Beware of Scams by Topix Users

Beware of Scams by Topix Users

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“I call it as I see it.”

Level 8

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#1 Dec 18, 2012
I got a request last night in a PM from somebody claiming to be from Sierra Leone and said he had a hefty sum he wanted to invest in America. First off, if he has access to a computor, he certainly needs no help from me unless he is up to something illegal or unethical. Often, such propositions are nothing more than an attempt to get at an unsuspecting victim's bank account in order to clean him out or to launder dirty money or con you into making an up front payment "to show good faith" or some other excuse. It is nothing but another get rich quick scam that instead becomes a get poor quick proposition. If you get such a personal message, don't hesitate to report it as there is a link you can click on at the bottom of the page the personal message is on when opened that works exactly the same as reporting a post that potentially violates Topix terms of service.

“I know where you are,”

Level 8

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#2 Dec 18, 2012
Easy fix - turn off your PM.

65007noogard

“Geaux Tigers!”

Level 9

Since: Jun 12

Down on the bayou

#3 Dec 18, 2012
Best just to delete such PMs without even opening them.

“I call it as I see it.”

Level 8

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#4 Dec 18, 2012
65007noogard wrote:
Best just to delete such PMs without even opening them.
I reported it just for good measure.
crazy idea

Memphis, TN

#5 Dec 18, 2012
if it wasn't for the people who don't want to work for their money there would not be scams like that.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#6 Dec 18, 2012
only suckers or stupid people would respond to this, if they do then they deserve it..

“Sharia, NOT!”

Level 1

Since: Jul 10

United States

#7 Dec 18, 2012
Scam is Spam. So can the scam before you become spammed.

“I call it as I see it.”

Level 8

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#9 Dec 18, 2012
Sweetie-Pie wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! For the record it wasn't Sweetie-Pie!!
I didn't think so.

“I call it as I see it.”

Level 8

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#10 Dec 18, 2012
The one who sent the message has to be registered with topix because only registered users can send personal messages.

Cool Hand Clem

“One day at a time”

Level 6

Since: Oct 12

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#12 Dec 18, 2012
lol!

“"*" Always Thinking "*"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Hoosierville

#13 Dec 18, 2012
65007noogard wrote:
Best just to delete such PMs without even opening them.
Same with e-mails.
Juappi Ingubu

Huntington, NY

#14 Dec 18, 2012
flbadcatowner wrote:
I got a request last night in a PM from somebody claiming to be from Sierra Leone and said he had a hefty sum he wanted to invest in America. First off, if he has access to a computor, he certainly needs no help from me unless he is up to something illegal or unethical. Often, such propositions are nothing more than an attempt to get at an unsuspecting victim's bank account in order to clean him out or to launder dirty money or con you into making an up front payment "to show good faith" or some other excuse. It is nothing but another get rich quick scam that instead becomes a get poor quick proposition. If you get such a personal message, don't hesitate to report it as there is a link you can click on at the bottom of the page the personal message is on when opened that works exactly the same as reporting a post that potentially violates Topix terms of service.
Just think, you could have let that million dollar payday just slip away.

“I call it as I see it.”

Level 8

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#15 Dec 19, 2012
Juappi Ingubu wrote:
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Just think, you could have let that million dollar payday just slip away.
Don't bet on it!
Juappi Ingubu

Huntington, NY

#16 Dec 20, 2012
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text> Don't bet on it!
I have bet on it.
I am now set for life.
Thank you God.

Level 9

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#17 Dec 20, 2012
I got the same PM. Just didn't answer.
They wanted me to email - which would give them my email address. Nope!

“I call it as I see it.”

Level 8

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#18 Dec 20, 2012
quilterqueen wrote:
I got the same PM. Just didn't answer.
They wanted me to email - which would give them my email address. Nope!
Wise move.

“I call it as I see it.”

Level 8

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#19 Dec 20, 2012
Juappi Ingubu wrote:
<quoted text>
I have bet on it.
I am now set for life.
Thank you God.
So says the shill.

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#20 Dec 20, 2012
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
<quoted text>
Same with e-mails.
topix has nothing to do with E/mails .. E/mails are a separate program all together and there are a ton of them ///

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#21 Dec 20, 2012
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Wise move.
all you have to do is block that sender , not all of your pm

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#22 Dec 20, 2012
but please next time just copy and post it out here for all to see...

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