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Old 13 July 2012, 03:43   #1
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Scams - who on earth falls for these

Screenshot of "enquiry" we received today on one of our boats. My question is who in their right mind falls for such drivel ?

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Old 13 July 2012, 03:56   #2
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I'd be interested in helping this lady, but I'm a bit busy right now helping a guy in Nigeria to get $22,000,000 dollars he found in a dormant account into my bank so we can split the money!

Then I've got to fill in a form so that I can claim compensation for an accident I haven't had!

On top of that, I've just heard that I've got a tax rebate due to me so I don't really need the money.

However, in order to get all this money, I have to e-mail all my bank details and passwords to someone claiming to be Barclays as my account has been suspended due to a fault!

Isn't the internet wonderful????
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Well that guys clearly not done his homework Steve.

Everybody knows it was Nat West that had the fault

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Old 13 July 2012, 04:17   #4
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Anyone who calls me 'Dear' gets my cash within about 3 minutes .....

I think this a low quality one , but they do seem to be getting smarter ....more realistic cheap prices for boats that dont exist for example.

Still got tp go, got HSBC wanting me to tell them my account details for the account I have never had so I can pay in my accident compensation of 'up to 3350' ..for the accident I have never had.
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Old 13 July 2012, 04:36   #5
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Dear Peter. Should you, or anyone else, be interested in such an exciting investment, We have a large quantity of top grade alluvial 'Gold' ready to be extracted from the Penryn River.

We've invested in a cleaning and processing plant which removes turds, bikes and shopping trolleys.

Discounts given for bulk purchases, Paypal accepted.
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Peter your rich beyond your dreams !! Can I be your new bestest mate pal buddy ? But have a good day anyway
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Screenshot of "enquiry" we received today on one of our boats. My question is who in their right mind falls for such drivel ?

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I think the problem is that sensible people do not reply, only halfwits reply.
As such they have minimal input for maximum reward.

If you actually encourage everyone to respond they would soon find out what a waste of time it is trying to find the dummies.

In an ideal world every one would respond and wast as much time as possible , it can be good fun

Respond to the fraudsters and see how long you can retain their interest .
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Old 13 July 2012, 08:36   #8
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I take the other opinion, if I reply they then start spamming your email big time with all the other tricks, hoping you might just fall for one of them. We never respond. Delete and ignore.

Would be fun to turn the tables though.

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Old 13 July 2012, 10:24   #9
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Have a look at 419 Eater - The largest scambaiting community on the planet! - lots of bedtime reading!
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Scam baiting is hilarious fun, the things you can get these people to do in the hope that they can get your money is astonishing!
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