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Old 10th November, 2008, 05:54 PM
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Nigerian scammers use Facebook friends to steal money, Sophos reports

IT security and control firm Sophos is warning Facebook users to be wary of messages sent by friends requesting personal information or money.

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Old 10th November, 2008, 07:45 PM
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It's only a bit safer to wander the cyber world than it is to take a walk though a war torn country...

I look at this in two ways. The first and most obviouse is the moral side of things, it's wrong to lie and to steal...

The other way I see this poses more problems for me, Rather like the Pirate discussion thread a week or so back....

There I am with out a chance at a job or meaningful work....here you all are rich fat and happy! If I can get you to part this easily with your money it couldn't mean to you what it means to me and my kids!

How flattened does a man have to be before we no longer use a level to gage his actions? IS IT always wrong to steal...even when your kids are hungry?

Is there more than one way to see the peril here?
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I don't think they're stealing to feed children. Those who are starving are unlikely to even get near a computer, they should be so lucky.

Scammers getting busted in Nigeria:
YouTube - EFCC busts some Nigerian Scammers
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I'm using 64 bit Fedora Dan, which...sigh...can''t seem to run Flash...now had I run 32 bit Fedora....":O}
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I did! I did go there and I left my mark for...well for a reminder that you haven't quite finished it....":O}
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It's only a bit safer to wander the cyber world than it is to take a walk though a war torn country...

I look at this in two ways. The first and most obviouse is the moral side of things, it's wrong to lie and to steal...

The other way I see this poses more problems for me, Rather like the Pirate discussion thread a week or so back....

There I am with out a chance at a job or meaningful work....here you all are rich fat and happy! If I can get you to part this easily with your money it couldn't mean to you what it means to me and my kids!

How flattened does a man have to be before we no longer use a level to gage his actions? IS IT always wrong to steal...even when your kids are hungry?

Is there more than one way to see the peril here?
If your family and people are always hungry, maybe you would be better served learning how to farm or raise livestock rather than spend the time running scams. They somehow managed to sustain themselves before the internet was available to them..

I just don't think you would have the same acceptance of me or my brothers if you were one of the people we robbed because we tired of living poor..
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Your right I wouldn't ...unless you lived in Somalia. Then I would look for a way to understand why your doing what your doing and if you really have any choice.

Many starve in Somlia rather than to steal.. or to weak to steal.I would like to think I would be among those who die for their principles every day...but that's a lot to ask of me...yes?
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