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12/12/11 6:23 A

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Hi folks,
Today I received this comment on my Feed Action which I have immediately reported to the Spark Coaches as this is not the sort of thing we should be seeing on SP. If you ever get approaches similar to this, please advise your Team Leader or a Spark Coach as soon as you can. Let's keep Sparkpeople clean & free of this sort of thing.

Jude
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& SP Class of January 13 - 19 2008

ABIGAILDIARRA has just commented on your Feed Action BRANDI1809 had a good day today,

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ABIGAILDIARRA said 'Hello My Dear My name is Miss Abigail Diarra,a tall good looking young girl,so lovely and caring with good understanding, fair in complexion, care with good sharing,honesty.I saw your profile in www.sparkpeople.com which interested me much and i decided to contact you.Please contact me through this my e-mail address (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) We need to talk and know our self more and equally share pictures to each other.hope to hear from you. Miss Abigail, Thanks.'

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7/18/11 6:35 A

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Warning.
I received the following message on my blog which I reported to CoachJen. She has told me that this account is now closed. If you ever find anything like this please report it to the Coaches.
Thanks
Jude x


BLESSINGX1 7/17/2011 8:19PM
How are you today?
My name is blessing, i saw your profile here today and it was interested and nice. I think we can click and become friends i will like you to reply me back through my email address (xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) for more introduction and exchange of pictures if you don't mind. I am waiting to see your reply.
Yours blessing

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4/25/11 3:17 P

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HUGE VIRUS COMING! PLEASE READ & FORWARD !


This has been checked with Norton Anti-Virus, and they are gearing up for this virus! and also checked Snopes, and it is for real. Get this E-mail message sent around to all your contacts ASAP.
This is a Computer Virus Warning


PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!

You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK,'regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc C drive of your computer.

This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address on his/her contact list. That is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts. It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it!

If you receive a mail called' POSTCARD,' even if it is sent to you by a friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer immediately. This is the worst virus announced by CNN.

It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

COPY THIS E-MAIL, AND SEND IT TO YOUR FRIENDS.
REMEMBER: IF YOU SEND IT TO THEM, YOU WILL BENEFIT ALL OF US.

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3/18/11 6:38 A

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Here is another scam happening in my area however it could move antwhere so it is wise to be aware.

There now follows a community safety message.
On Friday of last week I informed you of two white males who were going round, cold calling and offering a tree cutting service at extortionate costs and then not doing the work.
I am pleased to tell you that we have made significant progress on this matter thanks to the excellent observations and reporting methods of one of our NHW coordinators.

We now have more information and that is the white van the two males are using has the registration number of HJ 11 NRK. The males are described as one in his fifties and the second in his twenties. The older male has a “ginger” tinge to the colour to his hair and may have a moustache. He is stocky in build. The younger male is gaunt and pale in complexion he is thinner than the older male.
These men were seen over the weekend and reported to the police which is where the good work began.
However we still need your help to really tie these people down as they were seen operating in the Wednesbury area yesterday, Monday 14th March. On this occasion they asked £170 to deal with a tree and only removed a couple of small branches before leaving the site.
The men continue to wear dark green overalls with the John Dear emblem in red and gold.

Please advise your members’, families and friends that should they be approached by these two males West Midlands Police suggest that they do not engage their services. However, when it is safe to do so, please telephone PC Gerry Wintrip who works with Sandwell Trading Standards on 0121 569 6605 and give him information of the whereabouts and practices of these two individuals. This will build on the good work already started by N’Hood Watch and may I thank you in advance for your help with this on going work, it is appreciated.

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3/18/11 6:34 A

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If you live in the Sandwell area of the West Midlands, it might help if you are aware of the following which was sent to me last week.
Thanks
Jude x

There now follows a community information message.
West Midlands Police continue to monitor the practices of scrap metal merchants. This involves identifying the merchants who cruise our streets and feeding the information into the police systems to ensure that the individuals are abiding to the rules, regulations and licensing arrangements around the collection of scrap.

West Midlands Police, Sandwell are asking for your help by observing the vehicles being used by the merchants.
Please note, its colour, make, model and registration number if possible. Please look for any unique or individual signage on the sides or front of the vehicle or any other mark which will assist in the identification of the vehicle. Also note the location, day, date and time when you have observed this vehicle.
Once you have this information would you please convey it by telephone or e mail to me at West Bromwich Police Station.

My contact details are:
Tel: 0345 113 5000 ext 7911 6397
Or e mail to p.bailey@west-midlands.police.co.uk
If you have several merchants in your area in the course of a morning it may be better to report the sightings collectively than report each one individually.
West Midlands Police ask that you do not put yourself in any danger when collecting this information and this is best done by not making the practice of making observations obvious to the scrap metal merchant.
Thank you for your help with this matter it is very helpful in reducing the number of metal thefts we are having across the Borough. All help is appreciated.

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2/14/11 7:25 A

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Hi I received this warning about the following quite recently - Dave
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This is genuine so please don't ignore.

PLEASE PASS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY.

I received a call from a 'representative' of BT, informing me that he was dis-connecting me because of an unpaid bill.
He demanded payment immediately of 31.00 or it would be 118.00 to re-connect at a later date.
The guy wasn't even fazed when I told him I was with Virgin Media, allegedly VM have to pay BT a percentage for line rental!
I asked the guy's name - he gave me the very 'English' John Peacock with a very 'African' accent - & phone number - 0800 0800 152.
Obviously the fellow realized I didn't believe his story, so offered to demonstrate that he was from BT. I asked how & he told me to hang up
& try phoning someone - he would dis-connect my phone to prevent this. AND HE DID !!
My phone was dead - no engaged tone, nothing - until he phoned me again.

Very pleased with himself, he asked if that was enough proof that he was with BT. I asked how the payment was to be made
& he said credit card, there & then.

I said that I didn't know how he'd done it, but I had absolutely no intention of paying him, I didn't believe his name or that he worked for BT.

He hung up.
I dialed 1471 - number withheld
I phoned his fictitious 0800 number - not recognized.
so I phoned the police to let them know. I wasn't the first! It's only just started apparently, but it is escalating.

Their advice was to let as many people as possible know of this scam. The fact that the phone does go off would probably convince some people it's real,
so please make as many friends & family aware of this.

How is it done?
This is good but not that clever. He gave the wrong number - it should have been 0800 800 152 which takes you through to BT Business.
The cutting off of the line is very simple, he stays on the line with the mute button on and you can't dial out - but he can hear you trying
(This is because the person who initiates a call is the one to terminate it). When you stop trying he cuts off and immediately calls back.
You could almost be convinced!
The sad thing is that it is so simple that it will certainly fool the elderly and vulnerable.

By the way this is not about getting the cash as this would not get past merchant services - it is all about getting the credit card details which include the security number
so that it can be used for far larger purchases.

Andy ORPIN
Police Community Support Officer


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1/16/11 7:50 A

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Also, and important at this time of year, I got one from HM Customs etc asking me to contact them by clicking on an attachment and filling in a form as they claimed to owe me some money. It was convincing because the sum was not huge - just 180 or so - so very easy to fall into the trap.

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1/15/11 6:12 P

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The main ones I get are from banks; HSBC or RBS or Halifax among others They look genuine but say my account is about to be suspended unless I verify my details with them because of some computer hitch. These are all scams and no bank will ask you to enter your details in an unsolicited email. In fact my banks have written to me (on paper!) to say they would never send me an unsolicited email asking for details and if I get one I should let them know immediately so they can track it down.

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Another one..

THIS IS FOR YOUR ATTENTION


We wish to notify you again that you were listed as a beneficiary to the total sum of $11,300,000.00 (Eleven million Three hundred thousand American dollars) in the codicil and last testament of the deceased. (Name now withheld since this is our second letter to you).


I contacted you because you bear the surname identity and therefore can present you as the beneficiary to the inheritance. I therefore reckoned that you can receive these funds as you are qualified by your name identity.


To verify these funds in escrow, please call the Automated Number of the Bank and follow the prompt:


Call: +1 (917) 472-1925
Pass code: 4262
Account Number: 0221077410248
Pin: 2388


All the legal papers will be processed in your acceptance. In your acceptance of this deal,
I request that you kindly forward to me your letter of acceptance; your current telephone and fax numbers and a forwarding address to enable us file necessary documents at our high court probate division for the release of this sum of money.


Get back to me through the following contact mail address: geraldwalter@yahoo.cn


Yours faithfully,


Gerald Walter





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8/25/10 4:19 P

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This is a new one on me - came in today - it's very exciting but obviously a BIG FAT SCAM!!


Read Carefully,


How are you and your family? Hope all is well.
My name is (Staff Sgt.) Marriot Brown; I am an American soldier, serving in the military with the army's 3rd infantry division. With a desperate need for assistance, I have summed up courage to contact you. I found your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking for your kind assistance to move the sum of($3 Million U.S Dollars) Three Million United States Dollars to you as far as I can be assured that my share will be safe in your care until I complete my service here.



SOURCE OF MONEY:

Some money in various currencies were discovered in barrels at a farm house near one of Saddam's old palaces in Tikrit-Iraq during a rescue operation, and it was agreed by staff sgt. Kennet Buff and I that some part of this money be shared among both of us before informing anybodyabout it since both of us saw the money first. This was quite an illegal thing to do, but I tell what, no compensation can make up forthe risk we have taken with our lives in this hole of which my brother in-law was killed by a road side bomb last time.


The above figure was given to me as my share and to conceal this kind of money became a problem for me, so with the help of a British contact working hereand his office enjoy some immunity, I was able to get the package out to a safe location entirely out of trouble spot. He does not know the real content of the package, and believes that it belongs to a British/American medical doctor who died in a raid here in Iraq, before giving up, trusted me to hand over the package to his family in United States. I have now found a very secured way of getting the package out of Iraq to you at home for you to pick up, and I will discuss this with you when I am sure that you are willing to assist me and I believe that my money will be well secured in your hand because you have fear of God. I want you to tell me how much you will take from this money for the assistance you will give to me. One passionate appeal I will make to you is not to discuss this matter with anybody, should you have reasons to reject this offer, please and please destroy this message as any leakage of this information will be too bad for us soldiers here in Iraq.


I do not know how long we will remain here, Month of May last year was the deadliest month for us out here. Totaly, 127 men were lost. This and other reasons I will mention later has prompted me to reach out for help, I honestly want this matter to be resolved immediately.


God bless you and your family.


Sgt. Marriot Brown.







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Thanks to Mandy for this one.
ICE is being launched in this Country: We all carry mobile phones and the first thing paramedics do when they arrive at a scene of an accident is to retrieve mobile phones - but unfortunately although there are hundreds of numbers/names, no idea who to contact in an emergency! So we are being requested to enter into our mobile phones under the name ICE (In Case of Emergency) relevant names/numbers, if you want to put more than one in simply enter as ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.

Put loved ones minds at rest and use this new facility - paramedics will be very grateful.

(Note from Jude, I have mine down as ICE Pete husband & Pete has me down as ICE Judy Wife, although some people prefer to keep it anonymous in case the phone gets stolen.)

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8/23/10 4:59 A

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I have decided to create this topic to enable us to warn each other about various scams being used these days. (Blame it on my suspicious nature)

The most recent one is where you get a phone call (I've had two this week) from someone with a very English name but is obviously not English, stating that they are a PC Technical Support under Microsoft Windows checking up to see if you are having any problems with your computer or saying that they have received error messages from your computer! What they want you to do is to log on to your PC find a particular website & download something onto your desktop. they will then ask you to follow certain keystrokes which will enable them to check out any problems.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES DO WHAT THEY SAY. THIS IS A MAJOR SCAM & THEY WILL TAKE OVER YOUR COMPUTER!!!
If you get any calls like this.....PUT THE PHONE DOWN IMMEDIATELY!

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