Have you been scam before?

@Phelly02 (467)
Philippines
September 27, 2017 5:44am CST
Way back in 2012, I became a victim of an investment scam known as Aman investment in Pagadian City. At first I was hesitant to join since I wasn't sure if it was legitimate. But since my office mate showed us his status and his widrawals from that company and even bought new car because of it. We were persuaded. I started 10,000.00 Pesos as my first investment from my bonus. Two weeks later my office mate said that I can already make a widrawal since it had an increase of 12% already. But I did not make any widrawals and decided to roll it together w/ the interest?. A month later from my 1st investment, my officemate persuaded me to loan from our insurance and invest to Aman. So I made a 50,000.00 loan while they loan a 150,000 Pesos. I invest my 40,000.00Pesos in Aman while they invest all their loans. My other co-worker even widraws all his saving from this saving company that worth a million already and invest it to Aman. 99% of the employee in our office invested in Aman and the lowest investment is 10,000 Pesos and the highest is a million Peso. A week later after that investment, boom! It was announced in the news that Aman was a scam and took all our money with him in Malaysia. After that news, we all feel deflated and as if we work in a fragile environment that speaking even one word of Aman or investment breaks it. When my family back home asked me if I invested/victimised in Aman. I say yes but only 10,000.00 Pesos so they won't get worried. My parents tends to be a worrywart sometimes. Which is good actually, it only shows that they care. The good news is no one blame anyone except our own self for being too silly and too greedy. Now we talked about it and makes a joke about it if who has the biggest investment. And charged it as experienced that should never happen again. How about you, have you been scam with huge money involved before?
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@m_audrey6788 (15346)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
Nope. I don`t like big risk. I still believe in a hard work earnings
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@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
Yes, that is safer. And earnings from hard work is more worthy and fulfilling.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 17
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@iriswest (172)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
Well, I am so lucky that I haven't experience being scammed, however there was a time that I was almost scammed when there a post in a buy and sell page on facebook for a very cheap iPhone, but when I ask the IMEI no. of the phone, the seller sent a wrong IMEI, so I started to doubt the post and fortunately, I realized that it was too good to be to true. I almost believed the seller because she was very professional and it seems that her fb is legit.
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@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@iriswest You are indeed lucky and wise for checking anything before going into transactions.
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@iriswest (172)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@Phelly02 Yes, and we all have to be wise and vigilant since criminals are everywhere.
@nangayo (2325)
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
I have never been in a scam before. i tend to research things first before i enter and when the deal is too good to be true i run away from it.
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@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@nangayo That should be the right thing to do. Curiosity brought me there. Now I learned my lesson in a hard way and prayed to be not scam again.
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@MALUSE (43657)
• Uzbekistan
27 Sep 17
No, I haven't.
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@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@MALUSE Good for you, you must have been wise in every decision you make :)
@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
I experienced it. I lost a few thousand. I am quite vigilant about it.
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@iriswest (172)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
a thousand dollars? Oh, how unfortunate you should always be careful when making transactions, especially to people that you barely know.
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@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@iriswest A Thousand Peso. Peso is our currency in the Philippines. I need to edit the post tomorrow so as not to confuse. Its because I don't know how to put a peso sign before the number. I just have to put Peso word in it.
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@iriswest (172)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@Phelly02 I see but is still money. right? And I hope you don't get carried away in the future. Always remember the golden rule, If something is too good to be true, then it is probably a scam.
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@JustBhem (43004)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Sep 17
Yeah, I have been and it was awful.
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@iriswest (172)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
I hope that it will give you a lesson somehow.
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@JustBhem (43004)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Sep 17
@iriswest Yes, it did. And I promised myself never to trust people again.
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@iriswest (172)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@JustBhem You should be careful to strangers, especially when money is involved.
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@Kind4321 (850)
• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Sep 17
Yes i have been conned but not through network marketing like the one you experienced.In my country many people have been conned by such but i refused to join them. My risk appetite is high though and i tend to risk much
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@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
29 Sep 17
@ It is not a network marketing. It's an investment company, they had office and had complete business permit, so who would have thought i'ts a scam. Even the Mayor was charge for being conspirator, since he gave the company license to operate. But I'm glad that you haven't experience it.
@Kind4321 (850)
• Nairobi, Kenya
4 Oct 17
@Phelly02 Sorry about that.I hope you do not go through that again.
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
5 Oct 17
@Kind4321 Hope so too :)
@Corbin5 (116393)
• United States
27 Sep 17
I have never been scammed before, but I have a tendency to hang onto my money and do not take chances with it.
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@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
28 Sep 17
@Corbin5 Thats' a good trait, cause you can avoid scammers.
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@heyheyla (209)
• Aleppo, Syria
27 Sep 17
Yes I have been but I don't care.Money means nothing to me.
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@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@heyhey It is a good thing that you don't care about money much, it means that you are confident in what you do and has no issues about money.
@renicemae (3558)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
You are fooled easily! If I am in your shoes, you should have invested the minimum amount needed to be invested and see to it if it accumulates then afterreaching the minimum payout of that site or whatever, you should have withdraw your capital along with your profit. I do that strategy back then when I invisted my bitcoin to a bitcoin mining site. And I did profit from there many times but I invested only the minimum and once payout is reached, I withdraw my money and invest again.
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@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@renicemae, Yes I had been a fool, its because I'm curious and has been counting the chicken already before it hatch.
@kamzbd (476)
27 Sep 17
I am really sorry to know about you.no i have never been scam, I have a shop and I earn from my shop business and I believe in hornest learning.
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@kamzbd Yes you are right, honesty + hardwork = blessings. :)
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• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
Sorry about that. I have never invested money online and I always avoid sites that ask for money or upgrading. But I have been scammed in the sense that I spend much time online making money but was never able to withdraw.
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@mildredtabitha It is not an online scam. They had a complete business permit had an office like a real bank. When you invest there, you see queue of people who wants to invest, so who would have thought it was a scam. They are so talented. But I learned my lesson now.
@aureliah (18767)
• Kenya
27 Sep 17
I have done that because I'm just a risk taker.
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 17
@Phelly02 oh sorry. I haven't experienced that one
• United States
27 Sep 17
That is very disheartening. No, I have never been scammed before.
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@Jeanniemaries Happy that you haven't scam :) It was an awful experience.
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• United States
27 Sep 17
@Phelly02 but one you will never repeat. Which is a good thing.
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
28 Sep 17
@Jeanniemaries yes that true. I think I'm wiser now since i learned a lot from the experience
@yugocean (8839)
• India
28 Sep 17
Well many times, both private and government. Lakhs of rupees were scammed. But we can do nothing so we now take extra care.
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
29 Sep 17
@yugocean Yes, we need to be more extra care now see the signs of scam as early as before we get victimized.
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@yugocean (8839)
• India
29 Sep 17
@Phelly02 Alert everyone you knoe if yu find scam to save them becoming victimise if they are taking for it.
@iridion9 (10207)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
If it's too good to be true, then it's a scam
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@iridion9 That was what I'm saying before, but the constant persuading and my greed brought me to a mess. I learned my lesson and prayed it won't happen again.
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@iridion9 (10207)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@Phelly02 Yeah, GREED that's the keyword to watch out.
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@aureliah (18767)
• Kenya
27 Sep 17
I recently joined public likes Kenya and i lost usd 45. Most of Kenyans can relate to this. I just love taking risks.
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@aureliah There are people that are so talented that you don't even know you are being scam. Now I avoid those people and ask wise people for advice before going into transactions involving money.
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@aureliah (18767)
• Kenya
27 Sep 17
@Phelly02 I'm telling you that you realize later that you were just conned.
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@antonbunot (9671)
• Calgary, Alberta
28 Sep 17
O, yeah! One of my ex-girlfriends scammed me. She borrowed money from me 25 years ago . . and never paid it back. Just $500 though. But every time I ran out of money in my wallet these days, I remember her. I pity her she has 12 children and her husband left her, I am so thankful for not marrying her. We may have more than a dozen kids.
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
29 Sep 17
@antonbunot 12 kids? that is extreme.
@wongchoiyee (7421)
• Malaysia
27 Sep 17
It was bad thing.
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
28 Sep 17
@kepweng, yes it was an awful experience and I have learned from it.
@ilocosboy (37452)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
Not yet. Many times many came to me to invest in the same manner but i said no. Well, first thing first, how can they convince me to join when I don't even have money to buy for daily living.
@Phelly02 (467)
• Philippines
27 Sep 17
@ilocosboy Good thing that you haven't scam :)
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