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 Post subject: Wanna see a scam in action
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:52 pm 

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Boy, I sure am glad I was smart enough to know a skunk when I smelled one. I am currently talking to a so called "girl" I met from yahoo messenger that I realized is trying to scam me. It didn't start out as anything but innocent conversation but then "she" started saying she loved me and all that crap. Boy let me tell you, she is good. I'll have to admit, she had me going for a while. Here is her story: She goes by the Yahoo messenger ID as: Kellybabe_luv or Kellybabe_rose. I would really like to know who it is in the picture "she" used cuz she's hot. Anyway, she said she took over the family business in Richmond, CA after her father died. A couple of days later, she told me that they got the "contract" in Africa and she had to go there for a few days. So the next day she tells me she is there and she loves me and misses me and all that stuff. She messages me the next night and tells me she is really sad. The hotel she was staying in got robbed and she doesn't have any money. Of course I offer to send money but I wasn't sure how much I could send, maybe 100 or 200 dollars. She says she doesn't need my money. That's the part that really makes her believable. But of course, I insist. Well, she says ok, I can western union it to her to......guess where? Lagos, Nigeria. Instantly, red flags went up in my head. So the next day, I told her I had sent her the money when I actually hadn't. I just made up the control numbers. The whole time I'm talking to her, it seems like I'm talking to one person one day, then I'm talking to another the next. More red flags. Anyway, to make a long story even longer, she even tells me to call her. So I do. I don't know who it was I talked to but she says she misses me and so on. So now she says that a client that owes her money is going to send me a check and she wants me to cash it and send her the money thru western union so she can pay her workers. That way she can leave there sooner so she can be with me. So now I am waiting for the check in the mail. What should I do with it once I get it. She gave me a couple of names of people she wants me to send money to once I cash it. I'm not, of course. Should I give the names to the authorities? Who do I contact?

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