Do you ever wonder who falls for these internet scams? Because someone must....

Jodi - posted on 09/22/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I was just sifting through my SPAM folder in my Inbox and thinking "how stupid do these people think I am?"



Do you ever wonder who falls for these things? Buy these really cheap GENUINE quality brand name handbags, get your viagra here, I need to send you $10 million, contact this Russian chick because she's hot, and so on.



Seriously, I figure if no-one ever fell for it, then it would stop, so someone must be, right?

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Sharon - posted on 09/28/2009

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hahaha when I had babies in the house I would get every type of formula, special formulas, all the brands, then swap with other moms, lol, $8 free shipping on the USPS boxes back then - you could basically get 8 cans for the price of one.



Walmart.com has a freebie section - you can sign up for free trial stuff, my grocery store Frys/Kroger has the same thing too.



I sign up and get stuff for me, my mom, my brother, & my MIL. I can get a 7 loads of laundry clean that way hahahaha (detergent packets)

Johnny - posted on 09/28/2009

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I never get trial sized crap. Where do I get my address skimmed so that I can start receiving it. I could save some money on shampoo and dish soap. All I get is free cans of formula (at least I can give it to the food bank).

Sharon - posted on 09/28/2009

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argh - not gonna go there, my husband fell for a sign up thing that did nothing but skim your email, address and phone number and now I delete 50+ shit pieces of email a day, my answering service is full, and well, I get crap in the mail but a lot of coupons and trial sized crap now. I like the trial sized crap.

Konda - posted on 09/22/2009

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Yes I do...my SIL, LMAO......she told me that FB had a GREAT offer for a 'few' that clicked on this 'special' link....it was for the teeth whitening shit, you get two of them and pay $1.95 for shipping.....and get to try it for free........

So I clicked on the 'special' link that a 'few' got, and read the disclaimer that said if you keep the free trial you will be billed $89 for the trial and $89 a month there after.

NOTHIN' IN LIFE IS FREEEEEEEEEEEE

Jodi - posted on 09/22/2009

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I've seen a couple of news programs about the Nigerian scams........ I just find it astounding that people fall for that one. STILL!!



I agree it is probably older people, I'm thankful my in-laws aren't online. I wouldn't ever encourage them to be, because they are such trusting people they would be likely to fall for a scam :( They still live in the belief that society is what it was in the 50s and 60s when they first began their family.

Lindsay - posted on 09/22/2009

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I worked at a credit union for 3 1/3 years before I was able to quit to go back to school and we dealt with this on a pretty regular basis. It was typically the elderly or people that was just down to almost nothing in their accounts. Suprisingly, people do fall for it. We sent out warnings in their monthly statements and a warning came up each time they checked thier account online just to keep them on alert but it never failed and here would walk in someone with their $10,000 check trying to deposit it.

Lindsay - posted on 09/22/2009

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I worked at a credit union for 3 1/3 years before I was able to quit to go back to school and we dealt with this on a pretty regular basis. It was typically the elderly or people that was just down to almost nothing in their accounts. Suprisingly, people do fall for it. We sent out warnings in their monthly statements and a warning came up each time they checked thier account online just to keep them on alert but it never failed and here would walk in someone with their $10,000 check trying to deposit it.

Jeannette - posted on 09/22/2009

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Yes, and they do news stories about them. I honestly don't know why people succumb to these traps.

I did get ripped off on ebay once though. I actually found out who the seller was, their state, and I found their phone number. I called them, and they guy was taken back, but he pretended it wasn't him but a guy living with him who used his ebay id. whatever....I then only worked with positive feedback people, then I quit altogether.

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