Thursday, January 5, 2012

Scammers and Such

I came into this life 83 years ago. It has been a rough row to hoe at times, but I hoed it. 
Now I’m in my twilight years. That means my sun has dropped below my horizon, and that isn’t all that dropped below my horizon. My income dropped. Now I bet you thought I was going to say something different.
Dumb things happen every day. This is the dumbest one that happened to me recently.  My phone rang and when I answered it the man asked for somebody I had never heard of so I told him that he had the wrong number. He said, “Ma’am, it says right here 965-84” at that point the phone went dead. I was sorry that he hung up because that was one argument I might have won. You can’t win them all. 

Scammers are getting thicker by the day. I keep getting an email from one of them. In the subject line it says. “You have Received 900.00USD Cash Deposited.” They are waiting for me to respond so they can deposit 900-dollors into my account. This one must be an overseas scammer. They don’t know how to spell dollars. Most Americans know how to spell dollars. I have unsubscribed to the letter twice because they gave that option. But they keep sending a new one every few days. It is either and out-and-out scam or one of the loan sharks that would let you know it was a loan after it was accepted and then charge 90 percent interest.  If you’re interested, I can forward the letter to you. Maybe they would deposit into your account. 

Nothing much going around this part of the woods. Email scammers and wrong numbers is about all.
Till Next Time


Mike Starring said...

I get that letter also and one that warns me that "Someone has "Ran" a background check on me. I read once that most come from young men in coffee shops in the Ukraine and Mozambique who make a pretty good living scamming people. I wish I could figure out a way to turn the tables, ha ha.

Lorrene said...

If you figure out a way let me know. That would be the highlight of my life to turn the tables on them.

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Stephanie Frieze said...

At least you are not so over the horizon as you may think, Lorrene. There are those who fall for these scams. Once I heard an interesting story on the radio of a couple of fellows who decided to string along one of these scammers, engaging in a lengthy email correspondance. It was entertaining. We occassionally get those emails, but also emails from young foreign women looking for a husband-cum-vis-to-the-US. Some of the best money we spend is in caller ID. For a long time my husband has been after me to dump the landline since we all have cell phones. I'm a worrier and I know that sometimes, during earthquakes and bad storms, only the landline works so I've dug in my heels. But it's gotten so that we seldom use it. As our pocketbooks are thing these days, I may change my mind. Maybe.