Most of us are aware of family squabbles that can occur after the death of a patriarch or his spouse. The kids fight over money – who gets what share of the inheritance? The results can be broken relationships and family splits. It’s always all about the money.
People who devise scams are after money, too. They want to get some of yours, and package their swindle plan to attract certain folks who are of the “quick buck” mentality. Some of their tricks appear plausible, and the better these people are at that, the more they can swipe from the gullible.
By now, most people are aware of the Nigerian email fraud in which someone sends a note claiming discovery of a hoard of money, and that if you’ll send him some earnest money to bribe foreign officials, he’ll get the funds released and share the spoils with you. It’s difficult to believe that anyone would fall for that scheme, but apparently it works because the proposal keeps rearing its ugly head. I still get emails of that sort every so often.