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How to protect yourself from the scammers

Updated on May 28, 2012

You can't out run Him

His judgement is the final word
His judgement is the final word | Source

They Ain't as Smart as Him

I received an email from someone I used to know. The only time they were friendly with me was when they were trying to scam something out of me. There were numerous ones of them in total. I hadn’t talked with them in a year. The letter stated he didn’t know about the boy I was inquiring about.

This was such a pitiful attempt at deception it was laughable because: (1) I never wrote him (2) If I never wrote him I never inquired about nobody.

Not bad for a so called Christian eh? Two lies in one sentence.

Well why did he say that you may ask?

Because it is a trick to get me to write him, then they will try to manipulate and con me into doing something for them at no cost to them (I used to teach English, as they were of a different nationality that didn’t speak English they were always trying to manipulate and trick foreigners into teaching them English for free in the guise of pretending to be interested in learning about Christianity).

I asked the Lord if it was right for me to not reply. The next morning, while reading Christian email subscriptions that come to my mail box every morning, these three scriptures stuck out to me.

He protects the lives of his godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked. Psalm 97:10

He whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but he whose ways are perverse will suddenly fall.
Proverbs 28:18, New International Version.

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

These were His divine answers, so of course I did not reply.

You want to know how to avoid scammers and abusers? There is only one way brothers and sisters “Trust in the Lord.”

Wisdom is learning from what life has taught us. Stupidity is refusing to learn from lifes lessons and continuously repeating the same mistakes.

The previous year they had pretended to be interested in Christianity just to get me to teach their daughters so they could pass an exam so they could study abroad. As soon as the daughters passed the exam, they had nothing to do with me. They wouldn’t answer my phone calls or emails. If I went to visit them they wouldn’t answer the door. They were in effect saying to me “I don’t need you anymore, BUG OFF!!”

Now a year later I get that lying email after having no contact with them for a year.

What would you do?

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rohi (the Lord our Sheppard) for protecting me from the sneaky ravaging wolves out there. May You always guide me away from these filthy creatures and protect me from their wicked scheming ways. In the name of our mighty and wise savior, Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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    • teacherjoe52 profile image

      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Hi teaches.

      I feel sorry for them. They do not know love nor friendship. They only know how to use people. Consequently they are the lobliest most miserable I have ever met. You can see it on their faces.

      Yes God is the only one to ever truly trust.

      Thank you for your comment.

      God bless you.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      So sorry you suffered at the hands of such uncaring people. It is a shame. I thank God that he is always upfront and open with us about his promises. We can always count on Him to protect us from harm.

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      teacherjoe52 5 years ago

      Hi MrMaranatha.

      I agree.

      Unfortunatly for me I am rather gullible. However, it only takes me once to learn the lesson and it is not repeated.

      I like your Bible verses referances. May I use them for reference?

      God bless you.

    • MrMaranatha profile image

      MrMaranatha 5 years ago from Somewhere in the third world.

      One of the ways the Lord protects his own, is to to warn you of disaster that is imminent... that you may turn from the way you are headed and be guided to safety.

      Pr 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

      Pr 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

      Pr 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

      Scammers these days pretend to be Christians with every new email... most of the time their English is so poor that their folly is easily seen...

      But to those who are Covetous or overly gullible... they find bleeding hearts that believe every word... and who will give them whatever they ask.. a wise person will pray about it... see it for what it is.. and turn away... and never respond to their foolishness and covetousness.