Fix a NY speeding ticket

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Old 10-05-12, 10:29 AM
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Fix a NY speeding ticket

Anybody know someone who can fix a ticket in NY for me? Got this in my email today:

New-York Department of Motor Vehicles
TRAFFIC TICKET
NEW-YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT
THE PERSON CHARGED AS FOLLOWS


Time: 9:17 AM
Date of Offense: 27/01/2012

SPEED OVER 50 ZONE
TO PLEAD CLICK HERE AND FILL OUT THE FORM

 
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Old 10-05-12, 10:48 AM
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That is a long drive for a tow. Did you charge extra for mileage?
 
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Umm...

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Old 10-05-12, 11:16 AM
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I'll bet they will happily accept credit cards or a direct withdrawal from your bank account if you simply provide them the required information.

Hey....what's the 27th month anyway? I think the Navy has been gypping me out of at least 15 checks a year!
 
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Umm... Vic - International date format is DD/MM/YYYY, which is what they use where this originated, like the Ukraine or Russia or Nigeria,....
 

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A con job/scam/spam or rental car that broke a law on January 27, 2012 - used on a credit card.

The timing fits at least and someone got your email address somehow. I just got a "notification" from Delta Airlines about my reservation for a week from now to Atlanta (where I travel to occasionally) and asking for information to be able to print out the "ticket".

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I know you meant DD/MM/YYYY as the international standard....right? That was one thing that caught my eye...as well as the hyphenated NY.
 
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Old 10-05-12, 11:47 AM
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I always wonder who it is that falls for this?? Someone must be or they wouldn't keep trying to scam.
 
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"I know you meant DD/MM/YYYY as the international standard....right?"

Geez, try to make a joke at someone else's expense and it bites me in the butt....

Thanks, Vic - I updated my post.
 
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I always wonder who it is that falls for this?? Someone must be or they wouldn't keep trying to scam.
These guys make millions and that is no exaggeration. It's enough money to make anyone consider sending out their own scam emails. Easy money!
 
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Old 10-05-12, 04:52 PM
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Actually...I doubt they make millions....but amounts are relative depending on where you live. $5000 in Nigeria is way different than $5000 in LA.

I saw a report not to long ago that there were only 28 buys out of millions of spam emails. It's the folks that get scammed out of hundred of thousands that make the news...not the people that only get taken for $200.
 
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Old 10-05-12, 06:01 PM
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No, actually they do make millions. Specifically the Nigerians. I read an article about it a few years ago. I was shocked at the amount of money they rake in.

From Wikipedia:

A United States government report in 2006 indicated that Americans lost $198.4 million to Internet fraud in 2006, averaging a loss of $5,100 per incident.
Full article here: Nigerian scam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
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Old 10-05-12, 06:23 PM
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Well...that was to all types of Internet fraud. And if you follow the reference....most of that was from scammers in the US.

Of the Internet criminals who could be traced to their location, 61 percent resided inside the United States, followed by criminals based in the United Kingdom at 16 percent. Nigeria-based criminals were next at 6 percent.
 
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Seems like I occasionally get e-mail from a bank I never use telling me I need to log in because of some error or other. I always send those off to the bank of whatever and they appreciate me telling them about it. I would think the state of New York would be real happy to hear about this too and from there it probably will go to the federal government. If they are in the United States I can think of many felonies they have committed one of them impersonating a government agency.
 
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Yes, you are correct. The article I read about the Nigerians said they raked in $70 million in a year or so. Never-the-less, it does say how much these scammers make no matter where they are from.
 
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Old 10-06-12, 05:11 AM
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Have never driven a vehicle in NY, although I did spend a week at Griffiss AFB in Rome circa 1974 helping give the USAF flying lessons.

200 miles in the wrecker is a long drive, if I tried for NY I would lose my mind long before I got to the Mason-Dixon.
 
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