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Old 29 February 2008, 03:48 PM
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Comment: I have been contacted by a group that says that Iraqi money is being reconstituted and that because of this, I can purchase their money at current international rates and hold on to that money until the country becomes right side up. Once that happens, I will be a millionaire (based on how much I purchase) because their money will have multiplied in value.

Any truth here?
Oh, yeah, someone will get rich out of this. Unfortunately, shnookums, it isn't going to be you

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Old 29 February 2008, 09:28 PM
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Comment: RE 32 AA batteries within a 6-volt battery. I received this
video from a friend a few weeks ago, and finally got around to trying it
out. I bought a Duracel alkaline 6-volt battery Sunday, Feb 24, 2008, for
five and a half bucks. When I tore the thing open, I found 4 Duracel D
consumer batteries in a wired box with contacts for the poles and a false
floor to make up for the shorter length Ds to the graphite cells that used
to be in them. So there are usable batteries in a Duracell 6-volt, just
not AA batteries, and the cost was well more than the cost of a package of
4 D batteries, Duracell or any other brand. At least now I know, When I
told another friend about it, he sent me the link to your web site, which
I also did not know about. All in all, it was worth the excess cost of
the batteries.
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Old 25 March 2008, 01:49 AM
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Comment: I dialed *77 in my area. St. Charles, MO and *77 connected me to
an automated "IL State Police" which really ended up being a scam and
opened my cell phone # up to inmates and they used the number with in just
a few hours to connect to the inter net and a 35$ charge appeared on our
line. I had to have the number changed. I would advise people not to dial
*77 or * anything... 911 is safest.
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Old 25 March 2008, 10:56 PM
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911 is safest.
It took a scam for you to realize this? Unless I had recently been inducted into the Stonecutters, I'd never try to call some sort of "secret" 911.
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Old 30 March 2008, 11:37 PM
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Comment: To Whom It May Concern:
Good Morning! How are you? I am have just recently have been scammed, how
do I go about filing a complaint against the individual who lied to me?
What steps do I have to take and will it cost me any money?
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Old 22 April 2008, 03:58 AM
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Comment: I have recently been a victim of a bank fraud where someone in
the UK used my old email address to get into my bank account and ordered
and paid for several items that overdrew my account. Does this happen
often?
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Old 03 May 2008, 11:31 PM
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Comment: I was wondering if you can help me with something. I recently saw an ad in
CraigsList for a House for rent ( huge 6bdrm million $$ home). I spoke
with 2 men about it and was told the owner is only home 1-2x a month and
if I would just keep the place clean and occupied there was no charge to
me at all. I was also told this man routenly purchases multi million
dollar homes and just rents them out for under fair market value "just
cause".Being a single mom w/2 kids it would be devastating to relocate to
Crownpoint, IN and find out I got scammed, how do I find out if this i the
"real deal"
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Old 05 May 2008, 08:45 AM
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Comment: I was wondering about this site that sells "dehydrated water"
Some think its a joke, that it comes in empty capsules and others believe
it is true..... I was wondering who is right. I"m hesitant to order the
free sample...
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Old 05 May 2008, 07:06 PM
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Comment: I was wondering about this site that sells "dehydrated water" Some think its a joke, that it comes in empty capsules and others believe it is true..... I was wondering who is right. I"m hesitant to order the free sample...
You know, Snopes, we really do need a "beating head against wall" smiley just for posts like this.

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Old 22 May 2008, 05:06 PM
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Comment: I am the stupid one here I am sure, vulnerable, but this man,
whoever he really is, is not Alan Miller. I was carried out of Amscot
by the Hillsborough County Police 5/17/08, just this past Saturday, for
counterfit money orders, good ones I might add too. This man is in
Nigeria, I know this because I have western unioned him money before the
checks arrived at my door, and he got it. He started talking to me back in
April, very good interpersonal skills, never brought up money until this
last week. He told me at the beginning he was in Kenya, working as a
building contractor, and last week he said he lost his job there and was
robbed and wanted to come home, and ask me to help him, he was starving,
so I sent at his request $50, then he said he had some moneyorders he took
over there with him, but couldnt use them over there since they were
undeveloped over there and wouldnt take them, he ask to send them to me,
me cash them, and wire him his money. There were 3 moneyorders, $850 a
peice, as I said, when I went to cash them, the police got me for
counterfit, luckily I had enough proof I did not know they werent real.
This man is upset with me now because I wont send him more money, and also
if he was trying to come home, he wouldnt still be over there? The police
said he is a scam artist from Nigeria, I hate to think he is doing others
like this, it hurts, I thought he was descent... I hope
theres some kind of protection for me not having this man pose as himself
or anyone else asking to have my account canceled over this, my story is
verifyable.
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Old 22 May 2008, 06:29 PM
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Comment: I was carried out of Amscot by the Hillsborough County Police 5/17/08, just this past Saturday, for counterfit money orders, good ones I might add too.
Um, no, if they were counterfit (or even counterfeit) they weren't good.

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Old 23 May 2008, 10:20 PM
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This man is upset with me now because I wont send him more money
He's upset with you? Why aren't you upset with him? And why do you still have contact with him?
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Old 29 May 2008, 06:51 PM
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Comment: I was recently scammed by a company out in Canada. Is there
anyway to get the money back??? I just can"t beleive there is nothing that
can be done. i'll tke any advice.
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Old 29 May 2008, 07:15 PM
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i'll tke any advice.
Here's a tip:

Blame Canada!
Blame Canada!
It seems that everything's gone wrong
Since Canada came along
Blame Canada!

Blame Canada!
(They're not even a real country anyway.)
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Old 29 May 2008, 08:13 PM
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Comment: Hello. I am writing concerning a scam. Davison Inventions
scammed me, I have an idea for a product and the promised me they would
take care of it. I paid the good monies and then they dropped me, could
not hear from them. Now I hear they are in a law suit for these scams. I
would like to know how to find out what to do and where to find the
lawyers.
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Old 06 June 2008, 07:50 PM
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Comment: We saw a 2-br "home" for rent in Oahu, Hawaii for $1,000 on
Craig's List. Since we've been looking to lower our monthly mortgage
payments we were only too eager to contact the owner via e-mail. The very
next day we received a response from a couple who are already in Nigeria,
West Africa doing missionary work there. But he gave us the address to
his house. He also told us that he was looking for someone to manage or
rent the house before they left but couldn't so he took the documents &
keys with him to West Africa. He said that they went on this mission on
faith that God will send someone who will take good care of the property
for them.

As we drove down to the place, we found out that the "house" was actually
part of a six-unit townhouse. So we e-mailed the couple again to get more
details tell them more about ourselves. We told them that we were looking
to move in on July 1st. My husband sent this e-mail at about midnight PST
and the very next morning, we received a response again. He told us that
they have decided to rent the property to us and to send them $1,000 and
they will send us the keys and documents straight away, and that as for
the questions we had, we could call them.

So I called them in West Africa and spoke to Mr. Allen. I asked for the
exact address because it was part of a unit. He said "It's unit #2". He
did even mention anything about the fact that there was a building code on
there (each separate building had different codes). This made me more
suspicious. I pressed him for the mailing address of the unit, which he
called now an apartment, no longer a house - he kept insisting that it's
the same address that he had already given me from his previous e-mail.
And he said that there is someone living there right now but will be
moving out on July 4th. I asked to see the place and if he could contact
his tenant. But he said that the tenant was not happy about having so
many people coming in to see the house and that they only ones he will
send there from now on are those with the documents. And, of course, we
couldn't have the documents unless we sent him the $1,000 first.

I asked him what church he was affiliated with, he said the "Anglican
Church". I said, "in Hawaii"? He said "No, in Florida". I asked, "So,
did you live in Hawaii"? He said, "Yes, for three months". He said that
he was able to purchase this property from the previous owner in three
months time but he was not able to transfert all the documents into his
name yet and that he will be doing that very soon. This just raised so
many red flags for me!!!

Has anyone gone through this yet? Does anyone have any suggestions,
advise for me?
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Old 19 July 2008, 03:20 AM
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Comment: Sirs: I have been trying to find out the validity of Gifting on
the Internet. I think I have ben scammed but I cannot find out anything on
your site. It is very confusing.Soul of Wealth is supposed to be the name
of the outfit. Please help me.
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Old 05 August 2008, 08:29 PM
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Comment: On 7/23/08 I placed an order online for a Nintendo Wii for $19.99 using my
bank card, yes it did sound too good to be true, but looked lagitamate so
thought I would try. I never received the product, my card was never
charged but I did receive an email on 7/30/08 asking me to validate my
personal information "ONLINE SECURITY UPDATE" supposedly from my bank. I
called your customer service number and they said Wamu would not send that
type of email.
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Old 05 August 2008, 08:57 PM
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Comment: On 7/23/08 I placed an order online for a Nintendo Wii for $19.99 using mybank card, yes it did sound too good to be true, but looked lagitamate so thought I would try. I never received the product, my card was nevercharged but I did receive an email on 7/30/08 asking me to validate mypersonal information "ONLINE SECURITY UPDATE" supposedly from my bank. I called your customer service number and they said Wamu would not send that type of email.
There is some hope, just not much hope.

Ali "oops" Infree
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Old 07 August 2008, 04:57 AM
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Comment: I received a letter from Dick Holman stating that I can make over
$800,000 dollars if I follow the instructions on the letter. I googled
his name and Oprah and 20/20 said it was legitimate and found it on the
below link:

http://megamoneysystems.com/

I tried to get some info from you website but couldn't locate it.

Please let me know if this is really legitimate and safe to try..........
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