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(WVVA Beckley)   Protip: If the police come to your door and demand to take all of the money in your house back to the station for counterfeit testing, they are probably scammers. Just sayin'   (wvva.com) divider line 43
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2013-11-25 07:54:58 AM
Were they doing the litmus configuration?
 
2013-11-25 07:55:43 AM
Yeah, best to see a warrant and some backup lined up down the street in swat gear, just to be sure
 
2013-11-25 07:57:18 AM
Those other guys doing it are, for sure. But it isn't a scam when I do it.
 
2013-11-25 07:58:45 AM
Sounds like a moron tax.
 
2013-11-25 07:59:37 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Those other guys doing it are, for sure. But it isn't a scam when we do it.


Forgot to post the picture.

www.nmu.edu
 
2013-11-25 08:07:38 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: AverageAmericanGuy: Those other guys doing it are, for sure. But it isn't a scam when we do it.

Forgot to post the picture.

[www.nmu.edu image 300x287]

Are you an NMU student?

 
2013-11-25 08:08:46 AM
Yeah, always ask for a warrant. Another give away is plastic badges.
 
2013-11-25 08:10:48 AM
And another giveaway is when they don't immediately pull out the tasers when you ask to see the search warrant.
 
2013-11-25 08:12:18 AM

jedikinkoid: And another giveaway is when they don't immediately pull out the tasers when you ask to see the search warrant.


Or if they don't shoot your pets.
 
2013-11-25 08:12:33 AM
He got weed! He got weed!
 
2013-11-25 08:23:15 AM
So I'm not getting my money back then?
 
2013-11-25 08:27:36 AM
FTA: "Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler thinks the five men in question could be linked to a well-known group of scammers, who typically operate in Bluefield and Princeton."

 This is where I live. A large portion of the population knows exactly who does this and where they live. Nothing is done about it.

 I have serious doubts about whether a fake officer took their money or a real one.
 
2013-11-25 08:35:41 AM
Meh, they can have the $1.47 in cash that is at my house.
 
2013-11-25 08:40:35 AM
I can't feel too sorry for anyone who pays upfront for driveway paving job, but holy f**k! if some cop showed up at my door demanding my money, I'd probably give it up for fear of being shot.
 
2013-11-25 08:41:33 AM
At what age does one become stupid? Why are the elderly such easy targets? Do they just forget a lifetime of experience? It's not like scamming people is a brand new invention.

I can't wait to get stupid when I'm old. Being smart is too much goddamned work.
 
2013-11-25 08:41:50 AM

stuhayes2010: Meh, they can have the $1.47 in cash that is at my house.


I have about 200 lbs in change(most pennies) in a glass bottomed container. If they want it they can come get it.
 
2013-11-25 08:42:52 AM

alsih2o: FTA: "Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler thinks the five men in question could be linked to a well-known group of scammers, who typically operate in Bluefield and Princeton."

 This is where I live. A large portion of the population knows exactly who does this and where they live. Nothing is done about it.

 I have serious doubts about whether a fake officer took their money or a real one.


I assume you've informed the police of their identities and addresses, right?
 
2013-11-25 08:45:23 AM

Target Builder: jedikinkoid: And another giveaway is when they don't immediately pull out the tasers when you ask to see the search warrant.

Or if they don't shoot your pets.


Problem is sometimes they will cut right to the chase and break down your door to immediately create a hostile situation (no knock warrant). Here's one that happened in my town recently. Who wouldn't be defending themselves from unknown intruders that have already gained entry? I don't think the cops could say anything to convince me that they were actually cops so I'd suffer the same fate.  http://digitalburg.com/?p=12253

/bonus: officers obtained a plastic bag containing a small amount of a "green leafy substance"
/double bonus: the small dog is dead
//triple bonus: their flat screen tv was is dead as well.
 
2013-11-25 08:46:15 AM
Maybe they were real police and it was just a shakedown?
 
2013-11-25 08:46:20 AM
their flat screen tv was is dead as well

/err too early
 
2013-11-25 08:54:37 AM

Tenatra: Target Builder: jedikinkoid: And another giveaway is when they don't immediately pull out the tasers when you ask to see the search warrant.

Or if they don't shoot your pets.

Problem is sometimes they will cut right to the chase and break down your door to immediately create a hostile situation (no knock warrant). Here's one that happened in my town recently. Who wouldn't be defending themselves from unknown intruders that have already gained entry? I don't think the cops could say anything to convince me that they were actually cops so I'd suffer the same fate.  http://digitalburg.com/?p=12253

/bonus: officers obtained a plastic bag containing a small amount of a "green leafy substance"
/double bonus: the small dog is dead
//triple bonus: their flat screen tv was is dead as well.



Every now and then the cops get what they deserve, unfortunately, the real victim also got 10 years in jail.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Frederick

/two doors down
 
2013-11-25 08:56:10 AM
Pfft, they should have dressed up as the Secret Service, since they'd be the ones involved, not the police.
 
2013-11-25 09:11:38 AM
If they come to your house and simply take all your money, they're probably real cops.
 
2013-11-25 09:19:18 AM
Real cops would confiscate it as well, but their M.O. is to get it tested for the minute traces of drugs that are on pretty much all US currency, then impound it as "drug money".
 
2013-11-25 09:21:00 AM
No description of the suspects? That's helpful.
 
2013-11-25 09:22:11 AM
Hey, that guy's not the wallet inspector!

/Really, no one's done this yet?
 
2013-11-25 09:24:34 AM

JerkStore: At what age does one become stupid? Why are the elderly such easy targets? Do they just forget a lifetime of experience? It's not like scamming people is a brand new invention.

I can't wait to get stupid when I'm old. Being smart is too much goddamned work.


I think it's because the bullshiat detector atrophies as you get older.  Damned if I can remember where I read this, but I think it might have been a Fark link.  Old people lose the ability to assess the veracity of things, hence we get headlines like "If your Mexican grandson calls asking for bail money, make sure you have a Mexican grandson."

I gotta be on campus in 26 minutes, so I've got no link.

/used to say "in the lab", but those days are gone
 
2013-11-25 09:25:33 AM
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Not impressed
 
2013-11-25 09:27:44 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Were they doing the litmus configuration?


i1.ytimg.com

Jonathan Mardukas: What's the name of this establishment?
Red Wood: Red's Corner Bar.
Jonathan Mardukas: Are you Red?
Red Wood: Yes.
Jonathan Mardukas: Do you dye your hair?
Red Wood: No.
[pause]
Jonathan Mardukas: Why do they call you Red?
Red Wood: It's short for Redwood. My last name's Wood.
Jonathan Mardukas: What's your first name?
Red Wood: Bill.
 
2013-11-25 09:30:12 AM

Bit'O'Gristle: No description of the suspects? That's helpful.


"Nice young men, so polite."
 
2013-11-25 09:53:57 AM
Did the elderly couple offer for the police to check the money in the bank as well?

It's possible that money is counterfeit as well and the police should be thorough.

You know, because the elderly couple did nothing wrong and they have nothing to hide.
 
2013-11-25 10:07:42 AM
The problem is there's nothing stopping them being scammers and cops. Just ask any victim of 'civil asset forfeiture.'
 
2013-11-25 10:17:05 AM
Another reason why I don't keep cash in the house and keep my counterfeiting shop in a storage unit in another town under an alias paid for in real cash.
 
2013-11-25 10:24:24 AM

Voiceofreason01: stuhayes2010: Meh, they can have the $1.47 in cash that is at my house.

I have about 200 lbs in change(most pennies) in a glass bottomed container. If they want it they can come get it.


So what's the verdict, officer?  Is this ten-spot OK or what?
 
2013-11-25 11:10:16 AM

lack of warmth: Another reason why I don't keep cash in the house and keep my counterfeiting shop in a storage unit in another town under an alias paid for in real cash.


Taking a job on Wall Street would be less trouble, more profitable and completely legal.
 
2013-11-25 11:31:59 AM
ifly4fun:

Every now and then the cops get what they deserve, unfortunately, the real victim also got 10 years in jail.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Frederick

/two doors down


Was that the case where the judge prohibited the defendant from claiming he was acting in self defense because there is no self defense right when dealing with police executing a legal warrant, even if you don't know it's the cops kicking your door down in the middle of the night?
 
2013-11-25 12:29:39 PM
Who keeps cash in their house? I have, like, $50 in my wallet most of the time, and that's it.
 
2013-11-25 12:51:31 PM

mbillips: Who keeps cash in their house? I have, like, $50 in my wallet most of the time, and that's it.


Depression era people tend to be weary of banks and some hold onto a nice chunk of money to get by in case anything like that ever happens again.

Or they can be weird like a friend I had growing up. Their parents kept money in the back of the freezer because thieves wouldn't think to look for it there and they didn't trust other people with their money.
 
2013-11-25 01:19:15 PM

Bondith: JerkStore: At what age does one become stupid? Why are the elderly such easy targets? Do they just forget a lifetime of experience? It's not like scamming people is a brand new invention.

I can't wait to get stupid when I'm old. Being smart is too much goddamned work.

I think it's because the bullshiat detector atrophies as you get older.  Damned if I can remember where I read this, but I think it might have been a Fark link.  Old people lose the ability to assess the veracity of things, hence we get headlines like "If your Mexican grandson calls asking for bail money, make sure you have a Mexican grandson."

I gotta be on campus in 26 minutes, so I've got no link.

/used to say "in the lab", but those days are gone


I think I remember reading  that. Also as the senses degradation older people can't pick p on the subtle cues that tell you a person is lying.
 
2013-11-25 01:49:30 PM
Fake dough bring in the suits.
 
2013-11-25 05:05:44 PM

thatboyoverthere: Bondith: JerkStore: At what age does one become stupid? Why are the elderly such easy targets? Do they just forget a lifetime of experience? It's not like scamming people is a brand new invention.

I can't wait to get stupid when I'm old. Being smart is too much goddamned work.

I think it's because the bullshiat detector atrophies as you get older.  Damned if I can remember where I read this, but I think it might have been a Fark link.  Old people lose the ability to assess the veracity of things, hence we get headlines like "If your Mexican grandson calls asking for bail money, make sure you have a Mexican grandson."

I gotta be on campus in 26 minutes, so I've got no link.

/used to say "in the lab", but those days are gone

I think I remember reading  that. Also as the senses degradation older people can't pick p on the subtle cues that tell you a person is lying.


Not only that, but many grew up in a time when it was generally considered safe to trust people, and the government. Some still carry that mindset, though those days may be long gone.
 
2013-11-25 07:26:38 PM
With most of the cop stories I read here, they were probably too scared to ask for any identification or proof for fear the cops would open fire on them for 'violently resisting' or whatever.
 
2013-11-26 05:06:37 PM
Satanic_Hamster:

I assume you've informed the police of their identities and addresses, right?

 More than once. Everyone knows who is up to what in little towns. Finding them is a job with our force, though.
 
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