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Registered: ‎01-29-2016

Re: Spotted a scam? Tell us about it.

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There is a phone scam going around in Pa and I'm sure other states also.They call to tell you your warranty is getting ready to expire on your vehicle and you can extend it for x amount.Don't fall for this scam.They called and told my B-I-L that his 1986 vehicle warranty was running out ,oops ,caught.I'm also going to notify the FBI of this scam.

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Re: Spotted a scam? Tell us about it.

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On social media it had been advertised a "free $50 ghft card " from Lowes for Mothers Day!! People are terrible!!!

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Registered: ‎10-29-2016

Re: Spotted a scam? Tell us about it.

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Invite all the FBI,IRS and similar types over to your house.  Just say your 3 German Shepherds don't like strangers.

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Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: Spotted a scam? Tell us about it.

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Everyone! There is someone here on facebook that is hacking accounts and messaging that a friend just won $100,000 and my name is next on the list. Then they send a link to contact them to get my money. Sounds like an email scam to me. I called the friend and they didn't know anything about it of course. BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.! Be sure to block and report them.

Below is a copy of the messeges...


You're friends on Facebook
Tue 2:27am
How are you doing?
Tue 6:20am
Good morning Nancy. I am well. Hope u r too.
Tue 12:00pm
I'm doing fine and good,I was just wondering if you have heard about the good news?
What good news is that?
I'm so happy i got $100,000.00 from The
Department of health and human service,deliver to me by UPS at my door step.They are helping the old,retired,disabled,employed and unemployed in the society,do you get yours too from them?
Tue 3:36pm
No, the young 20 something, black couple just next door go .39 cents. I suppose that was supposed to be mine.
Tue 5:07pm
I believe you should have gotten your money by now because i saw your name when my money was deliver to me,are you sure you dont get any notification about it
Nancy called you.
Tuesday 5:10pm

Well congratulations on your new wealth. Nancy, I am less than decent for a video call.
Thanks.I guess what you have to do now is contact Daniel Robinson on his Facebook page now to get your money,that was who i also contacted for my you know him ?
Sorry I do not know him.
Oh wait let me get you his page link to contact him now.
Anyway Nancy, I wanted to say that I had a wonderful time at the dance the other day. I didn't know you were such a good dancer.
This attachment could not be loaded.
Click on this link it will lead you to his page,add him up and message him that you want to know if your name still on the winners list.
I will check with him shortly. But I am headed out to the Log Cabin Meeting. Are you going to be there?
No,Let me know whatever you get from him. Best of luck
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Registered: ‎10-15-2013

Re: Spotted a scam? Tell us about it.

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A woman after my own heart! big issue is phone calls that are unidentified and now I'm getting them on my cell phone.  If you're legitimate, you would identify yourself, leave a detailed message and not call several times a day!


Seriously, I don't answer calls that have no identification.  I allow it to go to message.  The caller must leave a detailed message explaining why he called in the first place and justify the reason why I should return the call.  Friends and relatives won't mind leaving a message.  Telemarketers usually won't because time is money and they must get onto the next call.  Scammers will just continue to call back until they decide you are a lost cause and skip tracers will continue to call and will resort to multiple out-of-state numbers to try to catch you off guard.  Do not answer...even if you are on the "Do Not Call" list they will call you.


I agree with you. Chloe.  If they really want to get in touch with you, they can send you a letter via the USPS, identify themselves and who they're working for and justify the reasons for trying to make contact with you!


"Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness." ~ Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Registered: ‎06-28-2012

Re: Spotted a scam? Tell us about it.

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You just can't trust opening e-mails that seem odd. In just the last week, I've gotten emails from "my bank?", E-bay?, and Paypal? - I don't open any of them. I figure if any of these companies really want to talk to me for real, they know my mailing address.

Smiley Happy

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Registered: ‎07-09-2012

Re: Spotted a scam? Tell us about it.

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Here is one that came to me via email.....what a stupid thing to send anyone!


""Your order on website is now complete and your credit card has been charged.

Your flight number , seat number and other important details can be found on your ticket, below:< /span>


To check your flight status , please visit :

You can do the check-in online, here: https: // 

Thank you for flying with us

©2017 Delta Air Lines, Inc.    |   Travel may be on other airlines.
Terms and conditions apply to all offers and SkyMiles benefits. See specific offer for details, and visit SkyMiles Membership Guide & Program Rules""


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Registered: ‎11-13-2013

Re: Spotted a scam? Tell us about it.

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A few years back I received a letter in the mail from AT&T. Official looking letterhead with AT&T symbol. Letter instructed me to call regarding a problem with my account.


Something about that letter just didn't seem right. I contacted AT&T through their website. They had no knowledge of any such letter and the name on the letter was not listed as an employee.



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Re: Spotted a scam? Tell us about it.

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You know, I read your post on the "can you hear me?" thing. Today I listened to myself responding to the conversation on the phone. The "YES" answer is a common thing, and if they wanted to, they can get it out of you easily, at any time. Phone rings: "Hello?" "Is xxxxx your name?" "Yes" Phone rings: "Hello?" "Are you above the age of 50?" "Yes" Pretty much any positive question will result in a "YES" response.
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