The primary crime being committed here is that law enforcement resources are
being diverted to help extraordinarily stupid or naive victims. Anyone dumb
enough to fall for this scam deserves to have their money taken.
Who buys a $5,000 diamond in a parking lot?
I'm going to guess this person is in the country illegally. People who
comitting crimes usually have a history of committing crimes. Typically once a
criminals, always a criminal.
Anybody who has that much money in their bank account should know how hard that
money was to save. They should also know that money goes faster then it comes so
why loan it to a stranger without having the merchandise examined first. I
don't get it. If it was a couple hundred then fine, but $5,000?? I would
have the diamonds examined first, and when the woman refuses to let me do that I
know it is a scam. It is not that hard.
It's hard to believe that these women found such gullible people with
thousands of dollars sitting around willing to just hand it over for a diamond
without verifying it's value! I wonder how many times they were turned
away before finding someone who believed them. Sad that people like them only
make it harder for the truly needy to be helped. I've been taken by
someone in a parking lot asking for gas money ($5), but $5000 is something else!
oh i agree with callme on this one. do you honestly not believe that a pawn shop
wouldnt give you a better deal then a perfect stranger?? for two diamond rings i
would be willing to guess that they could of gotten 7k to 9k for them the pawn
shop still would have made 3 to 5k profit. the people who got taken
advantage of didnt use the brains god gave them. they were greed and got what
they deserved. and if it was a family member i would be saddened. but still have
the same stance.
Amazing. To stupid for words.
if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.
Despite claims, NOBODY deserves to be taken advantage of. It's more than
just unfortunate that trust is so easily thrown away. I want to be able to have
faith in everyone I deal with but, because I have been used or know of others
who have experienced the same or similar adversities, I know I can't. Not
that I don't want to, only that I can't afford to. 5 grand is a HARD
lesson to learn. It is truly a travesty to see cunning criminals try so hard to
ply their wiles against the innocent.
I don't even accept offers of fresh-made tamales in parking lots (food
handler's permit???). It's sad what happened to these women (and so
far, haven't all the victims been women?), but seriously, what happened to
Why are we making a big deal out of this? Where's the compassion? These are
our sisters. We love them. They are our neighbors and friends. Let's keep
families together. Forgive and forget.