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Best COTH Anti-Scam Thread Ever

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    Best COTH Anti-Scam Thread Ever

    I'm sure many new members haven't read this. If you need a laugh, read:

    Oh skydy thankyou! Cold and frosty morning here in SW Victoria, Aus - animals are fed and I'm about to settle in for this! I'm only up to the OP's (first?) reply! Brilliant stuff!


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      Oh, I'm glad. I just re-read it, I hadn't read it in ages and I'd forgotten how funny it was.


        This was hilarious. Some of the responses are perfection. Who was it who had the letter from the Princess who was in danger and some COTH smarty pants got hold of it and was toying with her for awhile. Now, that was funny.
        "Cats aren't clean; they're covered with cat spit."
        - John S Nichols (1745-1846,writer/printer)

        Don't come for me - I didn't send for you.


          I remember this thread - hilarious!


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            Originally posted by shiloh View Post
            This was hilarious. Some of the responses are perfection. Who was it who had the letter from the Princess who was in danger and some COTH smarty pants got hold of it and was toying with her for awhile. Now, that was funny.
            I think it was included in the thread linked above.
            Last edited by skydy; Jul. 12, 2020, 03:11 PM. Reason: clarity


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              shiloh I was mistaken. The TaTa Tatonga thread also contained a damsel in distress but she was "the daughter of a very wealthy cocao (sic) and gold merchant" whose father was attacked by "unknown assassins" in Abidjan.


                A true classic. Sure wish the Way Back Internet Machine still had BustedUp Cowgirl's stuff. She could string along a scammer for MONTHS and have us laughing the entire time!
                <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


                  @ChocoMare - I don't recall BustedUp Cowgirl, so I poked around on Google a bit and found this link. Is this "scamming the scammer" the one you remember? It's pretty amazing!



                    Originally posted by Scarlet Gilia View Post
                    @ChocoMare - I don't recall BustedUp Cowgirl, so I poked around on Google a bit and found this link. Is this "scamming the scammer" the one you remember? It's pretty amazing!

                    I believe that's it!!!! Reading thru is a scream!
                    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.


                      Hey folks... next time, take the call in Russian! LOL

                      Ivan, Cousin To Boris, Fights Scammers, Too
                      Computer Repair, Connecticut, Instant Karma, Phone Scam, Silly, USA | Legal | July 10, 2020

                      I work in a small, one-man computer repair shop. I frequently get scam phone calls throughout the day, typically offering business loans and free cruises — the usual rubbish. One day, I get fed up with the scammers and decide to have a little fun.
                      I answer the phone in a thick Russian accent.

                      Me: “Hello! You are speaking to Ivan Yesnikov of Yesnikov Computers! How may I be of helping you today?”

                      Scammer: “Hi, I’m [Scammer] calling from the free cruise giveaway! You’ve won a free cruise!”

                      Me: “A ‘free cruise?’ Is of sounding good, but… how I win this cruise?”

                      Scammer: “Oh, you probably stayed at one of our many hotels over the past year and were entered into the contest.”

                      Me: “Ah, I am of understanding. But let me be of asking you something. What is name of company you calling from?”

                      Scammer: “This is the Five-Star Resort Company.”

                      Me: *Suddenly enraged* “‘Five-Star Resort Company’?! IS FRONT COMPANY FOR KGB!”

                      Scammer: *Exasperated* “Sir, we are not the KGB.”

                      Me: *Still enraged* “Is exactly what KGB would say! I know this name from when I in Siberia. I no let you send me back! Ludmila and I will be waiting for you!”

                      Scammer: *Click*

                      <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.