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Jun 6, 2011 3:28 AM CST
Name: June or Nancy☺
Dover AFB, Delaware
I got one on my sprint/embarq account years ago that was so well written and for such a smallish amount of money (?$2 or 300) that it could have 'gotten' me. It was the one where someone you know is out of town and needs money immediately. I knew it was a scam from the first paragraph, since it had just been on the news and the gal that "was emailing" me has a great big family full of folks with jobs and she and I had just been laid off. That might not have stopped her from losing her purse &etc. in a foreign city, but she would have hit up one of her kids for the cash - not me. I read that it was also done using phone calls to people on 'geriatric' mailing lists stating that it was their grandson and they need the money to get home.

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