: Other Scams, Targeting Seniors, and a Guradian Angel



c5 rv
07-21-05, 11:59 AM
Keep an eye on your older family members and neighbors. There aren't enough people like Cab Man around:

http://www.lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050721/COLUMNISTS09/507210339/1016/news

Boombotz
07-21-05, 12:26 PM
Wouldn't be nice if there were more people in the world like that.

powerglide
07-21-05, 12:46 PM
check out this creep.....I have been getting a bunch of mails just like this ever since I put a car up for sale on craigslist:

> On 7/17/05, danny dash <dannydash0001@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for the mail,
> > i really appreciate your responces towards my interest in buying
> > your {1997 Volvo 850 R <----VERY RARE - $7900} am pleased with the price and
> > condition...Meanwhile,i will be travelling out of country base on business
> > trips and will be back in two weeks time.However, concerning the payment and
> > shipping arrangement of the item...My business partner wants to pay me sum
> > money worth $11,800.. via a certisfied Money order check in U.S funds,
> > drawn from United State banks tagge on your name... since am not arround i
> > will instruct him to issue the check in your name and Address provided to
> > me...
> > However,immediately you received the check from my business partner,you
> > will have to get it cash in your own banks or any banks very close to
> > area....All because learn`nt that it take 24 to 48 hours certisfied check
> > to get cashed up in any U.S banks.Moreso, as soon as you get the check
> > cashed up you will deducted your own share of buying from you and remit
> > the exces! s funds to my {PERSONAL ASSISTANT INFORMATION or MY SHIPPING
> > AGENT DATA`S PROVIDE}for you ..{VIA WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER or MONEY
> > GRAM} which ever way that pleases you, inorder for the shipping arrangement
> > to commences at your End.....
> > If this arrangement is okay and sound plesant to you , please do not
> > hesitate to get back to me with your contact details such as {Name to be
> > issued on check, your full contact Address, City, State, Zipcode and both
> > your home and cell number} inwhich i can reach you on for any information i
> > want to get across to you..Above all i will want us to deal in utmost faith
> > all because {BUSINESS IS ALL ABOUT TRUST}if you have any question please do
> > ask,I look forward to your soonest reply.......
> > Best Wishes.....
> >

Kev
07-21-05, 01:19 PM
Keep an eye on your older family members and neighbors. There aren't enough people like Cab Man around:

http://www.lsj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050721/COLUMNISTS09/507210339/1016/newsGood story, thanks for sharing it!

addison_ii
07-21-05, 08:11 PM
That was a very Good Samaritan thing for him to do. It goes to show some people still care about others enough to help.