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• September 19, 2017, 10:43:11 AM

### Author Topic: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers  (Read 2079161 times)

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#### pattycake

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##### Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #6960 on: August 21, 2017, 09:08:08 AM »
Wow.  They've been engaged for three and a half years, and then 3 weeks before an already-planned trip to go see the eclipse, they have the brilliant idea to get married during it!

Only, they hadn't set a date until now, so they hadn't set any money aside for their wedding and oh, surprise, surprise, weddings are expensive!  So won't you help them meet their $10,000 Go Fund Me goal so they can have their hastily planned three-whole-week-dream eclipse wedding? https://www.gofundme.com/eclipsewedding Okay but... they can still do this. All they have to do is this: Find someone to marry them. Say quick vows as the eclipse is happening, kiss. Boom done. Guess what it will cost? The cost of the person marrying them, and the marriage liscense. They don't need to drop 10k on something fancy! Isn't love and a lasting marraige the more important thing here?! How dare you bring logic into this situation Fortunately, most of the rest of the world sees the logic - in three weeks they've raised$170.

#### Luci

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« Reply #6961 on: August 21, 2017, 09:25:11 AM »
Wow.  They've been engaged for three and a half years, and then 3 weeks before an already-planned trip to go see the eclipse, they have the brilliant idea to get married during it!

Only, they hadn't set a date until now, so they hadn't set any money aside for their wedding and oh, surprise, surprise, weddings are expensive!  So won't you help them meet their $10,000 Go Fund Me goal so they can have their hastily planned three-whole-week-dream eclipse wedding? https://www.gofundme.com/eclipsewedding Okay but... they can still do this. All they have to do is this: Find someone to marry them. Say quick vows as the eclipse is happening, kiss. Boom done. Guess what it will cost? The cost of the person marrying them, and the marriage liscense. They don't need to drop 10k on something fancy! Isn't love and a lasting marraige the more important thing here?! How dare you bring logic into this situation Fortunately, most of the rest of the world sees the logic - in three weeks they've raised$170.

In addition to the above, this would be a destination wedding for many, and as some people have booked places a year ago or made plans, how many propel could come.

Of course the important reason not to donate is stated by Nikko-Chan in the first comment!

#### nutraxfornerves

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##### Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #6962 on: August 21, 2017, 10:05:54 AM »
The eclipse couple have three donor levels. At the lowest level, you will be named in the slide show of the wedding they will put up on YouTube. At the middle level, they will actually send you a thank you note, plus a photo of them kissing. The lucky big spenders get a combination card.e holder/snow globe with a starry theme--hand made by the couple.

Nutrax
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#### pattycake

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##### Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #6963 on: August 22, 2017, 09:26:12 AM »
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Notice:
You have to appear in Court on 26th August 2017.
Copy of the Court Notice is attached to this email.

Yours faithfully,

Court Secretary
Gilchrist Jane

Why? What court even?  And the email is li at li dot com, not even an attempt at spoofing a court type address, and, thankfully, no attachment, just links.

#### Redneck Gravy

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« Reply #6964 on: August 22, 2017, 11:31:57 AM »
Wow.  They've been engaged for three and a half years, and then 3 weeks before an already-planned trip to go see the eclipse, they have the brilliant idea to get married during it!

Only, they hadn't set a date until now, so they hadn't set any money aside for their wedding and oh, surprise, surprise, weddings are expensive!  So won't you help them meet their $10,000 Go Fund Me goal so they can have their hastily planned three-whole-week-dream eclipse wedding? https://www.gofundme.com/eclipsewedding Okay but... they can still do this. All they have to do is this: Find someone to marry them. Say quick vows as the eclipse is happening, kiss. Boom done. Guess what it will cost? The cost of the person marrying them, and the marriage liscense. They don't need to drop 10k on something fancy! Isn't love and a lasting marraige the more important thing here?! How dare you bring logic into this situation Fortunately, most of the rest of the world sees the logic - in three weeks they've raised$170.

In addition to the above, this would be a destination wedding for many, and as some people have booked places a year ago or made plans, how many propel could come.

Of course the important reason not to donate is stated by Nikko-Chan in the first comment!

#### Twik

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##### Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #6971 on: August 24, 2017, 09:13:37 AM »
Certainly it should be illegal for telemarketers to call at night. Of course that won't stop the scammers, who aren't bound by either laws or common decency.
My cousin's memoir of love and loneliness while raising a child with multiple disabilities will be out on Amazon soon! Know the Night, by Maria Mutch, has been called "full of hope, light, and companionship for surviving the small hours of the night."

#### rigs32

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« Reply #6972 on: August 24, 2017, 09:31:32 AM »
I can't believe I never shared this one.

Background: I am a prosecutor.  I was required to be on call for 15 days every year.  Thankfully, I've now "aged out" of that requirement as you basically don't sleep much for 15 days.  One of your responsibilities it to deal with cold calls, cold emails, and walk ins.

The first days of my last ever on call stint began with a cold email.  Here is that email with certain information changed for privacy:

"dear district attorney, XXXXX county, of XXXXX new York,