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Todd Dills

The gullible 3.2 million

| November 16, 2007

You may ask yourself, as you’re deleting yet another junk e-mail about a foreign-lottery windfall, “How many people actually would fall for this?” Well, the Federal Trade Commission has an answer for you: approximately 3.2 million Americans, according to its recent consumer fraud survey, announced here.

The invaluable Snopes.com offers this fine explanation of the foreign-lottery scam.

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