August 24th, 2011: In regards to yesterday's comic, a bunch of people emailed me to let me know this had been done on Derren Brown's show in the UK. So if you're in England, that's probably why the scam seemed familiar! On a similar theme, Wikipedia's List of Confidence Tricks makes for fascinating reading. After you're done with it you'll be better prepared to recognize some common scams! And ALSO, some ones that will only affect you if you are a prospective mine owner. – Ryan
December 5th: Last day that ALL US shipping methods are safe.
December 12th: Last day that to use USPS Priority or Express for international orders!
December 13th: Only USPS Priority Express or FedEx 2- for guaranteed Christmas delivery.
December 18th-December 19th: FedEx 2-Day and Overnight might work, but no promises!!
Here that is in GRAPHIC FORM!