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Just another scam to look out for!

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by cwolfe98, Nov 26, 2001.

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  1. cwolfe98

    cwolfe98 Thread Starter

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    I got this email today.... It has gotta be a MAJOR scam. (I think they want you to give up your bank acct #)
    Hummmm.... Mulder, you wanna take a crack at this? (It would make a good international case.) ;)
     
  2. angel

    angel

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    Thanks for alerting.
    Ya, it is a scam (of course!). There have been variations of that going around for years. And do you know what? I'm sure there are people out there that would fall for it! Probably the same people who forward on those email chain letters asking them to send to everyone they know (NO legitimate person/company would suggest someone forward an email to everyone they know). Most are those that are just ignorant (note: 'ignorant', not stupid - not meant as a bash on anyone).
     
  3. LadyLisa

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    Yes that is a scam, I've seen a few different versions of it, and unfortunately people do sometimes fall for it.

    :(
     
  4. hewee

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    Yep just like these others scams.

    1. Urban Legends Reference Pages: Inboxer Rebellion (Nigerian Scam) ••••
    Is the government of Nigeria really giving away free money?
    ... REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP FIRST, I MUST SOLICIT YOUR STRICTEST CONFIDENCE
    IN THIS TRANSACTION. THIS IS BY VIRTUE OF ITS NATURE AS BEING ...
    ... OF YOUR ABILITY AND RELIABILITY TO PROSECUTE A TRANSACTION OF THIS GREAT MAGNITUDE
    INVOLVING A PENDING TRANSACTION REQUIRING MAXIIMUM CONFIDENCE. WE ...
    ... WITH FUNDS WHICH ARE PRESENTLY TRAPPED IN NIGERIA. IN ORDER TO COMMENCE THIS BUSINESS
    WE SOLICIT YOUR ASSISTANCE TO ENABLE US TRANSFER INTO YOUR ...
    88% Fri, 17 Aug 2001 19:31:53 GMT http://www.snopes2.com/inboxer/scams/nigeria.htm
    cwolfe98,

    Has address that you can report to too.

    "Should you have occasion to feel something's not quite right about a deal being offered, drop by the
    websites of both the Better Business Bureau and the National Fraud Information Center. A version of
    this swindle appears to have been aimed at Mormons, and the Better Business Bureau's
    African-Based Scam Targets Mormons page explains how the desire to do good and make a few
    bucks at the same time is being played upon."

    Better Business Bureau
    http://www.bbb.org

    National Fraud Information Center
    http://www.fraud.org

    African-Based Scam Targets Mormons
    http://www.bbb.org/alerts/mormon.asp



    Find other scams
    http://www.snopes2.com
     
  5. MacFromOK

    MacFromOK

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    Yeah, but how many of you can claim to
    own 51% of the Golden Gate bridge... :D
     
  6. LadyLisa

    LadyLisa

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    Talking of bridges...... anyone interested in a piece of the Brooklyn Bridge?
    :D
     
  7. littlemar

    littlemar

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    Scams and hoaxes drive me crazy. My users here are constantly sending out the "warnings" to everyone they know.

    Any logical person can see that most of these make no sense, and the red flag should be "send this to everyone you know". I get so tired of trying to defuse these stupid emails. I send them information on how to spot a hoax but do they read or even remember these??????

    :mad: :mad: :mad: Mary
     
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