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How Do People Still Fall For This?
Posted: 14 September 2005 09:51 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Yet another clueless moron almost gets suckered by lottery scam, according to the article linked to below, the only reason she wasnt suckered is because she mentioned it to a friend who had previously lost thousands of dollars to this scam.

ok, so maybe clueless moron is a bit harsh but c’mon, how naive can you possibly be???

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2005/09/14/m1b_mclotto_0914.html

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Posted: 14 September 2005 10:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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No Chuck, they are clueless morons, and as Natural Selection suggests, the more half-witted idiots thatb fall for these scams the better, because then they might starve to death, being penniless. Death to the Cretinous!

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Posted: 14 September 2005 10:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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That scam has been out for a while…..it was very profitable for some…..

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Posted: 14 September 2005 10:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Our local news covers a lot of scams - including this one…and reminds people almost weekly not to fall for them.  I think it’s b/c of the number of elderly that we have here…they want to be sure no one is missing the oppurtunity to be educated.  I can see how some people who may not have heard of it would fall for it - but anyone who is out and about on a regular basis should not fall for these types of scams.

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Posted: 14 September 2005 08:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Yep. definately mostly the elderly! They havn’t grown up around computers and they have been brought up in a much more trusting world than what the younger generation have today. They are very naive and trusting of almost anyone & everything! Including some too good to be true lottery scam! And yes. the younger ones who fall for it. I do agree and are clearly a case for natural selection! I even had one dubious request for my bank details so that I could help with someones inheritance money delivered to my mailbox. Weird thing, because the email was sent using the pretext of me giving my email to this Site!

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Posted: 14 September 2005 08:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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SeaWasp, we all had that one.  The user who sent it has been banned and the email function through MoH switched off.

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Posted: 14 September 2005 08:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Yeah I just realised Smerk! Just been reading the comments on the other thread! I suppose it’s like send out a hundred thousand emails and get one that will fall for it! Doesn’t take or cost much to send out bulk emails!

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Posted: 15 September 2005 01:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Get rich quick scams will always find some victims because people’s greed overcomes their reason. Sad but true.

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Posted: 15 September 2005 09:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Something a lot of the elderly in this my area have fallen victim to, is where 2 men show up at a home, claiming to be the water or electric company.  One person takes the victim into a kitchen, and starts looking under the sink, while the other person steals stuff.

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Posted: 20 September 2005 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Maegan - 15 September 2005 01:00 PM

Something a lot of the elderly in this my area have fallen victim to, is where 2 men show up at a home, claiming to be the water or electric company.  One person takes the victim into a kitchen, and starts looking under the sink, while the other person steals stuff.

I had a cousin that got busted for something like that…

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Posted: 21 September 2005 07:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Doesn’t surprise me.

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