Glenn Beck: Nigerian email scam nets 400k


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Woman out $400K to 'Nigerian scam' con artists

GLENN: You know, if you had a bank document that said, "The transaction you have with this bank is nothing but legal," shouldn't that be a red flag that's probably not legal and there's something shady going on? You know, when you're performing transactions with the ever popular Central Bank of Nigeria? Kind of a clue, am I being suckered here. I mean, the king of Nigeria has left, I mean, isn't that scam the biggest scam out there? I'm trying to -- I mean, that's like doing business with a guy whose actual name is Three Card Monte. Maybe it's just me. Now, all right. So the transaction you have with this bank is nothing but legal, tip number one. Tip number two, Central Bank of Nigeria. And tip number three, they are asking you to wire over a two year period over $400,000 to this crazy bank and they have given you nothing in return. All so you can get a piece of the fortune of your long lost grandfather in Nigeria. I'm thinking the warning bells go off but maybe it's just me. Well, according to Janella Spears, we should check if it's the same Spears family.

She's a nurse who teaches CPR and she's a minister who has married many couples. She couldn't believe that they knew her grandfather's name. Now, usually if you go, isn't your grandfather's name Ed? I'm like, are you kidding me? Hang on, let me wire half a million dollars to you. I mean, if you know my papa's name, then I just start bleeding cash but maybe that's just me. Spears said she doesn't think she's a sucker or an easy mark. She just got sucked into an elaborate scam. Janella, you might want to reevaluate that assessment. I'm just saying. What happened is Janella opened up her e-mail one day and little did she know it would change her life. The picture's a familiar one. Well, fairly familiar at the most. Apparently not so much to general Nell. Your grandfather, J. B. Spears, has left tens of millions of dollars behind. Just send us some money to help release the funds and we'll give you $20 million for your trouble. They also told her that George W. Bush and FBI director Robert Mueller, spelled wrong, spelled M-U-L-L-E-R were involved. But why would you check that on the Internet? I guess at no point would Janella Spears think, hmmm. Why wouldn't George W. Bush just send them $100 if he wanted his share of pop pop's fortune? Instead she was thinking, gosh, this administration is so stupid. Even if free money is staring them right in the face, they screw it up. Little me, Janella Spears. You know, I don't need help with this complicated transaction; all I do is send them money? Boy, what idiots.


Well, she sent $100 and she thought, this is going to be the easiest $20 million I've ever met. At least I think that's what she must have been thinking. But her luck was about to get even bigger. As soon as she transferred that $100, the amount she was going to receive jumped from $20 million to $26.6 million. Oh, my gosh! These Nigerians are so generous. She kept getting promises of bigger, bigger payments as long as she sent them money and so she kept doing it. She kept sending the money because "They kept telling me the next payment would be the last one and they said the money was inbound." She kept paying for two years. Everyone she knew, including law enforcement officials warned her this was a scam. I'll bet you her dog knew as well. But Spears, no word yet on relation to Britney Spears but I wouldn't doubt it, said she wouldn't listen. When she doubted the scam, the scammers boosted her confidence with -- and try not to laugh here because general Nell has feelings. The scammers boosted her confidence with letters from the president of Nigeria. Well, you don't think that. FBI director, still spelled wrong, Muller, and President George W. Bush himself. Yes, general Nell, George W. Bush is writing you letters encouraging you to wipe out you and your husband's retirement accounts so you can keep sending money to Nigeria. For two years she sent tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars to the scammer. T

he total ended up to be $400,000. The only reason she stopped, the Oregon Department of Justice accidentally stumbled onto the scam in progress. They were investigating another fraud case when they noticed somebody sending $144,000 to Nigeria in three weeks. They threatened to charge her with a crime if she didn't stop. She went, "Okay." That finally did the trick and now some guy in Nigeria is sitting on almost half a million dollars just from her. So what is it that we're supposed to learn from this, I guess? That greed is good? Greed blinded her. It's what caused her to dump almost her entire savings out the window. Greed. It's unbelievable -- hang on just a second. I'm getting -- hang on. I'm getting an e-mail here. I was going to say it's unbelievable... dear Glenn, we need your help. A prince left me $400 gazillion. I need you to send me $100 and for your trouble, I'll give you $22 of the $400 gazillion. Hmmm. Should I trust this? Along with the $22 gazillion, I will also send you The Christmas Sweater that you lost when you were a young boy. Holy cow, they knew about the Christmas Sweater. How could you possibly know about that? "How much money do you possibly need? Glenn." Yeah, I'm sorry. What was I saying?

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin is facing several charges for his role in the death of George Floyd. But attorney Andrew Branca, who specializes in self-defense law, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain exactly what must be proven in order for those charges to stand.

Did Chauvin act reasonably in the context of the entire situation? Were his actions directly responsible for Floyd's death, or could it be blamed on factors beyond Chauvin's control?

Branca also argued that the prosecutor committed misconduct serious enough for a potential appeal, how political tension makes it "impossible" for a fair trial, why he would vote not guilty, and what sentence Chauvin is facing if the actual jury disagrees.

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From food and job shortages to the prices of building materials "skyrocketing," the world is currently moving into what could be the "perfect storm" for politicians to push for a universal basic income, explained Glenn Beck on the radio program.

"We really need to look at the economy and be prepared for what is coming," Glenn said. "I feel like my job is to warn you of the things that are coming and, when I can, give you ways to navigate around. But at least so you can hear the warning and decide yourself what you're going to do with that."

Glenn explained that now, for the first time, there is a shortage of starter homes and building supplies just as increasing numbers of millennials are in the market. Also, analysts are predicting that shortages of food items and products such as pork, polystyrene, and chlorine could send prices soaring. Then there's the matter of unemployment, kicked off by the COVID-19 pandemic and likely to worsen because of the technological revolution, there are going to be fewer and fewer jobs for people to do.

"We are creating this perfect storm, right now, where universal basic income is going to be embraced by people," Glenn warned. "It's just this nasty cycle that we're beginning, and we're watching it unfold right in front of us."

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More than 100 business leaders and CEOs from some of the world's largest corporations recently met during a Zoom meeting to discuss how they can band together to fight "election integrity laws," like the voting law recently passed in Georgia.

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck explained how this government-corporation partnership is not only proof of fascism, but it is also demonstrative of how our lives will be under The Great Reset: government and large corporations will work together to set the rules, and the freedoms of the individual American will be squashed.

"I want you to understand ... everything that they have ever said about, 'oh, it's a conspiracy theory' about The Great Reset, you can throw that in the garbage now," Glenn began. "Something happened this weekend that is absolutely unprecedented. I have done this job, for ... I don't even know how many years, almost 50 years, and I've never seen anything like this.

"People that were on the [Zoom] call, they talked about potential ways to show how they opposed the legislation, including ... delaying investments in states. That's blackmail," Glenn continued.

"So these corporations, they're going to act as a — what? A secondary government? ... I don't know. I didn't elect the CEO of Merck. Did you?" he said.

"Corporations [are] openly meeting and coordinating efforts to change laws," Glenn added. "This is fascism, guys! Fascism is when government and corporations work hand in hand. That is fascism."

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A virus has escaped the university labs and is super-spreading through our culture. It's called Critical Race THEORY and what used to be a fringe topic in the academic world is now a dangerous Marxist REALITY infecting our public schools where students are taught the U.S. is a "parasitic system" based on the "invasion" of "white male settlers."

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how some teachers are being instructed to "cash in on kids' inherent empathy" in order to train them to become "activist intellectuals," starting as early as first grade.

CRT is an absolute toxin to America and Glenn warns that in just one generation the Constitution, freedom, and true equality will be totally destroyed. Yet, any opposition to the spread of this disease is shouted down as racism and bigotry. If Critical Race Theory is not already in your local school curriculum, it will be soon.

Joined by Asra Nomani, Vice President for Strategy and Investigations at Parents Defending Education, Glenn arms you with the facts about CRT so you can stand up to this tyranny in your community.

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