Saturday, 26 April 2014

Visitor

He always borrowed music from friends. Somebody told him about pirated music websites. Ah, paradise. While he searched hungrily for songs that he always wanted, a message on right side popped up. ‘Congratulations, You are Visitor No. 99,99,999. You Won. Just click on this message to claim your prize’. He couldn’t believe his luck. Quickly, he clicked on the link that took him to a new site which lured him into sending cash prize of one crore rupees after he filled his bank details. He did. What he didn’t know was that he would remember his foolishness for a lifetime.




This post is written as a part of April A to Z Challenge 2014 under Non-Themed category. I am doing two posts for this Challenge and Themed posts can be found here.


26 comments:

  1. The online temptation keep hounding us. Moral of the lesson: Never steal someone's hard work and get swayed by cash prizes. I keep getting them on mail..hehe. Nice talk, Jyotsna:) I like the direct and one-to-one tone used and it's a heart felt chat with your readers:)

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    1. Oh yes.. the mails.. how can we forget them. Yep piracy kills a lot of people's hard work. Thanks Vishal. Glad you liked this one :)

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  2. This is a harsh reality. Such ridiculous ads must be banned. There is another one also circulating'You have won a prize. Claim. This is not a joke'.

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    1. Yes, Usha Ma'am. I know that ad, I have seen it.

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  3. This is good, Jyotsna. Yes, he wouldn't forget it for a lifetime. I wonder how people fall for it despite repeated warnings,reminders and stories being circulated. I guess greed has no eyes, then !

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    1. A lot of vulnerable people around I guess. But you nailed it. Greed does not have eyes.

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  4. Haha I have often wondered if people do actually ever fall for that

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    1. Lets hope nobody falls for such scams ever !!

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  5. hehehe if the spam messages I got were real, I would have bought the White House.

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  6. Oh, yes a big lesson that will last a lifetime. I am amazed that people actually do get lured by such gimmicks and advertisements!!

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    1. Uneducated and greedy. That's the only way they can fall for such scams I guess.

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  7. Apt topic to write abt! Phishing, ransomware, spam mails- most r xposed to these in India & indeed the world! Keep it up! :)
    Hey Jyotsna, U've won Sunshine Blog Award from me! Many congrats! Plz do visit this link: http://amritasabat.blogspot.in/2014/04/w-won-sunshine-blog-award-thanks-namrata.html
    :D

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    1. Hey Amrita. Thank you so so much for the award. Accepting it for sure :)

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  8. I panic when I see such messages... Given that my mouse sometimes clicks without my permission, I am really scared.. *got to replace this faulty mouse* :)

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  9. the newbies always get trapped. I am more scared of the popups that come up while downloading. I got so much spam and malware installed!!

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    1. Yes... all the spam and malware.. my Antivirus has to work overtime :P

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  10. I have to keep warning my father-in-law not to fall prey to these scams! Scary stuff!

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  11. That is why I always tell you, don't fall prey to piracy :p

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    1. Thanks for the warning Amrit. What would I have done without you :P

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  12. lol good one :) piracy to prey...!

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