I regularly receive emails thru the “Contact” feature of the blog. Most of them are asking for help in getting out of the scam. I respond to these as I have time, and provide them what I think they should do. Over the past several months I have been receiving emails that have a theme: the person has fallen for one of these scams, then sends ME an email and demands that I refund their money.
The first couple of emails, I politely responded to the person, pointing out that they were confused, and I was a blogger and did not charge them or take their credit card number. I provided them some advice on what they should do next.
Then I received a similar email, but the tone was threatening, and they indicated they were going to call a lawyer and sue me. I provided an equally obnoxious response.
Then I began to wonder, could anybody really be that utterly stupid to write me for their money back? All one needs to do is read one paragraph from my blog to understand what this is about.
There are a few possibilities…
- They really are that stupid.
- They are simple internet trolls and trying to get a reaction.
- One of the scammers is trying to identify and/or locate me.
Ya can’t fix stupid
Even after I have informed the person that I was not involved in charging their credit card and provided them information on what probably happened, some people have still insisted that I refund their money. This is more than a little annoying. There is a lot of effort behind this website, and it does not make any money. So in order to keep my sanity, I remind my self what the great philosopher Forrest Gump once said “ya can’t fix stupid”.
I can’t tell the difference
Because I can’t tell the difference between a Troll or a Moron, I will no longer respond to an email of this nature. Feeding trolls is never a good idea and the other wastes energy and spirit.
Of course any email that is genuinely seeking help, I will respond as soon as I am able.To the extent that you can support this site, it is greatly appreciated. Following me on Instagram or Twitter is also very helpful. Thank you and good luck.
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