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Guess I am going for the record on scams

Messages posted to thread:
charlee 24-May-22
Smokey 25-May-22
JusPassin 25-May-22
gradymaci 25-May-22
longshot1959 25-May-22
Lefty38-55 25-May-22
JusPassin 25-May-22
bradsmith2010santafe 25-May-22
Jon Stewart 25-May-22
Elkpacker 25-May-22
charlee 25-May-22
Catskills 25-May-22
Pdiddly2 25-May-22
5ks 26-May-22
tecum-tha 26-May-22
Fisher 26-May-22
fdp 26-May-22
From: charlee
Date: 24-May-22

Yet another ,have had 12 in the last 3 weeks. Here is the latest email to me , using name Bonnie boyce , It is actually kind of humorous how absolutely ridiculous the verbage is:

Bonnie Boyce 6:17 PM (44 minutes ago)

to me

Good morning have seen the price i will like to have your address i can send the payment to you and am going to include my agent money on it i just want to let you know down and once your bank have been certified with the clearance you can let me know that when he can come for the pick up please get back to me so i can inform him as well about everything

1 Name to be on cashier's check,.....

2 Address where you will receive the cashier's check,: .......

3 Telephone numbers such as mobile, landline and number

Office : ....

Thank you

From: Smokey
Date: 25-May-22

I had to quit putting my phone number or email on any classified I posted!It is getting out of had for sure………….sorry bunch of scumbags!

From: JusPassin
Date: 25-May-22

I'd send him back the address and phone number of the police dept. :)

From: gradymaci Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 25-May-22

^^^^^ Very Smart and Great Idea^^^^^^

From: longshot1959
Date: 25-May-22

Send the address of The Whitehouse and the number of the FBI

From: Lefty38-55
Date: 25-May-22

... can we then advertise that Brandon is for sale?

From: JusPassin
Date: 25-May-22

It strikes me as interesting how none of these scams are new, just reinvented old ideas that are now adapted to the internet. I was investigating some of the same sort of stuff when I started out in law enforcement back in 1976.

Back then they usually originated via phone calls, or mailings, but the bottom line is always the same, if it seems too good a deal, it likely is!

From: bradsmith2010santafe
Date: 25-May-22

Is get those at my art gallery sometimes,, when I say I want to speak to you in person,, they are overseas at the time,,but still want to send me a check, usually they are buying an anniversay present and go into great detail about it,,, I tell them my book keeper wont allow a check and then they stop,, but your right,, Ive been getting the same one for years,,

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 25-May-22

Why does anyone want to spend,2, 3, 4, 5 hundred dollars on something they never had in their hands. Go to a shoot and spend your money and you have no worries about being scammed. This is just me and I know most won't agree but I don't spend money like that. Maybe my 73 year old age taught better.

From: Elkpacker
Date: 25-May-22

If your going to scam and break the law at least do it for 4-5 million.

Date: 25-May-22

That is to funny Lefty 38-55

From: charlee
Date: 25-May-22

I have actually contacted the FBI in the past. For my Art (Painting) sales. I had checks in hand and letters with the professional company letter heads etc... as well. They said there was nothing that they could really do. Sooooo Ho Hum!

From: Catskills
Date: 25-May-22

@Elkpacker, these are small timers for sure, but they are on many sites, and if you add up several successful 500+ scams a week they are making a living. Disgusting,but that's why they persist.

From: Pdiddly2
Date: 25-May-22

Lefty 38-55..who is Brandon?

Does he have a bow for sale?

From: 5ks
Date: 26-May-22

1060 west Addison Chicago Illinois

From: tecum-tha Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 26-May-22

I have no idea who puts their private phone number on public internet classifieds and wonders why he gets all kinds of unwanted calls... That's what e-mail is for.... No longer needed, terminate address.

From: Fisher
Date: 26-May-22

There are also many scams on expensive puppies and kittens for sale via the internet.

From: fdp
Date: 26-May-22

There are scams on everything that can be sold and there has been for years.

Livestock, car parts, cars, fishing tackle, boats. land, and on and on. And the more valuable that the item is the fewer number of times the scammer has to "sell" it.

AS was mentioned it isn't anything new it's just that now there is a more efficient way to do it.

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