Whatever that is.
Got an email today from "Apple Inc's" that my gmail email account will get
$750,000.00 and a gadget of some sort for an Apple iPhone 4S if I send them
my name, address & phone number. Can't wait for the check. My email account
says it will buy a new house and a Ferrari. Since it'll have a new house
and says it will let me share it I'm posting here! No repairs for a few
You don't think they'll possibly call me for some reason, do you? Like
asking for my bank account number and/or SSN - just to verify my identity
of course, no need to be concerned, before they send the check?
It got to be old... but me and several friends would play along with
these idiot scammers. A couple of years ago I had listed an expensive
ZTR mower on the local Criagslist and, naturally, that made me a target.
Typical.. "I will send you your asking price plus the shipping fee. My
shipping expediter will come by to... blah, blah, blah."
As I wanted to see what he'd send me, I responded that it was actually
my mother's mower and she didn't drive and that he needed to send the
money to HER PO Box where I could pick it up. The dumbass actually sent
his cashier's or certified check - I forget which - to the PO Box via
Federal Express (I verified that the tracking numbers (and bounces) were
valid via my own FEDEX business account) FOUR TIMES! I figure that even
if he had discount of some sort, I'd gotten into him for about $60 in
FEDEX charges. Kept telling him to just MAIL the damn thing, I wasn't
driving to the FEDEX zone office to pick up and that FEDEX wouldn't
deliver to the PO Box. His response was always to send another FEDEX.
After the fourth aborted shipment of the check he finally gave up. I
waited two weeks and then sent him and e-mail telling him I was selling
the mower to somebody else; somebody that wasn't an A**hole<g>
All it takes to play the game is the same thing they use... an anonymous
e-mail account and a PO Box. I'd like to think that in addition to the
giggles I had, I also distracted him long enough to spare some
mouthbreather that actually believed this come on the embarrassment of
True that you give it out when you write someone a check. Not true that
it's "no big deal." Less than critical thinking like that is what keeps
these morons in business. I'm not going to provide a "How To" but if
you play their game and give me the bank account number, you stand to
lose what you have in that account. DON'T give it out.
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