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This is what happens when you reply to spam email

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posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 10:44 PM
a reply to: N3k9Ni
Its pretty hilarious.

Though in that little progression graph he did, I would have sketched a little stick figure with a dollar sign over his head and holding a bag full of cash in an upright hand and a happy smile on his little stickfigure face. I once in a while find that pictorials get the messages your trying to convey through much more then words.

And sometimes you really need to draw people a picture or else they will not get it.

Also and just for good measure to get the point across that its a brilliant and good idea. Maybe throw in this guy as well.

posted on Feb, 6 2016 @ 11:24 PM
a reply to: Restricted
Not sure on that. But they do get old fast. Or at least most of them. But, meh! Ya kind of, however compared to some of them I would not say what this guy did was lacking in creativity.

Like the prank call ones, the funniest thing about them is that some of the people on the other end think they are actually talking to somebody, and there are literally thousands of them online now a days, maybe 15 yrs ago when they were first coming out on the youtube they were funny, mostely because they were new.

By now? There trailing mud all over the place. That and it seems that people don't seem to realize that you can just hang up, also most phones now a days come with a block number or block caller system inbuilt. I would not say there hilarious more like amusing for a minute or two.

posted on Feb, 7 2016 @ 01:03 PM
I guess I found myself a new hobby! ahahahahaha

posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 05:43 AM

originally posted by: Restricted
Meh. What passes for humor these days is pathetic and sorely lacking in creativity.

The video seemed very contrived. Fake humour resulting in false laughter. I didn't laugh once, didn't even crack a smile and I am not that hard to impress in that department...

However, the opening post did result in some very interesting replies from other members, so it was worth wasting 10 minutes watching the video to see the replies.

edit on 8/2/2016 by Dark Ghost because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 09:14 AM
a reply to: Dark Ghost

The only funny video in this thread was by Tom Mabe.

posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 09:32 AM
a reply to: Skid Mark

There is a website which is essentially the name right at the beginning of this video with a 'dot com' after the end of it wherein there are literally thousands of accounts from people known as 'scam-baiters' playing all manner of games on scammers from Nigeria and elsewhere. I've read over this website for years, and at one point was even a member. It was trendy back then, but the popularity has fallen off as awareness of these scams has increased.

Interestingly these are known as "419" scams (from which the website takes it's name). The numbers 419 represent the Nigerian section of the penal code to which these scams fall under. 419 scamming is/was actually considered a formal "occupation" in Nigeria. The reason for this was, sadly, because of how successful these scams were. Official estimates of losses are in the hundreds of millions. Officials estimate that official estimates represent probably only 10% of actual losses because most people are too embarrassed to admit they've been bilked out of hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

Here in the US the scam is knows as an "Advance Fee Fraud" and it is a very active type of fraud even now. Thieves have realized though there's an easier way to play the game. It is quite common on places like craig's list and local newspaper classified ads. And sadly, even though people should know better from all the fame and publicity of the Nigerian 419 scams of a decade ago, they don't and still fall into the same traps. The scammers today have gotten much, much, more creative (and different) though. There's two basic versions, and here's how they work...

1. Scammer lists an advertisement for some desirable item (complete with pictures) at a seemingly excellent price point. A unsuspecting buyer will respond. The scammer will concoct some story (military and overseas, you name it) and pitch the buyer into thinking there are several other buyers in hot pursuit of the item. The first trip-wire is the scammer will try to get the buyer to give him a deposit on the item (to prevent other buyers from buying it out from under him and then just steal the money. OR worse, they will try to get the buyer to pay for the item in full (or in part), or to pay some shipping fee to see the item. In any case, all monies sent just disappear.

2. (and this one is more sinister) A scammer will respond as if he's a potential buyer to an item you have listed. They scammer will act very interested, but again they will have some excuse about not being able to do a face to face cash deal. The scammer will then offer to put a deposit on the item with a certified check. They will offer to make the check out for several hundred (or even thousands) of dollars more than the item is listed for. This additional fee is to cover your expenses to ship the item to them. They'll even provide a shipping address (and this is where unsuspecting people get tripped thief would ever provide his address, right? So this must be legit.). The scammers will make the check out for hundreds/thousands more than shipping would ever cost, and they tell the person to just return any unused funds to them via money order. The seller deposits the (bogus) certified check in their bank, arranges for shipping and then cuts a check for the balance to be returned to the buyer. The item ships to an undeliverable address (vacant home / business, etc.). The certified check from the buyer bounces, but the money order from the seller clears. Because the seller believes the certified check is real he (wrongly) assumes it's safe to take the risk on getting the money order (not realizing the certified check in no way is collateral for the money order).

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