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4963 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Jan 2022 at 8:41 PM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-22 6:01:40 PM  
I enjoyed that one.
 
2022-01-22 8:45:53 PM  
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2022-01-22 8:46:46 PM  
Brassy dame, counting coup from the porch like that.
 
2022-01-22 8:50:07 PM  
Boomer Karen takes down brown guy. Good jorb.
 
2022-01-22 8:50:28 PM  
I much would have preferred if she was counting range from the porch, with her shotgun.
 
2022-01-22 8:52:11 PM  

MBooda: Boomer Karen takes down brown guy. Good jorb.


Yes, definitely race motivated... nailed it Sparky.
Which Mod is this POS?
 
2022-01-22 8:53:22 PM  
Being a grandma myself, I get a kick out of this.

No one has ever tried that with me yet, but my father in law must be on the list. He gets them and laughs at them. Not all older people are actually stupid enough to fall for that one. Now the Spanish lottery is real, right?
 
2022-01-22 8:54:10 PM  
she should colab with Kitboga.
 
2022-01-22 9:01:01 PM  
They need to find the rest of the gang and kick the ever-loving shiat out of all of them. People who prey on the elderly deserve no mercy or sympathy.
 
2022-01-22 9:02:45 PM  
I like how she's got a kind of "you farked around and found out, didn't ya" posture while watching the cops cuff him.
 
2022-01-22 9:04:06 PM  
The problem is this guy's gonna be out pretty soon (if he isn't already), and he knows where she lives, and he's probably really pissed about her setting him up.
 
2022-01-22 9:05:55 PM  
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2022-01-22 9:12:15 PM  
I read that as Gamma Beats Da Scamma
So like HULK SMASH DA SCAMMA!
 
2022-01-22 9:16:46 PM  
Speaking as an "elderly" , we get these kind of calls all the time (including some git with an Indian accent who claimed to be my grandson). 
Up to now, my wife and I have retained a semblance of cognition, so we're fine. Going forward, we can only hope that some of you youngsters figure out a way of blocking these bastards. This particularly applies to the youngsters who work for telcoms.
 
2022-01-22 9:22:59 PM  

MBooda: Boomer Karen takes down brown guy. Good jorb.


I guess people still troll Fark.
 
2022-01-22 9:26:46 PM  
I love how she just casually leans against the side of the porch as he's getting arrested.
 
2022-01-22 9:39:02 PM  
Got an email "from" a friend (hacked account). Wanted me to buy gift cards and send him the numbers, so he could buy a birthday present for his cousin. I replied that I would be happy to do that if he'd tell me his sister's name. He got it wrong.

My reply: "You're not very good at this, are you?"
 
2022-01-22 9:42:48 PM  

daffy: Being a grandma myself,


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2022-01-22 9:44:31 PM  

MBooda: Boomer Karen takes down brown guy. Good jorb.


He worked for UPS?
 
2022-01-22 9:47:07 PM  
I was once selling a laptop and I got a message from a guy saying he was in Europe on a business trip and needed a new laptop ASAP. He said he wanted to mail a check "in good faith" and his agent would pick up the laptop while the check was in transit. He would even give me an extra $250. So naturally I agreed to this, I mean, who would not just trust a complete stranger? And since I live in Chicago I took a cue from The Blues Brothers and instead of my address I gave him the address of the Police Station that is just down the street from Wrigley Field. The email he later sent me was full of so much profanity, it was a work of art.

/I am pretty sure he was not dumb enough to go into the police station.
//I believe he was pissed off that I figured out he was a scammer and wasted his time.
 
2022-01-22 9:50:35 PM  

Flowery Twats: Got an email "from" a friend (hacked account). Wanted me to buy gift cards and send him the numbers, so he could buy a birthday present for his cousin. I replied that I would be happy to do that if he'd tell me his sister's name. He got it wrong.

My reply: "You're not very good at this, are you?"


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2022-01-22 9:50:49 PM  

Tillmaster: Speaking as an "elderly" , we get these kind of calls all the time (including some git with an Indian accent who claimed to be my grandson). 
Up to now, my wife and I have retained a semblance of cognition, so we're fine. Going forward, we can only hope that some of you youngsters figure out a way of blocking these bastards. This particularly applies to the youngsters who work for telcoms.


Lol. Please don't  take offense.

My father passed away in April of 2020, right as the lockdowns started.  He was 83. He was the glue keeping my mother tied to this earth. My mother is four years older. She started slipping mentally. Dementia. My brother and I were keeping a close eye on her and at first she was fine on her own with us checking in on her. We noticed a change. Visual hallucinations and stories that weren't quite right. I basically moved in to help. One evening I caught my mother on the phone, in the process of giving out a credit card number. She had other stuff in her hand (SS card, drivers license) I yanked the phone out of her hand. The assholes were clearly in a crowded call center. fark. THEM. fark anyone who takes advantage of our most vulnerable. Luckily I caught my mother in time.
 
2022-01-22 10:04:26 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: Tillmaster: Speaking as an "elderly" , we get these kind of calls all the time (including some git with an Indian accent who claimed to be my grandson). 
Up to now, my wife and I have retained a semblance of cognition, so we're fine. Going forward, we can only hope that some of you youngsters figure out a way of blocking these bastards. This particularly applies to the youngsters who work for telcoms.

Lol. Please don't  take offense.

My father passed away in April of 2020, right as the lockdowns started.  He was 83. He was the glue keeping my mother tied to this earth. My mother is four years older. She started slipping mentally. Dementia. My brother and I were keeping a close eye on her and at first she was fine on her own with us checking in on her. We noticed a change. Visual hallucinations and stories that weren't quite right. I basically moved in to help. One evening I caught my mother on the phone, in the process of giving out a credit card number. She had other stuff in her hand (SS card, drivers license) I yanked the phone out of her hand. The assholes were clearly in a crowded call center. fark. THEM. fark anyone who takes advantage of our most vulnerable. Luckily I caught my mother in time.


No offence taken. Glad you caught her in time.
 
2022-01-22 10:13:59 PM  

Tillmaster: Chinesenookiefactory: Tillmaster: Speaking as an "elderly" , we get these kind of calls all the time (including some git with an Indian accent who claimed to be my grandson). 
Up to now, my wife and I have retained a semblance of cognition, so we're fine. Going forward, we can only hope that some of you youngsters figure out a way of blocking these bastards. This particularly applies to the youngsters who work for telcoms.

Lol. Please don't  take offense.

My father passed away in April of 2020, right as the lockdowns started.  He was 83. He was the glue keeping my mother tied to this earth. My mother is four years older. She started slipping mentally. Dementia. My brother and I were keeping a close eye on her and at first she was fine on her own with us checking in on her. We noticed a change. Visual hallucinations and stories that weren't quite right. I basically moved in to help. One evening I caught my mother on the phone, in the process of giving out a credit card number. She had other stuff in her hand (SS card, drivers license) I yanked the phone out of her hand. The assholes were clearly in a crowded call center. fark. THEM. fark anyone who takes advantage of our most vulnerable. Luckily I caught my mother in time.

No offence taken. Glad you caught her in time.


No worries man. Keep kicking ass and taking names.
 
2022-01-22 10:28:15 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: The problem is this guy's gonna be out pretty soon (if he isn't already), and he knows where she lives, and he's probably really pissed about her setting him up.


Yeah it would have been far better to supply a neutral bait residential address and set up their sting there.

Interesting though that this scammer was local. Probably many of them are in boiler rooms looking for payment over the phone.
 
2022-01-22 10:34:16 PM  
I've encountered several scammers, but never once did the police take any interest. I was trying to buy a motorcycle once, and quickly figured out it was a scam. (Guy said he was in Texas, but the bike was pictured in front of palm trees, and the shipping service he said he'd use specifically said they don't ship.motorcycles on their website, among other things) He wanted money wired to an account, but I finally convinced him I could only send a check, so I got a physical address. (Which he was rather reluctant about)
Cops near me said it wasn't there problem. Told me to call the cops in Texas. Texas cops said "if it's a scam don't do it." But had no interest in catching a scammer. Told me to try the FBI since it was interstate mail fraud. FBI gave less than 2 shiats. (About .07 shiats to be exact). Didn't care I had an address or this guy was scamming people. "Just ignore him" was their advice. What about all the other people he might scam I asked. "They should ignore him too."

I found it rather disappointing  no one wanted to do anything about it. But I did manage to convince him to pay COD since I was spending all money on the bike. For 8 bucks he got a photocopy of my middle finger.
 
2022-01-22 10:42:32 PM  
He got off easy being arrested. Some families, like mine, would have let the scammer all the way into the house and delivered a beatdown
 
2022-01-23 12:15:55 AM  

Flowery Twats: Got an email "from" a friend (hacked account). Wanted me to buy gift cards and send him the numbers, so he could buy a birthday present for his cousin. I replied that I would be happy to do that if he'd tell me his sister's name. He got it wrong.

My reply: "You're not very good at this, are you?"


My mom's best friend, a scholar, was in some university function when another lecturer walked up to her and started apologizing profusely. She had no idea what he was talking about. He kept saying how glad she's back in the country and hope she didn't suffer much.
The scammers had sent him an email about her being stuck in Malaysia (IIRC) for a conference in her actual field and that she had her purse stolen and needed money for the hotel!

My story:
I got an email from a friend/acquaintance that said that he was stuck in the Ukraine for a conference and had had his wallet stolen with all of his cash and needed a transfer via Western Union.
This was before the current rumble in the Ukraine, but after things had turned south, some years back.
Attached to the email was his passport copy. That was what freaked my friend out the most when I spoke to him, how could they have got that!
I explained to him that it's easy, most of us have a lot of important details in our Sent folder.
What DID bother me, however, was that the request was a money transfer in his name to the Ukraine, meaning they had somebody on the ground, working in the money transfer system that could withdraw the money for them or pretend he got an actual ID. I told him to contact WU about that and have them follow that up.

Keep in mind that the skilled email scammers do this:
- they WILL spend the time going through your emails and not just shoot off random emails to everyone in the list
- as in the first story above, they will customize the email with details about the person pulled from sent or received emails that they now have access to, or even pulled from social media if they find linked accounts
- they will build affinity and sympathy;affinity by using personal details, including how the email owner usual addresses you (formal/informal, nickname), and give tragic event for you to empathize with
- Keep in mind they won't give you a contact number and specifically say that their mobile phone was stolen so that you don't attempt to contact the email owner. Ask for a contact number nonetheless if you are really worried about the person.

Also worth noting is that they have started doing this on WhatsApp as well, by calling you up and saying that they are calling from the WhatsApp company (Facebook, dontcha know) and that they needed to verify your account and that they will be sending you a confirmation message on your registered phone. And you actually get an official message.  What they are actually doing in the back ground is trying to access your account on a laptop, and using messages to verify and get permission to access.
Then they block you out by unregistering your phone, then proceed with the same tactics mentioned about.
It's actually easier for them to fool people because the victim ends up getting a direct message from someone they trust. The scammers also can scroll and see chat history and writing style and build on that.

Truly nefarious dudes.
 
2022-01-23 12:22:51 AM  
Scam warnings would be enhanced if you include this sort of story.
 
2022-01-23 12:52:00 AM  

MBooda: Boomer Karen takes down brown guy. Good jorb.


Kibology has fallen far since the Days of Usenet
 
2022-01-23 1:28:01 AM  

JK8Fan: He got off easy being arrested. Some families, like mine, would have let the scammer all the way into the house and delivered a beatdown


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2022-01-23 4:35:43 AM  

MythDragon: I've encountered several scammers, but never once did the police take any interest. I was trying to buy a motorcycle once, and quickly figured out it was a scam. (Guy said he was in Texas, but the bike was pictured in front of palm trees, and the shipping service he said he'd use specifically said they don't ship.motorcycles on their website, among other things) He wanted money wired to an account, but I finally convinced him I could only send a check, so I got a physical address. (Which he was rather reluctant about)
Cops near me said it wasn't there problem. Told me to call the cops in Texas. Texas cops said "if it's a scam don't do it." But had no interest in catching a scammer. Told me to try the FBI since it was interstate mail fraud. FBI gave less than 2 shiats. (About .07 shiats to be exact). Didn't care I had an address or this guy was scamming people. "Just ignore him" was their advice. What about all the other people he might scam I asked. "They should ignore him too."

I found it rather disappointing  no one wanted to do anything about it. But I did manage to convince him to pay COD since I was spending all money on the bike. For 8 bucks he got a photocopy of my middle finger.


Next time, contact the post office. If this scammer was willing to use USPS for their scam? Well then they ain't too bright.
 
2022-01-23 4:48:42 AM  

Mock26: JK8Fan: He got off easy being arrested. Some families, like mine, would have let the scammer all the way into the house and delivered a beatdown

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Don't have to be 6'4" when you have several brothers and cousins around.
 
2022-01-23 6:40:56 AM  

JK8Fan: Mock26: JK8Fan: He got off easy being arrested. Some families, like mine, would have let the scammer all the way into the house and delivered a beatdown

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Don't have to be 6'4" when you have several brothers and cousins around.


Or a gun.  Which is kind of the point of technology, isn't it?  To enhance our capabilities.
 
2022-01-23 8:22:40 AM  

dittybopper: JK8Fan: Mock26: JK8Fan: He got off easy being arrested. Some families, like mine, would have let the scammer all the way into the house and delivered a beatdown

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Don't have to be 6'4" when you have several brothers and cousins around.

Or a gun.  Which is kind of the point of technology, isn't it?  To enhance our capabilities.


What fun is that?
 
2022-01-23 10:07:04 AM  
I would have been ok with a little more police brutality in this case.  Karma would agree with me.  Scammers are almost as worthless and evil as politicians.
 
2022-01-23 11:16:53 AM  
In Long Island. So you know, the fine print matters.

Small scale personal justice offer not available in all 50 sates.
Offer not valid in most major metropolitan areas.
Some restrictions may apply, check your skin color for details.
 
2022-01-23 11:29:11 AM  

MBooda: Boomer Karen takes down brown guy. Good jorb.


You know all that from reading their names, even though he said her grandson was picked up for DUI.
You're very perceptive.
 
2022-01-23 12:29:42 PM  

Flowery Twats: Got an email "from" a friend (hacked account). Wanted me to buy gift cards and send him the numbers, so he could buy a birthday present for his cousin. I replied that I would be happy to do that if he'd tell me his sister's name. He got it wrong.

My reply: "You're not very good at this, are you?"


My dad's email got hacked and a similar email sent out (not for a birthday present but asking for iTunes cards).

His neighbour actually went out and bought $200 worth of iTunes cards, scratched the backs to reveal the numbers before my dad contacted everyone to disregard the email.

/I now have $200 of iTunes cards
//and no Apple products except an old iPod
///giving them to someone who can use them
 
2022-01-23 1:29:37 PM  

JK8Fan: dittybopper: JK8Fan: Mock26: JK8Fan: He got off easy being arrested. Some families, like mine, would have let the scammer all the way into the house and delivered a beatdown

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Don't have to be 6'4" when you have several brothers and cousins around.

Or a gun.  Which is kind of the point of technology, isn't it?  To enhance our capabilities.

What fun is that?


Depends on the type of gun.

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2022-01-23 5:18:33 PM  

CzarChasm: [Fark user image 850x849] ?


jesus... am i seriously the first Funny?

/that was gold. lol.
 
2022-01-23 11:24:41 PM  

dittybopper: JK8Fan: dittybopper: JK8Fan: Mock26: JK8Fan: He got off easy being arrested. Some families, like mine, would have let the scammer all the way into the house and delivered a beatdown

[Fark user image image 612x495]

Don't have to be 6'4" when you have several brothers and cousins around.

Or a gun.  Which is kind of the point of technology, isn't it?  To enhance our capabilities.

What fun is that?

Depends on the type of gun.

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Is that a Baker Rifle?
 
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