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Thread: A SPAM/SCAM working through PMs on this board?????

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    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
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    I just recieved this PM here on the board. PLEASE EVERYONE.....this is OBVIOSLY a SCAM and the mods need to ban this person ASAP! Please don't respond thinking this is real.



    From: Joyc (all from/all to)
    Subject: Mrs. Joy Gardner (From London, UK )
    Mrs. Joy Gardner (From London, UK )

    I am Mrs. Joy Gardner; widow of late Mr. Graham Gardner who was among passengers aboard Air France Flight 447 that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean en route from Rio de Janeiro Brazil to Paris France on 01/06/2009 killing all 216 passengers and 12 crew members including my husband. You can get details of the plane crash through the web link below.

    http://www.slideband.com/slide/1662_...assengers.html


    I am presently undergoing medical treatment for ovarian cancer in a Hospital but recently, my Doctor told me that my condition has worsened and it is obvious I may not survive unless by special grace of God .

    We were married for twelve years without children though we were both Christians. Before the death of my husband, he had deposited a sum of Tow Million, five hundred thousand (2,500,000 Euro) in a Prime bank hoping to set up trust fund. Presently, the money is still with the Bank unclaimed.

    For this I decided to donate the fund for humanitarian purposes through a church, God fearing individual or organization that will use it to support orphanage homes, old people’s homes, widows and propagation of word of God.

    I took this decision because we don't have children that will inherit the money and my husband had earlier decided to establish trust fund before his untimely death.

    I therefore request you to accept this proposal and help me to achieve my heart desire by receiving the fund and carrying out the humanitarian projects as appointed administrator. If you accept this offer, you will be entitled to 10% of the 2.5 Million Euro as your running cost or compensation, while the balance should be used for humanitarian projects.

    If you will be of assistance to me, please reply immediately. I will surely appreciate and thank you for your kindness in giving me this help.Please reply me with my E-mail address
    [email protected]

    Yours sincerely
    Mrs. Joy Gardner.

    Joyc
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    Oct 20, 11 06:19:52

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    Ooooohhh, that's scary. Thanks for the warning.

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    oh wow, I would have never thought to get one of those in a PM.

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    I would have thought the moderators would have caught this?
    Thanks for the heads up.

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    Thats what I'm thinking....so many people trust folks on this board because they think they are all "good honest quilters".....NOT so!!!

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    Wow!! Contact the moderators they will take care of this for us.

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    How in the world do these scammers think this is going to work and why would they put it on a board like this?

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    Yes I got one also but from a man...same stuff though. Thanks much. Like W.C. Fields use to say...there is a sucker born every minute. Hope everyone does not fall for these stupid things...


    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    I just recieved this PM here on the board. PLEASE EVERYONE.....this is OBVIOSLY a SCAM and the mods need to ban this person ASAP! Please don't respond thinking this is real.



    From: Joyc (all from/all to)
    Subject: Mrs. Joy Gardner (From London, UK )
    Mrs. Joy Gardner (From London, UK )

    I am Mrs. Joy Gardner; widow of late Mr. Graham Gardner who was among passengers aboard Air France Flight 447 that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean en route from Rio de Janeiro Brazil to Paris France on 01/06/2009 killing all 216 passengers and 12 crew members including my husband. You can get details of the plane crash through the web link below.

    http://www.slideband.com/slide/1662_...assengers.html


    I am presently undergoing medical treatment for ovarian cancer in a Hospital but recently, my Doctor told me that my condition has worsened and it is obvious I may not survive unless by special grace of God .

    We were married for twelve years without children though we were both Christians. Before the death of my husband, he had deposited a sum of Tow Million, five hundred thousand (2,500,000 Euro) in a Prime bank hoping to set up trust fund. Presently, the money is still with the Bank unclaimed.

    For this I decided to donate the fund for humanitarian purposes through a church, God fearing individual or organization that will use it to support orphanage homes, old people’s homes, widows and propagation of word of God.

    I took this decision because we don't have children that will inherit the money and my husband had earlier decided to establish trust fund before his untimely death.

    I therefore request you to accept this proposal and help me to achieve my heart desire by receiving the fund and carrying out the humanitarian projects as appointed administrator. If you accept this offer, you will be entitled to 10% of the 2.5 Million Euro as your running cost or compensation, while the balance should be used for humanitarian projects.

    If you will be of assistance to me, please reply immediately. I will surely appreciate and thank you for your kindness in giving me this help.Please reply me with my E-mail address
    [email protected]

    Yours sincerely
    Mrs. Joy Gardner.

    Joyc
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    Oct 20, 11 06:19:52

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    i just tried looking up Joyc, and there isn't one. So maybe they did catch it and deleted the account.
    Hopefully they can ban that IP address.

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    You should report it direct to a Moderator ....

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    what's next!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    i just tried looking up Joyc, and there isn't one. So maybe they did catch it and deleted the account.
    Hopefully they can ban that IP address.
    Yes, it's there ... enter the name int he User List search, then go down to the bottom of the list. Just joined today with no posts yet. No surprise!

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    i received one and reported it to the mods

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    Ladies....OF COURSE I sent it to the mods before I even posted this.....just wanted to make sure you all knew before you opened the PMs. Mods can ban the user, but the PM will still be in your box.

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    Thanks for bringing this forward for all to see. Hopefully no one gets taken in by this.

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    I got this in my regular email. There are so many like this going around. Why can't these people just get a regular job?

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    She has been locked out.

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    Thanks Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    She has been locked out.
    Thanks, for taking good care of us! :thumbup:

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    I like to mess with scammer's heads - I went to a seldom-used old email address I have where I get a lot of these scam emails, then forwarded a bunch to "Joyc"s email address. Keep her busy.

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    REPORT TO "ADMIN" IF YOU HAVE THIS.

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    Thanks to the mods who work hard to keep the board safe for us. What is wrong with people? Is that all they have to do is stuff like that? They should get busy and make a quilt or something and be productive instead of stupid.

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    I got home last nite from my job training and in my regular email was an email supposedly from a relative saying she was stuck in Cyprus and in need of financial help to the tune of $3000.00 and would I please help her out by sending this money to her and when she got home she would reimburse me and please don't tell anyone about this. HOHOHO what do you think I did? I emailed my relative that this was sent to me and that she should alert everyone that she has contact with that this is not true and to report it. so I hope she takes care of it and that nobody falls for it.

    Just wanted everyone to know that this could happen to them also and their families, without anyone being the wiser if they kept it secret!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    i just tried looking up Joyc, and there isn't one. So maybe they did catch it and deleted the account.
    Hopefully they can ban that IP address.
    I looked her up immediately after getting the PM. "She" joined today and has no posts.

    I'm so glad this has already been taken care of. I'm going to delete it from my PM's now. Don't want that trash in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    i just tried looking up Joyc, and there isn't one. So maybe they did catch it and deleted the account.
    Hopefully they can ban that IP address.

    GOOGLE IT. THERE ARE A LOT OF NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS FOR THIS.

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