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Old 06-04-2019, 07:12 AM   #1
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New way to scam, at least to me.

New way to scam, at least to me.I placed an ad for my old tractor that I'm replacing. I got this text, I'm on the right.



I then got a text from 22000 saying it was google with a code number. I just did a search and it is a scam.

https://hyphenet.com/text-messages-a...on-codes-scam/

By the way, the tractor sold in an hour on Facebook.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:32 AM   #2
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I just got a scam test from a Muskegon Michigan number.
Saying to "claim my $4000".
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:44 AM   #3
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somewhereinusa that scam is relatively new, I've seen it a few times on craigslist. They're trying to get you to validate their Google Voice account for your number, which will give them a US telephone number they can use to perform more intricate scams for actual money. When you hear stories about old people getting calls from Microsoft or Google selling PC support services, this is the step that happens before that one.
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:30 AM   #4
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somewhereinusa that scam is relatively new, I've seen it a few times on craigslist. They're trying to get you to validate their Google Voice account for your number, which will give them a US telephone number they can use to perform more intricate scams for actual money. When you hear stories about old people getting calls from Microsoft or Google selling PC support services, this is the step that happens before that one.

I got involved with a scam one time - the one where they send a bank draft for more than the amount needed, and you are supposed to send the excess to someone who will pick up the product for shipping - I realised right away it was a scam, but went along - l soon received a bank draft for $6000 US in the mail - it looked very legitimate - l took it to the RCMP who told me that I should take it to the bank so they could confirm it was a fake - 'took it to my bank and they were going to cash it without question, assuring me that this type of document was as good as cash - I had to insist that they check it out - it took several hours for them to track down the bank it supposedly came from - not that it matters, but it was a small bank in Texas, but a forgery none the less - rather that getting it stamped NSF by the bank, I asked for a letter that I could show the RCMP - because it was from Nigeria, the fraud squad, or what ever they call themselves, couldn't do anything about it - by now ( 3 days after the cheque arrived ) I was getting anxious emails asking why I hadn't forwarded the extra funds - I thought, 'why not scam the scammers?, and told them that the cheque had to say 'USA Funds' on the document or the bank wouldn't cash it, and to send another cheque saying US funds to replace this one - the ensuing e-conversation lasted several days before 'he' quit and was quite entertaining for me - I still have a very valid ( looking ) document written to me for $6000 US if I ever want to disappear somewhere - lol
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:09 AM   #5
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Sled, you played one hand, I play the game. I started to play them right away when I found out how the scam worked. The checks, money orders, or cashiers check will all look legitimate and the bank will except them. 10 days later when the other bank says they are fraudulent your bank wants their money back, oh wait, you sent it to an imaginary person by Western Union that has no verification process. I tell the scammer I have a friend at the bank that allows me to cash checks without an ID and I'm going to Hawaii for the weekend. They get real pissed and try to negotiate with you to get "half" the money. The police know it's coming from Nigeria so they won't do anything, because in Nigeria this is not a crime. I have over $250k worth of checks stapled to the wall in my office from these scammers.
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:23 AM   #6
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Sled, you played one hand, I play the game. I started to play them right away when I found out how the scam worked. The checks, money orders, or cashiers check will all look legitimate and the bank will except them. 10 days later when the other bank says they are fraudulent your bank wants their money back, oh wait, you sent it to an imaginary person by Western Union that has no verification process. I tell the scammer I have a friend at the bank that allows me to cash checks without an ID and I'm going to Hawaii for the weekend. They get real pissed and try to negotiate with you to get "half" the money. The police know it's coming from Nigeria so they won't do anything, because in Nigeria this is not a crime. I have over $250k worth of checks stapled to the wall in my office from these scammers.
you bested me on that one - lol
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