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Makes sense when you look at it that way..

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Redneck Rebel, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Redneck Rebel

    Redneck Rebel Monkey++

    Never really thought those scammers did things the way they do for a reason, just figured it was a lack of intelligence or grasp of the English language.

    "Far-fetched tales of West African riches strike as comical," wrote principal researcher, Cormac Herley in the study. "Our analysis suggests that is an advantage to the attacker, not a disadvantage.”
    “Since his attack has a low density of victims, the Nigerian scammer has an over-riding need to reduce the false positives. By sending an email that repels all but the most gullible, the scammer gets the most promising marks to self-select, and tilts the true to false positive ration in his favor.”
  2. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

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