I’ve always been one for putting a bit away. Even when I was a kid I was always squirreling money away, you know, for rainy days.
When I took early retirement I had the time, so I really got into investments; checking out shares, you know, keeping up with the latest developments. I felt like I was becoming a pretty shrewd investor.
Then one day I get this unexpected phone call from a man called Steve, said he was a hedge fund manager and had a great tip for me. Some great shares at a bargain price. Guaranteed to shoot up in value.
He knew exactly what to say and even when I said I didn’t believe him, he was saying things like ‘well it is an unbelievable opportunity’ and ‘that’s how the smart investors make the big money; it was all very convincing.
Of course, it was a scam and I lost a lot of money; course it was. I felt like such a fool.
My family think I’m nuts for falling for it. Maybe I am.
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