberty Bell, 1996
The Instant Color TV Hoax, 1962
Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
A black lion: real or fake?
Lord Gordon-Gordon, robber of the robber barons, 1871
Swiss peasants harvest spaghetti from trees, 1957
The Cradle of the Deep, a literary hoax, 1929
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
Scammers vs. lawyers vs. bankers
It's kinda hard to know who, if anyone, to feel sympathy for here. (Thanks, Bob!)
Lawyer falls for Nigerian e-mail scam, sues Wells Fargo
bizjournals.com

An Edina law firm that lost nearly $400,000 in a Nigerian wire-fraud scam is claiming that Wells Fargo, which handled the fund transfers, should cover its losses. The Star Tribune reports on the lawsuit by Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, which three years ago received an e-mail from someone purporting to be a Korean woman who needed the firm's help to collect a settlement... In his suit, Robert Milavetz argues that Wells Fargo & Co. should have recognized the red flags involved.
Categories: Law/Police/Crime, Scams
Posted by The Curator on Wed Apr 11, 2012
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