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Re: Real life scams?
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2016, 08:21:57 PM »
I have been scammed in my real live. There was this company that claimed to offer shopping discounts, medical examination discounts, grocery discounts, air travel discounts and many other benefits for becoming a member. The membership fee was $1500. I thought this was lucrative opportunity. I joined the company. After a month it was discovered that it was a pyramid scheme. Thankfully, government was able to catch the promoters, however, I could not recover my money,.

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Re: Real life scams?
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2016, 11:46:45 PM »
Pyramid scams are rampant in my country. In fact, a lot of networking businesses are scams. Even if a few people were able to generate income and reached the top through recruiting other people or selling products with maximum effort, they know for a fact that not everyone has the same level of motivation. While others are good at sales talk, others are better off sitting quietly on a corner. 

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Re: Real life scams?
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2016, 06:05:08 AM »
I remember last year in New Zealand where I am from Indian people were scammed by witch doctors from India who claimed they could help them with their personal problems and one man lost his business, and family due to investing money in witch  doctors. In some cases people were scared of black magic and thought if they don't give money will be harmed and shocking how some people thought they will get a higher return if they invest thousands of dollars in this scheme. I think some people were duped into believing investing money would mean they would get more and greed was what led to people to not check details or ask others to see if they believe this is true or not so it can be sad when people get duped by scammers.

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Re: Real life scams?
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2016, 03:37:55 PM »
There was a real life scam in my country called Deci where one was to deposit a certain amount of money. You got 3 times the amount after several weeks minus their cut. I was almost convinced to join by a friend who is now an administrator though I was hesitant. It transpired later that it was a pyramid scheme and had went under with millions of money belonging to investors.


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Re: Real life scams?
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2016, 05:43:07 PM »
I once had a guy call me who claimed to be an officer.  He said that I needed give him certain information to make sure it was me to send me a warrant or some other nonsense.  Lucky, I had some near me who knew straight off that it was a scam.  But he had me for a second because you want to obey the law but no officer would ask for personal information on the phone or email.

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Re: Real life scams?
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2016, 11:11:49 AM »
I am very discerning when it comes to online and offline scam sites. I suppose you have to pay attention to your gut feelings, your 6th sense. I have fallen victim to a few offline scam sites which were games of chance involving shuffling cards or throwing a ring over some prizes. I appeared to win in both instances but needless to say, I got nothing.

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Re: Real life scams?
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2016, 08:24:32 PM »
They really can come in many forms, and the best thing you can do is prepare yourself and spread the word about the shady ones.  I have always had those sorts of feelings, especially when I get my car repaired, that something fishy is going on, but maybe that is just me.  I always double check everything though, so it is not too bad a little phobia to have.

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