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HOF

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Yes, there were many duped by this scam, but let's face it those lawyers were probably in the Toronto Sun or tabloid newspapers like it.

A smart lawyer, like a smart person, would do their research before buying into any nonsense like that. Those who got burned, got what they deserved for "ambulance chasing" plain and simple.

My lawyer is a woman, and an incredibly astute lawyer and person, regardless of profession, she would never fall for someone like this.



HmmmmmmHas anyone heard from OAGRE lately?:wink2:
 

BEER

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Joined May 21, 2010
Messages 4,438
HOF said:
Yes, there were many duped by this scam, but let's face it those lawyers were probably in the Toronto Sun or tabloid newspapers like it.

A smart lawyer, like a smart person, would do their research before buying into any nonsense like that. Those who got burned, got what they deserved for "ambulance chasing" plain and simple.

My lawyer is a woman, and an incredibly astute lawyer and person, regardless of profession, she would never fall for someone like this.



HmmmmmmHas anyone heard from OAGRE lately?:wink2:

Have you done your lawyer yet :-Cool/"
 

Madman

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Joined Aug 12, 2011
Messages 17,542
It's a perfectly laid out scam. It is what lawyers do and when the proper looking documentation is presented and calls of confirmation check out, it's not a surprise they fell for it.

Oagre, have you fell for it?:NoNoNo::biggrin2:
 

PrimeTime

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Joined Jul 26, 2012
Messages 13
I don't feel so mad anymore for replying to the email from Mohammed saying he wanted to transfer 1 million dollars to my account :biggrin2:
 

RAWD

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Joined Mar 11, 2010
Messages 2,166
No wonder why a lawyer told me today that any cheque running through her firm's trust account is subject to a 10-day hold.
 

Insertion

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Joined Feb 11, 2011
Messages 913
I was sent an email which came to my phone from a very good friend that he was stranded in Mexico and needed $3000 wired ASAP. It did come from his email account and it may have worked if we weren't haven't lunch together at the time. :biggrin2:
 
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Jesus Quintana

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Lawyers tend to be greedier than others. Therefore no matter how smart they THINK they are they too get screwed.
 

Bill The Pirate

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Joined Dec 14, 2009
Messages 524
who knows about internet scams?

who knows about internet scams?

I got an email from a casino in the Netherlands saying I won some money
 
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Wanker

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Also be careful what looks like an email from your bank asking for personal questions and passwords.

Don't bother answering that email. Its a SCAM.
 
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Jesus Quintana

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I recently went to Ottawa and popped in on the Nigerian Embassy to find out what happened to my friend "Dr. Egbie" who promised me 15% of a $20,000,000(US) overbilling on a project in Nigeria.

They told me that they've never heard of him. :(
 

HoneyBee

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Joined May 27, 2012
Messages 595
skiierman said:
I got an email from a casino in the Netherlands saying I won some money

is this the first time you got spam in your email box? :writing:
 

God

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Joined Oct 3, 2015
Messages 7,814
Jesus Quintana said:
I recently went to Ottawa and popped in on the Nigerian Embassy to find out what happened to my friend "Dr. Egbie" who promised me 15% of a $20,000,000(US) overbilling on a project in Nigeria.

They told me that they've never heard of him. :(

I am so surprised -/It wasn't me:-/
 

shakeandbake

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Joined Jul 28, 2010
Messages 390
skiierman said:
I got an email from a casino in the Netherlands saying I won some money

If you have never been to the Netherlands and played in the Casino that contacted you , its a scam
 
Joined May 9, 2012
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skiierman said:
I got an email from a casino in the Netherlands saying I won some money

Not a scam. It's real. I sent them money last week and should have my millions some time this week. I'm going on a bender next week.
 

BEER

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Joined May 21, 2010
Messages 4,438
1. Advance Fee Scams. In this scam, you are asked to pay a fee in advance before you can obtain a product or service. This may happen if you try to order a service online from an illegitimate site. It may also happen in the format of first receiving an email saying that you have won money but requesting that you send a fee for the taxes in advance of receiving the money.

2. Checks for Overpayment
. This scam is the opposite of the advance fee scam. In this case, you have posted something online for rent or sale. The person wants to send you a check for an amount that is more than the amount that you requested. They want you to send the difference back to them. You can tell that this is sketchy but what exactly is going on? The person is scamming you out of the money that you send to them because their check is going to bounce and you’re not going to get anything from them. You may also end up having to pay bounced check fees.

3. Emails from the federal government or your bank. One of the biggest online phishing scams involves requesting your personal information by posing as the IRS or a legitimate bank. If you receive an email from these types of places asking for personal information, assume that someone is trying to steal your identity. The IRS wouldn’t send out unsolicited emails trying to contact you. Always call the government organization or your bank. Don’t use a number that is supplied in the email. Look it up in your own personal records instead.

4. Money requests from your online friends. What would you do if you were to receive an email or social networking message from a friend saying that they were in an emergency and needed some cash? Many people don’t think twice before sending them the money online. Watch out, though. It’s increasingly common for Internet scammers to use these methods to convince you to send money to them. You won’t know about it until you ask your friend later about how that emergency played out and you get a dumbfounded look in response.

5. Unbelievably low rents. You definitely want to use common sense when using the Internet to find a place to rent. One Internet scam involves people who copy real ads of rental properties but advertise them at insanely low rent prices. These people may ask for your financial information to see if you qualify to rent the place. They may even ask for an upfront deposit to hold the property for you. Then they steal your money and you don’t get a place to rent because the legitimate owner wasn’t the one renting it to you.
As you can see, these are all Internet scams that can be avoided if you use common sense and safety precautions in your online interactions. Don’t ever send out personal information online. Ignore emails requesting any type of money from you until you’ve verified the request with a legitimate agency or individual. And finally, trust your gut instinct. If an online deal sounds too good to be true then it almost always is.
 
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Jesus Quintana

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There's all kinds of scams online. Some are hilarious.
go to 419eater.com
 
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