I feel badly that there's something I need to discuss, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL).
It's not great. In fact, it's truly sinful.
It's something that happened to me.
Hopefully, it hasn't happened to you. If it has, please realize that it wasn't truthful. It was a lie.
What was it?
Well, on Tuesday, November 14th, I was at home in the morning. About 11:15 am, I had a phone call.
The message wasn't spoken to me. It had been recorded.
The person claimed to be from our Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
The recorded message claimed it was the second (2nd) time they tried to reach me, and told me that if I didn't return their call, then they would have me arrested.
The phone number I was given to call, was 343 867-9573.
When I checked out the 343 area code, it showed it was in Ottawa, Ontario.
Seeing that it wasn't what I thought was a government phone number, I checked it out on the internet. Couldn't see any site that related.
Except... for sites that mentioned that scammers were claiming
Then, I also found an article by cbc.ca entitled, Don't get duped by CRA scams, warns Strathcona County RCMP: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/cra-scams-strathcona-county-1.4247800.
Hopefully, you clicked on the link and read the article.
If you did, you'll know it stated (I copied/pasted):
RCMP are reminding the public to be wary of financial scams, after several people recently handed over thousands of dollars and personal information by phone and email to scammers claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency.
It also stated (I copied/pasted):
Police say the public should be cautious about clicking links in any email they receive, as some links may use phishing to steal personal information.
The public should protect their social insurance number and never use it as a piece of ID or offer it up freely.
Less than five per cent of mass marketing fraud is ever reported, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of fraud is asked to contact RCMP.
Just so you know, I didn't call the number I mentioned, earlier. I called a CRA phone number from the internet. I called not just to mention that I thought I had been scammed, but also for another personal reason.
It took quite a while to reach someone to speak with, but about 11:55 am, the man I spoke with laughed and before we discussed my private issue, he said he thought it was scam that I had received when I received that telephone call.
Even though there had been times in the past, when I let you know about scams I've received, I thought I needed to let you know about this type of scam. For, I don't want you to be scammed.
Scams... are awful. Sinful. Lies.
Thinking of this, made me think of Proverbs 19:9, "A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish."
Amen! A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
This means that the people who have done scams to others, shall be punished. And, those who spoke lies to try and scam, shall perish.
Hopefully, you're not a person who would do this. If you are, you will suffer for eternity.
However, if you are a person who did this, I suggest that you come to Jesus. Trust in/believe upon Him, repent of your sin, and you will gain salvation.
Then, you won't suffer in Hell, for eternity. Instead, your life will change. You'll be blessed and will spend eternity in Heaven with me... and with Jesus!
Until next time...
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