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Found this in my email this morning:

Edward Aycock edaycock at hotmail.com

5:53 AM (1 hour ago)

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I know this is very sudden and a lot to ask for but i am in a serious fix and in need of your help. I made a quick trip to Cyprus a few days ago and just last night my bag containing my phone, money and some personal stuff got stolen. My bank card is missing and I can't access the ATM as planned. I contacted the bank to report the theft but It would take 3-5 working days to retrieve my Debit and credit cards. Please can I get a loan for $2800 to cover my expenses? You'll have it as soon as I get home next week. Please let me know if you can help so I tell you how to get it across to me...


Thanks


EDWARD S. AYCOCK, DVM
LEWISVILLE NORTH ANIMAL CLINIC
121 DEGAN AVENUE
LEWISVILLE, TEXAS 75057
Of course, I emailed right back and suggested he try to stay out of jail this time. I also suggested he could get a job with the local vet administrating to the ills of the local jack asses and see if he could earn his way back.

How can these scammers profit from this? Fake hotmail? and later a fake Western Union address? Does anyone ever fall for things like this?
 

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Howard - DON"T FALL FOR THIS SCAM!! I am headed to Cyprus this weekend so just send the money to me and I can help poor Dr Ed out personnally!!
 

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Yes, they do profit from it. Unbelievable, isn't it?
 

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Oh Crap you mean that was a scam and I am out $2800??!?!?!?, Oh well at least the $43 million I am getting for helping that banker form Nigeria should cover it...

Ohh and I finally sent off the money for the traffic ticket/parking ticket I go in New York City, though I have never been to New York???
 

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Howard - DON"T FALL FOR THIS SCAM!! I am headed to Cyprus this weekend so just send the money to me and I can help poor Dr Ed out personnally!!
And people like Kevinismybrother, his real name by the way, are what makes this site great. Kevinismybrother, will you accept a third party out of state check as my donation to the "Save Dr. Ed" fund? If so, it's in the mail!
 

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I had a e-mail come thru my work addresse that started, Hi old friend we have not talked in some time and I am sorry that your investment did not pay out but I have straightened it out and have a sure thing that will make up the lost form the last one. Please give me a second chance to make it up to you. I was like 1; I don't know who you are and 2; I did not send you any money before. The things they do to steal from people.
 

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Kevinismybrother, I have a dog that I sold to a wonderful family in Cyprus. Since you are going there as well, could you take the dog with you? I will pay for all expenses, plus for your time and effort, I will include an extra $1000.00 for your trouble. I will send you a money order for the shipping plus the extra money.
While you are there, please tell Dr. Ed that we are all thankful that he ok.
 

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And people like Kevinismybrother, his real name by the way, are what makes this site great. Kevinismybrother, will you accept a third party out of state check as my donation to the "Save Dr. Ed" fund? If so, it's in the mail!
My brother Kevin can actually get that processed for us GB!!! Send several checks:p
 

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Found this in my email this morning:


Of course, I emailed right back and suggested he try to stay out of jail this time. I also suggested he could get a job with the local vet administrating to the ills of the local jack asses and see if he could earn his way back.

How can these scammers profit from this? Fake hotmail? and later a fake Western Union address? Does anyone ever fall for things like this?
I think he got hacked and then they sent you a scam note??
 

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Found this in my email this morning:


How can these scammers profit from this? Fake hotmail? and later a fake Western Union address? Does anyone ever fall for things like this?
Yes, people fall for this. Usually the elderly. At my last job we had MoneyGram services. I was in one of the stores and an older gentleman came in needing to wire money to his grandson in Canada. These types of scams are so prevalent that we always asked the sender some light hearted questions to figure out if they were being scammed. Things like "oh, whats your grandson doing up in Canada?", "How long has he been there?", "Have you talked to him or his parents lately?" etc... We determined this was probably a scam and explained to the man how these types of scams happen a lot. He was bound and determined to send the money because he was very worried about his grandson who, in this scam, needed money to get out of jail. Because of the nature of the send the company required we get the receivers ID or social security number, mostly to prevent these types of scams. The man left because he didn't have the information and came back later. This time thanking us profusely as he had went and called the boys parents for his information and found out he was safe and sound at home.

Those Jaimacian lottery scams work too. During my time there I stopped one lady from continuing to send money, only after finding out she had sent around $7,800 to them over less than 2 weeks. Among several others. It is truly sad that there are people out there that would take advantage of folks like this. From what I was told they are basically never caught. All MoneyGram and WesternUnion can do is try to interveen when they recognize the signs that a sender may be a victim of a scam.

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I too got that email from Dr EdA so I called the office but they had been already flooded with calls from across the country letting him know.....

its not as funny as last year when Bill Totten's email got hacked and sent erectile dysfunction ads to all his friends, family, and clients...we got a big laugh out of that one
 

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I doubt its a scam!!

It sounds like he got out in that Texas desert, and started smokin Mesquite agin!!

DUUUUUUUFUSSSSSS!!!!!

I got 28 cents I'll send it in the morning...:razz:

MICHAEL BAKER
 

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Mrs MICHAELBAKER just informed me a stamp is now 44 cents!!:confused:


Dr Ed,,, You is screwed!

Gooser er MICHEALBAKER
 

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Howard, I would like to help out. I have a cashier's check for $5,000. All you have to do is deposit it, and send me the balance.
 

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I don't think anyone expects compliance with the email request. I think it is just a smarta$$ who thinks this sort of thing is funny. My email recently was hijacked and some emails went out about work at home stuff. Everyone ignored them and it was just an annoyance.

I had to change my email password and they stopped.

There are some real idiots out there that cause problems for others because they think it is.......... Look at what all newcomers to RTF will now have to do to become a member.

None of this is funny in my opinion. It is sad imho.
 

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E mail account was hacked, e mails forwarded to a 3rd party, hacker stole my contact list and deleted it from my hotmail account, 2 hours on the phone with tech support and everything is fixed except my missing contact list. Anyone who knows me knows I would be the last person they know who would be in Cypress and besides I was in Dallas last night until 11 PM.
 

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They are out there.

I had a man come see me about getting his $120,000 back on an investment. Which he had literally sent to that guy in Nigeria. And then he had the audacity to stiff me on the bill.

Had another one who invested his life savings in some sort of secret Swiss bank certificates at a 20% monthly return and came in to ask me whether I thought it was a Ponzi scheme. A month later he lost it all.

Sad, but those folks are definitely out there.
 

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E mail account was hacked, e mails forwarded to a 3rd party, hacker stole my contact list and deleted it from my hotmail account, 2 hours on the phone with tech support and everything is fixed except my missing contact list. Anyone who knows me knows I would be the last person they know who would be in Cypress and besides I was in Dallas last night until 11 PM.
hey Doc, maybe your contact list is backed up on your iTunes account or your iCloud account from your iPhone/iPad..worth a try
 

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There's a whole hobby devoted to scambaiting. If you have a few minutes, check http://www.419eater.com/index.php and look at the "Letters Archive" choice on the menu. Then pick any letter. In a few, the scambaiter gets the scammer to actually send them money by the time it's all over!

Eric
 

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Sadly no information on where to send the funds was included, so please let me share that info...

Send to:
Paul Cantrell Relief Fund
Care of Paul Cantrell, Black Ice Retrievers
All forms of payment accepted - Checks, Cash, Scotch, Well Bred Black Labs, Stripper Bucks, and/or Twinkies. (With the discontinuation of Twinkies I'm trying to stock up to last the rest of my lifetime)


/Paul
 
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