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Old 12-24-2012, 11:31 AM   #61
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Hey Lily, why joy give Ben Bernanke a call? I'm sure he can help you. I'm sure your country will be very grateful for your contribution.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:19 PM   #62
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Don't need Forex system. We have a new casino in town, and I hear everyone wins huge money.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:25 PM   #63
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I might invest that extra $10 grand I just have sitting around into powerball tickets--I heard someone got $350 million in just one ticket with his system.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:01 PM   #64
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my husband has devised a Forex System so that it wouldn't lose. A year and a half ago, we put it to the test and it not only has not lost but makes an average of 5% per MONTH, not year.
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Why does this remind me of "Office Space"?
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:04 PM   #65
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I think everybody here is being unkind to the OP. Not everyone has the same knowledge and skills and wherewithall as most here. I did not read anywhere where Lilly is asking for or wants monetary investments from this community.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:27 PM   #66
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Ok, I'll bite. Lily, you may want to read the following links:

Foreign exchange fraud - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Where to get started with Forex? - Yahoo! Answers
Lies Damned Lies - The Get Rich Quick Scheme - Fraudwatchers

In short I think this is a very, very bad idea. Your time would be much better utilized in finding more productive (and realistic) ways of increasing income for your family. Lack of capital is not your problem, a lack of education and understanding about finances is (I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt here).
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:45 PM   #67
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I'm late to this thread. Laughed at a few posts and am shaking my head.
To the OP: If this endeavor were at all beneficial don't you think we would all be doing it? It seems common sense isn't so common.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #68
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It is obvious there are intelligent people on this website, but I need REAL advice. To us, $10,000 dollars is a gold mine in and of itself. It is not a matter of simply not touching the money; it is a matter of raising that much money. OF COURSE, I am looking for funding but not from anyone on this website. The very definition of funding is using someone else's or some organization's money. We are looking for either a loan or a grant.

Okay, here is some REAL advice:

1) There are so many folks ALREADY touting "can't miss" Forex trading strategies that your odds of getting a "grant" are nil. The only ones who *might*listen are folks more desperate than yourselves - but odds are they likely have even less money than you do.

2) There are so many Forex SCAMS that your odds of getting a "grant" or "load" are nil. Sadly we have acquaintances who got sucked into one, and they have lost their house and are fighting to keep their marriage together. They have gone from having a chance to retire to having zero chance to retire - all due to impatience and trying to hit investment grand slams when a string of singles would have put them in a better place.

The bottom line is, strangers or organizations with any intelligence are *not* going to give you $10,000 no matter how much you promise. Your *only* hope is to either (a) go to friends or real-life acquaintances who know your family situation and can measure how much you and your husband can be trusted better than anyone via the internet, or (b) take on second jobs and save the proceeds until you have $10,000. After all, if this is "guaranteed" to always get 5% results why not save up for a year or two to get that money? You'll still be getting the returns. Maybe you'll have to delay your retirement goal by a couple of years, but with "guaranteed" returns wouldn't it be worth it for the long run?
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I think everybody here is being unkind to the OP. Not everyone has the same knowledge and skills and wherewithall as most here. I did not read anywhere where Lilly is asking for or wants monetary investments from this community.
So why do you think she is here? If it were a requirement of consters that they come on very obviously and heavily from the start all marks would have been burned through years ago, or it would have been built into our DNA to spot this.

Far from being too hostile to these kinds of approaches, IMO this board is way too accepting.

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This thread is becoming somewhat surreal.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:34 PM   #71
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To all who replied:

Merry Christmas to you and your families!



Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid.


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Old 12-24-2012, 08:37 PM   #72
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This thread is becoming somewhat surreal.
I think you can now safely remove the 'somewhat' qualifier...
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:47 PM   #73
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I think you can now safely remove the 'somewhat' qualifier...
I have to say that Lily can really deal with rejection. How better to turn the tables than that particular verse. Blesses us, sorta kinda.

I wish I had 1/10 of her skill.
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Merry Christmas, Lily!
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And now the Bible? Really truly a candidate for the funniest weird thread ever.
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"The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender."

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Old 12-25-2012, 09:45 AM   #77
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Today is Christmas, so I'm now going to assume that the OP is sincere with her comments, and that her husband is being manipulated by other people to entice him to "invest" more substantial funds into the system. Lily, I apologize for the tone of some of my previous comments. Please encourage your husband to pursue other avenues. These schemes never have a happy ending.

"Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears;
wealth from hard work grows over time."

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Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:03 AM   #78
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:41 AM   #79
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And now the Bible? Really truly a candidate for the funniest weird thread ever.
It's actually a classic part of a Nigerian scam-variant (in addition to using their allegedly full name as not only their ID, but also mentioning it in their post).

By making spiritual references, it's an attempt by the person to lend an air of 'authenticity' or 'honesty' to their communication - just like the spam messages about the hoard sitting in an African nation trying to be expatriated to the US often involves phrases like "God bless you" or similar references to God and spirituality.

She saw that she wasn't getting anywhere with her smoke screen of amazing-sounding gains, so she resorted to the final attempt to draw someone in with a simple, short-and-sweet final grasp to try and appear humble with an appeal to spirituality.

I agree with Ha - it is true that some innocent posters may ignorantly start some introductory posts with some clueless comments or newbie questions....but when there's a new member with a first post of this "caliber" , I don't see how your subconscious, automatic reaction isn't to reach for the popcorn.

However, I must commend the scammer for at least being somewhat accurate with his/her math: starting with $5,000, and monthly returns of 5%, you will end up with over $100,000 in the account after 48 months (excluding taxes, which will obviously take up a HUGE bite). That $100,000 account value will spit out $5,000/month with a continued 5% return (excluding taxes).

At least they were realistic with their math! And remember - maybe they don't pay taxes on capital gains in Nigeria/Somalia/insert favorite country of scammer, so perhaps they only knew from the experience of their home country.
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Reading this thread brings to mind Ray Bradbury.
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