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post #16 of 44

These guys are sitting in front of a computer somewhere, and if they get one person a day to fall for it they can clear a decent amount of money. That lady on Dr Phil had sent $186,000 to the scammer,and if he came from Nigeria or Russia, which is where a lot of these guys are, that's a good payday for him. He probably had ten other  people suckered in so even if he gets them to send him$1000 a month,that's  substantial money for those countries.

 

i can't believe that anyone falls for it, but I know about it, and there are constant streams of people on here who post asking whether it's a scam or not. Not everyone has seen this kind of thing before. They come up with new methods all the time, too. I got an email last week from a company that wanted to put an ad on my website, and it didn't feel right to me. I bet they were trying to put some kind of virussy ad onmy site that would take people's passwords or something. They were offereing $750 a month, which is outrageously high for a website ad, but I bet there would be people who would be tempted to do it.

post #17 of 44
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It's like that insurance commercial where the girl says, "They can't put anything on the internet that isn't true." Her friend says," Where did you hear that?"  The girl says, "On the internet!" Then she says, "This is my Boyfriend, he's French!"  "Where did you meet him?"  "On the Internet!"

I too have had  those emails on Craigslist, I need to start being clever like you guys!

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If you have some time to kill check out this classic case of a scammer getting his comeuppance.

http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/

 

That is awesome!

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It's like that insurance commercial where the girl says, "They can't put anything on the internet that isn't true." Her friend says," Where did you hear that?"  The girl says, "On the internet!" Then she says, "This is my Boyfriend, he's French!"  "Where did you meet him?"  "On the Internet!"

I too have had  those emails on Craigslist, I need to start being clever like you guys!

Bon-joor! That's my favorite commercial, hahaha!

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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post

If you have some time to kill check out this classic case of a scammer getting his comeuppance.

http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/

This is freaking classic!!!!  OMG, that scammer must have been sooooo pissed!thumbs_up.gif

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That is awesome!

WOW! That wins the internet!

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post #22 of 44
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Bon-joor! That's my favorite commercial, hahaha!

I love that commercial!

post #23 of 44
P-p-p-p-powerbook...
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elsewhere.
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post #24 of 44
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This is freaking classic!!!!  OMG, that scammer must have been sooooo pissed!thumbs_up.gif

The thing is that he then hacked one of the websites that was involved with the person who scammed the scammer, so that's why you need to watch out with those idiots. I have a fake email account that I use to email them, I never respond from my own account. I love the "Laser!" thing, though.

post #25 of 44

I got an email from Melissa Walker claiming to be deaf and out of the country.  She later emailed that the family member in charge of paying the wedding vendors mistakenly overpaid me.  She wanted me to deposit the check and mail her a refund.  Then she began texting and insisting via cell phone 646-450-2675.  I found this number on facebook when I googled wedding cake scams.

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I got an email from Melissa Walker claiming to be deaf and out of the country.  She later emailed that the family member in charge of paying the wedding vendors mistakenly overpaid me.  She wanted me to deposit the check and mail her a refund.  Then she began texting and insisting via cell phone 646-450-2675.  I found this number on facebook when I googled wedding cake scams.

So, did you do it?

Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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post #27 of 44

I got an email from someone who was supposedly the hearing impaired dad of the groom wanting a cake, and then a few days later, one from the supposed MOB wanting the same cake.  I replied back asking if she was involved in the wedding from the first email.  Did their children perhaps meet at an ASL class and fall in love?  :)   Funny, I never heard back...

post #28 of 44

New one we just received

 

"Hi,
 
My Name Richard Fleming,I just searched for your contact on internet, when searching for Wedding cakes, me and my fiance will like to visit canada and have our wedding ceremony, and we will need cake for our wedding.(castle wedding cake, 4steps with vanilla flavor.) i think you can render this service for us by making the cake for our beautiful event.
 
Kindly let me know how you work and your availability.we will pick up the cake at your location when the cake is ready.
 
Please get back to me with the price of specified cake and if you require Deposit.
 
event date is 02/18/2014.
 
Best Regards."
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New one we just received

 

"Hi,
 
My Name Richard Fleming,I just searched for your contact on internet, when searching for Wedding cakes, me and my fiance will like to visit canada and have our wedding ceremony, and we will need cake for our wedding.(castle wedding cake, 4steps with vanilla flavor.) i think you can render this service for us by making the cake for our beautiful event.
 
Kindly let me know how you work and your availability.we will pick up the cake at your location when the cake is ready.
 
Please get back to me with the price of specified cake and if you require Deposit.
 
event date is 02/18/2014.
 
Best Regards."

Ooh, ooh, ooh, forward it to me and I'll answer them! I haven't received one in ages, I think they put me on their don't email list for a while.

post #30 of 44

The same here...

 

"~~Hi, My Name Richard Fleming,I just searched for your contact on internet, when searching for Wedding cakes, me and my fiance will like to visit canada and have our wedding ceremony, and we will need cake for our wedding.(castle wedding cake, 4steps with vanilla flavor.) i think you can render this service for us by making the cake for our beautiful event. Kindly let me know how you work and your availability.we will pick up the cake at your location when the cake is ready. Please get back to me with the price of specified cake and if you require Deposit. event date is 02/18/2014. Best Regards."

 

I knew right away it is a suspicious e-mail, replied to him to see what he says, gave him a quote and he got back with this....

 

"~~Perfect, I believe everything is concluded now, the total amount is confirmed also. I need your name and address for 50% upfront payment of the amount to be mailed to you on time inform of Money order or Certified Cheque, so we can be sure that the booking is secure. Waiting to hear from you. Thanks"

 

I've notice he is emailing to cake decorators in Ontario, Canada right now. Please be aware!

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