Would people be gullible when they are in a desperate situation?

United States
July 30, 2010 4:34am CST
I guess that is a true statement sometimes. People are gullible when they are in a desperate situation. A friend of mine in desperate of job recently. He got a mail which he can apply for a post office job yesterday, but he has to go through some sort of test before they can hire him. But in order to take this test, he has to submit $300 administration fee to them to process his information etc..... That will be a scam no doubt. Common sense, you apply for job, and they have to pay you, instead you have to pay them. I think he should report them to the local post office, or some sort of authority.
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@picjim (3003)
• India
30 Jul 10
People are gullible in the sense that their position wants them to try any opportunity to make money.What you say is absolutely true a person ought to be paid and not him make a payment prior to securing a job.These jobs which require payment to be made and intimated through mail are of dubious nature.Everyday i read in the news paper that many have been deceived in such a scheme.I think its better to be wary of these schemes.
• United States
30 Jul 10
yeah, there is too many scamsters out there you won't know about. The best measure, not pay first, Otherwise, you might just been deceived.