HAve you ever been scammed?

India
March 20, 2007 10:48am CST
I have been scammed several times as I like to try various things with my money.And you?
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10 responses
• United States
20 Mar 07
Here's a real scam for you. As a writer, years ago I entered a contest on a very well known poetry site. (I'm sire everyone knows which one). I wrote a touching poem that made everyone who read it cry. Since everyone raved so much over it I decided I would submit it to their contest. Guess what! It won first place! I was notified several weeks later that it was going to be published in a very well put together, leather bound, edition of American Poets. I could recieve a copy of the book for only $XX.XX amount of dollars. I was so thrilled; not only to win the contest, but to have the opportunity to enjoy a copy of the book displayed proudly on my coffee table. Well, after dozens of emails and false promises, the book still have never been published or is it in print. I have demanded my money back to no avail. Neeless to say, I realized when the light finally came on upstairs (in my head) that it was a total scam. The contest and everything about any and all correspondence is all over the Internet as a total ripoff! Who's the dumb one? Me of course for being dooped into such a thing - but look out for the next one who tries it on me.
• United States
10 Apr 07
Thanks for the best response.
• India
11 Apr 07
you are most welcome ,my friend.
@umitcicek (464)
• Turkey
10 Apr 07
I have been scammed numerous times as I can't count.I am accustomed to be scammed anymore.My first scam was Goalsurf.It was just 2 or 3 days,they closed the site and escape.I was mostly scammed by hyip sites.Life time of hyips are generally short.If you don't leave somewhere,you are surely scammed ultimately.My biggest scam was Solidinvestment.They stolen lots of people's money.
• India
11 Apr 07
tell me some good hyip sites,be far from scams coz most of them are.
@neon2000 (2761)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
Yes, several times. I have been scammed investing in HYIps. But not all of them have scammed me, there are several few I have profited. But I am lie lowing a while.
• India
8 Apr 07
me too have suffered a lot with hyips as well.
• India
20 Mar 07
I have never been because i hail form a country of scammers and have lotsa idea about how to prevent and cover myself ith such stupid things!
• India
11 Apr 07
which country r u from?lucky enough not to be cheated once!
@drakan291 (817)
• Ireland
20 Mar 07
The only real way i have been scammed in the past (and future) Is by joining sites that say stuff like :free money! Then i sign up. I don't get free money but when i cheak my email i see that i have good are 300 emails in my inbox!
• India
8 Apr 07
me too.i have more than 300,about 500+ he hee,my mail is like a dustbin and i never open it now.
@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
Yes, I had been scammed many times before. I think the biggest one was with the firm G. Cosmos -- a Japanese firm opering in the Philippines. I also lost some money in online HYIPs which just closed shop without notice. In the internet, 99.9% of the programs are scams or will become scams one day. Meaning most are just plain PONZI scheme. For a start, these companies will pay good but as time goes on everything will gone to hell. We must always be careful. We better concentrate here at myLot.
@TeaCup (230)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Yes, mainly from a company coming to my town and giving a seminar to start your own business online. Just like the poetry scam, we have to realize that there are more scams than just internet ones. There are scammers right in your community, so be aware of everything and don't waste your money. If you like writing, sign up for associated content, it's free so you won't waste your precious dollars.
@ofinance (79)
• Tunisia
23 Jun 07
i was scammed by two hyips, one was called investementgroup.com or sthg like that and the second one is 6k-dedicated.biz, whats crazy is that 6k-dedicated is still operating now!
@Redkitty (480)
• India
22 Mar 07
no,no i have never do that scammed
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
yes, someone brought a lot of prepaid cards from us and he paid us with a fake 2 pcs one hundred dollar bill. I was in the market at that time and my father-in- law does not know they are scammers.