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I fell for scams back in the days and no longer am gullible for it. After experiencing some, it made me "wise up" and to know what to look out for. Do not fall for anything that ask for your money unless it's a home based business.

I remember when I was a kid i used to fall for every scam I saw! It was really hard to tell the difference, but now that I see them every day its really easy to tell. lol

yeah, i just encountered a scam last night. i downloaded the "netflix app" and ended up with a bunch of viruses. luckily, i got rid of it quickly.

Wonder why the scammers are crawling out the woodwork lately. I received two scam phone calls, one for a "Free cruise" and one for "loan approval" within an hour this morning. Usually it's months between scam calls.

I hate that people waste time, both the scammer and the scammed. It is just so sad that people would do this kind of thing to others.

I do my best to stay away from scams. I make sure to do all my research before taking part in any website or offer. There is so many out there so you have to be extra careful.

Recently my phone number has been inundated with calls from my "credit card company" - ha-ha. How stupid do you think I am. No company name, no call back.

Isn't that a scream? The one that calls me has been leaving messages that this is my second and final notice to lower my credit card. I have had dozens of second and final notices that I have to delete. They must think we don't have brains.

There are lots of ways to discourage scam phone calls. I'm sure you can find a few online. My favorite is to ask for their Company ID and tell them I will call Microsoft and request speaking to the person with that ID. Once they know you're onto them, they usually give up. At least, they have for me.

I am so tired of getting these "Windows Technical Department" scam calls. They have called several times over the last 2 days at all hours. It sounds like they are calling from a bar. I give them a few choice words, recommend an activity that may be physically impossible and hang up. You'd think they would get the hint that I'm not falling for it.

i am tired of seeing scams all over the place, it is nice to actually find sites that arent a scam and that you can actually make money off of.

It is easy to get scammed with all our personal information being online. The government reconsider making the our life's public information.

I get soo many calls every single day from a business saying they are TD Bank. I called my bank and told them and gave them the number that keeps calling me and they said that the number is not associated with TD.. Be careful when answering your phone!

Everything on the Internet that asks for a picture, real name, real address, or other information is not necessarily a scam. But scammers will use that information if you buy into it. I think real identity and contact information has to be transferred in real life, and it should be illegal to store such information on a computer that has a modem.

I totally agree with you on that. I have always said that it should be illegal to have personal information stored on a computer modem.

I get at least 10 junk emails per day that just plainly are scams, damn this is just **** damn annoying and irritating!!

I receive numerous spam emails for different scams. I also receive phone calls every so often with someone feeding me a bunch of nonsense. These people need to get a life

there's always someone who is trying to scam- it's best to look out for the signs and be vigilant about it!

scams are so hard to know whats true or not but i guess follow the rule if it seems to good to be true then dont do it

If someone calls you don't aswer if your not familiar with the number. Then search online with that number and most of the time their is a site called note to note with that number and it will tell you details on that number. If it's a scam mostly other people will write their comments on it.

Thank you for sharing this information! I've thought there ought to be a site like this, but didn't know there was one.

scams suck and i feel bad for those who get scammed because people work hard for there money and scammers just come and take it

totally agree plus they go for the easy targets the elderly etc... i know times are hard but dont make it harder for others

There was even a scam going through Linked in and they were trying to get my husband to give them his bank account- Luckily, he twigged in early!

Someone recently tried to scam my mother out of thousands of dollars. Luckily, she had me watching out for her to keep her from getting scammed. I hate that people think they can take advantage of widows.

I am one that will not fall for scams. I have had numerous calls and once a victim of it. And lost money because after the fact realized it was a scam. As an advice if you receive a call your not familiar with look it up online. And you will see if its a real number if not just ignore it. Most likely its a scam. Nobody should be calling you asking for money.

Honestly, there are some fundraisers that do call looking for money, but with all of the scams that happen these days, I always err on the side of caution.

Dorann, a lot of the fundraisers I would do locally. Don't do any if they call you. There is so many in your area you can reach too. The way this world is it seems everyone is trying to scam us in what ever way they can get. I am a victim of this, and I have learned soooo much from it. I hate to see people get by from what they do. Its not fair, and I wish they could get caught. I have tried different things to have it not prevented but I cant seem to get anywhere. Just don't give your phone number online.

Some web sites demand a phone number. I give them one I used forty years ago. Some web sites get persnickety and demand a cell phone number. I give them the number of the last phone pest who called! I seldom take unscheduled calls and don't discuss anything confidential on a cell phone, even with my mother.
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