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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Toto'sDad, Jun 23, 2018.
TD - its me your grandson tery ! ... please wire me 4 grand now so I can co to GC
(2 grand is OK)
So cockroach boots fetch four grand, eh?
My dad got this call, from my oldest son. He was stuck in London and needed 3 grand to get out of trouble and get back home. My dad went to his bank and, luckily, explained to the teller why he needed the cash. She convinced him that it was an obvious scam. He called my son, who was safely home in South Carolina, the whole time. I'd like to get my hands on these crooks.
Bring back public humiliation — I’d like to see them in stocks in a public place, with nearby buckets of rotten fruit.
Been going on here too.
I have a company number that has been passed on for several years. The original person's grandma called and left a message for her grandson to call her.
I wanted to call her back and say " Grandma, this is Cameron, I'm in some trouble".
So I'm a product of a little MAD magazine humor. Things you'd like to say.
My wife has this friend, Fern, and well, things are always happening to Fern. She met this guy online, a single, American soldier in Afghanistan. Sent her a picture. But then he admitted that wasn't him in the picture, he's not in Afghanistan, he's not a solider and, well, he't not American either. But! Fern says, he's still a nice guy. Oh, he's not single either. My wife (and other friends) eventually convinced Fern not to send him money.
Please, please, PLEASE call TLC and just tell them the crap that has happened to you in the past 6 weeks. You will get paid for the rest of your life to to be on a reality tv show AND I'LL WATCH IT EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!
Just how gullible old folks can be was driven home to me a few years ago. A frail old lady walks into my city recreation office wanting to know if an email she got was real. The email had some story and wanted 10 or 20 thousand dollars. She kept insisting she must send the money because it is an email and must be true. She came to us because we were a government agency. The best I could do with her was to call our local PD and have them come over and talk with her.
It was very sad.
Several years ago, when I first heard of this scam, I carefully explained it to my mother (now 92) and how the caller would sound desperate, and probably mumble a name, and usually call late at night. She said she understood and wouldn't fall for it. But a year or so later she called ME late at night, saying John Jr (my nephew) had just called and woke her up, needing help and her credit card number. Fortunately, my mom is so hard of hearing, she couldn't understand and answer his questions. She wanted me to come over in case he called back. I reminded her about the scam, but she was certain it was him. She worried ALL NIGHT. The next day I called John Jr for her, and, of course, he knew nothing about it. She very easily could have fallen for it.....
I'm single....and a nice guy....would Fern send me money?
How did you know she's in Texas? (Austin)
I'm not asking to meet her, just for her money. (although, is she nice AND nice looking?....)
Is this a landline phone scam?
What I find strange is that these scams have been going on for years and I've yet to read of one case in which there has been an arrest. Is this really impossible? With all the garbage grants the government awards, can't there be a task force charged with tracking down this scum?
Imagine the dollar figures involved that never get reported..."Hello, this Windows, send us money"..."Hello, this is the IRS, send us money"..."Hello Grandpa...send lawyers, guns and money...but mostly money"..."Hello, this is Veronica at cardholder services...send us money"
It's embarrassing as a nation that our gullible, innocent and elderly are being robbed with no checks in place.
Broke....Jail....So it runs in the family then?
Sorry she's getting married this summer, and to someone who my wife approves of, so Fern is doing better.
I don't want to make it harder for you, but she's petite and very cute
Well you know. No ones perfect ...
Apparently some snakes can speak.
Some friend of ours in the Netherlands got scammed a few years back by e-mail with a follow up phone call. The story was that we had been robbed in England and needed them to wire $1,000.00 immediately to help us out.
Then there's the one about how your son has been in a car accident and they are willing to settle with you for a bargain sum of $ if you are willing to pay now.
The other one is the phone call from the process server who is ready to serve you, but says you can avoid all of the upcoming legal headaches if you're willing to cough up $ right now.