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Old 02-14-2018, 03:55 AM
 
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Not sure where to post this so mods if its in the wrong place feel free to move it. Lately ive been getting an email from this woman telling me she wants to send me half a million dollars all I have to do is send her my name and address ,she already has my name as she got it off facebook so how does the scam play out if I send her my address and phone number?
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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Several ways she can get you if you are very gullible.

1) Usually these scammers will ask for a "handling fee" up front to send you your "money".

2) She could send you a check which she would then require you to western union a portion back for handling fees. When you find out the check is no good you will have already sent real money that you can't get back.

3) Identity theft. She will ask you to provide all you personal details and then use that information to open credit accounts in your name.
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:44 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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...been getting an email from this woman telling me she wants to send me half a million dollars
all I have to do is send her my name and address,
so how does the scam play out if I send her my address and phone number?
What scam? Clearly she just wants to send you some money.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/don%2...e_in_the_mouth
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:24 AM
 
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Is she a princess?
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:51 AM
 
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Please string her along and post all exchanges with her here so we can all follow along. Maybe give her the address of a random business close to you.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:15 AM
 
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It starts with your name and address and then goes from their to your credit card info...or
The scammers will ask that you wire money to them to get the ball rolling (so to speak)

It's all bullsh!!...I like the above post though...if you've got time to spare it can be a lark.

I get numerous e-mails saying that millions (yes, millions) of money is available to me if I'll just participate with these crooks.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I got a refreshing one yesterday. The subject line was "Spam."
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:49 AM
 
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Ah ha I found it =
https://www.onlinethreatalerts.com/a...donation-scam/
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Lake Forest Round Rock, Tx
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When I'm bored, I often respond graciously thanking the scammer for blessing me with a fortune. I provide bogus information:


Name: Okey Doke
Address: 123 ScamAlertway
Fraudulent, Tx 12345


Silly, but sometimes I just want to mess with them the same way they mess with my inbox.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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When I'm bored, I often respond graciously thanking the scammer for blessing me with a fortune. I provide bogus information:


Name: Okey Doke
Address: 123 ScamAlertway
Fraudulent, Tx 12345


Silly, but sometimes I just want to mess with them the same way they mess with my inbox.
And somewhere, in Russian or Korean or Nigerian, a boiler room worker is leaping to his feet and yelling, "Guys! I got one!"

Then they figure out it's a reverse scam, and take him out back and shoot him. And it's all your fault.
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