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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: EBarnacle
Date: 13 Jan 22 - 05:32 PM

Smack dab in the center of the state.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 13 Jan 22 - 01:37 AM

ooooh, have you got your money, yet? Of course, I'm assuming you do actually live in New Jersey?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 12 Jan 22 - 11:01 PM

I just got this one. There are so many defects, it's hard to list them all--including no state seal.

New Jersey Department of Labor
Wed 1/12/2022 10:29 PM
We have determined everyone in New Jersey can now be paid extra benefit due to COVID-19 If you had applied or not. If eligible ,you will receive a letter in the mail telling you how much you will receive each week.and also receive a debit card from by mail within three weeks.

The easiest way is online click here fill each form to determine your eligibility" and follow the instructions. It is important that you continue to do this.

Reminder: We encourage you to review your information to determine your eligibility For more information.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 11 Jan 22 - 12:54 PM

I keep getting call and mail offers to buy a house that I don't own; as far as I can tell it is tied to someone who has over the years given my phone number as his (I've had this number since 1996). Now the "buyers" send texts. They get a rude response back, then I mark the number as spam and block it.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 11 Jan 22 - 08:22 AM

Australian Govt Scamwatch site said in Nov - Australians have already lost about $12.9 million to online shopping including classifieds scams so far this year, & posted this today - New year, new #flubot phishing scam. Stay alert as scammers are now using news headlines and fake social media notifications to try and convince you to click these dodgy links. This is a malware #scam designed to steal your contacts and banking info – do not click!

I got a funny call this afternoon - a very unprofessional voice drawled "Hi, I'm (name) from Telstra". As is my wont I hang up immediately. Telstra is our largest telco & wouldn't have such an unenthusiastic voice on their phones. Most scammers wouldn't either.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Donuel
Date: 11 Jan 22 - 05:16 AM

The BBB has reported a doubling of on line cons in the last 2 years.


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Subject: RE: BS: My First Offer
From: Mrrzy
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 11:30 AM

I thought this would be about Joe!


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Subject: BS: My First Offer
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 03:52 AM

Today my (cell) phone rang me with an offer that sounds almost too good to refuse, i.e. "Jorge from India (actually my text read 'from indeed' but what does it know?) needs a personal assistant. Only 10 hours a week. $500."

I'm thinking I should have informed Jorge that I am independently wealthy and therefore don't need a job. I am pretty certain he would have then offered the windfall to some needy person and not wasted his time with me.                t


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Sep 21 - 10:18 AM

I've had those, too but have never dealt with Amazon.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 08 Sep 21 - 08:01 AM

Just had an e mail purporting to be from Amazon, saying my account is frozen and they need me to verify all my details. 'Please click here and give all your details, or you won't be able to shop with us any more' etc etc.
I checked this online and (of course) it's a phishing scam. If you do click on it, and are daft enough to give your card details/name/address etc, they'll have yer!
A clue is that the English in the text is incorrect and the perpetrators evidently aren't English speakers. Bastards.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 30 Aug 21 - 09:23 AM

I've seen the same emails using the name of my folk club in the past & a friend told me they were not legit.
How does a domain name scam work?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Mr Red
Date: 30 Aug 21 - 08:23 AM

I've had a few Chinese emails telling me that someone in Shanghai is trading under the name Stroud Voices and would I like to contact the sender and bag a list of Chinese domain names like stroudvoices.com.cn etc etc. Thus head off any syphoning off of trade under nefarious tactics. Now I can see that working for commercial websites, Chinese commerce is not averse to such cloaking.

The sender has tried before on other domain names (I have 7) - clearly they don't read the websites properly. Only stroudfm.co.uk is marginally appropriate despite being a defunct radio station. I can't easily shed the domain.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 28 Aug 21 - 09:04 PM

Maybe they will when Bruce sings it?

Bruce has been writing great & silly songs for decades, normally he invents the words, but these were obviously too good to send straight to Trash.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 28 Aug 21 - 01:10 PM

Ha! That sounds like a classic '419' scam Sandra. Honestly, can you imagine anyone on this earth being daft enough to comply with such an obviously scammy request?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 28 Aug 21 - 01:14 AM

but this one was & my songwriting friend Bruce Watson immortalised it in in his 30 New Songs in 30 days project last year.


VERY URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL FROM NIGERIA
30 New Songs in 30 Days - a Covid-19 Social Isolation Project.
April 22 2020. Song 22: VERY URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL FROM NIGERIA

Dear Mister Sir Madam,

I most humbly send you my greetings, Dearest Blessed One.

I understand that this message will come to you as a surprising, but I have some private highly urgent business to be done. With due humility and respect, I write to you of this proposal, though this note is unexpected because you not knowing me.

My name is Joseph Baraghan and I seek your cooperation. I found your contact details in your country’s directory. I am a close confidant of the former chief of staff of the daughter of the late Prince Motu of Blessed Memory. You may have heard that the Prince and his closest aide-de-camp were killed in Benin’s civil war by the rebel military. Following his assassinated, his daughter miraculously escaped, till she finally arrival in Nigeria. She smuggled out two trunks which held a large amount of cash which she has deposited anonymously for a strictly limited period.

In strictest confidence I can advice you that this cash amount is more than $US18 million. She is now desirous to emigrate to your country with these funds, due to the stable situation with which country’s blessed. So I seek a foreign partner who will assist with the transfer, and be a respected guardian of these funds which will in the future be invested. I believe you are the trustworthy, and a fit and proper person to investment of this sum.

If you are willing to assist, please reply to this email as soon as you can possible, as time is of excess. Moreover you are requested to kindly send the following details: Your full name, nominated bank account details, and address.

Needless to say, the trust reposed in you at this juncture is substantial. In return, you shall receiving recompense. I please advise, you will receive 15 per cent of the total, and you need only send £200 to cover the expense. When I received your reply I will send you the document that will legal you to have complete access to these funds. Your earliest response will be highly appreciable to assist my worthy client in the problem she confronts. Please kindly assure me that you will act strictly accordingly to my instructions as I have stated above herein. Please to expedite your action or I will seek another partner, as my client’s situation requires urgent to begin.

My identity must not be revealed to any other party and strict confidentiality is required.

I remain sincerely yours, humbly in Christ

Joseph Baraghan, Esquire.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: leeneia
Date: 24 Dec 20 - 10:58 AM

Thanks, EBarnacle. That's good advice.

There's a minor snag, though. It says, "If you get a call from a number you don’t recognize, don’t answer it." Very few people I know manage to get their names onto their phones, so most of the calls I get from friends & family do not have the caller's name.

For the last year, we have had a contractor renovating our home, and he never managed to get his number identified, even though I asked him to. So it's not just "an old people thing".

If there's a standard pathway for doing that (getting one's name to show up on the other end when calling), I would like to know about it.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 21 Dec 20 - 11:07 AM

Independent confirmation is good.
Here's another.

https://www.nj.com/news/2020/12/while-you-wait-for-your-amazon-delivery-for-the-holidays-dont-fall-for-this-scam.html


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 21 Dec 20 - 12:49 AM

I was wondering if there really was an army officer of that name, so looked & found this - bella Logan, a staff commander in the US Army


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Dec 20 - 04:02 PM

Here's a novel one:
Good Day,

Am bella Logan, a staff commander in the US Army presently serving in Syria as a combat instructor, I sincerely apologize for intruding into your privacy, this might come as a surprise to you, but nothing is more distressing to me at this time as i find myself forced by events beyond my control, i have summoned courage to contact you. Am 45 years old lady, am a widow and I had a son who is now 16 years of age.

Some money in various currencies where discovered in barrels at a farm house in the middle East during a rescue operation in Iraq War, and it was agreed by Staff Sergeant Kenneth Buff and myself that some part of these money be shared between both of us, I was given a total of ($5 Million US Dollars) as my own share , I kept this money in a consignment for a long while with a security Company which i declared and deposit as my personal effects and it has been secured and protected for years now with the diplomatic Delivery Service.

Now, the WAR in Iraq is over, and all possible problems that could have emanated from the shared money has been totally cleaned up and all file closed, all what was discovered in the Middle East is no more discussed, am now ready to retire from active services by the end of this month, but, i need a trustworthy person that can help me take possession of this funds and keep it safe while i work on my relief letters to join you so that we could discuss possible business partnership together with the money.

But I tell you what! No compensation can make up for the risk we are taken with our lives. You can confirm the genuineness of the findings by clicking on this web site.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2988455.stm

I’m seeking your kind assistance to move the sum of US$5 Million Dollars to you as far as I can be assured that the money will be safe in your care until I complete my service here in (SYRIA) before the end of the month.

The most important thing is; “Can I Trust you”?, As an officers on ACTIVE DUTY am not allowed access to money, therefore, i have declared the content of the consignment as personal effect that i would like to be delivered to a friend. You will be rewarded with 30% of this funds for your help, all that i required is your trust between us till the money get to you.

Sincerely,

Gen. bella Logan

Email: [ bellalogan211@gmail.com ]


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 12 Dec 20 - 12:04 PM

NYTimes report on how scammers and impersonators work:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/28/technology/facebook-military-scam.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 17 Aug 20 - 12:02 PM

How the telescammers move the money.


https://www.arcamax.com/knowledge/scienceandtech/technews/s-2397700?fs


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 08 Aug 20 - 02:13 AM

I haven't seen any for quite a while, I think most of those have disappeared into the spam filter. One place on the Internet where people are cordial is when they're trying to fleece you.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Aug 20 - 11:08 PM

Another good one:

Dear Sir,

My Name is Ms Suzana Bah Manager Of BOA Bank Abidjan Ci ; On the course of 2014/2015 Financial Annual Report, A Surplus Profit of Fifteen Million Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Us Dollars , [ $ 15,950,000.00 ] Was Discovered and Placed in a SUSPENSE ACCOUNT Without Any Beneficiary.

As an Employee Of the Bank , I can NOT be Directly Connected to the Fund For Security Reasons, That is why I am contacting You for us to Work Together as Partners to Receive the Said Fund in Your Account For INVESTMENT in Your Country.

The percentage Ratio is thus: 40% for you , 60 % for me and my colleagues .

Note: There is Practically No Risks Involved in this Transaction , It is 100% Risk Free and Shall Be Legally Bounded, All You Need to do is to Stand as the BENEFICIARY to the Deposit For a Proper Wire to Your Account .If you Find this Proposal Suitable For you, get back For Full Details and Procedures .

Best Regards .

Ms Suzana Bah
Manager Boa -Ci


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 31 Jul 20 - 09:36 PM

A couple of times I have received similar emails and have contacted them back, saying that this is my local airport and the percentage finder's fee seems quite reasonable. I then ask them where there office is so I can work directly with them at the airport. No reply for some reason.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 31 Jul 20 - 09:10 PM

very impressive, I wonder how many "United Nations Inspection Agent" are in American airfields


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Jul 20 - 05:50 PM

Here's one I haven't seen:

Hello,

I am Larry Peter Paulson Director Inspection Unit United Nations Inspection Agent in Hartsfield?Jackson Atlanta International Airport Atlanta GA. We are rounding up for the last Quater of the auditing, all abandom Consignment in US Airports are being transfer to our facilities here for inspection and confiscation. During our investigation, I discovered An abandoned shipment on your name which was transferred to our facility here in Hartsfield?Jackson Atlanta International Airport and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in a Metal Trunk Box. The consignment was abandoned because the Content was not properly declared by the consignee as money, rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid diversion by the Diplomatic Agent also the Diplomat inability to pay for Non Inspection Fees.

On my assumption, the boxes will contain more that $6M and the consignment is still left in storage facility till today. The Consignment is a metal box with weight of about 242LBS (Internal dimension: W61 x H156 x D73 (cm). Effective capacity: 680 L.)Approximately. The details of the consignment including your name the official document from United Nation office in London are tagged on the Metal Trunk box.

I want to use my good office and clear the Consignment and deliver it to you. If you WILL ACCEPT MY C.ONDITION AND want us to transact the delivery for mutual benefit, you should provide your name, Phone Number and full address, to cross check if it corresponds with the address on the official document including the name of nearest Airport around you and other details. You should send the required details to me for onward delivery.

All communication must be held extremely confidential. I can get everything concluded within 24 to 48 hours upon your   a c c e p t a n c e   and proceed to your address for delivery. But it must be on the condition that you will give me 30% of the amount contained in the boxes and i must get assurance from you concerning my 30% before i will proceed.

I want us to transact this business and share the money, since the shipper have abandoned it and ran away. I will pay for the Non inspection fee and arrange for the boxes to be moved out of this Airport to your address, Once i am through, i will deploy the services of a secured shipping Company to provide the security it needs to your doorstep. or i can   b r i n g   it by myself to avoid any more trouble. But i will share it 70% to you and 30% to me. But you have to assure me of my 30%. do respond to me immediately if you are interested to conclude this with me.

Looking forward to hear from you

Best Regards,
Larry Peter Paulson
INSPECTION OFFICE


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Rapparee
Date: 02 Jul 20 - 09:39 PM



Hello,

My name is Anna-Lill Johansson from UK. I am a dying woman who had decided to donate what I have left to you. I am 67 years old, diagnosed of terminal cancer from all indications it's quite obvious that I won't live more than few weeks according to my doctor. I wish to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to you for the good work of God, rather than allow my relatives to use my husband hard earned funds ungodly. I have decided to WILL/donate the sum of £10,350,000.00 Pounds sterling’s to you for the good work of the lord, and to help less privileged and also for the assistance of the widows. Upon receipt of your email, i will provide you details and present your name to my bank to facilitate the funds disbursement to you.

God Bless you
Anna-Lill Johansson


There are some internal clues that this isn't what it purports to be!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 02 Jul 20 - 04:47 PM

There's a scam going round purporting to be from Amazon. It appears in ones e mail and says you have paid twice (due to an error) for your last purchase with Amazon. Please provide your bank details (ha ha) and the amount will be refunded.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 02 Jul 20 - 01:06 AM

well done, rap, it's not worth the risk, besides if you were rich & posh you'd be unlikely to want to stay here & we'd miss you


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Rapparee
Date: 01 Jul 20 - 09:32 PM

I got one today from the UK (supposedly). £10,350,000.00. I'd probably become terribly terribly posh and vain with that sort of money and perhaps even get into politics. So I deleted her post.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: MikeL2
Date: 01 Jul 20 - 06:25 AM

hi Steve

Luckily we have a good bank and they have given us some very helpful advice.

They had blocked the attempts to get money out. Much in the way you advise. My wife knows not to listen to anything and just puts the phone down.

Thanks for you advice.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 01 Jul 20 - 06:01 AM

today the club received one with subject "Domestic & International Shipping" saying they checked out our company on google sydney & they were very impressed we have a great rating of 5 on Googl ...

dunno what tho, as the screen was at its widest & I'd have had to open the spam to see any more.

Alas, I'll never know what impressed them


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 30 Jun 20 - 07:50 PM

Don't believe a damn thing you get in emails and texts, and never click on links or follow any "advice" given. Go on to the bank's website and look for the customer services number, or fraud reporting number. Then just tell THEM all about it. You shouldn't give the bank any excuse to say that you've been careless or negligent. Then, if the worst comes to the worst, your money is safe, at least, if you're in the UK!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: MikeL2
Date: 30 Jun 20 - 02:47 PM

hi Steve

This Week wee had a very similar situation.A guy asked my wife for bank information, She rang Our Bank   

They were asking for a large amount of money. They said it was for Amazon uk. And she was to press button one etc. Same thing A guy asked my wife for bank information, She rang Our Bank,
Our bank was about to call us as they had fefused to cash the request already.


Cheers

Mike



A guy asked my wife for bank information, She rang Our Bank


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 30 Jun 20 - 09:33 AM

This morning, someone who had somehow obtained my credit card details tried to buy a used car for £4000 with it. I was bombarded with phone calls and texts telling me to ring this number/press this, that or the other button to reply, which may have been genuinely from Tesco Bank but I wasn't sure. Tesco Bank, in their infinite wisdom, spotted that I've never made transactions of anything like that amount and declined it. At the same time, probably the same person tried to use the card to pay their £11.99 Netflix sub! Anyway, cards cut up and new ones on the way. The moral is to not reply to anything but to go on to the bank's website to find the genuine number you need to report fraud. The Tesco fraud bloke was somewhat amused to hear that I'd planned to go all the way from Bude to Bromsgrove just to buy a cheapie used car...


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 29 Jun 20 - 01:10 PM

Lady Hillary still has not received her $1200 from the feds.

I find that growling "Who are you and what do you want?" is quite satisfactory for unidentified callers. If they are real people, they tend to apologize before continuing. Robo call recordings don't care.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 29 Jun 20 - 06:43 AM

My guess is that "Matthew" would explain something about a refund from the government scheme, and ask for bank details along with security details so that he could "arrange for the payment to be made". There must be hundreds of people who did use the scheme and may fall for it. Should we create more widespread publicity about it - the BBC perhaps?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 29 Jun 20 - 06:33 AM

Jos: Today I had a call I might easily have fallen for. The caller said "This is Matthew calling back in regard to the government-funded insulation - lagging you've had installed up in your loft area?" [presumably a question as the intonation went up at the end]. The accent sounded like south-east England, maybe someone who grew up on a London overspill estate. It was totally convincing apart from the fact that my loft insulation has been there for about 40 years and has no connection with any government scheme.

I had exactly the same call on the same day, also from Matthew. Never found out how he was trying to scam me, because I just said "no you're not" and put the phone down.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Donuel
Date: 27 Jun 20 - 11:43 AM

Yesterday I got real snail letters from Nancy Pelosi and another letter from Barak Obama. I haven't opened them.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 27 Jun 20 - 09:25 AM

It's hard to believe that anyone would respond to those letters - they've been around since before the internet. I used to get them in the post. But then I remember the case of the old man who believed that his own bank notes with their specific serial numbers would come out of whichever cash machine he used.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Anne Lister
Date: 27 Jun 20 - 08:33 AM

Today I had the classic Letter, addressing me as Dearly Beloved Blessed etc, and the writer had been brought up in a "motherless baby household". All I was supposed to do was open the attachments. I didn't, of course. But is it comforting to think this stuff is still going around? Or going around again?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 26 Jun 20 - 05:42 PM

Do you know, I think this lockdown has brought all the 'rats' out of their holes! Today our village Facebook warned us all of two dodgy men going round the villages knocking on doors and offering to do rough garden work (cutting hedges etc). But they are wanted by the Police for stealing money from houses where they are offered work.
I had a phone call last year about loft insulation 'on a government grant' which was a load of rubbish. I merely gave the chap a stream of rude Malinke (which my husband unfortunately taught me hee hee) and he hung up.
I worry though about vulnerable old folk who might be taken in by these
nasty thieves.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 26 Jun 20 - 03:23 PM

Today I had a call I might easily have fallen for. The caller said "This is Matthew calling back in regard to the government-funded insulation - lagging you've had installed up in your loft area?" [presumably a question as the intonation went up at the end]. The accent sounded like south-east England, maybe someone who grew up on a London overspill estate. It was totally convincing apart from the fact that my loft insulation has been there for about 40 years and has no connection with any government scheme.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Jos
Date: 26 Jun 20 - 03:14 PM

While not as amusing as Sandra in Sydney's email or as enticing as the hot/sexy Russian/Asian ladies, a report in my local paper is hard to believe. A couple of scammers had been prosecuted for trying to defraud an elderly man by telling him that the bank notes in his bank account had been switched for fake ones and he must withdraw the money and give the caller the serial numbers, and that a courier would then come to collect them. Fortunately a neighbour prevented him from giving away his money, but would anyone really believe that the money in a bank account was made up of actual identifiable notes?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 26 Jun 20 - 02:24 PM

Would you believe it? Having just posted that I'm worried about my Hot Russian Ladies, I've just seen a spam thing offering 'Sexy Asian Ladies'!! I wonder if these people read Mudcat? And why can't I be offered some Hot Russian or Asian MEN eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Senoufou
Date: 26 Jun 20 - 04:22 AM

I'm really worried about my Hot Russian Ladies. Haven't heard from them in ages. I do hope they haven't succumbed to the virus!


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 26 Jun 20 - 01:06 AM

Donuel, Little David was small, but oh my . . .
With his little stone he smote Goliath
Until he laid down and dieth.
Just because something is small does not mean it can't harm you.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 25 Jun 20 - 10:33 PM

email comes from a (house) paint company in the UK, from their no-reply address!
subject - Account with (company name) message Dear Dr Adult dating Native American online, then an address which includes sexdatingirls

best I've seen for a while


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: Donuel
Date: 18 May 20 - 08:40 AM

Do you mean Cohen or his business lawyer?

The hugest SCAM
We are arriving at 100,000 deaths a month early on June 1st.
Thats a third of all the corona deaths in the world.
WHY?
By Presidential order 29 states are reopening and no mask is a symbol of bravery and Freedom. The CDC has been cut and fired into oblivion.
The WHO had been defunded by the USA.
The pandemic has been declared a hoax and now its all Obama's fault.
Fox news says take the RED pill like in the Matrix and that the only problem we have is a lockdown by Democrats.

When a virus has an R value of 3 and a third of the country exposes themselves, the rates can only climb. People believe they are bigger than a virus and they would be foolishly RIGHT.


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Subject: RE: BS: All the Scams Aren't in Nigeria
From: EBarnacle
Date: 17 May 20 - 06:36 PM

Apparently someone got into Trump's attorney's confidential files and is offering to ransom the embarrassing info for 42 million bux.

Several times in the past week I have received emails indicating that I have sent emails to people I have never heard of. On one occasion, one of the people, when I said it wasn't me, replied that I should go fornicate myself as he had my email so it had to be me. I gently explained, again, that obviously someone had stolen my edress and was using it to spread malware. No further response.


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