By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics and access other forums reserved for members. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today by clicking here. - Internet Anti-Fraud Center - now open!

 East coast parents storm deaths being used for scam.

View next topic
View previous topic
Post new topicReply to topic
Author Message
Hello I'm New here!

Joined: 07 Dec 2012
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi, this is my first post on this inspired forum!

fwiw, on Skype, I just received a 'Connect with you' request from someone calling themselves 'COLMCILLA Alan' wherein their intro went as follows:

hello,my name isTalia Colmcilla from Randolph,New Jersey...i am 27years of age and have two brothers and a sister...I and my family are vitcims of the disater that the east coast of USA. My HOUSE was hit badly by the hurricane sandy that happened in the east coastal part of USA ...This tragic incident killed my parents when a 100-foot-tall, 3-foot-wide tree fell on their car.They were driving to the horse farm to prepare for the storm.....Our home got destroyed and we lost all our property,clothes ,gadgets,important documnets and and valubables...As we speak,my kid brothers and sister find it hard to survive...As the eldest,i have been trying my best to make needs meet,but its not easy...that is why i come to you with a sober heart asking you to help me and my siblings in anyway you can......

It's certainly an interesting opening gambit by an (evident) scammer though it is based on a real-life event (as described here: ), albeit that in the scammers intro there seem to be a couple of factual errors regarding the number of siblings whom were orphaned by the tragedy.

I've responded to their request, using the following ruse (which, if the scammers take the bait, will ultimately end up with me turning into an 'outraged muslim' who will be fatwa'ing their ass all to hell !) :


My wives & I are saddened to hear of your terrible misfortune and bereavements.

As devout Sunni Muslims, and as ordained by the 5 pillars of Islam, we are bound (through Zakāt) to donate a certain amount of our personal wealth to those in need.

With this in mind, could you please provide the name of your location? Once we know that we will then locate and contact the Mosque & Iman nearest to you, and look to arrange some assistance for you with their help. By the way, what kind of assistance is it that you are looking for?

Khuda Hafiz

LOL... it's a great sport is this... and for which I will keep you posted (and likewise welcome any advice?) ! Smile
View user's profileSend private message
Big Al
Baiting Guru

Joined: 13 Dec 2011
Posts: 5054
Location: Winter is Coming....

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Probably first question is are you baiting safely? The scammers shouldn't have any of your real life information. If they do, then you should drop them.
View user's profileSend private message
Display posts from previous:      
Post new topicReply to topic

 Jump to:   

View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

** Find out information about your IP address **

All Content © 2003 -
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group :S5: FI Theme :: All times are GMT