I put it down to them
Tequila, my 80 year old body doesn’t have the same concern
Reaction to alcohol like my 18 year old. Besides, there weren’t any
Email or Amazon back then.
If I hadn’t had a hearty one
Pre-prandial “Tequila Sunrise”, that sunset, I’m convinced of that
would not have fallen for K’s heartfelt appeal:
Barry, I have to get me
need an amazon e-gift card for a friend of mine who is
Diagnosed with stage 4 mesothelioma, she just lost
daughter from the disease (COVID-19). It’s her birthday but I can’t
that now. I tried to buy it online but unfortunately no
luck with it. I was wondering if you could help me take care of this
via Amazon online? and I will refund you as soon as I get home. Please let me know so I can provide it
you with your email.
Secure! Happy to help!
(And yes, I was sober enough to confirm that the From email address
was actually K’s, so of course it was legitimate). suck that
I was, I said yes, how so do I send it?
can have it done through https://www.amazon.com/
The total amount needed is $200. Here’s her address… Please
Make sure the delivery date is now and I want you to write Happy
birthday in the message area. Please let me know when it’s ready. So,
I’ll let her know it’s mine.
Send me the confirmation once you’re done.
After I sent the $200
from my amazon account (and thought i was a real human) i settled
below, only to hear from K that her friend hadn’t received it
Money. According to Amazon, it takes less than 10 minutes to post them
gift card page, and that was half an hour later. That’s weird… it does
Amazon thinks I’m a scammer??? The nerve! I went to bed thinking I would
Find out tomorrow morning, I just had to assure Amazon
the whole thing went up and down only to wake up from it:
From: [email protected]
believe that an unauthorized person may have accessed your account.
Protect your data, we have:
Your account password disabled.
Any changes made by that party will be reverted.
All pending orders canceled. You can ignore all confirmation emails
you received for these orders…
My brain works better
at 6 a.m. than at 8 p.m., especially if it is not weighed down by the load
Effects of low oxygen/high alcohol. Well, of course it is
a scam! Look at the wording! Check out the weird typo! View…. “How
could you – you the arch-skeptic, science writer – how could you
maybe fell for it? It screams “SCAM”.
every line!” offered my not-so-likable wife. “What were you
Think?” “I wasn’t,” I said. Makes me feel stupider
The real K (of course!)
knew nothing about all these shenanigans, as she told me on the phone
this morning her email account was hacked. She assured me
she would change her address and password immediately, and Barry – a word to him
the wise – keep an eye out for future scammers! As if I need that
Advice. After all, I’m an experienced and intelligent online user, I would say
never fall for an amateur scammer, right?
Note to self:
Tequila and online solicitations don’t mix, okay? ok got it!