beware; scam almost caught me

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by Perris Calderon, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I got an email from a close friend, he had been held up in London at gun point, effects stolen, needed money wired to get him home

    my first email back was "why are you in London on a one way ticket?" since even with effects stolen you can get your ticket re-issued

    my next email informed him he could possibly get the embassy to get him home, give me the police report information and I will contact the embassy

    and my final email was to get a number for me to call him

    all his answers were suspicious but I did not want to abandon a good friend and maybe he just couldn't converse over the tubes

    bottom line, my friends yahoo account was cracked and all his email contacts got this email requesting money be wired

    beware, most scams exploit the greed we all have, this scam exploited our good will and sentiment

    the greed scams are worthless against me and my kind but these good will scams are very effective against people like myself

    be ware
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Glad you missed this one. I've seen those emails a few times. Tell your buddy to protect his personal info better!!!
     
  3. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    I've had those emails come in over the past few weeks as well ... one was sent while I was sitting next to the person, that was kinda funny!

    Other ones that have sent me such emails, I have emailed back asking for something personal about me that the person would know to verify that the email is actually for real.
     
  4. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Not heard of nor have I received one. Thanks for the heads up perris
     
  5. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Have emailed it about :) thanks perris
     
  6. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT Builder/Installer

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    Thanks for the information!