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Old 03-27-2007, 12:40 PM   #15
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Yes, worry about the IRS

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5. If you do get big bundle of cash, don't worry about IRS and just fill out the Currency disclosure forms when you deposit it.. Happily the Comptroller of Currency doesn't share info with tax people... Failing to fill out forms can lead to more problems...
Any business who receives $10k or more in cash is required to file Form 8300 with the IRS and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. This would include financial institutons.

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Old 03-27-2007, 12:41 PM   #16
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I swear these folks that pull this stuff really need to be hung from the nearest tree. What is it with Nigeria that a good number of scams start there anyway??
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:06 PM   #17
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Here's another one that hasn't been mentioned yet.

Susie is a single mother who found a "work-at-home" opportunity on a lonely hearts website. She sent in her address, DOB and SS, and was hired as a consolidator and shipper for a foreign company.

Pretty soon lots of merchandise starts to show up on her doorstep. As instructed, she packs the stuff up and sends it off to Nigeria, or Romania, wherever. Her employer will re-imburse her later for the shippng cost.

Little does Susie know that all the merchandise was paid for with stolen credit card numbers. The vendors assumed the customer was safe because it was a U.S. street address.

Next, Susie receives her first paycheck. It is for more than her salary, so she has to send back the excess from her personal account. You know how that one turns out.

Now the police show up because the merchants who have been sending stuff to her house want their money. Susie is off to jail for her unwitting part in this fraud.

While Susie is in jail, the scammer is having a good time with the credit cards he got using her DOB and SS number.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:12 PM   #18
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Thats so sad...I take back the hang from the nearest tree and submit, public executions for them instead.
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Old 03-27-2007, 02:03 PM   #19
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Scam the Scammer

If you want to see how to scam a scammer go to Dumbentia -Scamming the Scammers and click on Sister Lillian and the Convent of Blood. This is one of many.


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Old 03-27-2007, 04:00 PM   #20
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What is it with Nigeria that a good number of scams start there anyway??
A couple of reasons. First, Nigeria is a very poor country, and the people there think that we all have millions of dollars in the bank, and we will never miss the few thousand they take.
Second, Nigeria has a very weak government and judicial system, and criminals take full advantage of it.
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:25 AM   #21
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Thanks for sharing. This scam has been tried with an uncountable number of different products and unsuspecting seniors . Make U wonder how many Pple fall for it.
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Old 07-13-2007, 08:35 AM   #22
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Most of the time they correspond via email... but I actually had one of these clowns call me on a used car I was selling... very poor english, terrible connection- was actually pretty funny at the time...

here's the scoop on these scams:

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Nigerian Scam
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:23 AM   #23
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we had the same thing too..

We were selling our Award on some websites, and got an email from a guy in California, he was emailing us for a friend who didn't have a computer. And...he was going to send us a check for the full amount, sight unseen. We knew something was up, so we just didn't reply to email.. Never heard from him again....
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Old 07-15-2007, 02:46 AM   #24
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Watch your bank accounts on 'e' (Internet) banking too.... My nephew in Ireland had €14000 "lifted" from his bank account over a weekend in three or four shifts.
That theft originated from Nigeria. The sad thing is that the Bank refuses any responsibility - who's the worst there?
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$941.00 was charged to my Master Card last week. The purchase was made in Madrid.

Filled out paperwork, notary and faxed.
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$941.00 was charged to my Master Card last week. The purchase was made in Madrid.

Filled out paperwork, notary and faxed.
It seems that some credit card companies are getting tougher with fraud. When I went on my cross-country trip last year, the cc co. stopped authorizing my fuel purchases about two days into the trip. Had to spend about an hour on the phone with them to get that straight.

This year, I called them before I left and spend about 20 minutes with the fraud dep't and had to give them a general idea about where I was going and how long I would be there.

Nice to know that they are looking out for fraudulent purchases that they will ultimately have to pay for....................
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:40 AM   #27
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One thing to keep in mind is that if you are making a purchase and the credit card company is questioning it with the merchant, or they think someone (could be you) is using your card fraudulently, they will try to call you to verify/notify you and ask if it's legit. If you should happen to be on the road this could create problems. To deal with this make sure you notify them of your cell phone number as well with specific instructions that they call the cell if they are unable to reach you at home. That way, while we are out doing what it is we enjoy most - camping - they can still contact for approval/validation. This is also important in case you happen to leave your card behind at a gas station or store and continue traveling. The merchant will contact the card company and they in turn will have your cell to call and let you know before you get yourself into an awkward situation at a store, restaurant or gas station down the road.

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Old 07-15-2007, 01:19 PM   #28
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85MH325, I agree but caution that now you don't want to give them your complete wire instructions. That gives them everything they need to know about your account.
I've done a lot of wire transfers over the years and would now omit my account number prefering to have the wire "for further credit to" . Talk to your banker prior to issuing wire instructions.
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