So easy to scam people for money

I do not know if it annoys you, the bloggers when people mistook your site to be someone else site? It does get to me. I get all sorts of noob questions thinking that I am someone else. Let me note down how many fake identities I can play :

1) fortune teller
2) fengshui master
3) PM’s right-hand man
4) bomber man *ahem*
5) lucky number predictor
6) charitable organisation
7) examination scholar
8) aunt agony who sells lucky charm

etc etc.

If I am unscrupulous, I can easily get them to give me money. But heavens forbid!

It is a sad that people are so easily scammed and they are not educated or being made aware on the danger of the internet. Some of these people are desperate due to their situation. So, what can I do?

I can only pray that there are less scammers out there and more IT literate people. If you have the skill, opportunity and time, please do your part to educate your mother, grandmother, aunties in the neighbourhood, retirees in the community, little nephews and nieces, school kids, innocent young girls and boys and etc about being scammed and parted with their hard earned money.

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Post Author: lilian

11 thoughts on “So easy to scam people for money


    (February 10, 2009 - 4:23 pm)

    Life is fragile in the WWW i guess.


    (February 10, 2009 - 11:16 pm)

    Yeah.. we must know that more Scammer out there..


    (February 12, 2009 - 9:56 pm)

    The world is dangerous. We need to be careful all the time. ;)


    (February 13, 2009 - 1:05 pm)

    I really feel sorry for people especially older people who get scammed out of all their money. Sometimes its hard to believe they don;t realize its a scam but I get they just want to believe its true.


    (February 16, 2009 - 7:46 am)

    Ya know, a really top-notch blog with high integrity could actually review many of the offers that come across the desk. If it was done right, they would charge a nominal fee, either monthly or one time and hire a staff that could do some serious investigation into some of these “we’ll make you rich tomorrow” sites that are so numerous. A few are legit but then there are the others…


    (February 17, 2009 - 3:09 pm)

    it is scary to think that so many potential scammmer outthere in the net world. I often heard so many people got scam in ebay


    (February 18, 2009 - 3:08 pm)

    I hope the same things you are saying. I hate those sites promising jobs and tips yet they ask you to pay something before they give you the secrets to success. I hope people who want to help surely would give information for free and not suck out money from people who wants to earn more and better.

    I think those people are the number one scammers.


    (February 19, 2009 - 9:17 am)

    life is simple. but all of us know many people want to live in different life..

    Make money 275

    (February 24, 2009 - 4:47 am)

    One can try to educate people (warn them) but they always tend to believe what they want. Really. It is just that these scammers have gone very far to be “professional”. Their words on their websites/ blogs are so thoroughly laid out, they even became mastery helpers and people that give tips, being all useful just to scam you. Sometimes even the ones that are experienced and know, can get confused over this. Know what I’m trying to say?


    (February 26, 2009 - 5:57 am)

    the ebay scams arent scams , they are rippoffs , you pay and you dont get,
    Anyway , the next generation will be a whole lot more tech savvy so the scam thing will start to get hard ,
    heres a good one , some guy selling pepper sprey for 30 rm . I can get it at ace for 15rm ,
    Ok thats not really a scam. if people want to pay more then thats their problem
    What Id like to see is a REAL SCAM ,
    hack a bank of a rich crooked polititian whos been on the take for years .
    Now thats a good one ,
    ANY TAKERS ???


    (February 26, 2009 - 6:02 am)

    An even better scam was the guy in US, put a webcam above an ATM so he could see the person enter his pin , and he double taped a card decoder on the machine , and copied their info . when they left after thinking the machine was broken , hed have a blank card with their info and the pin and go clean up ,
    He got too greedy and was fiklmed by the banks cam . .
    simplicity can be genius sometimes .

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