Don’t fall for the call

Dear editor,

While sitting in the easy chair, nursing my first sore throat/cold in many years, we received a phone call, obviously not from Canada, from someone wishing to buy and/or sell our property.

Having nothing better to do while waiting for good health to return, and wanting to pick a fight with someone/something in the meantime, I strung the schemer/defrauder along for some considerable time.

We were at the point where he began hinting a need for money in order to buy/sell this fictitious piece of property that we owned. Ah, yes, let’s make a deal!

Instead I suggested he do something positive with his life and ended the call.

Please, please! Please! Stop sending money to these unscrupulous people in a foreign country (or Canada) who are ready and capable of providing a good deal – providing, of course, that you send them a goodly sum to kick-start the bargain.

Yes, it sounds great and they employ all the supportive and misleading comments to ensure you of their genuine concern for you. But, it is only good for the person on the other end of the line if you succumb to this shady deal.

We have had the grandparent phone call, the lottery calls, the winning ticket calls—how many other types have there been? We’ve never succumbed.

Please: check with your bank, RCMP, minister, family, etc. but do not agree to mail or wire any funds, however small the requested amount; “they’ll” be back to ask for more.

Too good to be true? Yes, these calls definitely are. Stay safe.

Leona Black

Comox