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Skip Towne
12-31-2005, 02:22 PM
I'm tired of working and I need a good scam to run. The internet is a good place for a scam but it doesn't necessarily have to be that. A guy in Tulsa put out about 30 collection boxes in various businesses collecting for some bogus Olympics cause. Pretty good, but he got caught. Has anybody got any good ideas for a scam?

WebGem
12-31-2005, 02:25 PM
ROFL

Are you serious?

wutamess
12-31-2005, 02:27 PM
Well you could always claim black lineage and use the "my people were enslaved excuse..." er bad joke.

Never mind.

Katipan
12-31-2005, 02:29 PM
I vote man whore.

Tribal Warfare
12-31-2005, 02:29 PM
GM position for Chiefs have already been taken, but another good one is being the PR rep for Lindsey Lohan. schemes that also work would involve how to "improve" living like the Ed McMahon million dollar sweepstakes.

chiefsfaninNC
12-31-2005, 02:30 PM
GM for the Chiefs. There is no knowledge required for the job and there do not seem to be any performance requirements either.

Demonpenz
12-31-2005, 02:31 PM
just put bucketts up around the quick trips that say "HELP PAY FOR THIS MANS FUNERAL"

Bearcat
12-31-2005, 02:36 PM
There are websites on how to scam scammers... people who get money out of those who send the "I'm the king of [country] and need to wire $720,000,000 to America, and I'll give you 5%!" emails.

I'd like to try that out someday.

WebGem
12-31-2005, 02:40 PM
There are websites on how to scam scammers... people who get money out of those who send the "I'm the king of [country] and need to wire $720,000,000 to America, and I'll give you 5%!" emails.

I'd like to try that out someday.
One of my friends did that a few weeks ago. Like, he went with the scam..and lost $5000.

Calcountry
12-31-2005, 02:42 PM
I'm tired of working and I need a good scam to run. The internet is a good place for a scam but it doesn't necessarily have to be that. A guy in Tulsa put out about 30 collection boxes in various businesses collecting for some bogus Olympics cause. Pretty good, but he got caught. Has anybody got any good ideas for a scam?I don't know about scams, but Greg Robinson has some used schemes he is offering for $1.98 on ebay.

Bearcat
12-31-2005, 02:42 PM
One of my friends did that a few weeks ago. Like, he went with the scam..and lost $5000.


Huh... after I submitted the post, I thought I should add something about how Skip doesn't even need a good scam because people are still falling for the classics.

chiefsfaninNC
12-31-2005, 02:43 PM
Why would anyone try to scam a scammer. That is like getting into the ring with the Heavy Weight Champ and expecting to not get your ass kicked.

Bearcat
12-31-2005, 02:51 PM
Why would anyone try to scam a scammer. That is like getting into the ring with the Heavy Weight Champ and expecting to not get your ass kicked.

Not really... if you never send them money, the worst you'll do is waste your time. The site I was reading talked about how you take them seriously, but let them know you're somewhat skeptical... get them to send a little ($100, $500, whatever) to see if you're serious..... this one guy made up an identity, and told the overseas guy that his secretary would be picking up the money. The money was picked up, and the "secretary" emailed the overseas guy about a week later, saying she was checking the guy's email, didn't know what the money thing was about, but the guy ended up dying in a car wreck, and there was nothing she could do. End of story. The site I was on said these guy scam the scammers, and never keep the money... they give it all to charity, which I guess would be the ethical thing to do... but, whatever ;)

unlurking
12-31-2005, 02:53 PM
Run ads in the local media on selling kits that will teach you how to make $1000 a day working from home an hour day. Sell the kits for $99.99. When you get the check, mail them a 3x5 postcard that says take an ad out in the local paper.

Skip Towne
12-31-2005, 02:55 PM
Well you could always claim black lineage and use the "my people were enslaved excuse..." er bad joke.

Never mind.
Do all white people look alike to you? Whoops another bad joke.

C-Mac
12-31-2005, 02:56 PM
One of my friends did that a few weeks ago. Like, he went with the scam..and lost $5000.

Surely you jest...

tk13
12-31-2005, 02:57 PM
I thought you already worked for Direct TV.

C-Mac
12-31-2005, 02:59 PM
I thought you already worked for Direct TV.

ROFL

DenverChief
12-31-2005, 03:19 PM
One of my friends did that a few weeks ago. Like, he went with the scam..and lost $5000.


your friend needs his head examined

Skip Towne
12-31-2005, 03:24 PM
You guys really aren't much help. I need to cheat people NOW!!!

WebGem
12-31-2005, 03:27 PM
You guys really aren't much help. I need to cheat people NOW!!!
I know somebody who sells stuff he doesn't have on eBay. The people pay with PayPal and everything, just like normal, then he sends a box with the approx. weight of the item he sold with delivery confirmation. He says that according to PayPal's terms and conditions the person cannot do anything. He's never got in trouble, and he's been doing it for like 4-5 years I'd way. I wouldn't do it, but this is a true story.

trndobrd
12-31-2005, 03:28 PM
http://www.amway.com

http://skepdic.com/amway.html

Skip Towne
12-31-2005, 03:30 PM
I know somebody who sells stuff he doesn't have on eBay. The people pay with PayPal and everything, just like normal, then he sends a box with the approx. weight of the item he sold with delivery confirmation. He says that according to PayPal's terms and conditions the person cannot do anything. He's never got in trouble, and he's been doing it for like 4-5 years I'd way. I wouldn't do it, but this is a true story.
Now we're getting somewhere.

ferrarispider95
12-31-2005, 03:39 PM
I know somebody who sells stuff he doesn't have on eBay. The people pay with PayPal and everything, just like normal, then he sends a box with the approx. weight of the item he sold with delivery confirmation. He says that according to PayPal's terms and conditions the person cannot do anything. He's never got in trouble, and he's been doing it for like 4-5 years I'd way. I wouldn't do it, but this is a true story.


That wouldnt last long, paypal will flag your account and freeze your funds. I mean you might get away with a few that way, but also people would nail you would negative feedback and ebay would shut you down.



Here is another version, sell on ebay an Xbox 360 Box, and people will pay like $400.00 and then just send them the box, and keep the unit.

sedated
12-31-2005, 04:33 PM
Create a website that claims to have Chiefs "insider" information, and sell premium memberships for $80.

Bearcat
12-31-2005, 04:44 PM
Create a website that claims to have Chiefs "insider" information, and sell premium memberships for $80.


I hear you get two Essex views a week if you pay. You can't afford not to buy it! ROFL

Skip Towne
12-31-2005, 05:03 PM
Create a website that claims to have Chiefs "insider" information, and sell premium memberships for $80.
Ban him, Phobia.

Calcountry
01-02-2006, 02:08 PM
Run ads in the local media on selling kits that will teach you how to make $1000 a day working from home an hour day. Sell the kits for $99.99. When you get the check, mail them a 3x5 postcard that says take an ad out in the local paper.You got took on that one didn't you?

Rain Man
01-02-2006, 02:17 PM
These people are no help to you, skip. You need something innovate, fresh, and original. Send me $500 and I'll put some serious thinking into this and give you a can't-lose scam.

Predarat
01-02-2006, 02:20 PM
Print pictures of naked women off the net and sell them to people without internet/copmuter access.

C-Mac
01-02-2006, 02:22 PM
These people are no help to you, skip. You need something innovate, fresh, and original. Send me $500 and I'll put some serious thinking into this and give you a can't-lose scam.

Can you do anything for around $200?

Rain Man
01-02-2006, 02:24 PM
Can you do anything for around $200?


Will you promise to pay by credit card?

TinyEvel
01-02-2006, 02:25 PM
You can pose yourself to the Chiefs as an OLB.
How much did K-Bell make on that one?

TinyEvel
01-02-2006, 02:34 PM
I know somebody who sells stuff he doesn't have on eBay. The people pay with PayPal and everything, just like normal, then he sends a box with the approx. weight of the item he sold with delivery confirmation. He says that according to PayPal's terms and conditions the person cannot do anything. He's never got in trouble, and he's been doing it for like 4-5 years I'd way. I wouldn't do it, but this is a true story.

Dude, this story aint funny.

I've been on eBay since 1997. Had hundreds of purchases/sales.
In 2002 I paid $2500 through PayPal for a laptop from a seller who had a "business" in Dallas with his own website, etc.

The guy never sent my computer, I figured out he wasn't for real within two days, and filed a complaint, but by that time, he had withdrawn my $2500 from his PayPal accout and they could not get my money back (they can freeze the account, but if there is no money in the balance, they can do nothing)

Plus, I paid straight from my checking, and not with a Credit Card, otherwise, I could have applied for Visa protection/refund.

Paypal and ebay fraud protection is only up to $200. So after about 60 days, I got $200 from ebay and $200 from PayPal.

I found the guy's other transactions, and contacted his other customers, Turns out he took two people for a $4000 plasma screen each and two other laptop customers.

I filed a case with the FBI (across state lines). And actually 2 years later they got the guy to pay me back, otherwise he'd be in the Federal jail. Turns out it was not the first time he had tried that.

So, while I still use ebay, and PayPal. I don't buy electronics over $400 from there.

Point is, be careful. But I'm really glad the system worked for me. The guy who got taken for $4000 on the Plasma told me he was goiong to Dallas with a baseball bat to find the guy.

I thought about it. But I have a family.

Rain Man
01-02-2006, 02:41 PM
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Point is, be careful. But I'm really glad the system worked for me. The guy who got taken for $4000 on the Plasma told me he was goiong to Dallas with a baseball bat to find the guy.



I hope he did. People like that deserve to beaten to bloody pulps and then dumped in the desert for the coyotes.

I'm kind of amazed that you got your money back.

MichaelH
01-02-2006, 02:43 PM
Religion has worked for many, many years.

Hog Farmer
01-02-2006, 02:49 PM
Take a pair of panties and put skid marks in them and have a raffle for them saying they belonged to Jake Plummer.

Calcountry
01-02-2006, 02:53 PM
Dude, this story aint funny.

I've been on eBay since 1997. Had hundreds of purchases/sales.
In 2002 I paid $2500 through PayPal for a laptop from a seller who had a "business" in Dallas with his own website, etc.

The guy never sent my computer, I figured out he wasn't for real within two days, and filed a complaint, but by that time, he had withdrawn my $2500 from his PayPal accout and they could not get my money back (they can freeze the account, but if there is no money in the balance, they can do nothing)

Plus, I paid straight from my checking, and not with a Credit Card, otherwise, I could have applied for Visa protection/refund.

Paypal and ebay fraud protection is only up to $200. So after about 60 days, I got $200 from ebay and $200 from PayPal.

I found the guy's other transactions, and contacted his other customers, Turns out he took two people for a $4000 plasma screen each and two other laptop customers.

I filed a case with the FBI (across state lines). And actually 2 years later they got the guy to pay me back, otherwise he'd be in the Federal jail. Turns out it was not the first time he had tried that.

So, while I still use ebay, and PayPal. I don't buy electronics over $400 from there.

Point is, be careful. But I'm really glad the system worked for me. The guy who got taken for $4000 on the Plasma told me he was goiong to Dallas with a baseball bat to find the guy.

I thought about it. But I have a family.Texas you say? Now I know what Gochiefs does for a living. :D

rageeumr
01-02-2006, 03:35 PM
You could create your own religion and base it on a completely ridiculous concept like...oh... an evil galactic warlord sacrificed thousands and thousands of beings on Earth a millenium ago and the spirits of those who were killed inhabit the bodies of the living and cause the troubles that humans have. Then you could lure unsuspecting dolts/celebrities in and charge them for every "sermon" or whatever you call them. By the time they realize how much it's going to cost them to get to the high levels, they've already went on National television talking about how great it is and how refreshed they are. At that point they wouldn't possibly dare admitting that they threw all that money away, so they'll keep at it.

Man that would be great... I suppose no one would be stupid enough to buy into it though.... :p