Good morning good people. I hope we all slept well?
I need to say this real quick. I've received a number of complaints from some of my blog readers that some people from this blog reach out to them and ask for money or favours and reference me or my blog.
Please if you want to go about begging people for money, kindly leave me out of it. If someone reaches out to you, most likely through your blogger ID and asks for financial assistance and says that I advised them to reach you (that has happened a couple of times; "Thelma said I should talk to you"), or mention that they know you from TTB and are also part of the family, please ignore them. I have never and most likely will never send someone to ask anyone on my blog for money. If there's a cause we need money for, I will ask directly.
Some days ago I received an email and this is an excerpt:
"The only reason I am forwarding this mail to you is because in recent times, some people have reached out for help, some anonymously but always referring to your blog . And after the help or confirm of acct credit I don't hear from them no more. Which can be confusing sometimes".
Guys, is this fair? This blog reader actually sends them money and once they receive it they lock up. Isn't it obvious that some people are up to no good?
Obviously I don't know who these people are, when I started blogging a lot of strange people were asking me for money all the time and eventually I realized that I was going to go broke helping all these people I didn't know, most of whom disappeared once they got the cash. So I stopped. I decided that if I had so much spare cash there are people in my life who also needed help.
Also, we all have different beliefs, I don't mean to be superstitious but I like to be careful. Some of these "beggars" who claim to come from me/my blog, also ask for (used) clothes. Please people be careful who you give your used belongings to, especially your clothes. I'm not asking that you become tight fisted individuals, I'm only saying that there are some things you should be careful about giving out to strangers.
I understand that there are people facing terrible issues and in dire need of financial assistance, but I also know that there are some very dishonest people lurking around, looking for kindhearted people to take advantage of. I cannot stop anyone from going about asking for money and making mention of me, but I can at least warn you to be careful before you make that cash transfer.
And I also want to expressly make it known that I have nothing at all to do with any of it.
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