Friday, December 9, 2011

11:10 AM - 1 comment

These Scammers!

Here is a new Christmas scam targeting older men:

Women often receive warnings about protecting themselves at the mall and in dark parking lots, etc. This is the first warning I have seen for men. I wanted to pass it on in case you haven't heard about it.
A 'heads up' for those men who may be regular customers at Lowe's, Home Depot, Costco, or even Wal*Mart. This one caught me totally by surprise.

Over the last month I became a victim of a clever scam while out shopping. Simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic.

Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends.

Here's how the scam works:

Two nice looking, college-age girls will come over to your car or truck as you are packing your purchases into your vehicle. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. (It's impossible not to look.) When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say 'No' but instead ask for a ride to McDonald's.

You agree and they climb into the vehicle. On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet.

I had my wallet stolen Nov 4th, 9th, 10th, twice on the 15th, again on the 17th, 20th, 24th, and the 29th. and very likely again this upcoming weekend.

So tell your friends to be careful. What a horrible way to take advantage of us older men. Warn your friends to be vigilant.

Wal*Mart has wallets on sale for $2.99 each. I found even cheaper ones for $.99 at the Dollar Store and bought them out in three of their stores.

Also, you never get to eat at McDonald's. I've already lost 11 pounds just running back and forth from Lowe's, to Home Depot, to Wal*Mart.

So please, send this on to all the older men that you know and warn them to be on the lookout for this scam. (The best times are just before lunch and around 4:30 in the afternoon.)

And that's MY take.

1 comments:

HaHA!!! Love it!! I'm assuming you've verified this with Snopes before posting.... *snort*

Anyway, I love your blog! I'm a new GFC follower. I actually found you through Triberr... you're in a tribe I'm in... and I got an email saying that you responded to something I wrote... your comment was "There's a tribe?"

So of course I went to Triberr and for the life of me couldn't find the comment and had no idea what it was in reference to! I swear sometimes I'm a complete idiot when it comes to Triberr... well, and often everything else too.

So anyhow, I am a HUGE fan of funny blogs, and my tribe is called the Funny Mamas. If you are secure enough in your masculinity to want to join us funny mamas (we're pretty high in estrogen over there), just let me know and I'll send you an invitation! It's only for folks who write funny, original content, so you won't be seeing promotions and coupons and stuff. We'd love to have you. :-)

So I'm following you on Twitter now too... you can find my blog at Misadventures in Motherhood, and my twitter handle is @mymisadventure.

Why don't you pop on over to my blog and see if you mind be interested in joining my tribe! Anyone who can make me snarf my beverage all over my keyboard is automatically welcome!! That means you! Have a great day, and I can't wait to read more!

Smiles, Jenn

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