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post #1 of 16
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ok so if anyone here reads my posts then you will know about the baby kittens we have(4wks old and gorg!)
anyway i have been advertising for prospective cat parents for the future-all good had lovely couple over today.
so what came with it are these crazy emails:overl friendly from women saying tthat their father-someone famous has been politically assasinated and they need to transfer betwee 5-10 million us dollars into a uk bank acct and woud i help for a small fee.
I found this really creep and eerie.But aside from that who the **** are these people?
Are they really stupid or do they think someone out there is really stupid to fall for this.
m i naiive?I have never seen one of these before but have received 3 in 2 days
post #2 of 16
It's a scam that has been around for a few years now, always the same theme.
Apparently some people are that stupid or this scam would have died by now.
post #3 of 16
My ex boyfriend fell for it.

Some people are so concerned with money and believe the world owes them some that they will believe anything.
post #4 of 16
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im glad i didnt use my regular email.i know its a wind up scam but its creepy.
post #5 of 16
people do. fall for it.
As a side note, they are really fun to mess with.
I have gone so fall as to have them call me. i had a guy from south africa about few months ago say he was going to kill me for messing with them ahha.....

so hmm maybe its not a good idea for most people to play around with them.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
people do. fall for it.
As a side note, they are really fun to mess with.
I have gone so fall as to have them call me. i had a guy from south africa about few months ago say he was going to kill me for messing with them ahha.....

so hmm maybe its not a good idea for most people to play around with them.
hi we were talking about doing this-but via a new email address-that does sound quite funny-Im paranoid so i may go to an internet cafe to do this(ip addresses etc)
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
people do. fall for it.
As a side note, they are really fun to mess with.
I have gone so fall as to have them call me. i had a guy from south africa about few months ago say he was going to kill me for messing with them ahha.....

so hmm maybe its not a good idea for most people to play around with them.
Haha! That's just like me. I'll always lead them on and try to turn their own scam back at them. I once had some punk kid try to scam me into giving my username and password to a popular online game I play. I ended up getting his username and password, it was so funny.
post #8 of 16
Dateline just had a thing last week about scams where people were having packages delivered to their house that were bought with stolen credit cards. The people would then ship the packages to Africa. These people were usually helping a person they thought was someone they were in love with. Everyone they talked to said "Yeah we're engaged and I'm just helping them out." One guy thought he was engaged to a woman and he lost his life savings helping her out.

Idiots.
post #9 of 16
spam spam scam!!!

don't reply, don't open it, filter the email address as junk then delete the email!!!!
post #10 of 16
Yeah I've heard of that scam too. Anyone that falls for it can't be all that bright. But as we all know there are plenty of not so bright people in this world
post #11 of 16
Lots of those scam mailings going around.

I get at least 1 per day. The kind you mention, in addition to having won the lottery, or powerball, or any number of other money grabby schemes.

I even had one that claimed to be from a lawyer and who claimed to have been looking for the heirs of his deceased client for the past 2 years and asking me since I share the same name as the deceased if I would claim the money and we could split it 60% for him and 40% for me, LMAO
post #12 of 16
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thats crazy!! but i will filter tho I think i will also have some fun with them and their email addresses too
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
Lots of those scam mailings going around.

I get at least 1 per day. The kind you mention, in addition to having won the lottery, or powerball, or any number of other money grabby schemes.

I even had one that claimed to be from a lawyer and who claimed to have been looking for the heirs of his deceased client for the past 2 years and asking me since I share the same name as the deceased if I would claim the money and we could split it 60% for him and 40% for me, LMAO
post #13 of 16
There was a columnist who scammed the scammer right back. The account of it is very hilarious. It is called "The Powerbook Prank" and I would link but there is a little profanity in it. It is worth the read for the ending.
post #14 of 16
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i am def checking this out
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
..so hmm maybe its not a good idea for most people to play around with them.
Ya think?

It's hard to believe that people fall for those scams. As if I'd give my bank account number to ANYONE, much less a stranger, and over the internet?
post #16 of 16
There are also people who are just not very techno savvy and think the internet world is an trustworthy as the real world.

My mom considers computers to be very fancy typewriters and if it wasn't a total invasion of privacy I would love to read her emails just to make sure she is not getting into trouble. She's smarter than me, just not at internet things.
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