"for from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.'" Mark 7:21-23
Have you ever received one of those e-mails from some unknown person in a country you've never heard of with an amazing story about how you can be the beneficiary of an extravagant amount of money in exchange for a small one? Of course you have. I can't imagine that there is anyone with an e-mail address that hasn't received one of these at least once.
Have you ever responded to one? Sent money? Oh, I pray not!
The 419 scam, as it is known, predates the internet by about a decade. But the world of e-mail has taken it to another level.
I read an article today in which a Nigerian official is quoted as saying that "People who send their money (in response to the scams) are as guilty as those asking them to send their money." His position is that the victims are only victims because they succumb to their own greed. He believes they should be jailed along with the scammers?
What do you think? Read the entire article here.