Scammer Report #1: Vinay121

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Blog entry by David Craig posted 07-19-2010 01:00 PM 1241 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just a heads up, user Vinay121 is sending out the old Nigerian bank transfer money scam through PMs. I notified Martin and have the profile blocked. Hard to throw away a million bucks (think of all those tools!) but my logical mind intervened. Some days, I wish for someone to steal my identity. They might do a better job than I :)


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 07-19-2010 01:13 PM

David, if nothing else these guys certainly are persistent. It is hard to believe that anyone would really believe that e-mails like this are legit but I guess there are enough suckers who respond to keep these scams going.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 07-19-2010 01:22 PM

David, thanks I agree with Scott, but if this helps just one person then it was worth the effort.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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Jim Reeves

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#3 posted 07-19-2010 01:24 PM

David l got one this week, but title lt tipped me off so l clicked on spam.
But about 5-6 years ago l got one of those messages offering me 40% think it was from a deceased estate, must have thought l had stupid stamped on my forehead.
Anyway l googled to check into reporting these people and found phone busters, they are a federal police group who track these people the person on the phone asked me to send all emails l got.

So l did, l was given a contact person name number he said odds of catching these people is rare most times next to impossible.
But happy to report they got these guys but were not from Nigeria, they were from Montreal next province over.
They wouldn’t tell me details, just would say it was successful, just thought would mention these nuts don’t always get away.
thanks for posting

-- jim

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#4 posted 07-19-2010 02:05 PM

They are persistent in deed. I got sick of all the spam, My spam button is used a lot! Thanks

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Martin Sojka

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#5 posted 07-19-2010 02:27 PM

Removed. Hope you noticed that we’re getting less of these persistent spammers slowly. Behind the scenes updates are working well so far.

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#6 posted 07-19-2010 02:37 PM

nobody has offered me any money yet ,
but i have had lots of women (?) ,
wanting to be with me ,
because i am so cute ?
then they need $500 for a phone card to talk to me in person !

fortunately i am really to dumb ,
to get the address right ,
and my money never gets there .
the pictures they send from fashion magazines are nice ,
they are like posters around my computer !
there is one i can’t seem to erase ,
laying around in her underwear ,
wants to love me !
we can trade them like baseball cards if anyone is interested ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 07-19-2010 05:02 PM

Thanks , David. When will these jokers ever learn.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#8 posted 07-19-2010 06:04 PM

Thanks, David. I have had these scammers have contacted me from time to time.

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#9 posted 07-20-2010 12:11 AM

thank´s David
always good to be warrend about scammers and spammers

but Patrons Idea sounds interresting….........LOL
thow I don´t get those pictures , maybee becourse I´m only an ugly redheaded Viking with
glasses there is tick as the bottom of a champagne botle…......LOL


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#10 posted 07-20-2010 12:20 AM

dennis ,

you need to upgrade your drinking habits ,

ticks in your champagne ?

at least try mexican ,
they have worms in theirs (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#11 posted 07-20-2010 01:40 AM

LOL David … Mexican worm most bee enoff… I was drunk that weekend

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#12 posted 07-20-2010 01:52 AM

Martin’s watching over the flock :))

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#13 posted 07-20-2010 10:30 PM

Your post reminds of a comedian’s (I can’t remember who) comment on the theft of his wife’s credit card.

He didn’t inform the credit card company because the thief was running up fewer charges than his wife did!

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