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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3000 on: July 15, 2014, 02:52:46 PM »
I got an email offering me $600 a week to put some ad on my car. 

Checked the name of the guy, it's a scam.  Too bad, that would have been easy money, which is probably why he's successful with it.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3001 on: July 15, 2014, 03:44:56 PM »
Dear Sir
Director
We are looking for serious buyer for our gold nugget original from DR.Congo
and Tanzania
serious buyer should come down for inspection and shipment .

COMMODITY:
Gold, Au
FORM : Nuggets / Dust / Dore Bars
PURITY: minimum 94.6 %( 22 carats)
QUANTITY: (50x1) minimum kilograms (1O0 kg for 12 months)
DURATION: 12 months with rolls & extensions
PRICE: $ 31, 500 USD per kg.
DELIVERLY: F.O.B
PAYMENT: Each shipment payable latest 48 hours after assay.
PACKAGING: Boxes suitable for air freight

THANKS
Muwada Serugo.
Societe Minere de Bunia_SOMIBU

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3002 on: July 16, 2014, 07:00:45 AM »
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Dear customer,

You have not paid for driving on a toll road. This invoice is sent repeatedly,
please service your debt in the shortest possible time.

The invoice can be downloaded here.

Last I checked the bus I take to work doesn't have a route on toll roads.  >:D

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3003 on: July 16, 2014, 07:53:38 AM »
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Dear customer,

You have not paid for driving on a toll road. This invoice is sent repeatedly,
please service your debt in the shortest possible time.

The invoice can be downloaded here.

Last I checked the bus I take to work doesn't have a route on toll roads.  >:D

A co-worker recently got this.  She had been on some toll roads but thought she paid at every one.  She forwarded the email to me (I'm the IT person) to see if she should open the attachment.  Besides quickly finding out it was a scam via Google, I pointed out to her that they wouldn't have her work address and the car they were driving was rented.  Sometimes I think people around here don't use common sense - they just forward stuff to me. 

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3004 on: July 16, 2014, 08:07:37 AM »
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Dear customer,

You have not paid for driving on a toll road. This invoice is sent repeatedly,
please service your debt in the shortest possible time.

The invoice can be downloaded here.

Last I checked the bus I take to work doesn't have a route on toll roads.  >:D

A co-worker recently got this.  She had been on some toll roads but thought she paid at every one.  She forwarded the email to me (I'm the IT person) to see if she should open the attachment.  Besides quickly finding out it was a scam via Google, I pointed out to her that they wouldn't have her work address and the car they were driving was rented.  Sometimes I think people around here don't use common sense - they just forward stuff to me.

someone on another board I belong to got this too.  She felt embarrassed after and said she should have just googled it herself.  But, she legitimately was questioning it because she and her husband about a month before were driving through another state on an unfamiliar route that took them through an unmanned EZ Toll Booth and she had been waiting for something to let her know how much and where to pay.  We all googled and told her it was a scam; and someone who went to the same benefit she went too told her it took her about a month to get the bill from them.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3005 on: July 16, 2014, 08:13:05 AM »
Besides which, if you actually do something like that, you get a letter, not an email, and it's covered with letterhead that makes it clear who it's coming from, etc.  My husband once drove from D.C. to Boston with his EasyPass transponder not working, and he doesn't pay attention to those green lights telling you that yes, it read your transponder.  So he got a set of letters afterwards saying that he needed to pay.  They were all clearly marked things like "New York Highway Administration" or whatever, and paying through their website was an option, also sending a check by mail.  When it's legit, it's really obvious.  (Turns out that his theory that those speed limits for which you can go through the EasyPass booth aren't really required is false.   ::) )
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3006 on: July 16, 2014, 08:14:32 AM »
Sometimes I think people around here don't use common sense - they just forward stuff to me.

Hey, she didn't open an infected attachment, or send money to a scammer without thinking. I bet some IT people are going, "I just wish *my* users had that much sense."  ;)
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3007 on: July 16, 2014, 08:39:47 AM »
Sometimes I think people around here don't use common sense - they just forward stuff to me.

Hey, she didn't open an infected attachment, or send money to a scammer without thinking. I bet some IT people are going, "I just wish *my* users had that much sense."  ;)
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3008 on: July 16, 2014, 08:59:04 AM »
I used to work at a library, and we had this really nice, chatty guy who was I guess the janitor?  He was constantly eager to get into some scheme or another to get rich quick (he talked about wanting a Cadillac, I think?).  I always felt bad when he'd talk to me about the latest "opportunity" that I knew was just a scam but he thought would make his fortune.  It's really sad when you know a good guy who just falls for everything like that and never seems to get anywhere.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3009 on: July 16, 2014, 10:23:32 AM »
Sometimes I think people around here don't use common sense - they just forward stuff to me.

Hey, she didn't open an infected attachment, or send money to a scammer without thinking. I bet some IT people are going, "I just wish *my* users had that much sense."  ;)

Oh, don't get me wrong.  I tell everyone to send stuff to me if they have any questions at all about the validity.  I just roll my eyes silently at times.  If I get a lot of similar ones then I'll send out an email to all with the details so they know what to do if they see the same thing.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3010 on: July 16, 2014, 01:04:03 PM »
Oh, I got a doozy this morning.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3011 on: July 16, 2014, 01:29:28 PM »
We keep getting "offers" to refinance our VA mortgage since Mr. Sirius is a veteran.  One said, "We can refinance your VA mortgage to 9.5%!  We're paying way less than that, so that one went in the shred box.

We keep getting offers like that, too, offering much. Better rates, like 3.9%!

We have an awesome rate, way less than that.  We'd have to be idiots to refinance.  One actually asked me what our rate was.  I told her it was way less than what she was quoting. She said, "Oh.  Well, have a nice day," and hung up. 
« Last Edit: July 16, 2014, 01:32:53 PM by Sirius »

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3012 on: July 16, 2014, 01:59:47 PM »
A co-worker recently got this.  She had been on some toll roads but thought she paid at every one.  She forwarded the email to me (I'm the IT person) to see if she should open the attachment.  Besides quickly finding out it was a scam via Google, I pointed out to her that they wouldn't have her work address and the car they were driving was rented.  Sometimes I think people around here don't use common sense - they just forward stuff to me. 


I forward some scams I get to our IT people - So they can alert other staff not to respond.  Especially the ones that are threatening and seem to come from official type people.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3013 on: July 17, 2014, 09:24:54 AM »
I got this today at work:

Dear Customer:

 Some one tried to access your PayPal account from unknown destination, please open the PayPal security ApK and secure your PayPal account

 Case ID Number: **-***-****-**
 Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect you and your account.
 We apologize for any inconvenience.

 User's who ignore this security update, their PayPal account will be temporary suspend.

 In Service,
 Review Department.


So I promptly sent it off to our spam and abuse IT people. I just heard back- several people have also reported it.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #3014 on: July 17, 2014, 09:40:50 AM »
I read in the paper that Microsoft is laying off a bunch of people.  Am I bad for hoping that those layoffs would start in the so called Microsoft Security Department?

(I know, I know, the scammers have nothing to do with Microsoft but I can hope, can't I?)
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