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Old 05-16-15, 03:47 AM
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[h=2]This is a new one one for me. Found in my e-mail. I guess the Nigerian connection is full.
[/h] [h=2]RE: Appreciation[/h]

Ruth O'Connor - Clinical Nurse Specialist (Ruth.O'[email protected])

5/15/15




To: Ruth O'Connor - Clinical Nurse Specialist
















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From: Ruth O'Connor - Clinical Nurse Specialist
Sent: 16 May 2015 03:42
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Subject: Appreciation

Good news! Mrs Sophie have choosing you as the beneficiary,
Kindly contact her right a way for more information
 

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Old 05-16-15, 03:53 AM
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It amazes me that anyone would fall for a scam where someone you don't know has left you an insane amount of money or you've won a lottery you've never bought a ticket for.
 
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Were those links in the email left active ?

Ruth, Riza or Ms. Sophie might still find some takers right here !

I guess they don't use the Queen's English in the UK anymore !
 
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Old 05-16-15, 05:10 AM
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Killed the live links.
 
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Old 05-16-15, 01:59 PM
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Sounds to good to be true, it is, simple as that.
Mistory shopper, I'll have a currier pick it up and give you a certified check, I'm over seas and can not show you the item, send me the money by Western Union, I'll send you items and you just have to reship them.
There all scams.
The worst one is Cat fishing money is one thing, but breaking someones heart and spirt is just unexceptable.
What are people thinking turning there life savings to someone in another country, they have never seen or meet.
Makes me sick.
 
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Old 05-16-15, 03:22 PM
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Nothing new and the scams predate the internet. In the 50'sw when I was young it was snail male letters saying you had won the Irish lottery. How could any one believe they had won a lottery they never entered? Greed on their part probably thinking it was a mistake but they could collect any way.
 
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Old 05-16-15, 03:50 PM
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I think is started with the Publishers Clearing House just showing up a random peoples doors because they ordered some magazines. They overly published/marketed the "surprised winners". Made the whole "millionaire out of the blue" a reality. I still remember sending in my entries. Never purchased any magazines, so I believe my entry was summarily placed in the circular file.
 
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Old 05-16-15, 04:47 PM
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There is a guy here selling is $250,000 house for $150. The catch is he will sell it to the person who writes the best essay on why they want the house. But the really big catch is you have to include the $150 with your essay and you don't get it back if you aren't chosen. Got to wonder why the state hasn't shut him down for running a lottery but I guess he is claiming it is skill not luck that determines the winner.
 
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Old 05-16-15, 05:08 PM
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I could never figure out how people can be so dense!
The only people I feel bad for, are the elderly, who might have some dementia setting in, and in fact I get really mad when I hear about that. Other people, not so much, if at all.
 
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Publishers Clearing House I could go on and on about the scams they have done in the past and it makes me mad that they are even still in business.

However it turns out that even the scammers are even having problems themselves with identity theft. A few months ago my elderly mom receives a notice that says something like congratulations Mrs. (name removed) you have won the Publishers Clearing House prize and then a number to call through snail mail. If you guessed that they wanted money you would be right. I was in my office in the basement at the time and then just got upstairs before my mom gave out her credit card number.

I immediately hung the phone up on her and wouldn't you know it the scammer called back and via Skype too so his number couldn't be easily traced. I just told him that isn't happening and he hung right up. Not that I ever believe I will win but Publishers Clearing House says that they will never send you a letter and never will ask for money. They also say that they will always surprise you at your house. So bad enough that you have to deal with a scammer but also a scammer of a scammer too
 
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Old 05-17-15, 02:22 PM
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here is a guy here selling is $250,000 house for $150. The catch is he will sell it to the person who writes the best essay on why they want the house. But the really big catch is you have to include the $150 with your essay and you don't get it back if you aren't chosen. Got to wonder why the state hasn't shut him down for running a lottery but I guess he is claiming it is skill not luck that determines the winner.
He sounds like the colleges. They market to students they know that would never admit to their school and charge an application fee. Not only do they get that money, but their "exclusivity number" goes way up. And people think that the school is very selective and prestigious so even more dummies apply to it.
 
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BTW...The Tow Guy,

Thanks for deleting the links. Never crossed my mind.
 
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I see you guys and gals didn't like the link I posted. Why just cause it showed a dude with a huge package. Its a comic and in tongue and cheek.
 
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The video was too graphic.
 
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Old 05-17-15, 11:13 PM
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And it was not helpful or informative...and childish. At least the little bit I saw.
 
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Old 05-18-15, 10:12 AM
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This is a family oriented forum and the video was not appropriate.
 
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I didn't see the video and while I am far from being a prude, based upon the comments I think I am glad I didn't see it.
 
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