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Twik

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5070 on: February 09, 2016, 01:04:17 PM »
I wonder if that scam has been resurrected by the success of The Martian.
My cousin's memoir of love and loneliness while raising a child with multiple disabilities will be out on Amazon soon! Know the Night, by Maria Mutch, has been called "full of hope, light, and companionship for surviving the small hours of the night."

nutraxfornerves

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5071 on: February 10, 2016, 10:25:34 AM »
I couldn't decide which was stronger--the moochiness or the chutzpah. I decided on mooching and chose this thread to post it in, instead of Snowflakes. It's the first story here The Latest Car Sales Customer Awards on Customers Suck. Guy comes into a car dealer and demands to be able to do a test drive of a very expensive luxury model, unaccompanied by a dealership person. The best way to do this is to let him take the car home for the weekend, and it must be this weekend.

The OP commented "Good news! There is actually a business model that caters to people like you who obviously don't want to buy a car but want to turn up at some social event big timing it about your new wheels. It's called 'car rental'."

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snowfire

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5072 on: February 10, 2016, 04:14:01 PM »
Just got an email on an old Yahoo account that I am closing out.  The "From" address was from "wagsfamily@aol.com".
It purported to be from the Yahoo Mail Administrator stating that my account was full & I could no longer send or receive email until I clicked their link to "re-validate" my account.

Let me count all the things wrong with that...
1) Account is being closed out so I am migrating everything off of Yahoo.  Very little still comes there, but I'm not having any problems.
2) Clicking on a link in an unsolicited email...Nope, not stupid, not happening.
3) The Yahoo administrator has an AOL email address????!!! ROFLMAO   Don't think so...

ladyknight1

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5073 on: February 11, 2016, 07:21:10 AM »
Another one at work. Subject line is "Salary Advance".

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If you are in need of a salary advance, you can apply in minutes.

It only takes 90 SECONDS to be approved, and then you can receive your cash.

Go here now for your instant salary advance. link

I sent it to our information security office as it may appear to be something authorized by our organization.

Twik

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #5074 on: February 11, 2016, 09:05:08 AM »
3) The Yahoo administrator has an AOL email address????!!! ROFLMAO   Don't think so...

I love those. Sure, security staff from (large banking firm) use aol or gmail addresses. They would never be "security@largebankingfirm.com".
My cousin's memoir of love and loneliness while raising a child with multiple disabilities will be out on Amazon soon! Know the Night, by Maria Mutch, has been called "full of hope, light, and companionship for surviving the small hours of the night."