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daddywoofdawg
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18 10 1:31 am    Post subject: Your not a real business until... Reply with quote

last week I got a call (internet relay for the hard of hearing)about ordering 300 sandwiches big order!well after going back and forth he send me his CC# etc.and called me to confirm well he wanted me to ship to OKC BBQ but want me to over charge the card 1300.00 to send to the shipper by western union.(Bells and flags going yet?)I told him I can't send food though the mail.(no problem the shipper will take care of it)now the shipper has no idea how much this weights and the cuctomer didn't ask to put it in some kind of cooler with ice.so I ask him where he lives and he told me he used to live in town and is down in ok for the season.(maybe)where in town do you live?(I live next to the school) which school the high school or jr. high?(the Jr. High)We have only one school in town and it's K-12.so he get's back to the charge my card as your on the phone.I told him I can't while I'm on the phone and he hung up I called the state attorney fraud div. and discover card fraud and they both confirmed it's fake.Bummer would have been a nice way to start off the season.But this isn't my first rodeo.Had a purchase a few years ago with a fake business check.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18 10 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the club! Smile

Mine usually start out

"I am the most honorable Mr.Komashatsubutoko, and I and my family will be traveling to "X" destination and need your food service".

Until the money actually CLEARS the bank (which can take up to a month for out of country funds), sorry you get nothing............................
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18 10 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the business I used to have (not food)... some people just don't use electronic $... Send a Check, we wait 2 weeks for it to clear. Same with Money Orders. Way too much money order fraud. Luckily, in the 5 years we ran, we never had a fraud case come up.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18 10 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL! I thought I was the only one that got this call. I was getting them quite often over the summer. I kept asking the operator to ask them for name and location they want to pick up from. They didn't respond and just hung up.

I did get one e-mail saying they wanted to visit from out of town and eat at our establishment for three days. To just charge the card in advance. Of course, I don't have said establishment so that didn't end well on their part.

Oh well... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18 10 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant even remember how many times that scam was tried on me...I now tell the operator that its a scam and the scammers hang up...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18 10 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G's BBQ wrote:
Cant even remember how many times that scam was tried on me...I now tell the operator that its a scam and the scammers hang up...


I wouldn't be surprised if the operator was part of the scam as well... Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18 10 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't be surprised if the operator was part of the scam as well... Laughing Laughing[/quote]

That's a good point. With todays telephone systems, why would there be an operator involved?
Translator maybe, but no need for the operator.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18 10 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bestiverhad wrote:
Geronimo wrote:
wouldn't be surprised if the operator was part of the scam as well... Laughing Laughing


That's a good point. With todays telephone systems, why would there be an operator involved?
Translator maybe, but no need for the operator.


There are operators as the service is really set up for the deaf and hard of hearing, the "client" types in the question etc, the operator then talks to you on your phone, when you answer they then type your answers to the "client", but there are no real checks to stop anyone from using the available services, and attempting to defraud the people at the other end i.e. you!

The service they provide is a worthwhile effort, the scammers make it a real pain in the butt.

I have had so many of the calls on items I have sold, that I have all the local numbers in my phone, so I can screen the calls, then tell them to pass the message that I will answer email, but I will not do business over the Internet Relay.

Anyone that wont email me is a scammer in my book, as you must have computer access to be able to use the IR service.

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4LittlePigs
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18 10 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get a couple of those calls a month! Mad As soon as the operator starts talking I tell her that I know its a scam and I'm sorry she had to deal with it. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18 10 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And worst part is I was stressing over making 300 sandwiches to deliver!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18 10 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daddywoofdawg wrote:
And worst part is I was stressing over making 300 sandwiches to deliver!


Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18 10 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was eating at bbq restaurant about 3 weeks ago in Winchester, Tn and at the next table the owner was recanting this tale to a policeman. I don't know if she got ripped off or was just reporting the scam. But i think she may have been taken.
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Bbq Bubba
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19 10 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the exact same call at the raunt this week. Owner asks me how to price it when i explained to him the scam. Laughing Laughing
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