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Old 12-06-2013, 02:06   #16
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Re: Scam?

I'm real eager to see what "Alice's" reply is.
It's amazing what scammers come up with and when you're trying to do legit business, it's real difficult because of these guys.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:24   #17
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Did she forget to tell you that the boat came with a bridge located in Brooklyn?

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No, no, no, ... it comes with the original Tower Bridge in London.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:25   #18
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Yeah, tell the scammer how long you have been waiting for such an opportunity and how desperate you are to change your life etc etc. STRING THEM ALONG!!!!!
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Re: Scam?

If you feel like it, stringing them along is just about the best "punishment" that you can inflict.

I read an article a while back, in a systems security journal, that pointed out that the internet scammers actually try to be a little bit obvious with their scams. It's a numbers thing for them. They contact thousands of people a week, and don't want to spend time with those who aren't going to fall for the scam. So they make it kind of obvious. That way, ordinarily, only the most oblivious--and therefore the most likely to fall for it--will bother to follow up. Everyone else sees it for the scam that it is, and doesn't waste time, their own or the scammers.

The worst thing that can happen to them (other than getting caught, which almost NEVER happens) is someone who knows it is a scam, but strings them along. They end up wasting huge amounts of time and get nothing for it.
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:44   #20
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Re: Scam?

Lectronic Latitude just wrote about this occurring in their own sales pages:

Latitude 38 Magazine Scam Warning
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Re: Scam?

I'm afraid I must have set the hook too hard and it's cost me Alicia's affection. I'm heartbroken . . . crestfallen. But if Alicia ever decides to whisper sweet nothings in my ear again, you can be sure I'm the type to kiss and tell.

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Re: Scam?

If it makes you feel any better Tao, the poster was probably a 17 year old guy from Romania...
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Re: Scam?

Here's a site that deals with scambaiting. Some of their tricks are a bit of fun:
419 Eater - The largest scambaiting community on the planet!

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Scam... I was shopping for an fj60 and got the same email...
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Here's a site that deals with scambaiting. Some of their tricks are a bit of fun:
419 Eater - The largest scambaiting community on the planet!

Damn all these 419 Eaters! No wonder I never get the money I ask for transferred to me.
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Damn all these 419 Eaters! No wonder I never get the money I ask for transferred to me.
You need to attend the conference:
3rd Annual Nigerian EMail Conference

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Old 13-06-2013, 21:49   #27
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Haha, there is so much I could learn from there. Problem is a waste of scam time listening to the grammatical errors part and of course I will need to work on my Nigerian accent, oh, and I have run out of black skin paint so I would stand out like a sore thumb. Oh well, I am doomed to keep on scamming without formal training.
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Haha, there is so much I could learn from there. Problem is a waste of scam time listening to the grammatical errors part and of course I will need to work on my Nigerian accent, oh, and I have run out of black skin paint so I would stand out like a sore thumb. Oh well, I am doomed to keep on scamming without formal training.
Maybe start with spamming, then work your way up:
Welcome to Spam University

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Maybe start with spamming, then work your way up:
Welcome to Spam University

A good edjamakashun will take ya everywhere!

Thanks for an excellent link! I hope they give me credits for my real degree if I enroll. Here I was, thinking that I never want to return to full-time study again but with this I can earn while I learn hehe.
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I was especially amused when the scammer said it was crated.
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