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Old 21 November 2012, 02:22 AM
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Is it just me or does the name Dr. Ignatius Piazza sound more like the name of a villain from a cheesy 80's cartoon?
Auburn "First Thanksgiving, Tomorrow the WORLLLDD HAA HAA HAA" Red
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Old 11 December 2012, 06:06 AM
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Comment: If you are familiar with the term "bait and switch" or would like
a perfect example or education of it then buy a coupon from
restaurant.com. I did!
Not at all as described-not even close.When I called for a refund
within 10min after they charged( I paid through paypal) and was instantly
offered a $100.00 coupon,it was like the rep had a script! I refused it by
stating the last thing I wanted to do was continue doing business with a
company whose first transaction was fraudulent!
Currently involved in a PayPal dispute after Restaurant.com responded
with they do not refund fees!!
Paypal has already decided I was delt with fraudulently,however my
money has yet to be refunded.
STAY AWAY!!
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Old 15 January 2013, 11:11 PM
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Comment: I was scammed $418 in 2011 by EPROTECTIONZ, a company stating it
represented Windows and that my computer would crash within the hour if I
was unprotected.Later I felt absolutely rediculous and ashamed of myself
for falling for this. Starting in Dec. 2012 I have received calls from
this company stating it was going out of business and wanted to give my
money back. All I had to do was give them control of my computer and my
bank routing info and the money would be deposited in my account. I have
received at least 8 of these calls (the person has a different name but an
Asian Indian/Turkey/Pakistani accent) and I have repeatedly either hung up
or request them not to call again. They have called as often as three
times in one day. The individual is insistent that the issue is real and
that I have a problem with trust and infer strongly that I am stupid. I
cannot read my caller ID and I always answer the phone if I am able. They
have asked for my home address stating that an individual will come to my
home to hand me the check. The last two calls I have hung up as soon as I
hear the voice. Please email instructions to me on what to do.
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Old 08 February 2013, 09:23 PM
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Comment: Recently my computer was hacked. I was told that I should change
my aol password. By doing this it will keep the hackers from getting
into my address book. I found a link on Aol to change my password. When
I called the number I was connected to some place in India. They told me
that they could change my password and also clean up a lot unneeded
programs that run in the back ground. The cost was $269.99 for two years.
The company is called Techsquadus Technologies. I would like to know if
this is another scam. They have my bank account information, routing
number and check account number. Please let me know what I should do as I
am on a very limited income and can't afford to be in a bad place.
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Old 09 February 2013, 02:11 AM
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Please let me know what I should do as I
am on a very limited income and can't afford to be in a bad place.
It may be a little too late...
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Old 12 February 2013, 02:19 AM
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Comment: myfeeplan.com, they are deducting 19.95 a month from my
account...I never signed up for it and can't find them to call.
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Old 11 April 2013, 08:39 PM
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Comment: This is a messge that I received:

Hey here's the steps on how you can flip 500$ to $5,000 ,

Step 1. Go to a 711 or CVS and put 500$ on a Moneypak once you have the
500$ on the Moneypak

Step 2. Text me. (301)-200-7566

Step 3. I will than ask you to send the Moneypak Confirmation # and the
Moneypak Receipt Info

Step 4. I will credit a Zero Behind the 500$ balance which will generate
your balance to $5,000 less than 60 seconds

Finale step I will meet you to collect 20% out the $5,000.
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Old 06 May 2013, 07:36 PM
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Comment: My mom meet a man on singles website. He told her he was from
Germany, living in NC and was working in Philippine's as engineer and was
getting paid on a card that he could not cash until he got home to US and
needed money to get home. Needs more money because passport expired,
could not get pass London, problems with entering there, could not enter
US, don't remember the problem. My father died in 2004 and this has been
going on since 2011. I know it is a scam but my mother thinks she is
going to meet Donald XXXXXXX one day and he will pay her back. She has
sent him over $40,000. She sends the money Western Union, Wal-Mart, etc.,
anywhere she can. Now he is in Africa. Still problems. We, the
children, have talked to her about being a scam and she does not believe
it. He tells her he loves her and next line in conversation is asking for
money. Is there anyway you could send her a message about being scammed?
I don't want her to know we sent this message.
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Old 08 May 2013, 06:32 AM
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A man named Donald is never ever born in Germany (not to German parents, at last). The named Donald is so strongly associated with the Disney Duck that it would be like naming your child Mickey Mouse.
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Old 09 July 2013, 05:56 AM
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Comment: This man claims to be an agent traveling in Nigeria, he says he
was arrested for trafficking and the police took his items (money,
passport, identification) and he needed money to bail him out for fees and
to get a plane ticket. Long story short like an idiot I belie1ved him and
sent him the money, everyday it is a new dramatic turn and he needs more
money. He'll start slow $200.00 $500.00, $1,000.00. Im so upset that I
didnt see the signs in the beginning and now I am out of $3,000.00. There
are scam reports all over the Internet about this guy, please whatever u
do DO NOT associate yourself with him. Do NOT put yourself in a bad
finical situation like i did, just know that the story about him being
arrested is false and it could never happen with laws for american
travelers , and ecsepcially for him to have a lawyer he would have been
back to the U.S. To my knowledge he has been stuck over there pretty much
this whole year , not possible ! Just pay attention to ALL signs . And
REAEARCH before you send ANYTHING !
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Old 29 July 2013, 08:07 PM
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Comment: My sister has been contacted by a man who uses a fake picture on
his face book (first warning sign). She contacted him through Christian
Mingles. He told her lots of wonderful things, love, new house, etc.,
live in Colorado. He plans to come and meet her. The set it up. When it
is time for him to fly to her state, he has a problem. His son needed
surgery in a foreign country and now he can't get back, they took his
passport all his money is here in the states. He continues to write her
Bible verses about love. He continually asks her why she can't help buy
him a ticket and it goes on and on. My sister just lost her husband in
Sep and is not in the right frame of mind. I need to find out if this is
a scam, my gut and brain tell me it is.
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Old 23 August 2013, 12:00 AM
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Comment: I have just been approached via email by a man whose friendship I
had accepted a few days before. He claimed to be a widower with a young
daughter, and immediately began pressuring me to marry him to bring up
'our' daughter. I repeatedly told him that I had no desire to remarry,
and reminded him that it was his daughter not mine at all.
Then he wrote to me telling he that he and his daughter had travelled to
Africa and that they were on their way to visit me in Australia, he even
attached details of an airfare supposedly booked for both he and his
daughter. Once again I reminded him that ours was a friendship only, and
expressed concern that he was using his daughter in an attempt to force me
into marriage.
The next email told me not to worry but he and his daughter had been
robbed outside the hotel they were staying at and that his daughter had
been shot in the leg, and that despite being taken to hospital, doctors
were refusing to treat her until he paid a large sum of money (over $1000
USD), that he could not access his own money because of some problem at
the bank. I pointed out that he had just bought an airline ticket, so why
not cash that in, or contact his consulate. He persisted claiming the
consulate was not available and repeating that he couldn't get a refund on
his ticket. In the meantime I had checked with the airline which he'd
supposedly bought tickets for he and his daughter to find, as I expected,
that no such ticket had been issued, and that there was no problem with
getting tickets refunded particularly in medical emergency.
The man sent me another email supposedly desperate, his daughter was
seriously ill and he now needed even more money, I told him I was a
pensioner and had no money, he then began using my Faith against me,
claiming that I wasn't being a good Christian, that he would pay me back
when he reached Australia, begging me to send him my pension and assuring
me he would pay me back.
I then ended contact with him, after refusing again to send money, telling
him that the airline from which he'd purchased his ticket had no problem
refunding his money, and that the consulate was able to be reached by the
same means he was using to write begging letters to me, ie email.

Please let others know of this scam, he was using the name Moris Morgan,
claims to be an Italian American (but his story is inconsistent), has been
widowed for 8 years and has a 5 year old daughter...hmmmmmmmm. Oh and
he's also working as a contractor on oil rigs.
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Old 15 October 2013, 10:47 PM
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Comment: I received an e-mail presumably by 'What's Up' informing me that
I had a recorded message. I clicked on 'Play and instead of hearing the
message, I get another window asking me whether I want to download it and,
if I did, I would have to choose to 'run'. I clicked on 'run' and then I
suddenly get a pop-up message which tells me: 'Warning! Infected file
detected'. This warning will not disappear until I buy its recommended
antivirus which is called: 'Antivirus Security Pro'. What should I do? I
CANNOT access my browser, inbox, or any of my websites.
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Old 09 January 2014, 07:25 PM
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Comment: I payed for a walmart card and never recieved it
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Old 18 January 2014, 09:14 PM
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I read that as "I prayed for a Walmart card and never received it."

God has better things to do than send people on shopping sprees, I guess.
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Referred by: http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/rainbowroses.asp

Comment: RAINBOW ROSES

Hi,

I was looking at something online and in the process I ran across a photo
of Rainbow Roses! WOW! How pretty! So I thought I would take a peek! Lo
and behold! They were selling SEEDS to GROW Rainbow Roses! I thought well,
why not! "They" seem to be able to do everything else these days! But upon
reading the right up about how to grow them, it seem it was written in
another language and then translated using software and it made the
translation not make a lot of sense. So I decided to Google the flower and
see if there was anything different about how to grow them from other
roses. WHICH is where I stumbled across YOUR article about Rainbow Roses!
I looked and saw that your article is 4 years old. Well, A LOT can
change/happen in our world in 4 years now a days. So, with that in mind,
I'm sending you the link to look at. I will tell you that they are being
sold on Etsy.com. I have done business with NUMEROUS other sellers on Etsy
over the years, and of all the things that I've learned about Etsy, is
THEY DON'T PUT UP WITH MUCH OF ANYTHING!!! They are supposedly REALLY
strict! So, if this is a "scam" I truly don't see how they are getting
away with it. Because folks would be complaining left and right!
So,....with all that said, here's the link:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1846840...FWgF7AodkW8A0A

Please feel free to contact me for any reason. You may use my email
address or you may call me. Either way, I truly look forward to hearing
back from you. Because if this is for real....I'm going to buy some!
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Old 31 May 2014, 12:55 AM
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Comment: Hello , to whom it may concern . I'd really appreciate Snopes to
investigate GLOBALLSHARE.COM . I signed on as an affiliate marketer for
this new on line social site . all I had to do was log in once a day and
recruit new members . in return I'd be given a free share of company stock
for doing so . well o started late October early November . did pretty
well recruiting and logging in every day . worked hard and long to achieve
what I did . Well my account was terminated just 13 days before they were
to stop giving out the daily shares . I got no notice ,no warning my
account was even in jeopardy . it the globallshares terms of service it
sates I can appeal my termination , which I have done so every day since
termination . But they do not respond . I believe this is a scam from the
get go , that they just do not want to pay . I did work on there behalf
did everything I was required to , I should be paid what I have legally
earned as services rendered for my time and efforts , terminated or not .
but now I cant even get them to respond , reply to there own support .
here is what I have earned and believe I am entitled to terminated or not
for my services rendered
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Old 20 March 2016, 01:30 PM
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Quote:
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Comment: Please tell me if John Beck is a scam artist...my husband and I
paid 6,500.00 plus last night to join his team and we have since read 999
complaints online about this company. Have we been duped? Please advise
ASAP as if it is a scam we want to notify our credit card companies
immediately!.
I know this is years old but this guy is finally caught....IF they can find him. He's missing. Go figure.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl...al-6828027.php
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