Is there any honest people anymore?
November 15, 2008 2:13pm CST
I'm in a bad way right now, and i've been trying to get loans, to no avail. Tried the family thing, but there all broke too. So i decided to try one of those digital charities... so i made a page and didn't get anything but emails from people who would "Help me" One caught my eye and i responded. now he said he was in the U.S. and he was a man of god blah blah blah... now it gets good. I gave him my address where his "church charity" would be sending me a check to help out with my troubles for the time being. So i get this ups envelope and i open it up. This is where i got suspicious. Inside is a check for 3000 dollars at first i was shocked then the reality set in. The check was hand written and signed for by the same person that wrote on the front of the envelope, but with a different name. The check was from a car dealership... and the bank was about halfway across the country from the car dealership. Sooo i called the bank to verify the account.. they couldn't do it. I called the car dealership to speak with the man who's name was on the check. It just so happens that, no surprise, he had nothing to do with it. Poor guys name was stolen. So i saved all the emails and fake checks and ip addresses and have contacted the authorities :) It feels good to know i can do something to put an end to people trying to rob honest hard working people like myself and probably you. Just sucks it had to be this way
15 Nov 08
I believe honest people can still be found but they seem to be getting rarer by the day. When the house I lived in was burned down by an individual who had a grudge against me for telling the truth (he was a foreigner earning a living in Malaysia) my family and I received quite a substantial donation from the public. It was decided to buy a second hand car because it would be easier to send the children to school. Not having any experience in second hand cars I was suckered by a car dealer who knew of the donation. Imagine paying 5,000 for a car worth less than 2,000 and had to spend another 5,000 to make the car roadworthy. The car then had to be scrapped off after one year. Nowadays I do not trust people, especially strangers, 100%. I cannot afford to be ripped off again and again so it is better to be safe than sorry.