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CAROL LEWIS
I get alot of these E-mail's on my Scam Site...Alot of the time's I forward them 2 My Bank -AOL - PAYPAL...trying 2 b nice & let them know what's being passed around..Have never ever received an E-mail back from them...
Marcy Machen
You receive an e-mail that looks like it came from your bank, warning you about identity theft and asking that you log in and verify your account information. The message says that if you don't take action immediately, your account will be terminated.
Since I don't do on line banking I know what this one is right away.
Erik Harris
There always seems to be a new scam going around. Makes it hard to keep up with them. Sad the world in which we live.
Mary Warren
I try to keep up with scams by going to snopes.com. I am also very careful about what I post on sites.
Michelle Houchlei
Watch out for a new scam going around. My mom said that she got a call, but didn't make it to the phone in time. When she checked her caller id, it was her name and number! I looked it up and there was a few articles written about it last week.
Peg Asus
Whoa I hadn't heard of that one yet. i heard of the one that tells you to call it back and once you call them back they somehow charge you for some outrageous fee. Technology is great, but sometimes it makes it too easy for people to scam you.
Viola Thornell
I have had people call and when they say I have won something and I say well send it to me and they say you have to send money for it I tell them right then that they are scamming because if you really win something you do not have to pay money tp get it. They hang up on me. Humm I wonder why.
Sharon Levinson
My 85 yr old Mom gets alot of these scam calls not to mention scam postal mails. they target elderly widows who are naive and will believe them. How do they sleep at night?
Emily Jansen
When I worked at a retirement community a few years ago we were all put on alert to scams being pulled on the elderly. Phone calls saying they were their grandkids and were in trouble and needed money and then had them send it western union or some other way. Just pathetic
Sharon Levinson
there is one scam out about her computer being attacked by a virus. thats the microsoft call we all know about. There is another one about lowering her electrical bill by 20% if she transfers to their company and what they do is ask her to read a certain number off her last bill which gives them access to her account automatically and they transfer he to their company if she wants to or doesnt
Sharon Levinson
There is another phone scam that they call you telling you you won a mercedes 2014 car but you just have to send them a small fee for having the car sent to your home! She gets soo many different calls! I have taught her to say I AM NOT INTERESTED and hang up and NEVER click or dial ONE if they ask you to.
Emily Jansen
That is just awful. She should just ignore the calls unless she recognizes the number like I do lol I hate telemarketers or scammers
Sharon Levinson
eheh the problem is she doesnt recognize anyones phone numbers except maybe a few. dont forget, she is 85..she once did give out her credit card number and they were using it. luckily we caught it right on time and cancelled it
Sharon Levinson
The biggest problem of all are the postal mails. They send all sorts of 3-5 page letters telling how they are fight for her social security.and the death tax. they know exactly how to aim right at the elderly and their needs.they slap on any governor or senators name making it look real. "just donate 10, 25, 60 or $100 to help us fight Obama Care" or whatever, she gets about 20 of these in the mail a day!
Erik Harris
i lost a telemarketing job because i wouldnt try to get people to donate to a scam after theyre telling me they lived on disability, they couldnt even buy medicines. some people didnt care and would push. i dont understand how you do that. i hated that job.
Rosyrain N
That is so wrong that people take advantage of the elderly. We all have to watch out for the most vulnerable people in our lives.
Lori Testy
When I was young, I tried to do some of the work from home offers. I sent $25 to the company for information on how to work at home. All they sent me was things on how to do the same thing to others by getting them to submit $25. I didn't do it because I wasn't out to scam anyone just so I could make some money. It was a good lesson learned for thank-goodness, not a HUGE amount of money. I am sure some are legit, but most aren't.
Donna Follin
This one scam was when I was really desperate to buy the home that I was renting that was going to be foreclosed on and a loan company that I checked out with the Better Business Bureau, who said they were on the up and up and the proceedure for me to pay insurance since I had bad credit was normal. The loan company stole $1,000 from me and disappeared! Then the next week the Better Business Bureau posted a warning about them being scammer's. HUH? 27June2014
Emily Hargrove
Oh my God, I would be so mad. Maybe you should write a blog article about them... let other people know not to fall for it, just in case they don't check the Better Business Bureau.
Lori Testy
I really feel for you! This is a horrible thing to have happen to anyone. I would contact the BBB and tell them that they told you it was legit and then what happened. I guess even when you try to do what's right , you get screwed too. I hope you can find a way to get your money back.
Donna Follin
@ Emily yes, I was very mad! I am on social security and I explained to them that was my only money. I did warm people this was about 3 years ago. See the Better Business Bureau told me that they were fine! @ Lori, I did contact the Better Business Bureau and they said they were sorry! Whoopie! 27June2014 6:06 PM
Jennifer Neilson
I've gotten a lot of emails lately telling me they need to speak to me about a large sum of money I've inherited. I wish lol
Lori Testy
I get a lot of them too. They are usually in my spam box. If only they were all true, I'd be such a rich person. They always say when something sounds too good to be true, it is a scam.
Alex Du Coeur
scammers suck they just want to benefit from others and that is not cool it is rude and unethical it is like cheating well it is cheating people and it is sad
Pegeen McConnell
I have gotten several calls on my business line from a guy saying he is so and so, checking on our copier, and would I give him the item number on the copier. When I ask what company he's with he hangs up. Drives me nuts, as I know it is a scam.
Jodi Nethery
I get phone calls all the time from a guy who says he is from microsoft and that he is detecting signals from my computer. He calls about two times a month. All he is doing is trying to get me to do something to my computer so that he can hack into it.
JoAnn S.
This is a scam. My email spam file is full of it and I don't answer callers I don't know. That saves a lot of grief. I don't know if MS has a spoof department but you might want to report these calls and include any particulars you can recall. 6/9/14 10:35 am EDT
Ruth Belena
Microsoft has issued warnings about this and is clear that they never phone individual users about their computer performance. Tell the caller that you know he is a scammer.
Heather McDaniel
I get these all the time in my email, the last 50 I got I sent them a email, stating ...
Dear Prospective Employer
I am a recently released patient. While I have a few flaws I have several positives.
1. I can persuade almost anyone to buy anything with a little one on one
2. I am great at making things in chemicals labs, I would be happy to assist you in your company and patient them with your label giving you all the credit.
3. Also, send 499 dollars, to help get your company out there, and I promise people will listen to your sales pitch. =)
Sandra Lord
I think that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Beware of the fine print. And sometimes there just isn't any. You just have to be careful. For instance, there are plenty of online scams, just waiting to part people from their money. Do your research. Talk to others.
Darlene Atkinson
There have been a lot of scams lately. I know that they are on the Internet, but they are also done on the phone. One I had heard of was where the someone pretends to be from the court and says that you have not served jury duty and you owe money. If you do not pay you will be arrested. One has to buy a green card from Walmart and deposit the money onto it. It is sad that some people can scam others.
Mary Kirkland
The phone scams are so bad. My dad got a call last year from a guy saying he was his grandson and got robbed and needed money. My dad is 82 years old and almost sent the money to him but then he asked which grandson he was and the guy said the wrong name. lol The guy actually called back a week later with the same scam and told my dad he was his long lost nephew from his brother who they hadn't spoken to in a long time. When my dad said why didn't he get money from his brother the guy said he had died which my dad knew was bs. But this scammer almost got him to send money.
Kate Sander
I've heard one about needing someone to have $1.5 million and hold it for them until they can get their passport, sort out selling their household items and house and move to our countryand you'd get a certain amount for helping them or something similar to that and they (I think) tried with the same amount but something to do with golf I think.
JoAnn S.
Darlene, if you get one of those calls, hang up. On TV they are saying to hang up and call the police. They say the jury system does not make those kind of phone calls. 6/6/14 6:10 pm EDT
Lori Testy
Once these people start telling you their sob stories, you feel bad for them. Thank goodness he didn't send them money. I seen on TV where a lady kept sending the same person money until she was totally broke. Most people they say that do these scams are from Africa, sitting behind a desk and out to continuously scam people out of their money. I also seen things like this on Dr. Phil where a man started talking to a woman and claimed after a short period of time, he was in love with her and she kept sending him money. Even with all the evidence Dr. Phil showed her that this guy was scamming her, she still wasn't getting it. I think finally at the end of the show, she believed Dr. Phil a little bit, but still had her doubts. People that are that stupid , deserve to be ripped off. He gave her so much proof and her daughter was the one who told her to begin with that it was a scam and took her to see DR. Phil. This is a reason I don't bother answering my phone. If people want to talk to me, they can leave a message and I will call them back.
Donna C
You are right, there will always be scammers and with the internet they are even more prolific than ever before. I always try to keep the phrase "if it seems to good to be true then it probably is." in the back of my mind.
Judy Story
There are always scams going around the internet. As long as there are people that fall for the scams than their will always be scams.
Lisa W
*knock on wood* luckily I dont get these calls, just telemarketers, which in their own way are just as bad, the same lol
Gud Heart
I do get quite a few! I have just learned to hang up now whenever I can sense a scam!
Lisa Michelle
Just this morning I got an automated call to my cell phone about some vacation. I can't stand when I get these kinds of calls but I usually just don't answer if I don't know the number.
Tammy Burcham
That might not be a scam but rather a marketing tactic to get rooms booked like for cruises. It's really hard to decide if they are legit or not.
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