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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #495 on: February 08, 2013, 05:05:21 AM »
Haha - I just got one. I answered even though the name on my caller id was gibberish and i didn't recognize the number. It was some guy, who could barely speak English, calling about my "microsoft windows computer" nice try since they don't really make computers, and I know its a scam. I just said, hey, I know this is a scam, goodbye and hung up.
This one really annoys me. I've taken to sounding blank and telling them we don't have PCs. It seems to throw them.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #496 on: February 08, 2013, 08:08:52 AM »
Haha - I just got one. I answered even though the name on my caller id was gibberish and i didn't recognize the number. It was some guy, who could barely speak English, calling about my "microsoft windows computer" nice try since they don't really make computers, and I know its a scam. I just said, hey, I know this is a scam, goodbye and hung up.
This one really annoys me. I've taken to sounding blank and telling them we don't have PCs. It seems to throw them.

I have heard that telling them you run Linnux typically breaks their script and they'll leave you alone.

My mom clicked on one of those "Make my PC faster" websites.  Got a message that her computer was infected and she'd need to pay $40 a month for 3 years to keep it clean.  She called them up to get the info (she's actually pretty tech savvy, but she's fallen a bit behind).  After a few minutes of the hard sell, she said she'd have to talk to her son in law about it.  The guy on the phone gave her the phone number to call back, then she mentioned that her son in law is the CIO of a company.  The guy on the phone told her that he didn't expect he'd be hearing back from her.  >:D

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #497 on: February 08, 2013, 09:16:44 AM »
I just got a spam/scam email from "The King of Narnia." WOW.

Bet it's Edmund.

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Could be the witch, 'cause you never know.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #498 on: February 08, 2013, 11:10:28 AM »
I just got a spam/scam email from "The King of Narnia." WOW.

Bet it's Edmund.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #499 on: February 08, 2013, 12:48:29 PM »
Has anyone responded to the message that 3 of your Facebook friends have defriended you?

I won't touch it, of course, but I wonder what the scam is - or unnecessary way to part with my cash, anyway.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #500 on: February 08, 2013, 12:55:24 PM »
I haven't, even if its not a scam I could care less if someone defriends me.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #501 on: February 08, 2013, 12:59:13 PM »
It's a scam of SOME sort.  I've gotten that message, and I'm not on Facebook.   ;)

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #502 on: February 08, 2013, 01:26:21 PM »
Has anyone responded to the message that 3 of your Facebook friends have defriended you?

I won't touch it, of course, but I wonder what the scam is - or unnecessary way to part with my cash, anyway.

No, I haven't responded to it, but I have gotten it and find it quite interesting since I am not now nor ever have been on Facebook!   ???

Apparently the whole world has 'defriended' me!   ;D

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #503 on: February 08, 2013, 01:29:38 PM »
It's a scam of SOME sort.  I've gotten that message, and I'm not on Facebook.   ;)

No, I haven't responded to it, but I have gotten it and find it quite interesting since I am not now nor ever have been on Facebook!   ???

Apparently the whole world has 'defriended' me!   ;D

Those explain a lot right there! Thanks.

We only have 50 friends, most family, so it is pretty easy to see if we have been defriended.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #504 on: February 08, 2013, 02:40:02 PM »
Has anyone responded to the message that 3 of your Facebook friends have defriended you?

I won't touch it, of course, but I wonder what the scam is - or unnecessary way to part with my cash, anyway.

No, I haven't responded to it, but I have gotten it and find it quite interesting since I am not now nor ever have been on Facebook!   ???

Apparently the whole world has 'defriended' me!   ;D

Presumably, it's bait to make you click on a link, which either tries to plant some sort of malware, or sell you something - "Want to know who they are? Enter your credit card info here, and it's all yours!"
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #505 on: February 08, 2013, 03:15:12 PM »
Has anyone responded to the message that 3 of your Facebook friends have defriended you?

I won't touch it, of course, but I wonder what the scam is - or unnecessary way to part with my cash, anyway.

No, I haven't responded to it, but I have gotten it and find it quite interesting since I am not now nor ever have been on Facebook!   ???

Apparently the whole world has 'defriended' me!   ;D

Presumably, it's bait to make you click on a link, which either tries to plant some sort of malware, or sell you something - "Want to know who they are? Enter your credit card info here, and it's all yours!"

Or "download this piece of software to find out".

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #506 on: February 08, 2013, 03:27:41 PM »

I had a purse stolen, oh, probably twelve years ago now. They took my checkbook and wrote a bunch of checks--KMart and Best Buy are the two I remember--for thousands.

Don't retailers require ID for such large sums? Here you have to show something like two proof of ID for a check over 100 (something like 140$

When my checkbook was stolen, the thief made a fake ID in my name and used that to pass several thousand dollars' worth of checks.

Thankfully I was not held liable for any of the checks. Unthankfully, one of the checks has been bouncing around different collection agencies for the past three years and is now stuck on my credit report, despite sending all appropriate paperwork to the credit bureaus as well as each collection agency. >:( The credit bureaus and collection agencies consider me liable because a [fake] ID in my name was presented. I've given up fighting it at this point.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #507 on: February 08, 2013, 03:37:53 PM »
Haha - I just got one. I answered even though the name on my caller id was gibberish and i didn't recognize the number. It was some guy, who could barely speak English, calling about my "microsoft windows computer" nice try since they don't really make computers, and I know its a scam. I just said, hey, I know this is a scam, goodbye and hung up.
This one really annoys me. I've taken to sounding blank and telling them we don't have PCs. It seems to throw them.

I have never gotten one of these calls. But if I ever do, I plan to say "A computer? No...no...I don't have a computer. I do have a typewriter, though, can you see into that?"
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #508 on: February 08, 2013, 03:47:58 PM »
I've done that.  At the time it was true because I didn't have a home computer.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #509 on: February 12, 2013, 02:20:38 PM »
I am a member of Barnes & Noble book stores. I pay once a year to renew and I do save quite a bit of money over the year. Two years ago, while in a store, I was told my membership was past due, and asked if I wanted to pay. I did and had the cashier add it to my total. I then saw that I was billed on my credit card two days before.

Barnes & Noble would not credit my account, and I ended up going through the credit card issuer to get a refund.