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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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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6 View Post
    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!
    I had the experience last summer with an email (?) from a dear friend saying she was in England & her purse, passport, etc. had been stolen. She said she couldn't leave the country without paying $2,500 for hotel bill, etc. I was extremely emotionally vulnerable during that time because of other events in my life so I ran to Western Union. This is so not like me. I started making calls & coincidentally she called me & was in Calif. & not London. I called Western Union asap & had the $ stopped. I then got another email from the guy who was supposed to pick up the $ in London after he discovered the $ had not arrived. He was so angry & forcefully told me to get that $ sent. I let him know I realized this was a scam & had turned over all of my communication with him to the FBI & they were after him. Of course I was bluffing but it was all I had. I still feel so dumb. Yes, he had hacked her acct. because sev. of her friends had gotten the same email.
    We think we're too smart to fall for these things but I've now had 2 experiences that proved me wrong.

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    One thing I have learned, when the subject line is something like "hello, dear" it is always a scam. Don't know why the scammers can't figure out that is NOT the way people email each other. LOL.

    Also I usually sort my emails by sender, alphabetical order, and the Mr./Mrs. senders are all scammers.

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    I don't even open anything that I don't know who it's from.
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    A friend just went to the Iowa State fair and a pick pocket stole his billfold. He call immediately and there were already three charges on it. You have to be so careful in todays world. Always someone out there trying to get money not working.

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    I got the same one this past week. If these hackers would apply themselves to up and up business projects they could be wealthy people!

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    What will they come up with next!
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    I get the one about money all the time, i just send them to spam, these people are relentless, its a shame we have to put up with this kind of stuff.
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    Got a message from one of my retreat buddies last year telling me the same load of junk you got. First off I knew she wasn't in Scotland & would never go there. It was so out there & way off character for her I knew it was fake. Somebody got her email.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau View Post
    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.
    Yeah, cos if your friend really was in trouble in a foreign country, it would be the FBI investigating it (like they don't have police in Spain)?
    And, if the FBI were involved, they would TOTALLY be relying on the victim's quilting buddies to sort the mess out.
    Uh HUH. Makes a whole lot of (non)sense!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra Mc View Post
    Got a message from one of my retreat buddies last year telling me the same load of junk you got. First off I knew she wasn't in Scotland & would never go there. It was so out there & way off character for her I knew it was fake. Somebody got her email.
    This is why I feel so foolish for going as far as I did with the one I got. I'm usually a smart, business savvy person but I was in a very low emotional state after experiencing many deaths in a short time (mother, husb. & g-son {who committed suicide} all in one month). I just wasn't responsible for anything I did during that time. Thankfully I was shocked back to reality in time to stop the transfer of $ plus Western Union reimbursed me the service chg. as well. Sometimes you can only take just so much in life. I saw all kinds of red flags but just couldn't think clearly enough not pay enough attention.

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    PatG, I'm sorry for your loss and can fully understand how it would be very difficult to think clearly at such a time. I wish you the best in coping with such tragedy.

    These dirt bags are counting on things like this to be successful in their scam. It is all a numbers game to them. If they hit enough people, they are bound to make a score or two. I once was fighting a computer virus and was so angry at people that would cause these problems. My son, who works with computers said "Mom, you have to realize that www. stands for wild wild west."
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    Thank you so much, Lynda, for your thoughtful response.

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