Scam me not …

“And the crooks? Underhanded sneaks they are,
inventive in sin and scandal,
Exploiting the poor with scams and lies…”  Isaiah 32:7,8a

Years ago my late husband and I traveled across the U.S. in a motor home. When Glen developed rheumatoid arthritis, he could no longer drive the rig so we sold it. A couple years later, I began to look for a Class B—the oversized van-type of an RV.

The other day, I was perusing Craig’s list for Class B RV’s to see what is out there and ran across a smoking deal for a Class A—the big flat-faced RV—that caught my attention. Curiosity got to me, and I wrote the owner to get more information. He quickly answered with very broad facts and gorgeous pictures. My antennae went up and realized I was dealing with a scam—the type in which you pay before shipment and after receiving delivery, if you don’t like it, you can get your money back from E-Bay.

The time it takes for a crook to try to make money off gullible people could better be used to get an honest job and make a living. In frustration, I copied an article from a scam awareness website in which the information was nearly the same as in the ad I read and sent it to the underhanded sneak.

Lord, awaken the spirit within those who try to con someone to allow him or her to turn away from evil ways. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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