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don't fall for them liars

i'm pretty sure most of us know this. 
there are so many scammers on the internet.
i got an email this morning from a girl i don't talk to much, but i follow her blog.




i honestly was confused. i really believed it for a second. 
i usually get emails from people when i am selling things. 
but this was completely out of the blue & i felt bad for the poor girl. so i replied: 





now..are you ready for the good part?



alright, people. this poor girl had her email compromised. not her fault whatsoever.
if you are unaware or skeptical, here are some steps to know it's a scam:


- if an offer seems too good to be true.
- promises that you can win money, make money, or borrow money easily.
-refuses to provide a physical address.
-refuses to give you any specific details.
-asks for your bank account or credit card number when you're not making a purchase.
-uses scare tactics or pressure.
-insists that you wire money.
-contacts you and asks for personal information.
-gives you a check or money order & asks you to send money somewhere.
-if you win a lottery ticket or something to that sort, you contact the company. they NEVER contact you.
-research or find reviews before you look into it.

don't fall for it, silly gooses. i am the master of scams & i almost fell for this one...at first.
i mean, i wouldn't really think of myself as "cunning." maybe though.

17 comments

  1. Wow! Can't believe how convincing their emails were. Good thing you questioned things. And great tips you offered there at the end!

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  2. OH MAN - that's terrible.
    damn scammers and liars.

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  3. Haha, so crazy! people are ridiculous!

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  4. we get emails like this at work all the time.
    one time someone from one of our other departments forwarded us the email asking us to help them when clearly it was a scam.
    its good to be safe!

    K

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  5. OMG! I got the same email this morning!!! But I was lucky to have GMAIL flag it.... I erased it. There is NO blogger our there what would ask for 2k from some blogger. It's bs.

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  6. Eeek! Scammers can be scary. It's good to know what to look for. You're posts are so practical...I LOVE IT! Miss you!

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  7. Yuck! I almost got majorly scammed right after Dustin and I got married. It involved a new job to be a nanny for a little girl. Her family was supposedly moving to Utah from Texas and the guy sent me a check so I could buy some things for the house and get the place stocked up for their arrival. Then he contacted me and asked me to send him a wire transfer of half the check amount back so he could pay the deposit on their new apartment. I was so naive and I totally would have done it if my brother hadn't been like, "yeah, that's totally fake." The next day I found out the check had bounced. If I had sent him what he asked for, our bank account would have been completely cleaned out and overdrawn. So scary!

    I'm glad you were smarter than me! :)

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  8. i LOVE your responses...i've had this happen to me a few times (actually on a facebook IM! of all places).....crazy scammers.

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  9. Yikes, that's a little creepy! I've gotten similar scam e-mails but never from a sender I actually recognized. As a general rule of thumb, I figure any sketchy e-mail that asks for personal information or money must be a scam so I just ignore and delete. Great tips!

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com/

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  10. I had that happen to me too! So ridiculous.

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  11. Haha, oh my gosh. I've totally had that email sent to me before. Why did I not reply and mess with them? Next time...

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  12. that's so scary!
    i've never actually had something as blatant as that.
    goodness.
    i'm glad you didn't actually send anything.

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  13. scammers make me so mad at first and then after a little bit it's so laughable, like reeeeally?!

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  14. good to know :)

    and love your attitude about laughing - its so important to choose to be happy!

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  15. hahaha this is insane! I can't believe this happened to you!

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  16. It's fascinating to me how many people fall for this crap. I include the amount of people who re-post chain statuses, pictures, privacy notices, etc., on facebook. I mean...GOOGLE THAT, PEOPLE! IT'S CALLED SNOPES! (I am not an angry person. I just....I vented. *backs away quietly*)

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  17. This would happen to to my facebook friends a couple years ago and once it happened while we were in the same room. I had fun fucking around with the scammer :)

    xoxoxoxoxooxox,
    samm

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