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Scams

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:22 am
by dzrtdwg
Scamming The Scammer
This is pretty funny! :poop:

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:09 am
by panamint_patty
Real Estate Scam: Could Your House Be for Sale or Rent Without You Knowing it?
This is a pretty stupid scam to attempt to pull off. There's no way the scammer doesn't eventually get caught.

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:25 pm
by dzrtdwg
Jury Duty Phone Scam
This type of business is always conducted through the mail and never over the phone.

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:49 pm
by CactusHugger
FBI Warns Americans About Cyberscams
Always be careful and think before you click!

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 1:12 pm
by recluse
The 7 Most Blatant Lies Famous Brands Based Entire Ads On
Scams are everywhere you look these days! :mad2:

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 6:31 am
by panamint_patty
Online Dating Scams Could Cost Lonely Men Thousands :kiss:
As pointed out in the video, this scam probably works better in China than it would in the USA, but to some extent it could be done here too.

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 7:38 am
by dingbat
I heard about a strange scam that's kind of a variation on the old razor blade or ink cartriage scheme. Some airline company is supposedly selling land in South America cheap and the idea is that the landowners will want to visit their property at least a couple times a year and each time they do so obvously they'll have to purchase flight tickets. The company is placing ads in various publications and on various websites which are popular with moderately affluent Americans. Sounds like a longshoot to me, but who knows it might work!

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:18 am
by admin
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Re: Scams

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:16 am
by MojaveMike
When I think of scams I think of things like this: :dizzy:
Nigerian Scam - wealthy foreigner needs help moving money from his homeland promises a hefty payment as a reward for assisting him.

Foreign Lottery Scam - announcements inform recipients that they've won large sums of money in foreign lotteries.

Secret Shopper Scam - applicants solicited for paid positions as 'secret' or 'mystery' shoppers.

Work-at-Home Scam - kits offered that enable home workers to make money posting links on the Internet.

Family Member in Distress Scam - impersonation of distressed family members in desperate need of money.

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:13 pm
by surfsteve
I see!. So big scams like the health care industry are beyond the scope of your thinking; or are you just so disturbed by them that you'd rather bury them somewhere like an Ostrich burring his head in the sand in time of danger in an attempt to avoid reality?