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A Sucker is Born Every Day

And I have proof.

I rent the second bedroom in my condo to this 40-something-year-old lady. A month into living here, her 26-year-old “fiance” (forgive me for being a little sarcastic) (we’ll call him Bob) moved in. The fiance is not the sharpest knife in the drawer…I suppose he’d be more like a spoon. 

Anyway, the day before Thanksgiving, I got off work at my normal time, 5:00 pm, and went home to pack my things because my fiance and I were going to celebrate Thanksgiving with his mom, and we would be staying the night at her house. When I got home, I picked up the mail and noticed there was something for Bob. As I walked in the door, he was cooking in the kitchen so I left his mail on the kitchen table.

I went ahead and started packing, doing it quickly and trying not to pack too heavy (I’m a girl and am known to bring multiple changes of clothes for the same day). I passed him in the hallway and he mumbled something like, “Thank you so much…” I was confused. I’d only given him a piece of mail. I tried to hear what he told his girlfriend, and all I heard was something about money. I assumed he’d received a credit card he had applied for.

The next time I went into the kitchen, Bob was there again looking over the letter he’d received. He said proudly, “I’m going to get $3,000!”

“Really? Wow! What are you getting the $3,000 for?”

“Because I paid my taxes on time. I just had to give them $300 and they will deposit $3,000 in my bank account.”

I knew the letter was not from the IRS, so I thought something strange was going on.

He continued, “My mom told me she didn’t think it was a good idea…but I don’t know. It might be a scam.”

“Did you already give them the $300?”

“Yeah, they took it out of my bank account.”

“Ahh…”

“I hope it’s not a scam. But if it is, oh well.”

“And when are they supposed to deposit the $3,000 in your bank account?”

“48 to 72 hours after they take the $300.”

“And how long ago did they take the money?”

“About a week ago.”

Like I said, a sucker is born every day!

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5 Responses to “A Sucker is Born Every Day”

  1. lisamm

    Sounds like the guy is a bit slow… pretty sad!!

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  2. trish d. dish

    Yeah, it is sad. He has a definite stutter that comes out at times, leaving me with the impression that he probably had a difficult time in school.

    It’s funny, because I totally see the girlfriend almost like his “mom”. I would bet (based on those kind of dynamics) that the relationship won’t last.

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  3. bkclubcare

    A notice somewhere (on a blog? in the mail? on TV? I don’t recall…) that this is one of the biggest scams, and yet, I know I would be very very suspicious – seems very obvious to me, it’s a scam! but hey, I guess, if it works, they (scam-artists) will keep doing it…

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  4. trish d. dish

    It’s amazing to me that someone would think they could come by that much money without doing anything. It’s nice to think about, but definitely not reality!

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  5. ammo

    Maybe that is why “Bob” is with a 40 something woman…he NEEDS someone to watch over him.., but then again I would not be with a 26 yr old boy….I think most woman really want a Man and not boys…Sad that she needs him…

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