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Al Stevens
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Registration date : 2010-05-11
Location : Florida

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PostSubject: Grandpa scam   Grandpa scam EmptyFri Jun 03, 2011 9:02 am

I hadn't heard this one, but Judy has.

The phone rang this morning. A young man's voice said, "Hi, Grandpa." None of my grandsons call me grandpa. It's granddad.
"Who is this?" I asked.
"Your grandson."
"Which one? I have four." The voice wasn't quite right.
"How could you forget?"
"Is this Tyler?"
"Sure."
"But you're in Afghanistan."
(click)

when I told Judy about it, she said she had seen something about a scam on TV. So I googled "grandparent scam"

http://www.walletpop.com/2011/03/08/new-warning-issued-about-grandparent-scam/


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alice
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Age : 72
Location : Redmond, WA

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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa scam   Grandpa scam EmptyFri Jun 03, 2011 9:09 am

What next?
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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa scam   Grandpa scam EmptyFri Jun 03, 2011 10:34 am

Thanks for posting that Al.
I've received two Scam emails, a bit different, but someone in distress requiring an immediate transfer of money.

Advising people to be alert and question requests for money is the prudent thing to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa scam   Grandpa scam EmptyTue Oct 07, 2014 10:28 pm

Received the following email this morning:

"How are you,


Sorry for any inconvenience, but I'm in a terrible situation. Am stranded here in  Turkey since last night. I was beaten and robbed on my way to the hotel I stayed and my luggage is still in custody of the hotel management pending when I make payment on outstanding bills I owe. Am waiting for my colleague to send me money to get back home but he hasn't responded. pls let me know if you can help and I will refund the money back to you as soon as I get back home. My return flight will be leaving soon, please let me know if I can count on you.

I owe you a lot.

Thanks!
 
Brenda Hill

I sent Brenda an email with the above message stating that I think she has been hacked.
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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa scam   Grandpa scam EmptyWed Oct 08, 2014 10:11 am

Abe,

Good response!


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Brenda Hill
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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa scam   Grandpa scam EmptyWed Oct 08, 2014 3:30 pm

Thanks, Abe. I was out for the day yesterday and didn't discover the hacking until later. By then, it had spread to FB, through my workshop site, and through most of my contacts. It's been a bear to spread the word that it was bogus, and thank goodness most disregarded it. Unfortunately a couple of people were ready to send money, and for that, I'm grateful that they thought enough to me to try and help, yet so sorry that they may have been compromised. 

Thanks for letting everyone here know it was a scam.
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Abe F. March
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PostSubject: Re: Grandpa scam   Grandpa scam EmptyThu Oct 09, 2014 12:20 am

Thanks not needed.  That's what friends are for.
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