By falling for the “419″ scams. I wrote in a previous post about how trusting adults are on the internet. Now I have some numbers to share with you on the subject. According to Ultrascan, a Dutch company, $9.3 billion was lost due to “419″ scams that originated from 152 countries (the majority of the scams came from Nigeria). You might think that the numbers may be declining because people are becoming more aware of scams, but this is not so. Sadly, the numbers increased from 2008 meaning we are not learning from our mistakes. In 2008 the loss stood More >