There's always someone like that

@prinzcy (5055)
Malaysia
May 17, 2017 6:15am CST
In a cats lover group that I joined on fb, we would help out if there's a member in need. Be it whether financial, support, advice or just about anything that we could help, then we will. It's all in the name of saving or helping another cat. A few days ago, a member posted about a stray that she found. It was in a bad shape and clearly need help. So some members started chipping some fund after she showed a rough calculation made by a vet. The paper was even stamped by an official vet mark completed with signature. Then yesterday, another member posted an alert on the member. It turned out she's a scammer who've been taking advantage of cats lover kindness. She's been from one group to another. The picture that she showed was from who knows where. It's been awhile since she was active again. It's actually irritating and at the same time saddening to know that. When we're trying to create a better place, there's always someone like that. Thankfully, despite being scam, members still help out when someone else needs help, though being more careful this time. I hope someday she would learn her lesson. Karma may hit her one day as that what it does.
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@bluesa (15223)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 May 17
That is horrible @prinzcy , that she would use the good others are trying to do for selfish means. But everyone eventually pays for doing wrong.
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@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
17 May 17
I really hope she will. What she did hurt us as rescuers.
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@Kandae11 (40340)
17 May 17
There will be those who instead of using their brains for constructive, legitimate work, would be instead thinking of ways to scam others - even animals.
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@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
17 May 17
Those people really have no shame whatsoever
@SIMPLYD (86382)
• Philippines
19 May 17
Indeed it is so risky to be trusting someone's post as real, especially when it asks for money. I don't go for this crap. Unless, I know that it really is true because I know the person.
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@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
19 May 17
The thing about this is we shared our rescue strays so other members could help. It is a closed group and yet she managed to sneak in. She didn't immediately ask for money too. She was our friend for months. She even shared pictures of her cats. Or I thought they was. She probably use picture of someone else cats. She even comments and post something of herself. Fb is global and rescuers scattered all over the country. We can't just visit her to check.
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• Philippines
19 May 17
@prinzcy it sounds like she tried to pass herself off as sincere and legit to earn your trust before betraying you with her scam. i hope she never slips into your group again, and you're able to warn others to beware of her.
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@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
19 May 17
@hereandthere we try but she just create a new fb profile. That's how she managed to pass into our group.
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@DianneN (91186)
• United States
18 May 17
You can count on karma to hit her. She is despicable!!!!!!
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@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
18 May 17
Let's hope so. I don't know whether despicable is even enough to describe her.
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@DianneN (91186)
• United States
20 May 17
@prinzcy Oh, she's a sneaky, deceiving rat! Try to keep an eye on her, so that others aren't duped. She should be reported to Facebook and the authorities.
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@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
20 May 17
@DianneN she just close and create a new fb profile. She's been scamming for long that she knows what to do once caught. She even disappeared from our group now.
@shebish (788)
• Egypt
17 May 17
It is so sad when that happens, it can make it harder for someone who really needs help to get it , but as you say Karma has a way of hitting when least expected.
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@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
17 May 17
I wondered about the stray that she used. I hope it get help as we couldn't reach it.
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@shebish (788)
• Egypt
17 May 17
@prinzcy I hope it did as well.
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@marsha32 (6684)
• United States
24 May 17
That's why it's so hard for people online who really do need help to get it. There are so many people scamming just for the money--playing on people's sympathy. We have WAY too many cats. We can't afford to fix them....shoot, I barely can afford to feed them and keep up on litter. I've tried posting in the local pets facebook group to find them homes. What I find is people who want to "yell" at me for having so many and others who put you down wanting to know why we have them when we clearly can't afford them etc. Well, it just happened! And, it's going to get worse now as I'm sure all the females are now pregnant!
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@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
25 May 17
That's going to multiply your cats. Some people love to bring people down instead of helping out. Try searching for adoption page on fb. I don't know whether it will work but it's worth a shot. Also they say growing cat grass can help. The cats eat the grass, thus lowering food costs. I haven't try that one yet as I don't know whether my gardening skill will work on this one. I give my cats meds as I don't have enough fund to neuter them yet. So far my cats total remain at eight. That doesn't include a stray that I feed at my workplace. I hope to find it a home soon.
@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
19 May 17
Sadly there are a lot of people around like that. If there's a way to take advantage of a situation, they'll find it.
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@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
19 May 17
Unfortunately that's how today's world is. It's really sad.
@SAM774 (4188)
19 May 17
this is really bad.... how can somebody be this ruthless... karma will hit for sure
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@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
19 May 17
There's always someone who would be like that. I hope karma will hit her too.
@Susan2015 (22159)
• United States
18 May 17
It's sad that people have to scam like that.
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@prinzcy (5055)
• Malaysia
18 May 17
People taking advantage of others' kindness seems common these days. What a sad world we live in