So this military guy hits me up. A few messages and so forth. Give him a messenger address I barely use. Within a half hour of talking, he proposes.
Ok so that’s what’s up. You my friend are fake. He tells me how he can’t apply for leave only a spouse or wife to be can apply for this leave. Mind you he’s supposedly in Afghanistan right now. How he needs me to email the state dept to have them do so. I’m like uh huh. He explains how he felt this instant connections between us.
Mind you the whole time after the proposal I google all the information he’s saying. So I let him email me to one email I barely use. I read it. I’m like wow smh. I told him I had to go to work and I did. I wasn’t born yesterday. Google is by far my best friend. These military based scams say that at any time leaves are granted. No letters from anyone is needed. That they wouldn’t even take letters from a spouse etc. In there’s cases the letters are sent and then money is requested. After the supposed person sends money, the solider supposedly has an unexpected accident and more money is needed.
I really had liked this guy before we texted via messenger. I refuse to be duped by anyone. It’s heartbreaking that this is what’s out there. I feel sick by what the norm is for anything now a days. I’m glad I’m totally hesitant in things I do and know all to well that people scam for anything at times. I’ve pulled my pics and can’t seem to find a deactivate button for that site yet. I know maybe one day I will find someone that made me feel the way Austin did the first time we spoke in person. Until then no.
How many of us have been scammed? It’s more than a handful. It gets to the point you can’t even stand answering phone calls or talking to people anymore.
Three years ago my mother answered a phone call. For some reason unbeknownst to me she gave out her debit card number. I find out three weeks later the whole scenario. There was a few calls before the incident in which they tried to claim she would win vacation tickets. When calls like this come in, I claim to be here and tell them nope sorry and hang up. The day in question I was at work.
A magazine company, third party extended her subscriptions to regular magazines. Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day and Family Circle. They extended each until 2017. Literally six years worth. Then calls from the creditors come in. Wanting payment. They claimed my mom owed over twelve hundred dollars to them. When they call they ask how the magazines are. They know very well we received none. I told mom to name a magazine randomly we would have, haha like Playboy. Sometimes they rush off quickly when we say we never received anything.
I’ve had these people become nasty and one day I was so fed up I pulled the phone from her. This man screamed and told me to get off the phone. I said oh really you’re trying to scam an elderly woman out of her money?! I know everyone needs to make a living but honestly who can sleep at night being a scam artist. It’s sickening.
Some days I want to act like my mother and tell them, hey could I give you my daughters credit card and would they take the bait. I’ve told my young girls to pick up and say have you found my daddy yet.. Lol hey you have to find humor in it. I’ve blocked several numbers and I’ve contacted the Better Business Bureau in most of the cases they stop contacting me. Give it a few months a new so called collection agency takes over. I’m not afraid of these people. Are you going to tell me that threatening my mom with putting this on her credit report is a big thing? My moms credit is shot to shit. She has bad credit and she’s in her early sixties she isn’t so worried you know?
My concern is for millions out there getting scammed and harassed. It’s insane. I’m tired of the bullshit. It’s just not right.
So to whomever is reading, never ever let people like this get to you. Do what you can. File cease and desist letters. Do not give these people a dime. If you have elderly parents make sure that they don’t get scammed. If someone calls you make sure if they want your card number, I pay mine via check mail me the bill.
Kindly shove your magazines where the sun doesn’t shine!