Scammers every where

United States Minor Outlying Islands
December 3, 2015 9:13am CST
Back in the olden days it was over the phone, pretending to be an organization or something to that act. Then it was email, the prince of so and so wants to give you money in exchange for your bank account #. I even had people knocking on my door to help pay for their "cousins" funeral. And finally FB, where they flirt with you and then tell you they need money; my husband got a message saying he won something but has to pay for shipping. People...... Have you ever been scammed or had someone try and hit you up for money? Let's talk about it....
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
3 Dec 15
Generally it's the telemarketers that annoy me. I had Allstate (or they said they were Allstate) keep calling me and I told them to put me on their do not call list. The very next day someone called from them and I crossly told them I should be on the list. They said it could be a month before that's effective, and I got angry and meant to tell them if they didn't comply I'd report them to the FTC, but accidentally said FBI (it popped in my head first). Well, they never did call again... I guess that was enough for them to back off in a hurry. I won't use that though, since that's an area of the government I don't want to mess with even in passing statements.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
3 Dec 15
Another thing you can do is tell them to put it in the call notes that the next time they call they will have an ultra-loud air horn blasted into their ear. Then tell them they can feel free to call back.
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
3 Dec 15
@Rohvannyn The would probably mess up my phone. I'm okay with leaving that to others. I would hate to do it to someone I know accidentally.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
3 Dec 15
@OneOfMany That makes sense!
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@maggs224 (1711)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Dec 15
I have had the emails but that is about the extent of scams that I have personally come into contact with.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
3 Dec 15
I get those emails in my spam box wanting money for something or other. Then I was on a site similar to this and one lady I was corresponding with asked me to loan her some money, I told her no because I did not let my money sit in paypal. I never heard from her again. What a friend, right?
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@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
3 Dec 15
@Marcyaz I stupidly did some of these offers and now i get more spam then i've ever had..
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
3 Dec 15
@Rosekitty That is exactly why i stopped doing them.
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@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
5 Dec 15
@Marcyaz and now i have to unsubscribe them all..what a mess..ugh
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
3 Dec 15
When I was in college, and a real lifenoob, I had a couple of grifters come up and convince me that they were out of gas and stranded, and if I lent them some money they'd mail it back to me. So I gave them $20. They were really convincing until they asked if I could go to the ATM and give them more after I gave them the first $20. Those aren't the actions of people who are genuinely in need! I figure it was worth it, I never fell for that again.
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@Marcyaz (35669)
• United States
3 Dec 15
wow what a scheme you give them the money and then they want more.
@birjudanak (7243)
• India
5 Dec 15
yes lots of time like we have call on mobiles that one girl who is suffering from cancer and need to money for operation so please donate we collected this money and now only this left,if you want to see you can see online,like this they ask for money.
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@TheHorse (65976)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec 15
I haven't had anyone knocking at my door. Except fast-talking teens trying to sell me magazine subscriptions I don't want.
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• Calgary, Alberta
4 Dec 15
In my early days in the internet, I got scammed by those many websites that promises to pay me money but they didnt.
@jstory07 (67191)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Dec 15
Scammers to me are really bad people that try to make money off of other people. They are not good at all.
@MALUSE (40316)
• Germany
3 Dec 15
Nigerian princes and princesses want to move illegally obtained millions of dollars out of the country and park them in my bank account. I'd get a share for my help if I could just send them the numbers of my bank account . . .