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post #21 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 11:50 AM
Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada.
Interest: Photography, cycling, hiking, camping, kayaking, volleyball, martial arts.
Posts: 339

You'd think that no one would go for these, but all they need for this stuff to work is one guy in 10,000 for which it hits the right note. I've had to convince people that these things aren't real, so I know there are willing victims out there. Sad.
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post #22 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 12:48 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Abbotsford, B.C., Canada.
Interest: Hiking, Snowshoeing, and Photography. Enjoying the outdoors fresh air and fitness experience.
Posts: 16,913

I checked and received none of these. That's good

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post #23 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 01:08 PM
High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Whitehorse, YUKON, Canada.
Posts: 2,197

Thanks to all the people who emailed us about this. Good work, team!

As for the scam, I worked in fraud at a credit union for years, and I saw seriously educated, smart and resourceful people fall for simple scams. We are not as rational as we might like to think.

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post #24 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 01:59 PM
High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: , AB, Canada.
Interest: Backpacking, trail running, spending time with my wife, kids, and dog.
Posts: 1,280

Uh oh. This is a scam? My wife is going to kill me.....again.
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post #25 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 04:57 PM
Summit Master
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 6,120

Family Guy you crack me up !!!

Sadly if people didn't fall for these things they wouldn't be doing it. Send enough out and you are bound to hit a few suckers.

I read a story once where this I.T. guy played along with the spammer for a few weeks. The story had me in howling everytime I read an update. In the end he got the guy arrested by setting up a meeting ...only it was the police he was meeting with.
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post #26 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 05:11 PM
Summit Master
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Troy, MT, , USA.
Interest: Outward bound author of the Seinfeld thread who builds his own snowshoes
Posts: 3,330

There was a goood one like that going on TGR (I think) a while back.

Outlook decided it was spam. I had to check my junk box to see if I made the cut.
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post #27 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 08:19 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Langley, BC, Canada.
Interest: Hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, photography, computers, yoga and traveling.
Posts: 7,688

Thanks all for your understanding and for letting us know!
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post #28 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 08:33 PM
Summit Master
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Powell River, bc, Canada.
Interest: hiking,swimming,anything on the water or outside.Try almost anything once
Posts: 2,749

I got one but just deleted Thanks
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post #29 of (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Salmon Arm, BC, Canada.
Posts: 971

Keep up the great work, Longshadow and moderators!

I get almost-daily emails from RBC, ScotiaBank, HSBC, BMO saying there's a problem with my account and I must reset securities. PayPal too. You've seen them, eh. Yeah, there's a problem with my account all right....I don't have one!!! Ain't gonna fall for that...
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