The Nigerian e-mail scam has been around for years, and most of us know not to fall for it.
You know the one where someone promises you hundreds of thousands of dollars if you'll only send them $1,000 to help free up the money. Sometimes its a businessman. Sometimes it's a prince who's trying to flee his homeland. But every time, it's a scam.
Well, a woman in Oregon is out about $400,000 after falling for the scam. Reportedly she kept sending money even after family and bank officials told her it was a scam, because she was obsessed with getting the payoff.
She mortgaged the house, borrowed against the family car and looted her husband's retirement account, according to reports
-- Lance Murray