Is this a money scam?

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  1. olec04
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    Just wondering this person that appeared in my spam folder saying "I got 250mil since the us dept of treasury says that I was a victim of scamming?! They gave me this id card image https://mega.nz/#!dMgDWSjS!y7wwmNSu4VPUJnefw7Sgzr6J04FaxR1NknFkS5IkWu4 idk if its fake or a money scam and they want me to list all my details like full name p number home address and shit?!?
     
  2. DinohScene

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    Deffo a scam.
    Anything saying "free money" is a scam.

    Edit:
    Never give out personal details on the internet.
    99.9% of the times it's a scam.
     
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  3. olec04
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    Yea that's what I thought
     
  4. cornerpath

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    They will send you a check and yes you will be able cash it, then the guy will say something like send him a cut.
    Once you send the cut, the check will most likely bounce right after and the bank will notice. So you will have to pay it back
    eventhough the scammer gotten the cut
     
  5. olec04
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    I'm not even gonna bother

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    Was just checking to see that
     
  6. SonicCloud

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    Not worth it. Its obvious scam :v
     
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    Never ever trust those emails, even if they seem legit, they usually have numerous typos and grammatical issues.
     
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  8. CIAwesome526

    CIAwesome526 Im ugly and im proud

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    Not *everything*. you can get free money if you know where to look. its just very illegal and i could get in a lot of trouble explaining the steps here.
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Ricken

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    These should say alot
    I think you would know without a sketchy email if you were scammed or not ;)
     
  10. olec04
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    Im not stupid to get scammed ever so i was never scammed
     
  11. retrofan_k

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    Let me guess, was it from Nigeria?:rofl:
     
  12. olec04
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    No but ill trace the IP :D
     
  13. retrofan_k

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    And then they rape you're bank account, steal your're identity and more so. Nothing is free in this world, as there is always a catch and if anyone says different, then they are a bullshitter too.
     
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  14. duffmmann

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    Well there is always free legal money in gambling, but that is also a far more reliable way to lose money too.
     
  15. CIAwesome526

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    this is true. when i said this:
    there are multiple things you're paying, for example: your innocence, and quite possibly your freedom. there are way i know to get free money without being traced, but its as easy as making a deal with an undercover cop or someone who might spill your information to be put in jail for a very long time.
     
  16. Pecrow

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    I find it kin'da funny. But anything that you have to ask your self about itself is at fault... Is this a Scam? If you have to ask the question, then YES it is... Is it cheating when you... YES IT IS!.. lol
     
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    As a rule of thumb, if it's too good to be true, it's too good to be true. Run for the hills.
     
  18. RevPokemon

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    You want to earn millions of dollars a year working from home on your laptop? Hack a fucking bank
     
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    I'm Nigerian and I don't scam people, pretty sure that's a racist stereotype
     
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  20. VinLark

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    It's not a racist stereotype so much as it's just something that happens to people. "I am a nigeran prince that needs da moneyz to get home. Will pay you 2x what you gave me". Like how people think all Indian tech support are stupid.
     
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