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Old 01-28-2017, 04:42 AM   #1
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hello this is Alan Asap needing for Painting for my new house??

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So??

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I just bought a new house at Hagerstown,MD and I will like to paint the house and I will like to know if you are available for the project??

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Sure. Interior painting starts at$3,645,987.00. I don't do exteriors or accept credit cards.

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okay but I don't understand??

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What's not to understand?

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I mean the estimate cost is too much and I can't do it like that and it sound like a spammer and don't text me again I will report your number right now to the police

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Report ME,LOL(happy face)

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I an waiting

reply this morning

I am STILL waiting(many happy faces)

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I would like all of you to bombard this guy with texts
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:35 AM   #2
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I get stuff like that all the time. I don't have a clue why they think i am a painting contractor. Pretty obvious scam.
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I'd like to help, but then the scammer would have my phone number!
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There's a rash of scam text messages here in Canada right now supposedly from almost every bank we've got here. 'your account has been compromised' type thing. Cops are issuing warnings, banks too.
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Someone told me that visiting Russian pourn sites can increase the risk of scams. Is that true?
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I got one about a week ago that wanted all my contact info, which he could of gotten off my website. I went back and forth with him a few times (I like to do this for awhile for kicks and giggles) until he told me he was in the hospital and needed a favor. I am not sure why this is their MOD. Once he told me that I told him I knew he was a scammer and told him to f off. These people are so clueless. This one thought I was Pete the Painter in IL....the one that threatened to sue me if I did not change my comany's name.

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Yes.

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I'd like to help, but then the scammer would have my phone number!
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You should have told him to call another number in the future and given him the other Pete's contact info.
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You should have told him to call another number in the future and given him the other Pete's contact info.
Haha I give 'em CD's number, he seems to really enjoy it too.

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