If all those people who owe me money would just pay up

@savypat (20246)
United States
April 1, 2011 3:34pm CST
I am sure that you will agree, if all the people who owe me money would just pay, I could get that new roof, fix the road, fix the house plumbing and a dozen other projects around here. I am sure you know these people, they are the ones that remind me I have inheritance coming from an unknown relative, or I just won and e-mail lottery in the UK, or if I would only send a little cash they would send my a large amount of money that no one else wants. In other words SCAMS. I just got a new one that says homeland security has funds they have collected from terrorist that can some how come to me all they need is my bank info. Now you know some poor person must be responding to these or they wouldn't continue to be posted. But doesn't it just make you mad to think some people think you are stupid enough to fall for one of these?
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@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
2 Apr 11
I'm sorry, dear... I learned years ago that we can't borrow money, I wasn't paid about 7 or 10 times, I don't rememeber very well but I remember how scr*** I was for missing that money, I really needed and they didn't even say sorry. I learned how to be better to treat me cause I always borrowed, bought things for others, always giving and one day I wake up and realize I was in need, at 25 and for the first time and no one was there. I was yesterday but I'm another person now. I just can't go all that way to help, I can only help those who really need, I send donations to organizations, rescue animals, I volunteered in a elderly nursing home...that's it and only it.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
3 Apr 11
This discussion was about scams, I wasn't asking for money. I would never do that there are just to many people out there without homes or even food. I'm sorry if you misunderstood, it was a kind of joke.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
5 Apr 11
I know that I am not one of the people that would ever fall for one of these scams. However, I know that there has to be someone that does fall for them considering the fact that they go on and on. However, the one that I think is the worst now is the scams where they are sending checks in the mail to people. I actually do know of one person that fell for this kind of scam and what makes things even worse is that she ended up having to spend time in jail because of the fact that she fell for the scam.
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@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
3 Apr 11
Oh how I wish that they would pay up and pay me as well. Saying that if I could only send them $250 and they would deposit $10,000 or more. My husband works at a Retirement home and they have a resident there in her 80s that actually was going to give some $$ to someone believing such a thing as this. Luckily she told someone and my husband helped her deposit the $$ she took out back into her account and told the Bank Manager all about it, and then they called the cops, etc. It is a shame what these Scammers try and do to people.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
3 Apr 11
It's very insulting to me that they think I am so stupid but the sad thing is, they know that there are a lot of people out there stupid, desperate or greedy enough to fall for their scam. I don't know why they can't track these people down and prosecute them for fraud.
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@morgandrake (2140)
• United States
3 Apr 11
The other day, I recieved my first email from someone in Libya begging me to give them my bank information, so that they could get their money safely out of the country. Needless to say I did not respond. It is really sad that there are people who use any little or big crisis to try to con people out of money.
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2 Apr 11
Its awful and such a shame so many people do fall for the scams as so many do seem quite genuine but i always check things out online first and i dont respond to anything i have not entered into or asked for information from anyhow.
@keshia2007r (2886)
• United States
2 Apr 11
I know whatyou mean. I'm going through and through with this one site. Its a paid survey site which was good, very good to me when I first signed up. But now, they are not giving me the proper credit for the surveys I take. So I could have cashed out about three weeks ago, but no and they don't even reply to my emails, but they will fix the problem. I literally just emailed them about another problem. I can not find the company location, I just don't want to say its a scam, because I'm not really sure. I'm sticking with it for now, just to see where things go. Its not as if i'm paying them to pay me. So we'll see with this site.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
2 Apr 11
Yes it does! I get that kind of crap all the time in my junk mail box. They prey on people's hope and sometimes desperation. They also treat everyone like they are idiots...oh yes..let me send you my bank account info..LOL...whatever.
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@josan181237 (1205)
• Philippines
2 Apr 11
Actually, my dad almost fell for one of these scams. Good thing he first told me about it before responding to the email. How I wish those emails were true so I can buy a house and lot and a nice car for my family so we won't have to pay for the rent!
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
2 Apr 11
hi pat, it is just so funny i could not stop myself from laughing. i am thinking about it too and if only these scams were true, i would be a secret millionaire already by now. you're probably right. there are still many who fall prey to these scams. too bad. ann
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@tlb0822 (1412)
• United States
2 Apr 11
It is such ashame that there are people out there who fall for these scams. You know its bad when the local news is telling people about scams that are being used in the area. One recent one in our area was people calling saying that they were from the IRS and that there was a problem filing their return. So the people would as others for their social security number, there bank account information, just all kinds of stuff thinking that the IRS couldn't process their refund without the information. And sadly these scammers were mainly targeting the ederly. I just find it despicable that people can take advantage of others in that way. Like others have posted that if we can keep each other in the loop of recent scammers, and let those know of scams in our area we can help keep each other safe from falling into their traps.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
2 Apr 11
I still receive a lot of these kinds of emails. Good thing I have a nice email provider that sort them out. I still cannot understand how these people trying to fool/scam other people. I wish this could be stopped soon.
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• United States
2 Apr 11
I'm with you savypat, all that money would get me out of debt. But unfortunately I worry too much that I may increase my debt instead of decreasing. It is so unfortunate that many do fall for such scams, but the more we talk about it online and offline hopefully some will understand to really be careful.
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@louievill (18674)
• Philippines
1 Apr 11
In my country ( and I'm sorry to say), that sometimes when somebody falls for a scam they remain unreported because some people are ashamed or do not want to admit that they had been suckered, yes the bait is based on peoples greed to make money and yes I hate to think, that they think we are stupid enough to believe them, but some people just fall for them and I really wish they would report
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
1 Apr 11
Unfortunately some people do fall prey to this sort of stuff. Not everyone has a computer even in this day and age. Our elderly are victims of this every day when you realize how little Social Security they live on. My oldest son did it. It had marked on it US Treasury and he cashed it, check bounced after he took the money out, and the credit union went after him for the money. the sad thing is he lost his checking account and it screws up with your credit score. I empty my spam mail every day but I see some of the headlines on the emails I never open them scared one will contain a virus Ijust delete anything I dont know and if I was to get a check in the mail from some unknown I would just shred it. I do agree with you. Life has really gotten rough and the computer has made it a lot easier. I remember the good ole days when we could go in yahoo chat and have a fun discussion with several people online. Now you go on to chat and all you get is see my webcam. I gave up and just play a game or two! Thanks for the discussion.