Does anyone actually fall for this nonsense?

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    hawkeye69
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    Never mind the fact that Janet Yellen isn't in charge of the Fed. anymore. Got this in an email today:

     

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    NMshooter
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    I'm a multi millionaire now from all those e-mails…………….not. I have even had them sent to my office. They obviously get some people or they would not do it.

    I almost got scammed the other day. Be aware of this one. I had been chosen for Federal jury duty and totally spaced it off. Had a guy call my office and said there was a warrant out for my arrest because I didn't show. If I would come down to the courthouse and pay the fine he would help drop the charges. He said the fines were in excess of $3,000 but he could get it down to $800. Told him I was with patients and passed him off to an employee to figure out how to pay it ( I was working). Well the guy wanted a cashiers check and I had to come down now or the police would pick me up. I stated I was willing to pay the fine but it would have to be by credit card or I'd have to deal with it after work. He insisted that if I did not come now the police would be by my office shorty. Finally after much pressure by him I told him do what you have to do as I was not going to cancel patients. (I was very concerned about be hand-cuffed and taken out of my office). He stated that he would do me a favor and I could get the cashiers check and meet him at the courthouse at 6:00…………………..and he wanted me to call him back on my cell. He was quite believable with a southern boy accent. but the 6:00 at a government is what gave him away ( place is a ghosttown at 4:00). I damn near fell for it, as I did not remember what was suppose to happen for me being on a Federal jury selection. Actually called the Attorny Generals office and they stated they had been getting callls like this all day. 

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    Stefanjan
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    Wow that jury duty story is amazing.  Wonder how many people fell for it.  

     

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    Hunt4Dinner
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    I had a buddy fall for the Nigerian 411 scam. Cost him $4500. There’s a sucker born every second

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    JohnL57
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    My email address got on someones list and I get 1-3 scam emails a day now. You have to laugh at the "Diplomat so and so" or "bank manager such and such" along with poorly written text. Reminds me of when I won the "internet lottery"!

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    ironlion269
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    @johnl57, YOU won the Internet Lottery???

    I've been looking for you for years!  I'm your long-lost half brother's illegitimate son!  You have NO IDEA how happy I am to know that I have family somewhere in this world, and that you're RICH to boot!

    This is, like, totally amazing timing since I just completed my work on a revolutionary hair drier that will revolutionize hair care here and around the world!  It's taken me months of work in my step-sister's uncle's garage, but it finally works!  All I need is some seed money to get production up and running.  I figured out the costs and thought that $15K to $20K would get me going but my business partner insists that we need at least $40K to cover incidentals.  He's really a smart money guy and has learned so much from the classes that they offer in prison in this state.

    Send me your street address ASAP and I'll bring the revolutionary hair drier to you so you can see it, touch it, watch it work, and know that this is no scam.

    Signed, your long-lost nephew – once removed or something

    PS you don't own any guns or nothing, right, cause I've had some bad experiences with guns.

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    BigTinBoat
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    JohnL57
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    ironlion269

    @johnl57, YOU won the Internet Lottery???

    I've been looking for you for years!  I'm your long-lost half brother's illegitimate son!  You have NO IDEA how happy I am to know that I have family somewhere in this world, and that you're RICH to boot!

    This is, like, totally amazing timing since I just completed my work on a revolutionary hair drier that will revolutionize hair care here and around the world!  It's taken me months of work in my step-sister's uncle's garage, but it finally works!  All I need is some seed money to get production up and running.  I figured out the costs and thought that $15K to $20K would get me going but my business partner insists that we need at least $40K to cover incidentals.  He's really a smart money guy and has learned so much from the classes that they offer in prison in this state.

    Send me your street address ASAP and I'll bring the revolutionary hair drier to you so you can see it, touch it, watch it work, and know that this is no scam.

    Signed, your long-lost nephew – once removed or something

    PS you don't own any guns or nothing, right, cause I've had some bad experiences with guns.

    Right on cousin! Pm'ing my bank account routing codes and ssn. Bring beer, I'm down to 2 six packs! Not sure I need the hair dryer since hair is less and less of an issue these days…..

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    Springrrrr
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    I keep em' on the phone and goof with them until they bleed or simply call it quits on their own.

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    AnimalHitman
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    Glem.Chally
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    AnimalHitman

    LOVE this guy hes hilarious,  when I saw the link I was hoping its hoax hotel.

    Worth watching forsure

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    Here is another fun one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QdPW8JrYzQ

    So my personal story relative to this topic:

    I chatted up someone who was calling to tell me that my computer was sending out traffic which was going to get me sued or arrested.  We went through the process of trying to let her long onto my computer, but of course since I am a Computer Scientist and I have a honey pot she only logged onto that area which I had secured (chrooted) (Dez).  We chatted for a while and then I told her what she was doing and asked her why she was trying to steal from me.  Believe it or not she tried to tell me that she wasn't trying to steal, that this was her job and she was only doing what she was supposed to do to help me.  I told her she was a thief and she started crying.  I hung up.  A few minutes later a man called and he proceeded to threaten me.  I told him that every time someone called I was going to do the same thing again.  He continued to call and harass my family for a couple of days after that.  Finally I told him that the next time he called I was going to have the Attorney General of Virginia monitoring the phone and from there I would go to the his embassy and contact HIS government.

    Have not heard from him since, but I think he put me on every phone spammer list on the planet.  ;)  It is way past time for the government to take this beast in hand and hold the carriers responsible for allowing these scumbags to lease unused numbers for this purpose.  You should not be able to make a phone call under an "assumed number".

    Just my two.

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    Hunt4Dinner

    I had a buddy fall for the Nigerian 411 scam. Cost him $4500. There’s a sucker born every second

    Can I get his contact info?  I could use a nicer rifle. ;)

    Smitty

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    Saltlake58
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    Don't feel bad.  I work for a company that has to conduct continuous training to recognize bogus e-mails.  They've even used official government agencies in the tests.  You'd be surprised how many people just click and don't really look at the links and where they are going.  Constant vigilance to keep from getting scammed, and even then, there's no guarentee

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