Hi, no more Latin lovers please, that's why I named myself Latin angel, I am not a Romeo, I am a teacher!!! and I made literature studies and all people are expecting me to write, but I don't want to write the story of a hero who I'll never meet, I am becoming a hero!!! helping people and creating a virtual university for poor Latin-american people... literature is the creation of possible worlds, I'm making dreams come true in this world, our world, heaven on earth!!!!
I can hardly believe I just read this. This is January 16, 2007, two years later, and I have had a similar experience. A man contacted me a couple of months ago and came on very strong. He went on and on about how I was "it". Then he went off to Africa on some business. We kept writing cordially, although nothing seemed to touch my heartstrings. Just yesterday he wrote and asked me if I would please buy a $3000 lap top and send it to him. I wrote back right away and told him I would be happy to purchase the laptop on his credit card, but there was absolutely no possibility that I would buy it on my own account. Well, I haven't heard back from him.
This is the second time I've been approached for money .. the other time was to bail some guy out of a situation in Mali where he said he'd been mugged and that the thieves had snatched his wallet. When I inquired whether he had monies he could draw on elsewhere, he said "No" .. apparently it was all tied up in stocks. I told him to immediately liquidate his stocks and take care of himself! Never heard from him again!!
15 years? It's been going on for a lot longer than that. It has probably been going on since money was invented.
Ever heard of a Ponzi scheme, or a pigeon drop? That's when people borrow money and tell the people they borrow from they will get a big interest back but they are only paying back money that they are borrowing.
All such schemes finally all blow up. The guy finally can't borrow money fast enough to pay the principal and interest back.
I don't think anyone could scam me on a big deal but people come up to me in the parking lot at the grocery store or even into my yard and have a sob story asking for money. I usually don't give them anything.
Sometimes I give them a few bucks just to get rid of them
I was dating a woman who asked me if I knew whether or not she could take a loan off her taxes. She had a previous boyfriend who she had "loaned" about 14 thousand dollars. I figured he had taken her for about 2 thousand dollars an inch.
I like to take the time to respond with something like, "Does your Mother know you're doing this?"
or "Did you always want to grow up to be a liar and a thief?"
I suspect a lot of times it is never read, or immediately deleted after a cursory examination, but if they pause for just a moment to think about it.... touche!
I got a similar request and she asked me for my mailing address and so what I did was give her the mailing address for the attorney general in my state and asked her to make sure to include specific instructions on what she wanted me to do and how I could reach her as my computer was going in for repairs...I am sick of being a passive victim with these folks and I am turning the tables and giving them a dose of their own medicine...ask me about the russian woman who need money for tickets...that is another pet peeve and I am striking back on that one too...so sorry you were victimized..give them a dose of their own medicine...
Hellow! Get this one! How about the emails that say i was left an inheritance and need someone to claim it therefore give me the credit card number and so on, i just delete those ridiculous emails! I think it is very sad that anyone can try to use others to scam them especially when they are looking for honesty and love it would be very disappointing so yes I agree that we need to be looking with our eyes wide open and not let anyone scam us!