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Guest2553
Aug 3, 2012


MrNemo posted:

I think that's a comment on the PUA view of women, that saying the right set of phrases on the right order will activate their biologically built in networks and cause them to become Hornby and attracted to you.

was the my initial reading. I feel properly negged shamed for my bad posting now :(

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Seedge
Jun 15, 2009
Hey, buddy. :glomp:




So, been seeing FB ads for a raffle for the chance to win a Ferrari! The proceeds are for charity! How lovely. Their website, Facebook account and Twitter all came into existence about two weeks ago, while all non essential businesses are closed. Their website, theferrariexperience.ie consists of pictures found from other sites on Google. The raffle is for a car worth Ä250k and they're selling 6000 tickets at Ä50 a pop.

I mean, I can't PROVE its a scam, but

come on

PHIZ KALIFA
Dec 21, 2011

#mood


Weatherman posted:

Meet it in a local diner and, during the conversation, drop a pre-defined phrase or sentence that it was given by its previous handlers

didn't know they farmed almonds in Manchuria

Captain Monkey
Aug 23, 2007



PHIZ KALIFA posted:

didn't know they farmed almonds in Manchuria

You've never had chicken with almonds?

Rhandhali
Sep 7, 2003

This is Free Trader Beowulf, calling anyone...

Iím an ICU physician and a bunch of my colleagues have been getting unsolicited text messages about a COVID test that doesnít exist yet.

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007





Rhandhali posted:

Iím an ICU physician and a bunch of my colleagues have been getting unsolicited text messages about a COVID test that doesnít exist yet.


Type that phone number into google and see what you get.

Donít touch the poop.

Blue Moonlight
Apr 28, 2005
Bitter and Sarcastic

Rhandhali posted:

Iím an ICU physician and a bunch of my colleagues have been getting unsolicited text messages about a COVID test that doesnít exist yet.

This is solidly something that should be reported to the FTC. Let the governmentís helpful Peppa Pig-esque illustration lead the way...



Heck, Iíd bet the FDA and FEMA might be interested too, though I donít know how youíd go about doing so (maybe they need Peppa Pig illustrations too).

Edit: you might want to edit out your/your coworkerís phone number at the top of the screenshot.
Edit 2: vvvvv Good suggestion, thanks.

Blue Moonlight fucked around with this message at 00:44 on Apr 13, 2020

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Blue Moonlight posted:

This is solidly something that should be reported to the FTC. Let the governmentís helpful Peppa Pig-esque illustration lead the way...



Heck, Iíd bet the FDA and FEMA might be interested too, though I donít know how youíd go about doing so (maybe they need Peppa Pig illustrations too).

Edit: you might want to edit out your/your coworkerís phone number at the top of the screenshot

You might want to take their screenshot out of your quote too

Volmarias
Dec 31, 2002

I'm sure I'll think of something.

Rhandhali posted:

I’m an ICU physician and a bunch of my colleagues have been getting unsolicited text messages about a COVID test that doesn’t exist yet.


Heck, the FBI might get a boner at the idea of being able to nail someone for this if they're out of state, assuming that they're not actually in Chennai.

Edit: it's out of Florida. Even odds on the scammer being in the president's cabinet.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006

COWABUNGA DUDES!



Blue Moonlight posted:

Edit: you might want to edit out your/your coworkerís phone number at the top of the screenshot.
Edit 2: vvvvv Good suggestion, thanks.


Presumably thatís the scammer, not his coworker.

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Inceltown posted:

Don't know if this quite qualifies as a scam but it doesn't qualify as a not scam





If you want to know how seriously Pete Evans is taken here in Australia, this is an official government health account here.

https://twitter.com/VictorianCHO/status/1249289831730917376

peanut
Sep 9, 2007




haha

Mister Mind
Mar 20, 2009

I'm not a real doctor,
But I am a real worm;
I am an actual worm


Inspector 34 posted:

You wanted to know my secret? I'm always Hornsby.

Thatís just the way it is.

Thanatosian
Apr 16, 2013

Angrier, Bitterer Man


Grimey Drawer

Mister Mind posted:

Thatís just the way it is.

:wow:

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

I'm the babyliberal, gotta love me!


Sex spambots have finally wised up to social distancing:

Inceltown
Aug 6, 2019



Absurd Alhazred posted:

Sex spambots have finally wised up to social distancing:



That wasn't a spam bot. I'm Donna and very lonely. I love to Smile the Old Fashion way of Romance. I guess the best way to Describe yourSelf is a HaTeR.

We could have had Something reaL.

Wrex Ruckus
Aug 24, 2015

Rich people sure are different.


I think I would hit it off with Donna since I, too, am a nice lad

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

I'm the babyliberal, gotta love me!




"We've stopped pretending this is an actual video game, My Lord"

(This was a Facebook ad)

Weatherman
Jul 30, 2003

WARBLEKLONK


Absurd Alhazred posted:



"We've stopped pretending this is an actual video game, My Lord"

(This was a Facebook ad)

Wasn't that an ad on these forums a few years back? "COME PLAY CYBBER NATIONS MY LORD" (complete with typo)

Happy Thread
Jul 9, 2005

by Fluffdaddy


Plaster Town Cop

Weatherman posted:

Wasn't that an ad on these forums a few years back? "COME PLAY CYBBER NATIONS MY LORD" (complete with typo)

Quite a memory, did you save it to your computer?

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

I'm the babyliberal, gotta love me!


Weatherman posted:

Wasn't that an ad on these forums a few years back? "COME PLAY CYBBER NATIONS MY LORD" (complete with typo)

That's what I was referring to (it was also a Facebook ad way back when, I think).

Nighthand
Nov 4, 2009

what horror the gas



It was ads for a browser game called Evony. The company was shady as hell and spammed ads everywhere to the point of saturation, first with generic fantasy ads and later with almost porn-like ads, which is where the "come play, my Lord" thing came from. It turned into a meme because of it. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/evony-banner-parodies-play-now-my-lord

Weatherman
Jul 30, 2003

WARBLEKLONK


Dumb Lowtax posted:

Quite a memory, did you save it to your computer?

Nah, that's just how much bad spelling/grammar annoys me.

StormDrain
May 22, 2003

Thirteen Letter


Weatherman posted:

Nah, that's just how much bad spelling/grammar annoys me.

That ad was on for so long its a permanent memory. I'll forget everyone I knew and quote that in 50 years.

hyperhazard
Dec 4, 2011

I am the one lascivious
With magic potion niveous

Some day I'll be in a nursing home, mind gone to jello, mumbling "Come play my Lord" and "Yesterday you said you'd call Sears."

shame on an IGA
Apr 8, 2005

Get into shit, let it out like diarrhea
Got burnt once, that was only gonorrhea




hyperhazard posted:

Some day I'll be in a nursing home, mind gone to jello, mumbling "Come play my Lord" and "Yesterday you said you'd call Sears."

I feel seen

BigDave
Jul 14, 2009

Taste the High Country


hyperhazard posted:

Some day I'll be in a nursing home, mind gone to jello, mumbling "Come play my Lord" and "Yesterday you said you'd call Sears."

"Trust the Gordon's fisherman"

AlbieQuirky
Oct 9, 2012



ďCentipedes? In MY vagina?Ē

Also, itís the Gortonís fisherman :colbert:

doctorfrog
Mar 14, 2007

Great.



As long as I don't get placed in the Head On ward

rujasu
Dec 18, 2013



AlbieQuirky posted:

Also, itís the Gortonís fisherman :colbert:

No, we are talking about the Gordon's fisherman, I remember he used to have ads on the Berenstein Bears TV show :colbert:

The Moon Monster
Dec 30, 2005
THIS CUSTOM TITLE WILL COME IN HANDY WHILE LURKING


I just got a text saying "You recieved 21 btc [bit.ly url] (coinbase)". So 21 bitcoin is, lets see... $160,000, hot drat!

Blue Footed Booby
Oct 4, 2006

got those happy feet




Slippery Tilde

hyperhazard posted:

Some day I'll be in a nursing home, mind gone to jello, mumbling "Come play my Lord" and "Yesterday you said you'd call Sears."

Let me tell you about fitness made simple.

Pekinduck
May 10, 2008


I remember reports that the game didn't even have sexy ladies in it.

teen witch
Oct 9, 2012

Hugs are better than drugs!


Blue Footed Booby posted:

Let me tell you about fitness made simple.

Itís made for real liiiiiiives

shame on an IGA
Apr 8, 2005

Get into shit, let it out like diarrhea
Got burnt once, that was only gonorrhea




Here in my garage, just bought this new Lamborghini here. It’s fun to drive up here in the Hollywood hills. But you know what I like more than materialistic things? Knowledge. 

goatsestretchgoals
Jun 4, 2011



sorry about your fiero

Mr. Fall Down Terror
Jan 24, 2018


i got a series of texts for a dope dealer over a few days. not sure if this is a sincere wrong number or some really weird scam. not replying in either case

quote:

Hey it's Ben this is my number

quote:

Hey Craig, what's good man, this is Ben, I met you at Kristin N Brads apartment the other night. Hey I was wondering if you would be interested in trading anything for Foodstamps, I've got like several hundred dollars worth of foodstamps on the card and I didn't know if you might be interested, hit me back and let me know, either way man, I appreciate ya, later bro

quote:

Hey Craig, this is kassie. Look, we are about to be sick as gently caress and Tim's not doing nothing right now. I finally got word from my school that they sent my check out and I was really hoping you could help us out until Thursday when it gets here. I know your up at the cabin but isn't your buddy still here? I promise you I will get you back on Thursday when my check comes and will pay you an extra $50 for the trouble .....

quote:

We are here is there any way we can talk when you get here about how much? If you could just hop in the car and holla at me, because it's probably gonna be more than last time if it's good, i appreciate it buddy

i can't figure out the scam angle here. i hope ben and kassie were able to exchange their foodstamps for craig's heroin eventually

BigDave
Jul 14, 2009

Taste the High Country


shame on an IGA posted:

Here in my garage, just bought this new Lamborghini here. It’s fun to drive up here in the Hollywood hills. But you know what I like more than materialistic things? Knowledge. 

I remember that YouTube ad! Never could figure out what the scam was.

Absurd Alhazred
Mar 27, 2010

I'm the babyliberal, gotta love me!


luxury handset posted:

i got a series of texts for a dope dealer over a few days. not sure if this is a sincere wrong number or some really weird scam. not replying in either case





i can't figure out the scam angle here. i hope ben and kassie were able to exchange their foodstamps for craig's heroin eventually

I guess the War on Drugs is kind of a scam.

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Ancillary Character
Jul 25, 2007
Going about life as if I were a third-tier ancillary character

luxury handset posted:

i can't figure out the scam angle here. i hope ben and kassie were able to exchange their foodstamps for craig's heroin eventually

Craig probably thought Ben and Kassie were narcs and gave them a fake number, which happened to be yours.

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