The Daily Scam is a great web site run by three guys in America who became sick of the flood of scam emails, texts and phone calls that invade our lives.
One lady who contacted them (they call her Nan) tells of her attempts to waste the scammers time and hand the scammers details over to the Police. This is one of her exploits (reproduced with permission from The Daily Scam).
Nan was burned once by a scammer last year and she is once burned, twice shy. Nan now prides herself as a scam-hunter and we’re proud of her! Rather than cancel her accounts through which she has been targeted by scammers, Nan lies in wait, excited when she recognizes the tell-tale signs of a scam. She’s learned the hard way and now puts that knowledge to good use. Nan has been contacted several times through her Care.com account by what she has come to recognize as the advance check scam. Advance-check scams are very common and Nan tells us that the scammers can bring it on.
Email To: Nan from “James Abott / Ato Jina”
Hi, You will receive the Assignment Package today. Kindly follow the instruction letter enclosed and complete the Assignment immediately. I will be looking forward to hear from you. Please reply
Nan received a United States Postal Service 2-day priority mail envelope from a business identified as Moving Right Along, located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. There is a real business with this name and address but not in Florida. It is located in Ozone Park, New York!
The envelope that “ato jino” sent to Nan contained the following instructions on stationary from “Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.”
This is the First Assignment Package as discussed in our previous conversation.
*You will have to cash/deposit the cashier’s check ($1646.71) at your bank today
*The funds should be available in your bank account same day or next day [THIS IS A LIE! MOST BANKS REQUIRE 3-7 DAYS, depending on several factors including if a deposit is made on a weekend or holiday, and make take 5-7 days before determining that a check is fraudulent.]
*Deduct $350 as your weekly wages and another $100 for Moneygram sending fee and Gas
To send the remaining funds $1196) to the Hospital Cashier that would be taking care of the Medication of the Client.
Below is the information of the Company Cashier:
Name: Felix Starks / Address: 3500 Hemphill St, City: Fort Worth State: Texas
Zip Code: 76110…………………………Please send $1196 here via MONEYGRAM
*Kindly send the eight digits Moneygram Reference Number of the transaction above after the transaction has been completed to my e-mail email@example.com
Dr. James Abbott
Date: Jan 5, 2017 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: Hi
To: “ato jino” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
OK I’ve reported you to the authorities.. thanks for another scam!! I’ve already now turned in 10 people! You will be caught for what you are doing. You are a criminal and shame on you!!
Nan says that she has played the scammers several times now. As she has told us… “I love catching these scam artists in the act. It’s literally a high because I’m stopping them from scamming innocent people. Just being able to help is amazing to me.”
What did Nan accomplish? A lot actually. She wasted the scammer’s time and money, and put him at risk by exposing the fraud. By informing the bank and the authorities, she made it much harder to use the bogus checks pretending to be this bank. But most importantly, she played them much like the way they play others. And so, to Nan, we say thank you! You are truly a crusader and we salute you
For more details on Nan’s scambaiting go to www.thedailyscam.com/anti-scam-crusader/
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