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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1890 on: October 24, 2013, 12:25:13 PM »
Many years ago, before security cameras were common, someone broke into my employer's fenced and gated parking lot and stole all the vehicle batteries. They then waited about 2 weeks for all the batteries to be replaced, and broke in again to steal all the nice new ones.

*blink*  *blink*  W O W

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1891 on: October 24, 2013, 02:51:28 PM »
Got this one the other day:

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday
Office Hours Monday to Saturday:
 
Dear Beneficiary
 
Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $8.5 Million USD due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.
The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Good luck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have two method of payment which is by Check or by ATM card?
ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $3,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2016. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.
Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via UPS. Because we have signed a contract with UPS which should expire in next three weeks you will only need to pay $340 instead of $750 saving you $410 So if you pay before the three weeks  you save $410 Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $340.00 nothing more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 48hrs after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.
Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $340.
DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $340 but because UPS have temporarily
discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the actual fee nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!
To effect the release of your fund valued at $8.5 Million USD you are advised to contact our correspondent in Africa the delivery officer
MR,ROBERT MUELLER with the information below,
Contact: Ms {name}
Email:  {gmail address}
Direct Contact NUMBER:+{scam phone number}
You are advised to contact him with the information as stated below:
1) Your full Name:
2) Home/Cell Phone:
3) Full Home address
4) Occupation:
5) Age:
6) Sex:
Preferred Payment Method (ATM / Cashier Check)
Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 24 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 24hrs after you have made the payment for shipping.
Yours sincerely,
 
MR,ROBERT MUELLER
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
 
Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice
only to be in contact with Willaim Lord of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT
and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.


Seems legit.  ::)

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1892 on: October 24, 2013, 03:10:30 PM »
Got this one the other day:

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday
Office Hours Monday to Saturday:
 
Dear Beneficiary
 
Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $8.5 Million USD due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.
The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Good luck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have two method of payment which is by Check or by ATM card?
ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $3,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2016. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.
Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via UPS. Because we have signed a contract with UPS which should expire in next three weeks you will only need to pay $340 instead of $750 saving you $410 So if you pay before the three weeks  you save $410 Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $340.00 nothing more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 48hrs after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.
Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $340.
DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $340 but because UPS have temporarily
discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the actual fee nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!
To effect the release of your fund valued at $8.5 Million USD you are advised to contact our correspondent in Africa the delivery officer
MR,ROBERT MUELLER with the information below,
Contact: Ms {name}
Email:  {gmail address}
Direct Contact NUMBER:+{scam phone number}
You are advised to contact him with the information as stated below:
1) Your full Name:
2) Home/Cell Phone:
3) Full Home address
4) Occupation:
5) Age:
6) Sex:
Preferred Payment Method (ATM / Cashier Check)
Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 24 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 24hrs after you have made the payment for shipping.
Yours sincerely,
 
MR,ROBERT MUELLER
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
 
Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice
only to be in contact with Willaim Lord of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT
and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.


Seems legit.  ::)

Wow. Either this has been going around for a year, or they really can't do basic addition.

Either way, let me know what the email address is, I want to get my custom pin based ATM card with the ability to withdraw $3,000 per day. I especially want the handbook or manual to enlighten me about how to use it. Even if I do have a bank account.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1893 on: October 24, 2013, 03:18:50 PM »
Got this one the other day:

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday
Office Hours Monday to Saturday:
 
Dear Beneficiary
 
Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $8.5 Million USD due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.
The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Good luck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have two method of payment which is by Check or by ATM card?
ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $3,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2016. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.
Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via UPS. Because we have signed a contract with UPS which should expire in next three weeks you will only need to pay $340 instead of $750 saving you $410 So if you pay before the three weeks  you save $410 Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $340.00 nothing more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 48hrs after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.
Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $340.
DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $340 but because UPS have temporarily
discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the actual fee nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!
To effect the release of your fund valued at $8.5 Million USD you are advised to contact our correspondent in Africa the delivery officer
MR,ROBERT MUELLER with the information below,
Contact: Ms {name}
Email:  {gmail address}
Direct Contact NUMBER:+{scam phone number}
You are advised to contact him with the information as stated below:
1) Your full Name:
2) Home/Cell Phone:
3) Full Home address
4) Occupation:
5) Age:
6) Sex:
Preferred Payment Method (ATM / Cashier Check)
Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 24 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 24hrs after you have made the payment for shipping.
Yours sincerely,
 
MR,ROBERT MUELLER
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
 
Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice
only to be in contact with Willaim Lord of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT
and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.


Seems legit.  ::)

tl;dr.  ;D

Seriously, if they want you to respond, shouldn't they try to keep it simple?
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1894 on: October 24, 2013, 04:03:02 PM »

tl;dr.  ;D

Seriously, if they want you to respond, shouldn't they try to keep it simple?

But they had to tell me all about how I'm saving $410, all I'll ever pay is $340, and not to trust anyone but Willaim Lord!!

 :P

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1895 on: October 24, 2013, 04:50:51 PM »
I had to buy my first new tv in 10 years after my current one went all weird. Everyone went all blue, it was like watching "NCIS: Pandora".

I love this phrasing.

It took me a while, and then I collapsed in giggles.
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« Reply #1896 on: October 24, 2013, 05:15:37 PM »
Got this one the other day:

Quote
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Anti-Terrorist And Monitory Crime Division.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation.
J.Edgar.Hoover Building Washington Dc
Customers Service Hours / Monday To Saturday
Office Hours Monday to Saturday:
 
Dear Beneficiary
 
Series of meetings have been held over the past 7 months with the secretary general of the United Nations Organization. This ended 3 days ago. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of $8.5 Million USD due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of your fund all in an attempt to swindle your fund which has led to so many losses from your end and unnecessary delay in the receipt of your fund.
The National Central Bureau of Interpol enhanced by the United Nations and Federal Bureau of Investigation have successfully passed a mandate to the current president of Nigeria his Excellency President Good luck Jonathan to boost the exercise of clearing all foreign debts owed to you and other individuals and organizations who have been found not to have receive their Contract Sum, Lottery/Gambling, Inheritance and the likes. Now how would you like to receive your payment? Because we have two method of payment which is by Check or by ATM card?
ATM Card: We will be issuing you a custom pin based ATM card which you will use to withdraw up to $3,000 per day from any ATM machine that has the Master Card Logo on it and the card have to be renewed in 4 years time which is 2016. Also with the ATM card you will be able to transfer your funds to your local bank account. The ATM card comes with a handbook or manual to enlighten you about how to use it. Even if you do not have a bank account.
Check: To be deposited in your bank for it to be cleared within three working days. Your payment would be sent to you via any of your preferred option and would be mailed to you via UPS. Because we have signed a contract with UPS which should expire in next three weeks you will only need to pay $340 instead of $750 saving you $410 So if you pay before the three weeks  you save $410 Take note that anyone asking you for some kind of money above the usual fee is definitely a fraudsters and you will have to stop communication with every other person if you have been in contact with any. Also remember that all you will ever have to spend is $340.00 nothing more! Nothing less! And we guarantee the receipt of your fund to be successfully delivered to you within the next 48hrs after the receipt of payment has been confirmed.
Note: Everything has been taken care of by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The United Nation and also the FBI and including taxes, custom paper and clearance duty so all you will ever need to pay is $340.
DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE UNTIL YOU READ THIS: The actual fees for shipping your ATM card is $340 but because UPS have temporarily
discontinued the C.O.D which gives you the chance to pay when package is delivered for international shipping We had to sign contract with them for bulk shipping which makes the fees reduce from the actual fee nothing more and no hidden fees of any sort!
To effect the release of your fund valued at $8.5 Million USD you are advised to contact our correspondent in Africa the delivery officer
MR,ROBERT MUELLER with the information below,
Contact: Ms {name}
Email:  {gmail address}
Direct Contact NUMBER:+{scam phone number}
You are advised to contact him with the information as stated below:
1) Your full Name:
2) Home/Cell Phone:
3) Full Home address
4) Occupation:
5) Age:
6) Sex:
Preferred Payment Method (ATM / Cashier Check)
Upon receipt of payment the delivery officer will ensure that your package is sent within 24 working hours. Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 24hrs after you have made the payment for shipping.
Yours sincerely,
 
MR,ROBERT MUELLER
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20535
 
Note: Do disregard any email you get from any impostors or offices claiming to be in possession of your ATM CARD, you are hereby advice
only to be in contact with Willaim Lord of the ATM CARD CENTRE who is the rightful person to deal with in regards to your ATM CARD PAYMENT
and forward any emails you get from impostors to this office so we could act upon and commence investigation.


Seems legit.  ::)

Wow. Either this has been going around for a year, or they really can't do basic addition.

Either way, let me know what the email address is, I want to get my custom pin based ATM card with the ability to withdraw $3,000 per day. I especially want the handbook or manual to enlighten me about how to use it. Even if I do have a bank account.

 :D  A card that allows you to withdraw $3,000 a day? Even in sterling, I don't have that much money. Yes please!

A girl I went to school with was an actual princess from Nigeria. Ooh, and my ex was Nigerian too. Now, considering he wanted to return to Nigeria to become a politician after graduating from uni, maybe he'll know how the Nigerian Federal Government can afford to give all this money away to Westerners.  ;)

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1897 on: October 24, 2013, 05:29:01 PM »
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Preferred Payment Method (ATM / Cashier Check)

Sure, sign me up! I'd love to see 8.5 million (USD) deposited in my credit union's ATM. Who knew they permitted that many digits in a deposit transaction? ::) More than the withdrawal number of digits, I presume.

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« Reply #1898 on: October 24, 2013, 05:31:09 PM »
Monitory Crime Division?   ;D

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1899 on: October 24, 2013, 07:03:44 PM »
Hey guys, if you live in the US, check your credit reports. Experian, one of the major credit bureaus, sold Social Security numbers to a Vietnamese ID theft ring.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/cybertruth/2013/10/21/scammer-dupes-experian-into-selling-social-security-nos/3144069/

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« Reply #1900 on: October 25, 2013, 07:41:20 AM »

I had to buy my first new tv in 10 years after my current one went all weird. Everyone went all blue, it was like watching "NCIS: Pandora".


I hit that line and cracked up laughing. I'm so glad it was early and no one else was in the office. I don't think I could explain.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1901 on: October 25, 2013, 11:46:46 AM »
Monitory Crime Division?   ;D

Someone once tried to steal a computer monitor from my office. These were the people we should have notified, I suppose.
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« Reply #1902 on: October 25, 2013, 01:38:04 PM »
I keep getting calls from "Unknown Caller" and there's nobody on the other end of the line.  I don't understand what the scam(?) is.

eta: I stay on the line in case it's a computer that needs time to kick in.  I check my bill for suspicious charges.  Nothing.
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« Reply #1903 on: October 25, 2013, 02:37:03 PM »
I keep getting calls from "Unknown Caller" and there's nobody on the other end of the line.  I don't understand what the scam(?) is.

eta: I stay on the line in case it's a computer that needs time to kick in.  I check my bill for suspicious charges.  Nothing.

It's a telemarketing center, most likely.  It's time-consuming to have actual people dial all the phone numbers, so they have a computer do it.  Then once someone picks up, the call is transferred to a live person.  If nobody is home, the call center doesn't have to waste their employees' time on the call.  (No comment on wasting everyone else's time . . .)

Anyway, they use statistics to judge what % of computer-dialed calls will get answered by humans, so they always are dialing more phones than there are people to talk to customers.  Sometimes the algorithms end being wrong, and the computers get more people on the phone than there are employees to pick up the calls.  When that happens, the computer hangs up on you - hence the strange ghost calls.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1904 on: October 25, 2013, 04:19:09 PM »
" Because we are so sure of everything we are giving you a 100% money back guarantee if you do not receive payment/package within the next 24hrs after you have made the payment for shipping."


You people are so cynical...he's given her a guarantee!
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