Using somebody else's adsense account

@dawnald (84147)
Shingle Springs, California
April 12, 2011 3:14pm CST
So I'm chatting over on Birejji, and some guy comes on who wants to know if anybody has an adsense account. So I said yes, but that I wasn't keeping up the blog that had the adsense account. He immediately jumped in and offered to take over the account for me, and said that he would pay me 30% of his revenue. Just for fun, I asked him how that would work. I figured he would tell me I needed to give him the HTML code or my ID and password or something, but he just kept saying he'd give me 30% of his earnings. So just to shut him up, I asked for his e-mail address and said I would think about it. Interestingly enough, the country code on the e-mail was "CC", Coco's Islands. I didn't save it. lol So I'm just sitting here wondering if anybody has heard about such a thing before. He can't put the ads on a site without Google approving it, so I'm wondering, did he think he was going to actually get my ID and password so that he can do stuff? Or what? Sounds awfully scammy to me...
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@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Apr 11
It does sounds scammy. I had someone post one like this on Mylot over the last few days. Is Coco Islands where some scam is coming from? I didn't recognize it. I think some of these scammers are really getting obnoxious and they must think we are very dumb or that they can find people that are. Amazing to me! Seems like there are ones coming from nearly every country and provence now.
@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Apr 11
From what the other people have been saying, it's pretty easy to get an e-mail address with that cc extension. Yep, scammers to the left of me, scammers to the right of me....
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@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Apr 11
Scammers and dummies- oh my! cc extension?
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Apr 11
scammer@whatever.co.cc where the cc means Coco Islands...
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@GardenGerty (99390)
• United States
12 Apr 11
Wow, they will try anything won't they. Some people must fall for some of these scams or they would not keep trying. He did not ask for the right information to do what he said he would be doing. I have not run across this before, but I bet I do in the future.
@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Apr 11
I've never seen this one before...
• Philippines
12 Apr 11
Hi, I would like to inquired what do you mean by "Avoid men bearing coconuts"?
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• Philippines
12 Apr 11
Because here in our place, there are a lot of coconuts here. :)
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• United States
12 Apr 11
Wow it is getting more and more lucrative these days on how scammers are "trying" to obtain whatever they can in order to scam. So yup scammy indeed! Dawn, it is getting so scary these days that I don't even want to issue my email address any more. I have told some even on here I am sorry but if you would like to get hold of me please use the PM service here and a couple have gotten mad. hmm wonder why they wanted it.
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Apr 11
Well some of us stay in touch other places away from here....
• United States
12 Apr 11
Oh yes I can agree but when it is someone I have never interacted with even once and they ask for my email address, it makes me leary. I have had a few like that and can't help but wonder why??
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Apr 11
Yes, I would be too...
@taugoCOM (40)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Apr 11
I think that is not smart.
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Apr 11
What the scammer? Or if I had said yes?
@iklananda (1204)
13 Apr 11
the .co.cc is a free domain initially and will asked a donation after 2 years of trial. I think it's most likely a free trial for 2 years
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Apr 11
that's just his e-mail address...
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
13 Apr 11
It sounds like a scam to me. I can't believe people get away with things like that. I wish there was a way to get rid of all the bull.
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Apr 11
yeah me too...
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
12 Apr 11
You have to be so careful these days. No telling what he would have done with the account. I would not give him any of my information either. You can never be too safe these days.
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
12 Apr 11
Yep, sure sounds scammy.. and scummy.
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Apr 11
yeah too bad our mod powers were disabled over there...