Janella Spears claims to not be an "easy mark". She is a registered nurse, teaches CPR and is a reverend. Yet Spears, an apparent intelligent woman who has no relation to the famous pop star, fell for a Nigerian scam that left her $400,000 poorer.
Spears was fooled by an e-mail that claimed her grandfather had left her $20 million but to claim it she had to front some money first. When she grew suspicious, the scammers proceeded to fake documents from the FBI Director and President Bush.
Spears spent her husband's retirement money, mortgaged their house and took a lien out on their car despite warnings from law enforcement, family and friends about the scam. According to an undercover investigator, greed blinded Spears to the truth.