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 Garf67
Joined: 1/8/2008
Msg: 2
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Hmmm sounds like that same brunette who forwarded me to a pay chatsite if I were interested in her !

Pass !
 outofthedesert
Joined: 12/9/2007
Msg: 3
beware the scams
Posted: 2/11/2008 3:33:39 AM
I was on another site and met a guy who lived locally and he was scamming. Fortunately, I gave him no money, but when it was all sorted out, he was an escaped felon from the midwest and had gotten women to give him their credit card numbers and he purchased computers. I chose me to add to the mix because of my theater background. He was apparently producing a indie film and needed backers. A lot of local folk gave him money. I had a meet and greet with some of my film/theater folks and him. He knew enough that he could convince those not familiar with the arts but we all felt there was something wrong. Contacted some of the people he had fleeced and they were in contact with the local authorities. He was returned to prison and served time for the new crimes.

Scammers come in all races, both sexes and any country. The ploy can be any number of things. If money is involved, they are scamming, looking for a green card or a prostitute.

Mom always said 'if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is'.
 bewitched66
Joined: 1/8/2008
Msg: 4
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Posted: 2/11/2008 1:37:21 PM
Buggeration! Handsome but poor - must take you off my 'to-do' list. I guess people find it easier to con than work.....personally, I don't have the concentration span!
 gypsygal_au
Joined: 12/8/2007
Msg: 5
beware the scams
Posted: 2/11/2008 2:54:05 PM
~ ~ You also have to be "careful" re: seeking employment.

I was in seek.com and found a position which was too good to be true. It was advertising a position for a customer service specialist, no experience required, working part time and earning $5k a month.

I realised it was too good to be true, I went along with it and applied for the position using a fake name and email address. The advert contained no details of an employement agency or any other details except for an email address and mobile ph no.

I notified Seek who had in the meantime learnt of the scam and sent an email to all who applied.

To cut a long story short, after a few exchange of emails, the scammer wanted me to go to a website and submit my bank account details for wages to be paid into.

Obviously I didnt submit my details but wonder how many have been sucked into this type of scam.
 Brizguy_2007
Joined: 6/24/2007
Msg: 7
beware the scams
Posted: 2/11/2008 5:30:13 PM
like this one that landed in my work account this morning.
Our spam detector used to work well but I tink they've found a loophole.....


From Kante Aisha Fatima
Abidjan, cote D` Ivoire


Dearest one,sorry for reaching you through this means it is because i needed your attention.I am Mel Aisha Fatima the only daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. George Kante mel My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory coast, my father was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outings on a business trip. My mother died when I was a baby and since then my father took me so special.Before the death of my father on August in a private hospital here in Abidjan he secretly called me on his bed side and told me that he has the sum of Three million,five hundred thousand United States Dollars. USD(US$3.5 million) packed in two trunk boxes in one of the prime security company here in Abidjan, that he used my name as his only daughter for the next of Kin in depositing of the trunk boxes. He also explained to me that it was because of this wealth that he was poisoned by his business associates.He also made me to understand that the officials of this company do not know the real content of these boxes, that he deposited the boxes as our family valuables for security reasons.That I should seek for a foreign partner in a country of my choice where I will transfer this money and use it for investment purpose . Sir,please I am honourably seeking your assistance To serve as a guardian of this fund since I am only 19 years with regards to this trunks boxes and To see if you can make arrangement for me to come over to your country to further my education and to secure a resident permit in your country.I am willing to offer you 20% of the total sum as compensation for your effort/ input after the successful transfer of this fund into your nominated account overseas.Once more i apologize for reaching you through this means and hope you will understand my position and help me. Anticipating to hear from you soon at my EMAIL ADDRESS .PREETYAISHA70ATyahoo:com
Thanks and God bless.
Best regards,
Mel Aisha Fatima



LOL..yeah right.....
 dv8sex
Joined: 12/26/2007
Msg: 8
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Posted: 2/12/2008 2:51:17 AM
www.ebolamonkeyman.com/

a site dedicated to scamming the scammers
 dude/2
Joined: 3/7/2008
Msg: 11
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Posted: 9/22/2008 10:57:25 AM
You always hear people warning you to not pay full in advance for service untill the peroject is complete,,,, I had my roof on my house done and my realestate company warned me to only pay him half and ask for a receipt... and make it very clear to him that he`ll get the balance when the job is complete to YOUR satisfaction !!!...
The guy that did the job was a jobber and after the first day he asked me for the money because some of his men were working the next day and they would`nt be here for the comnpletion of the job... I told him " no way !!" when the job is finished I`ll pay the balance.... as it turned out there were three items that he had forgotten about ... then I paid him and made him sign , PAID in full !!!!.....
Its amazing how some people will try to scam you and think nothing of it ~!!!
This jobber reminded me of a kid at Christmas , he wanted it the day before ...just like a little kid, I mentioned it to his workers and they agreed that you only pay when the job is complete !!!.............
 MadMicko
Joined: 10/2/2007
Msg: 12
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Posted: 9/22/2008 12:52:24 PM
I played along with a gorgeous russian girl, new it was dodgy from the start and only after a week of chatting on and off she was calling me "Mick my love, the one for me". She was sending me photos of her and her mother and telling me she was organising to come and see me in Brisbane. The day before she was due to fly out, she tells me some extra fees had come up and she needed "only" $850 so she could come and see "her darling". I sent her an email and told her I had a good feeling that she was trying to scam me She never replied,funny that. My names Billy, not silly. It was fun playing along, waiting to see how much money she was going to ask for
 Kissthisfrog !
Joined: 1/21/2007
Msg: 15
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Posted: 9/28/2008 3:22:32 PM
Increacingly now, it's happening to many 'connected' people....., especially people like us who post allegedly factual personal information on the net.

People with 'fraudulent intentions' are using 'this' information and other stuff gleaned from Google, Facebook and other sources...., to part you from your finances or identity or both. We all have been warned about this stuff for some time now.
We all need to be mindful of the personal information we post here.

I've had a couple of suss persons/organisations seeking contact (on this site and another) that were 'on the nose' and got my crap detectors bristling straight away.
After I called their bluff/dobbed them in...., they imediately elected to delete themselves off the site.
 PeakStupidity
Joined: 1/9/2008
Msg: 17
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Posted: 9/28/2008 5:48:48 PM
The Father Will U. Tuchme reverse scam is a ripper.
I especially like some of the plays on words this guy uses, such as this sign off to an email to the scammer:

In love and in your mother and in her mother before her with the blessings of the Lord,

I am,

Father Will U. Tuchme

 debnco
Joined: 10/5/2007
Msg: 18
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Posted: 9/28/2008 5:58:58 PM
I read some stories from the monkey sight .OMG I nearly peed myself Talk about funny .Can't wait for one to contact me .
 PeakStupidity
Joined: 1/9/2008
Msg: 19
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Posted: 9/28/2008 6:12:46 PM
Debnco, if you think you have a scam for the scammers, there's a link on the site where you can volunteer.
 corindan
Joined: 7/13/2008
Msg: 20
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Posted: 10/21/2008 9:16:02 AM
I'm in the USA. I was contacted by a 'woman' on another single's site, and we started emailing regularly. "Her' grammar, syntax, and spelling, seemd like the attempts of a foreigner to mimic American English, and doing so badly...though 'she' claimed to live in the same state as I, and about 200 miles from me. I figured 'her' for a scammer, but wondered what would come next; so I played along. She emailed me one day, claiming she'd gone to visit Nigeria with a church group, and been stranded there. She only needed $3,000.00 to get home, and was hoepful that I could send it to her. I told her that her unannounced trip to Nigeria, and being stuck there, must be part of God's plan, so it would be sacrilege to oppose it. Also, it came at a time when I'd been offered a job in Australia, and was wondering whether to take it. Since she was not available for dating in the USA-as she was doing The Lord's work in Nigeria-I saw it as a sign from God that I was supposed to go to Oz, and accept the position there...so I needed all my money for my own airfare. I wished 'her' luck, and blocked 'her' emails from then on. I did some checking-through relatives who are high in police circles-and found that 'she' was a man, living in Nigeria. That was about what I had expected. I make it a rule to never send money to anyone, but a lot of people will. As P.T. Barnum once said, "there's a sucker born every minute"...which is what makes scamming easy. Of course, there is an old saying that "you can't con an honest man". Most scams rely upon the victim trying to get something he doesn't deserve, or do soenthing he shouldn't do. Most of the Nigerian scams depend upon the sucker expecting to get an unfairly large compensation in money for helping someone else evade tax laws, or banking regs, or such. Others depend upon the sucker expecting a lifetime of sexual bliss in exchange for giving some needy, horny, woman a bit of finanicail aid. Unfair/unrealistic expectations-greed-is what sets the sucker up. He/she basically cons him/her self...with the scammer just acting as a 'how to' guide. Be honest, and you won't get hurt.
 lok
Joined: 7/6/2006
Msg: 21
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Posted: 10/21/2008 1:04:36 PM
russian girls are the best to play with , you tell them you have a friend there and are visiting in a month , ask what town they are from , and say its not far from where you will be ( a quick google maps check to locate the nearest town to where they say ) , then tell them you will meet them there , just need their address and phone number.( also say your flying there on private jet for a gambling job , and your taking $100,000 cash , and would like to spend some $$ on them lol


then , for the ones who ask for money , you ask them how much they have already to put into the fare for the plane trip , then you say your bank requires ( for overseas transactions ) a $500 deposit before funds can be transferred overseas , you open up an account with $2 in it (so you cannot lose anything but $2 ) , take their $500 and send an email asking if they have transferred yet , when they say yes , say they mustve got the numbers wrong and ask if they can retry ( whilst being all lovey dovey and making false promises of sending their money back , plus the extra thousands for the plane ticket...

scamming a scammer 101
 Robbbyg
Joined: 10/6/2008
Msg: 22
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Posted: 10/21/2008 4:33:55 PM
Some scammers that are only after small amounts of money must be quite poor and desperate to try to fleece people..

The poor nigerians have probably toiled all day everyday for a month just to get enough money together for an internet session at the local shop to scam on the net..

Im sure some of them just need a couple of hundred to pay for food or their families malaria shots,, its a bad world we live in when some of us are reduced to scamming people for the sake of health

I wish i could help them all


Peace Rob
 MSOHIO
Joined: 5/18/2008
Msg: 23
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Posted: 10/21/2008 6:57:40 PM
A man that I met on another site who talked with me for weeks tried to scam me but I told him after I got the following email that he was a con man and stopped talking to him right away...but I wonder how many women fall for it and give money.

Hi Linda Angel
Let me start by expressing my profound gratitude for taking your time to spend qualitative time talking to me last night.You did make my night a swell one i must confess.I am glad we talked and move on to fufill the dreams we have?How was your last night?I hope you slept well and dreamt about me[Smile]. I do miss you sweetie and i just can't stop thinking about you.Here is the sad and terrible incident that took place while i was away working at the project site.I didnt want to tell you because i hate to spoil the moment we were having talking.I guess the time has come for me to let you all about it.I cannot continue to hide something like from you.You're the only trusted person i can confide in and it is because of your thoughtfullness,care and love that i feel like it is necessary to share this sad experience with you which i had three days ago. I had hardly come back from work when i discovered that a robbery incident has taken place where i have been staying all this time with my friend who works with UNICEF at his place.He was the same person that got me the project for the project i am doing now for UNICEF. if you remember vividly.I found out that everything i had was stolen.My documents,two credits card i brought with me,valuables and one thing important thing that is dear to my heart which is the surprise gift i wanted to present to you when i meet you.It was the most precious gift i have ever given anyone.It felt like someone pierced my heart with an arrow when i discover that it was stolen.The only thing i have that is not stolen is my passport and other travelling document.I thank God for blinding their eyes that they didnt see this.Right now,i am a little confused and don't know what to do at the moment.I became scared and worried because something like this ha never happened to me before in my years of travelling oversea.I called my credit cards issuer and instructed that my cards be blocked to forestall unauthorised use from those who stole them. The security operative were called to investigate the robbery but they couldnt get any useful lead as to who the perpetrator of the heinous crime are.I was however advised be this operative to leave the area i am staying and book a hotel somewhere which is more safe,secure and offer better comfortability pending when my job will be over and get back home next weekend as i told you last night.But the problem i am having now is that i can't book a hote because of what happened.I've had my cards stolen and instructed that they should be blocked to prevent them from being used. Since i cannot turn to anyone at the moment and i see that you're the only one i can confide in.It is important that i book this hotel for my safety.I am going to stop here and speak with you later tonight.I need to get to the site.I do not want anything slow down the pace of job i am doing.I wan to meet the target date of accomplishing it.I will not be going to work tomorrow.I am resting to get my rhythm.I will be online later tonight.I hope you will be available then to speak.Please remember to send the email you promised me last night.I can't wait to see what you have to say.Until then,take care and know that i will be thinking of you till we meet to speak later.Take care and have a productive day.
Hugs and Kisses
Love Bunches
Kurt
 BionicAngel
Joined: 7/30/2008
Msg: 25
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Posted: 10/21/2008 7:33:14 PM
I do not want anything slow down the pace of job i am doing.I wan to meet the target date of accomplishing it.I will not be going to work tomorrow.I am resting to get my rhythm.




Goddammit, the man can't even wank properly.....
 ~Pedro Sanchez~
Joined: 11/23/2006
Msg: 26
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Posted: 10/21/2008 8:51:15 PM
Jaysus, how naive do these people think we are??


[Scrunches and shreds 2 page letter requesting for multi-trip bus tickets]


You did make my night a swell one i must confess

Linda you naughty woman! What exactly did you tell him to make him swell up like that?
 lok
Joined: 7/6/2006
Msg: 27
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Posted: 10/21/2008 9:03:55 PM

Some scammers that are only after small amounts of money must be quite poor and desperate to try to fleece people..

The poor nigerians have probably toiled all day everyday for a month just to get enough money together for an internet session at the local shop to scam on the net..

Im sure some of them just need a couple of hundred to pay for food or their families malaria shots,, its a bad world we live in when some of us are reduced to scamming people for the sake of health

I wish i could help them all


Peace Rob


I hope to hell your kidding..

Some start with small amounts , then work to larger amounts , any scam be it for $1 isnt right.. its a pity there is no way to stop this kind of thing , the nmigerian government doesnt do a thing about it , and most other countries are powerless. Its down to the individual to say no , and when people learn not to help a stranger for "love" with renumeration , then it will stop , and they will find some other way to scam you.
 williamaus
Joined: 6/2/2008
Msg: 28
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Posted: 10/21/2008 10:31:15 PM
The chinese girls who say they like your photo, der!.
 Tethys1
Joined: 6/21/2008
Msg: 29
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Posted: 10/22/2008 1:29:28 AM
I too have had an interesting time with emails from someone telling me they lived in perth and was a widower as his wife was assasinated in europe while embezzling all his moneys...i must admit the emails did keep me reading and laughing...from being attacked by robbers and thrown in the boot and his solicitor being shut...( i think he meant shot ha ha) ...anyway eventually he asked for money to get out of cyprus (he was there on business of course...) the phone numbers he gave me had english and american area codes and i must admit he did have a french accent however the emails were decidedly badly written the terminology was way off so I assume Nigerian could also be where this hailed from...he dissappeared from the dating list and I cant help but wonder how many others were entertained by these emails. Yes I agree ...be very careful out there.
 Tethys1
Joined: 6/21/2008
Msg: 30
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Posted: 10/22/2008 1:34:34 AM
I must agree...the women and im sure men too targeted by this are mostly like me...i work hard being a single woman with a home to run I do two jobs and can ill afford to be fleeced by anyone for any amount from anyone online and will not be...Real life has put me in a situation of being taken financially by someone and now my friends and I have made a pact...no man unless he has at least what we have...sounds rather mean you could say...fair is what i say.
 Robbbyg
Joined: 10/6/2008
Msg: 31
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Posted: 10/26/2008 5:02:19 PM

Some start with small amounts , then work to larger amounts , any scam be it for $1 isnt right.. its a pity there is no way to stop this kind of thing , the nmigerian government doesnt do a thing about it , and most other countries are powerless. Its down to the individual to say no , and when people learn not to help a stranger for "love" with renumeration , then it will stop , and they will find some other way to scam you.


Remember its the General public that supports the scammers, theyre wouldnt be any scammers if people didnt support them.. so i guess you could say they are
supplying a public service?

i agree that they dont actually supply a product even though they say they will
but i know a lot of local businesses that do the exact same thing lol

its easy if you dont want to be ripped off online , dont be gullible and never use a credit card online.. even ebay (people are getting scammed here too)


Rob
 Sir Hopster
Joined: 10/2/2008
Msg: 32
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Posted: 10/28/2008 11:22:59 PM
I got scams constantly from 2 other sites so I closed them down over 2 months ago.
Beware of anyone asking to talk but "not on here". They do not want site moderators to see what they are saying. They will give you an email address usually on the first message. They are not worried about their email being found by scammers as they are scammers. yahoo.uk seems to be a favourite hiding place for scammers, whether for russian brides, dating or simple "you have won 6000 pounds".
Broken or bad english is a quick giveaway as are comments not making sense.
One commented on my profile even though the site showed they had never even looked at it. There was no hide option, if you looked, they see it.
 Madamtusir
Joined: 10/25/2008
Msg: 33
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Posted: 10/29/2008 2:45:03 AM
I used to get all those lovely emails from a site I used to be on, but I beat them at their own game.

I used to write back to them on some fake email that I made up and always an internet cafe.

I once wrote back to one of the losers on there saying this:

Oh my poor dearest, that is such a shame you lost everything you possibly owned, including the 18 carat wedding ring you purchased for me. I would love to send you some money, but this morning the strangest thing happened.

This UFO landed in my back yard. They beamed me up and stole everything from me, including my clothing. All I have now is my trusty computer. But I have also no money, the aliens have it on planet zippo and if you want some of my money, you have to contact Captain Pugzwald from planet zippo.

I do hope you understand my dearest. It is just as well that you are studying to become a doctor, because when you are a doctor, you can buy me another wedding ring, in fact you could buy me many rings, one for all my fingers and all my toes.

Funnily enough, I never heard from my dearest darling again.

The same thing can be done with those nuisance calls on the phone, next time someone calls you wanting to sell you a set of encyclopedia's, ask them if they want to buy some lammingtons from your daughters school fund raiser (even if you don't have a daughter).

They soon get fed up and leave you alone.
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