So we’ve all gotten the emails from a rich Nigerian…
…looking to “transfer” funds to the US, and they need our help, right? Well meet the guy that fell for it, to the tune of $3 million!
From LA Times
UCI Psychiatrist Bilked by Nigerian E-Mails, Suit Says
Dr. Louis A. Gottschalk lost perhaps $3 million over 10 years in the scam, his son alleges in court documents.
By William Lobdell, Times Staff Writer
March 2, 2006
A renowned psychiatrist from UC Irvine was duped into squandering at least $1.3 million of his family’s fortune on a Nigeria Internet scam, according to a lawsuit recently filed by his son.
The son, also an Orange County doctor, said his father â€” Dr. Louis A. Gottschalk â€” gave as much as $3 million over a 10-year period in response to an Internet plea that promised the doctor a generous cut of a huge sum of cash trapped in African bank accounts in exchange for money advances.
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