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DW fell for the Nigerian scam and sent the scammer thousands of dollars. ( A fuller account is here http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=26793376&sort=who... ). She is a true believer and to this day thinks she will receive money from Africa. But my tax question is whether any of this -- the amount is now up to 70K -- can count for anything in terms of a tax loss, or do I just have to suck it up?

--SirTas
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