In the past year or so we have received e-mails from friends reporting trouble. They had traveled to a foreign country and were robbed and needed $3000 to pay the hotel and travel bills. They promised to repay as soon as they got back.
Of course neither was true. In this wonderful world of the internet we have some smart crooks. I just wonder if they get any ‘suckers’ with that e-mail. How do they do it? got me. But they are smart enough to get someone’s mailing list.
The last one was our close friend ‘Evelyn’. Her case was the worst. She had “RUSHED OFF TO CYPRUS ON BUSINESS, WAS ATTACKED AND ROBBED AND NEEDED MONEY FAST! (grab Paula’s Oh sh—! handle fast). They took her e-mail, & name and changed her pass word. So she not only did not get my $3000 but could not get the sympathetic note I sent. LOL.
I’m still waiting for the person from South Africa to put the 10 million in my account after I sent them $500.
(Shut up talking about money, I’m sick of it!)
Amazing the scams that some folk fall for. Unlike the real world here in Mt. Bell, when those two good looking women came to my house looking for the lost tick with aids. I had to strip nekkid and let one of them search my whole bod (tickled in some places, too), while the other checked my clothes out, how embarrassing. Thank goodness they did not find the tick, and for some reason I cannot find my wallet I must have misplaced. You won’t catch me falling for that internet stuff that is for sure.
Anyway, Don and Evelyn came up to explain it was all a scam. We went out to eat and had a great visit. Now it is raining pretty steadily here in the mountains, but nice and cozy here in the motor home.
Many folks are hesitant to look at their bank account on line, or order anything because they are afraid of someone stealing their ID. In reality not many folk want to break into a huge account, like ‘America’s Bank’ just for one number. They want to get ten thousand of them. I feel pretty safe ordering online. (Sherry is yelling, YOU SURE DON’T WORRY ABOUT THAT!) HAHA!
(I’m holding my breath until she let’s me order something else!)
(That could be spunky asking, “What bird?”)
Anyway I think most of us would check out any story like those above, before we committed any money. Most of us know our friends and whether they might be in a foreign country stranded or not.
It has happened a lot. Anyway thanks for coming this way.
does anyone remember the country (or rock-a-billy) song, “I’m in trouble come and get me Mr. Jones?”
I want to order this 1950 Ford Woody!!!!