Filed under: Prank Busters, Urban Legends
The Fiddle File #7
Here we go with another madcap roundup of hoaxes, scams and damn fool idiocy making the rounds these days. Take heed. Some of these fiddles may soon be showing up on your computer, phone or even up close and personal. Check it out:
Washington State: I read the news today, oh boy. Fake article posted about son’s alleged suicide.
China: Do these eggs taste kind of funny to you? I mean, not funny ha-ha, funny yuck.
Vancouver BC: The on-line date you haven’t met yet has hit you up for $500,000 in loans. Talk about screwed without a kiss.
Washington DC: Sorry to hear you slipped on a banana peel. By the way, that’s a felony.
Louisiana: You jokingly yell to your sleeping friend that the car is on fire and about to explode. His panic reaction leads to a near-death experience.
Seattle: Surely nobody will be nervy enough to mess with this furniture and stuff we’ve put in our vacant for-sale house to make it attractive. Surely?
New York City: You’ve won the sweepstakes even though you didn’t enter. Pay an up-front fee and claim your prize.
San Francisco: Amazing as it may be, people are still falling for the “show your faith and share my fortune” scam.