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Old 02-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #76
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the original scam:

approached by a guy in black " Do you take this woman ..."







(please don't tell my wife I just posted that ...)

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:11 PM   #77
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oh and I treat any unsolicited email or snail mail or phone call as a scam.

I give out zero info to people who call me. amazing how people will call you at work and try and get info on your IT structure.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #78
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the original scam:

approached by a guy in black " Do you take this woman ..."







(please don't tell my wife I just posted that ...)
....

-how much will you give us to stay quiet?-
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #79
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-how much will you give us to stay quiet?-
well, it certainly can't be more than 1/2 ...
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:17 PM   #80
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What's that line that Daffy Duck says? "I'm rich! I'm rich! I'm a wealthy miser!"

Well, today is my lucky day. I may never have to work another day in my life.

Here's the letter I received today in an email....


Dear Friend,

My name is James Farid, the branch manager of my bank here. On a routine inspection I discovered a dormant account with a base of $ 15,000,000.00 (fifteen million U.S. dollars). On further investigation I also discovered that the owner of the account died with his wife and their only daughter in a car accident along the city of Cotonou - Seme express way.

He died leaving no beneficiary to the account, my research and review of the account opening file proved that his supposed next of kin died with him in an accident, the bank will approve this money to any foreigner who has information about the account, which I will give to you, because the former operator of this account was a foreigner.

So I need your full cooperation in this transaction, I will provide all the necessary information needed in order to claim this money, but you have to send me your information so that I will trust you for that matter, your full name and address including your contact phone / fax number and occupation.

All I require is your honest cooperation and trust worthy to enable us make this great benefiting transaction successfully. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Upon receipt of your reply via my email address: james.farid@bxxxxil.org I will put things into action immediately. I would appreciate an urgent response indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction successfully.

I eagerly await your response.

Sincerely,

Mr. James Farid.
TEL: +2xxxxx615825



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Old 05-17-2012, 05:38 AM   #81
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:08 PM   #82
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Never pay upfront for work and always go with the contractor when he needs materials to make sure he's not overcharging. This is how I was ripped off and never heard from the contractor again.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:15 PM   #83
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That stupid microsoft one has made its way round the world and back again. I hadn't heard from him in a while, but they're back
If I'm in the mood I will turn it around on him.
When I asked him to explain very specifically how he thinks he knows My computer has a virus, he gets annoyed and says he's going to shut me down. Ask him how he's going to do that and they just hang up on you.
. Sometimes a really loud burst from a shrill whistle will do the trick
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:31 AM   #84
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Yeah, I cannot believe how many idiot spammers come to this thread and try to spam us! This and the Spam thread! Now, if they were SMART, the BEST way to get their spam on this forum would be to ***YOU WISH!***

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Thanks Danger. Where would we be without you watching our backs?
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What do they do, google the word 'spam' and this thread comes up in the search?

A few years ago I started a thread here with the title, "How to make money at home" (or something like that).

Remember that DM? You guys had to change the title because it attracted too many spammers.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:13 AM   #87
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Remember that DM? You guys had to change the title because it attracted too many spammers.
Yup! It's so obvious that all they need to do to spam us here is *pssp psst psp psssst* you know? Then the moderators couldn't do a darn thing about it and I'd have to give up and quit!

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Don't know if this has been posted before, it didn't come up on "search". About 3 times a week, I get a call from "card services" They offer to lower your credit card interest. They are just after your numbers. According to authorities, no such company even exists. They are so sophisticated, they can't even be traced. They have a computer program that will make a local number show on caller ID.
They are still making the calls and our AG says no one can catch them.
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I got at least 3 calls from them last week. "Hello! This is Rachel from Card Services....".

With technology changing so fast, maybe someday there will be a way to reach our hands through the phone lines and choke the morons making these calls.
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I got at least 3 calls from them last week. "Hello! This is Rachel from Card Services....".

With technology changing so fast, maybe someday there will be a way to reach our hands through the phone lines and choke the morons making these calls.
A high pitched whistle may make them regret dialing you.

I was giving the microsoft guy a hard time so he threatened to shut my computer down. When I laughed at him he just hung up and I haven't heard from them again since

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