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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Comment by Onee-chan on June 15, 2015 at 13:17

noaslpls,,

I do appreciate your advice, sis...:) Thank you very much. I'll keep that in mind of course. I will not outsmart them anymore if I could just ignore it. Actually, I know it's only wasting our time. I wish we will never get trapped by them. 

I'm so glad you're here. Thank you for dropping by. :))


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Comment by Onee-chan on June 15, 2015 at 13:09

Mishaikh,, 

:)) Thank you for your care, brother. I'll keep that in mind, hehe. I just did it once, no next time. At that time, in a mall, there's still my younger brother. Yes, that's why I always keep alert to them. Furthermore, I rarely talk to a strange people, especially they who look suspicious.

Woww, you scolded them?? I imagine that you looked so cool there. You're a courageous man. :)

So sorry for that. It's terrible if I was in that condition. Their trick is obviously unpredictable sometimes. It's the luck of you and your brother then, you could cope with it soon. Here, one could clap our shoulder, that time we might be hypnotized. My friend was ever trapped by a deceiver by holding on one's money. That's why I always beware of that ..

I wish you and your brother could overcome anything happen like this. I will really keep your advice in mind. Thank you for your care, I do appreciate it.

Again, thank you so much for dropping by. I'm very pleased. :)


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Comment by noaslpls on June 15, 2015 at 2:19

Unfortunately this thing is more common nowadays. These tricksters will use all kind of method to cheat people. My advice to you is not to try to outsmart them. They are very slick and likely you will be cheated at the end of the day. Just be careful always.

Comment by Mishaikh on June 14, 2015 at 17:24

Oh Onee, you did go too far, whereas you should ignore them in the first place.  They are very experienced in their dirty business.  You know how much you talk with them there are more chances to be cheated.  Whenever I come across with these people I badly scold them they way they start to talk.

This can never be advisable to talk with them even to trick them to realize their mistake, still there are chances for us to be cheated, definitely.

Once I was standing at the cash counter of my brother's shop, a very old couple came to buy a thing, and give me a big not, to which returned them the change, when I was handing over the change to the old lady, the husband at the same time pointed out to another thing and asked the price, which told them.  It took 2-3 seconds. Then the lady very politely told me that I returned her the less change.  I was shocked one note was missing from her hand.  I was going to start an argument, my brother stopped me and asked me to give them the missing note (again).

So you see the magic they did to me, within two or three seconds the lady slipped the note into her hiding place, which I could not see.  Such things happened a number of times sometimes with me sometimes with my brother.

So be careful!


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Comment by Onee-chan on June 14, 2015 at 17:09

Thanks for your response, bro arif.

I don't know how the way they find my number. I just don't think they got from my friends, because I'm not the only one victim. Maybe hacker or statistic science. But, yes, we should be careful to share our number to public.. Thank you for your notice. I'm pleased to read your comment. 

It's too much for me, bro. Thank you for encouraging me. It's precious. :)

Comment by arif saeed on June 14, 2015 at 16:46
Well, sister,
It's really incredible! As Indonesia is one of the most populous country, so how is it possible for a cheater in your country to get the right number by dialing random number :). Maybe he must have dialled thousands numbers to get the right one :) Nevertheless, we noted it as a useful advice. Keep writing. You are incredibly talented writer!

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Comment by Onee-chan on June 14, 2015 at 15:38

Brother arif,,

Many thanks for your nice appreciation. I'm so happy. :)

I guess, they call the number by random. But actually, I forgot whether he knew my name or not at the first time we talked. hehe. 

Ohh! Thank you for your information. It's valuable. It can reach all people then. He was lucky for only giving 100 rupees to them. Almost everyday, nowadays, I receive that kind of message and usually just ignore it. I suspect that the balance would be reduced as you told me, but I don't know how it could happen. I've just known it from you that it's true. 

You're right, brother. Neither the rich nor poor could do that because of the impurity heart, I guess.

I'm very pleased with your comment. Thank you for stopping by. :)

Comment by arif saeed on June 14, 2015 at 13:25
Sister chan
Well organized paragraphs in a narrative speech made this blog a mind catchy. However, a discrepancy in it I found is that when you didn't give him your cell no how he called you on your cell no. :s anyway

In my country, a case I heard from my friend who receive a message from unknown no to call back on that. As soon as he called him back all balance was transfered to that person. He, then, has no balance at his account. He thanked God that he recharged only 100 rupees at that.

Besides this, the rich are also busy in looting the poor in different ways. In short, neither the rich nor the poor are safe from devil, except those who are content with what they have.

Thank you sis for sharing your experience. I really feel glad :)

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Comment by Onee-chan on June 14, 2015 at 1:23

Estanis,,

I wish I could, lol. When I'm riding for a bit long journey, I will use complete equipment. I even wear a big jacket, so I look like a boy, though my shoes still look girly. :D. 

Oh, what a sad world then! We are facing a big problem if we can't deal with it. It's fortunately we are aware of it. Though some people get trapped, too.

Yes, Estanis. They usually have a strange appearance, if we could notice that. So, if we bring a backpack, we should be more careful, right? I imagine you looked so cool when ignoring them like that. lol

Thank you for sharing. I really feel glad. :)


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Comment by Onee-chan on June 14, 2015 at 0:49

Cameeel,,

I'm so glad you come back again. :)

I see. So, we should unite to defeat them. I mean we should have various of ways to face them, how we wouldn't get trapped by them. It worries me if they are increasing, Camel..:|

Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting. I like it. :)

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