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One day, in a sunny day, I was riding a motorcycle on a highway. As a good rider, I used complete costume and equipment, like helmet, jacket, shoes, gloves, mask, and glasses (I add myself :D). I was thinking of something I forgot to bring. So, suddenly I stopped. When I was checking something in my backpack, a man who also rode a motorcycle approached me. He only wore a short and t-shirt. He didn’t bring anything, seemed one of people around. He asked me, “Excuse me.” “Yes” I replied. “Miss, would you lend me your money? I run out of gasoline. I want to go home, in Sidoarjo (out of the town, it takes about an hour drive)”. I felt so strange, but soon I gave him a sheet of money. He went to the nearest gas station and I followed him behind because I needed my change. After buying petrol, he asked me “Can I have your phone number? I should pay back your money”. He insisted and made an effort to see my eyes, while I hadn’t put off any of my equipment since the first time he greeted me. “No need bro, it’s for you”, I answered. You know, actually I was avoiding something like hypnotism.
Another day, I was at home. Suddenly someone was calling me. I received his call “Hello”. He said, “I’m Mr. LIAR (I named it myself :D) from Jakarta (The Capital City of Indonesia)”. He told me that I won a lottery from a distinguished Company. I realized that it’s just a deception. But patiently, I heard him talking. I’d like to know how he would deceive me. He asked my bank account number, I gave. He told me to go to ATM (Automated Teller Machine), I went. Then, he guided me to follow the steps to get my prize through ATM, I did. Until I read a warning (actually I forgot), maybe like this “The activities of your account number will be utterly diverted to the following number: . . . . . . . . . . . .” He told me to write the number he mentioned. I said, “Oh, yeah. Sorry, sir. I’m busy now. Thank you.” I heard a nervous voice saying “No, it hasn’t finished yet. Don’t close the phone!….Hello….…”, I cut the call. You know why I dared to follow him. It is because I had no money in my bank account at that time. :D
Last month, I was walking with my brother in a mall. Suddenly a woman approached me and greeted, “Hi miss, have you gotten this gift?”. I was surprised and replied “Oh! No, not yet. Where is this gift from?”. “Ok, miss, follow me first, I will explain in detail.” Then I was a little suspicious, even so I kept following her. I remembered the last time I should do then no one could hypnotize me. Not see her eyes directly, not make a touch, keep alert and dzikr in heart (recite a holy reading in Islam) are ways to avoid hypnotism. We were sitting and she was explaining to me with some notes and brochures. “Miss, if you want this gift, you have to take the lottery number. If the number is same with one of these numbers below (she showed another more expensive gifts on a brochure, electronic stuffs), you will get the more expensive gift, you can choose one of these, it’s free. But if you want another more expensive gift, you have to take the lottery number again with the same rule. But this time, you need to pay only 10% of the gift price, it’s just production cost”. Then, I tried to take the first lottery, (really I was just testing this, my curiosity :D). I got the number of the expensive gifts. Oh, I got the feeling that she set the lottery number. She kept explaining how I had to continue taking the lottery. I started to show that I was bored and needed to go in a hurry. She surrendered. To let you know, if I had received the expensive gift, I should have paid credits then :))
Well, I’m just thinking that kinds of those people are a bunch here, in my country. Actually, I take a pity on them. They do not find any better job, so they do that, even organized in a group. I know some of them are people who really need money for life. However, deception is not a good way to live. They should keep alert to the police, they would feel guilty like chased by ghost, kinds of nightmare. I hope those people will realize soon, walk on the right way, and get a better job.
I wonder how about the deception in your country. If you pleased to share here, I’ll be glad.
Thank you for reading.. :)
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