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I think I got scammed

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by cheapez, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. #1
    It's stupid, I'm ashamed to tell it. But it's OK, it's a lesson to learn.

    I was parking my car in the front of the market and I saw this one guy, he was standing by the window of a lady's car and having a conversation with her. He then walked to my window and tell me:
    he lives in Lincoln (a town, about 60 miles away from the city where I live), he told me he is on a trip and back to Lincoln, but he is out of gas. He does not has any cash with him (I did not think much about it, how stupid) so he asked me if I can help him $20 and he will pay it back.
    I knew he will not pay me back. He doesn't look like a gentlemen, and will not keep his promises. The only reason I give him $20 is because I thought the lady he was talking to is his wife, she looked confusing, so I believed everything he said.
    SEMrush
    The guy got my $20 and drove his car away. The lady wasn't in the car with him.

    I later realized the lady he was talking to isn't his wife. She is smarter than me. She refused to help him so he walked to me.

    I even give him my number when he asked for it. If he gonna call me back then it's nice. I have two options: 1. Not to answer the phone, 2. tell him to donates that $20 to the church.

    When you help a person, you don't call it back. But this is a scam, I don't feel good about it. Will see if he calls me.
     
    cheapez, Apr 30, 2009 IP
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    SEMrush
  2. campolar

    campolar Peon

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    #2
    This is not a scam...You helped a person, be happy about it :)

    He is breaking his promise if he doesn't pay back...
     
    campolar, Apr 30, 2009 IP
  3. HJITechnologiesLLC

    HJITechnologiesLLC Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Stuff happens. Let is go. It's only $20.
     
    HJITechnologiesLLC, Apr 30, 2009 IP
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    lifeplayer Notable Member

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    This is happen to me couple of time, and frankly speaking, i never get back my money, they dont even call me back. I just forget about the money since it is not big money, and i wish the same, wish they can donate my money to church
     
    lifeplayer, Apr 30, 2009 IP
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    sRIhaRshB Peon

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    You r the man, feel good about it. If he scammed you, GOD will take care of him :)
     
    sRIhaRshB, Apr 30, 2009 IP
  6. chandan123

    chandan123 Prominent Member

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    #6
    1) :confused:

    2) do you think it will be donated to church ? :confused:
     
    chandan123, Apr 30, 2009 IP
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    bulletservice Well-Known Member

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    #7
    yeah agreed, this is not so called scam. You should feel good as you helped someone[you know it very well].
    you should even forget about it.
    Donate and Forget.
    If you donate something, just forget about that after 1 second ;)
     
    bulletservice, Apr 30, 2009 IP
  8. Rogi

    Rogi Active Member

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    #8
    There is a belief:
    If you are having an intention to do something bad but you could not even then you get punishment because you thought about it. If you are having an intention to do something good but you could not do that even then you get a reward.

    You helped someone being bonafide. Don;t think that you are scammed!
    You will certainly get reward for it.
     
    Rogi, Apr 30, 2009 IP
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    TheSyndicate Prominent Member

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    #9
    Karma if you belive in it. Well anyway we have this kind of people all over the world.
     
    TheSyndicate, Apr 30, 2009 IP
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    Forget about that. To give is equal as to get. Give it and you will be given.
    ^^^^But be aware of scam^^^^
     
    Johnscore, Apr 30, 2009 IP
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    If he lied to you, then it's only $20. If he told you the truth, then you did a great job. Just think of the positive side. More $20 will come back to you because you helped someone in need.
     
    aphrodite, May 1, 2009 IP
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    ourktm Active Member

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    #12
    I thought that this was a post about online scamming. Well it's $20 and that man according to you will probably not return the money. But I hope he does and you do not get scammed. Let us see whether he will call or not.
     
    ourktm, May 1, 2009 IP
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    Feizar Prominent Member

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    #13
    I think u did a great job, be proud of it.
     
    Feizar, May 1, 2009 IP
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    kivaari Peon

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    omg, owned :p
     
    kivaari, May 1, 2009 IP
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    Don't be so hard on yourself. You're obviously a good person, and you helped someone. The world needs more people like you!
     
    edgray, May 1, 2009 IP
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    Mate you couldnt lend me $50 could ya? i'll pay ya back when pigs learn to fly? :)
     
    Bradders, May 1, 2009 IP
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    Digital_shubhi Illustrious Member

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    #17
    Well, ya how would you know if he has donated it to church. :rolleyes:

    Anyways, you did a good thing by helping him. :)

    - Digital -
     
    Digital_shubhi, May 1, 2009 IP
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    musichangout.com Well-Known Member

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    #18
    Don't worry mate, you just donated your bucks to church be happy :)
     
    musichangout.com, May 1, 2009 IP
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    Hi
    I agree with everyone else, you have a good heart, I would have said no, not because Im mean but I wouldnt have had £20 to give someone. If he was a trickster someone will pay him back eventually, I believe in Karma too.
     
    Bio_Ani, May 1, 2009 IP
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    Bear Grylls Banned

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    Contact Police and explain the whole situation.. Hope you get your money back :p
     
    Bear Grylls, May 1, 2009 IP