My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Scam Bamm (I can't believe I fell for this!)
You know... I've always prided myself on being able to spot scams, but this time I'm a total idiot. My neighbor was here using my internet day before yesterday and he ran across this link somewhere and sent it to me. http://www.channel1reports.com/jobs5/?from=spk-dpurl WARNING! DO NOT GO TO THAT LINK! Now this actually ties in to the last thread about FedEx and I can see why they would use FedEx or some other carrier other than USPS. They could probably be gotten for mail fraud if that supper duper kit was sent by US mail. Yes that would be what the FedEx carrier has for me.
I think most people would shy away from posting that they were stupid enough to fall for something like this, but the way I see it is if it saves even one person from falling for it then it will be worth showing my stupidity.
Before I always did some research when people sent me links to stuff that sounded too good to be true, but this all looked so real and I just jumped on it. (probably because I realize that I'll never be able to do what I want to do here in my life time at the current income level I have)
Now while I was filling out the very professional looking online forums (Including my SS number, Driver's License Number and about everything else that NO ONE should ever do online.) a little voice in the back of my head kept saying "Don't do it Dumb-ass!", but I did it anyway. Now the real dilemma is I've probably just handed my identity to a host of scammers and there doesn't seem to be a thing I can do about it now. Its too late! HEY David are you reading this. Its too late and you are a dumb-ass! So far I'm out $30+ bucks (That I know of) and that shoud have been the tale tale right there. Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for what will happen next. I hate to imagine what that might be. In the mean time I guess my next safe to do would be to close my bank accounts and start new ones. Maybe sign up for one of the services that watch your back so if my identity is stolen then MAYBE I'll be able to do something about it.
What is this supposed to be? Well it is supposed to be that Google has a work at home over the internet deal. It doesn't exist!