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Jamaican DJ to plead guilty in lottery scam

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Posted: October 8, 2014, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

just sad

that is how they fund their lives

Thegee

hush!!!! money is speaking White Bounce

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    Posted: October 8, 2014, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

    So what you are telling me is I should ignore that e-mail from Jamaica?  OK, I'll do that.  But those from Kenya are still good, right?

    LOL, maybe, not sure.

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    For a lead role in a cage?

     

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      bel air maryland
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      Posted: October 8, 2014, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

      Please don't blame the victims, they targeted elderly people for a reason.

      These scammers can be very convincing and they are relentless. Six or seven calls a day from several different phone numbers is not unusual. They will tell their victims they won a sweepstakes or a new car and will deliver the car to their house. A lot of the elderly people they target are people that may be showing the early stages of dementia and therefore either aren't thinking or reasoning clearly. They may not remember things and therefore can be easily convinced that they entered a contest they never did. The scammers may also threaten them by telling them they know their address and will come to their house.

      Also rather than being greedy, a lot of these elderly victims are thinking if they do win, they can use the money to help their  families. So their intentions are good. They won't tell anyone what they are doing because when they win, they want it to be a surprise. And if they finally do realize they are being ripped off, they are too embarrassed to tell anyone for fear of looking foolish. 

      Any one here that has elderly family members, you NEED to talk to them about this so they are informed of what is going on. If you visit them, check their phone messages or caller ID's. If you see several phone numbers with an 866 area code, they ARE being contacted by the Jamaican scammers. If you see a lot of out of state phone numbers several times a day, they ARE being contacted. If you see a lot of mail for sweepstakes entries requiring an entry fee, they ARE being contacted.

      These scammers are a lot more prevalent than you think. Keep an eye on your loved ones so they don't get ripped off.

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        Posted: October 9, 2014, 12:50 am - IP Logged

        ZJ Wah Wa

        Only a moron would name himself after a Convenience store.

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          Posted: October 9, 2014, 4:09 am - IP Logged

           can any one get sick of a face like this ??

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            Tialuvslotto's avatar - Jailin
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            Posted: October 9, 2014, 7:30 am - IP Logged

            These scammers can be very convincing and they are relentless. Six or seven calls a day from several different phone numbers is not unusual. They will tell their victims they won a sweepstakes or a new car and will deliver the car to their house. A lot of the elderly people they target are people that may be showing the early stages of dementia and therefore either aren't thinking or reasoning clearly. They may not remember things and therefore can be easily convinced that they entered a contest they never did. The scammers may also threaten them by telling them they know their address and will come to their house.

            Also rather than being greedy, a lot of these elderly victims are thinking if they do win, they can use the money to help their  families. So their intentions are good. They won't tell anyone what they are doing because when they win, they want it to be a surprise. And if they finally do realize they are being ripped off, they are too embarrassed to tell anyone for fear of looking foolish. 

            Any one here that has elderly family members, you NEED to talk to them about this so they are informed of what is going on. If you visit them, check their phone messages or caller ID's. If you see several phone numbers with an 866 area code, they ARE being contacted by the Jamaican scammers. If you see a lot of out of state phone numbers several times a day, they ARE being contacted. If you see a lot of mail for sweepstakes entries requiring an entry fee, they ARE being contacted.

            These scammers are a lot more prevalent than you think. Keep an eye on your loved ones so they don't get ripped off.

            Well said, Grwurston!  Star

            Excellent suggestions for protecting our grandparents and other elderly relatives.

            "There is no such thing as luck; only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe."

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              Posted: October 9, 2014, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

              It got worse because some people want to believe so bad that they don't think straight when they get those e-mails. It's sad. But as sad as it is, I think the victims should know better.

              Just for clarification, Maringoman, this is your belief ... Even if most of these unrecoverably violated people: Are over 85+ years old; 80% of time have mild-to-high dementia; and Don't have/Can't afford a daily "care-giver" or nursing home staffer to answer their phone -- using mid-level judgement skills to hang up on these uber efficient, megalomaniac '5-year-to-full retirement business plan' thieves?

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                HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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                Posted: October 9, 2014, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

                Well said, Grwurston!  Star

                Excellent suggestions for protecting our grandparents and other elderly relatives.

                Correct, Tialuvslotto, even easier to notice and respectfully and gently create a friendship, then inform an elderly person: living near your home, 80+ years old, poor-to-wealthy, with/without visitors.

                Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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