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Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Loch Ness Monster Hoaxes
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
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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