Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Scammers

This past weekend, Misi and I almost experienced a tragedy. I'm almost too embarrassed to admit that we did it, but a good lesson was learned. While I was at work, working-and yet not, I came accross an add for a car. They were only asking for $5000 for a 2005 Camry. I got pretty excited because we are trying to find a new car and I thought that it was it! We began e-mailing this so called 'car owner' to figure out more information. He gave himself a profile, said how we should deliver the money, the car would be shipped and we'd be on our way! To our dismay, we paid the money, and things started getting weird. I called my mom and dad and let them know what was up and had them start the invesitgation. After much discomfort and intense searching, we found out that we were indeed being scammed. Thankfully, we got our money out just in time, and have never felt so blessed and relieved in our entire lives. It's quite funny, and now we joke about finding this guy and letting him have it where it hurts, however, we learned a valuable lesson: Never trust anyone on the Internet. Thank you mom and dad for helping us out, and dad, if you really wanna get this guy, we're right behind ya!

7 comments:

Denise said...

I don't think you'll be behind your dad-- you know how he is! I think dad will be hiding behind the Tupe Brothers where it's nice and safe! Or else he'll push me to the front-- you know how he loves confrontation! ;o) Love ya! We're so happy that this all worked out okay! It would have crushed me to see you lose everything you had! Mom

Lainee said...

That is scary...glad everything worked out ok:)

The Hatch's said...

Oh my goodness! How are you? You're so super cute! Congrats on the baby! Ya scammers are crazy people! I totally know how you feel!

Christie & Moss said...

Hey! It's peace (Christie) I am so glad I came across your blog! Thats so fun you are expecting I hope all goes well! Texas sounds sweet!

photography by Mikki said...

Hey Whit!
I love you and Miss you! I am so glad that we've known eachother our whole lives and I just wanted to wish you a happy birthday!!!! I hope tomorrow is great and that you have some serious party fun! Love ya Whit!

Malorie Ence said...

Hey Whit, It's Malorie (McArthur) I'm so excited you have a blog. Ever since you moved to Timbucktoo I don't get to see you and your weird sister anymore. I do miss Handi-Raptor so next time you're in town PLEASE come and let me see that again! haha, anyway I'm excited to see what you're doing. Oh and I told your dad that the "G" in G-Unit now stands for "Grandpa"!:)

Clint, Brielle, and Molly J. said...

Whit- Just stummbled upon your blog- Congrats on the Baby it is the greatest thing EVER!