Email scams, he still trying to play them.

Canada
March 31, 2011 4:21pm CST
I can hear my roommate on the phone right now with a scammer, the scammer is claiming that someone will be bringing trunks of money to the air port for pickup. Typical scam, I can't believe he's still going for these things. My roommate says he'll never pay any money up front, good for him, but come on, this is getting out of hand. I'm glad he's not using my laptop anymore, he causes too much trouble for the one he's using as it is. It was my old one and now I'm selling it to him. But he still thinks he's going to make money from these scammers, no matter how many times he's gone through it and found that each and every one has been a scam. What I don't understand is why he continues going on like this, when he loses out every time. He spends money to get documentation printed out and returned to these idiots, they have his personal information and can use it any which way they'd like. After being taken for a fool once, why would he continue to do this to himself? Is it stupidity? Foolishness? Selfishness? Or all of it? I guess I'll never know.
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• Canada
31 Mar 11
Is he some kind of addict? Some peopke are addicted to casinos, some are addicted to the lotto, could he be addicted to these scams, as a kind of gambling addiction?
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• Canada
31 Mar 11
I think you hit the nail on the head! Sure seems like it to me. He's a scam addict. Don't know why I never thought of it that way, but it does make sense.
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@GardenGerty (104062)
• United States
1 Apr 11
Makes sense to me. We were "opportunity" addicted for a long time, and I think hubby still would be. It has cost us so much money.
• United States
1 Apr 11
I suppose he still has wishful thinking and hoping one of them will pan out. I am with you I can't take a chance with any of them, I would be afraid of identity theft or scam me out of money. He really should be careful and not risk learning out of a bad lesson.