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Veterans

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:42 am
by JamesVincent
New scam targeting veterans, VFW has it listed on their website.

http://www.vfw.org/News-and-Events/Articles/2013-Articles/Be-Aware-of-Scam-Targeting-Veterans/

My name Mike I'm special agent officer working for VFW program Help retired people with some people and disabled and the united states Government to help the deaf people and retied the less privilege all over the world,I want to let you know that you. you are among the list and we're here with your package now.If you're ready to claim your money $50.000.00 get back to us with this following information just to prove and signify that you're the real


Classic Nigerian English.

Re: Veterans

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:53 am
by notorial dissent
And particularly nasty in my opinion.

Re: Veterans

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:35 am
by fortinbras
Veterans of Foreign Wars can be counted on to hire people with a MUCH better grasp of American English.

Re: Veterans

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:11 pm
by JamesVincent
fortinbras wrote:Veterans of Foreign Wars can be counted on to hire people with a MUCH better grasp of American English.


You would think but it seems to have been going around and has attracted victims which is why VFW posted it.

Re: Veterans

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:16 pm
by notorial dissent
The thing is, that most people are trusting by nature and something like this doesn't seem to be a scam at first glance. We had a case here a few years ago where a group was making phone solicitations claiming to be calling for one of the veterans groups, and apparently raked in quite a bit of money until they called the wrong person who got suspicious, called the veterans group and found out that no they weren't making any solicitations at the time, and then next called the state AG's office, who promptly investigated and shut them down for fraud, and the state laws have been considerably tightened since then as a result.