They think we’re suckers

Circus impresario P.T. Barnum’s infamous quote apparently are words to live by if you’re trying to rip off people on the internet. They begin their e-mail pitches by posing as a friend or acquaintance. One of their more often used opening lines is “Hey Don” or “Hey Mary”, etc. They invite you into their web.
If only a small percentage of the recipients are fooled, the internet pirates have succeeded. Would that AOL, Yahoo or any of the others would devise a security system to block these con artists from using their sites. But until then, it’s up to individuals not to be one of those suckers born every minute.

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