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It was about Identity fraud.

Some of these people who fell for the scams had to have some idea they were being scammed right. I mean come on.
 
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it has been my observation in my 38 yrs on this planet, that there are some really stupid people out there
 

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I saw it and was really surprised at how fast people's phony credit cards were zipped around the world.

And women who consider marrying a guy they only met online?? ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
 

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I didn't watch dateline last night. SU did though. But to answer your question, there are massive numbers of gullible people. I forget the numbers, but I was shocked at the amount of people who fell for the Nigerian,distant relative killed, sole heir, scams that flood peoples e-mail accounts. One woman interviewed, had sent 75 K in "legal" fees to claim the fortune of some rich relative she didn't know she had.
 
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dweck said:
I saw it and was really surprised at how fast people's phony credit cards were zipped around the world.

And women who consider marrying a guy they only met online?? ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
What about the guy who was scammed 40k. He was engaged to that porn star looking lady in the picture. He was worried when told it was a scam that his WIFE would get mad. Un yeah, Your married and engaged and lost 40k.
 
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My wife got caught in an identy fraud scam. Paypal sent this professional looking email saying stuff in her profile needed to be updated. She logged on and they had her information. For someone who doesn't spend much information online other than just checking email it can be difficult to tell the difference in these sites.
 
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Very true deific, We have an online store on ebay. We get scam emails from both ebay and paypal a few times a day.
 
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I felt really bad for her, we were engaged at the time and she felt really stupid it happened. I was disturbed when I talked to the police they said they couldn't do anything ebcause it was out of their juristiction. Who handles stuff like that?
 

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I got one of the lamest attempts at identity fraud I've ever seen the other. Someone sent me a letter and a grant deed asking me to sign my house over to myself, and then sign at the bottom and PROVIDE MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. It then directed me to call a number to find out where to send it. (There was no return address on the envelope.) The title company's name on the form was NOT the title company we used for our purchase. I called that company and they told me to send copies of everything to their legal department. I'll also send it to the state attorney general if they decide to pursue action against them.

I thought it was a pretty lame attempt, but given the number of things you are asked to sign when you buy a house (which few people even bother reading), I bet some people would fall for it.

ETA: To answer deific's question, interstate and mail fraud is federal. You would contact the attorney general. If it's inside the state, it would be the state attorney general. At least that's my understanding from looking into my own situation.
 
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Not sure. But she should have been covered if they took any money out of her account. But I would have worried about what info they got from paypal account. I know its has bank info and other personal info in there.

Just a quick story. My ex best friend and another no longer friend were mad at me. Now I was 18, they were 28. So they went into my purse and stole my credit cards and ID. They left the cash the was wrapped around the credit cards. I didn't know until I went grocery shopping and was declined. When I called the bank they told me where the card had been used. It was a small corner store and I knew the owners. I went there and asked who just spent 100 dollars here. They told me my best friend has just bought 100 were of blunts and cigs. I was so mad I headed over to her house. But was stoppped a few houses away by my than boyfriend. I called police and waited till the next day while we were at work.

I had to sit in front of her all day. She knew what had happened and even told me she hopes I figure out who it was. Long story short. I had her arrested in the office in front of all our friends and co workers. When they searched her she had my id in her pocket. Crazy thing is the dumb woman even signed her own name to my credit card recpt.

It took me a long time to get all the money back. She went to 10 stores. Filled up on gas, let other people fill up as well. Crazy.
 

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Mybabymambo said:
It was about Identity fraud.

Some of these people who fell for the scams had to have some idea they were being scammed right. I mean come on.
Oh trust me Amanda, there are people out there that are completely and totally stupid, dense, gullible, naive, stupid and stupid out there. I see probably 3 a week in my office. They do exist... So much so that some days, I have to wonder what the heck is going on in the World today.........
 

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dweck said:
I saw it and was really surprised at how fast people's phony credit cards were zipped around the world.

And women who consider marrying a guy they only met online?? ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
*snort*... Hey, if that's the only thing you have going for ya.... why not? :laugh:
 
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