Do people actually fall for this.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by velocityg4, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    We all get obvious scam emails. I just thought this was hilarious and couldn't resist sharing it?

    What are some of the worst most blatent scam messages you have gotten. Also do people that fall for these deserve a Darwin award?

  2. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I'd bet people do, doesn't surprise me at all.
  3. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    The problem is legit emails can look like that. Around 8 years ago I got an email from a company (and I'm copying+pasting here)

    "Hi Name
    We like your product(s).
    We are willing to invent and pay renumeration..."

    It went on along those lines. But this was from a real publishing company, based in North America somewhere. I was only young and felt I had nothing to lose so I bit, and it surprisingly worked out great.
  4. Mr. McMac Suspended

    Mr. McMac

    Dec 21, 2009
    Far away from liberals
    I get those every once in a while in my spam folder. I do get a chuckle out of them to be honest. I'm not at all surprised that some people fall for these scams. There'a a fool born every minute.
  5. Simplicated macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2008
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    How about this one I just got? Hell, grammatical mistakes are all over the place and she didn't even bother to greet me! :D

    Oh, and the HD120 GIG is just plain ludicrous.

  6. velocityg4 thread starter macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    That's a shocker.
  7. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Haha I baited one along for a while and was treated to many photos of African women :eek:
  8. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    Lol at the OP, sure a guy just left 4M and "ran away". :rolleyes:
  9. samiwas macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Not only this, but if this guy has his hands already on the full amount, why on earth is he finding someone to "share" it with? At least in the other scams, they are having to get money out of a country or something.

    I almost did once fall for the Western Union scam on eBay, but this was well before it was documented and popular. Now, I won't even shop eBay unless I am positive everything is real. I was looking for a Cinema Display, and found one on eBay and put in a bid. The seller then contacted me and said he wanted to be paid by Western Union and we'd just skip the auction. I thought, "okay, whatever". In some way, I am lucky that a financial issue caused me to not be able to go through with the sale, as that would have been the last I saw of that money. Nowadays, I can spot these scams a mile away.

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