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Apr 19, 2018 19:19 |  #16

Maybe it will turn out like this,

https://www.cbsnews.co​m …-an-unlikely-partnership/ (external link)


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Apr 19, 2018 20:10 |  #17

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18609942 (external link)
Maybe it will turn out like this,

https://www.cbsnews.co​m …-an-unlikely-partnership/ (external link)

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That is absolutely great!

I love open-minded people and their "why not?" attitude and the things they can accomplish.


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"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

  
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Apr 19, 2018 21:12 |  #18

richfell wrote in post #18609928 (external link)
Have you been to this site then? http://www.419eater.co​m/ (external link) They like to mess with the scammers, calling it scambating, and document it.

lol I love that page


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Apr 19, 2018 21:27 |  #19

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18609942 (external link)
Maybe it will turn out like this,

https://www.cbsnews.co​m …-an-unlikely-partnership/ (external link)

An amazing story! Joel became a better photographer than most people, and with a <$60 camera.


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Apr 20, 2018 04:58 |  #20

Snydremark wrote in post #18609941 (external link)
A remarkably and depressingly large number of folks, sadly.

They only need a 1 person to fall for it to make out pretty well from this scam


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Apr 20, 2018 07:06 |  #21

Not sure why waste time with it, obviously a scam, and easy to research. I guess if one is bored and has nothing to do, this could be fun messing with the scammer.

https://www.scamwarner​s.com …iewtopic.php?f=​6&p=361323 (external link)
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Apr 20, 2018 08:00 |  #22

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18609967 (external link)
That is absolutely great!

I love open-minded people and their "why not?" attitude and the things they can accomplish.

OhLook wrote in post #18609998 (external link)
An amazing story! Joel became a better photographer than most people, and with a <$60 camera.

The story continues, CBS took the American dude to Africa to meet the photog. Need to find me a link to it, unless someone beats me to it.


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Apr 20, 2018 09:52 |  #23

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18610186 (external link)
The story continues, CBS took the American dude to Africa to meet the photog. Need to find me a link to it, unless someone beats me to it.

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That part of the story was included in the link that you gave us before.


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Apr 20, 2018 10:06 |  #24

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18610229 (external link)
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That part of the story was included in the link that you gave us before.

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Oh, in the video? I only read the story. :nerd


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Apr 20, 2018 10:46 |  #25

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18610229 (external link)
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That part of the story was included in the link that you gave us before.

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There was a teaser at the end, but where's the second video?


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Apr 20, 2018 12:32 |  #26

Obviously a scam. To me, the English language in the text, while grammaticaly sound, isn't the way an American or even one of us Brits (and Aussies) would sound. For example, I'd use Mum instead of mother, Americans would say Mom. Asians, Filipinos and Africans would use mother. It has a very foreign feel to it. Good English, but just like the camera, there's something not quite right.


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Apr 20, 2018 13:09 |  #27

Colin Glover wrote in post #18610323 (external link)
To me, the English language in the text, while grammaticaly sound, isn't the way an American or even one of us Brits (and Aussies) would sound. For example, I'd use Mum instead of mother, Americans would say Mom.

I beg to differ about Americans' writing. If I write about my mother or someone else's, or even a mother cat, I say "mother." I'm American. "Mom" is more recent and informal, often seen in headlines because it's short. Americans' styles vary. The errors in the text, such as missing apostrophes, are typical of U.S. writers who aren't trying to write well or don't know how.


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Apr 20, 2018 13:30 |  #28

Ok. So searched ebay.com and it wasn't there. Did find a broken 5D iv for $1000. You must be right about the fake website. I imagine something like www.fake.ebay.com/phan​tomcanoneos5Dmarkiv (external link) lol. But seriously, I'm guessing that if this was posted a couple of days ago, and HAD been genuine, then I'm sure first to contact would have bought. And Tom would have gotten a "Sorry but it's sold" text back. There's a UK Photography Equipment For Sale group on Facebook. Posters putting up the item for sale have to put a piece of paper with their name on to 'Prove' ownership. Not exactly foolproof, but it stops people from taking a stock photo of whatever is being sold, either an outright scam with no goods, or from selling a well worn item. Both Craigslist and Fleabay, could easily implement such a procedure. BTW, follow the made up link above and you get the real eBay.


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Apr 20, 2018 15:20 |  #29

OhLook wrote in post #18610351 (external link)
I beg to differ about Americans' writing. If I write about my mother or someone else's, or even a mother cat, I say "mother." I'm American. "Mom" is more recent and informal, often seen in headlines because it's short. Americans' styles vary. The errors in the text, such as missing apostrophes, are typical of U.S. writers who aren't trying to write well or don't know how.

Yes ... there's a whole lot of different varieties of 'American'. Far from the stereotypical 'all' are illiterate! And more than a few of the finest writers in modern English have been American ... Steinbeck, Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Vonnegut, Tartt, Heller, Miller, Kerouac, Faulkner, Plath are some of my own favourites (whoops ... are any of those still actually 'modern'?).

I'm very happy to be British and I think we have a whole lot going for us. But we do have a tendency to get a bit too far 'up ourselves' when it comes to celebrating our supposed superior command of the English language.


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Apr 21, 2018 12:45 |  #30

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There are now apps for you smartphone where you can set up a tempory phone number so when the scammers start to spam you, you can just "Burn" the number.

Can you name one you're familiar with? This seems pretty cool...


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