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Gifting circle a scam.

Postby Bpeep » Jan 21st, 2018, 9:46 am

People are so stupid to get involved in these things, and are so confident that they can induct 8 people each with 5 k into their little scam. If they don't get all 8, they lose their 5 grand.
If I was to involve myself in a pathetic mess like that, I'd start at the top, pay nobody, mooch 5 grand off anyone I could, even if it's only 1 person.
I win.
And it didn't cost a dime.
Suckers.

Goodness people are stupid.
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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 21st, 2018, 9:50 am

You did not post the link to your go fund me page.
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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby Ka-El » Jan 21st, 2018, 9:54 am

Bman wrote:People are so stupid to get involved in these things, and are so confident that they can induct 8 people each with 5 k into their little scam. If they don't get all 8, they lose their 5 grand.

Sounds like a Ponzi scheme :135:
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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby Bsuds » Jan 21st, 2018, 9:56 am

Ka-El wrote:Sounds like a Ponzi scheme :135:


Ya figure! It sure is.
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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby LANDM » Jan 21st, 2018, 10:12 am

I know a cowboy who would participate. :up:

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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby Gixxer » Jan 21st, 2018, 10:30 am

I have a few friends that fall for these all the time.
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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby Bsuds » Jan 21st, 2018, 12:28 pm

Gixxer wrote:I have a few friends that fall for these all the time.


Could you PM me a list of names and contact #'s. :up: :biggrin:
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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby aheming77 » Jan 21st, 2018, 12:34 pm

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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby W105 » Jan 21st, 2018, 12:36 pm

this is a very old scam..I remember it from 20 + yrs ago..I did know 1 person who did manage to score the $40K from 8 friends..who of course hated his guts afterwards..he ended up moving out of town..

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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 21st, 2018, 12:44 pm

Back in the 80's I know a few that "went over the top" in
Pyramid schemes.
Also several more that got hauled away in 'cuffs"
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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby Always Sunny » Jan 21st, 2018, 1:26 pm

Next you’re going to tell me the Nigerian Prince I wired $25,000 isn’t going to send me my $5 million. Ok bud, we’ll see who’s laughing!
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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 21st, 2018, 1:31 pm

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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby Bpeep » Jan 21st, 2018, 2:03 pm

Greed and desperation make people do the stupidest things.

What's really funny is the amount of people who kick in 5 grand to someone and they haven't a clue if they can scam 8 of their friends for 5 k each or not.

Lol.
Peeps are so stupid.
And they have babies.
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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby stuphoto » Jan 21st, 2018, 4:14 pm

I am just hoping the story isn't about a friend of mine :135:

Your right about the victoms being desprate Bman.
This friend of mine has always been desperate to get ahead and because of that has been taken advantage of more often than I could count.
Too bad, she is one of the nicest people I know.
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Re: Gifting circle a scam.

Postby Even Steven » Jan 21st, 2018, 4:19 pm

If your friends fall for this kinda thing, you need to get new friends.
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