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Why People Still Fall for the Nigerian Email Scam

2017-03-17 30,414 1,537 1,711,335 YouTube

Brian stumbled onto the perfect get-rich-quick scheme! Then some men in suits showed up, and this informative episode is serving as Brian's community service. Hmm, maybe Jason was onto something... Extended Outtakes for this episode: https://youtu.be/eZrNLj4Hk7k ----------------------------------------------------------------- Additional Information The original Something Awful forum thread for the P-P-P-Powerbook: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=1016390&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=1 Article from The Guardian on Janella Spears, the 419 victim: https://theguardian.com/technology/2008/nov/15/internet-usa Every Day Is an Atheist Holiday by Penn Jillette: https://books.google.com/books?id=ADt_cfF0ubYC 419 Fraud Statistics, 2013: http://ultrascan-agi.com/public_html/html/pdf_files/Pre-Release- 419_Advance_Fee_Fraud_Statistics_2013-July-10-2014-NOT-FINAL-1.pdf The Secretly Smart Reason Scam Emails Are Poorly Written http://mentalfloss.com/article/82814/secretly-smart-reason-scam-emails-are-poorly-written ----------------------------------------------------------------- Patreon: https://patreon.com/modernrogue Discord (patron reward): https://discord.gg/modernrogue MR Articles: https://themodernrogue.com Outtakes & BTS: https://youtube.com/scamstuff Subreddit: https://modernrogue.reddit.com Merch: https://shop.themodernrogue.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/modernrogueshow Instagram: https://instagram.com/modernrogueshow Facebook: https://facebook.com/modernrogues ----------------------------------------------------------------- Music used in this episode: "Attila" by Mono:Massive https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/album/chillhop-essentials-spring-2017 "Crossing Paths" by Brock Berrigan https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/album/chillhop-essentials-spring-2017 "stryman" by baaskaT https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/album/chillhop-essentials-spring-2017 "Trinidad" by Ian Ewing https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/album/chillhop-essentials-spring-2017 ----------------------------------------------------------------- This episode was made with the help of: Brian Brushwood - host -- https://twitter.com/shwood Jason Murphy - host / research -- https://instagram.com/captainmurphy Brandt Hughes - camera operator / editor -- https://twitter.com/gatowag Bryce Castillo - camera operator / live audio engineer -- https://twitter.com/brycas