Have you been scammed?

April 19, 2008 6:20pm CST
Have you been scammed? How does it feel? Did you report it to the authorities?
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8 responses
@vik4a89 (58)
• Latvia
20 Apr 08
yes i get scammed. two times in hyip. One time i lose my money and second time i lose my money and my e-gold acc.
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Well, it depends on what scam a person gets themselves into, as to whether a person can really get the authorities involved in it or not. For me, I know that you need a lot of information for them if you want to try and prosecute anyone on it as well. Best thing to do is be cautious. Especially when it comes to FREE money to be made, or paying out anyone $$ here on the internet. Lately from what I have heard, or at least in our area, the worst of them all, is becoming Craigslist as well. Just keep yourself safe, and in the know, and you will be better off from there.
• Australia
20 Apr 08
Yeh, heaps of times. Feels like you've learnt something new.
@StereoDiva (2143)
• Canada
20 Apr 08
I have only been scammed online. Sometimes sites close down without warning, sometimes they delete your account for inactivity. Twice I was mislead by myLot users. I don't see either around anymore.... big promises they couldn't keep.
@gkthegr8 (164)
• India
20 Apr 08
Yes! A lot ! all money making sites have been tried by me!! nothing pays. You cannot report such cases as in their T&C they have this line "Account may be suspended without any warning or intimation if any fraudulent activities are found. Further details may not be given".
• United States
20 Apr 08
Hello idaantipolo, No, I have not been scammed before. Whenever I use the internet, I am very cautious. People get scammed when they get lazy and give out important information about themselves to untrustworthy sources. I always make sure that a website is legitimate before I give them info about me. People can be deceiving, though, so I would advise people to always watch out for potential scammers.
@javaleira (372)
• Portugal
19 Apr 08
yes i has scammed and i reported the outorities but i was scammed cause i wanst careull so from now one im alot more carefull so i didnt get scammed any more =)...and you???were you?? the most scammed thing i got was like 5 swet shirts o about 60 dollar each(ralph lawren etc)..some movel phoenes..i left my jacket at school and the laddie that clean the room took them =(
@danzer (2732)
• Philippines
19 Apr 08
Yes I had been into a scam program many times. And on those occasions, I learned to be careful and study the program first. I did not report to authorities since the money to be used is more than the investment I had with the program. It's a learning experience.