Bri Edwards

Veteran Poet - 3,943 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Beware Of Scams In Sheep's Clothing...... [LIARS sending PH messages; SHORT enough: scams]


My PH friend John Westlake...
does care about us all.
He worries we'll be scammed,
that we'll 'drop the ball'.
'Young Women' have sent to him...
and me, messages for 'Help',
asking us to get involved;
I say 'HOLD ONTO YOUR SCALP! '

Yes, I've gotten requests....
to help invest foreign money...
(and/or be an 'email' friend) ,
but both requests seem 'funny'.

Funny as in 'Look out you...
and 'me'; hang up really QUICK! ! '
And, If they persist I say.....
'Then beat them off....with a stick.'

(Sept.3,2014)

Submitted: Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Edited: Thursday, September 04, 2014

Topic of this poem: warning


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  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points Achill Lad (10/2/2014 3:42:00 AM)

    Glad I found this particular poem. I was beginning to think I was becoming paranoid in my old age. Yes there is a lot going on behind the scenes On P.H. Like John Westlake says, below, some people view common decency as a weakness. Thanks for this reassuring message Bri. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,443 Points Mandolyn ... (9/25/2014 6:25:00 PM)

    if i comment on this poem are you going to message me and tell me something funny about pandas?
    at least tell me what you ate for dinner- so i can tell you it was unhealthy. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,843 Points Brian Johnston (9/25/2014 6:13:00 PM)

    Well nothing risked nothing gained as well. I met Neethu Panicker here on this web site almost 6 months ago, and never have I been more richly rewarded, an honorary Grand Daughter and a budding poet as well. I am also investing in another young life, a college boy and his siblings in a foreign country. I'll let you know how that turns out. My extended family is growing and my heart never has felt richer or more loved. I'm not a huge Ronald Reagan fan but his advice to 'Trust but verify' still rings true for me. Even those who disappoint us have not necessarily deceived us. Things change. Do not get in over your head, but dare to help others as you are able. You will always win! Being a good person is an art form, like poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,997 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (9/19/2014 10:00:00 PM)

    Thank you Bri Edwards for highlighting this issue. I have got so many emails seeking joint venture in business and pleasure and in one of those messages a person mentioned that I could have the access to her 'very personal photos' and many other details.. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,011 Points Darlene Walsh (9/9/2014 4:57:00 PM)

    Hi Bri,
    I have this nice bridge on the East River in NYC I could let you have cheap. Just send me your life's savings, and the bridge is yours. It's not even foreign,100% made in the USA.

    Nice poem, I've heard of such scams, but I've never actually seen one yet.

    Darla :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 653 Points Loyd C. Taylor, Sr. (9/8/2014 5:41:00 AM)

    Hello poet Bri
    It's a shame that there are people who turn the greatest things into that which you must guard so against. I agree, and enjoyed this piece. Loyd (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,538 Points John Westlake (9/5/2014 11:40:00 PM)

    Maybe I do care very much Mr Bri. There is nothing wrong with caring. While some may think it is a weakness, others will tell you it's a strength. All members should pay heed to the warning though. You could say that they are being given a financial incentive to do so. (Report) Reply

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