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 "Who's Who" directory turns to "Orphaned Afri

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SporkFlinger
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:33 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey I'm not 100% sure about this; but I'd say I'm about 98% that an elderly couple that I know is being scammed.

It began when one of them payed to get himself listed into some kind of "Who's Who" directory. After that they received a letter in the mail from someone claiming to be a young African woman with a couple sisters who's father was killed by gunfire and mother was raped and killed. Since then she and her sisters' lives have been a slurry of motorbike accidents, sickness, and their headmaster is now a political prisoner as well. It's quite the melodrama. I was sitting at their table for breakfast the other day and they'd received a typed letter from their African friend. It was full of desperate information about how riots and rebellion is ravaging their neighborhood. And worse yet; as a casually ask if they've ever called I get: "Oh yes she has called a few times; she has quite a deep voice" (exact quote there)
Long story short; seven years later this elderly couple is still receiving "RENT DUE SOON" and "WE'RE SO HUNGRY" e-mails and eating it up, sending 200-400 dollars at a time as far as I know. When I had a chance to glance, the sender's email is a .uk but I don't have the originating IP.

I'm awfully sure this would be a terrible ego wound for this old guy (in his eighties) if i went out and told him that he had been financing some forty-something Nigerian guy's watch collection.

Has anyone heard of this type of scamming through a Who's Who directory?
With my luck I'll go on and tell him then it'll turn out to be a real starving African woman with a pituitary gland problem.
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GSN_fan
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Unfortunately, you are lucky. I think this is a scammer.

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