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CAUTION - Active Scam Attempt on W&W Classifieds



 
 
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Old September 21st 20, 07:46 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Guy Byars[_5_]
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On Monday, September 21, 2020 at 1:26:01 PM UTC-4, mike maskell wrote:
He has also contacted me regarding our glider for sale. Suspecting it was a scam by the content of the message I played along giving him a bogus snail mail address to send the check, which was going to be certified for $15K more than our asking price. A couple of days later I let him know that we had a small snag while flying the glider. Told him the modulator valve had failed and that we could put in a replacement valve for no charge but if he wanted the updated valve that allowed him to interface with his flux capacitor more easily it would be $300. He said he was going to check with his client and then let me know. I am still waiting.


I think all the scammers are wise to the "flux capacitor" ruse.

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Old September 21st 20, 09:29 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
Eric Greenwell[_4_]
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Default CAUTION - Active Scam Attempt on W&W Classifieds

Guy Byars wrote on 9/21/2020 11:46 AM:
On Monday, September 21, 2020 at 1:26:01 PM UTC-4, mike maskell wrote:
He has also contacted me regarding our glider for sale. Suspecting it was a scam by the content of the message I played along giving him a bogus snail mail address to send the check, which was going to be certified for $15K more than our asking price. A couple of days later I let him know that we had a small snag while flying the glider. Told him the modulator valve had failed and that we could put in a replacement valve for no charge but if he wanted the updated valve that allowed him to interface with his flux capacitor more easily it would be $300. He said he was going to check with his client and then let me know. I am still waiting.


I think all the scammers are wise to the "flux capacitor" ruse.

NOBODY would believe it was only $300!

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Old September 26th 20, 05:25 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
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My game is to scam the scammers. I play along and they always send a huge check by usps priority that I add to my collection. I tease them or play stupid to waste their time. I have over 20 fake checks in my collection. I figure it costs then some $ to send me the check so why not.
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Old September 26th 20, 05:58 PM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
James Metcalfe
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At 16:25 26 September 2020, John wrote:
My game is to scam the scammers. I play along and they
always send a huge check by usps priority that I add to
my collection. I tease them or play stupid to waste their time.
I have over 20 fake checks in my collection. I figure
it costs then some $ to send me the check so why not.
John


Excellent, if bold!
I occasionally play that game with telephone scammers (UK).
On one occasion I kept the woman on the 'phone for 14mins,
until I could no longer suppress my mirth. I used an assumed
querulous voice, and typed everything she told me (but only
Enter when she finally twigged that I hadn't) - but into Notepad
rather than at a Command prompt (Mac users: YMMV).

Amazing how furious she was when I reverted to normal
voice, and she realised that *she* was the dupe!

Solidarity comrades: fight back!
J.

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Old September 27th 20, 05:29 AM posted to rec.aviation.soaring
John Foster
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Default e: CAUTION - Active Scam Attempt on W&W Classifieds

On Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 11:00:07 AM UTC-6, wrote:
At 16:25 26 September 2020, John wrote:
My game is to scam the scammers. I play along and they
always send a huge check by usps priority that I add to
my collection. I tease them or play stupid to waste their time.
I have over 20 fake checks in my collection. I figure
it costs then some $ to send me the check so why not.
John

Excellent, if bold!
I occasionally play that game with telephone scammers (UK).
On one occasion I kept the woman on the 'phone for 14mins,
until I could no longer suppress my mirth. I used an assumed
querulous voice, and typed everything she told me (but only
Enter when she finally twigged that I hadn't) - but into Notepad
rather than at a Command prompt (Mac users: YMMV).

Amazing how furious she was when I reverted to normal
voice, and she realised that *she* was the dupe!

Solidarity comrades: fight back!
J.

I once had a scammer on the phone for 2 1/2 hrs (the "your social security number has been suspended due to fraudulent activity" scam). Some guy with a really thick Indian accent, posing as an agent with a very western name, no doubt calling from a call center in India.
 




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