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Scam PM

(27 Posts)
annsixty Tue 09-Jun-20 15:15:51

I have jusr received 2 PM's from a Dr Roy who wants to give me millions of USD deposited by someone of my Nationality and surname!!!
I should be so lucky.
Has anyone else had one, or more?

EllanVannin Tue 09-Jun-20 15:18:16

I'm sure nobody would fall for this----would they ?

Laughterlines Tue 09-Jun-20 15:18:22

Yes reported to gansnet and block

threexnanny Tue 09-Jun-20 15:22:23

Yes, also reported and blocked.

Callistemon Tue 09-Jun-20 15:34:33

Yes but I didn't open it, just binned it.
I didn't realise we could report a PM.

How much money have missed out on?

kittylester Tue 09-Jun-20 15:57:12

Millions callistemon. I got one too. I usually miss all the good stuff.

silverlining48 Tue 09-Jun-20 15:57:16

I had two too, didn’t open the second, gifting me millions of dollars. Apparently I also have the same name as the deceased engineer. Apparently dr Roy is accounts manager of bnp Paribas bank so me thinks he is not to be trusted.
Reported and blocked. Hope GN do something about this as some vulnerable person might be taken in.

Funnygran Tue 09-Jun-20 16:05:54

I’ve had two also. I had one by email a few days ago - exactly the same message but different name and this chap said he was in Malta. How do I report it to Gransnet?

Grannybags Tue 09-Jun-20 16:22:55

I haven't had one and I'm feeling left out now...!

Grannynannywanny Tue 09-Jun-20 16:35:36

Grannybags sorry but you probably didn’t receive one because I graciously accepted their kind offer. I’ve given them my bank details and waiting patiently for the millions to arrive. I’m so excited.
Once it’s safely in my account I’m going to throw a party and you’re all invited 🍾 🥂

annsixty Tue 09-Jun-20 16:36:48

We aren't going to get much each are we? 😥

BlueBelle Tue 09-Jun-20 16:53:51

grannywanny I didn’t either,... poor for life that’s me Bottom lip a quivering

BlueBelle Tue 09-Jun-20 16:54:57

Whoops grannybags that should read not grannywanny

lovebeigecardigans1955 Tue 09-Jun-20 16:58:30

Yes, I got two too. Oh, to be rich but I don't think I'm going to achieve it this way. I wonder how much time this daft b!"£$r has devoted to writing to us all. I hope no-one falls for it.

annodomini Tue 09-Jun-20 17:17:34

I've had one of those today. They must think we were born yesterday. I just blocked it.

Froglady Tue 09-Jun-20 17:40:16

Yes, I had one and emailed gransnet to tell them but haven't had a reply. I was worried in case someone was taken in by it and got into bother.

threexnanny Tue 09-Jun-20 17:40:24

I only had the one. I thought scammers were meant to be clever, but this was so obvious it was painful!

BlueSky Tue 09-Jun-20 17:56:18

Had one too! I just deleted it.

Grammaretto Tue 09-Jun-20 17:57:44

How does this scammer get through?
Don't you have to be signed up to gransnet before you can post?
It was $$$ too which I can't understand. I have had two but reported and blocked them now.

Elegran Tue 09-Jun-20 19:13:20

It is $$$ because the scammer is either in the States or thinks we are! Yes, you have to be a member of GN to send a PM, but there is no screening of those joining up. Any Tom Dick or Harry, (particularly the Dicks) can join and send a message. GN doesn't censor them! We are big girls now, we can delete them ourselves.

Nannan2 Tue 09-Jun-20 19:17:28

Yes I did.i blocked it.

Nannan2 Tue 09-Jun-20 19:19:45

I declined all private messages also.just in wasnt working properly anyway, it only just sent me other messages as well, from january.

Nannan2 Tue 09-Jun-20 19:21:46

How do you report those?

cornergran Tue 09-Jun-20 23:03:34

Left out of the scam message again sad. grin.

Marydoll Tue 09-Jun-20 23:05:29

Me too, Corner, too scared to mess with us! 🤭