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nutraxfornerves

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1785 on: October 11, 2013, 01:03:08 PM »
Posted to an online forum

Honey,

How are you doing in Life ,please check this Master Card Number below it belongs to my late father and i want to post the master credit card to you today so that you can help me withdraw all money inside from any atm card boot near you if only you can send me the diplomatic posting fees.

you can check the card validation number here in this link .

http://[removed]

Master Credit Card Number
[a bunch of numbers]
Amount total
US 5.8 Million
This credit card number is valid!

I am tired of living here in this Refugee camp and we just arrived here after living in several Refugee Camps all over the world which photos i will attached in my next mail and please kindly send me an email on[free email service]so that i can also send you my pictures and the photo scan copy of the master credit card.

The United Nation for Refugees Air bus can come any time and take us away from here to another location which we don't know and the sufferings continue no food no good water the place is full of mad people living like Cats and dogs .

Please wriite me fast on [free email service]

God Bless you.

Love From Prisca

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1786 on: October 11, 2013, 01:30:21 PM »
Too bad you couldn't get her to send you pictures.

I do wonder what good posting a credit card number to a forum might do. I am at a loss as to how it'd help the person make off with money.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1787 on: October 11, 2013, 01:45:21 PM »
I think it's the bit about "you must send the diplomatic posting fees".
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1788 on: October 11, 2013, 01:55:10 PM »
I think it's the bit about "you must send the diplomatic posting fees".

I suppose! But I guess once I got the $5.8 million from the ATM (ha!), I'd be happy to send those, whatever they are.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1789 on: October 11, 2013, 02:50:39 PM »
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$9.2 MILLION DOLLARS ...

JUST RECONFIRM YOUR DELIVERY ADDRESS AND
 THE ABOVE INFO AND HE WILL PROCEED WITH THE DELIVERY TO YOUR DOORSTEP.

Ooh, I would be so tempted to send him my address (the one I "share" with the local police department). It would be even better if I could arrange a specific time, then sit outside and wait for the entertainment to begin.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1790 on: October 11, 2013, 02:55:50 PM »
Too bad you couldn't get her to send you pictures.

I do wonder what good posting a credit card number to a forum might do. I am at a loss as to how it'd help the person make off with money.
Well, you can't withdraw the money from the ATM without the physical card.  So you need to send her money so she can use some sort of "diplomatic posting" to send you the card. I'll bet those fees really add up.

There is another similar scam where you have won a lottery you never entered & they are going to pay you with an ATM card. After you send the "fee" (by Western Union, of course) they may even send you a card. But something is wrong, the card doesn't work. Well, for an additional fee, w'll send a replacement...

This one's going to appeal to the gullible and greedy. Why should I try to use the number to buy a new iPhone online, when I can just get the card, withdraw the money and (hee! hee! hee!) run off without ever sending her a penny?

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1791 on: October 11, 2013, 02:58:22 PM »
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$9.2 MILLION DOLLARS ...

JUST RECONFIRM YOUR DELIVERY ADDRESS AND
 THE ABOVE INFO AND HE WILL PROCEED WITH THE DELIVERY TO YOUR DOORSTEP.

Ooh, I would be so tempted to send him my address (the one I "share" with the local police department). It would be even better if I could arrange a specific time, then sit outside and wait for the entertainment to begin.
One of my favorite scambaits was the guy who got the scammer to call the Federal Police in Tijuana, Mexico and say "No tengo [Spanish slang for "testicles"].

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1792 on: October 11, 2013, 06:54:02 PM »
I used to have this friend who was a single mom of two kids, disabled and unable to work, and her ex-husband seldom paid his child support.  She lived in Florida, I'm in New England.  She used to ask to borrow money for this or that; food stamps don't come until next week, can you loan me $50 until then, that sort of thing.

For a while, she was good about paying me back.  But then, she started asking for money before she paid back the last "loan".  I kept giving it to her, because I felt sorry for her.  Then one day, she called me, at 6AM on a Saturday, pleading for money to pay her electric bill, or else they'd be shutting it off that day.  Where I live, they don't do shutoffs on weekends, but maybe they do down there.  I PayPaled her the money, about $100, just to get her out of my hair and go back to sleep.

That turned out to be the last money she ever got from me.  She posted on some message board about how she had just gotten a flat-screen TV and signed up for Verizon FiOS with all the channels.  Really?  You can afford a new TV and premium channels, but you beg people to help you pay your bills?

I cut her off.  I blocked her from my phone, email, Facebook, Twitter, and every place else I could think of.  Before I did, I told her that I would forgive all past debt if she agreed to never try to contact me again for ANY reason.  If she did, I would sue her for every cent of the money owed, even if I had to spend more than that to go down to Florida to do it.  I felt scammed and I wanted her to suffer.  She never did try to contact me again.

Turns out I dodged a serious bullet.  I heard through the grapevine that she fell so behind on her rent that she got evicted from her house.  If I'd maintained contact, no doubt she'd have been asking me for help paying her rent.  By that time, we were preparing to buy our own house and move, and didn't have the money to spare, anyway.  I felt bad for her, but by this time, both her kids were out of high school, and neither of them was working or going to school, yet still were living with her.  All they did was eat, sleep, watch TV and play video games all day.  Nope, not gonna help finance other people's irresponsibility and laziness!


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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1793 on: October 11, 2013, 09:23:11 PM »
That reminds me of a little blurb I read in the news recently, about a mom and her six kids who were forced - FORCED I tell you! to live in their car - complete with the requisite photo of the sad-faced mother pleading for help.

It turned out that the youngest of her kids was 18 I think? and the others were all quite a bit older. None of these people had jobs. ::)
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« Reply #1794 on: October 12, 2013, 06:36:20 AM »
Some people are just natural scammers, and they don't see anything wrong with it.  A woman I knew boasted to me about how she wanted this hard to acquire book, so she contacted the not very well known author's agent, told them she was a journalist and she'd write a review of the book if they'd send her a copy.  Somehow, she managed to convince them to do just that.  And no, she's not a journalist.

I googled her not so long ago and saw that she'd posted the same kind of thing to an author's website.  I wonder how many times it's worked for her.

I stopped having anything to do with her when I realised that lying came as naturally as breathing to her.  You couldn't trust anything she said.

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« Reply #1795 on: October 12, 2013, 09:01:57 AM »
Our next-door neighbours are such blatant mooches that within a very short time they have used up all the good will from everyone else around them. Unfortunately, I had let slip that my husband works in IT - big mistake.

They had my him sorting out their computer problem two evenings in a row with nary a thank you, let alone the traditional bottle of something nice, or some flowers or chocolate, and one of our other neighbours a couple of doors down who is a plumber spent one of his rare free Saturday mornings off clearing out their kitchen drain, only to be complimented out the door with the phrase 'we owe you one'.

I'm sorry, but they should have offered him payment. And a cup of coffee. And fulsome thanks.

If that wasn't enough, another Saturday morning she turned up at said plumber's door at 7.30 am. He was painting their own bedroom with his wife. Moocherina is all excited and says to him that he HAS TO drive her to Borgfeld (place about two miles up the road from here) because of a family emergency. Her and her three boys, because her husband isn't there.

And he doesn't have to pick her up again until tomorrow.

And - this is the bit that really cracked me up for some reason - he has to wait half an hour first because she has to bake something before they leave.

Sorry, he said, no can do. And he shut the door in her face.

Before anyone thinks he was being callous, we live in a town with excellent public transport. There's a tram line that runs directly from here to Borgfeld. Takes about ten minutes. They go every five to ten minutes in the daytime. There's also a taxi rank three minutes away from here. And in a real emergency two miles is not that far too walk, either. And how big an emergency could it have been if she had to bake something first? Unless, of course, it was a cake emergency...

I don't talk to them anymore, either, but that is not mooching related.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1796 on: October 12, 2013, 09:08:10 AM »
Just the the "you Have to" lines people give when they want something. My child learned at a very young age ttys phrase was most likely to get him nothing

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« Reply #1797 on: October 13, 2013, 01:34:51 PM »
A certain relative of mine.  I haven't seen her is a decade but we are FB friends. So I have a ringside seat to her antics.

She married an abusive guy.  He beat her up (photos galore).  Which netted her bus ticket money from various relatives.  Which she did not use for bus tickets.  She stayed with him until... Next round her father went and picked her up and brought her back to Our State. She hates her mom for daring say anything bad about the way she is living her life.

She then mooched money off of her dad, her sister and relatives from her mom's side of the family. To go live in yet another state, where her mom lives.  Where she met the "man of her dreams". Photos of vacations to foreign locales, huge rock on her finger, awesome house.

Oops, can't afford that place we are living in a car.  More money sent by caring relatives.

Check out this fabulous apartment, the great furniture, more fun time stuff photos.

Oh, dear me, we have to move, we are being evicted.  Man of my dreams has a job that involves traveling so it will be just me and some of my kids.  Can anyone find us a place to live? An aunt from her mother's side is letting them stay in her rental house for free. Man of her dreams can go take a hike.  No, wait, don't have any way to get back home, so she loves him very much. And she really loves her mom.

I give her 6 months back up here: by then the aunt will be wanting some kind of rent money, she'll have tapped out all the other relatives and she'll want "a change of location, this place sucks."

She's in her 30s.
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« Reply #1798 on: October 13, 2013, 04:47:55 PM »
Had an email this morning from Mr. Steve Ballmer.  He likes me and wants to send me lots of Great British Pounds, because I use Microsoft a lot. I was almost drawn in and on the brink of sending my bank details off to the Bank of England, despite my non use of any Microsoft product.   However I did think it odd that the Bank of England has a yahoo address, but we all know abut the banking crisis.  No what made me suspect a scam was that Mr. Steve Ballmer cannot use comma's.  He should have used one in the phrase      "Great, British Pounds"


(I know should be Pounds Sterling but I am not Mr. Steve Ballmer

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« Reply #1799 on: October 14, 2013, 07:08:39 AM »
Yesterday, I went to Mass and turned off the volume on my phone.  I was reading some prayers on an application in the pew before Mass, and I got a call with a 8 digital phone # then a voice mail after I rejected the call that said call this # then press #1 for the security department.  I did an erase of message then blocked the number.  I found out later on some facebook pages that many residents in my area were getting the call from a place claiming to be a certain bank and phishing for detail.   I don't even bank with the place anyways!