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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 13, March 26, 2006, Article 15

THE BILLION DOLLAR BOND SCAM

Regarding last week's story about the billion dollar bills,
Tom DeLorey writes: "The (insert Extremely Large Denomination
here) notes / bonds / whatevers are a Philippine version of
the old Nigerian oil money scam. Some fellow over there has
these "whatevers" that were hidden from the Japanese during
World War II and recently found, and he needs help from
somebody in the United States to cash them in. The helper
will receive a 20% commission for doing so, but there are
some trivial expenses that need to be met first, if you can
only send us $5,000????

We have had two potential victims come into the coin shop
asking if it could be true. One of them had a photocopy of
a $50,000,000 bond dated 1934 that was photoshopped together
including a portrait of President Grant from the $50 bill that
came out around 2001. Him we convinced. The other guy left
the shop still wanting to believe that he was going to make
all that commission....."

[The ones who came to the coin shop were the smart ones.
How many dummies actually fall for this scam?  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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