Showing posts from August, 2019

A great, short and sweet and to the point video about Romance Scammers from Homeland Security

National Cyber Awareness System:   Protect Against Romance Scams 08/27/2019 11:00 AM EDT Original release date: August 27, 2019 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a short video to help users spot and defend against romance scams. In this type of fraud, cyber criminals gain the confidence of their victims and trick them into sending money. The video includes stories that romance scammers tell to online daters to get them to send money and offers tips for avoiding these scams. Use caution when online dating, and never send money or gifts to someone you have not met in person. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to review FTC’s article on Romance Scams and NCCIC’s tip on Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites . If you think you have been a target of a romance scam, file a report with The online dating site, The Federal Trade Commission , and The Federal Bureau of Investigation

"I'm Mark Zuckerberg's cousin"

Now I said that.  This was a different one.  Let's read it and then we can discuss. So why would facebook tell me I won money on Instagram?  Yeh I thought that too.  LOL!!  This was a new one for me. The last screen shot was "Mark" texting me.  LOL!!!! Saying I was Mark's cousin was a bonus.  (I'm not really his cousin).  But Rita didn't' know that.  And of course, she blocked me right away.  Oh my feelings are so hurt!!!  NOT!!! NEVER SEND MONEY TO SOMEONE YOU DON'T KNOW!!!

"Hello pretty lady" "Hello ugly man"

Okay so this dude spoiled my fun.  He blocked me just when it started getting good.  Boo hoo!! Any here's the conversation, it is long.  This was over several weeks.  But we'll talk after. So, here we go.... Ok, now that you read the conversation, let's talk. So in my creative mind I thought I would tell him I won $50K in the lottery.  Yes I was baiting him.  But he didn't ask for money.  Now I had fun at lunch the one day telling him I would fly to him.  Didn't know he would have me email his "general" to get him home.  LOL!!!  It took a couple of days and he finally sent me the email and what to say.  Of course it wasn't a military account it was a gmail account.  I did search the general and he is real.  I think my mistake was in the email I added in my last name (Sugarbaker)  I should have left it at Suzanne.  A friend said perh

Great Video by Kerry Tomlinson

A co worker sent me this video today  It was done by Kerry Tomlinson who works for the Archer News Network .  It came out around Valentines Day this year.   Please watch it!  Share it with everyone you know!!!   Kerry Tomlinson Report on Romance Scammers

"I will like us to get to know each other."

Yes, that is exactly how he phrased it.  The best part is when he called me on the phone through google hangouts app.  Well, you can read all about it. NEVER SEND MONEY TO SOMEONE YOU DON'T KNOW!!!


Last year I had an idea to spread the news about my blog.  I am a huge fan of Ellen DeGeneres and love her show.  So I thought since everyone watches her show, it would be a great platform for me to talk about my blog on her show and share my stories and good information I've collected the last several years.   I've sent packages and letters to her and her producer to get their attention.  And I will continue.  But...   Now here is where I need your help.  I started a petition last year and would like to get more signatures.  I have also composed a letter to send to various places in St Louis.  (See attached below)   I ask  that if you like my blog, to please sign my petition.  And share it with everyone you know .   If you have any suggestions on other stuff I should try please email me. .   Blog: Petition : You Tube Channel:   https://www


Please take a moment to click on the link and read this story.  This is one of the worst I've read.   This is why I continue to do this blog.  So you will see how the scammers talk to you etc.  Yes I have a good time, but the information I provide is good and needs to be shared so this can stop.   As I say many many many times, please don't send money to someone you don't know.    SCAMMER STORY - AWFUL!!!