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Scam Artist "on The Hook" .... Want To "reel 'em In"


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#1 1Bart

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Posted 28 July 2007 - 07:59 AM

Been chatting for a bit and they want credit card info for "sickness".....Even offered me 10% back. Have just been using "the confusion tactic" until I can "set the hook".


--Is this a violation

--To whom do I report it to.


Does one need to "record" all the correspondences and present them to the proper authority

----OR --------

Can you simply give an address and Messenger ID to an Authority

I would like to do something.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 09:02 AM

Simply put, don't even deal with scammers. More often than not, their in a country (like Nigeria) where the US has no jurisdiction, so the proper authorities can't do anything anyways. Aside from that, you don't want these people to get a hold of your private information, including your home address (let alone your email address). If you feel the need to do something more, don't take things into your own hands, call your local police/sheriff's department and ask them for advice.
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Posted 29 July 2007 - 09:18 AM

Just hate the thought that somebody out there will accomodate their request.

Your message is clear and I thank you.

Just wish there was something much more that could be done.

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 09:48 AM

Here's a site that might provide you with options for reporting these , well, you know. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 10:07 AM

O-Kaaaaayyy....

That's one, so far, that's going to get some info...

TY!!!!!

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 08:15 AM

Wish there was someone more governmental or authoritative though...

Yahoo doesn't seem to care....No big surprise.....




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