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Luci

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1935 on: October 31, 2013, 07:52:29 PM »
Every once in a while we get messages from the FBI (US). I forward them on to an email I have for them.

Just for the record: We are not clueless :  We know not to send email and password and other information, or $ to people we have not contacted.

Thank you for the spoof@paypal.com. I can not use it because Lucas is so good at deleting my SPAM. He really knows that I am not interested in young Asian females or investment oportunities or sexual aids and meds, too.

Does it really do any good to report all of this stuf? I'm thinking "deaf ears" from my childhood, or now "too darn busy - too much crap" for these days.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1936 on: November 01, 2013, 01:06:18 AM »
Moocher I mentioned a few pages back... has not arrived here yet.   Apparently they missed their connecting bus while in Las Vegas.  So are stuck there.

Which is odd because I thought grey hound would just let you board the next bus bound for where you were headed as long as there was room.

I wonder if the initial bus money was spent doing who knows what.
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1937 on: November 01, 2013, 05:11:42 AM »
Moocher I mentioned a few pages back... has not arrived here yet.   Apparently they missed their connecting bus while in Las Vegas.  So are stuck there.

Which is odd because I thought grey hound would just let you board the next bus bound for where you were headed as long as there was room.

I wonder if the initial bus money was spent doing who knows what.

Greyhound used to. But The last time I travelled, they had changed the terms. I had to book for a specific bus and had to pay to change that for any reason. Perhaps the moochers are in the same boat. They have missed their bus and need to pay for the change in tickets, but don't have any money. It isn't much - I would have had to pay about ten dollars? But that is a lot for a mooch - if you want everything for free, you don't generally carry much cash!
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1938 on: November 01, 2013, 06:14:22 AM »
Every once in a while we get messages from the FBI (US). I forward them on to an email I have for them.

Just for the record: We are not clueless :  We know not to send email and password and other information, or $ to people we have not contacted.

Thank you for the spoof@paypal.com. I can not use it because Lucas is so good at deleting my SPAM. He really knows that I am not interested in young Asian females or investment oportunities or sexual aids and meds, too.

Does it really do any good to report all of this stuf? I'm thinking "deaf ears" from my childhood, or now "too darn busy - too much crap" for these days.

Just asked a friend who kinda works with this kind of stuff, he said that reporting it doesn't affect the number of spam mail you'll receive because they can't/won't go after the spammers, but that they can ask the ISP to take down the fishing/fake web-site.
So yeah, if no one tells them that notebay.com got corrupted they wont know to try and take it down.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1939 on: November 01, 2013, 07:34:15 AM »
I got locked out of my Yahoo email account once after forwarding 3 spam emails to the spoof/reporting spam addresses... because apparently I was "sending spam".

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1940 on: November 01, 2013, 08:20:12 AM »
Just got one - the content is unremarkable, but the scammer is supposedly from Ireland. You'd think that an Irish person would have a better grasp of the English language.

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My Dearest one

I am Mrs. Mary David, from Ireland married t o late Dr. Mark David, Who died on 15 April 2005. I write to relate to you of my intention to use my Fund (Seven million united state dollars) for charity work in your country.

Am not in good health but God is alive despite the fact that my doctor has confirmed that I may not survive the surgery operation that will be performed on me soon. I do not want the bank/corrupt government to have my money if I don't make succeed the operation; my health is in the hand of God.

If you can be faithfully help and use my fund to care for the poor and less privilege in your country,

I am waiting to read from you for more details on my intention to help the poor and the needy in your country.

Your sister in God,
Mrs. Mary David.
 


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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1941 on: November 01, 2013, 08:37:56 AM »
What makes me so mad, is the people that actually get taken in by these things. I was speaking to a friend of mine, and he was telling me about an opportunity he had heard about, something about selling knives door to door? At the beginning of the conversation, I almost said wow! Who falls for those scams! And then he said, don't you think that's a good idea? We never spoke about it again, but I pray he didn't actually send money to these people

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1942 on: November 01, 2013, 08:38:57 AM »
Poor Ms. David, her husband was always late.  8)
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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1943 on: November 01, 2013, 08:45:33 AM »
Just got one - the content is unremarkable, but the scammer is supposedly from Ireland. You'd think that an Irish person would have a better grasp of the English language.

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My Dearest one

I am Mrs. Mary David, from Ireland married t o late Dr. Mark David, Who died on 15 April 2005. I write to relate to you of my intention to use my Fund (Seven million united state dollars) for charity work in your country.

Am not in good health but God is alive despite the fact that my doctor has confirmed that I may not survive the surgery operation that will be performed on me soon. I do not want the bank/corrupt government to have my money if I don't make succeed the operation; my health is in the hand of God.

If you can be faithfully help and use my fund to care for the poor and less privilege in your country,

I am waiting to read from you for more details on my intention to help the poor and the needy in your country.

Your sister in God,
Mrs. Mary David.
 


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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1944 on: November 01, 2013, 09:57:38 AM »
What makes me so mad, is the people that actually get taken in by these things. I was speaking to a friend of mine, and he was telling me about an opportunity he had heard about, something about selling knives door to door? At the beginning of the conversation, I almost said wow! Who falls for those scams! And then he said, don't you think that's a good idea? We never spoke about it again, but I pray he didn't actually send money to these people

You'd be amazed at the otherwise intelligent people who do get sucked in on these things. 

When we first connected to the Internet in the library, I was a little more sophisticated than others, thanks to Mr. Thipu.  We received a classic, early Nigerian scam.  I printed it out and passed it around for a laugh.  The Uber-Boss seriously considered it. 

(Where is the batting-your-head-against-a-brick wall smiley when you need one?)

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1945 on: November 01, 2013, 12:04:56 PM »
Sorry, Thipu, I can't help with smileys. Too many scammer smiley sites!

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1946 on: November 01, 2013, 01:16:17 PM »
Sorry, Thipu, I can't help with smileys. Too many scammer smiley sites!
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Toner is my forum buddy.  No scams or malware there, dozens of smilies. http://www3.telus.net/smile/
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Katana_Geldar

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1947 on: November 06, 2013, 11:26:08 PM »
Got a PayPal phishing email today. It was something about updating security, but the email address and links in email were not PayPal related.

Where's the Quiet?

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1948 on: November 09, 2013, 05:53:25 PM »
Got a couple good ones today:

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Attention: My Dear,

I have registered your ATM CARD of $1.5USD one million five hundred thousand with UPS Courier Company with registration code of (XGT0283 ). please Contact with your delivery information such as, Your Name, Your Address and Your Telephone Number:

Contact Person: Dr.Nelson James
E-mail ( upscourierserviceu@yahoo.fr )

I have paid for the Insurance & Delivery fee.Note:that the only fee you will pay to them is $75 for their stamp duty fee as i have taken care of the delivery charge.Please indicate the registration Number and ask Him to give you information on were to send this required $75.

Best Regards,
MR FRANK WILLIAMS

The second one was very nice to look at as it had several colorful graphics. The graphics said:

Rel@tionship Rewind
YOU MESSED UP YOUR LAST REL@TIONSHIP
FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS TO GET YOUR EX BACK!
REWIND YOUR REL@TIONSHIP TODAY
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It was actually kind of nice to see pretty spam for once instead of the usual difficult to read ones.

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #1949 on: November 11, 2013, 10:27:13 AM »
I many have posted this a hundred or more pages back but the story about the waitress who got a dollar tip from the football team brought it to mind.

Some years ago we had a Professor visit the library with students from his University seminar.  They were all cheerful, intelligent and polite people.  We even used one of their cameras to take photos of the smiling group. 

They had a great deal of photocopying to be done. The bill came to about 150 USD.  One 'gentleman' in the class generously offered to write a check for the full amount.  The red flags should have gone up at that point but they didn't. 

Of course, the check bounced.  We sent it back to him at the address on the check.

Surprise, surprise!  He didn't live at that address and hadn't for several years. The envelope was returned to us.

We then sent the check to the Professor and expressed our disappointment.  We were sure that he
would not like his name associated with this sort of behavior.  We never heard a word. 

The Professor and the scammer were henceforth banned from the library.