TERRY DULLUM: The Dullum File — Holiday Scammin’

Even during the holidays, online scammers continue their “work.” The ones who use a Facebook friend’s identity to try to get at your personal information.

I had the following Facebook message conversation right around Thanksgiving Day. Here’s how it went.

Scammer: Hello … How are you doing?

Me: Hi … How are you? How’s Bill?

Scammer: We are doing great we cannot complain

Me: Great.

Scammer: How is your family?

Me: Good. Desi got almost a hundred likes on Facebook.

Scammer: Ohh.

Scammer: Good to hear from you.

Me: I mean a hundred likes for a cat. That’s really something.

Me: Some on Twitter, too.

Me: Are you on Twitter?

Me: I am. I’m on Instagram, too. But I don’t use it much.

Scammer: OK … Have you heard about the government grant program?

Me: Well, there are a lot of government grant programs, I suppose.

Scammer: This is specifically program for those who need assistance paying for bills, buying a home, starting their own business, going to school or even helping raise children with old and retired people and disabled.

Me: react-text: 371 I was on /react-text match react-text: 374 once. But I quit it. It got to be too expensive. /react-text

Me: Really, how is Bill? I heard you threw him out of the house.

Scammer: No … This new program was established by the federal government with the conjunction of World Bank to helps people in the society to meet up their needs

Me: Yeah, but what about Bill? I know he likes the ladies. But he’s been a good provider. Right?

Scammer: Not really dear … I got $100,000 delivered to me when i apply for the grant, and you don’t have to pay it back, you can also apply, too.

Me: You sound funny. Have you been drinking again?

Scammer: LOL … I’m damn serious.

Me: Have you heard of Attorney Milton Delores Anne?

Me: Such language.

Me: Have you? Been drinking?

Scammer:  No … Have you heard about the attorney ?

Me: Don’t get testy.  No, I have not heard about the attorney, but I’ve been very busy what with this infestation of bed bugs and all that I’ve been dealing with.

Scammer: She is the one who help me get the grant money. She is a good and honest woman. I will give you her and private text number so that you can apply as well.

Me: Do you know how to get rid of bed bugs? You should see my back side!

Scammer: This is her private text number 202 xxx-xxxx you just have to text her you want to apply for grant.

Me: What grant?

Me: You know, you really should probably see a doctor. It’s like English isn’t what it used to be. You’re not using your participles correctly or whatever they’re called.

Me: You still there?

Me: Are you?

(Conversation ends),

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