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Show Of Hands September 4th, 2011 12:00am

Has anyone ever tried to scam you financially?

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09/11/11 6:12 am

but wait!....there' more! ...just pay additional shipping and handling...

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
09/09/11 5:49 am

Another way you know it's a scam (regardless of wether or not they say that it isn't), is that if you're on their webpage to buy it and you try to close the window it'll give you an even better deal if you stay, most probably because it's a scam.]

FIAT LUX!

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
09/09/11 5:48 am

[They love giving a sense of urgency, although many legitimate ads do the same. The email could also be about some new *magic* formula that only "they" know...

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
09/09/11 5:48 am

UP BY CLICKING RIGHT HERE. [hyperlink in an actual scam email] IT WILL OMLY COST U $25 A YEAR! [In the financial world something that low means scam] HURRY THIS OFFER ONLT LASTS 3 MORE DAYS! AND WE ARE NOT ANY SCAM, JUST HONEST PEOPLE TRYING TO HELP OTHERS...

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
09/09/11 5:48 am

BETTER IF THEY'RE YELLING, with the okasional mispling of words, I did purposely misspell two of those words), "MY NEW FIND IN THE PENNY MARKET (or FOREX, or really any market) COULD MAKE YOU A MILLIONAIRE IN ONLY ONE YEAR! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SIGN ...

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
09/09/11 5:47 am

wIll havE twis the amont gIvEn,yoUr sIster iN crhisT. XYZ CRAZY NAME SHOWING THAT THE WHOLE EMAIL IS A FAKE.

More commonly (I'm doing this for the sake of the 12 year olds on here) One will have something like (NOTICE THAT EVERYTHING IS IN ALL CAPS LIKE THEY THINK YOU'LL LISTEN ...

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
09/09/11 5:46 am

Seen lots of scams nearly daily on the Internet, with the occasional email that doesn't get caught by gmail's spam filter and says, "mY deArly lOved broTHer iN cHirst,
my chrch z in big trubl. plEz HELP US BY SENdng €10.000.000,00 to my bAnk account XYZ , w.Jen wer finishd u ...

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
09/09/11 5:44 am

@jreed Who was it autographed by—Noah? Although seriously, who WAS it supposedly autographed by?

@chipmonk You can count up to 1023 on just 2 of your hands using binary ;-)
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09/08/11 6:36 pm

yes, every time I pay for virtually anything in this country.

Sporter80 Oklahoma
09/06/11 11:38 pm

@Froger
You make Oklahoma sounds like such a.. Collaboration of rednecks. Haha
I think people should stop giving money to "bums" because if they realize that there is no money to be made on the roadside, maybe they will seek employment at a stable workplace. :)


09/06/11 12:35 am

Ya all the free-loaders pretending to be a bum on the aide or the road. And people still give them money! Why people? There like a lost dog. Feed them once they stay. Don't feed them they find something better to do....or die. I dot give them money. They need to e shot. And them left there to teach

gjb2779
09/05/11 10:43 pm

they tried & failed. one of those craigslist fake checks scams

teaparty Cleveland
09/05/11 8:33 pm

I've got junk mail telling me to send them money, so yes.


09/05/11 8:02 pm

I AM MR JAHIBUBA-KAPPS-LOKK I HAVE AN ONE MILLIONS DOLLAR FRUM MY LAWYER.

HELLO I HOPE YOO WILLSENDME THE 900.000.000,00 SUMTJINGAKALLIS ABD I WILL SEND YOUMORE OK.

BEST WICHES,
KAPPSS-LOKK


09/05/11 6:38 pm

I once saw an autographed copy of the Bible for sale on Craigslist. I was skeptical.

Zack100 Tatooine
09/05/11 12:55 pm

movie theaters scam people every day! Stupid f-ing $3 candy bars!

KathleenS
09/05/11 11:53 am

Everyone's been scammed, they may not know it!!


09/05/11 9:42 am

jpierce... get real. quit watching fox news.


09/05/11 8:01 am

I got an email from a member of the Bank of Arica. If I sent them a couple thousand, I would get a couple million.

KENZlE
09/05/11 7:59 am

If the scam emails count, yes. :P But no one has ever seriously tried to scam me.


09/05/11 1:27 am

We got scammed as a country in 2008. "Yes we CAN!"...destroy the economy.


09/04/11 10:59 pm

Indeed. I couldn't count on all my fingers and toes all the Nigerian scam emails I've received promising me great wealth if I just help them launder a huge sum of money using my bank account. How low an IQ must one have to fall for such nonsense? 80? :p

dancestar8 Pennsylvania
09/04/11 9:53 pm

Happens allll the time. People calling. Sending mail. Hacking accounts. They usually don't succeed, but they try. Me, personally, I've never been scammed.

smtimberman
09/04/11 9:30 pm

Its called junk mail. Happens all the time.

USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
09/04/11 6:19 pm

Especially old folks get scamed the most because they need money in retirement,which is ashame.

USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
09/04/11 6:15 pm

@hp..I will give you that,but you would be surprised how many actually do get scamed,mainly over greed.

sohuser California
09/04/11 6:01 pm

The have tried but yet to succeed on me anyway


09/04/11 5:42 pm

Recently, a lawyer if some kind filed a claim against an inheritance I was going to receive. Turns out it's a scam! They find the name in an obituary do some research and try to say they represent a family member they know isn't there...


09/04/11 5:27 pm

@Kenny it says "has anyone TRIED" It doesn't mean people are stupid.

canecorso Las Vegas Nv
09/04/11 5:16 pm

Um yeah I would be more willing to bet than pay all those inheritance emails for millions of dollars that I would never receive a dime.

USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
09/04/11 4:43 pm

I can't believe 60 per cent of people out there are stupid enough to be scamed,come on dummys


09/04/11 4:13 pm

I used to do cocaine. so yes

anonymom Virginia
09/04/11 3:32 pm

Oh yes. Drunken men with no business card showed up on my porch at least once a month all summer saying they had just enough sealant left after a job to do my driveway for a great price: I just had to pay up front and they'd be back the next day to do the job. Yeah, right.


09/04/11 3:24 pm

I'm pretty sure the African leader who wanted me to pay $40,000 for him that e-mailed me wouldn't have actually given me millions of dollars...

Soitgoes Missouri
09/04/11 3:07 pm

39% of people must not have email accounts.


09/04/11 2:42 pm

Yeah...my A-hole Romanian neighbor. An f-ing scam artist and he manages the finances for a local non profit. Thank God I did not give him a cent and stopped giving to that non profit. Should see that jerk on the news soon.

jtd6628
09/04/11 2:18 pm

any one been forced to set through that stupid team national pitch?

geobelker
09/04/11 1:59 pm

If you count con men downtown then yeah.

liza8769
09/04/11 1:23 pm

I guess if income taxes count then I'm scammed every year! :)


09/04/11 1:22 pm

or perhaps answered another way "every year at tax time"


09/04/11 1:20 pm

Somewhere in a similar question someone answered "federal income taxes" and I still agree!

T21Money
09/04/11 1:19 pm

Almost every time I go on the Internet I see scams

liza8769
09/04/11 1:17 pm

I recently had someone try to scam me..good thing I was smarter than they thought they were :)


09/04/11 1:08 pm

Tried. Didn't succeed.