The headline says it all!!!
And to rub salt into the wound, it was my own stupid fault.
Back in mid August [the 12th to be precise] I foolishly offered my help to a supposed Affiliate Marketer who claimed he was unable to get back into his own FB account.
At the time I was going through some FB groups to connect with other affiliates in an effort to promote my own FB Group – “Escape The Overwhelm” – and build up my list.
I really should have sparked that he was not genuine, but I had my “I’ll help anyone…” head on at the time and not really concentrating as much as I should have been.
In his defence, he only wanted £200 [to buy food] and that he would release my FB account if I paid up.
He obviously didn’t know me!
Despite the blood, sweat & tears that went into making my lists and the FB group itself, there was no way I was ever going to give in to a ransom demand from this pond-life scrote.
After about 50 emails between us, I’d got him down t0 £10. I figured that would be worth spending to engineer some kind of paper audit trail to track him.
Thing is, I’m a Scorpio. There would always be a sting in the tail and I never forget.
My last message to this low-life was:
“Take my tenner, go buy some food or whatever with it . . . or don’t ‘cos I’m fed up with your sstupid, infantile games. Which translates as, Last Chance Saloon, matey. Go get a life and stay out of mine!”
His eventual reply was:
“So you don’t want your FB back then?”
So that was it!
And do you know what … I would’ve given him a few squid for food if he’d asked [politely].
Never mind, water under the bridge and any other cliches you can think of.
All I have to do now is start again and learn from my mistakes. I know that “Escape The Overwhelm 2” will be all the better for a re-write.
Many thanks for reading this far – I did hear a few snores in the background.