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Scam - site needs better vetting

by Bob Collins
posted 611 days ago


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 611 days ago

That would have been “another fine mess he got you in Ollie” like Laurel and Hardy :))

Bob
I’m glad you were not tricked by any one.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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peteg

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#2 posted 611 days ago

Gota get outa bed early to get one on us from downunder ay Bob,
pleased to hear you twiged it :)
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Tedster

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#3 posted 611 days ago

So let me get this straight.. free money and nude Sudanese girls.. I fail to see the problem with this. Well.. that’s what happens when you live up-side-down.. all the best opportunities just slip right by ya.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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Howie

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#4 posted 611 days ago

Ted…I think it has more to do with the toilet flushing backwards down there…...

-- Life is good.

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Bob Collins

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#5 posted 611 days ago

Your right Howie our toilets flush backwards that is why there is so much shit in your country. I put this on here to warn you gullible c…suckers about this scam getting through on L.J’s not to get smart arse replies. Ted sounds like they would have had your money by now, was gullible the right word or bloody stupid.
Jim: I did notice you put a welcome to LJ’s on “OLLIE’s” page before it disappeared, have you got a note of it anywhere?
Pete, your right mate thank goodness we live down under.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Tedster

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#6 posted 611 days ago

Oh yeah, that… it does get a bit messy sometimes.

Sorry Bob, thought you were friendlier. I won’t bother you any more.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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dakremer

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#7 posted 611 days ago

wow…that was a bit of an over reaction….

you can’t find any of the pages for Ollie anymore because the Admin already took them off of the site!

Thanks for the warning!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#8 posted 611 days ago

Thanks for the Heads Up Bob, too much of this crap going on. Good on yer mate.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Bob Collins

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#9 posted 611 days ago

Hey Ted, I’m friendly alright, just didn’t like Howie’s remark. dakremer: Good to see Admin took them off before someone got caught, I got 3 emails from them before they offered me $5.7millions to bank for them. Over reaction, sorry, still a bit firey on why this can get through on this site.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#10 posted 611 days ago

Bob, I think you can be as careful and guarded as can be, yet the buggers still find some way. We have all just to stay vigilant and alert each other if we find something “off”.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 611 days ago

Sorry Bob I don’t recall, I welcome every body perhaps 20-30 persons a day.
If he’s been deleted so has his post and welcomes.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Tedster

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#12 posted 611 days ago

Sorry Bob, I took it as pointed toward me. Howie is just kidding around, as was I. That’s one of the things I like most about LJ, is that we can kid around with each other. I understand your being a upset about the scammer. Sure would be nice if there was a way to keep them out, but that is virtually impossible. As long as people are able to sign up and become members, scammers will also be able to sign up. However, I do think there can be a better way to manage who can send private messages and, thus, emails. Maybe the admins can work that out. In the mean time, we all just have to be weary of potential scams and report them as we see them.

Anyway, have a good day Bob.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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Bob Collins

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#13 posted 611 days ago

Hey Ted, nothing against you mate, but Howie should know better than to ridicule our country and I do have a sense of humour, how do you think I got the nude photos. I picked this as a scam after the first email, a person, a beautiful female from Senegal wanting a long term relationship, so I took the piss out of them, asked and got. Only hope no one else got caught up in this. The thing that worries me now is that if the Admin knew to close their site down as they suspected problems why isn’t there some system on LJ’s where members can be warned.
Your right Roger, never know where they will be next, every one has to be so careful nowadays.
Lets get on with wood working and enjoy each other projects and of course the kidding around.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#14 posted 611 days ago

Hi Bob,well I’m glad all that got sorted out.
There is a thread on LJs that is mostly off topic, but with some really good woodworking chit chat mixed in. Not everyone’s cut of tea but a good feeling dose each day. If you ever want to shoot the breeze and informally learn some stuff, please look in on Blue Collar Woodworking… The best woodworking show since the invention of wood
Don’t know if you know, but I’m a Pommey in Texas, so you are one of my cousins, just like NZ, Canada etc., so I’m conversant with Oz humour and ways, we’re pretty proud of you down under.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Bob Collins

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#15 posted 611 days ago

Thanks Roger, have read a couple of Stumpie’s blogs and your right there is some good stuff there to brighten the day. He has a good website also. No I didn’t know your were English (notice I didn’t say Pommey) living in Texas, that would be a hell of a change of life style. I think we all have our different humour and ways but it
is hard to go past the good old English humour and comedy. Jeez and that coming from a colonial.
All the best Roger, good to meet up with you.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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woodwasp

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#16 posted 611 days ago

Hey Bob,et al, I don’t think you are the only one to be tested. Must be something about us OZWallabies, I have just had the privilige of recieving this outstanding piece of english language composition.
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zinalove commented on a profile:
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hi
it my pleasure my lovely one i came across your profill to be candid i am inpressed by going through it please i would not mind been your best friends can you write to me for more introduction because we have more to discuss about our self here is my private mail
(zinadavid@live.com) i will be waiting for your mail kiss from me zina.

I haven’t yet been asked to secrete a few gazillion dollars away and there (regrettably, hmmm maybe not) have been no nude nubile wenches as of yet. The whole things reeks, stinks actually, and I will not be responding. I may be clinging to the world upside down but I am not as dim as I may sim.

I suspect that this entry is about as fraudulent as the one you received. Keep a watch.

Regards, James

————————————————————————————————-

-- James -- Mooroopna Australia

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#17 posted 611 days ago

Bob, James I did report that spam to Ms. Debbie and got a PM back from her a few minutes ago saying that it had been taken care of.
Bob, the Oz/Brit thing is just a load of fun, except the Brits still resent you guys dumping Rolfe Harris and Dame Edna on them.
I’m always giving Larry hell and I have a weekly video call with an Aussie mate in NSW. The English brand of Humour does not always go over well in some places, but WE understand, don’t we?
I can’t believe you said such nice things about Pommeys. Wanna have Dame Edna back?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#18 posted 611 days ago

Did a litlle skit aimed at Larry a while back. You might enjoy.
http://lumberjocks.com/utrbc001/blog/22344

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Rick

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#19 posted 611 days ago

James:

I got the same one in an e-mail notification at home, and copies of 4 other ones that were sent to my “Buddies” on my “Watch List.”

I think the “Spammers” are using a new wrinkle now.

I do a lot of “Welcomes” and for a while now, at LEAST 50/60 % are “SPAM”. You can see it right on their Initial Post. So I ”Slam Them” with a “No Spam Allowed” Picture of some sort.

”New Wrinkle” is, their Initial Post appears to be okay. A day or so later it turns into Spam, as did the one from ”zinnalove”.

The “Spam” isn’t going to stop (Initial Profile) because you can’t “Flag” a “Profile”. SO! They ALL stay on here.

Maybe they’ve taken “Zina” off, haven’t checked my Profile yet.

Too bad. Now I’m back to being 2 Girls short for a “Menage A Troise” for the weekend. ;-}

Just for FUN, below is one of 10/15 ”Spammer Slammers” pictures I use.

Have A Great One!!

Rick: UP Here In Canada

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-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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Bob Collins

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#20 posted 611 days ago

G’day James, Looks like it’s pick on the Ozzie week, like the one you received it wasn’t hard to see it stank of scam. I haven’t heard any more since.
Roger, Liked you skit at Larry. They are welcome to keep both of them. Did I say something nice, must be my sense of humour.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Howie

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#21 posted 610 days ago

Your right Howie our toilets flush backwards that is why there is so much shit in your country. I put this on here to warn you gullible c…suckers about this scam getting through on L.J’s not to get smart arse replies. Ted sounds like they would have had your money by now, was gullible the right word or bloody stupid.

I meant it as a joke…. Sorry you aussies can’t take one. And don’t call me a c…sucker! And you think I made a smart ass reply.

-- Life is good.

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David Craig

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#22 posted 610 days ago

Before the post degenerates into another set of name calling, please allow me to interject. I believe this is just a cultural misunderstanding with no real negative intentions by any party. In the states, we were taught “fun facts” which usually would end up being myths with no scientific accuracy. The water in toilets over here swirl in a clockwise motion. It used to be said that the toilets on the other side of the world would swirl in a counterclockwise motion because of the way the earth’s rotation is affected on the other side. I believe Howie was making a joke in reference to this while it was interpreted that backwards meant upside down which was taken as offense.

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Bob Collins

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#23 posted 610 days ago

Good theory David but I started this forum as a warning that scammers had got into the site. There was no mention of toilets in my read and I considered it offensive when it was referred to. Howie we Aussies can certainly take a joke but not at the expense of our toilet system which is unique.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Howie

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#24 posted 610 days ago

@David Craig…that is exactly what I was referring too. I really thought everyone had heard that one. Guess not.

Hey world, have a great day!

-- Life is good.

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Bob Collins

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#25 posted 610 days ago

Not very convincing Howie but that will do. David sure got you of the hook eh.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#26 posted 610 days ago

What a world we live in Bob. Uk and US separated by a common language and US and Oz separated by humour :-)
One thing we can agree on is that Foster’s ain’t at all bad and we like Magswitch products.

Cheers

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Bob Collins

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#27 posted 610 days ago

G’day Roger, Thanks god we are all different mate, what a bastard it would be being a identical to ???
I have to be careful, don’t want to upset any person or any country. I have to be nicer. Your right about a nice cold Fosters, cures everything. Truth is I had to look up the net to find out about Magswitch and I can see why you guys like them. I thought you said UK wanted to kept Dame Edna, here she was with Sir Sid doing a commercial for Jenny Craig the lose fate icon on our TV tonight, they are damn sickening I tell you.
Things seems to have quietened down now that we have solved which way the toilets flow.
Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Howie

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#28 posted 610 days ago

Not very convincing Howie but that will do. David sure got you of the hook eh.

Nobody “got me off the hook” . Keep it up,you are about to p& me off. I attempted a little humor and for some reason you just have to keep flapping your jaws about nothing. You got p.o.’d well that works both ways at least I didn’t jump in and start calling people names. If this is a sample of Australian hospitality you can keep it and you are a poor ambassador.

I spent 32 years in the plumbing/pipefitting industry so I knew exactly what I was talking about and was referring to exactly what David said,he didn’t get me off the hook. I wasn’t on one to begin with.

-- Life is good.

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ChuckV

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#29 posted 610 days ago

If anyone is still wondering what all this toilet turbulence is about:
http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.asp

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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Clint Searl

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#30 posted 610 days ago

Well put, Howie. Your and Ted’s original exchange was funny, for which no apology was necessary. The problem is with he who finds them insulting. Some guys just take themselves too seriously.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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Howie

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#31 posted 610 days ago

Thank you Clint

‘nuf said.

-- Life is good.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#32 posted 610 days ago

Come on guys, keep your knickers on, surely we have all taken some things the wrong way at sometime. Usually when we all admit it, the reward is a round of drinks and friendly conversation.
We have a lot to learn and appreciate about each other, yes we are all different in our ways, but a decent human beings we can come together and laugh about our differences, they make life more interesting.
Howie, I’m sure Bob is sorry he unintentionally offended you, and I know you are a fair minded person, so let us all join together and put this episode to bed. We have LJ members from all over the world which makes LJs rich in diversion and talent, so let us embrace it.
Goodwill to all men, especially LJs.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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CharlieM1958

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#33 posted 609 days ago

Bob, thanks for the warning post. All kidding (and not-so-kidding) aside, I think everyone appreciates it.

I do wonder, though, how you might like the site owners to handle it any better than they did by removing the scammer in a relatively short time. On a public website where anyone can join and create a profile, how would you propose to keep bad folks out? Should it be handled like a job application where a prospective member fills out a form with his references and personal information, and is then investigated before being allowed to become a member?

I’m not trying to be a smart-ass here, I’m genuinely curious about how one might keep a scam artist from joining an online community. It has been my experience that the standard to procedure is to throw them out as soon as they violate the terms of service. Is there a better way?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#34 posted 609 days ago

Charlie, I don’t think there is any hard and fast answer right now to the problem. First alerts like Bob gave and passed to LJ techs seem to be the only current option.
I don’t think LJs wants to invade people’s privacy and make it imposing to become a member, and I don’t think a vetting time between application and granted membership would fly either. This is a dilemma that many other site operators face too. More attention should be aimed at companies operating servers where these scammers use for their fraudulent schemes, more policing should take place at the vehicle source to reduce this fraudulent practice.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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CharlieM1958

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#35 posted 609 days ago

Roger, if there was any screening, they surely wouldn’t have let us in. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#36 posted 609 days ago

Charlie, you are right, lucky they were desperate for membership when we applied. lol

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Clint Searl

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#37 posted 609 days ago

Aw, let the penny ante scammers have their day. After all, they’re only following the example set by master scammers, the politicians everywhere. Anyone dumb enough to fall for a scam deserves the outcome. Caveat emptor!

BTW, send me $10, and you’ll have good luck for a year. $20 for two years. Nyuk, nyuk

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#38 posted 609 days ago

Hey Clint, I’ll send you a cashiers check for $1000,00, take the $10.00 out of it and send me the change back.
Pass this offer on to 20 friends and good luck and fantastic sex will be yours.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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404 - Not Found

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#39 posted 609 days ago

Roger, I’ll take ten!

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CharlieM1958

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#40 posted 609 days ago

Roger, did I ever tell you about Boudreaux the coonass who raffled off his dead mule after it passed away? He was telling his friend, Thibodaux, how he raised over $1,000 by selling tickets for $10 a chance.

Thibodaux said, “Man, how you sold all them raffle tickets for a dead mule? Didn’t nobody complain?”

Boudreaux said, “Well I never told nobody the mule was dead when I was selling tickets. The only person who complained was the fella who ended up winning, so I just give him his $10 back.”

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#41 posted 609 days ago

Charlie, that proves that this scamming mess started in Cajun country.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Clint Searl

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#42 posted 609 days ago

Roger, I already have all of that…..except for the 20 friends.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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Bob Collins

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#43 posted 609 days ago

Charlie I really don’t think scammers can be completely stopped. Mine started as a PM from “Ollie” wanting to be a buddie or friend, I was under the impression that to be able to send PM”s the member must have submitted at least one comments that was vetted before any other privileges were granted. When I went to “Ollie’s” page there were three comments each one was “HI” nothing else just “HI” and this get Ollie full privileges. NOT GOOD but thanks to the Admin the account was closed shortly after. Maybe new members should be nominated by a current member or something along those lines. Just another headache for the administrators but if all members keep viligent and alert other members of a possible scam there seems to be little else to be done and the old saying “if it sounds to good to be true it possible isn’t”.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#44 posted 609 days ago

Bob, yes it really is a dilemma. Nobody will do anything to punish scammers, as far as I am concerend they are common thieves and robbers, and should be treated as such with Jail time and restitution.
Nominating membership has it’s own problems, especially in Australia, as some of you guys live light years away from each other and probably difficult find.
We might want to PM Martin or Ms. Debbie to ask what current practices are in place regarding spammers and raiders.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Bob Collins

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#45 posted 609 days ago

On the brighter side, Roger no need to opologise for me, I glad Howie is getting pissed off as I see it there was no reason to bring TOILETS into this forum, he copped a bit of shit and it stuck, bad luck. Ted’s remark was quite good but it did give me a chance to stir you buggers up. When I mentioned gullible I was referring to all in general who get caught in these scams Howie must have a complex to think I was referring to him alone.
Hey, Clint I do take the scam serious and also someone ridiculling our toilet system which in our part of the world does not flow backwards, maybe you should check the flow in your bowl. Nearly forgot Howie is serving 25 year in the armed forces a good enough Ambassador. By the way I want to share some of this $5.7 million I got from
them with you all just send me you Bank Account numbers. Time to sit in the sun and suck on a cold Fosters,
my shit stirring is now finished.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Clint Searl

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#46 posted 609 days ago

Bob, ya gotta get back on your meds and overcome this toilet obsession. We’re behind you all the way.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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Howie

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#47 posted 609 days ago

This is a non shop talk forum and if I want to talk toilets I will. 25 years in the military is a mindset that is showing
  • Howie must have a complex to think I was referring to him alone. * does this mean you were referring to everyone on here with your “C…suckers” remark.
    You are obviously one of those people you can tell…you just cannot tell them much.

I’ve had enough of your crap Collins….kiss my ass.

-- Life is good.

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