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Old 18th January 2010, 17:19   #1
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Beware:

Latest twist in Nigerian scam:
A SMS lands up on your phone telling you that you have won a perl / gold necklace. Reply to claim the prize.

How scam works:
The reply SMS is charged @Rs10. It is too trivial for you to bother about and just the right amount when multiplied by numbers for the scamster. Do some maths - if 1% users reply out of 2lac SMS it is Rs20000 earned for a spend of Rs2000. And profits multiply if more users respond.

Have you been had?
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Add to that, IF you are bothered about being scammed out of your 10 Rs enough to actually make a big deal about it -- they might gladly refund your Rs 10.

Reminds me of this joke / story (quite brilliant) :

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Young Chuck moved to Texas and needed to make some money, so he bought a dead donkey from a farmer for $100.

The farmer asked, ‘What ya gonna do with a dead donkey?

Chuck said, ‘I’m going to raffle him off.’

The farmer said ‘You can’t raffle off a dead donkey!’

Chuck said, ‘Sure I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.’

A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, ‘What happened with that dead donkey?’

Chuck said, ‘I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898.00.’

The farmer said `Wasn't anyone pissed off that the donkey was dead?’

Chuck said, ‘Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back.’

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@Rehaan: LOL Only difference is with world of SMS and fast communication it takes less than a day to start and earn reward.

A simple advise: If it is too good to be true, it is.

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Plenty of Nigerian Scam are going on, I am playing with email Scammer from past 1 week .
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Do some maths - if 1% users reply out of 2lac SMS it is Rs20000 earned for a spend of Rs2000. And profits multiply if more users respond.
Sorry the spend is more in region of Rs5000 for SMS@5paisa using bulk rates. Or perhaps lower?
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