Scammers

Nobody denied that nowadays is so hard looking for a decent job and earn money. Often driven by the need to get some money, people easily lured to money scams. The scam can be anything, like for examples:

In Indonesia, almost all of us know this term called : Arisan. Arisan is sort of social gathering between close neighbors whose members contribute money to and take turns at winning an aggregate sum of money. Someone among the member will be the custody of the money. This someone often is the one who ran to God knows where along with the money. I guess, holding a large amount of money can make someone forget about other people. Or already has a bad intention in the beginning when propose to others to start “Arisan”

I also heard that many people still trust that with magic a certain amount of money will doubled in over night… Without you have to do anything… Any people with enough brain will know this is impossible. Even if you plan to rob a bank, you will have to do the work (though illegal) by going to the bank and well…rob the money. Eventually, people who make this scam ran away with the money. And the worst part, they even killed the people who got lured with their scam.

Another common scam is the one through text message. This scammer will pretend that they are from telecommunication provider. They will texting us to inform we have won a prize from them after being such a loyal customer. However, to pay for the tax on the prize, we have to transfer a certain amount of money. After we transfer the money, we will never ever going to see the so-called prize. And if you try to contact the number it will not go through. Plus, when we finally call the real telecom provider, they will confirm that there is no such a prize.

The last one is email from people that we have no idea whereabouts. I copied a scam letter that I received few days ago :



From XXXX
My Dear

It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I intend to establish
in your country. Though I have not met with you befaore but I believe one has to
risk confidence to succeed sometimes in life. There is this huge amount of Seven
million Five Hundred Thousands U.S dollars ($7.500.000.00) which my late Father kept
with a Fiduciary Fund Holder in YYYY country before his death

Now, I have decided to invest this money in your country or anywhere safe enough
outside Africa for security and political reasons. I want you to assist me claim and
retrieve this fund from the Fiduciary Fund Holders and transfer it into your
personal account in your country for investment purposes on these areas:

1). Telecommunication
2). the transport industry
3). Five star hotel

If you can be of any assistance to me I will be pleased to offer to you 20% of the
total fund.
I await your soonest response.
Respectfully yours,
Ms. XXXX
From XXXX


If you receive letter from people that you don’t know, especially contain sort of kind like the above letter…then you just need to ignore it. Nobody will be crazy enough to do business by themselves with someone that they do not know in some far away country. Most people will have their lawyers or any financial institutions to do their business.

So, just be aware with scammers around us. They can come from strangers or even people that we know for a long time. We need the money for sure. But that is not an excuse to just go blindly join any business offers without know the details for certain.

7 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    Kayanya sih yg jd korban keterlaluan naifnya deh....kalo aku bahkan dr dulu gak suka arisan..
    Gak pernah ikut....berhubung gw bisa manage sendiri, kdg org ikut arisan dgn alasan dipaksa nabung...aneh kan!
    Sera- nita


  2. Indah Says:

    Dulu gua pernah beberapa kali dapat tuh yang model githuan tapi kaga pernah gua tanggapin, ahahaha :D


  3. bridge Says:

    @Sera-nita : arisan kan sebenarnya lebih buat ngumpul2nya.... Biar bagaimana kalau orang udah megang duit banyak..... bakal ada aja goda'annya....:(

    @Indah gue kadang mikir, yg bego itu kita apa yang ngirim ya? :D


  4. ge siahaya Says:

    Hahahaaa.... masih ada lagi 1, yaitu lewat chatting, terus dia mengaku jatuh cinta habis2an sama calon korban, en mau ngirimin hadiah, kayak cincin, laptop dsb-nya. Terus, dia ngakunya hadiah2 itu sudah dikirimkan, pas lewat malaysia/singapore ternyata ditahan karena ketahuan diselipin uang sebanyak sekian ratus ribu pounds atau dollars, nah mulai deh si calon korban dibujuk utk ngirim sejumlah uang buat menebus barang2 ini, lha kenapa pula bukan dia aja yang nebus, ya kan? Alasannya macem2, karena ga punya perwakilan bank di asia, atau sedang berlayar di tengah laut. Huhuehuehueee.. temen gw pernah tuh kena yg kayak gitu, berulangkali pula nemu bule begituan, aneh aja kalo dipikir2 kok ya bisa percaya ada org yg bisa jatuh cinta setengah mati baru chatting satu dua kali terus mau kirim duit segala. Deuuuuh... ga masyuk akal!


  5. bridge Says:

    gue mau nulis ini sih..... tapi lupaaaa deh akhirnya.... Kayaknya nanti ini mau gue bikin postingan tersendiri aja.....

    Gue sama temen gue jg sering tuh ngeliat yg seperti ini.... Tapi setiap kali tu cowok minta duit sama kita, langsung kita brenti chatting.... Lah, kita aja duit blm cukup buat diri sendiri kok ini ngasih2 ke orang yg gak dikenal?????


  6. ge siahaya Says:

    Wakakakaaa... beeneeer! Tapi, percaya ga percaya, ada yang sampai bangkrut gara2 begini ini... Bener2 pas denger ceritanya rasanya pingin gaplok, sebab.. mendingan dia benjol2 sama kita daripada bangkrut total.. ya kan? *Sama sadisnya sebetulnya, huehuheuheueee*


  7. bridge Says:

    gue percaya. Kalau gak salah ada dimuat di acaranya Oprah itu. Bahkan smp ada websitenya yg memuat sebagian besar data2nya para penipu. Mulai dari foto yg selalu mereka pakai, sampai nama2 samarannya berikut emailnya.

    Eh, maksud elo temen elo sendiri yg smp bangkrut itu?


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