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Robert Ford Got Beat Up Abroad, Needs Money?

Former S.C. Senator Robert Ford (D-Charleston) – or someone purporting to be him – is emailing his supporters for money, claiming to have been beaten up and robbed by “thugs” during a vacation to the Philippines. “(D)uring my vacation I was attacked by some thugs around the hotel vicinity were…

Former S.C. Senator Robert Ford (D-Charleston) – or someone purporting to be him – is emailing his supporters for money, claiming to have been beaten up and robbed by “thugs” during a vacation to the Philippines.

“(D)uring my vacation I was attacked by some thugs around the hotel vicinity were i lodged who beat me up and collected all my money, credit card including my cell phone and other important documents i took along,” the email from Ford reads. “(R)ight now I am in a local library mailing you for financial assistance.”

“My flight leaves soon and i am having a problem settling my hotel bills, please i need you to help me with (1,700.00 Dollars ) to foot my bills and board a plane back to the state because right now i am stranded and you are my only hope to get out of this mess,” the email from Ford continues.

“When i get back to the states i will refund you every dime that you’ve spent if possible with interest,” the email adds. “Write me back so i can tell you how to get the money to my present location.”

Wow …

While the language of the email is similar to many common scams – the missive is signed “Robert Ford, Senator.”

Ford resigned his office earlier this year midway through a hearing into multiple ethics allegations committed over a four-year period. Had he not resigned, “Republican” members of the ethics committee were prepared to recommend that he be expelled from the State Senate.

While Ford certainly got what was coming to him, his trial exposed the rampant hypocrisy of “Republican” members of the S.C. General Assembly – who habitually ignore much more serious ethics violations committed by members of their own party.

Ford claims to have contacted the U.S. Embassy and local authorities regarding the alleged assault, but according to him “they are not helping issues.”

If Ford’s story is true, he wouldn’t be the first South Carolina politician to be assaulted overseas. S.C. Rep. Bill Sandifer had this infamous misadventure on a government-subsidized trip to Panama in September 2010.

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43 comments

Duh September 4, 2013 at 11:42 am

That’s a scam email, many messages similarly worded & exactly identical in concept have floated around for a few years.

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shifty henry September 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm

—- just like many posts on Fitsnews

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Crooner September 4, 2013 at 11:49 am

You just got pwned, Scoop!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 4, 2013 at 11:52 am

Ay Naku!

Robert Ford stranded in a foreign country and can’t back to the USA? Sounds like a dream to TBG. To bad it’s the PI though,TBG had hoped to visit there sometimes .

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shifty henry September 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Little Barry could send Seal Team Six to the rescue! I see the headlines now – “I SAVED ROBERT FORD”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 4, 2013 at 12:04 pm

SC did go for Romney….so Obama may feel he owes us one…

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Robert Kittle September 4, 2013 at 11:56 am

I don’t know if it’s true in this case, but this is a common scam. A hacker gets into someone’s Facebook account and sends out this email to the person’s friends. I got a similar email from a friend saying she and her family were in Europe and had been robbed of everything, including their passports, and asking to wire them money that they would pay back when they got home.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 4, 2013 at 11:58 am

…..ummm We are the Tagalag Badass Gangstas. We are holding SENATOR ROBERT FORD captive in the Luzon area. If we have not received….(looks off camera, nods, places pinkie in corner of mouth)…ONE MILLION DOLLARS by midnight EST, we will put his sorry ass on the first plane back to Chucktown USA. Make checks and money orders out to “TBG” and send them to….

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shifty henry September 4, 2013 at 12:05 pm

If this story is real, any word about the women he took with him? Where did he get the funds for this trip?

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shifty henry September 4, 2013 at 11:59 am

Hey, sure that email didn’t come from Nigeria? Anyway, why not just contact SC State, or Nikki, for money? Then there would be no bad publicity. If it’s true, he probably got rolled by a hooker, or his sex toy blew up in his face. Hell, I really don’t know, but I have the feeling this is a joke.

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? September 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm

lol…that is EXACTLY what I thought.

Nigerian e-mail, and “What is he doing in the Phillipines? Hmmm…..”

How funny is it though that he went and doesn’t have the money to get back?

Is it too much to hope they’ll have to keep him?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 4, 2013 at 3:56 pm

…or his sex toy blew up in his face.

+5

And, Shifty, you owe TBG a spleen.

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shifty henry September 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Thanks, glad you had a good laugh. I don’t have a spleen but I’ll give you this one—-

The salesgirl at the Pink Pussycat Boutique didn’t bat an eye when a guy purchased an artificial vagina. “What’re you going to use it for?” she asked.

“None of your business,” the guy answered, thoroughly offended.

“Calm down, buddy,” soothed the salesgirl. “The only reason I’m asking is that if it’s food, we don’t have to charge you sales tax.”

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Jay Ellington September 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Did it happen to open with something like “Dear Beloved”?

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shifty henry September 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm

“Dear Beloved, and Gentlemen of the Jury”

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? September 4, 2013 at 12:42 pm

” if possible with interest,”

lol…the sociopath can never stop wording things so he can get out of his commitments ..even when his life depends on it!!! LMAO!

Let’s just hope that more of our masters end up with a similar fate.

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jjevans September 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Goddamn, a scam! I guess I’m out $1700 bucks…

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 4, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Dear Mr JJEvans,

Let me introduce myseelf. I an Tsetse “Bantu” Ghaddafi, ESq. of Nigeria. I am prominent Attorney. I am contacted you MR JJEVANS because you MR JJEvans won the Nigerian Lottery and my government owes you MR JJEvans $12 million USD. Please send a self addressed stamped ewnvelope along with $1500 in bank cheque to cover my fees and taxes and we will process your MR JJEvans winnings immediately. Please make check out to TBG……

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Soft Sigh from Hell September 4, 2013 at 8:24 pm

“Tsetse”
Perfect!
I think I once posted somewhere as Rinderpest.

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shifty henry September 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm

—- plus interest

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shifty henry September 4, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Former Senator Robert Ford — the gift that keeps on giving!

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guest September 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm

That’s called fish mail. Before opening any e-mail, check out the details-that is the sender’s e-mail address. If you know it then it is ok to open otherwise send it to scam.
Have had quite few of those myself.

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lexguy September 4, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I thought Ford was supposed to go to prison!!

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CorruptionInColumbia September 4, 2013 at 1:57 pm

It could have been worse. At least he wasn’t anally butt raped or anything.

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Frank Pytel September 4, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Bummer. Then again ‘sex toys…’. Hmmm??

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CorruptionInColumbia September 4, 2013 at 5:16 pm

THAT’S IT!!!!!! That’s it Frank! He was wearing one of the butt plugs he got from the sex shop and they saved him from anal buttrape!

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shifty henry September 4, 2013 at 10:30 pm

Don’t they confiscate those at the airport screening?

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Frank Pytel September 5, 2013 at 6:33 am

Oh Hell No Shifty. TSA buys them in bulk and provides them under the ACA (O-Butt-[no pun intended]Care) at a reduced cost. They jacked up the price 22% and then saved you money with a 21% discount under the ACA :)

shifty henry September 5, 2013 at 8:14 am

Sooooooo – just exactly when did you “look into “this situation?

Frank Pytel September 5, 2013 at 8:29 am

I CAN’T HELP IT. IT’S SO SLIPPERY.

shifty henry September 4, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Probably because he couldn’t spell all that, and spell check couldn’t figure out what he was trying to say………….

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Vertical Bearded Taco September 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm

We could only be so lucky….

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Linda Lovelace September 4, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Ford is a used car salesman, showing he can sell, really, anything used. I recommend he create a website for used dildos and sex dolls. It’s easy money.

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shifty henry September 4, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Linda, proof?……photos please…………

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Halfvast Conspirator September 4, 2013 at 2:12 pm

This is clearly a scam. Ford is a democrat, and they don’t pay for anything, so skipping on the hotel bill is no biggie

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Not Born Yesterday September 4, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Fits Please. You do not help yourself by publishing this post of an obvious phishing scam. It makes you look like a chump. And some of these comments read as if you all fell for it.

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shifty henry September 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm

but it’s providing a lot of fun…..

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Smirks September 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Maybe we should send a check to the Philippine government instead, tell them to keep him. Far better investment if you ask me.

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shifty henry September 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm

that would be cruel…….

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TontoBubbaGoldstein September 4, 2013 at 10:30 pm

To the Filipinos.

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Original Good Old Boy September 4, 2013 at 2:33 pm

I got the same email from an old client of mine. But he was in Ireland, apparently. Naturally, the wording of the email didn’t fit the style that my client used (he was very formal), so it was obvious it was a scam.

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nitrat September 4, 2013 at 4:59 pm

The city government where I live got this from one of the employees who was out if the office. One idiot replied. The local weekly ran a story to warn people about this very common kind of scam.

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Anon. September 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Just take it from your re election fund…LOL!

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