View Poll Results: Have YOU been scammed for anything over $200?

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  • YES! Ive Been Scammed and Im pissed!

    5 20.83%
  • NO! I havent yet experienced it!

    13 54.17%
  • Ive been scammed but got my money back 100%!

    1 4.17%
  • Ive been scammed but for LESS than $200

    5 20.83%
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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    The Nigerian Internet scams are infamous, their government should look into this, somehow.
    Would you travel to Nigeria?
    Would you buy anything from them?
    IMO, anything that appeals to man's greed is a scam.
    This includes life insurance.

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    joke Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The Nigerian Internet scams are infamous, their government should look into this, somehow.
    Would you travel to Nigeria?
    Would you buy anything from them?
    Welcome to 419Eater

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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Kind of depends on what is being called "scammed." Way back in the day, around 30 years ago, got taken trying to buy some weed a couple of times.

    More recently, as a contractor I've been burned by a "friend" failing to pay me for work done and it was substantially more than $200. Lesson learned, now everybody signs a contract and put half down up front. Friends, family, friends of family, family of friends, strangers, neighbors, everyone.
    It sucks to learn this the hard way but friends and family are the first people to give you the shaft, when it comes to money.
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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It sucks to learn this the hard way but friends and family are the first people to give you the shaft, when it comes to money.
    I have to agree, but with a little bit of a caveat, some friends and family are the first people to give you the shaft, I've also done work for friends and family prior to this guy, and had no issues. Problem being, going into it, you can't tell which is which. So, everybody signs and makes a down payment. Upside is that it makes for far fewer misunderstandings as to the scope of the job and what it will cost.

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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    I have to agree, but with a little bit of a caveat, some friends and family are the first people to give you the shaft, I've also done work for friends and family prior to this guy, and had no issues. Problem being, going into it, you can't tell which is which. So, everybody signs and makes a down payment. Upside is that it makes for far fewer misunderstandings as to the scope of the job and what it will cost.
    That is true.
    I have a little rule for myself, if I give a family member money, it's a gift.
    Since I rarely have the extra to hand out, I usually say no to those requests.
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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    That is true.
    I have a little rule for myself, if I give a family member money, it's a gift.
    Since I rarely have the extra to hand out, I usually say no to those requests.
    Good policy, keeps ya from showing up on one of those TV "reality" courtroom shows.

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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Are we counting ex-girlfriends?
    Good question. I once had an ex that I basically just wrote off several thousand dollars for just to get rid of. She was THAT crazy.
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    Re: Have you been Scammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Have YOU been scammed for anything over $200? LESS than that? Have you gotten your money back?
    I've been scammed before in the past.
    I've also scammed other people before in the past.
    When I used to scam others, I justified it by convincing myself that they deserved it.
    When I've gotten scammed, I haven't been pissed at anyone but myself.

    The life I live now doesn't involve much money at all.
    Neither scamming nor being scammed is much of an issue, these days.

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