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Elfmama

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2655 on: May 23, 2014, 07:32:53 PM »
Woo, hoo, I got a live one!  Copied exactly as received, with obvious exceptions.

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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?
I note that it has been 2 weeks, and NSA has yet to send one of Their agents to haul me in for questioning...

Wonder where they'd do it, since I can't get in the Ops center (or any other NSA building) without a security clearance?
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2656 on: May 23, 2014, 09:58:31 PM »
This just happened:

Caller: Ms. Red?
Me: Who's calling?
Caller: This is **** Cleaners. We talked before Thanksgiving.
Me: I don't think so.
Me: *click"

I didn't get the actual name of the company because she talked too fast.  Also, I wish I said "No we didn't talk before Thanksgiving. But thanks for lying. That lets me know you are a scammer. I will be reporting your telephone number." but I'm not a fast thinker.

At least I have a story for Ehell ;D.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2657 on: May 25, 2014, 08:38:08 PM »
My 90 year old grandmother had one of those Microsoft scammers call her and it took some time for the guy to realize my 90 year old grandmother doesn't own a computer much has never touched one in her life.  She eventually hung up on him.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2658 on: May 25, 2014, 08:54:55 PM »
We got this today, we have no packages coming and I don't think the US post office uses ads


USPS.COM
Notification
Your parcel has arrived at May 24th, 2014. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

Print your label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.

Print Shipping Label
Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.


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Elfmama

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2659 on: May 25, 2014, 09:38:50 PM »
USPS doesn't send "couriers," either, not for regular nor for special delivery.   SFAIK, they're all called mail carriers.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2660 on: May 25, 2014, 10:07:26 PM »
We got this today, we have no packages coming and I don't think the US post office uses ads


USPS.COM
Notification
Your parcel has arrived at May 24th, 2014. Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you.

Print your label and show it in the nearest post office to get a parcel.

Print Shipping Label
Copyright 2014 USPS. All Rights Reserved.


BBC Latest News:
Pope Francis calls for recognition of Palestinian state
Hundreds of Palestinian Christians gathered in Bethlehem on the West Bank to greet Pope Francis in Manger Square on Sunday.

VIDEO: 'Bridesmaid' Spall in Cannes win
Timothy Spall has lifted the best actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival, for his role as the eponymous artists in Mike Leigh's Mr Turner.

Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall
Pope prays at Israel's West Bank separation barrier after urging an end to the "increasingly unacceptable" Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Children left 'at risk of harm'
"Widespread and serious" failures in Birmingham's Children's Services department are continuing to leave children at risk of harm, says Ofsted.


I got this *exact* same email today.   Weird.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2661 on: May 27, 2014, 12:13:45 PM »
I got the computer call at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday. It's a good thing I was already up or I would have been a bit unpleasant. As it was, I was focused on getting out of the house to a family function, so all I could think to say was, "I'm not interested, thank you," and I hung up.

I realize 'I'm not interested' doesn't really apply in this situation, but it was what came to mind first thing.   ;D
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2662 on: May 27, 2014, 12:25:11 PM »
I've been getting increasingly hostile with the ones who will not leave me alone.  The computer one and the 'air duct cleaning' people.

'I have asked many times to be taken off your calling list.  I know this is a scam.  I'm not interested, nor will I ever be interested, in listening to you.  Take me off your [expletive] calling list and stop [expletive] calling me.'  In a very loud voice.

It's not working but it makes me feel better for a little bit.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2663 on: May 27, 2014, 12:26:17 PM »
I feel for a scam. The company that did my driveway originally used to also do the sealcoating but they haven't done it in 2 -3 years. So they showed up last weekend and asked if I wanted it sealcoated. I asked the price - they said $350 - so I said yes. When all was said and done the said the final bill was $693! I did a stop payment on the check and told them I wanted an invoice and was only willing to pay the original amount they quoted. We shall see what they do but I am not very optimistic that i will win this one.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2664 on: May 27, 2014, 12:45:54 PM »
I got a contact request on Skype recently that for a moment I thought might be legitimate. It purported to be from someone overseas in a country where my father has done charity work, and I wondered if it might be someone looking for him. Then, on a whim, I googled the name. Seven different scammer warning sites popped up. One had an almost identical blurb to the one I got. ScammerDude was blocked with a quickness and I warned my dad about it, just in case.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2665 on: May 27, 2014, 01:52:04 PM »
I got a contact request on Skype recently that for a moment I thought might be legitimate. It purported to be from someone overseas in a country where my father has done charity work, and I wondered if it might be someone looking for him. Then, on a whim, I googled the name. Seven different scammer warning sites popped up. One had an almost identical blurb to the one I got. ScammerDude was blocked with a quickness and I warned my dad about it, just in case.

I posted in the strange coincidences thread about someone on skype just a couple of days ago.  I got what looked like a genuine contact request from someone I don't know but I did know the person in the photo they were using!  A friend of mine has had his pictures used by scammers a lot and the police are involved to try and work out what can be done. He is based in the UK but most of the scammers are in Nigeria, they usually claim to be US military personnel. 

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2666 on: May 27, 2014, 03:37:51 PM »
I've been getting increasingly hostile with the ones who will not leave me alone.  The computer one and the 'air duct cleaning' people.

'I have asked many times to be taken off your calling list.  I know this is a scam.  I'm not interested, nor will I ever be interested, in listening to you.  Take me off your [expletive] calling list and stop [expletive] calling me.'  In a very loud voice.

It's not working but it makes me feel better for a little bit.
That's a scam?  I get one or two a year, and just tell them that we don't have any air ducts. 
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2667 on: May 27, 2014, 03:56:11 PM »
There is a new one going round facebook recently.  It involves getting a message from a friend asking if you are mad (but it's not them, but a hacker on a phising scheme).  When you reply in anyway, they say they have found gross pictures posted of you and then they send this link - http://Reader-photos.uglygrosspeople.?com.  When the link doesn't work, they tell you to take out the ? before the .com.  It then sends you to a fake login in screen for facebook where they ask for your sign in and password.  I got hit twice from the scammer before telling him/her to get lost.  Signed back in so I could copy the link for this post and the scammer is trying for a third time lol!

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2668 on: May 27, 2014, 04:16:24 PM »
In the message window on FB, there is a little cog icon like for settings - that will allow you to report the convo to FB.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #2669 on: May 27, 2014, 04:57:25 PM »
I've been getting increasingly hostile with the ones who will not leave me alone.  The computer one and the 'air duct cleaning' people.

'I have asked many times to be taken off your calling list.  I know this is a scam.  I'm not interested, nor will I ever be interested, in listening to you.  Take me off your [expletive] calling list and stop [expletive] calling me.'  In a very loud voice.

It's not working but it makes me feel better for a little bit.
That's a scam?  I get one or two a year, and just tell them that we don't have any air ducts.

I don't know for sure if it is a scam but since they are not following the 'Do Not Call' laws, they are scammers, as far as I'm concerned.
After cleaning out my Dad's house, I have this advice:  If you haven't used it in a year, throw it out!!!!.
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