I Fell Again… This Time For a Scam
My recent Facebook post – “I received a friend request yesterday from someone that I had not connected with on Facebook before. Shortly thereafter he told me how he was looking to spend his grant money. Being an entrepreneur I was certainly interested to find out more about how he got it. He sent me to a FB site of a “congressman” where they started to ask questions to determine if I was eligible. My “friend” then asked for my phone number – RED FLAG. I had been sucked in because of my blind spot. I quickly deleted the person and sent notifications. Still feeling stupid for being gullible. I’d love to blame it on the eye, but that doesn’t fly. Please be aware and remind yourself that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Nothing can substitute hard work. Be patient and enjoy the ride – the view changes.”
I still feel dirty and quite frankly STUPID. How could I fall for something like that?
We all want something to be true that probably isn’t. We all want to believe in something, because on the surface it appears to be the answer to our prayers. This is human nature, but how can you avoid someone taking advantage of us?
Remind yourself of your core beliefs. Remind yourself to be self-aware. Remind yourself to be yourself.
My blind spot almost cost me a lot. How can you keep yours from costing you?