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Mother-of-three Samantha Brownlaw lost $10,000 and almost became homeless after falling for an internet scam.

Just months after losing most of her possessions in a house fire, Ms Brownlaw got caught in an inheritance con after she went online to research her family tree.

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,20779738-3102,00.html

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People are still falling for those 419 scam thingys? You'd think people, even desperate people, would know by now. [Roll Eyes]

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At least she learned enough not to take the "business opportunity" selling cocaine. I know it's unfortunate but that part was quite funny. How on earth do you end up getting stalked by an online cocaine dealer?
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There's even a noce plug for snopes in the comments section. Hopefully that might help other people not fall into the same trap

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