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Facebook Scam

Today I ansered a question on Facebook about what goes with peanut butter besides jelly from someone I thought was a friend of a person I went to school with.  It turned out to be a Facebook scam. I thought after I received a message that it was for a gift for a small amount of money.  She asked for my email and  my pay app.  I do not have a pay app.  She sent an email to me saying that I would win over thirty-four hundred dollars or in Euros for approximately thirty-seven hundred.  I didn’t quite understand until I saw the fine print. In order to receive the money I had to send ninety dollars or in Euros ninety-eight to receive the money.  This went back and forth for about ten minutes. I told her I did not have the money. She then inquired as to how much I did have. I said eight dolloars or in Euros a little over eight and one half.  She said that was not enough and why couldn’t I borrow it. I told her I had no one. At that point she stopped.  I then blocked her and reported her to Facebook for fraud. The sad part of social media is that people will use a Facebook scam to cheat someone by pretending to be a friend.  The reality is that they are still the same liars, cheats and thieves just trying to steal not only an identity but from others.  One time as a paralegal a client called in claiming he was a winner in the Spanish lottery. Now I am sure Spain does have one but not that it is advertised around the globe. I asked him if he had bought a ticket and he replied no.  Then I asked him how could he win if he never bought a ticket. The cheaters had given him some line that he was definitely a winner without making the purchase.  They claimed he would win millions.  All he had to do was pay the taxes which was only in the thousands.  Of course, that alone should have been a huge hint. No country allows low taxes for large winnings.  He wouldn’t listen to me and he paid and lost the money. It is almost too easy to cheat others including a Facebook scam don’t you agree? The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Now available audio and videos for the Good Gus series on YouTube! Digitizing for all the books are available now on YouTube! “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form. It is also available digitally at www.misplacedtrustbook.com. If you are thinking of a Will or a Living Trust, “Misplaced Trust” will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. Please check me out on IHeart radio. “The Special Gift” is now available at the Morgan Mill Mail/UPS.

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