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staceym

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #570 on: February 26, 2013, 01:25:40 PM »
I am managing two different apartment complexes right now due to another manager being out on leave. I have had this now at each complex so I know scammers are at work on a scam so old it should be drawing Social Security!

They call from a blocked phone number and ask for the model of the copier.  I asked him who he was from, at the first complex he said he was from "your copier supply company" when I said if he really was from them, then he would know the model of our copier already. He then told me to "Shut up you (C word)" the second time he went right to the profanity the second I asked who he was from.  :)  Gotta love the idiots out there.

 :D I actually had a guy call me back and call me a female dog when I wouldn't play nice and give him the model number

Our faxes come electronically to my email box and I dispurse them; so every once in a while I still see the "I am the desposed King of (name your country)" and need your help and will give you millions in return faxes ;)


and here is sort of one; I can't remember the whole conversation or exact wording; but this happened about two weeks ago.

first of all, I went on line and ordered an "As Seen on TV Item"  :-[ - yeah I know; but I figured it wasn't that expensive and if it doesn't work oh well.  So, anyway about two weeks ago I started getting calls on my cell phone from an 866 number; for two days I didn't answer (and they called 7 times per day  >:( ) so I figured the next day if they call I will answer, but answer angrily like "yeah, what do you want".  So, they do call and that is how I answered; and it is someone from that company thanking me for ordering the thingamajig and to thank you we want to send you a $50 (I think) gift card and some other things..  Now, I don't know why if they want to send it to me; they didn't just send it to me instead of calling, so it sounded off to me; so I told her no thanks and she said oh, but its blah, blah blah..and I said no thanks I don't want it, I only want what I ordered..she got silent and then said "okay, I'll put you down as a no" and I said right and hung up. 

kinda funny, that last week I got an email from the company that my item is on backorder ::)

MandiC76

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #571 on: February 26, 2013, 02:17:48 PM »
I am managing two different apartment complexes right now due to another manager being out on leave. I have had this now at each complex so I know scammers are at work on a scam so old it should be drawing Social Security!

They call from a blocked phone number and ask for the model of the copier.  I asked him who he was from, at the first complex he said he was from "your copier supply company" when I said if he really was from them, then he would know the model of our copier already. He then told me to "Shut up you (C word)" the second time he went right to the profanity the second I asked who he was from.  :)  Gotta love the idiots out there.

How ironic is it that as I was reading this post, I got one of these calls? (just minus the profanity)

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #572 on: February 26, 2013, 02:24:11 PM »
We put a large desk up on Craiglist. I got an email asking if it was still available; I replied that it was, and got this back:

"Thanks for getting back to me, I appreciate it and just to let you
  know I'm okay with the condition, the price and I'm ready for the
  purchase . I would have really loved to come for the inspection but
  due to my work frame it just won't fit in my schedule but more
  pictures will be deeply appreciated. My mode of payment will be by
  Check and it will be send via courier service which will be delivered
  to you between 1-3days. I'll be responsible for the pick-up besides
  the movers/pick up money will be included with your payment so as to
  avoid delay and to enable movers to schedule an appropriate time for
  the pick-up at your location after the check is been cashed as I have
  other properties to be moved alongside yours. Kindly get back to me
  with your full name, mailing address and phone number so as to make
  out the payment to you ASAP. Kind Regards"

After staring at it for a while, I Googled the name and she's in Seattle.  I finally replied that we prefer to deal in person and in cash, thanks for inquiring.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #573 on: February 26, 2013, 03:52:30 PM »
I think you all will find this amusing: 10 Great Scam Baiting Operations

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #574 on: February 26, 2013, 03:53:25 PM »
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"Corellian YT-1300 Stock Light" copier with an "Incom T-65" paper tray.

Does it come with a Wookie? :)

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #575 on: February 26, 2013, 04:11:30 PM »
I giggle a bit to myself when I am working email contacts at work and some of them are the scams & spam.  Why some people fall for them I will never know!!

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #576 on: February 26, 2013, 05:13:33 PM »
I once had the copier scam people come - while the copier people (who donated the copier and toner) were servicing the machine and a cop was booking a boy scout troop trip to the museum. We had fun with the guy that day.


Someone at the we think the country club sold Dad's information. We suddenly started getting calls and mail for Harry Herbert - they had mistyped Dad's name dropping one letter and changing another.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #577 on: February 26, 2013, 05:17:38 PM »
My DH got a phishing email the other day. They did a good job- it looked pretty legit. It was supposedly a receipt from PayPal, showing his recent purchase of a watch. They were banking on him hitting the "Report problem" link at the bottom in a panic, to say he didn't buy that watch, and having him input his correct PayPal information to verify his account.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #578 on: February 26, 2013, 10:08:52 PM »
I got a call from a number I later googled as belonging to a call centre that offers loans.

Me: Hello?
Caller: Hi.
<pause>
Me: Can I help you?
Caller: Who is this?
Me: Who are you looking for?
Caller: I'm looking for Doctor.
Me: Doctor? Uh, that's a title, not a name. Do you have a name to go with that title?
Caller: No no, it's not a title, that's his first name.
Me: Nope, nobody here by that name.
Caller: Oh okay. <hangs up>

Now, I do have a PhD, so I am technically a doctor, but that's not my first name. I figure somebody sold my contact information onto the call centre, but put my title as my first name. Bonus points for getting my gender wrong too.

(For the record, I do live in a country where Doctor is a perfectly acceptable first name, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Khumalo ).
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I thought that, too. But in that case, the first name would be 'The', wouldn't it?
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #579 on: February 26, 2013, 11:13:25 PM »
Someone has used babelfish to translate this scam into English.  How could it fail?!?  >:D

Payroll Account Holded by IntuitDirect Deposit Service Informer
 Communicatory Only
 
 We cancelled your payroll on Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:09:32 +0100.
 
  • Finances would be gone away from below account # ending in 7890 on Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:09:32 +0100
  • amount to be seceded: 5398 USD
  • Paychecks would be procrastinated to your personnel accounts on: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:09:32 +0100
Funds are typically left before working banking hours so please make sure you have enough Finances accessible by 12 a.m. on the date Cash are to be seceded.
 
 Intuit must reject your payroll by 4 p.m. Central time, two banking days before your paycheck date or your state would not be paid on time.

Yes. Yes, indeedy. I am TERRIFIED that my paycheck will be procrastinated!

Or I would, if I got a paycheck...
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #580 on: February 27, 2013, 10:41:35 AM »
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"Corellian YT-1300 Stock Light" copier with an "Incom T-65" paper tray.

Does it come with a Wookie? :)

Yes, but the R2 unit is sold seperately.

Actually, I like the idea of someone trying to Google that model number and getting a bunch of pictures of the Millenium Falcon.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #581 on: February 27, 2013, 11:23:50 AM »
I'd forgotten about this one that I fell for many years ago, until I was hit up for a similar deal yesterday. Not outright thievery, but certainly misrepresentation.

A guy rings my doorbell. He points to a van labeled "So and So Fine Meats." They do home delivery of really special gourmet meat and chicken. It seems that a customer was a no-show. The guy called his manager who suggested that instead driving all the way back with the delivery, he should go door-to-door and offer to sell stuff for half price to at least recoup the cost of driving around.

The guy explains that this was a really huge order. He shows a price list and says he has just about everything on the list. The prices are high, but if the meat is a good as he says, half price is a good deal. I bought 4 steaks. It never occurred to me to wonder why, for such a big order, they had not secured it with a credit card, instead of needing to sell it at any price.

The steaks were nothing special. I could have bought the same quality for more or less the same price at a supermarket, so I wasn't too badly ripped off, but it was definitely a con game.

Yesterday, I just told the guy "no thank you, I'm a vegetarian."

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #582 on: February 27, 2013, 11:45:48 AM »
A guy rings my doorbell. He points to a van labeled "So and So Fine Meats." They do home delivery of really special gourmet meat and chicken. It seems that a customer was a no-show. The guy called his manager who suggested that instead driving all the way back with the delivery, he should go door-to-door and offer to sell stuff for half price to at least recoup the cost of driving around.

We have one of those guys.... except he's got a chest freezer plugged into a converter in his beater pickup truck, and a mouth full of rotten teeth (with torn clothes to match). At least yours tried to look respectable. He even got a bigger grin when he saw that I am a big girl - I think he thought I'd be an easy mark for meat of unknown provenance sold from a pickup?

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #583 on: February 27, 2013, 12:05:33 PM »
I actually got a really good deal from my Schwan's guy because of someone cancelling a huge order, so it does happen.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #584 on: February 27, 2013, 12:06:43 PM »
In Michigan, all commercial vehicle plates expire February 28.  For some companies, this can run tens of thousands of dollars, but even for smaller ones, this is a big expense.  Fleets (ten or more renewals) drop their work off, and we call them when they are ready.  A clerk just came to see me.  She had finished a fleet of 30 trucks, and found that the check to pay for it all was unsigned.  She called the office, and was told that the owner (after dropping off his work here) had left for vacation and will not be back until March 11.  I told her to call back and tell them that we would not be able to process anything without payment, and an unsigned check would not cut it.  We would void out all our work, and we could process it on March 11, and oh, yes, of course, late fees of $10 each would also be due.  Gee, they managed to catch him before he got too far north, and he was able to come back and sign the check.
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