[elky] Re: Autotrader Scam

  • From: "Mary McCarthy" <printces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 08:56:50 -0700

Well, here's my country wisdom (for what that is worth).  You are coming from 
The City.  The locals think you are an easy mark.  They will give you that, 'we 
all help each other out here' speech as they try to pick your pocket.  Listen 
for the phrase 'that's how we do things here" and be wary.  Most are good 
people, but there are a few (just like in the city) who will take what you have 
if you're dumb enough to let them.  

On the plus side, they are scared silly of lawyers and will run for cover. 

And get a big dog.  

  Like you said, I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. I like to 
assume the best in people first. I don't assume anyone is a thief, until they 
steal from me.
      On the other hand, this theory could be flawed, because by that time the 
damage could be great. 
      So .......... do I welcome strangers into my home with open arms, or do I 
greet them on the porch with a shotgun in my hands. A true dilemma. 
      When I move south I suppose I will be subconsciously  bringing my NY 
suspicious mind. We will know no one, and how will I know if my new neighbor 
that knocks on my door has come to welcome us or case my home? 
          Well, I think I will have to reason out some happy middle ground.  
Trust is earned in my book.

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