Beware of this scam targeting older men

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Bishop, San Diego on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 03:26 pm:

Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in
dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men. I wanted to pass it on in case you haven't heard about it. A 'heads up' for
those men who may be regular customers at Home Depot, Costco, auto parts stores, or even
Wal-Mart. This one caught me totally by surprise. Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping .. Simply going out to
get parts and supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic. Don't be naive enough
to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends.

Here's how the scam works: two nice looking, college-age girls will come over to your car or truck as you are packing your purchases into your vehicle.
They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. (It's impossible not to look). When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say 'No' but instead ask for a ride to McDonald's. You agree and they climb into the vehicle. On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet.

I had my wallet stolen Nov. 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, again on the 17th, 20th, 24th, and the 29th. Also Dec. 1st, 4th, 8th, twice on the 10th and 12th, and very likely again this upcoming weekend. So tell your friends to be careful. What a horrible way to take advantage of us older men.
Warn your friends to be vigilant.

By the way, Wal-Mart has wallets on sale for $2.99 each. I found even cheaper ones for $.99 at the Dollar Store and bought them out in three of their stores.

Also, you never get to eat at McDonald's. I've already lost 11 pounds just running back and forth from home, to Home Depot, to Wal-Mart.

So please, send this on to all the retired men that you know and warn them to be on
the lookout for this scam. The best times are just before lunch and around 4:30 in the afternoon.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 03:38 pm:

One of my all-time favorites. A classic.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve McClelland on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 03:39 pm:

Toooo gooood Bob. LMAO!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 03:45 pm:

I can respond right now - I'm on my way to Walmart!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 04:29 pm:

If you see his ....

Run away ..... :-)



Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Katy, Texas on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 04:49 pm:

Before I realized it was a joke, I thought, "How stupid of him. You would have thought he would have learned his lesson the first time". Then, I realized it was a joke. Old age also causes the thinking process to slow down.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 04:51 pm:

I'm not sure it will work on a scroungy old man in a Model T at -9 degrees but I'll give it a try. Will let you know.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 04:54 pm:

Jim, WHY?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 04:57 pm:

Gary,
Maintenance costs, that's why!!
:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary H. White - Sheridan, MI on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 05:11 pm:

Hey, I'm not that expensive.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 05:12 pm:

Beware guys!
Some things can make your mind change places.
After that you can lose your wallet!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 05:19 pm:

John,

The good news is, once you lose your wallet
the women seem to lose interest ..... :-)




Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 05:38 pm:

Wish I lived i San Diego.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 06:15 pm:

The scam of the day, here in Tampa Bay is buying an Ipad at Walmart, take it home, open the box and find a bunch of legal note pads instead of the Ipad.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 07:14 pm:

Richard,

I am in Anaheim right now .....

Dropped off today - waiting for a load to develop.

Beautiful right now, probably 70 degrees with a light breeze .... :-)



Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 07:17 pm:

Gary,


Good reply ...

LMAO ... :-)


Jim



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 07:24 pm:

Just take a white cane and tap your way in and out of the store. Should be safe. Might try dropping some Monopoly money on the ground too. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 07:29 pm:

Where do I find these girls?

A cheap wallet with a $5 tip in it should work well.

schuh


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 10:07 pm:

Jim;
It was 77 degrees here in Florida and misting most of the day. A swap meet Sunday, but suppose to rain. Bummer


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison_Rice Minnesota on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 12:10 am:

Richard, if it wouldn't affect the orange crop, I'd wish our weather on Florida just to make you feel bad. Naw, no I wouldn't I'm just trying to mess witch ya. And beside by this time tomorrow I'll be in Arizona and smiling for the next week or so.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 02:23 am:

Richard, not nearly as bad as your iPad scene, but I once bought a set of plugs for one of my GTOs. Drove 24 miles home only to discover that someone else had returned them prior to the auto shop with used plugs in them.

The near 50 mile round trip was bad enough but when I got there and explained the situation, the non-customer service manager actually asked me, "How do I know you didn't just do this?"

This was close to 25 years ago back in my scrappin' days.

I looked at my buddy and then back at the guy and answered, "How do you know I'm not about to come across this counter?"

I got my replacement plugs and went home.

Sheesh!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 05:58 am:

Danial;
Were you a big guy then? Checked your profile and noticed your a pretty big guy now. LOL
Ordered a carb rebuild kit, for my '56 Ford Vicky, and when I opened the box, the only thing in the box was the invoice.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 08:36 am:

The first time this warning came around, there were good, illustrative, drOOlable pix.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 09:33 am:

Richard, not as heavy as I am now, but I was only a couple years out of the Army and still in very very good shape. Grin...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 09:34 am:

Oh and for the record, I really do like that pic Jim has posted. Whew.....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 11:29 am:

Bob,
Does Marilyn know about this? If she ever reads this forum, she will never let you out of the house without her! :-)
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim on Friday, January 04, 2013 - 11:35 am:

Danial,

Yes, Fred Garvin is quite the ' LadyKiller ' ... :-)



Jim



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Hughes, Raymond, NE on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 12:35 am:

Ralph, Do you have a link to that first thread? I wouldn't mind a little drooling.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 02:26 am:

I found where I had forwarded it back in 2006, Steve, but no pix. Found a similar one with pic. Contact me at Rickydik on verizon.net .

rdr


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 07:01 am:

Another awful thing that is happening -

Watch out for an email that is circulating, it is titled "Nude pictures of Hillary Clinton". Don't open it, just delete it!!!!! There are nude pictures of Hillary Clinton!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 07:37 am:

Royce;
That would probably cause your monitor to explode.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dale L Myers on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 07:41 am:

Do these ladies look like the suspects?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 08:43 am:

Sigh. I want to be young again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 08:53 am:

The older guy is new to the gym, and asks the trainer, "Which machine will make me look more attractive to all the nubile twinkies here?"

"The ATM in the lobby."


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dale L Myers on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 11:31 am:

Danial,I guess that's why Realtors say "Get a Lot while you're young"


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