Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend Assignment #363: Scammed!

Weekend Assignment #363: Scammed!
Have you ever been successfully scammed? Was it a phone fraud, a phishing email, a trojan worm, or something else? How did they fool you, and what have you learned from the experience?

Extra Credit: Tell us about a scam that didn't succeed in tricking you.

You know how this works, right?
  • You have until next Wednesday night to answer this question in your blog or in the comments below. 
  • If you do participate, please leave a comment here with your name and the URL of your entry.
  • Don't forget to link back to here in the entry itself. 

That's all there is to it!

Last week, for Weekend Assignment #362: Emergency!, I asked what, if anything, you've ever abstained from for Lent or some other spiritual purpose. Click on the names below to read the responses:

Sandrine said, on her new blog...
To test your earthquake supply knowledge, I’ve made a small list of things you should and things you shouldn’t have. You decide which is which. We have them all. [The list starts with "A flat on the ninth floor."]
(Sandrine also left a great comment on my personal blog, scolding me for not being prepared for "an alien invasion" or "a zombie apocalypse.")

Anne said...
"What kind of disaster would have to occur for there to be no Internet in Chicago, Columbus or Washington, DC? (the latter cities being the alternate work sites under discussion)"
"A nuclear event," was the answer.
Karen said...
We are so unprepared for emergencies that I feel a little guilty as I admit to you the Awful Truth: our entire stash of emergency supplies consists of two cinnamon and nutmeg votive candles and two partially used boxes of matches. I was going to say that at least we have duct tape, but John corrected me. What we actually have is several rolls of clear plastic tape, suitable for mailing packages.
Please do the Assignment this week if you get a chance - and watch out for scammers!



  1. G'day,
    I hope y'all forgive for cheating a bit on this one coz I'd just written this post about NOT falling for several scams from Berkina Faso even though they potentially involve LOTS of money. . .couldn't resist, so I've added it here. Plus I learnt lots of things about Berkina Faso in blogging about it. . might be the teacher in me. . .
    Hope it's not bending the rules too badly. . . .:-)
    Josie x

  2. Here is mine:

  3. Here's mine:


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