Saturday, 5 September 2009

What happens on Facebook ... well ... sometimes it just fucks you in the arse

After 15 years on the intermong, I thought I'd seen every scam there was to see. But I was wrong:

A US woman has been stung for $4,000 via a fraudulent Facebook "friend in peril" scam.

Jayne Scherrman, a pediatric dentist from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, wired the money via Western Union to what she thought was her friend Grace Parry in response to requests for help via Facebook. The messages claimed that Grace and her husband had lost everything after being robbed while on holiday in London and requested $600 in order to resolve their difficulties.

In reality, Grace's profile was hijacked by fraudsters. Grace was locked out of her account and unable to warn here online contacts. Her husband posted warning about the scam, the Press Association adds.


That's pretty cuntish. And how would you know? But what was extra cuntish was this:

The crooks decided to bilk the unfortunate Scherrman still further by calling her while posing as UK immigration officials and falsely claiming her friends were in detention and needed money to secure their release.


That's just fucking nasty.

People are cunts. That's why I don't bother having friends.

15 comments:

Jayce Kay said...

Karma will catch up with them, eventually.
The trick is to stick around long enough to see it.
Fucking bastards.

cartermagna said...

That's not the only reason you don't have friends Obo ;o)

My FB was hacked this week but the thing that really pissed me off was they nicked all of my Texas Hold Em chips.

How truly tragic that that actually bothers me!

bayard said...

I agree,it was a pretty cuntish thing to do, but why didn't this woman check via e-mail or mobile first. If someone has access to Facebook, surely they must either have a mobile or internet access. I wouldn't send anyone $600 simply on the strength of a Facebook message, but perhaps I'm just a suspicious cunt.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure it's you who chooses not to have friends? If you are like me, it could be that people choose not to be friends with you, on account of your obvious insanity.
Having said that, the old I'M insane trick works a treat with Japanese policeman, they always regret stopping me on my bicycle, I don't think they've seen a penis extender before. I always give them my doctor's number to call, but in reality it's just the Welsh speaking clock.

Dr. Dave said...

I think that Facebook and Twatter accounts should publish people's physical addresses, so you can hunt down stupid fucks like these and beat the living shit out of them.

By the way, I've lost everything to Obugger: Please send $4, which is about all this country's going to be worth when he's done fucking it up.

aljahom said...

People are cunts. That's why I don't bother having friends.

Quote of the day, Clown.

Or, as I once put it to a group of my acquaintances in a bar:

"Friends are overrated as a concept. Get the beer in Pete"

Sunbeam for Jesus said...

Nah, true though isn't it?

You only have to lose touch with a mate for a few weeks and in the cold light of retrospect, he seems like a bit of a cunt. Skipped his round with a crafty nip out the back. Didn't give you that book back. Droned on too long about his old boot of a wife, who's always hated you, and his snivelling brats. Yeah. Cunt.

As for former mates you haven't seen for years, they're all cunts, aren't they? They're ALL a bunch of fucking cunts.

I think it was that old lezza Jane Austen who went on about gratitude on one side and vanity on the other. There's always a hierarchy; someone's always the dog.

Friends, eh? Load of crap. Get a dog. He won't shit you. He knows he's the dog.

Harri said...

Fuck ' Facebook '

Here's an idea !

How about " Out of your Facebook "

Now, we are talking?

Bill Sticker said...

I've gone one further, by deactivating my Facebook and Myspace accounts. There are far more interesting things to do away from a keyboard.

Anonymous said...

I can`t understand the obsession with Facebook and Myspace when there are far more interesting things to explore on the internet. My life hasn`t been the same since discovering "Shemale Fuckfest".

Cold said...

Cunts.

That is all.

BRICKBAT said...

That´s why i´ve got pigeons? they can shit on you and it does´nt matter!
friends only want to dip thier bread in your gravy.

Anonymous said...

"The crooks decided to bilk the unfortunate Scherrman still further by calling her while posing as UK immigration officials and falsely claiming her friends were in detention and needed money to secure their release."

So now it's official - as far as Americans are concerned the UK is a third world country where immigration officals require a USD3,400 payoff to release foreign nationals from their grasp. This is normally known as kidnap and ransome.

Can we possibly sink any lower in the eyes of foreigners?

Thomas Byrne said...

Karrrrrrrrrrrrrrma Policeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Arrest this man!

Antipholus Papps said...

A stand-up comedian friend of mine, when asked what to do about the problem of inviting friends who don't know how to behave at comedy gigs to comedy gigs answered: "it's okay, the longer you do comedy, the less friends you have". Five years later I can appreciate his wisdom.