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Long, Fascinating Article About an NYC Scammer

A professional photographer in New York City attempts to pull the perfect apartment scam. He almost gets away with it…until one of his victims turns the tables and locks him out of his own apartment. (8,000 words, but worth the read)
posted by Julian Marsh on May 29, 2013 - 2 comments

I have a humour imbalance - know any good bloodletters in the Denver area?

Sorry, there really are no 'good psychics', only charlatans. Deleting the posts in that thread stating so isn't going to change that. Are we going to delete negative comments if someone asks the best way to transfer money to dead Nigerian princes? This is 2007 - it's about time that Mefi grows up and allows people to call a scam a scam.
posted by unixrat on Aug 21, 2007 - 276 comments

What price MeFi's soul?

Some of the current adsense ads running for non-members seem inappropriate. For example soulmate calculator, which appears to be a data harvesting, phone spam service. The UK version of the site doesn't even have any T&Cs, to make it clear you are signing up for £9/month of unwanted ringtone/wallpaper hell. Can the adsense filtering be turned up a notch, in line with our community values?
posted by roofus on Feb 19, 2007 - 47 comments

Scammer comes in to defend scam

Interesting blog indeed. Looks like a scammer decided to stop by and defend his scam.
posted by allen.spaulding on Mar 12, 2006 - 43 comments

Its a trap? Interloquition regarding the inner workings of a perceived scam

They want someone with an American bank account.
So how does this scam work?
posted by Ken McE on Feb 24, 2006 - 4 comments

The tags have gone missing from the ebay scam question.

Tag conveniently gone missing?. Like many others, I've been following the askme thread originally posted by airnxtz where he is found to be a scammer and where hopefully we will soon have word about the consequences of his scamming. Normally I search for this thread by looking at the "all posts tagged ebay", but the question is no longer listed on that page. In fact once I found the question, I see that it no longer has the ebay tag or any other tag. I assume that though airnxtz has lost his posting privileges, he still has the privilege to edit his own tags and has done so. Otherwise, what happened to the tag and can we get it back?
posted by duck on Jan 9, 2006 - 42 comments

eBay scammer identified

can anyone clarify what's happening here? seems like some mefi detective work might either shed some light on things, or clear the poster's name; i'm not sure browbeating him with false dichotomies is working.
posted by andrew cooke on Nov 13, 2005 - 64 comments

What's your favorite scam?

This water...

Recent discussions of scams haven’t focused on what interests me about you, Metafilter users.

Tell me, if you please, what’s your favorite scam?
posted by mcgraw on Feb 17, 2005 - 22 comments

Please delete scammy ipod link

delete the free ipod referral link, please.
posted by andrew cooke on Dec 19, 2004 - 43 comments

Am I the only one shaking my head at this?

So there's that Hello Kitty vibrator ad by nyxxxx, and now there's an ad saying he ripped Dean King off. I'd post the link to the page that the ad links to, but it apparently sends an email to nyxxxx every single time the page is reloaded. Am I the only one shaking my head at this? [more inside]
posted by angry modem on Jun 19, 2003 - 39 comments

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