Monday, July 03, 2006

While having a laugh at the ridiculous posts on some perpetual motion sites I came across a bloke who managed to scam another poster out of a few thousand dollars. This probably wasn't that hard as the targets of the scam are all gullible folk who think they can build a magic generator with a few magnets and a bike wheel.

The scammer convinced his target to buy him computer equipment and a shed all on the promise that he had a perpetual motion machine that needed just a little bit more work. Shortly after this the scammer was banned from the site. The free energy types don't like anyone that shakes up their fantasy world.

Although he was banned there are always more marks out there just waiting to hand over money for empty promises. I noticed that he has moved to another forum and started putting out a few feelers. I'm not sure if I should sit back and watch the scam unfold and enjoy it for its entertainment value, or if I should warn the gullible twats that they are being played.

Maybe I should respond to him and pretend I'm interested in his scam, that could prove interesting.

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2 Comments:

  • Go for it. These guys are usually so money hungry they'll swallow just about anything. It could prove to be very entertaining. :)

    By Anonymous vixenk, at 10 August 2006 at 7:01 pm  

  • My life would be complete if I could aquire my own hand carved Commodore 64 keyboard. Or at the very least a photo of the scammer holding a sign saying something about his mum.

    By Blogger Flit, at 11 August 2006 at 5:20 am  

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