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RE: Portrait of A Scammer
11/2/2010 7:23:12 PM

I would only add, know your own goals!

If you are looking to earn a little money then the offer of millions is not what you are looking for!

On the rare occasion that I answer my phone (LOL) and have a conversation with a 'qualifier', I have to think of his goal (making me spend money) vs my goal (not spending money).

Also, reading through these things carefully shows the gaps in logic-I have never forgotten how to diagram a sentence, teacher:) That helps in way more than just English composition.

Joyce, you and your phone seem to have the same relationship as me & mine! I really get annoyed at those "unknowns" that continue to call, so finally I will answer just to shut them up. As they go into their 'spill' I interrupt them (learned this well living in Kansas) and say "Let me guess, you want some money?" Of course it is a charity and they are asking for donations... "Well, the situation we find ourselves in now is that we don't have any spare money around." This is usually a little how my answer is and then "Thank you very much, have a great day!" Also, I request to be removed from their list.

I always laugh when I hear the message machine pick up on that one that says my car warranty is about to run out. I am afraid that one was gone many years ago!! How stupid do they think people are?

Yes, I agree - 'looking for the pie in the sky or the money tree' has definitely been overplayed. To make money, it takes hard work and a lot of effort. You have to be dedicated to it and then maybe set an attainable goal.


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RE: Portrait of A Scammer
11/2/2010 7:23:26 PM

Today I got the same message from the sameman.



RE: Portrait of A Scammer
11/2/2010 7:33:08 PM

Just last month I had the unfortunate run-in with a scammer who contacted me. He claims he was from the U.K. and was in need of me to enter into a transaction with him for a large sum of money. He only wanted me to do a few thing and I would become wealthy, very quickly.

I recognized this and with the help of a fellow member reported him to AP.

Keep up the good work in exposing such GREEDY people!!!!!

Thanks Mary

Levester, there is a link at the bottom of each page in Adland, that says "Report Abuse". Anyone can click on that and report someone as the one who contacted you.

As a reminder for all of you here are some links that should help.




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RE: Portrait of A Scammer
11/2/2010 7:39:28 PM

They are everywhere and now here. I am not surprised. I read a book called Stop Being a Victim that talked a lot about the types of scams that are all over the Internet. I think the author forgot about these guys. Anyway I get that kind of stuff in my email all the time. Can we say delete?

Hello Don and welcome to Adland. I see we are not friends yet. I hope you will click on the link in my signature and go to The Place to Start in Adland. It will give you important information.

Here is another place where we can educate ourselves:




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RE: Portrait of A Scammer
11/3/2010 12:42:38 AM

Here is a different portrait of a less than desireable. I answered one of these messages and sure enough an e-mail came to my computer. She sent a very friendly letter with a nice picture of a female. Told me she was in need of help to get money her parents had left her. Because she was a female she was not allowed to inherit her fathers great weatlth.

Don't know where that would have led but I assume to my bank account. OUCH ! ! !

Because of the name, one might suspect that this would be porno. You males with factured eogs could quickly become victims.

Each of us should watch when we post on comments. Even our POTW team profile had one of these messages. If it appears on your profile, see if the profile is still active. The administration should be contacted so they can trace where this person has been. You can remove by clicking on the red X

Diana Babylove - (10/31/2010 2:51:47 AM) : Hello, my name is Diana i will like to be your friend, please send your email address to my box,( so that i will send my photo to you and tell you more about me, i want for your soonest reply, have a nice day.

These people are among us. Be aware of what these profiles look like. There is a pattern.


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