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(Cleveland Plain Dealer)   Be wary when the mystery man you're having an online romance with asks you for your Social Security number and driver's license. And then electronics start showing up at your house and he asks you to ship them to Ghana   (cleveland.com) divider line 62
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2013-05-07 05:08:43 PM

olddinosaur: I like to string the bastards along and waste their time.

I have a lot of phony checks made out to "CHINGA SUE MADRE" (ask someone who speaks Spanish what that means) living at 3764 Puto Street, Cabrona City Texas. It costs about $40 to overnight a fake check via FedEx, so it is a joker worth playing.

I also play dumb: BANBK ACCOUNT NUMBERS?  Answer: (2), checking and savings.

Then of course who could forget the redoubtable "Miss Solomon Part Zento?" (google it)

We Farkers had a ton of fun with that old girl, fer sure.


You can often google the name of the scammer and find info on them.  Apparently they're too lazy to think up new ones.
 
2013-05-07 05:09:01 PM
What a dumb biatch.
 
2013-05-07 05:09:05 PM
Walter Paisley:

It may just be very low standards rather than luck. No matter how ugly, smelly, stupid, or socially awkward someone is, there's someone out there just as horny and desperate.

WHERE??!!??
 
2013-05-07 05:10:25 PM
SAMPLE REPLY LETTER:

"Dear Mr. Scumbag:

Thank you for your fine letter, I will be flying into East Boogerstan first thing tomorrow.  Make sure the local runway has at least 7200 Ft. (about 2.15 Kilometer).

Please secure accommodations for myself and a party of 16 at a five--star hotel, and also make sure you smooth over such things as concealed weapons permits before our arrival; I do  not want any trouble with the local authorities, obviously.  Also, I would appreciate it if you would arrange for some "social contact" for my men with the native girls, if you catch my drift?  This must be done discreetly so as not to upset the local boys, those boogies have a way of being hot tempered.

MY ETA will be 3 PM local time tomorrow, somewhat delayed because I cannot fly over Nigerian airspace, having gotten into some trouble there a few years ago.

Meet me at the airport with the $10.5 million in a bag, and don't be late!

Your pal,

-------------------Olddinosaur.
 
2013-05-07 05:14:37 PM

The One True TheDavid: Walter Paisley:

It may just be very low standards rather than luck. No matter how ugly, smelly, stupid, or socially awkward someone is, there's someone out there just as horny and desperate.

WHERE??!!??


http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/
 
2013-05-07 05:45:10 PM

buckeyebrain: Goodluckfox: //THIS IS IP-RELAY OPR ####M DO YOU KNOW HOW TO USE RELAY QQ GA

Ahhh, the memories.  As a Deafie, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.  The slowness of typing speed (as opposed to speaking speed) was annoying, but it was even more annoying when trying to call a business and they'd assume I was a scammer, or at best a telemarketer, and hang up on me.  Thankfully Video Relay has kicked in and the system is much faster and smoother these days.  (And scam-proof until the Nigerians learn ASL and somehow get videophones.)

/Thank you (and others) for your service


It's not scam proof.   My brother works for a bank and they have problems with video relay services trying to make changes to peoples bank account, that are not in the best interest of the customer.   He knows there are scammers involved, but the bank signed a consent agreement that limits what they can do.

In some cases, eventually, the actual customer contacts the bank directly, when they find their money gone, and the customer isn't even deaf, much less uses a video relay service.
 
2013-05-07 06:17:50 PM

weiserfireman: buckeyebrain: Goodluckfox: //THIS IS IP-RELAY OPR ####M DO YOU KNOW HOW TO USE RELAY QQ GA

Ahhh, the memories.  As a Deafie, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.  The slowness of typing speed (as opposed to speaking speed) was annoying, but it was even more annoying when trying to call a business and they'd assume I was a scammer, or at best a telemarketer, and hang up on me.  Thankfully Video Relay has kicked in and the system is much faster and smoother these days.  (And scam-proof until the Nigerians learn ASL and somehow get videophones.)

/Thank you (and others) for your service

It's not scam proof.   My brother works for a bank and they have problems with video relay services trying to make changes to peoples bank account, that are not in the best interest of the customer.   He knows there are scammers involved, but the bank signed a consent agreement that limits what they can do.

In some cases, eventually, the actual customer contacts the bank directly, when they find their money gone, and the customer isn't even deaf, much less uses a video relay service.


Hmmmm, Deaf ID theives, then.  I stand corrected.  Whenever I try to call my bank for anything, it's always about address/phone number/last four of SSN/blood type/favorite Beatle/etc. to confirm that I am who I say I am.  Though I suppose someone that has that information could easily be an imposter.
 
2013-05-07 06:23:35 PM

Begoggle: abhorrent1: Ohio. Land of pure genius.

Yeah it's horrible here.
Stay out.


Got you beat I'm originally from Indiana, land of Richard Mourdock "If a woman gets raped, it's God will."

/face palms.
 
2013-05-07 07:11:51 PM
 
2013-05-07 10:21:16 PM
What a fool! Everyone knows all the good men have you send them to Niobe.
 
2013-05-07 10:25:45 PM

umad: Goodluckfox: If they've done something about the scammers and prank callers, I highly HIGHLY recommend working as a relay operator.

If you don't mind my asking, how is the pay? I'm not sure I want to write code for the rest of my career.


Not much. 10-12 bucks an hour. It was okay for a 20-something kid between "real" jobs and holds off starvation. It's not a career I'd want, not what I"d want to do with my life. But as something to do for a while, yeah, it was okay.
 
2013-05-07 10:50:24 PM

blackminded: Meanwhile I can't get laid.

/sigh


No, no, no.  This gal wasn't getting laid.  The scammer never left Ghana, and he got her to give all the information and probably send him money, too.

As I've mentioned before in these threads, I have an uncle who started sending money to "beautiful white women who for some magical reason were in Ghana/Nigeria, and also somehow lost the ability to write coherent English".  Let's be honest here... they were 15-year-old boys in Lagos sending him pictures from modeling websites.  Apparently he was lonely/drug-addled enough to fall for it.  Multiple times.  Standing at the airport, waiting for his 'fiancee' to meet him at the gate with the money he sent 'her' for plane tickets.

It's almost impossible to get a protective order on a semi-functioning adult. My dad and his other brothers tried.  I don't think anyone in the family has talked to him in years since then.
 
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