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Old 02-05-2016, 04:32 PM   #11
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Well I just received an email informing me that my long-lost uncle in Nigeria died in a tragic car accident. Gonna need a big shipment of wine for the funeral...

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Old 02-05-2016, 06:17 PM   #12
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Sorry Can't help myself some times...

Please don't send me to the corner... It has been abandoned for quite some time and it is very dusty in there!!
Well someone needs to clean up that corner and you seem to be asking for it!

Here is what I have done!

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Old 02-05-2016, 07:06 PM   #13
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Well someone needs to clean up that corner and you seem to be asking for it!

Wow... I started cleaning and found an old, dusty bottle. The label says runningwolf 2011...
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I feel sorry for the millions of older (and sometimes not so old) people that just aren't computer savvy enough to know what is a scam or not. There seem to be unlimited number of scammers out there just looking for victims. To be honest I had to lookup the Cotonou Republic of Benin since I have never heard of it. Mike checked it for scams. How many of those older folks would know how to do that. I guess there will always be others that want to get rich the easy way.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:16 PM   #15
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I had no idea we actually have an embassy there until today!

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Old 07-13-2017, 10:31 AM   #16
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I get about two of these a week and have for months now. They want to make a large order for my product and pay by credit card. They insist on using their own shipper who will come and pick up the product. I add them to the block sender list every time and yet continue to get these. The last one didn't mention they use their own shipper so it was a bit different on 2/2/2016 and the subject was "interested in buying your wine" and here is the body of it
Dear sir

We got your mail and address from our search for reliable supplier of quality product like yours on the internet.We are interested in buying from you in large quantities kindly give us offer pricelist for our study and we discus other terms in the proccess Hoping to hear from you soon

Daniel Elvis
Goodan Investment co.. Ltd
Carre/ 800 near Central Bank -
Cotonou Republic of Benin
E-mail ;

Many different scams out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I got the same message. I replied, and now Daniel Elvis is asking me to send him a lot of wine samples.

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Old 07-13-2017, 09:07 PM   #17
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The amazing part is I get similar emails at work, for "your product" and I work for an electric utility! Have to wonder who that works on.

However, Fiji, ask them if they'll pay for me to deliver the Welches personally. I'll make the time!
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Old 07-25-2017, 11:27 AM   #18
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Not only do many older folks fall for this type of scam, the most common way for a company to get compromised is via email.
Never open an attachment without knowing the sender and/or verifying with the sender what the attachment is. Even then always right click on an attachment to see what file type it is before opening. If they are sending an invoice and it is not a .doc or .pdf or .xls, do not open it. Never open a .exe .vbs .bat .com based attachment.
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