Thursday, June 28, 2012

Of scams and frauds


Since Adam and Eve, man had been fooled till today but with different strategies. Hoax theories, prank calls, email scams, fraud SMS ads, forge notes, etc. (etc is an excuse of telling people you know more than that, but you actually don’t. See, I’m fooling you there. :D) are the words you came to know along the revolution of “technology”. Technology is nothing but the main culprit behind these evil deeds. Think about it.

Lately, one friend told me a joke about two li’l chaps – ‘a gun smuggler and his pal’. The latter is to buy a handgun from the former. They were signing a deal to where and when they should carry out the business – done. And they were to meet on the edge of a pond at the outskirt of the village under twilight.

Later that evening, the dealer thought, “Since we are going to do it at night, I should replace my gun with a fake pistol, he won’t notice.” So he went. His pal, not to be outsmarted (as if he knew) thought, “I should hand him my forge notes, he won’t be aware of it.” So he went too. And the deal was done, without any trouble. Buying fake pistols with forge notes and selling fake pistol for forge notes. I don't want to hear them seeing each other again. :D

Needless to mention, all of us at least once, had a deal with one of those Nigerian scammers. We hate them and seriously those spam emails telling us how we could enlarge our - you know what; we never open your mails. *fingers-crossed*

Today I received an SMS from someone stating that I won a lottery and my jaws dropped. “CONGRATULATIONS! Your mobile number has won 500000000 rupees in the ongoing NOKIA IN MOBILE PROMO for claims call [Removed] E-mail [Removed].”

While I was thinking how I will spend the money, you know like driving around in a Camaro and dating a supermodel, watching the sunset with a bottle of champagne and BEEP - another SMS! Quickly I opened and it reads – “Double your investment in no time! Buy a land in Mukund Nagar,Shri Ahireshwar Wadi Pune – 411037 Waghmare Phone: [Removed] email [Removed].”

Now, I’m starting to think how I can get this two people meet and let the first party buy the land from the second party for me. :P


8 comments:

Mimihrahsel said...

Did you ever receive a mail from reserve bank of India telling you'll have to pay INR 16500, and you fwd that to your friend, and all he replies is LOL and HAHAHA??

well, that happened to me :P

Joseph L said...

@Mimi - LOL HAHAHA

Aduhi Chawngthu said...

Scammers deliberately use incorrect grammar so that only the most gullible would fall for their tricks. Which reminds me, I just won one million pounds and if you could just lend me a coupla thousand bucks for my flight tickets....

mnowluck said...

hahaah @Mimi

KAAAL mai teh.. haha.. line ka duh ber

Anonymous said...

hehe :)

H.Vangchhia said...

Man hnem thei bik e :)

AlmostUnreal said...

if only all the lottery e-mail were real...aaahhh.. :D

AlmostUnreal said...

if only all the lottery e-mail were real...aaahhh.. :D