'Praying Predators' Steal Thousands

'Praying Predators' Steal Thousands

There are 18 comments on the WUSA Washington, DC story from Jan 23, 2008, titled 'Praying Predators' Steal Thousands. In it, WUSA Washington, DC reports that:

Fairfax County Police are warning senior citizens to be on the alert for a team of scam artists who preyed on senior citizens, prayed with them, and then stole thousands of dollars from them.

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Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#1 Jan 24, 2008
Giving $6000 to a person who walks up to you on the street on "good faith?" I'm sorry, but that's not naive, that's just plain dumb.

“ITS TIME TO ROOST !”

Since: Nov 07

Princess Anne, MD

#2 Jan 24, 2008
Pachacutec wrote:
Giving $6000 to a person who walks up to you on the street on "good faith?" I'm sorry, but that's not naive, that's just plain dumb.
I AGREE..Tell this guy I got a bridge 4 sale for the nominal fee of...$10,000?
gjmoore

Baltimore, MD

#3 Jan 24, 2008
Thanks for the comments - my feelings exactly. How can anyone be so stupid? It has happened before and I still do not understand it. It is just plain dumb, dumb, dumb. His wife may say naive but I say stupid.
M Thomson

Somerville, VA

#4 Jan 24, 2008
Don't be so hard on the poor man. Those kind of people are experts at preying on the elderly. $6,000, a lot of money. Be careful.
night owl

Fairfax, VA

#5 Jan 24, 2008
I guess the email scams aren't paying off to well...now they have to confront you in order to get the cash. tisk tisk tisk
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#6 Jan 24, 2008
M Thomson wrote:
Don't be so hard on the poor man. Those kind of people are experts at preying on the elderly.$6,000, a lot of money. Be careful.
Well, maybe it's because I'm in my 50's, but I don't consider a 64 year old to be "elderly." If he'd given them $5 or $10 on "good faith," that would be a bit foolish - but $6,000? to someone who just walks up to you on the street? I stand by my statement, this guy was dumb, dumb, dumb.
fed up with the mess

United States

#7 Jan 24, 2008
I don't get it. Why would you need to put up good faith money for someone else wanting to give their money? It does not make sense to begin with. Shame on this flim flam.
What

Washington, DC

#8 Jan 24, 2008
How Stupid!
Mark JM Woodbridge VA

United States

#9 Jan 24, 2008
How stupid indeed. I heard of some stupid things but this goes right up there.
CKB

Bethesda, MD

#10 Jan 24, 2008
Now that was stupid. I guess he did get that strong feeling in his stomach. That strong feeling in your stomach is your first warning.

“ITS TIME TO ROOST !”

Since: Nov 07

Princess Anne, MD

#11 Jan 24, 2008
M Thomson wrote:
Don't be so hard on the poor man. Those kind of people are experts at preying on the elderly.$6,000, a lot of money. Be careful.
OK..Im an expert..lets see who bites..
My wife needs an BLOOD transfusion because Dracula bit her 2 days ago..
The operation cost $10,000..
CAN YOU HELP ME?
Rockville Lawyer

Hilliard, OH

#12 Jan 24, 2008
My wife said to me that if she can have that money she would be a rich bitch. I can use some of that money too. Even though I am a lawyer, I can use some of that good money. Thank you!
Rockville Lawyer

Hilliard, OH

#13 Jan 24, 2008
gjmoore wrote:
Thanks for the comments - my feelings exactly. How can anyone be so stupid? It has happened before and I still do not understand it. It is just plain dumb, dumb, dumb. His wife may say naive but I say stupid.
Anytime you read the news, think of Lorena Bobbit or Jeffrey Dahmer. That will provide perspective.
Rockville Lawyer

Hilliard, OH

#14 Jan 24, 2008
night owl wrote:
I guess the email scams aren't paying off to well...now they have to confront you in order to get the cash. tisk tisk tisk
You know that Candy Tisdadt was a prick when she yelled over the phone onto the internet. She made a fool of herself by being a prick. That is a sorry sack for her. My wife said that she is a bitch.
Rockville Lawyer

Hilliard, OH

#15 Jan 24, 2008
With Candy Tisdadt yelling on the phone, my wife said that she should be heard on the radio staions for thepublic to hear. She needs to check out a nice nurse in an institution as my wife said. She may need some sex to keep her nice and straight. Good advise from a lawyer like me.
fed up with the mess

United States

#16 Jan 24, 2008
NYWILL wrote:
<quoted text>
OK..Im an expert..lets see who bites..
My wife needs an BLOOD transfusion because Dracula bit her 2 days ago..
The operation cost $10,000..
CAN YOU HELP ME?
Take a hike pal!!!
CKB

Bethesda, MD

#17 Jan 24, 2008
If my spouse do that I will have to take over and handle all the finances.

I am sure he slept on the sofa.
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#18 Jan 24, 2008
NYWILL wrote:
<quoted text>
OK..Im an expert..lets see who bites..
My wife needs an BLOOD transfusion because Dracula bit her 2 days ago..
The operation cost $10,000..
CAN YOU HELP ME?
I tell you what, I'll send you some money as soon as my cash comes through from that e-mail I received from Nigeria; I'm gonna get 20 million dollars!(smile)

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