Have you ever been scammed online badly enough that it impacted your "real life"?
Pool being installed, company pulled a bait and switch and up charged $7k. Avoid blue world ( the one that's all over the tv) like the plague.
I never online shop but my credit card information has been copied twice now, a different credit card both times. We're at the point where our bank will notify us for anything above $50.
My credit card has been copied twice in 3 weeks, two different cards. Don't know how it keeps happening. But, I'm counting that as being scammed.
Diablo 2 here. Someone hacked my account and stole all of my armor and jewels. Dirty rat.
It's hard to rob someone with no money. Lol. (me, not you)
If you take the ending price of the examples they show, and multiply it by 60¢ per penny of the price, the penny auction sites make 2,3,4 or more times the regular cost of the item in profit. I wouldn't call it a scam per se, but unlike a regular auction you lose your money even if you don't win.
I, for one, applaud you! Every citizen has the duty to be the first line of defense against criminals. Thank you!
So far I have not been scammed.
We had our own guns.
You'd have to be pretty naive to fall for something like that.
That's a brilliant idea! I'll start doing that with any that get past my filters.
And make sure that it's a REAL and reputable escrow company. Plenty of scam escrow folks out there.
Only about as lucky as any other person who doesn't block pop-ups. ;)
I find online scams uber easy to spot. The fallacious lies that my conservative friends send me are also transparent. It makes me chuckle sadly that they are sucked in by such dreck.
That is really sad. Sorry that happened to you.
I was going to be a secret shopper. They sent me a very generous check I had to deposit in the bank and then send money off to Nigeria to make sure that Western Union was actually working. I'm not that dumb!!!!
BB - of course something like that would happen to you!
I'm pretty careful about online shopping - I do a lot but only with legitimate businesses & haven't had a problem. The only credit card fraud I've been a victim of was apparently attempted by someone who took advantage of a card swipe at a local business. (CC company called me to check, so no prob.)
I used to get the emails from potential Russian brides. I could have used one to do my housework when I was working.
I fell in love with a guy I met online. Skype dating basically. Some sexting & phone sex, I admit. After a few months we were about to finally meet- when he tells me he can't because he's married. And of course, I wept for days.
While your intentions were honorable, vigilantism isn't the answer. What if the jerk was carrying a gun? You should have contacted the police and let the professionals handle it.
Vehicle Stars stole $400 from me.
You cared enough to reply
I am a prince of Nigeria and have 83 million Dollars and my goverment want to take it from me. Please send me your name, address, phone, bank account, SSN, email, password, previous addresses, mother's maiden name, make and model of first car, city you born, and a blank piece of paper signed.....
No, but I have been so badly scammed in "real Life" that it drastically impacted my "online life"
Busty Russians in my area want to see me; must be because of all the free iPads I won
She looked like a normal, brunette, early 20's college girl. She was nuts.
@tddaddy I meant no disrespect I was laughing when I said it. I love both of those as well especially filling out a bracket & constantly checking it with a hi lighter & pen!
We lured a man to a friends house pretending we were a 14 year old girl that would have sex with him. 2 friends and myself were going to kick his ass but he made it back to his car too fast. Im sure that was a bad online scam for him.
Lmao. Yea there's give and take in everything isn't there? Don't worry after all I'm sure (if you have email) you've won a lottery from somewhere! Lol
But my wife probably spent enough after that trying to buy other shit.
We still lost out.
I bought some swamp land in Florida online. Was that a bad idea?
Not personally. I don't know if "scammed" is the SAME as identity theft, but 3 friends have been a victim. Purchases were being made in their names, each in Russia, Mexico, and Texas. It's been enough for me to develop a HEALTHY paranoia in my online activitie$. Gots to be vigilant!
Jimmy I think you may have been a rare lucky one. Or maybe that was before so many people knew about the site. I was amazed when I watched that auction and the price the auction house was getting. I am too cheap to risk money like that.
A few years ago I got an iPad 1 on a penny auction site. Cost 67$ plus 50$ for my bids.
i totally came out ahead.
I wonder if Manti Te'o knows they took gullible out of the dictionary...
Oh yeah, and the Superbowl... Great commercials and usually a great halftime show... Don't care who wins. (:
That's right! I only watch one sports event every year, the college basketball playoffs if a team from KY is playing.
And how much (if you don't mind me asking) did you end up paying for the iPad?
Oh yeah one of them damn penny auction sites got $20 bucks off me. 55 cents a bid and gotta bid a gazillion times to win anything. After that I stopped looking for too good to be true. I'll save myself the headache and just buy it at the store with the lowest price.
you missed the opportunity to get a 10% share from a 20 million bank account in Nigeria whose holder died and you luckily bear his last name so all you have to do is give all your private info - they'll transfer the 20 mil to you to avoid confiscation. Just send some processing fee up front ;)
"free pics" ;)
Oh really? Cause I've been specially selected in my area to receive $100,000 multiple times. I'm set for life!!
What I get offered often is getting a "free" tablet or such IF I choose one or several overpriced items I don't need and don't trust that cost more than the tablet is worth, not knowing if I ever receive the "free" tablet. Just because they profiled me as nerd doesn't mean I'm a sucker ;)
When they are some random stranger on the Internet they are females.
Man, you guys are all really unlucky!
I'm always finding myself winning a free iPad and laptops!
Should be here any day now....