It's not something great. But, it is something that seems to be happening to people, and not just me. After all, we are truly living in perilous times.
In the past, I've been approached by scammers.
Yes, while on Facebook (FB). However, not just on FB.
A while ago, I used to get faxed by scammers. That faxing used to happen mainly in the middle of the night, where I live.
Those faxes wanted me to pay them money.
On FB, I've had some scammers who want the same thing, but did things by chatting, and not faxing. Most of those people pretended to be someone other than who they truly are.
Then, on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, I had something else happen.
At first, I didn't know who the person was who had called me on my cell phone. But, I was glad I didn't get to answer the call, and saw it was a phone number that I hadn't ever known.
I thought I'd call back, but because I realized the country phone number was unknown to me, I searched on the internet.
Guess what I found? I saw a link to an article that I decided to share with you, after I clicked on the link, and read it.
Here is the link to the article entitled, Mobile users targeted by phone scam involving Lithuanian numbers: http://www.thejournal.ie/phone-scam-lithuania-798200-Feb2013/.
Hopefully, you read the article. If you did, you'll know it stated (I copied/pasted):
SEVERAL MOBILE PHONE users have reported being targeted by a phone scam involving calls from Lithuanian numbers.
Last night, Irish mobile users with 087 numbers received short or missed calls from a number starting with +37, the Lithuanian country code.
It emerged last month that mobile users were targeted by a Slovenian premium number scam which tried to encourage users to return the call and run up high charges.
Yes, the article was written in February, 2013. However, it is still an article that is honest, even though we are in November 2017. Meaning close to almost five (5) years!
Can you imagine how awful it is that for almost five (5) years, scammers have been treating people in a sinful way. They have been doing fraud, and have been hurting others, to benefit themselves.
Those who are fraudulently scamming people are very different than people who are of my Lord, for they are not.
Scammers are of their father, the devil.
Just as we read, in John 8:44, "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."
Amen. That's exactly what Satan, the devil was like. And, it matches totally, what scammers are like. So, they truly belong to Satan, and not to God.
I must admit that I feel upset and sad, for I hate being scammed, in any way, or even having someone trying to scam me. But, I feel like that for only for a short time.
Why? Because, I pray... and let my God know that I forgive the scammer who is doing what they can to hurt me.
Plus, as I've said in the past, praying for people who are hurtful to others, must be done.
If the hurtful, fraudulently scamming people are doing the evil things they shouldn't be doing, they truly need to come to Christ, and gain salvation, by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ. Then, they will gain salvation after repenting of the sin in their lives.
Of course, if they or anyone else refuses to come to Christ, and gain salvation, then they will spend eternity in Hell, separated from God, with NO chance of escape.
Hopefully, I'll see you... in Heaven!
Until next time...
If you would like to comment, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org