A man walked up to Penny Marshall at a Lakers game and claimed he was Lamar Odom’s assistant. He gave Penny “Lamar’s number” before she and “Lamar” began texting. “Lamar” asked Penny to loan his assistant $5,000. She lent him the money and soon after realized she had been scammed!
Another woman from Portsmouth, NH met a guy on a dating website and he convinced her to lend him what amounted to $25,000! He promised to pay her back double the amount borrowed once he returned from a job in Egypt. To make things even worse, she borrowed money from the family to give to him because she didn’t have it.
Slacker doesn’t understand how people get scammed these days and Steve blames the girl, even though he has been scammed before. They both agree that as soon as you see or hear the word “overseas”, it is a HUGE red flag! Steve bought speakers from a guy who said that his boss had “all these extra speakers in stock” and was trying to unload them from a van in a parking lot. Steve still holds to the fact that he got a good deal on a great set of speakers.
How have you scammed or been scammed?
What the heck are these people thinking?! I can’t understand for the life of me why anyone would give money to people they don’t know, especially the kind of cash that these people have been taken for.