The Nigerian scam in all its forms is like a pandemic spreading throughout the world. It infests the internet, newspaper classifieds and any other “For Sale” medium. EBay customers for instance, lost millions of dollars a few years back. People with an expensive item for sale on EBay were contacted by a buyer living outside the USA. He would send these people cashiers checks to cover the purchase and freight cost. The victims were instructed to cash the checks and keep the purchase cost. They were then to forwarded the remainder of t he money via money gram to another person. Three weeks later, the victims found out the cashiers checks were bogus and had to stand good for the loss.
A writer who self publishes her books was also hit with the same type of scam. So to were victims of a newspaper classified ad. The ad ran as a help wanted ad. Victims of this scam thought they were being hired as telecommuting office managers or similar positions. They were then sent checks to cash. The victims were to keep ten percent as a processing fee and forward the rest to a third party. Again, the checks were bogus and the victims had to stand good for the money.
The older we get, the more excuses we make for not chasing after our dreams. But truth is, goals are attainable at any age.