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Old 03-20-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Scam alert!!!!

I received this in my email today regarding an ad I have on irv2 classifieds. I'm sure most people are aware of these types of scams, but I just want to point it out just to spread the word.

I hate people like this.





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I am Tony male, 24years old.


Actually, I need your assistance in completing a bank project in SPAIN, LONDON. it's a deposit that was made in my names by my late father long time ago, the bank account containing US $15.Million... in BANKIA BANK SPAIN, I will need your help to stand as my guardian and to help me invest and make proper use of my inheritance, while I further my education in your country... please reach me through my private email address for more details/
tony_robert@yahoo.com

Thank you,


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$15,000,000. I'll adopt him . Thanks for posting this.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:39 AM   #3
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I get those stupid things in my e-mail all the time,they are scams.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:44 AM   #4
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It is truly unfortunate that there are some people who cannot see through this B.S. as soon as it arrives.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:28 PM   #5
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Gee, How much does a guardian make? Poor guy needs a little help.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:35 PM   #6
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Internet Crime Complaint Center (if you so choose):

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See "File A Complaint" in the lower right hand corner.

Yes, a great deal of these are off-shore, but the information is still maintained even if it results in a current dead end.
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There was a study done many years ago regarding viruses. I'm sure the same applies to Scams. It went something like this. About 90% of computer users will open an email even knowing that there is a virus inside. About 60% of computer users will open a virus itself just to check what it does.

Stupid is as stupid does.

p.s. tell them to send you a $500,000 cashiers check and you'll consider being their guardian.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:48 PM   #8
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What a segway. From classified ad to needing your help? It must work or they would stop doing it. Nuts.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:03 AM   #9
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And. Not all these scams originate off-shore. Around 2008 or so a Nigerian scam boiler room was found to be run by a senior citizen near Portland, Oregon. Nice little old lady was figured to be worth about 20 million dollars plus.
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Are you saying the money really isn't in the mail? Oh dear.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:55 AM   #11
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It only needs to work once and it is a success that is why these scams continue. This is not new...I received them by snail mail prior to the internet and email.
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I get those all the time from Craigslist and the likes. I've messed with several of them. I'll ask them for stupid stuff and have them run around in circles when I can. They make for great entertainment.
Let me say that I'm also a network security person, so I have a good background in what these guys try to do.
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I got a call on my home phone the other night saying they were from Windows, not Microsoft. Saying there was a virus on my computer and wanting me to go to my computer and turn it on so they could down load a program to clean it up. I told them if it were so they would be calling from MICROSOFT, which they do not call any of there product users. I could hear several people on phones in the background. I toyed with them for a couple of minutes before they hung up on me.

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