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Burger King's Left-Handed Whopper Hoax, 1998
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Baby Yoga, aka Swinging Your Kid Around Your Head
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Script of Casablanca rejected, 1982
The Stone-Age Tasaday Hoax, 1971
Snowball the Monster Cat, 2000
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
The Nigerian Bank Scam
For more info about the Nigerian Bank Scam, check out Douglas Cruickshank's article in Salon from August 2001 in which he delved into the strange, seductive poetry of the Bank Scam missives. David Emery also had a piece about them in SF Gate in March 2002, while Ian Kaplan has collected many examples of the scam. Finally, the Embassy of Nigeria actually has a statement on its website from the Central Bank of Nigeria warning people about the swindle.
Categories: Con Artists, Email Hoaxes
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 19, 2002
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