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    Rebecca Thatcher

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    by lsashun ·

    I received the letter from Mrs. Rebecca Thatcher and her cancerous ailment. How do we know this is a scam? There is a Jeremy Thatcher and I felt sad in reading the letter. I have also received a number of lottery winnings on the internet and they requested that I send a copy of my drivers license, which I did! I hope that it is not a scam.

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    • #2599260

      Clarifications

      by lsashun ·

      In reply to Rebecca Thatcher

      Clarifications

    • #2576483

      Well lets just leave it as saying that if you didn’t ask

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to Rebecca Thatcher

      Or contribute to something and get a notification about it then it’s likely to be a Scam!

      If you didn’t pay for Lottery Tickets and get asked for personal information then you have been scammed and in all likelihood your Identy has been stolen as a Drivers License can be used to obtain Credit Cards and everything else relating to you.

      You can start to expect to begin to receive letters demanding payment for bills that you may know nothing about and because they are your details you are responsible for these bills because you where silly enough to hand out your details.

      The same applies to unsolicited E-Mails telling you Sob Stories about someone who has died and their partner wants to move a lot of money out of the country and has selected you to receive and hold for them. They ask for Bank Account Details and then proceed to empty your Bank Account Max Out your Credit Card/s and may even go as far as to place another mortgage on your house.

      If you respond to this type of rubbish you deserve exactly what you get! Would you hand out your drivers license to anyone who approached you on the street? My guess would be no so if it’s something that you wouldn’t normally do [b]Do Not Do It Over The Internet![/b] Actually you are miles safer handing out information like this to a complete stranger and at the same time hand then your check book with all the checks signed but not filled out to anyone. At least that way you have limited exposure but when you do this over the Internet you have no protection at all and can continued to be hit years after the original event.

      Col

    • #2621165

      Re: Mrs. Rebecca Thatcher

      by donnalynn210 ·

      In reply to Rebecca Thatcher

      Yep I began receiving these emails too, earkuer this month july, 07. i also sent a scanned copy of my drivers licence and personal info. i feel for it.

    • #2622545

      Avarice and Greed are the main players here…

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to Rebecca Thatcher

      And you saddoes have a more-than-ample supply of both.

    • #2609101

      Rebecca Thatcher

      by candi_lade26 ·

      In reply to Rebecca Thatcher

      I have also recvd letters from Mrs. Thatcher and her attorney, I dont know if this is real or if it’s a game I also sent some information but they didn’t ask to have a copy of my driveres liscense. I am not for sure what this is hopefully it’s not a scam.

      • #2609091

        How can people be so stupid?

        by oh smeg ·

        In reply to Rebecca Thatcher

        Anything that you get unsolicited is a [b]SCAM![/b]

        If you didn’t ask for the e-mail or buy a Lottery Ticket why would anyone be foolish enough to think that they will get something for nothing?

        Also what’s the need to click on every attachment that crops up as well?

        This is one thing that I’m constantly fighting with my end users about all the time but I’ve now come to the conclusion that you can not protect people from their own stupidity so now I just lock down the business computers to prevent any infections.

        GOD even tonight the Media was going on about the insecurities in Internet Banking and just how much gets stolen from account users who don’t follow proper security on their own Personal Computers. Actually it’s the banks fault for the stupidity of these people who fail to read the warnings and then when they loose everything complain about what happened to them. Personally I would make them loose the money and house/s if they are silly enough to fall for this crap. Just how many would willing hand out a check book full of signed checks not filled out or their credit card and PIN Number?

        • #2634813

          scam artist/ Rebbeca Thatcher and attorney Barr Mathew Penny.

          by puertoricanatm ·

          In reply to How can people be so stupid?

          listen to me fellow citizens of united states. you guys are stupid. im a 16 year old boy and i even know how 2 do this. i am not stupid. i read it sure i was happy. i found out it was close to 40,000,000 gosh i was already making plans on what im gonna spend it on. first i replied to this email from this rebbeca thatcher and she replied then i sent a message to her attorney barr mathew penny, then he replied. he was asking me for my full name residential adress, postal adress, email adress, phone and fax number, occupation, place of berth, age, citizenship, scanned copy of my id. in this email he told me that he will be my attorney. i told him that i had emailed all this information to my family lawer and this was today. then i wanted to make sure because i didnt want my lawer getting a big check from me, so i went to yahoo.com and typed her name in. and what do you know it showed me this site, and i read a couple of letters from people. and i said to myself how can we american citizens be so stupid we fall into this too easily. i knew it from the begenning that this was a scam damn 40 mil. ill be the richest kid in illinois. but i already sent all the emails to my attorney so lets see what will happen.

        • #2512355

          I AGREE!

          by jessi_baby_1 ·

          In reply to scam artist/ Rebbeca Thatcher and attorney Barr Mathew Penny.

          i did the same thing! its a money thing! you see the bling and its like forget about it but were smarter then that shit… i went to google and typed the “lawyers” name and up this came…. but i wasn’t going to give any info… im not stupid i was raised right work hard for your money! like someone is really just going to hand it to you!! its really sad people are falling for this

        • #2544607

          How? Because people are stupid. They’re taught to be stupid and trusting

          by maniacman ·

          In reply to How can people be so stupid?

          And not to stereotype or pick on specific religions, but those scammed succesfully tend to be predominantly from the midwestern and southern states of the USA where being a good “Christian” also means being a gullible nimrod if some scammer asks them for their bank accounts with some sob story and they readily disclose the information. A sucker is born every minute, no matter how often people are warned against such scams.

    • #2608530

      Since you lot are so trusting what about this one?

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to Rebecca Thatcher

      [i]Beloved in Christ,

      I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am Mrs. Annette Shumejda, a childless widow to Late Mr. John Shumejda who died along with his partner and three of the crew members when their private jet crashed on take-off just after midday at Birmingham Airport on 4th Jan, 2002. Please view this website for verification: http://www.cwn.org.uk/business/a-z/a/agco/2002/01/020104-air-crash.htm.

      I am 49 years old and a new Christian convert, suffering from Leukemia and Hypertensive-Cora which resulted from the sudden death of my late husband; and according to my doctor my condition is critical and I might not survive because of the serious damage that this deadly sickness has inflicted on my body systems. Although as a Christian, I believe God and I know that I will not die, but will live to use the funds that my late husband left behind for me to glorify and declare the glory of God.

      I inherited the sum of $8.7m (Eight million, Seven hundred thousand US Dollars) from my late husband who was a great entrepreneur and a well known philanthropist before his unfortunate death, and the fund was packaged in a consignment box deposited with a financial House for security reasons and all the documents concerning the fund are in my custody. As a newly convert I have prayed concerning this donation for God’s guidance and divine directives and if in your heart you genuinely and faithfully desire to use this fund for the propagation of God’s work in any form whether for charity, ministry, evangelical work or otherwise in relation to God’s work, do get in touch with me for immediate arrangements on how you will receive my consignment that contains the funds from the finance house and begin the work of God with the funds. Also please I need you to pray for my life because there is so much power in prayer and by the stripes of Jesus we where healed.

      God bless you once again and as you receive it, give God all the Glory.

      May God bless you.

      Your Sister in the Lord,

      Mrs. Annette Shumejda.[/i]

      This is a [b]CON[/b] no ifs buts or maybes it’s a straight out scam with what looks like real support to back up the stated request.

      The reason that I know this is because it’s unsolicited E-Mail with the hope that they will get even a .5% response to make a lot of money from those silly enough to respond. Or how about this one that comes with a real looking Logo

      [i]Dear Valued Customer,
      ?
      ? ? Egg Bank ? is constantly working to increase security for all Online Banking users.

      To ensure the integrity of our online payment system, we periodically review accounts.
      ?
      Your account might be placed on restricted status due to numerous invalid login
      attempts into your acccont. Restricted accounts continue to receive payments,
      but they are limited in their ability to send or withdraw funds. To continue
      to the verification process and ensure your account security.

      To initiate the update confirmation process,
      You are now required to click on egg. to continue.
      ?
      Thank you for choosing? EggBank.? (R).
      ?
      Customer Service.
      ?
      Email Reference ID: 140654414
      ?
      —————————— ———–
      Egg is a trading name of the Egg group of companies which includes:
      Egg plc (reg no 2448340), Egg Financial Intermediation Ltd (reg no
      3828289), and Egg Banking plc (reg no 2999842). Egg Banking plc and
      Egg Financial Intermediation Ltd are authorised and regulated by
      the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and are entered in the FSA
      register under numbers 205621 and 309551 respectively. These
      members of the Egg group are registered in England and Wales.
      Registered office: Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4R 0HH.

      This e-mail is confidential and for use by the addressee only. If
      you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail and have received
      it in error, please return the message to the sender by replying to
      it and then delete it from your mailbox. The Egg group of companies do not accept
      responsibility for changes made to this message after it was sent.[/i]

      This is another [b]CON[/b] that is attempting to eclectic your bank details out of the [b]Totally Gullible[/b] to allow those involved in the scam to steal from you. Your bank would never ask for these details and if you actually bother to read the information provided when the Internet Banking is set up you will know that there isn’t a single bank on the face of the planet that would ask something like this. They will have even told you this when you setup the account or organised to get Internet Banking on an existing Account but so few people actually listen to what they are told by the different banks. Then when you loose everything it’s the Banks Fault when you handed out the information quite freely.

      This is still something that I fail to understand as the silly people who answer this type of thing and loose so much will then blame the bank because they lost the money when the bank had Absolutely nothing at all to do with it. It’s just the Customers Stupidity.

      Col

      • #2544605

        See how it specifically invokes Jesus and God to play on the sympathy

        by maniacman ·

        In reply to Since you lot are so trusting what about this one?

        of Christians, because the majority of scam victims are them and religious elderly, as they tend to be very trusting and gullible when it comes to this. I always did say that organized religion makes people stupid and shuts off the logical section of the brain used for thinking and common sense, but that’s just my opinion based on personal observations.

    • #2608502

      Haven’t any of you heard of…

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to Rebecca Thatcher

      http://www.snopes.com/? Criminy. If you are utterly compelled to open the junk that crosses your Inbox, at least go out to Snopes to check out the validity of things.

    • #2634294

      What about Poor Jain Hagis?

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to Rebecca Thatcher

      [i]Dear Beloved,

      As you read this, I don’t want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe
      everyone will die someday. My name is JAIN HAGIS I am a merchant of Oman
      nationality but presently residing in london.I have been diagnosed with
      Esophageal cancer .It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and
      right now
      I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts.

      I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for
      anyone(not even myself)but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never
      generous, I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as
      that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know
      that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in
      the world.

      last_vision45: I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this
      world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that
      God has called me, I have willed and given most of my property and
      assets to my
      immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends.

      I want God to be merciful to me and accept my soul so, I have decided to
      give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good
      deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity
      organizations in the Oman, Algeria and Malaysia.

      Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore.
      I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute
      the money which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan,
      they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them
      anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them.

      The last of my money which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of
      eighteen
      million dollars 18,000,000 that I have with a finance/Security Company in
      europe.

      I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatche it to charity
      organizations

      Get back to me as soon as possible on my private email {jagis6000@yahoo.co.uk}

      I have set aside 20% for you and for your time.

      God be with you.

      JAIN HAGIS[/b]

      As you all feel sorry for this afflicted person please feel free to hand out all your personal Details so that you can be stolen from but as you already know that this is a [b]SCAM[/b] you will willingly be giving everything that you own away.

      Don’t worry about all the spelling mistakes this person is a good God Faring person so they just have to be honest right. :^0

      Col

    • #2512358

      I too

      by jessi_baby_1 ·

      In reply to Rebecca Thatcher

      I to have receved a ” YOU GOT MY MONEY” to bad i was raised with some smarts… MAMA didn’t raise no fool person…. I replied back, WHO ARE YOU.. and then they went off to say i need to contact there lawyer to give them my bank # so i can get all this money RIGHT! you dont just give some lucky person money out of NO WHERE.. if she was in that much need to give it away its called a CHARITY!…

      • #2543621

        Uhm…

        by jplconsultant ·

        In reply to I too

        “i was raised with some smarts… MAMA didn’t raise no fool person…. I replied back,”

        You’ve got some smarts, yet you REPLIED?

    • #2543671

      Rebecca Thatcher

      by maecuff ·

      In reply to Rebecca Thatcher

      was Tom Sawyer’s girlfriend. Last time I checked the book, she didn’t have cancer.

      In all seriousness, don’t ever EVER send your personal information out.

    • #2543631

      Whatever happened to ‘LSashun’ anyway ??? . . .

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to Rebecca Thatcher

      After the ‘Mrs Rebecca Thatcher’ donation scam, there has been NO SIGN.

      Either the bailiffs have been round to collect the computer gear, due to missed payments – ALL monies having been sent to Rebecca Thatcher…

      OR

      He/She has moved back to Alsace !!! 😀

    • #2543619

      I feel so left out

      by jplconsultant ·

      In reply to Rebecca Thatcher

      I haven’t gotten this email yet. It’s like elementary all over again. I’m always left out of the fun stuff.

      [b]DRAT![/b]

      • #2544286

        Well if you ask nicely

        by oh smeg ·

        In reply to I feel so left out

        I’ll send you some of this spam the next time that I open a Mail Client.

        Sorry I can’t send you any at the moment as the Spam Filter has scanned the system and removed the offending articles. I’ve deleted them as well so I don’t have anything to look at but tomorrow is another day as they all say. 😀

        Col

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