Scammers

I don’t know why thieves believe they can get away with scamming someone in emails, on-line social media or phone calls. It gets on my last nerve. The other day, while on FB, I got a friend request from my aunt. I didn’t remember her requesting one before (although she had and I accepted). She doesn’t post very often, in fact not since I first accepted her request years ago. Anyway, I accepted. A few hours later, I got a message from my aunt.

Looking back, I should have been suspicious. She didn’t address me by my childhood nickname. In fact she didn’t address me at all (and she always does using said nickname–in texts on phone calls). She went into “how are you”. I thought she was asking as my partners heavenly birthday is coming up. I told her I was fine and how much I missed the love of my life. She then responded with “I’m not doing good, my rheumatoid arthritis, my asthma and my other illnesses are catching up”. Boom! My aunt doesn’t have any of these ailments.

I quickly blocked her and then went through my friends list looking for that duplicate. Found it. We had no friends in common and her profile was pretty blank.

When I do get scam like phone calls, I do admit if I’m in a playful mood, I will “F” with the caller. Frustrating them by asking dumb questions. Once someone called about renewing my car warranty and I asked if they could also include my Big Wheel, as I have had it since the 70’s and I’m sure my warranty was long gone. I then asked if he had the little ribbons that attached to the handles could be thrown in as a bonus. More often than not, I ignore phone numbers I don’t recognize.

Anyhoo…I hate spammers, scammers, thieves. But I do like Cher’s song “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves”.

5 Responses to “Scammers”

  1. Mistress Borghese Says:

    I don’t even answer my phone if I don’t recognize the number. If it is someone, I do legitimate business with they will leave a message. I I automatically delete emails. But I would be very good at fucking with someone on the phone with crazy shit. They would think Im looney tunes and be sorry they called.

  2. Sixpence Notthewiser Says:

    Ohhh I hate them.
    Like Maddie, I don’t answer the phone if I don’t recognize the number. My iPhone has this thing that if it’s not in my contact list, it goes directly to mailbox. And I put my phone in the donotcall.gov and it worked like magic. Same with my address. If the call passes, I report them. Never call them to ‘have you removed’ from their list. Same goes with emails.

    XOXO

  3. Matt Says:

    They are the worst but I am like you and sometimes feel a little ornery so I mess with them as well. I think it is only fair since they are just giant turds trying to rip people off.

  4. Kirk Says:

    I hang up right in the middle of the phone call.

  5. Urspo Says:

    who is this Cher person of which you speak ?

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