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Posted: September 28, 2010, 10:16 am - IP Logged

I'd like to knock nine kinds of hell out of the lowlifes that take advantage of nice old people like that.

Especially when it's a World War II Veteran.

How sad

We need 2 listen & share these stories . One day we will reach this age and older . Being alone can make u do strange things. Pick up the phone or e-mail or drop a line 2 someone today.

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    Posted: September 28, 2010, 10:49 am - IP Logged

    I was just thinking. If you have an old checking account that has been closed for years and you still have checks from that account-write out a check! After the check bounces for insufficient funds they get stuck with a $35 fee for a returned check!

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      Posted: September 28, 2010, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

      Hiding Behind Computer if I had a nickle for every scam email I get ........I wouldn't have to play the lottery

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        Posted: September 28, 2010, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

        I really don't understand why all of you are so afraid of getting ripped off.  Last year to my surprise, I received an interesting email from a deposed prince in Nigeria.  Prince NuGamba and he explained he had $53 million dollars in funds tied up in the country's banking system, but he couldn't remove the funds because the bank was controlled by the new leaders of his country.  He further explained that an American could receive a wire transfer of all his funds and he needed my help.

         

        In order to assist him I was told I needed to wire him $12,000.00 dollars to expedite the wire transfer and for my assistance, I would receive $4,000,000.00 for my share of the funds.  I remember thinking like some of you think, then finally decided to help Prince NuGamba and wired him the money.  Three days later I had to wire him an additional $8500.00 because he had under estimated the fees and wire transfer charges.

         

        I figured since I had invested my money thus far, there was no reason to jump ship.  I wired him the additonal $8500.00 and the next day I got a call from my bank for me to come down.  I went to my banker and he explained that a wire transfer for $53 millions dollars had arrived and from that transfer, there was a deduction of $4,000,000.00 to be directly deposited to my account.

         

        I sent Prince NuGamba the rest of his money and now I am happy to say I am a millionaire with plenty of money to do the things I have been unable to afford til now.  So, if you get the opportunity, I say go for it.  Your distrust will cost you millions.  Wink

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          Posted: September 28, 2010, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

          hearsetrax, LOL! My favorites are the Nigerian Diplomats who possess the proceeds from a Royal Estate, and will share it with you for $20,000.00 Earnest money. Some guy sends THEM scam emails, which convinces the Nigerians to jump-off two-story buildings as an 'audition' for an action movie part. They actually do it!


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            Posted: September 29, 2010, 9:21 am - IP Logged

            I really don't understand why all of you are so afraid of getting ripped off.  Last year to my surprise, I received an interesting email from a deposed prince in Nigeria.  Prince NuGamba and he explained he had $53 million dollars in funds tied up in the country's banking system, but he couldn't remove the funds because the bank was controlled by the new leaders of his country.  He further explained that an American could receive a wire transfer of all his funds and he needed my help.

             

            In order to assist him I was told I needed to wire him $12,000.00 dollars to expedite the wire transfer and for my assistance, I would receive $4,000,000.00 for my share of the funds.  I remember thinking like some of you think, then finally decided to help Prince NuGamba and wired him the money.  Three days later I had to wire him an additional $8500.00 because he had under estimated the fees and wire transfer charges.

             

            I figured since I had invested my money thus far, there was no reason to jump ship.  I wired him the additonal $8500.00 and the next day I got a call from my bank for me to come down.  I went to my banker and he explained that a wire transfer for $53 millions dollars had arrived and from that transfer, there was a deduction of $4,000,000.00 to be directly deposited to my account.

             

            I sent Prince NuGamba the rest of his money and now I am happy to say I am a millionaire with plenty of money to do the things I have been unable to afford til now.  So, if you get the opportunity, I say go for it.  Your distrust will cost you millions.  Wink

            JesterAre you serious, this kind of scram happen to me all the time ,after I told them where to go with their scram they kept e-mailing me , like  I was going to believe them .Sad It's shame what they did to those elderly people,but after all the bird in the hand is always better than the bird in the bush.Leaving

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              Posted: September 29, 2010, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

              I have a relative. He was scammed too, about $1000. It was a few years ago. At first, scammer only asked for $25. Gradually, the dollar amount escalated. One day he showed me a letter notifying him that he had won a sweeptake. The odd thing was that he had never filled out a sweeptake form before; then, how could he possbily had won it if he had not enter it in the first place. They asked him to mail out over $500. I told him it was a scam and provided him with many stories, but he insisted. I that time he had no money, so his son chipped in the money. I was so mad; I even yelled at them for being stubborn and naive.

              A couple months later, I asked him did he get the money. You know the answer, a big NO. It was a thousand-dollar lesson had learned.

               

              I think people who look for easy money often fall into scam artists' net.