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Have you ever been at the receiving end of a scam?

  1. musclequest profile image71
    musclequestposted 6 years ago

    Have you ever been at the receiving end of a scam?

    Have you ever lost money or had any negative experience with someone trying to scam and cheat you

  2. gmmurgirl profile image82
    gmmurgirlposted 6 years ago

    Yes, many times. It's everywhere, online, in text messages or over the phone. But I know better, I can smell a scam 20meters away.

  3. musclequest profile image71
    musclequestposted 6 years ago

    Can you trust family and friends with money

  4. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 6 years ago

    Yes I was scammed once on elance for $180 I learnt from that and now only accept jobs where escrow is funded

  5. calpol25 profile image66
    calpol25posted 6 years ago

    I was scammed by a so called publisher for my book, he tricked me and many others, luckily we sorted it out.
    Now am extremely careful when it comes to scams I can tell them a mile off...

  6. athena2011 profile image55
    athena2011posted 6 years ago

    Yes, someone from Craigslist offered me a job with a company they did not even represent. I contacted the company directly and this is how I found out it was a rip off.. It was a total scam so watch out for this.

    Also bought a camera from ebay once (long time ago) and the person did not deliver.

    Scam artists are rampant, especially on the internet so be very careful. It seems that if it seems too good to be true, it usually isn't!

  7. MosLadder profile image87
    MosLadderposted 6 years ago

    I've been on the receiving end of people trying to scam me, but I can't remember getting scammed, knock on wood. On the other hand, I've had an identity stolen. Someone got our information, ran up a phone bill in our name and took off. We only caught it when we saw our credit report a couple years later.

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    Dr Mohamed Rabieposted 6 years ago

    Yes, a lot in my internet experience. But, only once when I respond to the scam till the end. Fortunately, I reviewed the website and I get some review that it is a scam.

  9. Brandon E Newman profile image69
    Brandon E Newmanposted 6 years ago

    I think that if someone is trying to rip people off through email, they should at least get the spelling and grammar correct.

  10. BlissfulWriter profile image68
    BlissfulWriterposted 6 years ago

    When I was a kid, I loaned a classmate a quarter.  And when I asked for it back the next day, she said that I had not given her any quarter.  Lost a quarter.   But hey, back then a quarter is worth much more than it is now.

  11. rajan jolly profile image90
    rajan jollyposted 6 years ago

    Yes once and online where I lost the equivalent of about 100$. I never paid for any online money making scheme again.