Sunday, December 14, 2014

It Just Get's Better and Better

it's all a scam
Well, it's that time of year for all the crazies to come out of hiding.  Yep - it's time for all the scammers and con artists to ply their trade to get you (and unsuspecting public) to cough up your hard won monies.  Heck, I just got a call saying that my credit card had been locked (my credit card company always leaves a message so I'm guessing it was another scam).

Anyway, today's story is about the Riverside, California woman who claimed to have cancer.  Yeah, seems this enterprising female was pouring out her problems to her "friends" on Facebook and she hinted that she had cancer.  She even went so far as to shave her head (intimating that she was in chemo therepy) and wore cancer awareness shirts.  OK, this last one is a bit odd - how does wearing a shirt say you have cancer; by that logic, if I ride in a hot air balloon, does that mean I'm a politician?  I don't know how wearing a shirt says you have cancer, but sure.

Funny thing about all this is that the enterprising female from Riverside, California was on probation for a 2013 embezzlement conviction.  Oops.  Anyway, after collecting about $3,000 from her friends and receiving a number or gifts to ease her cancer-filled pain, enterprising female from Riverside, California is cooling her heels in jail facing charges of felony by false pretenses.  

Thing is, if you look at her booking picture, she looks really happy.  So, maybe what she wanted all along is a small 6' X 8' room and "free" room and board.  In such a case, she's a happy lark and that's one less con artist on the streets and an early Christmas gift to those who are looking to avoid being scammed this holiday season.  You're welcome.