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I am shocked at the Begging pleas on the Internet?

  1. candice5 profile image59
    candice5posted 7 years ago
    1. Ambition profile image75
      Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am not that good financially to donate but i wish i can donate someone in need. i have made some donations earlier and i don't find it bad to donate money to anybody.

      1. candice5 profile image59
        candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah but I bet you knew who they were tho.

        1. Ambition profile image75
          Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          i will explain to you what exactly happened. i had a paypal account two years ago and i have 200$ left in it.

          For some reason i don't able to withdraw them into my bank.

          one day, i saw some kids without footwear and i got into tears seeing them. then i donate these 200$ into a kid orphanage house through paypal and then feel good after that.

          1. candice5 profile image59
            candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this
    2. my-success-guru profile image59
      my-success-guruposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I sent money to people who said they were in financial need online before. I let them know based on facts I had that I knew they weren't telling the whole truth. I asked them in return to to help someone in need. It felt good!

    3. chucky12 profile image60
      chucky12posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have one today, its from a lady English (real bad)Just moved house took me all of 3 Hours. I travel light. Turned PC on to check messages:- She wants all my details, I am it seems her long lost cousin, she's hangin on at the moment, and she has no other heirs. I'm it.
      I get 5 million buckaroos, when she leaves this core. I have a month to furnish her lawyers with my details, and it is a Real Bona Fide legal firm, trouble is they have written all over front page to see the Scam. So not the sharpest knife in the Drawer.

  2. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Well yes I do. There are actually good hearted people everywhere an including online....

  3. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    How does it add to the scam? People are asking for donations, not trying to scam anyone?

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am saying that there are always scams in my Inbox, re people trying to gain money by perhaps telling me I have just inherited a Million dollars, and would I send the following
      Home Phone number
      Name
      E mail
      Last first/ names.
      Obviously I spam them, but they come back. These are internet scams.
      Now I am getting begging pleas. I spam them too.

      1. kmackey32 profile image80
        kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh yea well those are scams. smile I thought you meant anyone asking for donations... sorry woman lol

        1. candice5 profile image59
          candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          O.K You haven't obviously had any, all my friends are getting them, I am improving the Spam Filters, they are a total nuisance.

          1. kmackey32 profile image80
            kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh yea I have had those ones but I just delete them. Its quite annoying

            1. candice5 profile image59
              candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I just did a big delete I had 189 messages in the Inbox within one hour so I did what you did, but in doing so deleted some I didn't want to Bummer! Thats why I am P..d off

      2. fishmox profile image60
        fishmoxposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        just don't mind them.
        the FBI's got them in the radar, if you go to FBI.GOV and click on internet scams or crimes.

        Heck, just a while ago I got one from somebody calling himself the director of the FBI telling me to verify by sending them my information that I did get the money from some stupid dude somewhere in Africa because if I don't they're going to come and arrest me for receiving money illegally.

        What.

        Do these stupid jackasses think I was born yesterday ?
        Yeah.
        Fired back at them and told them to go "do" their moms, their cats, their dogs, and then jump off Lake Tanganyika.

        1. candice5 profile image59
          candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Surely they must have a strike rate of some type, I mean we are obviously intelligent people, but who would really buy shite like that.
          I have been told i have won the Biggest lottery, and its always really big. They are stupid.
          If they aimed smaller they would be more successful.
          As The first lady said, she just deletes them.
          My friend is a Lawyer, she has just told me it is illegal to ask for even one red cent, so if they know who you are they can prosecute. So there is some justice. Glad to know FBI has them in their Radar too as I have just cleared a Message I wanted to keep, getting rid of the Rubbish.
          Glad everyone agrees so far.

          1. fishmox profile image60
            fishmoxposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, sure, candice5, they have their hits, and I am sure that 80% of those they hit are intelligent people like us, whose greed overcame their common sense.
            That's how these people operate.
            These people are good at psychology, mind you.
            Look at the way they structure their letters.

            I mean, back in those days "when I wore a younger man's clothes" in the Philippines, I tried my hand at doing a little po-lice work for 2 years, and was assigned in a little unit called anti-racketeering and we went after guys called the "dugo-dugo" gang (literally, blood-blood gang).

            They have a very good knowledge of the layout of 5 and 4 star hotels in the country, and have "contacts" among the hotel staff of most of the hotels.

            They operate on the presumption that if you are an out of towner, then you must be on a business trip, and if you're on a business trip, then you're talking to important people who would like to do you a favor, or you would like to do a favor for.

            So they call you, manage to get your identity from the switchboard if they don't have an "operative" among the staff, and tell you this bull about their wife or son having gotten into a really serious accident and how it being the weekend they won't be able to get money from the bank of the magnitude they need for blood transfusion (hence the tag dugo dugo) and could you please lend them the money  and they're going to send another son or relative come and get the money and the emissary will be wearing this and that and knock at your door in so so hours.

            7 out of 10 they get their money.

            1. candice5 profile image59
              candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              It's the same process, exactly, Greed is a Biggy, I know of a Businessman that swindled the Citizens of a Town nearly one million dollars, (Big for that Town) nearly all elderly people. At his Bankruptcy Creditors Meeting, I was told he said to them, and this was meant to be an apology lol
              Why didn't you put it in the Bank for less interest, you are all to blame, you were just greedy, move on and learn from it.
              He wasn't very bright at all more cunning, and yet his victims, were I suppose in the smarter bracket, worked hard and long to get the money, so I hear what you are saying.

            2. candice5 profile image59
              candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              It's the same process, exactly, Greed is a Biggy, I know of a Businessman that swindled the Citizens of a Town nearly one million dollars, (Big for that Town) nearly all elderly people. At his Bankruptcy Creditors Meeting, I was told he said to them, and this was meant to be an apology lol
              Why didn't you put it in the Bank for less interest, you are all to blame, you were just greedy, move on and learn from it.
              He wasn't very bright at all more cunning, and yet his victims, were I suppose in the smarter bracket, worked hard and long to get the money, so I hear what you are saying.

        2. curiozities profile image61
          curiozitiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          LMAO!  That was funny! big_smile

        3. Dale Mazurek profile image62
          Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          There really is nothing the FBI can do because many of these people come from places where there are no laws, like Nigeria for example.

          If it sounds too good to be true than it is.

          On the news a couple weeks ago it said that between US and Canada there were 580 million dollars in scams reported in 2008 and that doesnt count the people who didnt report because they were too embarresed.

          Think about that  580 million dollars.

  4. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Kristie, I think it is likely a scam setup smile

    Another sock puppet should appear and tell us about the benefits of "cash giving" lol

    Good evening by the way smile

  5. jonwenberg profile image60
    jonwenbergposted 7 years ago

    Who are you referring to?

    I agree on some level, but not just the internet. We are barraged daily by healthy young men begging on street corners, tv evangelists sitting in gold leaf chairs, spam, youth program kids selling mags door to door  which I would never otherwise  buy, and the list goes on.
    But I would really like to help someone in need.
    I think the problem is that there are so many hands outstretched, it is hard to know when you are doing good or feeding a bad habit.

    My suggestion is to ignore all solicitation and donate to a cause of your choosing that you know will help someone.

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not actually referring to anyone, because I really obviously don't know them. Just people wanting to be given money mostly, to help them out. I always make donations to reputable charities, or kids but these are just individuals, with a hard luck story.
      I mean they could be richer than us all. Its just annoying, but improving the Spam filters may get rid of them.

  6. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    its just wrong, why not just ask for donations instead of making up some scam, but some people just don't care. Lately I have even been scammed by a close friend I was trying to help. She needed 20 bucks and I told her that was all I had. She assured I could get it back on my way to work the next morning. Here it is a week later and I never saw a penny. I am beginning not to trust anyone anymore. idk

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I used to hear the "saying never a Begger or a Lender be" and older peiople said it I didn't understand it fully until, I lent my friend money. Never lend friends money. Its the worst u no longer are their friend.

  7. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Yea but some are hard to detect. I have actually bought something online just to receive nothing..

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Was it through an online Auction. I paid a packet for a box of Rubbish that looked nothing like its photo and half was missing, you have no argument either that sucks too.

  8. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I have received 2 donations online. Not much but sooo appreciated when badly needed...

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah but its obviously someone that knows you, its different.

  9. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    actually the one I had only known a couple days here. The other was about 5 years ago and I was in a very bad abusive relationship. This person had said if I make your car payment for 3 months will you promise to leave and I was 7 months pregnant. So I said Yes. And he sent me a check in the mail for about 750 which paid my car ahead till after I had the baby and could go to work. I moved into a shelter and gave up everything. To this day I wish I could contact him. Not a day goes by where I dont remember how he helped me..

    1. Ambition profile image75
      Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Being a philosophy expert i can say he is GOD. GOD always helps somebody in need.  Its just that we don't gave him credit but he is always up there for us.

      1. Eric Graudins profile image60
        Eric Graudinsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Codswollop.
        I've helped people in need anonymously, and I'm not God.
        Far from it.

        1. Ambition profile image75
          Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Like you i have helped too and i am also not god. Don't comment without understanding full story.

          God always help needed ones in crisis.

          1. kmackey32 profile image80
            kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            See what you said and Misha has helped me

            1. Misha profile image75
              Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks for defending me, but really there was no need to bring it up here smile

              And no, he was just trying to be important smile

              1. kmackey32 profile image80
                kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Oh ok sorry, lol Well im not thinking I had a couple drinks... ooops, smile

                1. candice5 profile image59
                  candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this
              2. Ambition profile image75
                Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                no i am not important, i have just started my carrier and have not achieved any significant yet and how can i be important. No way.

            2. Ambition profile image75
              Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              LOL doesnot matter much.

  10. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    hmmm maybe I should rite a hub on this. I always wish I could find this person just to say thank you..

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Google search their name!

  11. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Oh so it was someone just trying to scam money.. Didnt really go to kids without shoes.. Well although it sucks, I am a big believer in Carma and they will get what they deserve to not being honest. Sometimes I wonder what the person who donated to me thinks, because after he did that he never heard from me again, only because I left to change my life. Up untill recently I wasn't online and I couldn't figure out how to find him...

    1. Ambition profile image75
      Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thats why he is GOD and i fears only from him. He always saved me from  critical situations and i always thank him for everything he does.

      I still wonder how a 2 year old with a iron press in his hand is just murmuring in the house without getting any injury for almost 2 hours.

      That's why they say God can be found in kids.

  12. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I don't remember his name... All I remember is that he was a retired police officer and he had said that him and his wife talked about it and they wanted to send me the money... I was under alot of stress at the time and was a very confused person. Not to mention pregnant and almost lost the baby 5 times.. I just couldnt believe someone who didnt know me did that for me. ya know...

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh that was a gift then, don't think about it. He wanted you to have it. Besides you didn't beg for it Once again different.

      1. kmackey32 profile image80
        kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yea but still it is hard not to think about... I tell my husband about it all the time. He always finds it hard to believe someone did that for me that didnt even know me..

        1. candice5 profile image59
          candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I think that is good show you really were grateful, maybe you can do that for someone else oneday.

      2. kmackey32 profile image80
        kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes I didn't beg for it and I know myself I am an honest person. I just wish he could know that changed my life what he did, and I appreciate everything anyone does for me..

        1. candice5 profile image59
          candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Cool, so he put you on the Road to recovery, and you don't need help, thats pretty amazing.

          1. kmackey32 profile image80
            kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Well he gave me the help I needed at that time.

  13. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    It brought me back when I first read your post. That's why I said there are some kind people out there.

  14. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    And this thread has made me wanna write about it.

    1. candice5 profile image59
      candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good inspiration always came to me from the forums,
      I was on Heluium, and triond.
      I have mad a few dollars but its slow. You have to look at the Keywords some ads pay Big bucks. Its getting people to click them.

      1. Ambition profile image75
        Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, you are correct. i have been reading google adsense for last few days although i have not applied for it though.

        The one main thing i found is if you found any niche as p[profitable as per $ per click then we need to write about 30-40 articles to get some good and consistent clicks.

        1. kmackey32 profile image80
          kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ambition I asked what that niche was supose to be? lol

          1. Ambition profile image75
            Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            i hope you are not asking what do you mean by niche. you can consider niche as a different topic and i advice you to write about important topics like the computer, weight loss, physical fitness etc.

            1. kmackey32 profile image80
              kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Oh man I am reading from the bottom up. lol. but no I know what the word means but I meant what topic buddy. lol

              1. Ambition profile image75
                Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                like in weight loss you can say: how to loose belly fat, how to eliminate extra pounds, how to extra fat from hips.

                from computers you can write simple topics like wireless headphones or for any hardware device or a review of hardware or software.

  15. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Yea that's what everyone says but what keywords ya know. lol I have made about 5$ so far on this site. although it lets me get things out. lol. Most of my writtings are about things that bother me.

    1. Ambition profile image75
      Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i can gave you an advice that you can make you hubs on any topic by collecting about 5 articles similar to it and then prepare your big one.

      1 article per day is enough

  16. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    See Eric, Ambition is psychology expert, and knows better lol

    1. Ambition profile image75
      Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      everybody have different perceptions but they need to put their comments in context of the subjects.

      Ambition is psychology expert, and knows better is no point from your side. if you want to have fun, go to bathroom and do what you are famous for last 35 years.

    2. Ambition profile image75
      Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Also, i am expert in both philosophy and psychology.

  17. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    LOL your Ambitions are swelling smile

    And what exactly I am famous for? Since the times when your were not with us yet?

    1. Ambition profile image75
      Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oh 50 year old. how can i forgot, sorry to spray salt on your wounds.

      1. kmackey32 profile image80
        kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ambition I have to tell you Misha helps those in need so he really is a good person.....

  18. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    hey you are both gods buddys. No no fighting here.

    1. Ambition profile image75
      Ambitionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      no where do you see fighting. Actually i am just enjoying this last 3 hours on hubpages.

  19. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    LOL Kristie, where do you see fighting? smile

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I thought he was when he said sorry to spray salt on your wounds. Was he kiddn? lol

 
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