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BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria

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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 07 Jul 17 - 10:40 PM

Dave, you must have a wonderful website!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Jul 17 - 05:45 PM

This gem has just arrived in my inbox :-)

Dear Beloved,

Greetings in the name of our Lord . I'm Mrs.Rahab Ali the widow of
late Mr Abdul Ali , I'm 74 year sold. I am a Christian convert,
suffering from prolonged cancer of the breast, from all medical
indications my condition has really deteriorated and it's pretty
obvious that i may not live for more than six months owning to the
rapid growth by stage and the excruciating pain that accrues to it.

My husband was killed during the Gulf War,and our long years of
marriage was not blessed with children. My husband was very
wealthy.After his death I inherited all his business and funds. My
doctor has diagnosed and told me privately what i should expect,
building my spirit for the inevitable .He says i may not last for more
than six months,based on this i have taken the decision to share part
of my funds and wealth in contribution to the development of the
Church and society with major focus on the poor, needy and victims of
HIV/AIDS.

I selected you after visiting the website having prayed over it, I am
willing to donate the sum of $4.300,000USD for your work to help the
poor, needy,and less privileged among your congregations/society.
Please note that this fund is deposited in a bank in the country where
my husband worked, My lawyer will file the application for the
transfer of this money in your designated name and information's,
after my applications and instructions.

The grace of our Lord , the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy
Spirit be with you. finally i honestly employ you to make sure that
these funds are put to use only for this purpose, a good one you can
agree with me,and remember these are the demands of a dieing woman who
has a life in the lord. I now realize that wealth without life in
Christ is vanity and non-sense.Always remember that.

May the grace and blessings of God be and remain with you.

I shall be awaiting for your response.

Regards,
Mrs.Ali Rahab


Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Jul 17 - 11:30 PM

some years back, before facebook, interstate friends of a friend replied to an I'm-stuck-in-a-foreign-country-with-no-money email & sent several thousand by Western Union as instructed in the second email. Bye-bye-money.

Had they contacted anyone here in Sydney they would have known she was at home.

I later got a similar email from another friend's hacked address & contacted her by her other address.

Both friends had to change their email addresses.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 01 Jul 17 - 06:45 PM

A friend of mine just got taken for $3,000 USD in a "jury duty" phone scam. The caller pretended to be a police officer and told my friend that there was a warrant out for his arrest for having not reported for jury duty, but that the issue could be resolved with no arrest. You can guess the rest of the story.

Jury Duty Scam

Just a friendly reminder: Officialdom does not call you if you've done a baddie. Bureaucracies do paper, not phone calls. Depending on the severity of your offense, they will contact you by mail or they will knock on your door.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 07 Jun 17 - 10:02 PM

woo hoo! I'm a National Lottery Award Winner!!! Tho "National Award Lottery W" comes from a personal gmail address

The email comes from the Anti Terrorist & Monetary Crimes Division of the FBI! As they give what looks like the the full street address of this agency, it must be true ...

it's probably this scam from way back in 2008,but I didn't open it - just widened the screen as far it as it could go


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 28 May 17 - 04:14 AM

Ha Joe! Typical of scams - the sums of money are far too high. They always over-egg the pudding don't they? If someone had $1,800,000 to leave, it certainly wouldn't be done by e mail would it? Or an ATM card through the post? The very idea!
Secondly, the English is a bit wonky in parts. Why don't they employ a native English speaker to proof-read the thing?
And lastly, they always invoke the names of very official-sounding Departments and Authorities.
I reckon you've got a classic scam there!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 May 17 - 02:29 AM

Here's another one. Sounds very official....
    U.S Department of State
    2201 C Street NW
    Washington, DC 20520.


    Dear Beneficiary


    Your ATM Visa Card Will Be Shipped Through USPS To Your Address I am Mr. Rex W. Tillerson, United States Secretary of State by profession. This is to inform you officially that after our investigations with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other Security Agencies in the Country for the year 2016 and 2017, we discovered that you have not yet received your over due fund.

    I have made it my first point of call since taking office to settle all Outstanding Payments accrued to Individuals or Corporations with respect to local and overseas contract payment, Debt Rescheduling and Outstanding Compensation payment.

    This is to make sure all Outstanding payments are settled beginning of this fiscal year 2017. On Behalf of the entire staff of the U.S. Department of State and the United Nations in collaboration with World Bank, we apologize for the delay of your contract payment, Winning or Inheritance funds from most of African Countries and all the inconveniences you encountered while pursuing this payment.

    However, from the records of outstanding beneficiaries due for payment with the U.S Secretary of State, your name was discovered as next on the list of the outstanding payment who has not yet received their payments.

    Note that from the record in my file, your outstanding contract payment is $1,850,000.00 USD (One Million, Eight Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) loaded in an ATM Visa Card that allows you to make a daily maximum withdrawal limit of $5,000 Five Thousand Dollars) YOUR ATM PIN CODE ( 7250 ).

    I have your file here in my office and it says that you are yet to receive your fund valued at $1,850,000.00 USD (One Million, Eight Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States Dollars). This Funds will now be delivered to your designated address or your preferred payment option.

    We have perfected all modules on how to bring this fund to your house without any problem, but be aware that United Nations and the United States Government has only authorised my office to release the Sum of $1,850,000.00 USD to you as true beneficiary of the Fund.

    Note that your loaded ATM Visa Card will be mailed to you through Priority Mail Express (USPS) to your designated address immediately you admit full compliance to this email. Due to my busy schedules You are advised to kindly get in contact with our correspondent Barrister William Darvis with the below details enclosed to help ensure safe mailing of your ATM Visa Card:

    Your Full Name:
    Your Contact House Address:
    Name of City of Residence:
    Country of Residence:
    Direct Mobile Telephone Number:
    ID Card, DL or Passport Copy:
    Age and Occupation:

    Contact Barrister William Darvis immediately by replying to this email or emailing the address below:

    Name: Barrister William Darvis
    Email: bar.williamsdarvis6@gmail.com
    TELEPHONE: +1 (415)-494-8827

    He is obliged to treat your case with utmost urgency as soon as you contact him and fill out your correct details including all reachable phone numbers for him to get in touch with you via phone and email.

    NOTE: Every documentation proof for your fund have been packaged and sealed to be mailed together with your Visa Card to your address. Therefore, the only obligation required of you by the laws of the Government of United States and the financial Monetary Policy of the Supreme Court, states that; you as a beneficiary must officially obtain the irrevocable LEGAL STAY OF PROCEED from the Supreme Court of USA, as a means to justify the legitimacy, transparency and clean bill of funds from USA so that by the time your funds gets to you, no authority will question the funds as it has been legally certified free from all financial Malpractices and facets. The LEGAL STAY OF PROCEED is valued at a cost of just ( $320) please take note of that.

    As soon as the above mentioned $320 is received, The LEGAL STAY OF PROCEED will be secured on your behalf immediately. I need all the compliance that I can get from you to ensure we get this project accomplished. Personally, I am very sorry for the delay you have gone through in the past years. Thanks for adhering to this instructions which are meant for your sole benefit, once again accept my congratulations in advance.

    Thanks for your cooperation as your quick response to this email notice with adherence to the above instructions is highly anticipated.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Mr. Rex W. Tillerson.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 19 Dec 16 - 08:40 PM

this one came into my club's address from a talent scout in a FILM STUDIO!!!

yah, fame & big money, tho I wonder which of our 250 members she meant ...

I wonder what "Concern" means as a salutation, To whom It Concerns, or something else


Dear Concern,

I am Talent Scout For BLUE SKY FILM STUDIO, Present Blue sky Studio a Film Corporation Located in the United State, is Soliciting for the Right to use Your Photo/Face and Personality as One of the Semi -Major Role/ Character in our Upcoming ANIMATED Stereoscope 3D Movie-The Story of Ferdinand (Ferdinand 2017) The Movie is Currently Filming (In Production)

Please Note That There Will Be No Auditions, Traveling or Any Special / Professional Acting Skills, Since the Production of This Movie Will Be Done with our State of Art Computer -Generating Imagery Equipment.

We Are Prepared to Pay the Total Sum of $620,000.00 USD.

For More Information/Understanding, Please Write us on the E-Mail Below.

CONTACT EMAIL: blueskyfilmstudio@usa.com

All Reply to: blueskyfilmstudio@usa.com

Note: Only the Response send to this mail will be Given a Prior onsideration.

Talent Scout

Camilia Brunnet


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 29 Sep 16 - 11:49 AM

Tee hee Sandra, I did like that Supercalfragilistic video. Hilarious!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: frogprince
Date: 29 Sep 16 - 10:58 AM

Yesterday I got the phone call warning me that the IRS is after me for the first time. I think this is the single nastiest hustle that I've encountered personally so far. Is it being broadcast totally at random, or focused on seniors?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 29 Sep 16 - 10:23 AM

Andrez & Senoufou if you would like more info about Trump, check out Doonesbury where where Trudeau has been featuring him since 1987! I recently bought the book & had a wonderful time reading the old strips.

Trudeau is only creating the weekend strip these days so classic strips are featured the rest of the time. Click on PREV link to see earlier cartoons, Trump is featured almost every weekend. Check out Mudline & Say What? for many memorable quotes, not all from Trump.

thread drift over -

my latest email is allegedly from AusPost (Australia Post) or that's what I thing Au Post means, & tells me my parcel 'experienced an exception' - dunno what that means but it had to be returned. Poor parcel, I suppose they want me to pay to get it back, or click on a link or something... At least it wasn't my Trump book!

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 11 Sep 16 - 01:27 PM

Haha yes Andrez, very good ideas there! Imagine playing them videos of speeches by Tony Blair or any dodgy politician in fact. They could watch for visible signs of shiftiness and word-spin. I reckon in today's world, youngsters need to finely tune their scam/dodginess radar. You and I could prepare a super curriculum for A-level Political/Business Awareness!
I also think they'd benefit from being asked to read the 'fine print' in various contracts, and identify the pitfalls. Sky (which we used to have years ago, but no more!) actually reserved the right (in tiny print) to raise their charges three times during the first year of the deal, and one had no say in it at all. Terrifying!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Andrez
Date: 10 Sep 16 - 07:51 PM

Senofou, I get your point about creative writing but I think a unit on critical thinking (especially for 14 year olds) might be of value as well :-)

Then again reading and critical analysis of any speech or statement made by Trump could also be included in the unit course curriculum for starters as a warm up to the more intense analysis of the longer letter above. Perhaps it could be used as part of the final assessment?

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 10:44 PM

Got a call today from someone who told me that they had detected a problem with my computer.
Which computer?
No answer.
What operating system?
Windows XP.
Sorry, none of our machines is on XP.
[click]


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 09 Sep 16 - 09:31 PM

I just received an email from Scarlett Johansson at a hotmail address offering Responsive Re-design service. Hello, I am Md Asif a Business Development manager in New Delhi (India) and I work with 26+ experienced IT professionals dedicated into website designing ...

I wonder why she calls herself Md Asif. Maybe if I'd opened the email it might have all been explained.

On a more serious matter, I also received an email from my ISP (well a perfect copy of their email, which even came from a plausible address - noreply@isp) saying they had charged me twice for my monthly payment & asking me to click on a link to arrange a refund. As I have the smallest service they offer, I wasn't caught by this email wanting to refund 10 time what I pay per month!! Apart from the fact I don't keep anything like that amount in my direct payments account, the link was not plausible.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Andrez
Date: 22 Aug 16 - 12:30 AM

For what its worth for those folks using MS Outlook especially on a Mac, you can highlight the email and then choose to 'block the sender' as well as marking it as junk mail. What happens then is that subsequent emails from the blocked person then go straight into the trash ready for deleting.

This option has made a significant contribution to minimising junk and scam emails when I check my mail. I hope the info helps someone else as well.

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 07:48 PM

By the way, I did turn this in to the branch of the FBI which deals in internet scamming. The extortion bit goes beyond the usual IRS scams.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 08:30 AM

By the way, regarding the name Emma Obi on the scam for Western Union recipient details, Obi is a Yoruba surname, so yes, the person IS Nigerian, albeit living in Benin.
We send Western Union money transfers often, to my in-laws in Ivory Coast, and the recipient has to have ID (but in this case it's more than likely forged) and one has to specify the country, so Benin must be correct. The test question can be in any language you like, so English would be accepted.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 08:11 AM

it would be a very good lesson - there's nothing wrong with being a teacher ...


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 05:51 AM

Sandra, what a brilliant idea that would be for a Creative Writing exercise for, say, 14yr olds! They'd have to imagine they were a scammer in another country, and to phrase their spiel with a slightly 'off' turn of phrase now and then, to demonstrate their lack of good English. They could pitch the letter at a certain type of victim, say a businessman or a taxpayer, and use the relevant issues in their text. It would stretch their imaginations, get them to write in a different style and, most importantly, train them to identify and recognise scams and avoid them in adult life. One could show them several examples, such as those on this thread to get them going.
Sigh... I never stop being a teacher inside my head...


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 05:25 AM

what a wonderful piece of creative writing


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 04:55 AM

EBarnacle, that's an absolute scream! Benin has French as its official language, so they've got a certain amount of linguistic ability (or it's a Nigerian living in Benin, which is extremely likely) I do love the Western Union test question "In God" and the response "we trust" Tee hee!

As always, one wonders if anybody on the entire planet is daft enough nowadays to believe any of these pathetic attempts to scam.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 21 Aug 16 - 12:31 AM

Got one today that is a blatant extortion attempt. By the way, I'v never heard of them before--but the FBI will:


THIS IS THE FINAL WARNING!!!

Attention:

THIS IS THE FINAL WARNING!!!

This is the final warning you are going to receive from me do you get
me? I hope you understand how many times this message has been sent to
you.
We have warned you so many times and you have decided to ignore our
e-mails or because you believe we have not been instructed to get you
arrested and today if you fail to respond back to us with the payment
details below,then we would first send a letter to the MAYOR of the
city where you reside and direct them to close your bank account until
you have been jailed and all your properties will be confiscated by
the FBI,CIA and other enforcement agency. We would also send a letter
to the company/agency that you are working for so that they could get
you fired until we are through with our investigations because a
suspect is not suppose to be working for the government or any private
organization.

Your ID which we have in our database have been sent to all the crimes
agencies in America for them to inset you in their website as an
internet fraudsters and to warn people from having any deals with you.
This would have been solved all this while if you had gotten the
CERTIFICATE ENDORSED AND STAMPED as you were instructed in the e-mail
below. This is the federal bureau of investigation (FBI) am writing in
response to the e-mail you sent to us and am using this medium to
inform you that there is no more time left to waste because you have
been given a mandate. As stated earlier to have the document endorsed,
signed and stamped without failure and you must adhere to this
directives to avoid you blaming yourself at last when we must have
arrested and jailed you for life and all your properties will be
seized and bank account will be confiscated too.

You failed to comply with our directives/instruction and that was the
reason why we didn't hear from you, as our director has already been
notified about you get the process completed yesterday and right now
the WARRANT OF ARREST has been signed against you and it will be
carried out in the next 48hours as strictly signed by the FBI
director. We have investigated and found out that you didn't have any
idea when the fraudulent deal was committed with your
information's/identity and right now your ID is placed on our website
as a wanted person, I believe you know that it will be a shame to you
and your entire family because after then it will be announce in all
the local channels that you are wanted by the Federal bureau.

I decided to see how i could be of help to you because i would not be
happy to see you end up in jail and all your properties confiscated
all because your information's was used to carry out a fraudulent
transactions, i called the EFCC and they directed me to a private
attorney who can help you get the process done and he ensured that he
will endorse and stamp the document with the sum of $45USD only
and i believe this process is cheaper for you.

You need to do every possible today and tomorrow to get this process
done because our director has called to inform me that the warrant of
arrest has been signed against you and once it has been approved, then
the arrest will be carried out, and from our investigations we learn
that you were the person that forwarded your identity to one
impostor/fraudsters in Nigeria when he had a deal with you about the
transfer of some illegal funds the sum of 1,500,000.00 only.

I pleaded on your behalf so that this agency could give you till
/31/2015 so that you could get this process done because i learn
that you were sent several e-mail without getting a response from you,
Bear it in mind that this is the only way that i can be of able to
help you at this moment or you would have to face the law and its
consequences once it has befall on you.

You would make the payment through western union money transfer or
money gram with
the below details.

RECEIVER NAME:Emma Obi
COUNTRY, BENIN REPUBLIC
CITY, COTONOU
TEXT QUESTION:in god
ANSWER: we trust
AMOUNT:$45USD

Senders Full Name======
Sender Full Address:====
Direct Phone Number:==========
MTCN:=========

Send the payment details to me as stated above and make sure that you
didn't hesitate making the payment down to the agency by today so that
they could have the certificate endorsed, signed and stamped
immediately without any further delay. After all this process has been
carried out, then we would have to proceed to the bank for the
transfer of your compensation funds which is valued at the sum of
1.500,000.00 usd which was suppose to have been transferred to you
all this while.
Note: All the crimes agencies have been contacted on this regards and
we shall trace and arrest you if you disregard this instructions. You
are given a grace today to make the payment for the document after
which your failure to do that will attract a maximum arrest and
finally you will be appearing in court for act of terrorism,money
laundering and drug trafficking charges, so be warned not to try any
thing funny because you are been watched.

EXPECTING YOUR KIND ANTICIPATED CO-OPERATION.
John Edwin
FBI DIRECTOR


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 23 Mar 16 - 04:44 AM

back in the days when I was working for Lloyds Bank (in a university branch) we received warnings not to open bank accounts for Nigerian students (of which we had a lot)if they provided passports, or other ID documents with, or including the name "Nintende Revenje" (or any close variation.
Apparently these accounts were getting funded with cheques stolen from the postal systems, and subtly altered.
The usual intended recipient for these cheques was the "Inland Revenue"

My favourite was the student trying to open a student society account for the "Committee for Action on Smoking & Health". Presumably he was hoping to get membership cheques payable to C.A.S.H.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,#
Date: 22 Mar 16 - 11:17 AM

"Right your own ticket with the degree you diserve!"

There Inglish degree will certenly be a joy to erne.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 22 Mar 16 - 10:52 AM

today Ulysses Jeffries is offering me a degree, how exciting!

Right your own ticket with the degree you diserve! Don't like the job you work at and you think about changing it for something better ...

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Feb 16 - 09:05 PM

another gem from my spam folder

Canadian-Pills      What we do at our online pharmacy is promoting healthcare and enabling you to save money

fortunately for them I had a very wide screen & could see part of the message, so everyone can enjoy this piece of prose which appears to have been created on a bad poetry generator site.

Blind, living sacrifice and cumbersome. Molly was elected to tubes once. Regret it rains 158 days

sandra (wondering how it continued)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Dec 15 - 07:55 AM

If I hadn't automatically hung up on the Indian voice I could have used my very clever plan of telling him that he would need to speak to the librarian.

sandra (Mac user who has only once used the library's computer)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 13 Dec 15 - 05:43 AM

One lie that I admit to* is telling those nuisances that call to say that they can fix the faults on my computer that I do not possess a computer so they had better check their database. Then I hang up with no further word spoken.

≈M≈

*I plead self-defence!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
Date: 12 Dec 15 - 05:13 PM

When the PC menders from India phone I encourage them a little, then say can I ask a question. Does your mother know you are a criminal? Really annoys them.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 11 Dec 15 - 11:32 PM

Got a phone call today telling me that my application for a payday loan had been approved and all I had to do was give them some info so they could deposit the money in my account. When I told them I had not applied for the loan, they hung up.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 11 Dec 15 - 09:34 AM

must be time to revive this thread -

I received an email from Eve, with the subject Foot Disease-Eve -
hello sir/madam Nice to meet you. This is Eve from (a Chinese company which makes aesthetics and medical equipment)

the other emails in my spam folder are not so interesting


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 11 Aug 15 - 08:23 PM

Thanks, I have shared it out with my union.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: frogprince
Date: 11 Aug 15 - 03:10 PM

For long months, I've been getting the same robocall: "This is your final notice; there is nothing wrong with your current credit card account, but..." Until quite recently, I usually got the phone back down before it got past the first couple of words. The calls went on and on. Then I found an old coach's whistle kicking around the house. I put it by the phone. If I hit button one for a live rep, I would be told how many calls were ahead of me. If it was two or three, I waited with the whistle... I was hoping word would get around, but instead the calls escalated to two or three a day. I decided to try "signing up" with totally bogus id and information. If they caught on, I would ask why they would object to my lying to them once, after they lied to me a hundred or more times. So, I got a live rep: "Hello; do you have over $2,000 in credit card debt?" I blurted out "no". He had hung up before I could finish the "O", and it's been weeks with no more of the call. I obviously wasn't worthy of their helpful service.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Andrez
Date: 11 Aug 15 - 05:00 AM

Here's a potentially useful resource courtesy of the Aussie Government. Enjoy.

The Little Black Book Of Scams

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 10 Aug 15 - 09:41 PM

NOT!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 10 Aug 15 - 09:39 PM

of course, you have urgently responded to Mr.Gerry's VERY CRUCIAL email


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 10 Aug 15 - 11:18 AM

They finally got around to using the Japanese Tsunami as an excuse:

VERY CRUCIAL

Actually, I know that this message would come to you as a surprise since we do
not know each other before. I am Mr.Gerry Mallon of the above
mentioned bank in United Kingdom,am an executive of the Bank.

There is an account opened in my bank many years ago,and the owner of
the said account was a Late foreign business man who died in the
unfortunate Earthquake Tsunami that occurred in Japan in 2011 without relatives
nor next of kin to stand as a claim or beneficiary to his
money, and the amount involve is THIRTY FOUR MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES
DOLLARS($34,500.000.00) ONLY.
No other person/persons know about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no other
beneficiary.
Nevertheless,I have been managing the account until his death to this moment.

I am only contacting you because you bear the same surname name with
the late owner of the funds, secondly, this money cannot be approved
to a local account here, but can only be approved to any foreign
beneficiary because the original owner of the account was a foreigner.

I will use my position and influence to effect legal approvals and
onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate
clearance forms of the ministries and foreign exchange departments.
With my position in the bank, this transaction will take us 5 banking
days to complete.
At the conclusion of this transaction, you will be given 40% of the
total amount,while 60% will be for me.
Note that with my position in the bank, this transaction can only take us 5
to 6 banking days to complete.
As soon as the money is transferred to your account, I will take a sabbatical leave to meet
you for sharing and investment.

I wait your urgent response.
Yours Sincerely,
Mr.Gerry


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 01 Jul 15 - 11:11 PM

We got one the other morning. The caller was from India, clearly. Once I got him to understand that a, we were not buying anything and b, we would not give him access to any of our computers, he hung up.

The best I had recently was the package confiscated at customs from a diplomatic package but he made the mistake of giving a legit local phone number. After I called him and left a message he actually called me back to try to persuade he was legit. Guess who got reported to custom and the post office.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Jul 15 - 09:08 PM

maybe he's a zombie? (see my post of 15 April)


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jul 15 - 07:07 PM

Got a tasty new one today. Hey, isn't Mubarak still alive?
    I, MRS SUZANNE MUBARAK(The wife of the late egyptian president),request
    your assistance in the Reinvestment and Management of 25millionUSD for my
    family in Abroad and your percentage will be 20%.All you need to do is to
    send your details:Telephone No.,Full name and Fax No. to my lawyer
    Barrister Alex Thomas on email: barralex_thomasbook@draze.com or telephone
    No.:+447035998921
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13398644


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Apr 15 - 02:39 PM

Both my wife and I are retired and we usually sleep until about eight o'clock in the morning.

One of those SOBs called at seven this morning!

Boy, did he get an earful!!!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Andrez
Date: 24 Apr 15 - 08:47 AM

Naaaah, when I have the time and dont just hang up and feel like having some perverse fun I like getting them to tell me whats wrong with my PC and having to explain in their broken Ingrish. Then I ask 'em what version of Win OS I've got and I always have the 'other one' and never mind the fact I can call up XP or WIn 7 running in a virtual environment on my Mac.

Its a cheap thrill anyway and whiles away a few minutes while the kettles boilin :-)

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 12:14 AM

Tell them, "I'm NOT having problems with my PC..I'm using Apple....YOU guys are the ones having problems with YOUR PC's....and that's WHY I have Apple!"

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Andrez
Date: 22 Apr 15 - 08:47 AM

I often get Microsoft every now and again calling to tell me they can see I am having trouble with my PC. Too bad we only have Macs- dickheads :-)

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Rumncoke
Date: 21 Apr 15 - 03:15 PM

Those people who ring up and tell me they are a Windows technician and my pc is putting out all sorts of problems - I tell them that my pc is set to go on line at specific times during the day, so they can tell me when that is if they really are 'seeing' what my pc is sending out.

Some of them even try to guess.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 20 Apr 15 - 10:38 PM

email title - A new life instead of buying ammunition - gave me a laugh as I deleted the contents of my spam folder


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 08:56 PM

brilliant idea, Eddie1 - re the lost cookie - contact joe@mudcat.org to get it restored


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 03:41 PM

My newspaper had an article warning of callers who pretend to be from U.S. Internal Revenue Service and collect money by making threats. They especially prey on the uneducated and the elderly.

My beautician told me of an elderly customer who was taken in by the caller who pretends to be a grandchild in trouble. Fortunately her bank was on the qui vive, and when she went to withdraw her life savings, the bankers said, "Wait a moment. What is this all about?"


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: GUEST,Eddie1 (Cookie lost forever)
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 05:28 AM

Just seen a wonderful idea on Facebook! It suggests that if you get a cold call, put your toddler on the line and tell them it's Santa Claus!
I'm now crculating all my friends to ask if I can rent a toddler. Some of them are actually prepared to pay me!!!!
The toddler could also reply to these Scam e-mails if given the same information!

Eddie


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