A 22-year-old man from Southern Ontario says he owes his friends and family an astonishing CDN $150,000 after he fell victim to an international email scam.
Unemployed Canadian John Rempel told journalists that in 2007 he opened an email claiming that a distant relative had died in a terrorist bombing in London, England.
The scam, which was possibly related to one I reported on back in 2005, told Rempel that a victim of the London terror bombing had left CDN $12.8 million (approximately £7 million) to his next of kin.
Rempel was apparently fooled into believing that the email was legitimate as the “attorney” contacting him said he believed in God and was a regular churchgoer. The gullible 22-year-old did not hesitate in forwarding thousands of dollars in…
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