Do not buy anything you see advertised on Facebook. They are almost always misleading or out right scams. I think out of several things I purchased only 1 was what it was advertised to be. That was a router bit and I probably could have got it cheaper somewhere else.
A couple examples, a digital watch that showed many watch faces and other features. The watch I got only had 3 or 4 analog type faces and did almost nothing that was shown in the add.
Walabot is advertising heavily right now. It only works on very few phones and the App for it is only available on the German Google play store.. Did not work for me.
This summer I saw an add for a small trailer which was 1/3 the price it sales for online. Too good to be true, I ordered 1 and a week later the website was gone. Unlike many of these they sent an email confirming the order and gave every impression they were filling the order.
Solar adds claiming there are government programs that will pay for your solar system. Pure bull shit. Every solar program I have looked into would cost me more than what my averaged electric bill is.
Sticks and boxes that will give you faster internet or hundreds of TV channels with some wonderful product. One of which was a wifi extension that I had seen on Amazon for 1/3 the price it was advertised by someone else on Facebook. Yes you can get lots of digital channels with a device called an antenna. I got rid of expensive cable and dish years ago. I bought an omnidirectional antenna from Amazon that is amplified and I get over 60 digital channels plus all their sub channels on my TV for free. None of these little sticks that go on your TV will work worth a damn don’t waste your money on them.
Messenger scams, I had someone contact me using the name of my Congress man and say he had a government program to help people struggling with their bills that would pay off my house and credit cards. Three different people claiming to work for the government but would not tell me the program or branch of government, it was secret and I was not to tell anyone. They talked to me about this but then wanted me to send money to a private address for “processing fees”. The more I talked to them the more I was convinced it was a scam. Especially when they tried to tell me the FedEx truck bringing me money was involved in a wreck, even sent me photos of it and my money would be delayed. About then the messenger account started showing it was coming from Nigeria..
So my advice is not to buy Anything though a Facebook ads or messenger. Only buy from reputable companies like Amazon or Walmart.
She contacted me using the user name Daisy Wheel on true.com and has been seen on many other singles sites using many names. We started writing in April 06 Using the name Nadezhda Lekomtsewa email@example.com, claimed she was a gynecologist for the Ministry of Health in a small village of Petrovka near Taganrog.
After writing me for months she pulled the scam; she has 3 weeks of vacation because they are remodeling the clinic (said she uses a computer in the accounting department to email me) and has gotten her visa (sent the photo above of it), she wants to pay her way because I’m suspicious, but it cost her a lot of money to get her visa and then someone broke all the windows out of her place, so she and her best friend Elena had pawned all their jewelry and still needs $230 and must have it in 3 days or she will lose the money she put down on the ticket. Sent me the flight information, I tracked the flights as valid flights back to were Areoflot got her to Canada. I did that, and not wanting her to worry about her jewelry sent a couple hundred more unasked so she could get her jewelry back..
Said she was thrilled and her friend Elena was sending me a small gift with her to thank me. This is just a small part of what she wrote when I sent her the money, she always wrote very long letters, was very sweet. “I have received your help! Many thanks for everything what you have made for me. I very much grateful to you. Now in my heart all is quiet. I am very glad, that you have helped me. Now I will prepare for departure. I’m so happy that my dream comes true. You have trusted me and not in vain. You are a best. I till now cannot understand, how American ladies could miss such a treasure. When I will be with you, I will show to all American ladies how necessary to love and how Russian girl able to love. You have the kindest and attentive heart. Thanks for your help! I am so happy! I am happy every day, but now to my happiness the was added absolute confidence, that I will meet you! And it simply a fantastic. I’m in a fairy tale that already turns to a reality! First you brightened my life and made me feel loved, now you have helped me! And when we will meet you will understand that my gratitude for everything that you already did for me is much greater than I could express by the words! I will arrive to you on July, 13. Please my dear, do not mix and do not forget! I do not want to stay at the airport in loneliness. July, 13. at 6:34 am (your time) Phoenix (PHX) flight 8353 US Airways. I have returned my jewelry! I will never forget what you have made it for me! And Elena could not believe when I have brought to her her earrings!!!”
Claimed it took several days to get to Moscow from Taganrog, told me about the train trip. When she got to Moscow she said she needed $500 because they would not let her leave with out having enough money to support herself here and would give it all back to me when she got here.
After I sent her the money the next day she told me she was in an accident and would be in the hospital for two week and then would come. Sent another message a couple days later to please keep writing she needed me to keep her spirits up. Haven’t heard from her since, that was 13 July 06.
She told me she turned 30 July 15th, we were planning a big day for her birthday.. I have two tickets to the zoo which the told me she had never seen one and have no one to go with now.. Nadezhda sent me many pictures, one of her holding a sign that says I miss you Scott and something in Russian that she told me says kiss you tenderly, when she claimed she had not heard from me in two weeks in June. From that I think she is a real person. Extremely convincing liar..,
Usually I’m a pretty good BS detector but she’s the best liar (if it is a she, there are several people using these photos I’m sure) I’ve ever ran across. I have many long personal letters from her, she answered most of my questions. Told me she didn’t like Russian men because they drank too much and the only boyfriend she’s had got drunk and beat her. Both her parents are deceased, told me details, she has no family and no reason to stay in Russia. I could go on and on about all the stuff she told me to convince me I could trust her and she had feelings for me, but won’t. I have a lot more photos of her, she sent one with nearly every email she sent me.
Note they will make you sign up for a Snapfish account before they will allow you to see the Photos. There are 42 pictures.
Browsing the www.anti-scam.org site I’ve seen her photos, some the same as what she sent me, some different, under MANY names along with a red headed friend Elena Presnyacowa, she claimed they work together as doctors at the clinic in Petrovka and sent me a picture of them in an office, Also sent me a photo of herself with a friend Irina a blond, have not found her on the site yet. Also a photo with her and her mother, I’ve seen another photo with a different woman I’m sure she claimed was her mother to the guy she was writing. Boy do I feel dumb.
There are a few more photos I’ve seen that might be her with different makeup and her hair done differently. Her picture is being used under all these names and very likely more.
Here are some of her known aliases and e-mail addresses: Nadezhda Lekomtsewa, Daisywheel, Elena Sergeeva, Olga Shalagina, tatyana06, Marina Serebrykova, Ivanoanastasiya, Anastasiya, anastasiya78, Riyna Rogova , Anna, Anutik, Galina, zaika, Anastasiya, Detka222, Aleksandra Portichina, Irina Latypova, Ellenka, Galina11, tulip1976, Anuta Seergeeva, Rainbow1976, Ludmila, ludmila441, Larisa, Larisalove, Tanya Svinina, Tatyana, Lariko,Nadezhda Lewkomtsewa
I got this after I told them I knew about them, and I was going to organize all the people they have scammed and take revenge on them:
Nadezhda firstname.lastname@example.org Fri, 25 Aug 2006 09:08:20 +0630
Hello probably you dig far.
But it is not good, you do not understand all situation.
I shall consist in a corrupt Mafia here again many people with which to you are involved better to not deal.
The more you find out, the worse for you and those who too wants to be allocated. We shall not suffer your tricks!!!!!!!
We know your address and to us will not make special work to remove you. We simply inform your given to our friends in your city and tomorrow can’t to you already is find your relatives, to you it is not necessary?????
Question only in it!!!!!!!!!!
If you were bothered with your pity life we simply shall help you to leave her. All this is done elementary so choice to do to you.
Yes, I the girl but on you small insects, I lift economy of Moscow. Ha-Ha/
We simply shall not suffer that the pity insect got in the way.
Think you not the hero of the insurgent which climbs in fire and survives. You the simple inhabitant of the city who should not interfere with a politics of other states.