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Offline CJones

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Re: Scam O'Clock
« Reply #825 on: January 16, 2019, 06:27:06 PM »
I've had scammers claiming to work for Microsoft two days in a row. Normally I just immediately hang up. But I swear if they call again tomorrow, I'm going to waste as much or their time as I can.


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Re: Scam O'Clock
« Reply #826 on: January 16, 2019, 06:44:33 PM »
I think in a way panhandlers are sometimes scammers. I've seen and heard of scary stories involving panhandlers getting violent with passing motorists. Don't misunderstand me, I do have a heart and I truly do feel something for people who were massively screwed over and are now forced to live on the street. However, I'm not going to be handing out ones or fives or making it rain for these people. For all I know they could be buying booze, cigarettes or other drugs with my money(which in my mind makes me a party to their irresponsibility). Now, if you want to give actual food to homeless people, that officially gets a huge stamp of approval from me. Or hell, give them a case of bottled water, just anything but actual money. In my state we actually have programs that can help the homeless and if they're disabled they may be able to get Supplemental security income, Food stamps, and between all that with a little optimism they may be able to get back on their feet.


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Re: Scam O'Clock
« Reply #827 on: February 10, 2019, 08:54:35 PM »
Been a while since I had a good scam email..
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Hello my Dear Friend

richardson paul [paulrichardson360@yahoo.com]

Hello my Dear Friend ,

Greetings and please pardon me for not knowing your mindset before contacting you and it is very confidential I am Mr. Richardson   Paul, The branch manager BANQUE ATLANTIQUE Lome Branch Lome Republic of Togo.

We had a foreign client  bears the same name with you On the 25TH May 2015  my client and only son were involved in a car accident along Kaneshi express Road here in Republic of Togo Unfortunately they lost their life in the car crash Since then the Bank had made several inquiries to your embassy here to locate any of our clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful.

This our client has an account with this Branch of our Bank totaling US$10.5 million which she inherited from her late husband who was an industrialist before he died And since that year after the death the bank has not had anyone that comes for the claim of this fund as either his or her relation or as a friend a situation I have monitored closely with my position here as the Manager of this branch of our Bank and l have finally removed her file to my private vaul.

Now this is what l actually want you to do,since you bear the same name  and  the same nationality I have reasoned very professionally and l feel it will be legally proper to present you as her next of kin so as to claim out this fund, before it is transferred to the Bank's treasury where other people may as well claim it directly without going to this length.

I am quite aware of the procedures this will take and I will advice you appropriately on the way forward and guide you on how to apply to our Bank to make the claim for the funds and it is bank-to-bank transfer to your designated bank account, where you consider safe for it. Thank you in anticipation of your urgent response and I will furnish you with the full details and please also include your direct phone numbers.

l intend to give you 50% while l take 50% l hope you will be a very,


Honest and reliable person.
Awaiting your urgent response.

Yours Faithfully. Mr. Richardson   Paul


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Re: Scam O'Clock
« Reply #828 on: February 11, 2019, 12:59:57 PM »
I hate to say it but I have to ask because I think I know what the real answer is: do people REALLY still fall for scams like that?