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OfflineDreamer987
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I'v just been randomly selected to recieve government grants!
    #7577696 - 10/30/07 07:28 PM (7 years, 29 days ago)

Some Indian sounding guy just called me.
He said "This is Rahi maneenanajahhhd from the Government of the United States. You have been randomly selected to recieve government grants, because your family has been paying all its bills and taxes to your government over the last several months. Am i right?"

It reminded me of certain emails from nigeria, to which i'v lost thousands of dollars (damb you Paul Desoto from the central bank of Nigeria)
So i told him it sounded like a scam, and bye bye.
But now i'm totaly kicking myself in the ass, because that guy sounded super legit, and i shouldn't mistrust him because i was raped by several nigerians.

what do you guys think? should i call him back?


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Re: I'v just been randomly selected to recieve government grants! [Re: Dreamer987]
    #7577715 - 10/30/07 07:36 PM (7 years, 29 days ago)

ouch you fell for those nigerian scams :doh: were you high on somthing?


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Re: I've just been randomly selected to receive government grants! [Re: Dreamer987]
    #7577716 - 10/30/07 07:37 PM (7 years, 29 days ago)

why would they randomly select people to give them money?

i donno it kinda sounds like a scam but who knows maybe you should phone back and go with it but be very very cautious


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Re: I'v just been randomly selected to recieve government grants! [Re: Dreamer987]
    #7577777 - 10/30/07 07:48 PM (7 years, 29 days ago)

One time my university sent me an email saying I'd been picked for a $1500 scholarship, it was being applied to my bursar account, and I didn't have to do anything. I sent them back a reply asking if they were from Nigeria, and if they were sure they didn't need a bank account number.


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Re: I'v just been randomly selected to recieve government grants! [Re: Dreamer987]
    #7577801 - 10/30/07 07:54 PM (7 years, 29 days ago)

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Dreamer987 said:
It reminded me of certain emails from nigeria, to which i'v lost thousands of dollars (damb you Paul Desoto from the central bank of Nigeria)



:haha:


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Re: I'v just been randomly selected to recieve government grants! [Re: Dreamer987]
    #7577808 - 10/30/07 07:56 PM (7 years, 29 days ago)

I think you are full of shit.


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Re: I'v just been randomly selected to recieve government grants! [Re: debianlinux]
    #7577814 - 10/30/07 07:58 PM (7 years, 29 days ago)

damn dreamer


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Re: I'v just been randomly selected to recieve government grants! [Re: wowitch17]
    #7577823 - 10/30/07 08:00 PM (7 years, 29 days ago)

It's like when you get one of those IV shots and they tell you to count back from ten? I always think in my head... Dreamer...9...8...7...      ahhhhh :smile:

Those shots are my favorite shots.


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Re: I'v just been randomly selected to recieve government grants! [Re: Dreamer987]
    #7577973 - 10/30/07 08:42 PM (7 years, 29 days ago)

sounds super shady to me. when i saw this thread i thought you actually bought it though. yeah i would highly doubt it, and it was an indian sounding guy... come on...


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Re: I'v just been randomly selected to recieve government grants! [Re: supercollider]
    #7577979 - 10/30/07 08:43 PM (7 years, 29 days ago)

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supercollider said:
One time my university sent me an email saying I'd been picked for a $1500 scholarship, it was being applied to my bursar account, and I didn't have to do anything. I sent them back a reply asking if they were from Nigeria, and if they were sure they didn't need a bank account number.





so what happened?


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The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity. ~ Albert Einstein


~~~*Dosis sola facit venenum*~~~

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Re: I'v just been randomly selected to recieve government grants! [Re: Locus]
    #7578033 - 10/30/07 08:59 PM (7 years, 29 days ago)

They probably laughed it off, and I got a scholarship just like they said.


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Re: I'v just been randomly selected to recieve government grants! [Re: Dreamer987]
    #7578090 - 10/30/07 09:17 PM (7 years, 29 days ago)

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Dreamer987 said:
Some Indian sounding guy just called me.
He said "This is Rahi maneenanajahhhd from the Government of the United States. You have been randomly selected to recieve government grants, because your family has been paying all its bills and taxes to your government over the last several months. Am i right?"






If that is anything close to what he said word-for-word, then it is absolutely a scam. Nobody who is legit is going to identify himself as "from the Government of the United States." And it wouldn't be a "random" selection if they chose you because "your family has been paying its bills"... the whole thing sounds like utter bullshit.


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Re: I'v just been randomly selected to recieve government grants! [Re: Psilobuds]
    #7578244 - 10/30/07 10:05 PM (7 years, 29 days ago)

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ouch you fell for those nigerian scams :doh: were you high on somthing?





I thought i was laying down the sarcasm thick enough. No i was just fucking around. Only old people fall for these things. I thought it was strange them calling me. I'v only ever seen email scams like this before.


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