When you doubt your own intelligence

You should read news like this:

If you can read Vietnamese, go here.

If you can’t, well here’s a quick run through: So this lovely lady was given a 1 million US dollar note. Yup, one million, as in six zero’s. And she claimed it looks, and FEELS, just like the real thing. You can see the photos of that “artwork” by following the above link. And although she knew it was fake, she was kind of hanging on a a teeny-weeny glimpse of hope that IT. COULD. BE. REAL!

That’s not all, further along in the article, it told of another man who spent one hundred thousand US dollars to buy 42 of those 1-million dollar notes, plus many more ridiculously high valued currency from other countries. In short, he lost 100,000 USD for a heap of useless crap. Oh my!

I don’t feel so bad about my pea-sized brain right now. 🙂

~coral~

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3 thoughts on “When you doubt your own intelligence

  1. you’ll be surprise to see how many people fall for this kind of scams. I actually know one, desperate times call for desperate and stupid measures. I believe in the saying “if it’s too good to be true, it’s probably is”.

  2. yeah TT, I quote that saying a lot, too.
    Maybe i’m too skeptical but still, how would one expect to buy 42 million dollars with less than 1 hundred thousand dollars?!! If that’s not extreme greed that clouded their judgement, then I don’t know what is.

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