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Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 16 3:09 pm    Post subject: FRAUD WARNING; Crafty scam  Reply with quote    

I had an e-mail from 'Alice Baxter' and/or 'Rose Smith' asking for wool to be donated to a little girl with leukaemia yesterday, it was a bit iffy so I googled it and found this I have reported it to Action Fraud, please do the same if you receive one.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32466
Location: yes
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 16 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

steal it small pile it high,a similar business model to the mass selling one.

i wonder how many of her marks are not aware of the scale of it?or even if they have been hit.

a quick bit of maths based on say 50 tries for each day giving 20 hits (which is a good hit rate) of a tenner then sell on at half price would be needed to get a decent wage of around 25kpa allowing for a few losses etc .
it isnt very lucrative unless she is very busy .if she was that busy in a smart legit way i recon she would make far more without risking a pitchfork style mob or if various folk get their act together jail.

the short scam often has a "sob story" to soften the mark which in many ways seems more reprehensible than the loss,many of the comments reflect that.

well spotted rob

jema
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: escaped from Swindon
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 16 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Strikes me as more a mental illness than a money maker.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8323

PostPosted: Mon May 09, 16 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for posting that Rob.

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6451
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 16 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thats nasty. Redruth, Cornwall address? Hope they nail her.

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8399
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 16 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lorrainelovesplants wrote:
Thats nasty. Redruth, Cornwall address? Hope they nail her.
Doesn't sound like they care. She's been pulling the same scam for years according to the site Rob linked too.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 16 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I got another e-mail today which just said 'Please can you help her'

Mental note, if ever you are trying to scam someone, it's best not to use two different names for yourself in the same e-mail.

Mutton



Joined: 09 May 2009
Posts: 1506

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 16 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Having read your link Rob, yes, that is actively offensive. "Please look into your heart" - bleh.

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11289

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 16 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What a sad thing to do

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