10 Surefire Ways For A Clown To Get Scammed

Other than your general net surfer, I believe there are 3 other distinct types of people online –

1. The internet has been a great source of income for many web-savvy entrepreneurs, opening up a whole new world of opportunity, just ready to be exploited.

2. Beneath them are the hard working middle class who put many long hours into web based projects, pouring their money and soul into their passion, only to see a tiny return on all that investment.

3. Lastly, there are some right clowns who come online, almost looking to get themselves scammed.

Here are the top 10 ways they achieve that aim –

  • They get excited about selling goods on eBay for more than they are worth and then post them to Nigeria
  • They pay for their Russian boyfriend girlfriend, who looks too good to be true, to get plane tickets and a visa so they can come and visit
  • They send thousands of dollars to a deposed prince of Sierra Leone who is just aching to give $millions to a complete stranger
  • They sign up to social networking sites and feel the need to share every last detail about their lives, including their social security number and inside leg measurement
  • They immediately confirm their bank details to their own bank because “the email told them to”
  • They look for work as envelope stuffers because they like the idea of spamming other people with the same “wonderful job offer”
  • They always carry their PIN number next to their credit card, just in case they forget it
  • They invest huge amounts of money into HYIPs because everyone makes money from them
  • They fly to Africa to collect a bride and a huge dowry, only to then wonder why they are collected from the airport by a group of strange men
  • They pay $150 for a laptop because the guy behind the scheme is standing as a politician and so must therefore be totally honest


Which type of internet user are you?

Are you online to make money or lose it?

A FOOL and his money are easily parted

Don’t be the clown!

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.


  1. I chose the word ‘clown’ as this is a spoof post, a joke designed to drive home a serious point. In other words, a little bit of situational comedy if you like, something I think real clowns excel at.

    It is certainly not a negative reference to real, entertaining clowns in any way. In fact I have great admiration for them and my children always laugh when we have seen them.

    On a more positive note, you have a great looking website Daluni, and anyone reading this who has a sense of humour would benefit from visiting it – http://clownflower.com

  2. You are offensive to real clowns. The word you need is “dolts” or “idiots”. Clowning is a rich art form with a long history and established traditions. A clown may appear stupid, but it’s just an act. The people you are talking about are genuinely stupid and not worthy of being labeled a clown.

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