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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1545 on: August 31, 2013, 01:42:10 PM »
This morning's e-mail-
from Khama-
ok.

 Dear, I am presently in a refugee camp in Burkina Faso, I write to know if you can provide a bank account for receipt of $5million at your end, your cooperation will be compensated. Till I hear from you.

That was it.  No other words or anything.

I better get hopping on getting him or her that bank account!
                                                                                 
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1546 on: August 31, 2013, 01:46:47 PM »


This morning's e-mail-
from Khama-
ok.

 Dear, I am presently in a refugee camp in Burkina Faso, I write to know if you can provide a bank account for receipt of $5million at your end, your cooperation will be compensated. Till I hear from you.

That was it.  No other words or anything.

I better get hopping on getting him or her that bank account!
                                                                               

Am I the only one who read the name of the sender as Karma and thought, "Well, THAT'S ironic!"   ;D

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1547 on: August 31, 2013, 01:50:16 PM »
We were meeting some neighbors, and getting a tour of their house. When we got to the husband's study, I looked at a clown painting and said, "Is that a Gacy?"

It was, and I scored big points with him by recognizing it.

In all honesty, I think that might belong in the gross out thread.

Is there an "I'm out the door NOW!" thread? Because that's where I'd be!
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1548 on: August 31, 2013, 03:09:28 PM »
I am so envious of all of you because I never get offered millions. What I get are "local sluts" and "$1,000" direct deposit money (that I have to pay back, though they are generous with the five-year repayment policy) and "sexy housewives [that] are dying to meet me." *sigh* I really must take some time out from all those sluts and offer my bank up for those Nigerian millions.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1549 on: September 03, 2013, 09:43:35 AM »
I just heard this story on the news. Women Sell Positive Pregnancy Tests on Craigslist]

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Pregnant women across the country have taken to Craigslist to sell positive pregnancy tests for about $25 a pop.
Some ads suggest buyers use the tests to finally get longtime boyfriends to propose. Others suggest pranking mom and dad. And one even suggests asking for money for an abortion and then using it to go on vacation.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1550 on: September 03, 2013, 09:55:40 AM »
I just heard this story on the news. Women Sell Positive Pregnancy Tests on Craigslist]

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Pregnant women across the country have taken to Craigslist to sell positive pregnancy tests for about $25 a pop.
Some ads suggest buyers use the tests to finally get longtime boyfriends to propose. Others suggest pranking mom and dad. And one even suggests asking for money for an abortion and then using it to go on vacation.

Wow.  Just wow.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1551 on: September 03, 2013, 11:05:33 AM »
I just heard this story on the news. Women Sell Positive Pregnancy Tests on Craigslist]

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Pregnant women across the country have taken to Craigslist to sell positive pregnancy tests for about $25 a pop.
Some ads suggest buyers use the tests to finally get longtime boyfriends to propose. Others suggest pranking mom and dad. And one even suggests asking for money for an abortion and then using it to go on vacation.

I heard about that.  My first thought was "wow, that's AWFUL!"

Unfortunately my second thought was "and if I were pregnant, I might do that too..."


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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1552 on: September 03, 2013, 12:26:33 PM »
I remember stealing a pack of gum from the local store when I was five.  In my defense, I didn't think of it as stealing - I wanted it, my mother wouldn't buy it for me, so the choice to my childish mind was obvious.  :)

When my mother discovered it and knew darned well how I'd gotten it, she marched me back to the store to apologize to the manager.  I've never forgotten that.

Topic:  I was walking down the street the other day, happily listening to music on my iPhone, when a panhandler stopped me by yelling at me, then waving her hand in front of my face when I didn't hear her.  I ... did not react well.

I remember when I was maybe 5 or 6, I went to the store with my mom and sister. I was told that I could spend $5. I found a makeup kit I really wanted that was $10. No amount of begging could persuade them to give me $10. Finally I took the price tag off a $5 makeup kit and put it on the $10 item, and told my mom that I had found something I wanted for only $5. Naturally my mother caught onto my scheme and I did not get any makeup kit that night.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1553 on: September 03, 2013, 01:18:09 PM »
I just heard this story on the news. Women Sell Positive Pregnancy Tests on Craigslist]

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Pregnant women across the country have taken to Craigslist to sell positive pregnancy tests for about $25 a pop.
Some ads suggest buyers use the tests to finally get longtime boyfriends to propose. Others suggest pranking mom and dad. And one even suggests asking for money for an abortion and then using it to go on vacation.

I heard about that.  My first thought was "wow, that's AWFUL!"

Unfortunately my second thought was "and if I were pregnant, I might do that too..."

Oh good, it's not just me.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1554 on: September 04, 2013, 09:29:54 PM »
Need to inspect your yard for snakes, ma'am.

Snake inspection scam

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1555 on: September 04, 2013, 09:35:29 PM »
Need to inspect your yard for snakes, ma'am.

Snake inspection scam
"Oh, we don't have any snakes.  The hawks take care of vermin like that." And they do!  We have a pair of redtails nesting in the neighborhood.  :) They've cleared out all the gophers/moles that used to infest the back yard, and I don't see nearly as many squirrels as we used to.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1556 on: September 04, 2013, 11:20:42 PM »
Need to inspect your yard for snakes, ma'am.

Snake inspection scam

Hopefully the scammers decide to try it up here.  We don't have venomous snakes up here.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1557 on: September 05, 2013, 10:47:12 AM »
This gem was in my inbox when I arrived at work today...complete with attachments (who opens those?)

Dear Sir/Madam,
     I am so glad send email to you.
     We are a manufacturer in China produce CAR RECORDER.
      The attach model is a very popular car recorder,with very good night vision,very high definition.Many car driver need them.Because it can recording any traffic accident,and by it can know who are responsible for the accident.
      For this one the sample price is 63$.Maybe you think it is expensive.I would like tell you a story:
      One day,when David drive his car go to have a important meeting,when he drive through a traffic lighter,a man by a motorcycle on front of his car,and this man drive the motorcycle slower on purpose,then let the motorcycle fall down on purpose,then roar David let David stop his car,say:"Your car hurt me."David said:"No,I am so slow,have not hurt you."But the man insist let David pay him some money for medical expenses,insist said David have let him bleed.David in order go to for the meeting on time.He pay the man 100$.Then the man permit David leave.
      It is a real story happed in our coutry.I think if David have this product,he no need pay 100$.He only need pay 63$ for the car DVR.
      The price for car DVR depends the IC and definition,like the DVR19S,the price for sample only need 26$.For mass products only need 16$. If you are a car supplier,it is a very good promostional gift.
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Any questions pls feel free to contact me .
Best regards,
   Cara
The price of Car DVR/Car black box/Car recorder most depends on the camera and the IC.
Gofuture Technology Co.,LTD
MSN:gofuture@hotmail.com
Skype Name:gofuturete

Add: 5/F,C2 Bldg,Jia'an Industrial Park,Shangchuan Road,No.72 District,Bao'an District,Shenzhen,China
P please consider the environment before printing this email .

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1558 on: September 05, 2013, 10:53:41 AM »
On the news last night, there have been reports around the Bay of thieves posing as "PG&E" workers.  They work in pairs - one distracts the homeowner(s) by telling them they have to check something at the side or back of the house, the other robs the place.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1559 on: September 05, 2013, 11:24:40 AM »
This gem was in my inbox when I arrived at work today...complete with attachments (who opens those?)

Dear Sir/Madam,
     I am so glad send email to you.
     We are a manufacturer in China produce CAR RECORDER.
      The attach model is a very popular car recorder,with very good night vision,very high definition.Many car driver need them.Because it can recording any traffic accident,and by it can know who are responsible for the accident.
      For this one the sample price is 63$.Maybe you think it is expensive.I would like tell you a story:
      One day,when David drive his car go to have a important meeting,when he drive through a traffic lighter,a man by a motorcycle on front of his car,and this man drive the motorcycle slower on purpose,then let the motorcycle fall down on purpose,then roar David let David stop his car,say:"Your car hurt me."David said:"No,I am so slow,have not hurt you."But the man insist let David pay him some money for medical expenses,insist said David have let him bleed.David in order go to for the meeting on time.He pay the man 100$.Then the man permit David leave.
      It is a real story happed in our coutry.I think if David have this product,he no need pay 100$.He only need pay 63$ for the car DVR.
      The price for car DVR depends the IC and definition,like the DVR19S,the price for sample only need 26$.For mass products only need 16$. If you are a car supplier,it is a very good promostional gift.
------------------
Any questions pls feel free to contact me .
Best regards,
   Cara
The price of Car DVR/Car black box/Car recorder most depends on the camera and the IC.
Gofuture Technology Co.,LTD
MSN:gofuture@hotmail.com
Skype Name:gofuturete

Add: 5/F,C2 Bldg,Jia'an Industrial Park,Shangchuan Road,No.72 District,Bao'an District,Shenzhen,China
P please consider the environment before printing this email .

Well, they may be scammers, but at least they're environmentally conscious scammers.  ;D
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