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12-13-2010 04:40 PM
labatt Yeah - I was hoping to continue the conversation but either he stopped the scam since it was getting stale or they shut down his e-mail address on Yahoo.
12-13-2010 03:51 PM
JimMcGee Labatt,
Type "scam the scammers" into Google. Evidently there are a lot of folks who've decided to play with these guys. Some are quite creative.

Jim
12-13-2010 03:23 PM
ffiill Well Buckinghamshire is a county not a town and the post code does not exist!
12-11-2010 10:11 AM
Mimsy BTW- my mother in law got the same email supposedly from a friend of hers. As she lives in the UK and is not the most street savvy, she was quite concerned. Fortunately she asked us before she wired money. Her friend was just fine and doing well in her home in Edinburgh.

This is the new Nigerian Royalty scam...

Nice to see you again Chris! I hope your family is doing well.
12-11-2010 10:09 AM
Mimsy I knew it wasn't from Cam. Cam wouldn't cry...
12-10-2010 10:39 PM
sailingdog It probably happened when cam was surfing those XXXRV websites...
12-10-2010 10:36 PM
mccary I participate in the International Catalina 27/270 association's email list. Today we got exactly the same email (different name). Looks like this guy is a sailor look to suck cash from fellow sailors.
12-10-2010 09:30 PM
JohnRPollard
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Originally Posted by Bene505 View Post
I say we get some guys together and bring him the money.. ..in person.

Regards,
Brad
Brad, I like the way you think.

How about we take him for a nice sail, out to international waters?


Cam/George, sorry to hear about this. If there's anything we can do on this end be sure to let us know.
12-10-2010 03:09 PM
LandLocked66c He sounds like a boat owner to me. $2500 would just about finish mine up!
12-10-2010 02:36 PM
labatt Just got back...

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Chris,


All you need is my name and the location

Name: George & Janet xxxx

City: Buckingham shire.

Postal Code: HP11 2JZ

Country:United Kingdom
.
Amount:2,500 USD

As soon as you send the money get back to me with the details..Am going to the Bed now..

Waiting to Hear from you as soon as you send the money..

George.
And sent back...

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Are you staying at your hotel? Perhaps I can send the money there? You've really helped me out a lot and I hate to hear about what's going on. Call me from the hotel later. What about PayPal? And what am I supposed to tell jackie about the address?

Also, I think I know someone at the American Embassy there. I can contact them if you'd like.

Chris
My guess is I won't hear back until tomorrow when he can get back to the Internet cafe.
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