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Crooks Are Trying to Steal Your Credit

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Re: Crooks Are Trying to Steal Your Credit

I've heard of emails like this going out.But since I've never received one, like DI, I would have been surprised.


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Re: Crooks Are Trying to Steal Your Credit

Why announce and wait until the end of the month? 

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Re: Crooks Are Trying to Steal Your Credit


@clocktick wrote:

Why announce and wait until the end of the month? 


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Re: Crooks Are Trying to Steal Your Credit

I receive e-mails like this often. I don't ever click on any links. I always go directly to the website for my bank or credit card. Sometimes I will forward to the abuse/spam department of my bank/CC company or will just block and delete. Blocking doesn't do much good as these scammers (which I believe are computer generated) just come up with a better mouse trap. It just seems to be a way of the times. Wish some way, somehow a scamming end was in sight but scammers have been around since the beginning of time. I do keep a very close watch on all of my accounts and I must say the CC companies fraud departments do a very good job also.

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Re: Crooks Are Trying to Steal Your Credit

I get those Nigerian scams at least twice a month.  I read where this one guy in the U.S. actually scammed the scammer by saying he wanted "in" and said he sent a certified check of $75,000 to a certain Nigerian bank in a city 350 miles away from where the scammer lived.  The scammer was to go to the bank in person and ask for a Mr. Edward Van Halen to get his check.  The scammer actually made the trip, only to say they never heard of Van Halen (their loss.)

 

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Re: Crooks Are Trying to Steal Your Credit


@gangof4 wrote:

I get those Nigerian scams at least twice a month.  I read where this one guy in the U.S. actually scammed the scammer by saying he wanted "in" and said he sent a certified check of $75,000 to a certain Nigerian bank in a city 350 miles away from where the scammer lived.  The scammer was to go to the bank in person and ask for a Mr. Edward Van Halen to get his check.  The scammer actually made the trip, only to say they never heard of Van Halen (their loss.)

 

Smiley Happy


Chris Hansen of Dateline (Same guy that does "To Catch a Predator") did this in "To Catch a Scammer", he traveled there, window shopped with the guy, then busted him saying he knew he was a scammer.

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Re: Crooks Are Trying to Steal Your Credit


@gangof4 wrote:

I get those Nigerian scams at least twice a month.  I read where this one guy in the U.S. actually scammed the scammer by saying he wanted "in" and said he sent a certified check of $75,000 to a certain Nigerian bank in a city 350 miles away from where the scammer lived.  The scammer was to go to the bank in person and ask for a Mr. Edward Van Halen to get his check.  The scammer actually made the trip, only to say they never heard of Van Halen (their loss.)


Oh, there are MANY people that do this. www.419eater.com is one site completely devoted to this, they have some hilarious stories. 

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