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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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Jordans 4

Did you fond that we know all the circumstances that have occasioned them and so manage to excuse in ourselves what we cannot excuse in others.

NLP

There's a similar scam called "Mugged in London." After someone's email has been hacked, the hacker emails everyone on the list to explain that "he" (meaning the person who has had his email hacked) has been mugged in London, lost all his credit cards and travelers checks, lost his passport, and is in desperate need of funds. If the friend receiving this message would like to help, money can be wired to this address.

Quite a number of people have fallen for this. If you get an email or telephone call from a friend or relative who was mugged in London (or any other location that is far from home and help), send them the address of whatever embassy or consulate represents their country.

And make sure your friend knows what has happened.

Shawn Mosch

We at Scam Victims United have been reporting on this scam for years now, calling it the Grandparent Scam. The biggest target are seniors, and the scammers use the fact that the Grandparent will want to help out their grandchild no matter what the cost.

What we recommend is that the Grandparents set up a code word with thier grandchildren, so that if the grandchild really DOES need their help and they call the Grandparent can say "What is the code word?" and if the person on the other end of the phone does not know the code word then they will know it is a scam. Don't make the code word anything that could be found on the grandchild's social networking site info, like their high school or middle name.

Another thing that Grandparents can do if they get one of these calls and have NOT set up a code word with their grandchild is to think of a name that no one in your family has, in my case I would use something like Jenny, and then ask the "grandchild" that calls them "Is your sister Jenny with you too?" If the caller says anything like "Yes, Jenny is here." or "No, Jenny is at home." then the Grandparent would know it is a scam since there is no "Jenny".

Shawn Mosch
Co-Founder of ScamVictimsUnited.com
There is strength in numbers!


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