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Question regarding Email Scams.

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Cowboy Brian, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian 3.141529 Zone Supporter

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    So I always get these and read them as I find them funny that people would fall for them. I stumbled upon this one in my spam folder that has me asking how exactly does the scammer benefit from someone going to a western union and the employees saying "this transfer doesn't exist?".

    Content of email:

     
  2. SC Cowboyfan

    SC Cowboyfan Member

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    So did you go pick up your $5K ????:D
     
  3. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian 3.141529 Zone Supporter

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    :laugh2:
     
  4. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    I get those from time to time and wonder if anyone ever really falls for it
     
  5. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Why do they even put they are from Nigeria?

    :lmao2:

    If you're going to set up a scam, at least choose a place that isn't notorious for being the home of scams.
     
  6. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Uh oh.
     
  7. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    I get similar things all the time. Especially from people on Craigslist. I always respond with "Has anyone ever fallen for this?"

    I've never gotten a response.
     
  8. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    FYI: By you responding you only validate that there is someone at that email address and they will then forward that email address on to other spam sources noting that there is a live person on this one.

    Never reply to any spam.


    Just food for thought.
     
  9. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    You would be amazed at the blatant spam sourcines from Nigeria and the shadiness that goes on from that country as far as the internet goes.

    Basically all internet cafe's are packed with 10000 Nigerian Al Capones.

    No lie its why so many people/countries etc no longer do E-business with Nigera.
     
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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  11. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    I started reading that, but it's ENTIRELY TOO LONG.
     
  12. JustDezIt

    JustDezIt Formerly sm0kie13 ROY

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    its pretty damn funny. dude basically tricks the nigerian into sending him 80 bucks haha
     
  13. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    It's good stuff, I just couldn't make it all the way through. I especially love the pictures of Nyles Crane as "him". Bwahahaha. He even through in the dad.
     

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