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5/21/2017 11:01:50 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

pickygirl72
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (19,593)
Pinon Hills, CA
46, joined Sep. 2011


Have they gotten money out of you? Have they played a role and lied through their teeth to get something from you?
Online scammer/con artist or someone off line?

New fun topic please play along.




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5/21/2017 11:17:14 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
rubyrose2015
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (20,581)
Seagrove, NC
98, joined Sep. 2015


Not online, but in RL. I was young and stupid enough to help out a guy who was probably just a psychopath.

5/21/2017 11:34:14 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

driver406
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (54,926)
Saint Paul, MN
65, joined Oct. 2009


My father was for $1000 and the police caught the guy and the courts let him go despite his very long record. It was the smooth talking lawyer that did it, but he is wanted in most of the counties around here. Still he scams a 94 year old man out of $1000 and the courts find him innocent and he walks away despite all the evidence against him. My father did NOT get justice nor his money back.

5/21/2017 11:38:34 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

sdakotasky
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (17,552)
Harrisburg, PA
68, joined Jun. 2014


Two years ago on Easter Sunday someone shot a BB or Pellet into my picture window. I hired a glass company to replace the window and the guy took off with my money but he was really stupid.


The company had a solid reputation for over 40 years. They closed their business but one of the brothers decided to run it himself and scam people. He ripped off a lot of people. I tired to find him for 18 months with no luck.


Then one day I had an appointment to get my car inspected and who is working at the car dealership but Mr Scammer.

He was so stupid. He came up to me and asked me "Don't I know you from somewhere?" I let him have it right there at his place of employment. He took me aside and told me he would return my money.

I knew the statute of limitations was going to run out so after I gave him two months, I pressed charges against him. He paid me back every penny even though it was in small payments over a period of months.


But there are dozens of people who are still sitting out there looking for him. Why isn't he in jail?

5/22/2017 3:46:55 AM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
__h_
Over 2,000 Posts (2,413)
San Antonio, TX
50, joined Nov. 2016


I have had a few online before who tried to get me to send them money. But no, I did not send any money to anyone online.

5/22/2017 11:36:52 AM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

pickygirl72
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (19,593)
Pinon Hills, CA
46, joined Sep. 2011


Being online has opened my eyes up to how people scam others. I have never been taken.

The reason I started this thread was to open your eyes to the fact there r people out there that will scam you.


My friend is getting scammed as i speak with an online suitor. weve told her he is phony and there is so much evidence he is, but she does not to believe it.

He has already gotten $ out of her...ugh!!

5/22/2017 11:42:23 AM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

dances_in_woods
Over 4,000 Posts! (7,032)
Henderson, TX
50, joined Mar. 2011


A few online have tried but nope I didn't fall for it

5/22/2017 11:58:00 AM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
cavie59
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (17,369)
Enid, OK
58, joined Feb. 2010


Only if ex-wives count.

5/22/2017 12:20:25 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

mylegsarecold
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (15,604)
Gainesville, FL
55, joined May. 2011


Not online. But long time ago in Tulsa, Oklahoma was going to school there
and I took a part time job selling dealerships for new type of satellite dish
for minimum wage or commission, whichever was higher.

I had to cold call mostly video store ownerss and try and get $2,500 from them.
Well after about a month I wasn't too successful so I resigned and said I will
take my minimum wage for all the hours I worked. They said no we don't owe
you anything, it was on commission only, even though I still had their newspaper
add saying it would pay min wage.

I went to the labor dept and filed a claim. Then they got mad at me because they
were really selling something non existent and illegal but the labor dept said
that they don't really own me anything because I never signed a contract saying
they would pay min wage. (when does anybody sign a contract for min wage job?)

The labor dept managed to get them to give me the equivalent of $2.00/hr for my time.
And they never did do anything to the boiler room company for fraud.

5/22/2017 12:47:44 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
cupocheer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (256,512)
Assumption, IL
68, joined May. 2010


Yes

5/22/2017 2:38:00 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

orz
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (13,232)
Portage, WI
67, joined Jul. 2010


I dont fall for phone and on line crap. But, have been by a past tenant. She came in contact with me via her brother and sister in law. Moving here from MN. And she had good reasons for getting evicted. Her brother who worked locally and wife said they would back her.
So she was sweet and perfect to start. Then the job losses. Never her fault. Then she HAPPENED to meet an old beau. So he started to hang here and she was always behind in rent. Losing job due to not GOING to work!
I yelled and threatened and finally had her evicted. Never got the 2k she owed. Revenge tho..she died of a heart attack at 33.

5/22/2017 10:58:04 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

driver406
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (54,926)
Saint Paul, MN
65, joined Oct. 2009


I got the IRS scam call this morning! They said they're suing me for $8219 because of a small miscalculation between 2010-5. My tax advisor advised me not to pay a thing as it is a scam. I haven't heard back from them yet. They certainly sounded convincing, but they tried to get me with this same scam last year. In both cases the voices sounded black and foreign. You'd think the IRS would hire Americans to steal their money for them.

5/22/2017 11:00:28 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

driver406
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (54,926)
Saint Paul, MN
65, joined Oct. 2009


She was rightly evicted, but we should never rejoice a someone's death or misfortune. Yes, even her. She was rightly evicted though. It's too bad you couldn't have gotten your money from the estate.

5/23/2017 2:22:11 AM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
cavie59
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (17,369)
Enid, OK
58, joined Feb. 2010


Quote from driver406:
I got the IRS scam call this morning! They said they're suing me for $8219 because of a small miscalculation between 2010-5. My tax advisor advised me not to pay a thing as it is a scam. I haven't heard back from them yet. They certainly sounded convincing, but they tried to get me with this same scam last year. In both cases the voices sounded black and foreign. You'd think the IRS would hire Americans to steal their money for them.


I got that call also, I just told them to come and arrest me as they know where I am.

I am still walking free.

5/23/2017 3:50:26 AM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
jack_gulf
Over 2,000 Posts (2,167)
Cameron, LA
51, joined Jan. 2017


No

5/23/2017 6:00:07 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

packersbabe920
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (83,700)
Green Bay, WI
52, joined Jul. 2013


Nope

5/23/2017 11:24:06 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

driver406
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (54,926)
Saint Paul, MN
65, joined Oct. 2009


They tried yesterday, but they didn't get anything. They didn't try again today.

5/24/2017 6:07:12 AM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

testsignup
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (11,003)
Springfield, VA
64, joined Sep. 2009


Not exactly. I've bought a few things on ebay which weren't exactly what they purported to be, but that doesn't really count as a "scam" to me, per se. I learned the hard, five-dollars and fifty cents lesson that any DVD that says it's "region free" is bogus. But I learned when I was still a kid (teen years) that anyone who offers you the moon for a song, AND anyone who wants you to go outside your established boundaries in order to get something you want, are lying swine who will just take what they can from you, and then point and laugh at your protestations. And the rest of the world will join THEM in laughing.

I guess I was lucky to have been scammed back when the lessons only cost a few bucks and a jug of shame.

5/24/2017 6:44:31 AM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

easttowest72
Over 7,500 Posts!! (8,059)
Bremen, GA
45, joined Sep. 2014


I have alot of tenants that I have judgements against. Problem is you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip. Some people live their lives getting as many free things as they can.

5/31/2017 12:04:55 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

pickygirl72
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (19,593)
Pinon Hills, CA
46, joined Sep. 2011


Quote from mylegsarecold:

And they never did do anything to the boiler room company for fraud.

I hate those jobs. I have ran into a few of those.

One interview I went on I had to cold call residence houses & ask if they wanted 30 days to try out golf clubs. If they didn't like them they could return them. The catch was it was expense to return them so those people just paid the monthly fee to buy them after the 30 days were up.

The guy interviewing me basically told me it was a scam. That workplace was just filled with about 30 phones & that was it. I was like thanks but no thanks.



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5/31/2017 12:37:35 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

mylegsarecold
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (15,604)
Gainesville, FL
55, joined May. 2011


My brother-in-law bought one of those golf clubs.
Took him like 4 months to get his money back.

5/31/2017 12:51:13 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
cupocheer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (256,512)
Assumption, IL
68, joined May. 2010


Yes

5/31/2017 2:22:23 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

mylegsarecold
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (15,604)
Gainesville, FL
55, joined May. 2011


Anybody who prays for you is scamming you.

5/31/2017 2:28:37 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
cupocheer
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (256,512)
Assumption, IL
68, joined May. 2010


That may be the case on DH but in real life it isn't so.

5/31/2017 6:10:57 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
rubyrose2015
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (20,581)
Seagrove, NC
98, joined Sep. 2015


Frog legs are very good fried.

6/1/2017 7:24:59 AM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
bigbob311
Over 1,000 Posts (1,306)
Los Angeles, CA
90, joined Aug. 2010


Hi , I get phone calls all the time wanting to sell , cable service , solar panels , fake charity's wanting money , my address , credit card scams, most of the time I do not answer my land line phone, block the fakes on my cell phone , some scams come in the mail , go's in the trash, then the spam on the computer.
I did have my I D stolen years ago , that was a big MESS to clean up.

6/2/2017 5:04:45 AM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
bigbob311
Over 1,000 Posts (1,306)
Los Angeles, CA
90, joined Aug. 2010


Yes , helped a so called new friend move some of her STUFF to a storage unit with my pick up, years ago , she marries Greg Or Jeff like three weeks later . Yes I got played for a fool Just do not jump in and help some one or you could get BURNED. LOL.



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6/3/2017 2:07:53 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

orz
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (13,232)
Portage, WI
67, joined Jul. 2010


Damned calls for my computer is generating crap.I said I dont have that program installed. Oh comes in them. I said you are a scam. Oh no, will tell you company info. I said so if you are reading my computer..tell me address. Cant. Fine..then name of owner. Said husbands name. I said oh really? He never owned a computer and is DEAD! Scam..no no..CLICK!

6/3/2017 3:52:16 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

21stcent
Over 4,000 Posts! (6,427)
South Prairie, WA
65, joined Nov. 2007


Yes, Just found out my ex business partner took out a credit card in my name in 2005 and stopped paying on it in 2009 when it got to $9000. Called him up and of course he knows nothing about it. He was getting mail delivered to his house in my name, but just threw it away. But he didn't do it. No problem. I'll just go file a police report. Identity thief and fraud. Statue of Limitations may apply.

6/3/2017 6:15:42 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
rightguyforu602
Over 1,000 Posts (1,907)
Lisle, IL
35, joined May. 2017


One time. For $100. I tried to buy drugs online. I had a strong inclination i was going to get scammed. But i did it anyway. Thats wat i get for being an addict.

6/3/2017 7:04:10 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

belphegor1943
Over 7,500 Posts!! (8,466)
Austin, TX
34, joined May. 2012


Not to my knowledge

6/3/2017 10:12:18 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
curbsideprophet
Tulsa, OK
42, joined Dec. 2010


Yep, every time I try to date.

6/3/2017 10:52:26 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
rightguyforu602
Over 1,000 Posts (1,907)
Lisle, IL
35, joined May. 2017


Quote from curbsideprophet:
Yep, every time I try to date.


Ur a victim, huh Curb?

6/5/2017 8:28:39 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

driver406
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (54,926)
Saint Paul, MN
65, joined Oct. 2009


Quote from cavie59:
I got that call also, I just told them to come and arrest me as they know where I am.

I am still walking free.


And you always will, cavie! I understand they always send you a snail mail letter FIRST when trying to collect, NEVER call on the phone first and lie. It seems even the IRS has some integrity, very little. Glad you didn't fall for it. I almost did the first time.

6/5/2017 8:34:24 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

driver406
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (54,926)
Saint Paul, MN
65, joined Oct. 2009


Quote from rightguyforu602:
One time. For $100. I tried to buy drugs online. I had a strong inclination i was going to get scammed. But i did it anyway. Thats wat i get for being an addict.


So THAT'S the story! I suspected as much.

6/5/2017 8:37:43 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

driver406
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (54,926)
Saint Paul, MN
65, joined Oct. 2009


Because Dakota, they hire a slick lawyer, give the judge a huge load of bullshit, play the system on a tecnacality and a liberal judge gives him just one more chance like he's done the last ten times he was in the courtroom.

6/5/2017 8:40:38 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

driver406
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (54,926)
Saint Paul, MN
65, joined Oct. 2009


I have written to a few online that tried to get money or airline tickets out of me. I might have sent them a last email, but I always blocked/spammed them immediately.

6/8/2017 10:00:28 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
pumpi2
Over 4,000 Posts! (5,813)
Crystal Lake, IL
38, joined Nov. 2016


Gave money to a guy outside a Walgreens. He said he needed money to get a bus to work. Then I see him another day, same place different time.
2nd time he approached, I snapped NO! at him. He walked away real fast.
I don't really have a lot of money, so I hope he really needed it.

6/9/2017 12:21:24 AM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

stratus55
Over 2,000 Posts (2,501)
Jackson, GA
52, joined Jan. 2017


yes,here an facebook,probably got over 2000 bucks total..one woman i,ll never know,she was here in 2011 an i talked to her a few times,she moved to houston,an with some dude,i never even gotta cup of coffee,an she wont even say hello,or kiss my a** etc,an i have every pay pal receipt..but i won a car,an sold it,an made up for it all,an sadly they will reap what they sow.......my wife had died,an i knew nothing of things like this..........i just wanted love,an company etc......

6/9/2017 1:05:50 AM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

frozenheat
Farmington, NM
50, joined Mar. 2014


Yes. In my twenties I had a man, sorta a boyfriend, steal about 600 from me. My rent, utilities etc. I filed charges and went on with my life. Years later he was arrested for it. I got it all back in time. I've helped alot of other people in the past, some worked out, some ripped me off, I always figure if I do it for the right reasons, ill still get the blessings for it.

6/9/2017 2:11:11 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

pickygirl72
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (19,593)
Pinon Hills, CA
46, joined Sep. 2011


Oh No just found my friend DID give her scammer an additional $2,000 and she just found out yesterday he ACTUALLY was scamming her.
Oh fvcking well. Hope she learned a hard lesson.



[Edited 6/9/2017 2:13:37 PM ]

6/9/2017 2:21:40 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  
Olaf_the_german
Over 4,000 Posts! (4,241)
Houston, TX
50, joined Feb. 2017


Yes. In my twenties I had a man, sorta a boyfriend, steal about 600 from me. My rent, utilities etc. I filed charges and went on with my life. Years later he was arrested for it. I got it all back in time. I've helped alot of other people in the past, some worked out, some ripped me off, I always figure if I do it for the right reasons, ill still get the blessings for it.


Stealing isn't scamming...

6/9/2017 2:34:11 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

pickygirl72
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (19,593)
Pinon Hills, CA
46, joined Sep. 2011


I've read all the comments above and people get mistreated a lot. Its awful

6/9/2017 2:37:49 PM Have you ever been scammed by someone?  

pickygirl72
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (19,593)
Pinon Hills, CA
46, joined Sep. 2011


Quote from Olaf_the_german:

Stealing isn't scamming...

I am not sure what is worse.

Someone using a phony story to get $ or someone out right takes $.






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