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    Several people have received these on my genealogy forum.

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    Its a SCAM....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion
    I just got a strange email to my regular address; from Harriet Carpanini. Saying they were on vacation and were mugged and need money to pay their hotel bills and such. Has anyone else gotten this? I don't know how she would have gotten my address.
    OMG. It is definitely a scam. I ran into that last summer with a desperate sounding email supposedly from my newest dearest friend. I won't go into all of the details but I caught it in time & was able to save my $. The person in London was red hot angry when he tried to pick up the $ at Western Union but found I had cancelled it. Boy, was he angry. I emailed him back & told him I had turned over all of his emails to the FBI & they were looking into it. Of course I didn't but had to try to scare him a bit.

    For a smart girl, I sure fell for this thinking my friend was in trouble. I think I was at a very vulnerable time of my life & wanted to help my friend. This scammer had cracked into my friend's acct. & had done the same thing to sev. of her friends.

    I'm really embarrassed that I went so far. I'm usually smarter than that.

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    BIG TIME SCAM.

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    A long time ago from my grandson. My grandson is not quite 5. Delete, delete, delete.

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    OMG! This is a major scam. My friend received a collect call from Europe and she did accept it because she had a friend vacationing there, and this person said they needed money to get back to the US. She called the local police and they told her it was a scam.

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    It's a well know SCAM!!!!! forget it! better yet call that FRIEND and ask her?????

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    Send it to the virus people and they will check it out. Just put virus n Hoaxes in you search box and they will all pop up. You only need to send it to one of them and they know what to do.

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    Yes, different. Used a Denver sewing website.

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    There is another topic here about a mom getting scammed it's the same thing. It's happened to me twice with two people in my email address book. I'm assuming that it starts out on Facebook.

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    There is another topic here about a mom getting scammed it's the same thing. It's happened to me twice with two people in my email address book. I'm assuming that it starts out on Facebook.

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    delete, delete, delete----ASAP

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    Sorry my computer is acting up.

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    You must let this Harriet know....she will have to change her email address. Someone has gotten into her addresses. I wonder if anyone would actually send them money.???

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    I think this is a scam. There are all sorts of them out there. I had an e-mail from Bank of America telling me I had $2000.00 from the IRS just call them needless to say I didn't do anything because the IRS would never send a refund to the bank plus I don't even get that much from them so be careful. Sue

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    Anything asking for money is a Scam no doubt. I had a weird email a couple of months back saying this guy was a lawyer and he had a client by the same last name as me and wanted me to say I was the next of kin so we could get the money, I'm like what the heck? No idea how they get our email addresses but I wouldn't send them anything. If they knew you personally they'd know how to get a hold of you by phone if there was a real emergency

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    Hit the DELETE button! It is a scam!!!

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    You know now that someon said Facebook it may come from there. I don't usually go on but my sister-in-law send me a mess so I went onto it and it wasn't long after I got that e-mail. I think I'll just be staying off there. Don't need any scams. Sue

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