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Old Nov 7, '11, 12:34 am
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When I saw Yuri25, I thought "Hm, maybe a Russian? Eastern Orthodox, etc.?"

When I saw this thread, I thought, "Hm, Russian hacker?" There are quite a few well-educated computer programmers in Russia who make more money hacking and scamming than working a day job.
And Americans, British, Canadians, Australians, Chinese, New Zelanders....
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Very true. I think its more than likely a bot seeking out email addresses and contact information though. Trying to sell my inbox blue pills I think.
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Old Nov 7, '11, 11:05 am
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And you have been holding out on us all this time? For shame.

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I know but hey, maybe some day I shall share the wealth. I got an email saying this Nigerian fella is going to give me 101.21 MILLION POUNDS IN BRITISH STERLING CURRANCY. All I have to do is give him my card details and pin. What can go wrong?
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I know but hey, maybe some day I shall share the wealth. I got an email saying this Nigerian fella is going to give me 101.21 MILLION POUNDS IN BRITISH STERLING CURRANCY. All I have to do is give him my card details and pin. What can go wrong?
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I know but hey, maybe some day I shall share the wealth. I got an email saying this Nigerian fella is going to give me 101.21 MILLION POUNDS IN BRITISH STERLING CURRANCY. All I have to do is give him my card details and pin. What can go wrong?
He offered that to me too! I feel like he is cheating on me!

Seriously, though, I cannot believe how many people actually fall for that. Every couple of months in my city's police report that is published there are victims of that or similar scams (they cashed a check for over the amount and mailed back the difference...stupid!)
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And Americans, British, Canadians, Australians, Chinese, New Zelanders....
That's true, but none of those nations are reverting to Third World status quite like Russia is today.
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Yep! That name visited my page. Went on it and said that the username is banned.
So all's well.
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That's true, but none of those nations are reverting to Third World status quite like Russia is today.
Do many third world countries host the World Cup and take part in cyber crime?
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He offered that to me too! I feel like he is cheating on me!

Seriously, though, I cannot believe how many people actually fall for that. Every couple of months in my city's police report that is published there are victims of that or similar scams (they cashed a check for over the amount and mailed back the difference...stupid!)
Same here. There was a whole documentary about the problem earlier in the year, the voiceover said "Police say many victims are too scared to come forward sooner because they fear being ridiculed." I feel sorry for them as many are elderly, but still...

They are getting smarter though. My spam folder has recently been flooded with emails claiming to be from my bank (and several others), saying that they've lost some of my details and I needed to email it to them. Looked very authentic - apart from the email address it was sent from was something like [email protected] or similar, and of course a few spelling and grammar errors. I can understand how someone could fall for that one.
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I noticed him/her on my visitor list and went to their profile. May be just curious about the faith?
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I'm going to be optimistic and say that I think the person was just reading a lot of threads and decided to visit the profiles of those who are active.

They visited my page too.
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Do many third world countries host the World Cup and take part in cyber crime?
I said reverting. Russia's economy is fueled by corruption and organized crime more than legitiimate business. Law enforcement is virtually non-existent once the bribes come. The average Russian has a fraction of the income, security, and health of his western counterparts. Heck, the average Russian man dies at age 59, largely due to complications from alcoholism. The average Russian woman has seven abortions in her lifetime. The country is going to hell, literally and figuratively, and its citizens don't hold out much hope in the future, except for those who believe Putin is the Russian messiah. It's become every man for himself.

Man, you have some attitude. I'll pray that Christ blesses you with His Grace.
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I said reverting. Russia's economy is fueled by corruption and organized crime more than legitiimate business. Law enforcement is virtually non-existent once the bribes come. The average Russian has a fraction of the income, security, and health of his western counterparts. Heck, the average Russian man dies at age 59, largely due to complications from alcoholism. The average Russian woman has seven abortions in her lifetime. The country is going to hell, literally and figuratively, and its citizens don't hold out much hope in the future, except for those who believe Putin is the Russian messiah. It's become every man for himself.

Man, you have some attitude. I'll pray that Christ blesses you with His Grace.
I don't have attitude, I just don't like people saying things which are not true or are very exaggerated.

Really, average Russian woman has seven abortions in her lifetime? Source?
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Whoa!!! Did this thread ever get diverted!?! I'm feeling a kind of voyeristic, horrified, amused interest. Which is no doubt my own sinful nature(!)
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Russia certainly is facing a severe demographic problem. But perhaps we should start a new thread so we can keep this on topic?

For the record, however, the abortion rate in Russia is far lower now than it was during the years of the Soviet Union. Even in recent years, there has been a marked drop in abortions.

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Abortion ratio per 100 live births has fallen by more than half over 15 years (Figure 2.20). The number of expected abortions per woman during her lifetime at the start of the 1990s was 3.4, but that figure had declined by 2006 to 1.3 (less by two abortions or nearly 2.5 times).
http://www.undp.ru/documents/NHDR_2008_Eng.pdf
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The statistic of seven abortions in the lifetime of the average Russian woman, as staggering as it seems, may have been true during the Soviet era....at least judging from the graphs in the document I cited. But that was 30-50 years ago.
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