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2012Coleman

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Posted: 09/08/17 05:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I love getting these calls - when Microsoft, I first tell them to put the caps lock on, then I spell out kiss my - you know what. Sometimes they get it, sometimes they don't. When they tell me I'll be arrested, I say great - I'll be waiting on my front porch with my hands behind my back. It can be loads of fun!


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Posted: 09/10/17 03:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My wife got a E mail saying that two metal boxes containing $800,000 US was being held at US customs at the port of Texas , they will forward the boxes , all she has to do is pay $480 for customs and $ 85 for freight . I wonder if they will accept a check from Dave54 Nigerian check account . What about it Dave , I am good for it , I will pay ya back !

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Posted: 09/10/17 09:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I received several calls from a area code and numbers from a nearby city. Only the last two digits changed for each call. After answering and saying I wasn't interested and was told I was now on their do not call list. A couple calls later I finally had enough and when the scammer started talking I blew my police whistle loud and long. No calls since.


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Posted: 09/11/17 01:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are some new ones that I have gotten that are more deceptive. I just ordered something from Amazon and a few days later I get an Email saying my order was canceled call this number or click here. Two days later my order came in I get another email saying the same thing. How did they even know I ordered something from Amazon? I ordered another part for the MH from Ebay and got a similar email. The other ones I have gotten were free $50 gift cards from Walmart and other companies with an egg with $50 click here. I also get notices from Fedex saying we have a package that we could not deliver for you then a final notice one comes the following week.

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Posted: 09/11/17 05:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They don't know you ordered anything from Amazon, they were just playing the odds. I get them for Amazon, Ebay, Walmart, and several others even though I've ordered nothing from any of them. They're just working the system.


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