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therealwyzard2 52M
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8/14/2005 1:19 pm

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About this blog


When i was off work for a few weeks recently and hanging around in yahoo chat rooms and the like, I was constantly getting Job offers that were evidently scams. I baited a few to find out what there games were. Anymore, it is fun wasting the time of these scammers and crooks. I intend this Blog to be a place where I can post information about the scammers that try to take me in so that the good people here can avoid them or bait them to waste the scammer's time also. Within the next few days, I am going through my notes and posting the story and the websites they use to front their scams.

mnfun952 102M

8/14/2005 1:52 pm

Great concept for a blog... and an excellent 'public service' as well. I look forward to reading more.

MnFun


no_acronym 60M

8/14/2005 9:52 pm

In my 2 years of computer literacy, I'm disappointed that the worst in people is so prevelant on the internet. In Amateur Radio (HAM) those guys are not like that, though the few women you hear on it are usually somebody's wife. So there's no fun there, but there IS a common decency which is refreshing. I hate the Democrat's desire to tax the internet, because that will kill the stock market. It would be neat though, to make FCC licenses available to computer operators. Radio men know that that their license is a matter of pride, and when you have one, you don't shaft people.


therealwyzard2 52M
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11/28/2005 5:10 pm

First one that I want to warn people about is widedelivery.net. Watch out for becoming one of their employees. They actually came on to seem very legitimate. I went through some time and disclosed some personal information before I figured out they were just one of the typical shipping scams. They pose as a foreign company that buys computer parts from american manufacturers in bulk and then resell small quantities to individuals. Not at all what they do. I suddenly received lap top computers on my doorstep. I knew then something had to be funny. Any legitimate reseller would have had the units drop shipped to the actual purchaser. I went along for a bit and asked them where they were intended to be shipped too. Well....Turns out they wanted them to be crated up and shipped to a russian address. I contacted the places the computers were ordered from and it turns out that the addresses and the credit cards that the units were purchased on were fake and my address was the one used my the fake people that applied for the credit cards to start with. I did get it lined out by explaning the situation to the ones that shipped the computers to me and they supplied return labels to return them all. The credit card companies were happy to void the accounts once the shippers credited the fake accounts.


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