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Attention! Don't get scammed!

By robin

1 year ago

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    Post #111 Moderator comment on "scammy sites" axmpinballmachines Posted by ForceFlow (11 months ago)

    Post #127 New Site Feature - Address Verification Posted by robin (9 months ago)

    Post #201 Guide on identifying scam game seller websites Posted by ForceFlow (4 months ago)

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    #56 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Ya think? "Kindly" = "scam" 100 percent of the time.
    "God Bless" too. Even holy rollers don't put that stuff in ecommerce emails.

    Agreed as to the latter, but not the former. I utilize "kindly" frequently in lieu of "please" and I can't even find Nigeria on a map.

    #58 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinRob:

    You should kindly stop utilizing it so frequently and get a map of Nigeria.

    All kidding aside about geography, I do not find the use of the word "kindly" to be a dispositive indicia of fraud, absent other markers. The word is simply too neutral and too common in business parlance to raise a cautionary flag, for me.

    In contrast, CrazyLevy is spot-on as to the "blessed" references. The fraudsters either think that invoking religion elevates their authenticity in general or else it's more insidious, i.e. religious persons are perceived as more gullible, so the use is designed to identify and exploit those recipients of mass scam emails.

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