How do you feel about internet scammers?

May 23, 2009 1:35pm CST
With the internet came the introduction and new cottage industry the dating scammer I was just wondering what people think of this... is it a crime? is it ok if they can get away with it? Is it ok if guys are stupid enough to send money to a total stranger? Or is it damaging the Philippines reputation.. Ive met around 5 scammers over the last couple of years the most recent the other day im not sure how they get hold of my yahoo half the time. But the point is they really dont care about the damage they do. A friend of mine was in a queue to collect a Western Union payment a while back and there was a girl in front of him with her boyfriend and 5 collection slips from different countries.. obviously all cash from her "online boyfriends".
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
23 May 09
Yes, it is really bad online scams are going blatantly unchecked by authority. Some countries just turn a blind eye on these cyber criminals, they collect payment from so many victims online by playing many different tricks, like dating, counterfeit check, money order, winning lottery prize, Ebay auction etc... and then they had their victims wire transfered through western union or money gram to their country mainly from UK, China, Canada , and eastern europe. Some of these scams are even considered legal in their country.