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Reply # 90206 9-Oct-2007 08:09
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Hi there, I am back in New Zealand as of this afternoon.

Unfortunately I think I try call it all off with the western union.

I have been in contact email with an other firm selling discounted mobile phones including the N95s, and he is offering them at half price that you are.

Because its such a big price drop I am doubting your ability to matching it.

Warmest Regards,

Tony Opranos


If he has hair, he is probably tearing it out about now...









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  Reply # 90390 10-Oct-2007 07:40
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As of this post, still no reply, I thought he might try and salvage me with a price drop...







 
 
 
 




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Reply # 90689 11-Oct-2007 17:20
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Alright, so no more reply from the scammer. It would be no fun to just let him think I am an idiot who nearly got scammed, but was too much trouble, no..... I want to tell him what I think of him, and let him know how much time/effort he wasted...

Anyone care to offer up some words of wisdom to send to the scammer?







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  Reply # 90695 11-Oct-2007 17:46
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Dear Mr Scammer,

Congratulations on being our 1,000,000th scammer to waste there time.
Please click here to collect your prize.

Best of luck
Tony

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  Reply # 90696 11-Oct-2007 17:49
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No no no, send him to a page reminiscent of www.grokster.com (eg; your IP address has been logged etc/we know where you live) - something scary.




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  Reply # 90726 11-Oct-2007 20:50
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If the police are on to him as you say, I wouldn't go tipping him off at all.

EDIT: Oops, just found out that polica aren't on to him - from paradoxsms post - different scammer? If I was looking to terrorise him a bit, I would set the police on to him then.

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Reply # 90810 12-Oct-2007 11:24

Just dont forget to send him the link to this thread!




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  Reply # 90823 12-Oct-2007 12:10
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Aloha: Just dont forget to send him the link to this thread!


he is banned from here, so he wont be able to access geekzone Wink

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  Reply # 90834 12-Oct-2007 13:35

He can do it from any Internet Cafe, friend's computer, etc - how simple is that.




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  Reply # 90926 13-Oct-2007 16:13
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Haha... nice job tony.

You owned that guy.


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Reply # 90945 13-Oct-2007 19:32
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Fantastic thread tony - had a great laugh....
Although not sure that i should have gone to www.grokster.com to see what it was!!!! had never heard of it before! ("Senior" moment).

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Reply # 91703 19-Oct-2007 14:23
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Tony, the problem is that you are not using technology to transfer money... This press release hit the wires today, and will make it much easier to trasnfer money to scammers:


The GSM Association (GSMA), a global trade association representing over 700 GSM mobile phone operators, and The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a global leader in money-transfer services, today announced an agreement to facilitate the development of cross-border mobile money transfer services.

Western Union and the GSMA are developing a commercial and technical framework that mobile operators can use to deploy services that enable consumers to send and receive low-denomination, high-frequency money transfers using their mobile phones. The first commercial services that make use of the framework are anticipated to be rolled out beginning in the second quarter of 2008.

The framework forms a key element of both Western Unions mobile strategy and the GSMAs Mobile Money Transfer program which aims to use the reach and ease of mobile money transfer services to expand the mobile financial services market and stimulate social and economic development. Mobile money transfer services will make it simple, quick and affordable for more people to send small amounts of money through a conventional and regulated system. Both Western Union and the GSMA believe there is an opportunity to create and grow a large new market for low-denomination transfers.

Mobile networks now cover more than 80 percent of the worlds population and 3 billion people1 have a mobile phone, creating an unprecedented opportunity to extend the benefits of financial services to the majority of the worlds families for the first time, said Rob Conway, CEO of the GSMA. Mobile money transfers are a key driver in the development of a potentially vast market for financial services delivered via the mobile phone.

Western Union has a long tradition of innovation, said Western Union President and CEO Christina Gold. Our focus on the mobile money transfer space is an important step in expanding the range of Western Unions global services to a new category of consumers. Our brand, extensive network, and compliance capabilities, combined with the GSMA members market reach, uniquely positions Western Union in the mobile money transfer marketplace.

The Western Union mobile service will connect operators to Western Unions existing global money transfer system, which processed approximately 17 percent of the worlds remittance volume in 2006. Once connected to the Western Union service, operators will be able to use their own "mobile wallet" software to enable person-to-person mobile money transfers over Western Unions cross-border remittance network. The Mobile Money Transfer service will enable consumers to transfer money to or from mobile wallets and will offer a global network of Western Union Agent locations for cash-to-mobile and mobile-to-cash transactions.

Thirty-five GSMA operators with more than 800 million customers in more than 100 countries are participating in the GSMA Mobile Money Transfer program. Led by Sunil Mittal, the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharti Airtel, the Mobile Money Transfer program is overseen by a steering committee made up of representatives from Bharti, MTN, Orange, Orascom, Smart, Telenor and VimpelCom.


Can you imagine now? In the future Vodafone could be swampped with calls from angry grannies who transferred $20 to scamers on the other side of the world from their prepaid mobile phones...





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  Reply # 91721 19-Oct-2007 15:36
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ahaha that guy keeps it sooo dumb! whos the inactive user shallow??

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  Reply # 527828 30-Sep-2011 19:23
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Just have the "IM scam" tried on me... Someone logged on Facebook as a friend of mine and using IM tried to convince me to send money to him in Scotland so they could pay the hotel after being robbed... Posted the dialog: www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=90843.





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