Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Beware Facebook Scams!

Here's one person's experience, along with a slide show of other sneaky Internet scams.

This hit closer to home for me when some of the quilting teachers listed as Libby Lehman's friends were hit up, supposedly by Libby who was stranded at a conference and needed funds to get home. (She wasn't, and she didn't.) To make things even more interesting, the scam hit a second level when a girl from New Zealand claimed she'd sent money, and now was dunning to try to get the funds reimbursed! (Also not proven.)

The moral of the story: Do NOT believe e-mails from anyone claiming this. If you know them well enough to want to send money, call them directly first. No matter what.


Allison Ann Aller said...

Ah well...we always have to be vigilant. I've just discovered Facebook and think it is a lot of fun.

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

On the one hand, I'm far too skeptical to fall prey to this type of thing, and on the other hand I hate that I AM so skeptical! It is important to be aware of the many "new" efforts in play attempting to relieve honest, hardworking individuals of their hard-earned money!

Sue Cahill said...

There are always those criminal types that will find a way to take advantage. As soon as there is something new there is a new scam.

I guess we all have to be careful.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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