Thursday, September 29, 2016

Scam...

If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) last week, you'll be aware that I discussed sin. 

Today, I'll be letting you know about something that happened to me.  Yes, it was sinful.

On Monday, September 19th, the day that would have been my mom's birthday, had she still been alive, I had a phone call.

The speaker was someone who had recorded the message they wanted to give me.  The information on the recording was only available once, so I wasn't able to write down the info given to me.

At the time, I wondered if it was a scam. 

I thought about calling the government.  And, prayed about it, asking God to reveal truth to me, about it.

The next day, on Tuesday, September 20th, the same thing happened.

This time, I used a pen and paper to write down the information given to me.  Then, prayed once again.

Again, I felt that the telephone call was a scam.

So, I went on my computer and 'googled' the phone number that I was told I should call.  I found out it was truly a scam.

The person claimed to be a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) officer.  He insisted that he needed to hear from me, or my lawyer, claiming that if he didn't get responded to, then there would be trouble.

Here's the phone number I was told to call:  613 707-3979.

Here's what I found out about the phone number, when I 'googled' it:  http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/6137073979.

If you clicked on that link, you'll be aware that the phone call I received, had been received by someone else.  And, yes... it was definitely a scam.

Apparently, this scam is done by Nigerians and/or Ghanians.  Both Nigeria and Ghana are in Africa.

Hopefully, you realize that a scam is none truth.  It's basically, sin.

Whoever was scamming, was hoping to be able to get money from people they contacted.  Probably, not just by possibly claiming that I or other people need to send them money. 

It's also possible that by calling that number, a person might be charged long distance fees in an extreme amount.  Much like what I had heard about a few years ago, where someone was billed thousands of dollars, just for making a phone call that ended up being made to a scammer.

They obviously don't care that it's sinful... by not just trying to rip off someone, but also by... lying.

Lying isn't good.

Just as we read, in Proverbs 12:22, "Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight."

Yes, lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but they that deal truly are His delight.

For this, I praise God!

And, thank Him for telling us that lying, is sinful.

My friend, please join me in prayer for whoever this is that is doing everything he can to scam people.

Please pray that God will reveal truth to him.  And, please pray that he will gain salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Thank you, dear friend.

May God bless you.


Until next time...

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