RE: [DML] Hello !!
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RE: [DML] Hello !!

Sadly, a friend’s father was recently scammed.  He is elderly, and they really knew how to play upon him.


The phone rang, it was a boy on the line.  “Grampa?  It’s me, your Grandson”.  “Hi Bobby, How are you?


“Not well, I got into some trouble and I’m at the courthouse.  The Lawyer here says he needs $1500 immediately or else I will go to Jail!”  


“Can you send the money?  Please don’t tell dad, I’ll get in real trouble!”


Long story short, he talked to the “lawyer” on the phone, and was instructed to proceed to Walgreens to buy 3 $500 MoneyPaks, and they would call him back to get the numbers.


He went to Walgreens, where interestingly, the manager would only sell him 1 Moneypak (They suspect the manager suspected he was getting scammed)


He went to another Walgreens, and got the other 2.


Eventually “Bobby” called back and he gave the MoneyPak numbers to the “Lawyer”.  


He is in his 80’s, and lives alone (his choice).  He truly thought he was talking to his grandson, they knew exactly how to play him.


So, of course his sons’ are now closely watching everything from mail to checking acct’s , credit cards, etc. Sure, he is embarrassed.  Thankfully $1500 is literally pocket change, so this becomes a life lesson for him and the family.


These scams work because they have gotten good at it. 




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Sent: Friday, November 21, 2014 12:45 PM
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Subject: Re: [DML] Hello !!



That's a scam ??!!!  Good thing I used the FBI/CIA money transfer service.  FBI inside the us, CIA outside the US.

897 ... tucked away for the season

'Tom' dmctom@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmctom@xxxxxxxxx>  [dmcnews] wrote , ----On 11/21/2014 11:29 AM ---------------------------:


The really sad part of this story is the fact that so many people still fall for stupid scams like this one or the ones that promise millions of dollars... greed clouds their judgment. 





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Subject: Re: [DML] Hello !!


Fortunately for Mr. Roecker, we are all friend here.  Mr. Roecker, if you needs are this great, I am sure that each of us could loan the asked for amount, no questions asked.




On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 9:37 AM, robert parker roberthparker@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:roberthparker@xxxxxxxxxxx>  [dmcnews] <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > wrote:


Well, now, THIS is interesting!    :-o      Robert   VIN 6924

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> Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:13:59 +0100
> Subject: [DML] Hello !!
> How are you doing. I hope all is well with you and family. I'm in a very tight mess right now and I'm very sorry for involving you in my present issue but I was left with no choice but to contact you. I would have called you but my phone keeps showing No signal here due to bad network...
> I took a urgent visit to Portugal to see my sick cousin who is suffering from Kidney disease and must undergo Kidney transplant to save her life. The news of her illness arrived to me as an emergency,she's going through a lot of pain at the moment and she needs family support to keep her going. The doctors have advised that it is necessary that the tumor is operated soon to avoid any complications. I hope you understand my plight and pardon me.I need a loan of $1,150 from you and I'll refund you at my return. I will really appreciate whatever amount you can come up with,if not all get back to me. I'll advise on how to transfer it. 
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