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Friday, September 19, 2014

Ridesharing Drivers tip on scammers during Holiday Season

Business Card scam artist used to extort ridesharing driver

Are you a ridesharing driver? With the upcoming holiday season coming up, beware of scammers trying to use deceptive tricks to extort you.

A ridesharing driver got ripped off by a man posing as an Italian manager/director for Armani. This trickster claimed that he just came from a fashion convention and couldn't take these top-quality Armani jackets with him on the plane back to Italia. A true weasle at work.

This Italian poser, like others going around ripping people off in parking lots, use deceptive tactics to entrap good people. Don't be gullible. If it's too good to be true, then it's false.

This Italian loser, which the business card lists as Antonio M., slipped when he received a gift of $150 for the three jackets. He asked the driver's name and then shared his name was Giovanni. On the business card, he goes by the name of Antonio M.

These business cards are fake, and can be purchased for cheap. A good business card from a well-known executive working for a top company won't be flimsy and cheap looking. The ridesharing drivers tried to help this man. However, this good-for-nothing impostor dressed in what he said was a high-quality Italian suit and a $400 tie, scammed him good. He laughed this off to avoid frustration.

Beware of these scammers approaching people in parking lots with their lies and deceptions. They won't attempt to sell you their fake goods, instead these criminals will use a gift as a way to get your money. You can push these criminals away all you want, but they will keep pushing back.

If these posers attempt to force their items into your vehicles, tell them to remove them right away or you will call the police. They have no right to touch your property. Their fake Italian jackets are not even worth a buck. They are an insult to Italian leather. This driver wants to burn these jackets, but the fumes would probably cause a toxic cloud of smoke.

Never trust a person in a parking lot. Don't let your guard down for a second. If these people have to approach you in a parking lot, they are up to no good. Unfortunately, the local police are not doing anything about these extortionists. This scam artist was reported, but the police didn't take down any facts. If you have the means to do so, take down license plate numbers, vehicle make and model, and then report these criminals to the proper authorities.

This ridesharing driver gave this Italian poser $150 of their hard earnings at a time when they struggled to make ends meet. To this day, they have no clue why they showed compassion for a thief. It is more like the jacket thief disgracing the Armani brand. These EA Collection duds are worthless.

Ridesharing drivers are usually out and about. This holiday season will motivate no good criminals to come out of the woodworks and prey on vulnerable, gullible people. These scammers have no shame; they will show their face on cameras in stores. What these scammers are doing is most likely illegal.

The next time a scammer approaches your family and/or you, tell them you are not interested. If they continue to persist, tell them that you're not interested and you will call the police if they don't leave you alone. You have to let these losers know you mean business.

Don't give money as a gift to accept their junk. Don't buy anything. Don't believe in their fabricated stories. They are not from Italy. Their suits are probably cheap knockoffs. Their Italian accents are fake. These are frauds who want your money. These Italian leather jackets are worth a penny, nothing more.

We are begging you to not fall into this trap. It will happen to someone you know, so inform them now. Protect your money. Keep on guard, because these people will approach you. They will share their make-believe stories to scam you.

To top this story off, this fake Italian scammer kept asking the driver to purchase him a laptop at Best Buy. He said to charge this computer, like it's that easy to make this purchase. Why would he want to purchase a computer for a stranger? The Italian scammer kept saying he loves Americans. What a fraud!

Fortunately, the driver declined him on his computer request and knew by then he was a scam artist. There's no way a stranger will request another individual to purchase them an expensive computer. It raises red flags!

Fake foreigners will use that "We love Americans" to trick Americans. It is a common ploy to win trust and acceptance, and then go in for the kill. The ridesharing driver paid $150 for a good story that can warn good people to be careful and help them save money. It may have made his Christmas a disaster, but it is well worth the life lesson to prevent others from making this same mistake.

Don't fall for this scam, or even those emails requesting you to deposit millions into your bank account. Do these criminals actually have a brain? How in the world can a person with little funds in their bank all of sudden going to accept millions? Sure, there is no money to deposit and their main intent is to gain access to your bank account.

Why would any person want to draw attention to their account? Don't they know a large amount of money funneling into their account is periodically reviewed and would create immediate problems under the Patriot Act of 2001? Send these emails to spam. Better yet, delete them.

Whether you are confronted in person or on the Internet, don't fall for any evil schemes. These people are part of a billion dollar industry of scamming people. Identify theft has become a severe problem in the Information Age, especially with hackers gaining access to sensitive files on computers.

Remember our ridesharing driver tip. Don't trust these scammers who approach you in parking lots. Avoid them at all cost. This advice goes for ridesharing riders, as well. Stay alert and be careful.