It’s either that, or my name must cry out “easy target.”
While on Facebook this morning, I got an instant chat request.
This is not the first time, I’ve been contacted by a friend vacationing and losing their wallets and passport.
Interestingly, Western Union seems to be the scam artists preferred method of payment for obvious reasons.
I tried contacting Western Union to see if they could or would do anything, but their online chat is not working.
I was curious how exactly payment is made.
Do they send a courier out to the address without checking the ID of the recipient?
Perhaps one of my kind readers here can enlighten me via comments below.
If I have the address and I know the name of the person I”m sending money to, would Western Union or the cops on the other side of the Atlantic do something about it?
Or are they too busy with other more serious crimes?
Apart from the obvious admonition, “not everyone you’re chatting with is who you think they are,” it may be prudent to keep your shields up if you hear from someone who’s not on FB a lot.
Adam, is far too important and busy a guy to be socializing like I do.
Fortunately, being a parent with school age kids, I quickly surmised that something was not right with this picture.
Easter or Spring vacation is not till April.
So my scam artist needs to get with the program and learn the school calendar on this side of the Atlantic.
Also, when I first offered help with Adam’s Macs. He completely ignored that question.
That leads me to believe he had a script written and he was cutting and pasting in multiple chat windows to all of poor Adam’s unsuspecting friends.
I would have loved to toy with the scam artist all morning but I had to get my daughter to school.
I didn’t catch the bastard but I had the satisfaction of wasting their time.
Adam, thanks for being a good sport and giving me permission to use your profile picture.
Adam says, “Often I find my life is used as an example to others. 🙂 Go ahead.”
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