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Bob Collins

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11-20-2012 01:11 AM

Has any other member been sent a private message from a member named “OLLIE” wanting to be a buddy or friend. Turned out it is Scam to transfer money to your account. In other words send them your bank account details and they will clean your account out.

When I checked back to see who this “OLLIE” was their page had disappeared from LumberJocks, even their PM and my reply had gone from the site I put OLLIE on my buddiy list but that has also gone. I have seen these scams before but never expected my profile on Lumberjocks was so available. The Administration sure let this one get under the radar.

Note: I haven’t been caught in their set up, we Aussies value our money to much but I have got some rather nice nude photos of a Sudanese girl. If the Administrators want a copy of their last email I will forward it to them if I had an address to send it to.

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


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#1 posted 11-20-2012 01:30 AM

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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#2 posted 11-20-2012 02:33 AM

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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#3 posted 11-20-2012 02:40 AM

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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#4 posted 11-20-2012 03:17 AM

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

-- Life is good.

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#5 posted 11-20-2012 04:14 AM

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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#6 posted 11-20-2012 04:20 AM

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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#7 posted 11-20-2012 04:26 AM

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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#8 posted 11-20-2012 04:34 AM

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 11-20-2012 04:38 AM

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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#10 posted 11-20-2012 04:46 AM

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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#11 posted 11-20-2012 04:49 AM

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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#12 posted 11-20-2012 05:11 AM

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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#13 posted 11-20-2012 06:54 AM

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 11-20-2012 09:29 AM

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 11-20-2012 10:23 AM

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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