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Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 #5444625 06/02/20 01:09 PM
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Hello BITOGers,

just wanted to put it out there to be careful who you talk to on the internet and who you thrust, especially with money.

Just got a story from friends of mine, that college girl got chatty with a nice looking guy, supposedly stationed overseas in a war zone, smooth talking, etc etc.

Asks for $250 to repair a computer; too early in relation; nope

Asks for $800+ to pay for the an emergency flight home; yup. sent to a Ghana names/contacts (really??? how cuckoo you can be?)

Asks for $1,300+ to pay for an emergency fee for some identity card; yup Western union + Walmart in US. (see ^^^).

Of course now that the money is received, the gentleman on a white horse is gone missing/non-reachable.

I'm helping them now to change email and bank accounts passwords, and setup monitoring + credit freeze with the 3 agencies.

So yes, they live among us!


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Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: pandus13] #5444633 06/02/20 01:24 PM
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Instead of sending $$ overseas, that person should shop for some critical thinking skills.


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Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: pandus13] #5444654 06/02/20 01:51 PM
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My state was saying that Nigerian scammers were responsible for a lot of the unemployment fraud that occurred recently due to covid. The internet has let the scummy people cast a VERY wide net.

Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: pandus13] #5444661 06/02/20 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by pandus13
Hello BITOGers,

just wanted to put it out there to be careful who you talk to on the internet and who you thrust, especially with money.

Just got a story from friends of mine, that college girl got chatty with a nice looking guy, supposedly stationed overseas in a war zone, smooth talking, etc etc.

Asks for $250 to repair a computer; too early in relation; nope

Asks for $800+ to pay for the an emergency flight home; yup. sent to a Ghana names/contacts (really??? how cuckoo you can be?)

Asks for $1,300+ to pay for an emergency fee for some identity card; yup Western union + Walmart in US. (see ^^^).

Of course now that the money is received, the gentleman on a white horse is gone missing/non-reachable.

I'm helping them now to change email and bank accounts passwords, and setup monitoring + credit freeze with the 3 agencies.

So yes, they live among us!



Could you forward me her address and contact info?

I'll give you a commission

Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: pandus13] #5444666 06/02/20 02:08 PM
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Anyone who gives money to an internet stranger deserves to get scammed. I get hired to investigate these cases quite often. The victims are always older lonely single women. Scammer promises them the moon and the stars if she’ll only wire him some money so he can buy a plane ticket to come see her.


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Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: aquariuscsm] #5444681 06/02/20 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by aquariuscsm
Anyone who gives money to an internet stranger deserves to get scammed.


Honestly, in this day and age, I totally agree.

Maybe in the mid 90's when the net was new but not today.

And that's in no way defending the scammer but a wise man once said "stupid is as stupid does" and you are responsible for your own actions

Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: Reddy45] #5444688 06/02/20 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Reddy45
My state was saying that Nigerian scammers were responsible for a lot of the unemployment fraud that occurred recently due to covid. The internet has let the scummy people cast a VERY wide net.


If that's really true ( and I suspect it very well could be) then that speaks volumes about the overall integrity and security of our systems and how they have been deliberately designed to fail in order to "hide" other things.

Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: pandus13] #5444699 06/02/20 02:47 PM
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Friend of mine is caught up in a romance scam. He's 62 and thinks he is in a relationship with a 30 year old hoochie. He won't listen to reason. He's never talked to her on the phone because her phone has been broken for the past 3 years. But he's told me that she owns 3 houses and stands to inherit $20 million but can't tell anyone.

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Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: pandus13] #5444708 06/02/20 02:53 PM
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You know what, when the son of the deposed king of Nigeria emails you directly, asking for help, you help! His father ran the freaking country! Ok?


Whatever's on sale...
Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: pandus13] #5444709 06/02/20 02:53 PM
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Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: pandus13] #5444774 06/02/20 04:35 PM
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So you're saying that message I got that Warren Buffett selected me to receive an added 25 grand to my stimulus deposit is probably bogus?

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Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: nascarnation] #5444777 06/02/20 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by nascarnation
So you're saying that message I got that Warren Buffett selected me to receive an added 25 grand to my stimulus deposit is probably bogus?


Probably, but hey, you never know, right?


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Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: nascarnation] #5444782 06/02/20 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by nascarnation
So you're saying that message I got that Warren Buffett selected me to receive an added 25 grand to my stimulus deposit is probably bogus?


I didn't get one though. And I use to be a former shareholder. Maybe that's why.

Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: pandus13] #5444796 06/02/20 05:16 PM
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One of my mother's friends got bilked out of $1500 in the ...help-grandma-please-bail-me-out-of-jail scams. Whats funny is she is the know-it-all-loud-mouth among her social circle and shares her opinions about everything. I'm actually surprised she told us about it.

Re: Scam: Ghana $+2 - US $-2 [Re: pandus13] #5444804 06/02/20 05:26 PM
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There are a lot of old sayings that apply here....."A sucker born every minute"...."You can't fix stupid" ...etc....

I see a lot of car selling scams on Craigslist ....they are usually pretty easy to spot when they are 'selling' a 2014 vehicle for $1500 dollars....


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