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(NJ.com)   Dude wants to buy my business with the $10,000 he carries in a sock. Seems legit to me   (nj.com) divider line 43
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2014-07-22 02:37:51 PM  
Pig in a poke is an old, old con.
 
2014-07-22 03:35:55 PM  
That article was full of dumb.
 
2014-07-22 03:36:52 PM  
Wow couldnt see that coming huh? Just reading it gave me all kinds of red flags and alarm bells.
 
2014-07-22 03:37:54 PM  
She deserved it.


/in before "STOP BLAMING THE VICTIM"
//could have at least kissed her beforehand
 
2014-07-22 03:38:35 PM  
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2014-07-22 03:38:55 PM  
I'm guessing that the business was failing miserably long before the owner handed cash to scam artists.  There is no way that anybody is dumb enough to fall for that.
 
2014-07-22 03:39:48 PM  

Egoy3k: I'm guessing that the business was failing miserably long before the owner handed cash to scam artists.  There is no way that anybody is dumb enough to fall for that and yet runs a profitable business


FTFM
 
2014-07-22 03:39:58 PM  
I just can't bring myself to feel sorry for that woman.
 
2014-07-22 03:40:19 PM  

Egoy3k: I'm guessing that the business was failing miserably long before the owner handed cash to scam artists.  There is no way that anybody is dumb enough to fall for that.


Of course there are people dumb enough. Fark even has a Florida tag. There are millions of people dumb enough.
 
2014-07-22 03:40:52 PM  
In before "Insurance Scam".
 
2014-07-22 03:42:24 PM  
normally I'm for the little guy, but anyone that farking stupid deserves to be screwed royally in the butt by a yak with sandpaper around it's yak-cock.
 
2014-07-22 03:42:36 PM  
Did she at least get to keep the sock?
 
2014-07-22 03:43:39 PM  
Better than getting beaten out of your business with a sock full of batteries.
 
2014-07-22 03:44:45 PM  
"After handing Torres the sock, he requested all the money in the cash register since the business was now his," the police report stated. "Torres stated she handed the money from the cash register over to Derrick at which time Derrick left."

How farking stupid do you have to be? I mean, seriously, how do you manage to feed and clothe yourself well enough to even make this kind of mistake? Holy shiat, dude..
 
2014-07-22 03:46:07 PM  
Was she Asian?
 
2014-07-22 03:50:00 PM  
Step 1: I'm from Africa and I have a lot of money
Step 2: .....
Step 3: Profit
 
2014-07-22 03:50:30 PM  
And a down payment equals ownership now?
 
2014-07-22 03:53:43 PM  
However, the sock no longer contained any money. Instead, the sock "was filled with wet construction paper cut in the shape of money," according to reports.

Oh wait, let me laugh even harder...
 
2014-07-22 04:00:17 PM  

csny_Hippie: And a down payment equals ownership now?


Holy ass, THIS! Does she not realize we like to sign a few papers when transferring the ownership of businesses these days? Did she not have to sign for it in the first place?
 
2014-07-22 04:04:59 PM  

Jument: However, the sock no longer contained any money. Instead, the sock "was filled with wet construction paper cut in the shape of money," according to reports.

Oh wait, let me laugh even harder...


She claims to have seen the $10,000 the previous visit. I'd be willing to bet she didn't or else saw a $20 wrapped around a bunch of $1s or something. I can't imagine someone having access to $10,000 in cash in order to scam someone out of whatever happens to be in the register over a multi-day scam.
 
2014-07-22 04:08:20 PM  
This is a lot of trouble to go to in order to steal from a cash register in a local butcher shop. Why go to all this work when you could just walk in and take the money and be just as guilty?

How is going through this complicated charade any less difficult than just walking in, having an accomplice distract the lady, and cleaning out her register when she's not looking? I mean, this wasn't even a con. It was just a straight-up robbery.
 
2014-07-22 04:08:33 PM  

TheManMythLegend: That article was full of dumb.


Agreed. I actually am glad that these scammers made some money from this business, because these two marks sure as Hell are too dumb to be allowed to have money.
 
2014-07-22 04:11:48 PM  
This story sounds like something someone would make up to avoid getting in even more trouble.

One of three things happened.

1. She's selling something illegal on the side and got ripped off

2. She fell for the "I'll share this fortune with you if you'll give me what's in the register" scam.

3. She pocketed the money and is claiming it was stolen.
 
2014-07-22 04:14:42 PM  
Wallstreet says you've still got a lot to learn, Nigeria.
 
2014-07-22 04:18:07 PM  

que.guero: This story sounds like something someone would make up to avoid getting in even more trouble.

One of three things happened.

1. She's selling something illegal on the side and got ripped off

2. She fell for the "I'll share this fortune with you if you'll give me what's in the register" scam.

3. She pocketed the money and is claiming it was stolen.


I agree.  How would he be entitled to the contents of her cash register when he's not running the business yet?
 
2014-07-22 04:19:54 PM  
"After handing Torres the sock, he requested all the money in the cash register since the business was now his,"

And this is the point where you can demonstrate your worthiness of the label `human` by saying "fark off you scam artist, you get your hands on my business after we exchange contracts"
 
2014-07-22 04:23:55 PM  
None of that makes the least bit of sense.  That woman's an idiot and she's lucky she only lost the bit of cash she had in her cash drawer that day.  Why on earth would the sale include her cash?!?  I don't even...

i10.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-22 04:25:32 PM  
This was her story to the cops, there is no other corroboration for it.  I would say I think her story is a bit dubious.... did she try to tell this to her insurance company as well to make a claim?
 
2014-07-22 04:31:23 PM  
About a week ago, police said, a black man with an African accent and whiskers tattooed onto his face entered the business.

Did this happen on Caturday?
 
2014-07-22 04:32:54 PM  
About a week ago, police said, a black man with an African accent and whiskers tattooed onto his face entered the business.

Did this happen on Caturday?
 
2014-07-22 04:38:58 PM  
About a week ago, police said, a black man with an African accent and whiskers tattooed onto his face entered the business.

On the plus side, it'll take all of ten minutes to find the guys mugshot and/or passport photo.
 
2014-07-22 04:41:58 PM  

dv-ous: About a week ago, police said, a black man with an African accent and whiskers tattooed onto his face entered the business.

On the plus side, it'll take all of ten minutes to find the guys mugshot and/or passport photo.


Again though... do we really even think this guy is real?

I'd lean towards "I need to say I lost $10k for insurance purposes.... what is the most crazy ass thing I can come up with that they'd go 'Who would make that up?'".
 
2014-07-22 04:54:57 PM  
"After handing Torres the sock, he requested all the money in the cash register since the business was now his," the police report stated. "Torres stated she handed the money from the cash register over to Derrick at which time Derrick left."

If I was on the jury for this guy, I would vote to acquit.
 
2014-07-22 04:56:01 PM  
I DNRTFA.  And from the tone of this thread I'm glad I skipped it.

But let me see if I've got this right.

A woman sold her business to a dude promissing that the money for the transaction was in "this here sock".  Once she got the sock, the transaction was over, and now the business, including the money in the register (what?!) now belong to him.  So she got robbed.

But she got robbed.  What happened to the dude that robbed her?  Who owns the business now?  How does the sale of a business go anywhere NEAR as simply as exchanging cash?  That's just not legally possible.

Did I get it right?  Am I as confused as everyone else for the same reasons?
 
2014-07-22 04:58:23 PM  
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2014-07-22 05:15:33 PM  

The Man With Crazy Super Animal Powers: This is a lot of trouble to go to in order to steal from a cash register in a local butcher shop. Why go to all this work when you could just walk in and take the money and be just as guilty?

How is going through this complicated charade any less difficult than just walking in, having an accomplice distract the lady, and cleaning out her register when she's not looking? I mean, this wasn't even a con. It was just a straight-up robbery.


I think sometimes the scammers are hoping the victim will be too embarrassed to go to the police about it.
 
2014-07-22 05:25:43 PM  

ChipNASA: In before "Insurance Scam".


www.tf2chan.net

Can't wait to see the follow-up article.
 
2014-07-22 05:52:43 PM  

durbnpoisn: I DNRTFA.  And from the tone of this thread I'm glad I skipped it.

But let me see if I've got this right.

A woman sold her business to a dude promissing that the money for the transaction was in "this here sock".  Once she got the sock, the transaction was over, and now the business, including the money in the register (what?!) now belong to him.  So she got robbed.

But she got robbed.  What happened to the dude that robbed her?  Who owns the business now?  How does the sale of a business go anywhere NEAR as simply as exchanging cash?  That's just not legally possible.

Did I get it right?  Am I as confused as everyone else for the same reasons?


The sale didn't even get started. I'm sure a lawyer should be involved somewhere, but there is likely a lot more paperwork than buying a house. I say liquidate the rest of the business and give the money to an orphanage before the Nigerians get it.
 
2014-07-22 06:08:19 PM  
"After handing Torres the sock, he requested all the money in the cash register since the business was now his," the police report stated. "Torres stated she handed the money from the cash register over to Derrick at which time Derrick left."
/If you are that glaringly stupid, you don't deserve to own a business. Really? He hands you a sock of "cash" and you don't even bother checking it out? Wow.
 
2014-07-22 07:10:19 PM  
Bit'O'Gristle
"After handing Torres the sock, he requested all the money in the cash register since the business was now his," the police report stated. "Torres stated she handed the money from the cash register over to Derrick at which time Derrick left."
/If you are that glaringly stupid, you don't deserve to own a business. Really? He hands you a sock of "cash" and you don't even bother checking it out? Wow.


Have you ever seen 'the sting'? Where the money in the hankerchef gets stuck down his pants. If it is done right it is pretty slick.
 
2014-07-22 07:11:21 PM  
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2014-07-22 07:13:30 PM  
It is good to know Africans are learning classic grifts.
 
2014-07-22 09:40:11 PM  
Scams like this are social Darwinism. Too stupid to have money
 
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