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Elderly woman tells lottery scam artist to get a job and quit bothering her

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Posted: January 22, 2013, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

I agree: Some of the horror stories of people being told to wire a few grand in order to collect the so called " millions" all in their name is total BS. Like someone once said- " why not take the few grand off the top of the prize money and send the rest "
About 5 years ago l got an email from Nigeria telling me l won half a Billion dollars all l had to do to collect was send a modest fee of $300.00 for administration & office regulatory fees in order to " tranfer" my winnings. I did not bother responding...my lose..l guess.

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    Posted: January 22, 2013, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

    Many people need to quit being scam artists and get jobs. Good for her.

    i'd like to see them made into gravy train. one old lady is being put to death in indinesia for a scam carrying drugs or her kids get it. scams against the aged and baffled are becoming more like this now. kill the scammers and be done with it, it is not funny or cute. they are causing serious suffering and deprivation.

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      Posted: January 23, 2013, 1:52 am - IP Logged

      i'd like to see them made into gravy train. one old lady is being put to death in indinesia for a scam carrying drugs or her kids get it. scams against the aged and baffled are becoming more like this now. kill the scammers and be done with it, it is not funny or cute. they are causing serious suffering and deprivation.

      If I recall, I believe that it was Michelin that used to run an AD on TV on why Michelin tires should be on your vehicles, because there were more important reasons in life than skimping on tires or something along those lines. The Ads targeted parents and the more important reasons were the children being transported regularly in the vehicles.

      The Biritish grandmother Lindsay Sandiford 56 that you are talking about recieved a death sentence in Bali for the guilt of drug trafficking.  According to the bbc.co.uk,

      " Sandiford, 56, was arrested at Bali's airport in May 2012 after 4.8kg (10.6lb) of cocaine was found in her suitcase lining during a routine check.

      She faces death by firing squad.

      Sandiford says she was coerced into carrying drugs by gangsters who were threatening to hurt one of her children.

      Sandiford is not elderly. She is still a young 56 year old. Her excuse about the gangsters who coerced her is as lame as the excuses of the NY brothers who stole their customer's wining $5m lottery ticket and waited years, them came up with the tall tale that the brothers were sharing the loot because of all the good things one did for the other and about managing the potential impact that such a wining could have on a planned marriage.

      There is no scamming for the Brit. She could have gone to the Bobbies or Scotland Yard, she did not.

      Most, if not all all of these scammers that target the elderly and many others in the article have no physical contact whatsoever with their victims and  I don't believe that the vast majority want to have any form of physical contacts either.

      For the most part, they are mostly nomadic on-the-run- thieves operating heavily out of Canada, and  here in the USA, and many offshore locations, armed with a yahoo or hotmail email account, disposable pre-paid no-contract cell phones, prepaid phone cards, Internet Cafes and reliance on Western Union and Money Gram for receiving loots.

      No one scammed young Sandiford. She did what she did and it takes maturity and soundness of mind to board a plane in the UK to Bali on the other side of the planet, away from the safety of her home, to break the law of the land, enacted by the people to keep their people safer from hopeless and wasted  lives and needless deaths.

       

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        Posted: January 23, 2013, 8:09 am - IP Logged

        Good for her........Thumbs Up

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