Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 25-01-2012, 21:17   #46
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: north carolina
Boat: command yachtsdouglas32
Posts: 3,113
Re: Hoax eMail from Fellow Cruiser (or not)

Tell him you are so worried and that you are ready to help and will do any thing to help ... ask where do i need to send my privite jet as I am leaving sun. to the region and will bring or send money to cover expenses and that you are so thankful for his mutule friendship...that together you both could help "yalls" friend..money is no object when it comes to friendship and if you can help him for helping your friend you would be happy to do so..ask "Is he going to pull thru what is the prognoses?Do you know of any doctors in the region that are experts and if so how much money do I need to wire to the account.tell him how fortunate your able to help and then get info on the SOB and send to the FBI..I hope its a fake and your friend is ok but if not any info to thre FBI will get them one step closer..the punk is probably monitering CF..good luck
__________________

__________________
tropicalescape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2012, 21:45   #47
Moderator Emeritus
 
FrankZ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Boat: Bristol 35 Bellesa
Posts: 13,565
Images: 1
Re: Hoax eMail from Fellow Cruiser (or not)

Quote:
Originally Posted by anjou View Post
Ahh, Dear Americans

I have spotted the fatal flaw in the scam email. I understand this detail is a major issue to many of you in the 'Free States'. It concerns free healthcare, which many of you incorrectly believe is a communist plot.

If this mans ill cousin was indeed in the UK, any emergency or life threatening illness requiring immediate surgery, would of course be free, and therefore he wouldnt need to scam you.

My password was always stamped with "No Access to Public Healthcare" when I arrived.
__________________

__________________
Sing to a sailor's courage, Sing while the elbows bend,
A ruby port your harbor, Raise three sheets to the wind.
......................-=Krynnish drinking song=-
FrankZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2012, 21:57   #48
Registered User
 
stillbuilding's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hong Kong
Boat: Custom Freya 20m
Posts: 961
Re: Hoax Email from Fellow Cruiser (or not)

Quote:
Originally Posted by easterly38 View Post
In reality, do any of us have friends who would ask for money via email?
Well, no. But I was given my "end of relationship" notice in an email - not much different I reckon.
__________________
stillbuilding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2012, 22:06   #49
Senior Cruiser
 
jackdale's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 5,040
Images: 1
Re: Hoax eMail from Fellow Cruiser (or not)

Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankZ View Post
My password was always stamped with "No Access to Public Healthcare" when I arrived.
Did you just give everyone your password?
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203,204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2012, 22:34   #50
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: north carolina
Boat: command yachtsdouglas32
Posts: 3,113
Re: Hoax eMail from Fellow Cruiser (or not)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Therapy View Post
So if I visit the UK and need surgery it will be free?

I don't think so.
I went to Canada and got hurt ,went to the hospital and what would have cost at least 450.00 in US cost me 35.00...I dont understand the dis-pirate-y at all.. DVC
__________________
tropicalescape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2012, 22:36   #51
Senior Cruiser
 
jackdale's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 5,040
Images: 1
Re: Hoax eMail from Fellow Cruiser (or not)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tropicalescape View Post
I went to Canada and got hurt ,went to the hospital and what would have cost at least 450.00 in US cost me 35.00...I dont understand the dis-pirate-y at all.. DVC
We are nicer. Sorry.
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203,204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2012, 22:43   #52
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: north carolina
Boat: command yachtsdouglas32
Posts: 3,113
Re: Hoax eMail from Fellow Cruiser (or not)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
We are nicer. Sorry.
and not so greedy I might add..
__________________
tropicalescape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2012, 01:09   #53
Registered User
 
anjou's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Malvernshire, on the sunny side of the hill.
Boat: 50' steel canal and river cruiser
Posts: 1,905
Re: Hoax eMail from Fellow Cruiser (or not)

If your a convicted and imprisoned religious terrorist, not of UK origin, etc etc etc, you cannnot even be deported from the uk. The latest government attempt to cap welfare benefits to 26,000pa is specifically brought about by this individual, who had a hareem of 'wives' and lived in a mansion in the west end of London with his many children, all at tax payers expense, with the housing costs alone at over 40,000 Pa.

Many west african women have come to the uk when 8 months pregnant, after learning they have a breach baby, specifically to take advantage of the emergency medical care and expertise which under those circumstances is free.

Emergency medical care is always available, usually free. There are no accountants in ER, waiting with a credit card reader to assess a clients ability to pay.

Human rights lawyers would skin anyone alive who stood in the way.
__________________
www.amy-artimis.blogspot.com
anjou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2012, 01:30   #54
Registered User
 
Patient's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 185
Re: Hoax eMail from Fellow Cruiser (or not)

Whats interesting about this scam is that it involves actual brain activity to conjure up. If I am getting this correctly, someone had to look up the information here, then contact you? A bit scary if you ask me.

My GF's grandmother was duped last year when someone contacted her via phone claiming to be one of her many grandkids and was in a "financial jam overseas". He had all the information he needed to be credible and she unfortunately sent the money via western union in panic. The strange thing is that at 78, she does not use Facebook or even the internet for that matter, so we spent the longest time trying to figure out exactly HOW this person got her information in relation to the person he was imitating. A lot of research was involved, thats for sure.

/shrug
__________________
Patient is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2012, 07:56   #55
Senior Cruiser
 
Therapy's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: W Florida
Boat: The Jon boat still, plus a 2007 SeaCat.
Posts: 6,894
Images: 4
Re: Hoax eMail from Fellow Cruiser (or not)

Quote:
Originally Posted by anjou View Post
If your a convicted and imprisoned religious terrorist, not of UK origin, etc etc etc, you cannnot even be deported from the uk. The latest government attempt to cap welfare benefits to 26,000pa is specifically brought about by this individual, who had a hareem of 'wives' and lived in a mansion in the west end of London with his many children, all at tax payers expense, with the housing costs alone at over 40,000 Pa.

Many west african women have come to the uk when 8 months pregnant, after learning they have a breach baby, specifically to take advantage of the emergency medical care and expertise which under those circumstances is free.

Emergency medical care is always available, usually free. There are no accountants in ER, waiting with a credit card reader to assess a clients ability to pay.

Human rights lawyers would skin anyone alive who stood in the way.
In the US the ER will turn no one away either.

That does not mean there is no cost involved.
__________________
Who knows what is next.
Therapy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2012, 07:59   #56
Moderator Emeritus
 
FrankZ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chesapeake Bay
Boat: Bristol 35 Bellesa
Posts: 13,565
Images: 1
Re: Hoax eMail from Fellow Cruiser (or not)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jackdale View Post
Did you just give everyone your password?

Errmm..

Doesn't everyone use ABC123?

Errmm.. passport.
__________________
Sing to a sailor's courage, Sing while the elbows bend,
A ruby port your harbor, Raise three sheets to the wind.
......................-=Krynnish drinking song=-
FrankZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2012, 08:39   #57
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Silver Springs Fl.
Boat: Morgan Classic 41
Posts: 218
Re: Hoax eMail from Fellow Cruiser (or not)

Sad News..................*** ******Inbox
x




*** ****** via yahoo.com
9:05 AM (30 minutes ago)




to undisclosed recipients



Warning: The content of this message is suspicious. The sender's account may be compromised. Beware of following links or of providing the sender with any personal information. Ignore, I trust this message

Hello,

This message may be coming to you as a surprise but I need your help.Few days back we made an unannounced vacation trip to London,Uk.Everything was going fine until last night when we were mugged on our way back to the hotel.They Stole all our cash,credit cards and cellphone but thank God we still have our lives and passport.Another shocking is that the hotel manager has been unhelpful to us for reasons i don't know. I'm writing you from a local library cybercafe.

I've reported to the police and after writing down some statements that's the last i had from them.i contacted the consulate and all i keep hearing is they will get back to me. i need your help..i need you to help me out with a loan to settle my bills here so we can get back home, our return flight leaves soon. I'll refund the money as soon as i get back. All i need is $1,850 ..Let me know if you can get me the money then I tell you how to get it to me.

I'm freaked out at the moment!!

I received this from a friend just this morning. Notified him and sent this copy back to him right away. I had been receiving updates, and in fact had gotten one about a half-hour earlier from him concerning work he was doing on his boat. Thus I knew he was in Fl. and not in the UK. The very fact that I received the email was enough to prompt me to change the password on mine again. I usually do this periodically just to keep it from being too easy for a hacker to discover or use a program to unearth it. Apparently, the economy is affecting thieves as well, which is something that brings a little smile to my lips.
mjwarner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-01-2012, 18:12   #58
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Boat: Saugeen Witch, Colvin design vessel name: Witchcraft
Posts: 383
Images: 14
Re: Hoax eMail from Fellow Cruiser (or not)

We received something similiar from *friends* . It was of course bogus. They were appalled to think all their friends were being solicited in this way. Have to be careful out there in cyber world.
Witchcraft
__________________

__________________
witchcraft is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cruiser

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help a Cruiser Beat Some Racers ! schoonerdog Our Community 9 20-09-2011 05:27
Good and Cheap Hotel in Annapolis in November ? Alecadi Atlantic & the Caribbean 11 19-09-2011 07:56
Fellow Cruiser on East Coast Needs Some Aid, Please . . . zeehag Our Community 7 08-09-2011 17:09
Email Mix-Up Mylady Forum Tech Support & Site Help 1 04-06-2011 07:29



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 22:47.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.