Scamming on realjock

  • tiddlypush

    Posts: 43

    Jul 29, 2015 4:59 PM GMT
    In the past month two guys pretending to be US military personnel deployed in Afghanistan got in touch with me. We exchanged mails. No demands were made initially. Then one asked for an IPhone 6 to be delivered to North Carolina (!). The other guy wanted $ 400 to buy insect spray. I have been on RJ for several years and have linked up with, met and remain friends with several wonderful men. So this is the first time anyone tried to pull something like this. Anyone else had a similar experience?
  • bobbobbob

    Posts: 2812

    Jul 29, 2015 5:11 PM GMT
    tiddlypush saidIn the past month two guys pretending to be US military personnel deployed in Afghanistan got in touch with me. We exchanged mails. No demands were made initially. Then one asked for an IPhone 6 to be delivered to North Carolina (!). The other guy wanted $ 400 to buy insect spray. I have been on RJ for several years and have linked up with, met and remain friends with several wonderful men. So this is the first time anyone tried to pull something like this. Anyone else had a similar experience?


    Not me. I don't reply to most messages.

    You should have reported them before now.
  • AttisXVI

    Posts: 293

    Jul 29, 2015 5:14 PM GMT
    tiddlypush saidIn the past month two guys pretending to be US military personnel deployed in Afghanistan got in touch with me. We exchanged mails. No demands were made initially. Then one asked for an IPhone 6 to be delivered to North Carolina (!). The other guy wanted $ 400 to buy insect spray. I have been on RJ for several years and have linked up with, met and remain friends with several wonderful men. So this is the first time anyone tried to pull something like this. Anyone else had a similar experience?


    edit: Oh you didn't actually send it. Good man.

    Wait, if they were in Afghanistan why did the iPhone go to North Carolina? Why would he need an iPhone6? Why would he need $400 worth of bug spray when the military has environmental protection supplies on hand already? Military-grade supplies. That stuff would be contraband anyway.
    There are way too many whys. My dear friend, generosity is never a bad thing. But you absolutely need to be sure that your money is going to the right place for the right reason to the person who deserves it. What happens if you get scammed too much and stop being generous? The world doesn't need fewer giving men in the world. Be careful.
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    Jul 29, 2015 9:53 PM GMT
    I get a scam email at least every few weeks. They immediately get reported to admin.
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    Jul 29, 2015 9:53 PM GMT
    I don't know why but reindeers don't receive much attention here icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 29, 2015 10:42 PM GMT
    The Internet is rife with scamming. You must know this...
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    Jul 29, 2015 10:44 PM GMT
    I've gotten offers of undying love from Ghana.
  • bobbobbob

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    Jul 30, 2015 1:46 AM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidI've gotten offers of undying love from Ghana.


    I remember that clown. LOL.
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    Jul 30, 2015 2:03 AM GMT
    bonaparts saidI don't know why but reindeers don't receive much attention here icon_sad.gif


    Neither does Chulo...icon_cry.gif
  • whytehot

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    Jul 30, 2015 2:57 AM GMT
    This only happens to men of a certain age demographic icon_lol.gif
  • mystery905

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    Jul 30, 2015 5:12 AM GMT
    Chulo said
    bonaparts saidI don't know why but reindeers don't receive much attention here icon_sad.gif


    Neither does Chulo...icon_cry.gif


    You're an attention whore and you know it icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 30, 2015 5:52 AM GMT
    I've gotten messages from odd places before, but never have responded.
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    Aug 01, 2015 1:07 AM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidI've gotten offers of undying love from Ghana.


    Who hasn't?
    Not even reindeer are overlooked in Ghana.