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First off, thank you for everyone who talked to me today. I was super busy but it was so nice to learn from everyone I talked to. I kinda stumbled in on this super short notice and I appreciate everyone who has answered the questions I’ve asked them. So I found out a little about scams today and how people are saying they’ll pay you $5,000 to be their sugar baby and then try and take money from you once they get your information. I totally didn’t know about this and I thank those of you who talked to me about it today.

But at the same time, I don’t think the scammers understand how horrible it is to do this to someone. Like $5,000 could literally do so much.

I could pay off my credit card, pay my phone bill for two months, pay back every single person I borrowed money from (EVER), pay my sister rent and still I would have enough to buy groceries and have ALL of my stuff shipped up from where I moved. $5,000 could literally be a life saver and you have people out there who are saying they’ll pay it and then scamming people. That’s just so cruel.

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So today some random number calls me. I pick up and I hear a young woman (Maybe a teenager?) Fake crying on the phone. It freaked me out then she hung up. I tried to call back but it said the number was from another country and couldn’t reach the number.

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Hey Tumblr @staff​..you got a minute? I got a question..

Why is there a sudden influx of spam followers to my account? I would get maybe one or two spam followers every few days, and I always block them if noticed..but I just received about 40 fake followers in a matter of hours.  😳

And “they” (the bots) even leave generic comments on posts now. I noticed months ago.

The bots have evolved..(salute).

A year ago, porn/nudity content/blogs were effortlessly filtered and removed overnight (yes, I know the motive behind it), but when it comes to spam, phishing, and scam bots, why aren’t noticeable adjustments being made to prevent it from infiltrating the platform? If anything, there seems to be regression occurring. I know that fake accounts often add to site traffic, but nah.. These spam accounts need to be quarantined, too.

(just noticed that I have 121 drafts 🤦🏻‍♂️. I’m buggin)


I know that right now, you’re likely working from home, given the circumstances, so you’re like “not now, chill”.. but I also know that deep down, you feel me, @staff​.

And thank you for Dark Mode, but..

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***IMPORTANT PLEASE READ***
Scam of the Week: Exploiting the Coronavirus: Watch out for These Scams!

The bad guys are preying on fear and sending all sorts of scams related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Below are some examples of the types of scams you should be on the lookout for:

  1. Emails that appear to be from organizations such as the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), or the WHO (World Health Organization). The scammers have crafted emails that appear to come from these sources, but they actually contain malicious phishing links or dangerous attachments.
  2. Emails that ask for charity donations for studies, doctors, or victims that have been affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Scammers often create fake charity emails after global phenomenon’s occur, like     natural disasters, or health scares like the COVID-19.
  3. Emails that claim to have a “new” or “updated” list of cases of Coronavirus in your area. These emails could contain dangerous links and information designed to scare you into clicking on the link.

Remain cautious! And always remember the following to protect yourself from scams like this:

  • Never click on links or download attachments from an email that you weren’t expecting.
  • If you receive a suspicious email that appears to come from an official organization such as the WHO or CDC, report the email to the official organization through their website.
  • If you want to make a charity donation, go to the charity website of your choice to submit your payment. Type the charity’s web address in your browser instead of clicking on any links in emails, or other messages.

Please be diligent!

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I got scammed on Etsy…

I bought a pdf file for a vintage paperdoll and the picture are basically little low resolution thumbnails, probably previews from someone else’s item listing. Also, it’s only a few cloths with no doll.

I wrote a 1 star reveiw and a snarky comment, but I felt bad and I wrote a more sugar coated version of it.

Part of me feels bad for the seller, but part of me wants to warn the possible buyers this is a scam. 

Be careful with instant downloads, it’s not the first time I pay for low quality picture found on Pinterest.

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