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    Oct 27, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
    My cousin almost became the victim of a scam she got an email from her friend saying she needed money sent to her in another country and needed the money wired to her in euros. So we decided to look into this and we found her number online called her and she said she never sent anything like that long story short beware of scammers
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    Oct 27, 2011 10:10 PM GMT
    yeah scamming is more prevalent now with new updated technology.
    my father received a text saying he'd won five hundred thousand pounds, all he needs to do is login into the provided site.

    So he did and it asked for $500 first before receiving an email when it will be sent. He almost went through with it and in the excitement told me first beforehand so thankfully I was able to stop him from being scammed.
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    Oct 27, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    Well I am a Nigerian prince and if you just give me your credit or debit card information I will wire ONE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS directly to your account. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 27, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    I dont talk to anybody outside the states or within a few hundred miles from me. Expecially from Nigeria.. They say they went over there but live in this country?? Well.. When they come back, then we can talk.. If they can go over they can come back the same way.
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    Oct 27, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    What about an ethiopian school teacher refugee who needs your help to escape oppression or was that an actual personicon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 27, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    peter_cottontail saidWhat about an ethiopian school teacher refugee who needs your help to escape oppression or was that an actual personicon_neutral.gif


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance-fee_fraud#Charity_scams

    In a related variant, the scammer poses as a terminally ill mother, poor university student, or other down-on-their-luck person and simply begs the victim for money for college tuition, to sponsor their children, or a similar ruse. The money, they say, will be repaid plus interest by some third party at a later date (often these third parties are some fictitious agency of the Nigerian government, or the scammer themselves once a payment from someone else is made available to them). Once the victim starts paying money to the scammer, the scammer tells the victim that additional money is needed for unforeseen expenses, similar to most other variants; in the case of the ill mother, the children will fall ill as well and require money for a doctor's care and medicine (many scammers go as far as to say that as the sponsor of the children, the victim is legally liable for such costs), where the student might claim that a dormitory fire destroyed everything they own.
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    Oct 27, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    What about real life fraud I have no idea if this is true or not but my brother told me about this family who kidnaped special needs persons and had them held captive for their disabilitie checks for a few years and they were finally caught recently found it there is an artical about it on the new york times site it was in Philidephia
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    Oct 27, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
    Someone tried to scam right here on realjock...That account got nixed real quick!
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    Oct 27, 2011 11:43 PM GMT
    peter_cottontail saidWhat about real life fraud I have no idea if this is true or not but my brother told me about this family who kidnaped special needs persons and had them held captive for their disabilitie checks for a few years and they were finally caught recently found it there is an artical about it on the new york times site it was in Philidephia


    yup, this chick did it to her own family and kept them locked up in a basement dungeon in philadelphia. she also made these kidnapped disabled people have sex with eachother, so they would have babies, so she could collect more social security/.
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    Oct 28, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
    Whatever happened to morals or having a concience (probably spelled wrong)
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    Oct 28, 2011 1:36 AM GMT
    Fivealive saidSomeone tried to scam right here on realjock...That account got nixed real quick!


    I remember that scamster!!
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    Oct 28, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    It amazes me how many people fall for this scam, and blindly wire money. I mean, first you gotta ask yourself.. Why is _____ in that country? I just saw him/her last week and he/she never mentioned it! Also kinda bothers me that these people don't even bother to call that person or their immediate family to get some details.

    As for scams on this site.. The most common one is where a guy offers to web cam/chat with you, and tries to lure you to a special cam site. The site then asks for your credit card to "verify your age". icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Oct 28, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    yeah somebody tried that by hacking into some fb account.... I checked the information she was giving.. which turned out to be false
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    Oct 28, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    My dad was IM'd on Facebook by someone claiming to be a friend of ours (actually the father of a friend of my sister's, to be specific) saying he was in London and had been robbed and needed help getting home. The creepy part was that he mentioned the fact that the guy's wife is chronically ill (which is true) and used that as part of the reason he didn't want to upset her by telling her what happened.

    Fortunately my dad is a career journalist and pretty cynical. He immediately thought "Why of anybody would this guy contact me (they're not that close) and why would he use Facebook vs. calling a family member or close friend directly?" and decided to take the chance and just call their home in Louisiana, where (of course) the alleged victim answered the phone safe and sound.