Secret Service

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by R!f@@, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. R!f@@

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    Don't they ever get tired of this horse s**t.
    I mean....what do they get out of this besides wasting their own time.
    Am I to believe that there are people who fall for this BS. :mad:
     
  2. steinar96

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    Countless people actually fall for this. If someone didn't they would no doubt run out of patience.
     
  3. shortbus

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    R!f@@ - What kind of Web sites do you visit? I never heard of anyone getting as much of this as you do. Personally I have never got even one of these scam Emails. Maybe I'm just lucky. :)
     
  4. JoeJester

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    One can setup a second email account on some free service to use whenever they suspect a website that wants your email or any "free" program that wants your email.

    Then you visit the new email address now and then to delete the garbage.
     
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  6. loosewire

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    I received a$ 12,000.00 check to deposit after I sent a certain amount
    to a Nigerian address.It was slow start scam to get my information.
    I have watched all the N.B.C. shows about the scams.
    I just threw the check in the trash,I knew it was a scam.
    I want an Island,when are going to a picture and price.
     
  7. retched

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    No! They got you Loosewire?

    How much did you send?
     
  8. shortbus

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    December's deposit to the Chinese sperm bank.:D
     
  9. tom66

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    Forward a copy to my alias (PM me) and I'll bait them along. (It's quite fun really and it wastes their time so they have less time to get real victims.) One scammer asked me to complete a fake bank form, but I accidentally managed to send a 20 MB PNG instead. That should waste some time waiting for it to download, and the rendering time on an older computer will be quite long. ;)
     
  10. R!f@@

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    My email actually is unique...it's really old and during the old days I did a lot of u know yummy stuffs. I guess that's how it got out.

    I actually got one request not use my email....I told him to go eat a banana.

    Most of these are filtered. But I do check junk from time to time.
    The problem is some of these seems so authentic..
    how Do these scumbags get so well educated on English....Even I am not that good in convincing people.
     
  11. retched

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    I hope that is a joke.
    The scammers use a MOTTO for the EFCC "No one is above the law!"

    They used a GMAIL address!

    This spelling error:
    If you were owed 100,000 dollars, you would NOT be recieveing an email.

    Someone would show up at your door.

    If you were owed 950,000 dollars, you would have a few people at your door.

    IRS would be there ready for their cut. FBI would be there wondering what you did to deserve the money.

    And TV news would be there to say "The new law that pays victims of scams $950,000 each, is helping this man:"

    So that is complete crap.

    If anyone is owed ANYTHING, the company/agency that owes you will ALREADY HAVE YOUR NAME, address, phone number... etc..

    If you think the U.N. passed a law saying "Pay Jim@gmail.com $950,000", you may deserve to loose your wire.. I mean lose your money.



    I like when they start with "To whom it may concern".
     
  12. nerdegutta

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    Just look at the money Apple owes Steve Jobs. Not much, and it was in the newspapers in Norway.

    Maybe it was the state of California, I did not really pay any attention... Ahh, the Governator: "I'll pay you back!"
     
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  13. tom66

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    Don't forget the nasty messages sent from supposed relatives who have died and have millions to give away. People often fall for them as they are desperate. And if you want to get really nasty, romance scams are some of the worst.

    There was this survey that this scambaiter put out to real scammers who filled it in. It turns out they get 7 or 8 responses for every 100,000 emails. If this figure is true, it isn't much, so just one person pretending to be a victim ought to cause problems.
     
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