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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:28 PM
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OK, fess up: What Internet Scam Have You Fallen For?
Bonzai Kittens, eBay, PayPal, Amazon, Bill Gates giving up money, one of the freeper style attacks, one of the Christocrat emails, or enlarging parts of your body? Or perhaps it was an email chain letter, or something completely unproven at Snopes? How about the guy who said he would eat his bunny if he didn't get enough money? Another scam or con that made the rounds? Fess up! Tell us which you fell for and how you managed to wiggle your way out of trouble.

For myself, the latest was a brand new eBay scam. Someone sent me an email for an item that I was supposedly offering, and told me that they were going to report me if I didn't answer the email. So I logged on, found out that the email was a scam, cursed myself for falling for it, and changed my password immediately.

Let's have some laughs for all our favorite blunders!
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:37 PM
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1. I fell for the bonzai kitten years ago
I was PISSED!!!! I was relieved to find out it was fake though.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:45 PM
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2. When I saw the Bonzai Kitten spoof
I had to laugh hysterically. The first question out of my mind was where the kitten would get rid of bodily waste. Then I realized that it was impossible.

The guy with the bunny got me for a half a millisecond. But then it was obvious that he loved his bunny and wouldn't ever kill him. :)
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:04 PM
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3. none
but there's this guy in Nigeria who's into me for about $25 million.

I wonder if he got that last wire transfer for $5,000?

:popcorn:
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:19 PM
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4. I know the one!
:rofl:
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