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Thread: Just to warn you....another scam going around....

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    Just to warn you....another scam going around....

    I just got an e-mail from allinstitches4u, saying something about her being in Spain and someting happened. I didn't read anymore, because I realized it was another scam working it's way around. I deleted it. These things get me sooooo irritated!

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    It sounds like her e- mail has been hacked ! Send her a PM and alert her that she needs to change the password on her e- mail.

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    Yes, I just got an e-mail from her that she has been hacked. Doesn't it just kill you that people are so desperate (or stupid) as to try these things. How dumb do they think we are?!?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
    Yes, I just got an e-mail from her that she has been hacked. Doesn't it just kill you that people are so desperate (or stupid) as to try these things. How dumb do they think we are?!?!?!?
    You would be surprised how gullible people can be. That's what those scammers are hoping for.
    We had that happen to a friend, her email was hacked. We called she said several people were calling her. Asking her what she was doing in Italy, and how her purse was stolen.
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    Well, if you EVER get an e-mail from me saying I am in some foreign country, you will have to KNOW it is a scam, because I have never been further than Canada, and never plan to. I just stay home with my poochies.

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    I am amazed that thieves think it is ok to steal money from others.

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    One day last year I got a call at work from my 38 yr old son. He said he'd gotten an email from me that day, and it just didn't sound like me. The email, supposedly from me, 'couldn't wait to tell you about the amazing sex I had last night!', and went on to describe just how amazing that sex was. Now, I'm 61, a widow, and a grandmom. Not that 61 yr old widowed grandmoms don't have sex. It's just that I have never dated since becoming a widow and have no desire to date at this point in my life.

    I knew my close family would know that this wasn't from me, but it went to every single address in my email account. Some were business associates I hadn't seen in a couple of years. Some addresses were to people at church - you get the idea.

    I changed my passwords on everything as soon as I got home, and sent an email to everyone in address book explaining that I had been scammed. I'm just not sure why it was done, unless the scammer was testing my password to see how far he/she could send the stupid emails, maybe with plans to do worse if this one worked?
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    After ignoring an original scam, I then got two follow - up emails from two alleged FBI agents and one alleged lawyer, which were telling me that the original email was genuine. They obviously did not realise I was not American and thought they could convince me with the extra "ammo". Keep safe and ignore these idiots.

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    Happened to me awhile back. I was in Canada and had a car accident. Only one friend was gullible enough to believe it, why I don't know since she knew I was recovering from surgery and wasn't going anywhere for a good while. LOL We all had a big laugh over it.

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    I've been getting all kinds of these lately. My favorite ones are from Western Union telling me they have MY millions and all I have to do is call London,England.And the very next email says the FBI has the man in a holding cell at ''My Local Airport''who stole my millions and all I have to do is call London for a secret code so the FBI can release my funds but they have to have my banking info for it is far to dangerous for me to walk about with this much CASH.Bless their little hearts to worry about my safety. Seriously would'nt a check weigh less I surely hope they would'nt waste my money on baggage fee's.

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