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Question Do you think this is fraud?

hirashin

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I'd like to hear your views. an womaWould you please help me?

The American woman has sent me this message? Do you think this is fraud?
I'm not sure what she says.
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My dear there is nothing I will like you to help me out with I will pay you back in addition of $1,000

Please I need you to help me with 10 piece of 20 thousand Japanese goolge play card I want to use it to recharge my icloud and also recharge the military device communicator so that I can make call to my friends who will help me out please once you buy the card send it together with you account number I will pay you back on Monday
 

thomas

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My only piece of advice: do NOT transfer any funds or buy and send any items on her behalf.

Definitely 🐟🐟🐟.
 

nahadef

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A lot of spam e-mail has the word "dear" used, in my experience.

Part of the strategy of bad spam requests is some janky English to filter out the suckers from the people too smart to fall for online scammers. Just the fact that there is strange syntax, run on sentence structure is a hint that it was originally written by a non-native speaker.
 

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I'd like to hear your views. an womaWould you please help me?

The American woman has sent me this message? Do you think this is fraud?
I'm not sure what she says.
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My dear there is nothing I will like you to help me out with I will pay you back in addition of $1,000

Please I need you to help me with 10 piece of 20 thousand Japanese goolge play card I want to use it to recharge my icloud and also recharge the military device communicator so that I can make call to my friends who will help me out please once you buy the card send it together with you account number I will pay you back on Monday
Definitely it is fraud.
 

Uncle Frank

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I would write back "sorry , insufficient funds". Bought back memories of a member from Africa who joined JREF years ago. For 3 or 4 months , he posted and became friends with several of us here. Then about the 5th month here he came up with a story he and his daughters needed to escape Africa and certain death and he just needed our credit card information to escape to safety. Some scammers are very clever and convincing.
 

Michael2

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A friend of a friend runs this website


Where they scam the scam artists. Some of the stories take months and even years to pan out. It is hilarious what some of the scammers do to try and convince people of their trustworthiness.
 

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The scammers are clever. I like the one about "your Amazon order" that's going around. The scammers know many people are now ordering things because of the virus & Xmas. They send out tons of E-Mails telling people their order was lost/mixed up and you need to re-enter your order info , which would include the credit card info. I have to admit , if I had an Amazon order and got the official looking Amazon E-Mail , I might fall for it.
 

Michael2

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Yes, I'm in England atm and the only phonecalls you get to your landline nowadays are automated voice messages purporting to be from Amazon stating that you need to call a certain number because of a problem with an order. The fact that they are almost the only calls to landlines though rather highlights the fact that they are a scam, as everybody and every company now only uses mobiles to contact people.
 

Lothor

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I would write back "sorry , insufficient funds". Bought back memories of a member from Africa who joined JREF years ago. For 3 or 4 months , he posted and became friends with several of us here. Then about the 5th month here he came up with a story he and his daughters needed to escape Africa and certain death and he just needed our credit card information to escape to safety. Some scammers are very clever and convincing.
I wouldn't even reply.
 
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