“My work required everyone in our group to have security clearance. It was boring work and needed the most basic of clearances. On Wednesday, a coworker’s desk was completely cleaned out. We were told she lost her clearance and was fired. Weird. Her close friend later spilled all the beans on what went down. Turns out Sharon had met a man online, and the two of them were madly in love. And she cashed out her 401k, her life savings, and a second mortgage to send to him. She was only 67 years old.
To no one surprise, he was not a real person, and it was all a scam. He actually claimed he was royalty from Nigeria. The workplace found out when she started borrowing money from coworkers, and the news made its way to our boss. It was very sad but still! She was definitely around when the whole Nigerian email scam was around! She really should have known better.”