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Old 04-06-2011, 09:25   #31
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But if there is a way to stop someone from taking advantage of the less fortunate, shouldn't we do something?
To a degree, but where does that end? The SEC investigated Bernie Madoff 3 times and found nothing wrong. If we are choosing as a society to stop scam artists, let's start at that level, and worry about petty scams only after we straighten out the billionaire scammers...
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It might suprise to people but the Migerian Prince scam is still number one on most internet fraud forces. I find it hard to believe that anyone would believe in it and further that anyone hasn't heard of it but it continues to defraud a lot of people.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:24   #33
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A scam only becomes a fraud/crime after the fact...
you laid out the dosh and got nothing...
until then its just an offer to idiots...
Which reminds me... I inherited the rights to an old bridge in London... could be a really good earner if you set up a toll booth at one end... will exchange for a good round the world blue water capable boat or $400,000 cash....
Would do it myself but poor health and allergies prevent my residing in large cities....
Tell you what; Lets make a swap. My deed for the Brooklyn bridge for your London bridge. Sounds like a fair trade to me......
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Can I pay in three dollar bills?
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:28   #35
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Can I pay in three dollar bills?
Sure.. what's the exchange rate for CAN -> US $3.00 bills?
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Despite many e-mails to CF.com (and click throughs on the Adverts) I am still awaiting my FREE Filipina Bride
How do I sign up!
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How do I sign up!
You send a PM to Janet.

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You send a PM to Janet.

David, I'm guessing you don't know about the crew of, lets call them hoods for lack of a better word, that Janet keeps around for "special" cases.
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Free Filipina bride????

I've never seen "free" and "Filipina bride" in the same sentence before. Have you checked your bank account lately?
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Re: Scammers on the Internet

Just got an email on the fact that i've inherited $40,000,000 dollars from someone in Ghana...
Seeing how I've never been to Ghana and none of my relatives have never been to Ghana, how can that be??
I deleted it...
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I am getting 700,000 from Petra and uncle no one knew. Still waiting for the private courier.hope he can wait until Monday when I get back on land.
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I've never seen "free" and "Filipina bride" in the same sentence before. Have you checked your bank account lately?
Well I got the bride but free?
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I've never seen "free" and "Filipina bride" in the same sentence before. Have you checked your bank account lately?
I think it goes "I love you Joe, no s#&t, buy me drink."
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We get lots of telephone scammers along the lines of " We are from Microsoft .....".
I try to sound wealthy, deaf and senile at the same time ( easy, actually, at least the last two).
Comments like "You'll have to speak up young man, did you say you were from the electiricity authority?" can keep them going a long time and by the end of it they are yelling their hearts out. To end it, "Computer? Did you say computer? I'm too old for that young man!"

Regards, Richard.
I used to let my 10 yr old son answer all the scammer calls. They'd ask for me and not pronounce the name correctly and I'd say hold on and give my kid the phone. He loves to talk to them. He will chat and listen as long as they want. Many ended with, "oh, I don't have credit card. I'm 10." Click...
Sems if you waste their time, word gets around and the number of calls drop. Maybe all the scammers are related
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