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bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




My dad got scammed by the phone call where when you answer some crying kid is on the line saying "Grandpa help I'm in Mexico and in trouble." and then someone yanks the phone away and says they're a lawyer or a cop and you need to WU money or your grandkid is rotting in Mexican prison.

You wouldn't think it'd work very often (and it probably doesn't) but from googling it seems like they do a pretty convincing job and the sobbing/crying makes it harder to recognize that the voice isn't right.

He sent them somewhere between $1000 and $2500 I think. Luckily he's financially comfortable so it isn't a big deal, but something like this could really gently caress some senior living on social security or whatever. Hopefully he learned his lesson but I'm constantly in fear that one of my parents is going to somehow give someone control of their entire 401k or something. I think they both have an actual money manager guy/company that they've been using for 20+ years so as long as it's not him ripping them off I guess they're probably safe.

Things that probably contributed to him falling for the scam:
1. He doesn't have a cell phone so he's not super in touch with the rest of the family.
2. I definitely think he's experienced some cognitive decline. I don't think he would have fallen for this 10 years ago.
3. He probably hasn't talked to this grandkid on the phone since the kid was 9 or something. They live in the same city and see each other occasionally but he's definitely not the doting/involved grandpa type.

Why he shouldn't have fallen for the scam:
1. The grandkid was kind of a wiener and probably had never left the city without one of his parents, let alone the state or the country.

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bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




I was thinking about doing an effort post on the old Iraqi dinar scam so I looked up one of my old haunts and saw this post made Sunday and attempting to explain why the value of the Iraqi dinar should be shooting up 1,000% any day now.

quote:

Ok please try to stay with me on this topic....I Did my Research on Iraq MO Supply..Which is "Not" including there gold,minerals,oil,diamonds etc..Just the Cash Money floating around Cbi quote ...ok this shows their MO in "Billions not Millions...60541 Billion in August 2018...https://tradingeconomics.com/iraq/money-supply-m0...Ok China Chy MO is reading 6980 Billion update in August 2018....So that means China is 8.67% less MO Suppy than Iraq...Stay with Me Here....60541/6980=8.67...Ok let's make this a little easy for the average mind lol.....let's Go with 10% for a close round off....If China Exchange Rate is Converting @ .14 as today...Subtract 10% will give IQD a .O14... Real Exchange Rate....Now Once again I'm not adding the other stuff involve, So yes I Believe What Adam Suggested around a Dime for a Start....Sorry if this is Confusing, It's the only way It's coming out my Head lol...Read Twice it will come to Ya....God Bless

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




Inceltown posted:

You need better shoppers rights. If it's mispriced then it is on the business for being stupid. Take your bargain and sell it right back to them while laughing.

When I was 16 I worked at a big department store with an electronics section and a guy bought two Pentium 1 100 MhZ for the price of two 486SXs (or something, it was like 60% off or so) and I'm 99% sure the dude just swapped the paper price thing inside the plastic price holder thing. I was always surprised the manager that was on duty honored it and always suspected that he was friends with the customer or something, because there was no legal (or moral) reason we had to honor it.

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




MLM chat: a woman I went to HS with was pretty high up the chain in Advocare (mostly sells energy drinks and powders and poo poo). High enough that she started doing it and then after a while was making enough that her husband quit his job and they were just an MLM power couple. I assume they were making 6 figures at the peak.

She made roughly three trillion Facebook posts about how she made CEO level money at home in her pajamas being a small business owner and you could too!

Then Advocare stopped being an MLM (I think due to SEC involvement) and all her income disappeared in an instant, which is of course why it’s really nothing like being a small business owner because ultimately you have zero control over it.

She posted a teary 60 minute Facebook live video about how everything was totally fine and the real treasure was the friends she made along the way and she trusted gods plan for her.

Two weeks later she posted live again talking about how god had told her to “be still” and praise the lord a miracle occurred and god showed her a new MLM that was way better than that old lovely one she’d been shilling for a decade. She’d been “on product” with the new MLM for two weeks (some diet supplement and other random trash) and it was totally life changing. The best was her saying “if i just picked another product and started selling it it would mean I was just doing it for the money but I’m not doing it for the money I’m doing it to change lives which is why I had to be taking this vitamin goop for a whole two weeks before I started trying to convert my entire Downline over to this new scam.”

If you click on any one of her 4,300 Facebook friends there’s a 90% chance they’re hawking the same poo poo by just cutting and pasting random emoji laden advertising poo poo like the one shown below.


bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




BiggerBoat posted:

No she wasn't.
...
Quickest way to shut down and MLM huckster is to ask to see their tax returns because NONE of them make any money.

Yeah that’s obviously false. The top 0.01% or whatever do, and I think she was legitimately one of them

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




Tias posted:

Like most northern europeans, I'm being swamped with retarded rear end crank callers from India and Africa. Any idea how to stop it?

Mine finally got so bad that I set my phone to send everything to VM unless they’re in my contacts. I’m in the US though. It’s bad everywhere.

One thing that’s good about it is I haven’t lived in the area code that I have for my phone for 12 years, and all the scammers spoof your area code, so I see 319 I know it’s safe to ignore but if I see 775 (where I live now) it’s usually legit.

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




She seems dumb you should have tried to scam her

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




I’d never had a flu shot until last year I finally got one and now I love trains and have difficulty interacting in social situations

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




In my circles “clutching pearls” means grabbing someone else’s nuts (like, sexually, not violently) does it have some other meaning

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




Nextdoor is the greatest place on earth to troll people. I like to offer to purchase random cats and dogs that people have found.

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




I’m cross posting this from the Qanon thread for obvious reasons so if you read that thread don’t read it again here but I am gonna add a bonus paragraph at the end also it’s real fuckin long so you’ve been warned.

:maximum_effort_post: Kind of a derail but some might find it interesting.

I wouldn't say the Dinar scam is directly related to the NESARA/prosperity funds nonsense. NESARA ends up being tangentially related to every long running scam for conspiracy theory dummies just because if you're dumb enough to believe one of them you're definitely dumb enough to believe all of them (CMKX diamonds as another example besides the dinar), but there's no direct link IMO. I.e. the dinar scam isn't a repackaged NESARA scam it's an all new scam that rubs up against the NESARA scam. You didn't have to be a woo woo cult member the Pleaidian lizard people are going to descend upon the earth and begin a new era of peace and love type to end up sucked into the dinar scam, you just had to be dumb and not understand how currency works.

And Trump bitching about exchange rates and currency manipulation didn't add or change anything with regards to the scam. People were buying up Dong and Zim dollars and every other hyperinflated currency many years before that. Trump having billions or trillions of Iraqi Dinar has always been a pervasive rumor in dinar circles though, a decade or more before he became president. Which makes sense tbh, who wouldn't believe The Donald wouldn't be down for some sleazy war profiteering at the expense of some poor Iraqis. The Bush’s are also of course said to have billions of Iraqi dinar.

The Iraqi dinar used to be worth about 3 bucks each. Back then the largest denomination of the dinar was 25 dinar (so about 75 bucks) and IIRC there was around 20 million dinar total in circulation, so a total "money supply" of around 75 million USD. This was in like the 70s though. Not 2002 or even the 90s like the dinar scammers/scammees believe. But Saddam needed money to finance his Kuwaiti vacations, among other things, so he did what all good dictators do and started printing 500 dinar bills and telling people they were still worth 3 bucks each. That didn't really work very well for very long, of course, so he eventually ramped up to 10,000 dinar bills. This 10,000 dinar bill which the scammers say was (or should be) worth over $30,000 was actually worth about $3 while it was in circulation.

Those Saddam 10,000 bills were replaced by the new (current) currency (which includes up to 25,000 dinar bills) at a 1:1 ratio in 2003. At the time the exchange rate was about 1800 or 2000:1 IIRC. Now it's around 1200:1 and has been relatively stable for ~15 years because Iraq has been doing a fairly competent job at managing it by not hyperinflating it and by selling USD from oil sales at the 1200 rate.

So the scam is them thinking and people telling them that the dinar (currently worth 0.00086 dollars each, less than 1/10th of a cent) will be revalued ("RV'd") to, if not it's previous $3 glory (a 350,000% return), to at least $0.86 (a 100,000% return). And it'll do that because Iraq is immensely wealthy (they're not, their GDP per capita is like 90th in the world, below such titans of global finance as Bosnia and North Macedonia) and because the only reason the value tanked was because the US forced it to be worth less so Iraq couldn't finance their wars (needless to say the US did not force Saddam to print 10,000 dinar bills for a decade).

So, in a nutshell, Iraq used to have a money supply of 20 million dinar worth 3 bucks each, now they have a money supply of around 60 TRILLION dinar, worth 1/10th of a cent each, and dinar "investors" just can't figure out why that dinar value can't just go right back to 3 bucks each as soon as the Iraqi government (or Donald Trump, or the Rothschilds, or the space aliens, etc) decide the time is right.

The cast of characters pimping the dinar over the years is what entertained me. You basically had guys like "Okie the Oil Man" and Anthony Renfrow aka "TNT Tony" on one end of the spectrum and a company like Dinar Trade on the other. Dinar Trade being (AFAIK) a completely legit business that just sold dinar without doing any sort of fraudulent lying or marketing (i.e. they're scumbags but not criminals). TNT Tony being a flat out lifetime con man that just latched onto the dinar as a way to make some quick bucks while awaiting trial for defrauding people of millions of dollars in a Ponzi/pyramid scheme known as "14 daily plus" which he eventually did time for (though not enough). And while he was in prison he handed over the family dinar pimping business to his brother Ray and it probably continues to this day, in some form. Usually "conference calls" which have become podcasts since podcasts didn't exist when this all started.



And then in between those two endpoints you've got people closer to the legit side like "Adam Montana" of dinarvets.com. I'm pretty sure he's told some whoppers in his day (that he made big bucks in the "Kuwaiti RV" back in the day being #1) and I'm guessing if the feds felt like it he could be prosecuted for some sort of fraud with regards to the future tax avoidance schemes he sells but for the most part he doesn't really lie and just does a weekly chat session where he googles a couple Iraqi news articles and says the equivalent of "hmmm this seems like good news for us, we're inching ever closer!" He makes his money selling a "lifetime platinum" membership to his website for $400 where you'll get all kind of imaginary/future perks (e.g. a better exchange rate with banks and fabulous post RV investment opportunities) but none of these perks exist until after the RV so since the RV will never happen... And once you spend the $400 you get access to his secret forum where he gives you the hard sell on his more expensive bullshits, here's someone talking about them:

quote:

I’m typically not one to post much, but this subject is one that has been troubling me a lot lately. I signed up for VIP and OSI at dinarscams, as I was a late comer to the dinar world and thought I did not have much time to play catch up (we all know how the RV is going to happen every weekend). I have watched AM’s operation for several months now, and am left with great concern for the welfare of others on that site that may be at risk.

When I signed up for VIP, I figured $17 a month was not bad, but unbeknownst to me was that I was entering a private place where I could have other, more expensive goodies pumped to me. First was the OSI. AM stresses to his VIPs the importance of legal asset protection, not illegal tax evasion via an IBC in the Seychelles, a Nevada corporation, and a bank account in Belize. Okay, sounds good so far. Folks can’t go suing me left and right just because I have money. Now if you can’t afford the entire cost of this package deal right away, you can get your Seychelles corporation name reserved for only $400 and pay the balance after RV. Okay, being on a fixed income, that works for me so I’m in. Now I’m no dummy, and I know AM is getting a cut from this, but we all have bill, right?

So after paying my $400, I gain admission to the private OSI group forum where there is lots of new information to learn, i.e., AM says the federal government may be planning to tax the proceeds from our investment at a rate of 50-70%. Then I start hearing about AM working on plans for getting the Dinar to the Belize bank account. Now here is when things start smelling a little too stinky for my sensitive nose. Some inquired, “Can’t we just wire the funds from our US bank account to our Belize bank account.” AM responded that it would create too much of a paper trail. Well now it is quite clear that AM’s plan is to get the dinar out of the country to cash in with no record of it here. Anyway, back to the plan. AM said he did a test run and was able to get through customs in Belize with $20M, but that won’t work after RV because of the increased value. Some members suggested chartering a flight, AM said no good – still have to go through customs. Some said take a cruise, AM said no good – still have to go through customs. Needless to say, AM, being the heroic leader that he is, finds the perfect solution for the OSI group and dubbed it OGIT (Operation Get It There).

So up to this point I can look at this story and everyone in it (including myself) and say dumb, dumb, dumb. I hope we all learn a lesson from this. Why would we give a dime to a screen name. Maybe an avatar would have been worth a nickel, but really. We have no idea who this guy is, have no references, no contact information, no nothing, nada, zilch. What in the heck were we thinking. I can’t speak for the rest of them, but I’ll admit to periodic lapses of all sense that is good and can be somewhat impulsive. That’s why I will hire the best lawyers, place my money in trusts and have someone pay attention to what I’m doing with it. However, I digress. Anyone with just a smidgen of compassion for your fellow man may want to brace themselves for what I will say next, which is what has me so concerned for some of the OSI members at dinarscams.

AM’s ingenius plan for OGIT is as follows. All OSI members wishing to participate will receive a special security envelope with instructions for mailing their dinar to one of several attorneys hand picked by AM in Belize. The dinar is to be mailed immediately after the RV and the members are to make travel plans to Belize. It is anticipated that the members will arrive in Belize before the packages. The members will be met at the airport by a special security team of mercenaries, again handpicked by AM, and escorted to the hotel. There will be members of this security team at the offices of these attorneys and have been instructed to not allow these packages to leave without their rightful owners. Security will accompany you to the attorney’s office, to the bank, and return you to the hotel or the airport as you prefer.

For those who wish to make there own plans to transport dinar to Belize, they will still be able to avail themselves of the security team once they arrive. These services will run about $3K/day.

Now for those who have not completed their offshore corps prior to travelling, they will be able to pay the balance after cash-in along with an additional fee for expedited service, and the Seychelles corp will be completed in a week. But these members need not worry because AM has made provisions for them, too. Okay, for the most horrendous part of the whole plan. AM has offered a temporary trust account that USD can be deposited into until these members offshore corporations are completed and the corporate bank account is opened at which time AM says a transfer will be made from the trust account to the member’s corporate bank account. This absolutely blows my mind. There are actually people that are thanking him for making this available and it appears their intention is to make use of this.

Now I can not say for sure what AM’s intentions are, but it sure does not look good to me. I wish there was some way I could express these things on the OSI forum and hopefully get people to at least think about what they are doing, but undoubtedly the post would be deleted in minutes and I would be immediately banned. I suspect that one of AM’s faithful followers will be sure that this post gets in front of his eyes.

And, like I said, that's one of the most "legit" guys involved in this scam. It's likely he never gets in trouble since there are people doing way worse that haven't gotten in trouble yet either. Which isn't to say no one has gotten prosecuted, but you have to be pretty blatant about your crimes. Like these idiots that were selling dinar while lying about it (and also paying a third party to lie about it). The rule seems to be that you can sell dinar, or you can lie about dinar, but doing both gets the FBI looking in your direction. These guys did both.

https://www.ajc.com/news/local/atlanta-men-convicted-iraqi-currency-scheme-that-made-millions/TnZKdwcZ3sknlU4XRkvcGN/

quote:

“We are risking serious jail time as promoters of a Ponzi scheme…” James Shaw wrote Rhame in a 2010 email. Shaw also said in the email that his wife had been “very nervous” and “crying” because “she knows we are running an illegal operation.”

Then there's these criminal masterminds, that weren't just selling dinar and lying about dinar they were also taking peoples money for a hedge fund that didn't happen to exactly exist (yet!). But, happy ending here, they all got convicted and one of them even died in prison!

https://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2015/04/25/Man-dies-5-months-into-prison-sentence.html

quote:

Less than five months after he began serving a 63-month prison sentence, a Florida man who conspired with two Toledo-area businessmen to sell Iraqi currency as a sure-thing investment has died.

Coenen pleaded guilty in 2013 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and five counts of money laundering for falsely promoting the sale of Iraqi currency known as dinar as well as placements in two nonexistent hedge funds.

But as I mentioned, since these people are incredibly stupid, the scammers branched out from the Iraqi dinar to every other hyperinflated currency they could find, which brings us to the Zimbabwe dollar and my favorite story related to all this, the woman and her husband from Colorado Springs that spent their life savings flying to Zimbabwe in an attempt to get a bank to give her literally 69 trillion dollars for a bunch of Zimbabwe trillion dollar notes that had been demonetized (due to hyperinflation) and that she probably bought off eBay as "collectors items" for 5 bucks each.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/khudes/Twitter7.13.15.1.pdf

Here's some of the best bits:

quote:

My name is Terry-------. My husband Charles ______ traveled to Harare Zimbabwe for the demonetization process. We are US citizens, a long term investment in the Zimbabwean dollar was made prior to the deletion of the ten zeros of the currency on the XE international forex. I and my husband had reviewed the demonetization process and had phoned the RBZ several times and confirmed exchange rates of z$35,000 to every $1 USD. The RBZ itself had confirmed this exchange rate for the U.S. Citizens as did the IMF. We arrived in Harare Zimbabwe on June 24th 2015 leaving our two year old son at home with Family. We had been instructed by the RBZ to go into any local international bank to make our exchange... We where then escorted to the reserved bank of Zimbabwe and where sat down by the head officials of the RBZ and told we had no rights to our U.S. Exchange rate and ONLY continued to PUSH Zimbabwean rates at us. We however knew this was a violation of our rights as US citizens and began the crusade to see justice.

We expressed desire to help this country through our exchange of this investment time and time again.

We have spent our life saving and have been Bullied, Stomped on Shoved around and told we have NO rights. I'm not a Dinar holder hoping for a RV here. I'm crusader of God and I have had my eyes opened here to injustice on so many levels. I have now been here for almost a month. I have been lied to about everything. They have said this policy is a law. That must apply to everyone even if we are not apart of the same banking infrastructure. We have spoke with four Zimbabwean lawyers now whom have all said we have a case of fraud then once they speak to the reserve bank of Zimbabwean they ALL sing a different tune. Yet not a single one will pick up the phone to speak to the U.S. Justice department to confirm the SDR rates and exchange rates for US citizens. Not a single one makes a legal case on my behalf. They will all meet with U.S. Hear the story agree what is happening here is VERY wrong and fraudulent.. Give them all one day to contact the reserve and they begin to argue that we are the "public" and that this supposid demonetization is LAW! However there are no laws in this policy and the policy seems to be just a way of confusing the public and making them believe they must of had some account, which NONE actually had. Making them believe the ZIM is going to be demonetized when it's very obviously being bought back for a purpose and that purpose is NOT to throw it in the trash! It dose not take a very intelligent person to see the deception behind this policy and that there are other issues here they are desperate to avoid!

One being that demonetizing has NOTHING to do with when the notes where printed. It means the status is no longer legal NO matter what the year of print.

Two being that there are VERY clear exchange rate differences that have absolutely nothing to do with if a Zimbabwean that lost money in 2008. They only care about the year it was in print. The citizens can't question this as they all believe and are told to believe this is the END of the ZIM dollar. When it truly is just a stall tactic for the currency to slowly make its way back into circulation.

The RBZ continues to give speculations and opinions. However I have consulted with several lawyer on this matter and believe this is a VERY big cover up for the money making process in which the ZIM dollars are sold to prospective investors..

https://twitter.com/HumistonTrista/status/554470923269853184

https://twitter.com/HumistonTrista/status/617247247563157504

Bonus:

My other favorite part of the dinar scam is the selling of dinar “options” which if you’re familiar with the financial instrument is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of buying physical dinar that you can at least sell to some other sucker if you ever wise up you’re paying a lot less for the option to buy dinar if The Big RV occurs during the window you reserved the dinar for (usually 30-90 days). Also called dinar reserves or dinar layaway. The shadier dinar sellers all did it and there were also a bunch of randos on eBay doing it. How anyone could be dumb enough to trust some anonymous eBay idiot to send them millions of dollars worth of currency is beyond me, but, you know...

Instead of paying $1200+ for a million physical dinar you pay ~$100 for the right to purchase a million dinar within the time frame. And also you could frequently pay a lesser ongoing monthly fee to “continue” your reserve. You’d see people on the dinar forums doing math like “I’ve only got 2 grand I can either buy 1.5 million dinar or I can reserve 30 million dinar for 6 months and you’d have to be an idiot to think the RV won’t happen in the next 6 months.” Here’s a company apparently still doing it:

https://treasuryvault.com/reserve-programs

And here’s some quotes from people discussing dinar reserves on dinarvets.com a decade ago:

quote:

Well I sure hope the company I use can back up my reserves , I'm in too deep to let them go. I'm in for the long haul. I don't see how they would be allowed to do what they do unless they were able to back it up. Surely they are regulated. They'd have some HUGE legal issues if they couldn't back up what they sell.

quote:

But on dinartrade, if I don't make the payment for the rest of the 90% I still get the 10% that I paid for... My plan is to put a huge amount on layaway, if it RVs I pay the other 90%, if it doesn't then I just get the 10% that I paid for.

quote:

If one had a reserve (layaway) from Jan 2012 that expired before being paid off, can the down payment be written off as an itemized deduction loss?
And if so, how would it be categorized?
Thanks much!!

Notes from one of the conference call scammers talking about layaway (I cut out about 90% of it, most of these conference calls are 1-2 hours long)

quote:

6/25/2013
• Frank began with his declaration of faith, that he is a Christian, and he begins and ends each conference call by honoring God in prayer; after prayer, Andy lifted the prayer with the shofar horn blast
• Frank reviewed that Monday nights are IQD-only calls, Tuesdays are Bible study night followed by IQD update, and Wednesdays are investment night followed by an IQD update
• The past 5 days and today in particular witnessed historic events happening,
Frank will explain in detail what happened, and the importance and meaning
• Frank encouraged us to pray for one another
• Frank gave a preview of a product which will be highlighted on investment night, a water bottle that not only purifies water, but also removes radiation
• Frank and Eagle1 both put out emergency posts this weekend, and Jack Lew also talked this weekend, the RUMOR is that he talked about the RV of 66 currencies
• Article from Citibank says it obtained prelim approval from the CBI, and by 2050, Iraq’s economy will be in the trillions, and they want to be a part of building (financing) infrastructure projects, with foreign investment, it will happen in a few short years; how? With toilet paper money??????
• Frank use an analogy of a caged animal: when the cage is opened, will the animal just sit and stare at it? No, they will run like the wind; Iraq is poised for explosive growth once they are released, but just like the caged animal, there is one moment of confusion and disarray when the door swings open, but it is only a moment, and then it is confidently on its way; Iraq has been anticipating this for 20 years, these are epic moments, historic moments for Iraq, and a new beginning
• Ramjet 6/23 thread post 201 was an excellent summary; go back and read it; IQD must bring back their currency to an international rate, they must drop the 3 zeros; Iraq must get their citizens to use the IQD; the GOI must raise the value IN-country, but it has no connection to the OUT-of-country rate; all eyes are on the LD’s, looking for them to come out;
WF has kept silent and will say nothing until chpt 7 is lifted, and at that time we should see the rate on the CBI website and on the ForEx; Frank is watching closely for the LD’s between 6/28 – 7/7; remember Frank’s opinion of: June = RD (in-country only), July = RI (out-of-country), Aug/Sept = RV, the rise in value to the asset rate set by the Basel III protocols, Oct = new UST notes in USA (Frank further expounded: this does not mean our bank accounts will be half overnight, but it means cost of imported goods will go up, and the US$ will not go as far, it will take more US$ to make purchases, but in the long run, it will be good for the USA); reminder from Ramjet that currency, including 60 day layaway is available from Frank on his KTFAlways.com website, or by calling him
• Frank has 30 and 60 day lay away plans, credit cards are accepted (not for lay away though); Frank has Indonesian Rupiah, S Korean Wong, and other currencies
• Frank also accepts prayer requests, and there are Prayer Warriors on the forum staff
Frank ended the call with prayer, and Andy lifted up the prayer with the shofar horn blast, and a review of the MB group status

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




Does that only work if you watched it live

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




hyperhazard posted:

I've already read an article about scammers calling people, pretending to be from the CDC, and asking for credit card #s to "reserve your COVID vaccine." I'm guessing it's particularly effective with older adults.

I’m gonna try it on my dad

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Oct 21, 2015




How the gently caress you activate an almond

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Oct 21, 2015




Does putting it up your butt activate it

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Oct 21, 2015




I don’t care that’s what I’m trying

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Oct 21, 2015




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Oct 21, 2015




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Oct 21, 2015




JacquelineDempsey posted:

Get your card or bank info?

You think people running something that would be less sophisticated than a Nigerian 419 scam are advertising on TBS?

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Oct 21, 2015




What makes anyone think a lawyer billing $500/hour instead of taking 33% of a settlement will always end up being cheaper?

I am not an expert but I'm pretty sure calling every contingency lawyer a "scam lawyer" is not accurate.

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




Last vehicle I bought I got from a dealership 6 hours away and had it shipped for $400 and it was great not having to deal with in person haggling and the finance guy trying to sell you every little stupid rear end add on. Next time I'll probably tell whoever I'm buying from that I'm 6 hours away even if I'm not and then I'll just show up to pick up the car.

Last car my wife bought we used Costco but it was because it was kind of a rare car and the dealer didn't really want to haggle on it much. You're not ever going to get hosed over using Costco but if it's a common car and you don't mind haggling you can frequently do better not using them. Whether it's worth the extra hassle depends on how much you value your time and what you're buying though, i.e. if I'm buying a 60,000 dollar truck 3% under invoice is worth a little more effort than 3% under invoice on a 17,000 dollar Hyundai.

bird with big dick
Oct 21, 2015




Pharmaskittle posted:

I usually like hearing about the inside details of how stuff like this works, so I'll do a quick Apple post.

One example of how Apple makes it more difficult to repair your own devices is the touchID, the fingerprint reader home button on all the phones up to I wanna say the 8. Let's say you've got a broken screen. You can buy a third party iphone screen no problem. BUT your home button is paired to your specific phone, so if it's also broken and needs to be replaced, you no longer have a working home button/fingerprint reader. You can put one on there for aesthetics and to keep dust out of the phone, but the only way to have it even function as a button is an inconvenient but admittedly pretty clever third party button that draws off the phone battery and works via Bluetooth connection with the phone. Very cool but not very practical. Anyway to be clear this voids any warranty or applecare your phone may have had, but that's not too onerous imo.

Here's the hoops you have to jump through. So the only way to get your home button/sensor working properly is to take your phone to an apple store or an apple authorized repair shop like the one I worked in. I take your phone to my bench, pull up a special Apple website, and punch in your phone's serial number. Then I pull a matching OEM Apple phone screen, with already attached home button and punch in the serial number for it. Once the repair is done, you still don't have a working home button until I hook the phone up to my computer with a special cable, Apple's servers see that the phone and screen serial numbers are the same ones I punched in earlier, and tells the phone to go ahead and pair with the button. gently caress, we're finally done!

So if you read all that bullshit, you can see that no amount of effort, money, or expertise would allow a normal person to restore their phone's full functionality without going through Apple or someone who went through and paid for Apple's certification process. Allegedly, this is to keep your phone super ultra secure so nobody can do any tricks to unlock your phone, but it's real convenient that it ensures there's no way to get around giving Apple money.

edit: oh also I have to send your old screen back to Apple within a few weeks or they will charge me the full price for it which depending on the model could be like $500. They NEVER want any OEM part or device unaccounted for. I haven't done this work in more than a year now, so to be fair any of this could be outdated, but I strongly doubt it

Paying for an out of warranty third party repair which you would only do if you didn’t have a warranty voids your warranty wow that’s real weird

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Oct 21, 2015




I'm in the middle of refinancing my house and two of the companies that I've gotten quotes from have their entire application system set up to look like a phishing scam. One of the companies uses a different company/software to collect their financial information, so you've been talking to and emailing frank.thomas@mortgagecompany.com and then out of the blue you get an email from efolder@companyyouveneverheardof.com saying that it's also from Frank Thomas and please click this link and give us all your financial information. It's totally bizarre.

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Oct 21, 2015




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Oct 21, 2015




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Oct 21, 2015




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Oct 21, 2015




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Oct 21, 2015




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Oct 21, 2015




Handen posted:

Can someone tell me about the scam that some guy on kijiji is trying to run on me?

Details:

I'm selling an old iMac on kijiji for $350. Someone ostensibly from Saskatoon (I'm in Alberta) messaged me and asked me to hold onto it, saying he'll be moving to my city in a few weeks, and in the initial message said he'll even pay $50 extra for the hassle of me holding onto it. No alarm bells are going off at this point.

Next message he says he wants to instruct "his people" to send a certified cheque for $400 to me this week. Okay... I'm still listening but his broken english and strange addition of some kind of agency in charge of the money are starting to make me question this transaction. Whatever, nobody else seems interested in it so I'll see where this goes. I reply with my work address and tell him to send away.

The next message was a huge loving wall of text to say that the person in charge of the money "accidentally" sent me a certified cheque for something like $3850, and he's now asking me to cash it, remove my portion, and then somehow transfer the rest of that money to the company in charge of his move from Saskatoon to Alberta in a few weeks. Oh and he'll even bump my portion up by $100 to an even $500.

At this point I'm 9000% sure this is a scam, but I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how it plays out from here if I keep agreeing to his continually increasing demands.

So what's the con here? I get a "certified cheque" for ~$4k, cash it, and what happens from there?

Edit: I just told a coworker about this and it turns out he had been contacted by the same number about a week ago, trying the exact same scam, in all the exact same copy+paste wording. He told him off, but I haven't yet. Now to turn this into a scamming the scammer situation. :q:

This is like the second oldest scam in the book how have you not heard of it

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