This one was texted to me earlier this week. My response: “Scam. Take me off your list.” I know I’m supposed to ignore such things but man, I get irked.
Anyway, here’s the text:
“Amazon 2020 resolutions: 1) not to be greedy 2) care more about the customers. So, you’re getting a $130 freebie for a survey!” [Which was followed by a link to the supposed survey.]
As the owner of more than one small business, I’ve possibly been hit with more scamming attempts than most, and used to regularly post the narratives on Facebook and/or on my blog “Stories of Entitlement”.
One of the more disgusting scam attempts has happened repeatedly, with the scammer having an actual very old password of mine, and threatening to show the world some videos of me “spanking the monkey” (as one jerk put it), saying they’ve installed a video camera on my laptop and describing what they supposedly saw when I visited porn sites.
They are very threatening, and I would imagine that if indeed anyone had been visiting such sites, it could be rather scary.
I just post the content of the scams, along with any email addresses, URLs and whatever that I can find.
Years ago someone tried to scam my antiques business by saying he would pay me $1750 for a $250 item, that “his movers” would pick the item up (I just had to pay them), and I could keep the difference for my trouble.
It was obvious from the get-go that this was a scam, and man, did I play along with it. The guy sent me what appeared to be a real check, and then kept asking if I had deposited it yet. I would text back things like “I told you I would be in meetings all day; you will just have to wait”. It was great fun but eventually I got bored and he also seemed to figure out that I was messing with him.
I wrote about it all, repeating every text between this scammer and me, which can be found on my Stories of Entitlement blog here: https://storiesofentitlement.wordpress.com/2016/08/05/danger-will-robinson-a-repost-from-our-heritage-collectibles-blog/
There are several other scams discussed on that blog… enjoy!
And be careful!