Sunday, January 10, 2021

why scammers are successful

                                                                                             Author: anon
Image: Bad intentions are mirrored
to unsuspecting victims (here)
 
Homophones: double take
acts – things done 
ax – chopping tool  
complacent – self-satisfied 
complaisant – willing to please

one often wonders
why scammers are successful

they are overly confident
they easily get their way 
their Modus Operandi is time tested
their acts are simple and can be anticipated 
but yet victims are there for the asking

the scammers mirror bad intentions
by extolling the good side
of the half-eaten apple
that appeals to the victim's greed
they hide behind the ease of the social media
and ax their victims to pieces
who ended up parting with their hard-earned money
easily and happily

for the victims are naive and complacent of attitude
and scammers are complaisant in endeavours

weejars at MLMM's Double Take Saturday Mix
Carrie's at Sunday Muse #142

12 comments:

  1. It's sad so many fall for the scammers.

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  2. Sadly your words ring true! I like the powerful direction you went with the image Hank! Great and wise writing!!

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  3. So true, your ending 2 lines summs up the attraction adequately

    HAPPY SUNDAY. HAPPY NEW YEAR
    much✨love

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  4. That mirroring of bad intentions just hits perfectly with the image

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  5. The temptation of evil always lurks seeking new victims. sadly true...

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  6. Hank, this is brilliant ... one of my favorite Kaykualas!

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  7. The mirror of social media, pretty much don't like what I see of humanity there!

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  8. That scammers concentrate on the more vulnerable senior citizens who are naive and trusting speaks for the greedy unprincipled people they are. Your poem is spot on!

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  9. Good poem Hank I too was a victim of a scammer/scammers a few years back on my Iphone. I just ignored the phone calls and emails and blocked the offending phone numbers.
    Take care.
    Yvonne.

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  10. Scammers are such a heartless, vicious, greedy breed.

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  11. I like the mirror effect in this, and the last two lines sum it all up perfectly.

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