Originally Posted by sirex
i dont understand.... he has to answer the secret question lol... hows he going to do that?
A significant proportion of people provide answers that happen to be easy to guess. Maybe not the OP, or many savvy people but the general average Joe(lene)
Eg - What is your mother's maiden name.
Well if the target of the scam happens to be brown, try Kaur or Kumar, and you might just strike it lucky. If they're white try Smith or Brown. There are actually people who have nothing better to do all day that to keep on trying this with different accounts until they find one that works...
It's just statistics combined with very large numbers of unaware internet users