~ by Servetus on September 21, 2016.
Posted in Richard Armitage Tags: blogging, me
these mining accident scams really irritate me b/c I come from a family of coal miners who have been touched by REAL mining cave ins, some members surviving and some not. so to know that there are people out there trying to scam people with similar scenarios sickens me.
KellyDS said this on September 21, 2016 at 2:06 am | Reply
The cynicism of would-be criminals is disturbing, I agree.
Servetus said this on September 22, 2016 at 1:16 am | Reply
I’ve gotten a few – sent to ‘Mr. Z. Muse’. Sexist pig.
zeesmuse said this on September 21, 2016 at 2:16 am | Reply
How did they know you were a sexist pig??
Perry said this on September 21, 2016 at 3:02 am | Reply
I didn’t know it was a secret….
zeesmuse said this on September 21, 2016 at 2:09 pm | Reply
KellyDS said this on September 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm | Reply
Not just wealthy;also lucky.
Perry said this on September 21, 2016 at 3:01 am | Reply
I’m sorry. I’m in deep mourning right now for Uncle Billie, as we called him.
Servetus said this on September 22, 2016 at 1:17 am | Reply
I really hope nobody ever falls for this stuff. It’s dreadful, really. I’ve received a few over the years, usually involving some Prince in Africa
Babette said this on September 21, 2016 at 3:22 am | Reply
I keep getting ones threatening that the IRS is going to arrest me b/c I’ve supposedly been ignoring their attempts to get in contact with them. I know it’s a scam but I can easily see others getting scared and not being able to think clearly about it in the moment. hopefully everyone knows not to give anyone access to their financial information over the telephone😦
KellyDS said this on September 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm | Reply
I worry about this a lot. Listening to the things dad will say to total strangers; I’m trying to get him not to answer the phone unless he recognizes who’s calling.
Servetus said this on September 22, 2016 at 1:18 am | Reply
What an unusual scam. It’s not from a Nigerian banker.
snowyjo said this on September 22, 2016 at 2:55 am | Reply
Actually, at work today, I won the Emirates Airline Lottery! 10’s of millions of Euro’s apparently! Maybe I can now be on the internet full-time — but only if I act quickly to claim my prize!
SueBC said this on September 22, 2016 at 4:11 am | Reply
Do you have to fly to UAE? That might be a dealbreaker.
Servetus said this on September 22, 2016 at 4:14 am | Reply
Nahh. I think I just have to give them my bank account information. Not too much to ask, right? (Tongue firmly in cheek, of course.)
SueBC said this on September 22, 2016 at 4:17 am | Reply
Poor uncle William!!!🙂
Much funnier than the guy on the phone who tried to convince my mother that my father ordered a new front door for our house some weeks ago. The guy was really persistent, called multiple times a day (also my mother hang up every time he called) and only stoped calling when I’ve got the call and told him what I think about people who terrorize other people with bullshit phonecalls. Maybe words like Anzeige, Polizei and Verbraucherzentrale also helped to get rid of him…..
Herba said this on September 23, 2016 at 8:22 am | Reply
I hate those people.
There’s a charity that my mother donated to, a worthy one in itself, but not one that my father wishes to support, that keeps calling and asking for her. Both my father and I have told them multiple times that she’s dead (I’ve taken to saying it in really brutal ways because I’m so annoyed) and to please take our phone off the list. I wrote a letter to the charity complaining with no result, about six months ago. The next step is the FCC (the government agency responsible for this). I know the people calling us are just poorly paid hourly workers and it’s a computer that picks the numbers they dial, but this is just ridiculous. It really upsets my father.
Servetus said this on September 23, 2016 at 6:45 pm | Reply
This is so wrong! I hope you will be able to fix this soon!!!!
Herba said this on September 26, 2016 at 7:04 am | Reply
thanks, me too.
Servetus said this on September 26, 2016 at 2:33 pm | Reply
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