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Old 03-03-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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%@^* SCAM Alert

Hi: All...Just thought I'd let you in on another poss. money scam!!! This am. I opened my email and read a msg. from a soon to be Escaper which came from the wrong direction for picking up a 19'er. Last week I got a seemingly harmless note from him and responded... this time it got downright weird. I don't know who's email has been compromised his or mine but please be aware that some of our respondents who don't actually discuss trailer issues could be mineing our add's. for possible suspects to SCAM!!! Alf
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up!

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Old 03-03-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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It's one more example of why we should NEVER post our E-mail in these threads. I'm not saying you did, but for everyone we should be very careful. I HATE thieves of any kind and these kind are some of the most vile!!! in my book. If I were God, I'd fix em quick.

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Old 03-03-2011, 06:26 PM   #4
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Yuck.

Hey Alf, could you post the text (deleting identifiers) so we can see just what to look for?

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Old 03-03-2011, 10:33 PM   #5
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Do i understand right that you were PM'd from this forum, which them made it into your email inbox? Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:34 PM   #6
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It's one more example of why we should NEVER post our E-mail in these threads.
Yep.. Alway's use the "PM" feature to contact other users directly.. Also, I would highly suggest not publishing any phone numbers as well.. you might start getting calls from Vietnam..
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:24 PM   #7
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If nothing else, scammers can provide entertainment.

Go to: http://www.419eater.com/html/letters.htm to see how the scammers can be scammed.

419eater puts the scammers through hoops to obtain the money, which never comes.

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Old 03-03-2011, 11:40 PM   #8
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Hi:All...I found out by phone this afternoon it wasn't my email that was compromised it was his. I was just one of the many recent recipients of the $$$'s requests to help him out of his predicament.
The pain in Spain falls mainly on the plain!!! Alf
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:04 AM   #9
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Re: %@^* SCAM Alert

I gather the scam was that somebody pretending to be somebody you know needs money because they had been arrested or been robbed. And, it sounds real because they know so much about you, which they get by mining FaceBook and such for personal details, which they then use to gain your confidence.

Best way to protect yourself is by looking up scams on the Better Business Bureau web site, or just Google scams so you know what scams are being run.

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Old 03-04-2011, 07:59 AM   #10
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Re: %@^* SCAM Alert

The most vile of these scammers are the ones that pretend to be a grandchild trying to get money from a grandparent. A third-party send the message to the grandparent saying the grandchild needs some money to fix a car, etc. The way the message is worded, it is sooo very believable especially since it tugs at the heartstrings of loved ones.

BE AWARE and BEWARE.
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