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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
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2013-05-07 02:05:25 PM  
6 votes:
You Ghana get raped!
2013-05-07 05:14:37 PM  
1 vote:

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.


2013-05-07 02:59:14 PM  
1 vote:
There's another scam to worry about. There's a group calling themselves the IRS and every April they have a data harvesting push, insisting you send them your SSN's and sometime even large checks to one of their sister organizations, such as the Department of the Treasury.
2013-05-07 02:42:42 PM  
1 vote:
Visit  419eater for all your scambaiting lulz and to help combat scammers like this mugu.  You might even get a few cool African-crafted Star Wars sculptures out of it:

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2013-05-07 02:41:11 PM  
1 vote:

NkThrasher: Goodluckfox: We were instructed to be "human telephone wires", and we were not permitted to involve ourselves in any way in the conversation. We had to, HAD TO, read everything that the Orig typed, verbatim.

I once got a call from a delivery person using such a relay system.  Unfortunately the relaying person was almost unintelligible due to crappy phone lines where I worked and took their position far too literally.

"...Please repeat your last, I couldn't understand."
"(tippity tappity ...other end retypes their message...same gibberish)"
"...You, human I am talking to, my phone line sucks, repeat what you just said, but slower."
"(tippity tappity...pause...) I am typing, I can't say things slower."
"Okay, got that message clear.  What can I do for you?"
"(tippity tappity...pause...) Already said twice.  I'm (gibberish)."
"....sonofa... Repeat your last please?"

etc etc, I'm sure you see where this is going.  Five minutes later I was able to get enough intelligible communication out of the system to realize he was at our back door waiting to deliver the package.

Whether or not he was doing his job "correctly", it was obnoxious to say the least from my end.

/very cool system though, was impressed that such a thing existed

As stated, this is a free service for the deaf, although you don't have to prove that.  And they basically have to say whatever is said.

Which lead to a friend of mine years ago telling me how he used to use it to call himself, and he waiting until he got a female voice on the other end, and then typed in phone sex messages for her to say back to him.
2013-05-07 02:19:36 PM  
1 vote:
Meanwhile I can't get laid.

2013-05-07 02:16:46 PM  
1 vote:
Ohio. Land of pure genius.
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