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Katana_Geldar

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2595 on: May 07, 2014, 10:03:29 PM »
Haven't gotten a scam call for a while, I did use it as an opportunity to indulge my  >:D side as well as try and guilt them with the ethics of what they are doing.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2596 on: May 08, 2014, 10:29:07 AM »
Haven't gotten a scam call for a while, I did use it as an opportunity to indulge my  >:D side as well as try and guilt them with the ethics of what they are doing.

To feel guilty, you need a sense of right and wrong.  I'm pretty sure scammers have absolutely no idea as to what guilt feels like.  Deception at being called out, sure.  Guilt, nnaaawwww...
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2597 on: May 08, 2014, 10:32:18 AM »
Haven't gotten a scam call for a while, I did use it as an opportunity to indulge my  >:D side as well as try and guilt them with the ethics of what they are doing.

To feel guilty, you need a sense of right and wrong.  I'm pretty sure scammers have absolutely no idea as to what guilt feels like.  Deception at being called out, sure.  Guilt, nnaaawwww...

I co-moderate a large facebook group, and have had to confront/boot a few members for shady behavior. I've found that the most seasoned scammers are also the most indignant at being called out. No guilt whatsoever.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2598 on: May 08, 2014, 01:59:55 PM »
We have been getting really strange hang-up phone calls and the phone number displayed on caller ID isn't a legit number.  The last one was:  86-111-1190.  It is one digit short and when I try to google it, I find nothing.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2599 on: May 08, 2014, 02:04:44 PM »
Woo-Hoo it's my lucky day! I'm eligible to receive a tax refund of 495.50 CAD even though I've never set foot in Canada.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2600 on: May 08, 2014, 03:42:50 PM »
I got a phone call from 000-000-0000 around 2am the other night.  ::)
I assume you heard the way she spoke to me at dinner.
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Coralreef

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2601 on: May 08, 2014, 03:44:50 PM »
Woo-Hoo it's my lucky day! I'm eligible to receive a tax refund of 495.50 CAD even though I've never set foot in Canada.
I can cash it for you if you want  ;)
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2602 on: May 08, 2014, 03:46:42 PM »
Woo-Hoo it's my lucky day! I'm eligible to receive a tax refund of 495.50 CAD even though I've never set foot in Canada.

That's just how awesome Canada is :)

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2603 on: May 08, 2014, 05:25:28 PM »
I get calls with the digits all 1s or 4s. They don't leave messages.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2604 on: May 09, 2014, 09:03:10 AM »
I found this prerecorded message on my answering machine yesterday.
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For those sixty years old or older. You now qualify under the new National Senior Assistance Program to receive three thousand dollars in free groceries savings certificates. They can be used at over a hundred major grocery chains across the US. In addition to your three thousand dollars in savings certificate you'll receive a free emergency medical alert bracelet or necklace. This medical alert device is designed to save your life if you ever experience a fall or any other emergencies.
The recording said to press 1 to accept the "no obligation" offer or 5 if not interested.

I looked it up (which was how I got the exact quote). It's been around for about 6 months. It's a phishing scheme. The National Senior Assistance Program doesn't exist. You will be asked for name, address, Social Security Number, credit card number or whatever they can get you to divulge. It's a variant of one that was around last year, where they said you were getting a free medical alert bracelet that someone else had bought for you and we just need some information so we can send it to you.

Prerecorded sales calls like this are illegal where I live, unless you have given the caller written permission to contact you.

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ladyknight1

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2605 on: May 09, 2014, 09:43:43 AM »
I get two or more calls per day from an Oregon area code, but they don't leave voicemail messages.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2606 on: May 09, 2014, 10:39:02 AM »
I get around 10 calls per day at the office from bizarre looking numbers/names on the caller id - having learned a new tip (I think from eHell) I pick up the phone and don't speak for 10 seconds.

The phone usually disconnects and I figure it's a scammer calling.  I think if they get no response your number falls out of the dialing system.  If a human says, "hello" I engage in the conversation. 

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« Reply #2607 on: May 09, 2014, 10:54:13 PM »
Woo, hoo, I got a live one!  Copied exactly as received, with obvious exceptions.

__________________________________________

National Security Agency nationnalscuritt@[redacted]

National Security Agency, is American's alliance prospect  we are working together with  Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation F.B.I to fight  crime globally.

There is Pending Transfer of US$10.5Million in your name  is  waiting for certification before it can fully released into your  account, in order to released this US10.5million in your name FBI and National Security Agency  need  DEPOSIT TRANSFER PERMIT CLEARANCE  Certificate  and Fund Identification Record Certificate (O.F.I.R.C}  to certify that the fund  you are about to receive  is a genuine fund,  so  should in case you do not have the documents in your possession, contact our agent on provided information and  obtain  this DEPOSIT TRANSFER PERMIT CLEARANCE  Certificate because  this is  only Clearance required to released this US$10.5M in your favor.

To have this US$10.5Million released in your account kindly do your best and get the needed documents  to enable all concern agency to perform the ratification of the transfer you are about to received from Federal Reserve Bank to your account.




DEPOSIT TRANSFER PERMIT CLEARANCE  Certificate  and Fund Identification Record Certificate (O.F.I.R.C} is only proof Requested by Federal Reserve Bank to released the Deposit of US$10.5M in your account.


Listen very carefully If after this Three Days grace you did not get back to us with the mentioned document National Security Agency shall consider this money as an act of terrorism, money laundering . then Our security men will head to your City to apprehend you and bring you in for further interrogation.

To have these mentioned documents Contact Mark Kojo on Tel +[redacted] or email [ditto] for acquisition of mentioned Document which will facilitate for immediate release of the us$10.5million in your bank account.



Contact Person: Mark Kojo
E mail.address:
Telephone:
Office Address: 15A Awolowo !Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.Nigeria.



This US$10.5Million will be transferred into your bank account within two working days you secure DEPOSIT TRANSFER PERMIT CLEARANCE  Certificate  and Fund Identification Record Certificate (O.F.I.R.C} from Nigeria where the US$10.5M was originated.



After providing the document National Security Agency will authorize Federal Reserve Bank to transfer us$10.5million into your bank account because with provision of this required document we shall clear the fund to be released in your account.



We need this  clearance Certificate as a proof to the below frozen wired transaction ID : 1010253822148 and Be informed that You do not have any rights to receive these US$10.5Milion UNTIL YOU SECURE clearance Certificate from our payment coordinator Mr Mark Kojo .



Note you don't have all the time in the world and delay is dangerous.



Mr. Brian Bluckwall
For: National Security Agency (NSA)

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I particularly like the part where Their security men will head to my City to apprehend me and bring me in for further interrogation.

Funny, I know a number of people who work for NSA (it's one of the area's largest employers) and all of them can formulate a coherent English sentence.  Perhaps Mr. Bluckwall should have one of his colleagues proofread for him?
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Amara

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2608 on: May 10, 2014, 12:48:12 AM »
My favorite part is where the "US$10.5Million" is all yours--unless you wait more than three days to send them your "certificate." If you are a procrastinator the money becomes an "act of terrorism."

QUICK! Save the money! Send that certificate!

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Elfmama

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2609 on: May 10, 2014, 06:28:12 AM »
And thinking about that further -- they have my contact info.  They have their agent's (AKA Mr. Scammer's) info that this is a "legitimate fund."  Why wouldn't they just put the two together?  Why should *I* have to get the certificate from their agent?  And how could I get that certificate in only 3 days, all the way from Nigeria?
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