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nutraxfornerves

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1575 on: September 04, 2013, 09:29:54 PM »
Need to inspect your yard for snakes, ma'am.

Snake inspection scam

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1576 on: September 04, 2013, 09:35:29 PM »
Need to inspect your yard for snakes, ma'am.

Snake inspection scam
"Oh, we don't have any snakes.  The hawks take care of vermin like that." And they do!  We have a pair of redtails nesting in the neighborhood.  :) They've cleared out all the gophers/moles that used to infest the back yard, and I don't see nearly as many squirrels as we used to.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1577 on: September 04, 2013, 11:20:42 PM »
Need to inspect your yard for snakes, ma'am.

Snake inspection scam

Hopefully the scammers decide to try it up here.  We don't have venomous snakes up here.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1578 on: September 05, 2013, 10:47:12 AM »
This gem was in my inbox when I arrived at work today...complete with attachments (who opens those?)

Dear Sir/Madam,
     I am so glad send email to you.
     We are a manufacturer in China produce CAR RECORDER.
      The attach model is a very popular car recorder,with very good night vision,very high definition.Many car driver need them.Because it can recording any traffic accident,and by it can know who are responsible for the accident.
      For this one the sample price is 63$.Maybe you think it is expensive.I would like tell you a story:
      One day,when David drive his car go to have a important meeting,when he drive through a traffic lighter,a man by a motorcycle on front of his car,and this man drive the motorcycle slower on purpose,then let the motorcycle fall down on purpose,then roar David let David stop his car,say:"Your car hurt me."David said:"No,I am so slow,have not hurt you."But the man insist let David pay him some money for medical expenses,insist said David have let him bleed.David in order go to for the meeting on time.He pay the man 100$.Then the man permit David leave.
      It is a real story happed in our coutry.I think if David have this product,he no need pay 100$.He only need pay 63$ for the car DVR.
      The price for car DVR depends the IC and definition,like the DVR19S,the price for sample only need 26$.For mass products only need 16$. If you are a car supplier,it is a very good promostional gift.
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Any questions pls feel free to contact me .
Best regards,
   Cara
The price of Car DVR/Car black box/Car recorder most depends on the camera and the IC.
Gofuture Technology Co.,LTD
MSN:gofuture@hotmail.com
Skype Name:gofuturete

Add: 5/F,C2 Bldg,Jia'an Industrial Park,Shangchuan Road,No.72 District,Bao'an District,Shenzhen,China
P please consider the environment before printing this email .

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1579 on: September 05, 2013, 10:53:41 AM »
On the news last night, there have been reports around the Bay of thieves posing as "PG&E" workers.  They work in pairs - one distracts the homeowner(s) by telling them they have to check something at the side or back of the house, the other robs the place.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1580 on: September 05, 2013, 11:24:40 AM »
This gem was in my inbox when I arrived at work today...complete with attachments (who opens those?)

Dear Sir/Madam,
     I am so glad send email to you.
     We are a manufacturer in China produce CAR RECORDER.
      The attach model is a very popular car recorder,with very good night vision,very high definition.Many car driver need them.Because it can recording any traffic accident,and by it can know who are responsible for the accident.
      For this one the sample price is 63$.Maybe you think it is expensive.I would like tell you a story:
      One day,when David drive his car go to have a important meeting,when he drive through a traffic lighter,a man by a motorcycle on front of his car,and this man drive the motorcycle slower on purpose,then let the motorcycle fall down on purpose,then roar David let David stop his car,say:"Your car hurt me."David said:"No,I am so slow,have not hurt you."But the man insist let David pay him some money for medical expenses,insist said David have let him bleed.David in order go to for the meeting on time.He pay the man 100$.Then the man permit David leave.
      It is a real story happed in our coutry.I think if David have this product,he no need pay 100$.He only need pay 63$ for the car DVR.
      The price for car DVR depends the IC and definition,like the DVR19S,the price for sample only need 26$.For mass products only need 16$. If you are a car supplier,it is a very good promostional gift.
------------------
Any questions pls feel free to contact me .
Best regards,
   Cara
The price of Car DVR/Car black box/Car recorder most depends on the camera and the IC.
Gofuture Technology Co.,LTD
MSN:gofuture@hotmail.com
Skype Name:gofuturete

Add: 5/F,C2 Bldg,Jia'an Industrial Park,Shangchuan Road,No.72 District,Bao'an District,Shenzhen,China
P please consider the environment before printing this email .

Well, they may be scammers, but at least they're environmentally conscious scammers.  ;D
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cwm

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1581 on: September 05, 2013, 01:02:29 PM »
This gem was in my inbox when I arrived at work today...complete with attachments (who opens those?)

Dear Sir/Madam,
     I am so glad send email to you.
     We are a manufacturer in China produce CAR RECORDER.
      The attach model is a very popular car recorder,with very good night vision,very high definition.Many car driver need them.Because it can recording any traffic accident,and by it can know who are responsible for the accident.
      For this one the sample price is 63$.Maybe you think it is expensive.I would like tell you a story:
      One day,when David drive his car go to have a important meeting,when he drive through a traffic lighter,a man by a motorcycle on front of his car,and this man drive the motorcycle slower on purpose,then let the motorcycle fall down on purpose,then roar David let David stop his car,say:"Your car hurt me."David said:"No,I am so slow,have not hurt you."But the man insist let David pay him some money for medical expenses,insist said David have let him bleed.David in order go to for the meeting on time.He pay the man 100$.Then the man permit David leave.
      It is a real story happed in our coutry.I think if David have this product,he no need pay 100$.He only need pay 63$ for the car DVR.
      The price for car DVR depends the IC and definition,like the DVR19S,the price for sample only need 26$.For mass products only need 16$. If you are a car supplier,it is a very good promostional gift.
------------------
Any questions pls feel free to contact me .
Best regards,
   Cara
The price of Car DVR/Car black box/Car recorder most depends on the camera and the IC.
Gofuture Technology Co.,LTD
MSN:gofuture@hotmail.com
Skype Name:gofuturete

Add: 5/F,C2 Bldg,Jia'an Industrial Park,Shangchuan Road,No.72 District,Bao'an District,Shenzhen,China
P please consider the environment before printing this email .

Well, they may be scammers, but at least they're environmentally conscious scammers.  ;D

But there actually is a GoFuture Technology Co. Ltd from Shenzhen, China that sells dash cams. I don't know if this was a scam or a horrible attempt at marketing, but it is a valid company. And the prices listed in the email aren't too far off from the prices listed that I've found online. I can't load their website, but I'm at work, and I've found several other websites that promote or validate their products.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1582 on: September 05, 2013, 01:05:15 PM »
And dashboard cams are getting to be incredibly popular in places like Russia, where you can't always count on the authorities to be unbiased if something happens.

Still a strange email, though!

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1583 on: September 05, 2013, 01:06:25 PM »
Someone signed up for rent dot com and other sites using our family email address. Even though I unsubscribed, those emails keep coming.
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KimberlyM

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1584 on: September 05, 2013, 01:36:55 PM »
Wow...it was so poorly written I was certain it was a scam...in any case, horrible marketing!

cwm

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1585 on: September 05, 2013, 01:55:54 PM »
Well, it is a company from China that markets worldwide, maybe it's just a case of taking the original marketing for within China and running it through some sort of translation software instead of getting an actual person.

But yeah, still a horrible marketing tactic.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1586 on: September 08, 2013, 01:14:52 AM »
I did get an email notice a few years ago about "serious legal consequences" if I didn't respond immediately and wire money to the sender's account to pay off my delinquent student loans.  The timing was hilarious because we had literally paid off my student loan the week before.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1587 on: September 08, 2013, 08:13:23 AM »
My friend got caught by a CL's rental scam. The "owner" lived four hours away and didn't want to come down ifthey couldn't afford the rent/deposit, so he told her to wire the money to someone she knew and then send him a copy of the receipt.

There were two roomates, so they wired the money to each other and sent a copy of the transfer to the "owner". Two days later, my friend went to claim the money back, only to find out it had already been collected by someone. And now Western Union are saying it's not their fault that whoever gave the guy the money didn't check for ID. Umm...isn't that part of your rules?

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1588 on: September 09, 2013, 05:01:11 PM »
This is in my hometown.
http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/utah-mom-allegedly-faked-daughters-cancer-collect-donations-100110030.html
The reason this all came to light is that the woman would text her ex for money to take the daughter to "treatments" out of state. It was always after a supposed treatment had happened, so he couldn't come along. He became suspicious as he never saw any actual billings hit his insurance, which covered  his children.

There is, of course, more to the story than is in that article. Like, her first daughter (now age 11) had leukemia, so everyone felt very sad that her second child now had it. (From what I've heard, DCFS are now investigating to make sure the older daughter did have leukemia, that hers wasn't faked as well.)

Also, the younger child, age 4, was firmly of the belief she had leukemia; she cried when she was told she was healthy. Her hair had been thinning, they are looking into whether this sorry excuse for a mother was giving her child medicine to fake the cancer, or thinning it with a tiny clipper, or what. There were pictures everywhere of the child in what looks like a hospital room, wearing the smock, sitting on a hospital bed. I hope that little girl grows up psychologically healthy...being told you are possibly dying at a young age cannot be healthy.

The community has boycotted the trendy clothing store this woman owns. Perhaps this should be in the PD thread as well.

ETA: Here's the local news article that talks about her older daughter.

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=26433288&nid=481
UPDATE
Abby was scheduled to be in court this morning for an initial appearance, but she wasn't there. Her attorney was, who said that she has moved to Texas. The initial appearance has been rescheduled to Oct. 16.

That is all that was reported. No word on whether this counted as skipping bail, I'm guessing not since that would have made the story for sensationalism.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1589 on: September 10, 2013, 04:04:31 AM »
This is in my hometown.
http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/utah-mom-allegedly-faked-daughters-cancer-collect-donations-100110030.html
The reason this all came to light is that the woman would text her ex for money to take the daughter to "treatments" out of state. It was always after a supposed treatment had happened, so he couldn't come along. He became suspicious as he never saw any actual billings hit his insurance, which covered  his children.

There is, of course, more to the story than is in that article. Like, her first daughter (now age 11) had leukemia, so everyone felt very sad that her second child now had it. (From what I've heard, DCFS are now investigating to make sure the older daughter did have leukemia, that hers wasn't faked as well.)

Also, the younger child, age 4, was firmly of the belief she had leukemia; she cried when she was told she was healthy. Her hair had been thinning, they are looking into whether this sorry excuse for a mother was giving her child medicine to fake the cancer, or thinning it with a tiny clipper, or what. There were pictures everywhere of the child in what looks like a hospital room, wearing the smock, sitting on a hospital bed. I hope that little girl grows up psychologically healthy...being told you are possibly dying at a young age cannot be healthy.

The community has boycotted the trendy clothing store this woman owns. Perhaps this should be in the PD thread as well.

ETA: Here's the local news article that talks about her older daughter.

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=26433288&nid=481
UPDATE
Abby was scheduled to be in court this morning for an initial appearance, but she wasn't there. Her attorney was, who said that she has moved to Texas. The initial appearance has been rescheduled to Oct. 16.

That is all that was reported. No word on whether this counted as skipping bail, I'm guessing not since that would have made the story for sensationalism.

How can someone just "decide" to move when they're expected in court? I expected the next line of the story to be "She was tracked down and arrested."

Maybe I've just watched too many cop shows but usually "don't leave town" is one of the first things they tell someone...
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