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esteban

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #630 on: March 07, 2013, 11:55:12 AM »
You loss posting that here.  I already claimed the car and the cash using that secret PIN.  Don't you know you aren't supposed to share them.  I'll be out driving in style in just a short amount of time (as soon as the check for the taxes clears, for whatever reason they can't take it out of the $50k I have to send it to them) The artist formerly known as deadbody snowfire • Member • Posts: 2296 Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers « Reply #631 on: March 07, 2013, 12:07:24 PM » and the ones who say you owe on your old car, no problem! And I don't think a lot of people understand that just means they roll what you owe on old car into the new loan, and not that they will forgive your loan. There was a dealership busted a few years ago in my area who was doing this. Not only did they not tell people that what they owed on the trade in was being rolled into the new car loan, they were not paying off the loan on the old car. Poor schmucks were then stuck with the original loan on a car that they no longer had in their possession, but the inflated loan on the new car. ladyknight1 • Member • Posts: 12217 • Not all those who wander are lost Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers « Reply #632 on: March 07, 2013, 12:41:14 PM » It says$50,000 in the title and $500,000 in the first paragraph “All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost." -J.R.R Tolkien gramma dishes • Member • Posts: 7752 Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers « Reply #633 on: March 07, 2013, 01:18:49 PM » United State? Hey! Did we get a whole new state named United and I didn't even hear? KimberlyM • Member • Posts: 812 Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers « Reply #634 on: March 07, 2013, 03:06:46 PM » Dang it! I'm just too trusting, I should have blocked out my secret PIN code. Now I'll have to buy my own BMW when I get the funds from that Nigerian Prince's estate.... Hillia • Member • Posts: 3438 Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers « Reply #635 on: March 07, 2013, 03:43:46 PM » I actually knew a woman once who won a car in one of those 'tour our time share' deals. She did have to pay the taxes, but it was a few hundred dollars on a nice midrange car (a Ford Escort or similar) so it was a very good deal for her. I also knew someone who actually won a speedboat in a convenience store bingo game - the kind where you have to collect all the pieces to fill in a game board. He was married with small children and had no use for a speedboat, so he sold it and bought a nice family-friendly pontoon boat with all the trimmings for fishing trips to the lake. Where's the Quiet? • Member • Posts: 228 Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers « Reply #636 on: March 07, 2013, 04:37:20 PM » I've gotten this email three times so far this week: "Congratulations! You have been selected to be a contestant on Deal or No Deal." And then there's a link to confirm my invitation. It's got to be totally legitimate! jedikaiti • Swiss Army Nerd • Member • Posts: 2908 • A pie in the hand is worth two in the mail. Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers « Reply #637 on: March 07, 2013, 05:10:57 PM » I've gotten 3 emails in 2 days to my <university>.edu e-mail account about my mailbox approaching storage limit and I need to follow this link to prevent de-activation. Each email has come from a .edu address, but from 3 different schools - and none of them mine! What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science! "The problem with re-examining your brilliant ideas is that more often than not, you discover they are the intellectual equivalent of saying, 'Hold my beer and watch this!'" - Cindy Couture ladyknight1 • Member • Posts: 12217 • Not all those who wander are lost Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers « Reply #638 on: March 07, 2013, 06:47:39 PM » I received this message today in my work email: We are writing to let you know about GradHearts, the dating site for people with graduate degrees. To become a GradHearts member you must have a graduate degree (Master's or Doctorate). This means that you will always have something in common with anyone you meet through the site. It's an automatic 'dating filter'! You can sign up for free by visiting the site: http://www.gradhearts.com?i=276157 Plus, sign up before the end of the month and you will receive 3 days of full membership for free. If you have any questions, please let us know. We look forward to welcoming you to GradHearts. Kind regards, David Membership Development Coordinator GradHearts.com - dating for people with graduate degrees Apparently, they sent it university-wide. I don't have a graduate degree and I am not single, so I must not be in their target demographic. “All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost." -J.R.R Tolkien baglady • Member • Posts: 5081 • A big lass and a bonny lass and she loves her beer Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers « Reply #639 on: March 07, 2013, 07:18:10 PM » Every so often I get an email allegedly from Earthlink telling me my credit card didn't go through and I need to give them my updated CC information, yada yada .... I haven't paid my Earthlink bill by credit card since 2005. That's when Earthlink and Time Warner made a deal to make cable Internet available to Earthlink customers. And that's when I started paying Time Warner for my Internet. By check. My photography is on Redbubble! Come see: http://www.redbubble.com/people/baglady nutraxfornerves • Member • Posts: 1785 Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers « Reply #640 on: March 07, 2013, 08:42:15 PM » I once came close to ignoring a genuine "you are a winner." I got an email purporting to be from my phone company, saying that I'd won a$100 gift card. Yeah, right. Hit delete.

Then I remembered that I had visited the site of some contest the company was running. To be entered into the drawing for the $10,000 prize, you had to complete a silly fill-in-the-blanks quiz. Things like "XYZ is the b_st phone company on the planet." I did it for the heck of it, figuring nothing would happen. I looked at that email again. I know how to read headers and everything looked legit. So I went back to the contest page and checked the fine print. There was a secondary contest. A computer had picked 10 random dates & times. The person who entered the contest closest to one of those times would win a$100 gift card.

It bought us a lovely dinner at a nice restaurant.

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JoW

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« Reply #641 on: March 07, 2013, 10:51:43 PM »
I usually say "yeah, sure", roll my eyes, and chuck the mail. But I'm not clear on what they're expecting to happen. Is it all a ploy to lure me to the dealership? Are they going to try and hook me with a new car and then give me a much lower trade-in on my car? I've always wondered what would happen if I walked into the dealership and tried to get the high cash amount they keep offering me, and refused to even look at other vehicles.

Yes, it's a ploy - and if you went in and didn't look at another car, they'd find a reason not to give you the deal. In many areas, used cars are holding their value so well, and are in such demand, that they are worth enough to justify that extra  from the dealer. Many folks are preferring used because of the economy, either not wanting to spend the money, not able to get financing, or don't want to drive something flashy when others can't.

I get them ALL THE TIME. Even since we moved. On my 2006 Kia van. If they're that desperate for a car that old, makes me wonder what they'd offer me for my 1997 Camry!
I got  that letter today.  They want to buy back my 2012 Rav 4.  The one I bought new 33 days ago. The stationary has my dealer's name on it, but the return address is a different state. I suspect it came from a corporate office.

WestAussieGirl

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #642 on: March 08, 2013, 05:29:13 AM »
I've recently joined an Internet dating site. I have been getting at least one message a day from different guys who are all around 19 or 20yo (I'm 40). I've got a reasonably healthy self-image but I really can't imagine I'm suddenly irrisistible to teenage boys. I feel like it must be a scam but I can't figure it out. They aren't especially hot guys or anything, just ordinary looking kids.

Any ideas, or are there really a seemingly endless supply of boys looking for Mrs Robinson?

Outdoor Girl

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« Reply #643 on: March 08, 2013, 07:49:55 AM »
I've recently joined an Internet dating site. I have been getting at least one message a day from different guys who are all around 19 or 20yo (I'm 40). I've got a reasonably healthy self-image but I really can't imagine I'm suddenly irrisistible to teenage boys. I feel like it must be a scam but I can't figure it out. They aren't especially hot guys or anything, just ordinary looking kids.

Any ideas, or are there really a seemingly endless supply of boys looking for Mrs Robinson?

Boys that age are probably just looking for willing partners and figure an older woman won't have strings.  And they believe that old study saying boys are at their sexual prime at 18-20 and women at 35-40.
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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KarenK

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #644 on: March 08, 2013, 01:47:51 PM »
I've recently joined an Internet dating site. I have been getting at least one message a day from different guys who are all around 19 or 20yo (I'm 40). I've got a reasonably healthy self-image but I really can't imagine I'm suddenly irrisistible to teenage boys. I feel like it must be a scam but I can't figure it out. They aren't especially hot guys or anything, just ordinary looking kids.

Any ideas, or are there really a seemingly endless supply of boys looking for Mrs Robinson?

Boys that age are probably just looking for willing partners and figure an older woman won't have strings.  And they believe that old study saying boys are at their sexual prime at 18-20 and women at 35-40.

Also, it's well-known that older women are grateful!