I don't know that this was a Nigerian scam, ... This is a mutating form of extortion that has been going on since the 1970s. It used to be conducted through letters, but now with the Web, it's getting more sophisticated.
A scam carried out by our state government is no less a scam. And ads from the North Carolina Lottery Commission which will no doubt entice people to fork over hard-earned cash on empty promises of instant riches would conflict with our efforts to give readers honest and accurate information.
This was obviously a scam devised to get Indians to part with funds. Native Americans are new to dealing with politics and we are trying to build relationships so we can better our communities and our quality of life for our people. On this one issue of gaming we need a legislative fix.Cheryl Downing
It would be naive for a buyer to assume that's because it's a long way away that these vehicles haven't made it to our state. Likely there are less here than in areas close to New Orleans. But if you were a scam artist, why not go as far away as you can where they're not thinking about it.