Are you one of those unfortunates who fell for a scam? These are some to beware of:
- Love – when it comes to these long distance attachments, those people who love you but never met you, DON’T send any money.
- Big Winnings – You’ve won the lottery so send us 10,000 so we can send your prize! (DON’T send any money.)
- Tax Man – We’ve been doing your taxes and you owe us big time. (DON’T send any money!)
- Grandchildren – I am in danger in __________ (pick a country) (DON’T send money!)
Here’s the key to all of these and dozens of others: DON’T send money. Check with the police, your family, anybody! DO NOT fall for these things.
For fools are fools and that’s that, thinking up new ways to do mischief. They leave a wake of wrecked lives and lies about God, Turning their backs on the homeless hungry, ignoring those dying of thirst in the streets.
And the crooks? Underhanded sneaks they are, inventive in sin and scandal, Exploiting the poor with scams and lies, unmoved by the victimized poor. But those who are noble make noble plans, and stand for what is noble. (Isaiah 32:5-8, MSG)
Prayer – Lord give us wisdom to know truth. Amen