Girl asking for gas money at the gas ...

Girl asking for gas money at the gas stations

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Joe

Murfreesboro, TN

#1 Feb 11, 2010
I was approached by a girl at the Murphy station who asked if I had two or three dollars that she could have for gas to get home to her family. Being kind hearted, I gave her money, went in to pay for my gas and she got in her car without getting gas and drove off. I watched her as she pulled into the Exxon across the street. I drove over to the auto parts store and watched her approach another man, he also gave her money. She sat in her car until he drove off, another car pulled in and she repeated the scam. I watched her do this 3 more times. Three days later, she was sitting in the same spot at Murphy doing the same thing. I just wanted everyone to know its a scam, do not give your hard earned money to this scam. Its sad because there are people that may really need help but this will be in my mind when asked again.
what

Dickson, TN

#2 Feb 11, 2010
what did this girl look like?? i honestly would haven given money also. need more info on who to look out for
political man

Lenoir City, TN

#3 Feb 11, 2010
there's a kisha cantrell that does that i seen her do it at the bp at the tracks by the sonic and another guy was there said she was the same girl that he seen acouple of days before doing it she's a rip
John

Pall Mall, TN

#4 Feb 11, 2010
theres an easy way to see if this is a scam while also trying to do the right thing. next time someone asks you for money to buy gas tell them to bring their car around to the pump and you will pump if for them. then if they say they cant do that or no thANKS, then its a scam. God loveth a cheerful giver but he also loveth a good steward of the money he allows us to earn.
Bless you

Maryville, TN

#5 Feb 11, 2010
Please do not let this person deter you from helping another. I would honestly contact the authorities next time I seen her if I were you. This has always bothered me so much! People taking advantage of kind hearts. Kind hearted people are rare in this world & need to be protected from people like this. I know myself all too well that without the kindness of others, my family would never have made it. I have a terminally ill child & because of this, had to leave my job to care for my child. I have had so much hardship in the past & struggle horribly. I was always ashamed to ask for help if I needed it & still am but I was forced to ask for help a couple of years ago. My child must go out of state for care often & our vehicle isn't dependable or wheelchair accessible & she can't fly. Finally after months of searching for a specialist for my child's disease, I was able to get her into a specialist that never takes on new patients. In order for him to see her, we had to have her 10 hours away by the next day because he was leaving to go oversees & it would be over 8 months before we could get another appointment. Problem is we had no transportation. Somehow, when we needed help, someone like you were there & offered to take her. I didn't know this person when they called me. They heard our need from someone else. I was amazed that a total stranger would care so much. I will never forget that & will be grateful until my dying day. I hope you know that there are people who truly & deeply appreciate people like you with kind hearts. It really made a difference in my life knowing that someone out there cared enough about us to help :) God bless you!
Honest

Schaumburg, IL

#6 Feb 11, 2010
I agree with John. Unfortunately these people take advantage of the hard working people but then they make it hard to know and to trust when someone really needs help. Like John said, offer to fill their car up for them, get them lunch or go pay a bill for them and see what their reaction is. If they really need help with gas they will gladly pull their car to the pump. And if you see this happen several times by the same person then by all means contact the police. Put a stop to it for good. To Bless You, I know where you are coming from and I hope and pray that God takes care of your needs too.
wondering

London, KY

#7 Feb 11, 2010
does any one know nicole polson i think she worked at waffle king?
Carson Bryant

Knoxville, TN

#8 Feb 11, 2010
Joe wrote:
I was approached by a girl at the Murphy station who asked if I had two or three dollars that she could have for gas to get home to her family. Being kind hearted, I gave her money, went in to pay for my gas and she got in her car without getting gas and drove off. I watched her as she pulled into the Exxon across the street. I drove over to the auto parts store and watched her approach another man, he also gave her money. She sat in her car until he drove off, another car pulled in and she repeated the scam. I watched her do this 3 more times. Three days later, she was sitting in the same spot at Murphy doing the same thing. I just wanted everyone to know its a scam, do not give your hard earned money to this scam. Its sad because there are people that may really need help but this will be in my mind when asked again.
Was this girl about 5 ft. 3 in. about 110 pounds with dark hair? If so she is my cousin and she does it all the time. Nothin but a dope head!
Bless you

Maryville, TN

#9 Feb 11, 2010
Honest wrote:
I agree with John. Unfortunately these people take advantage of the hard working people but then they make it hard to know and to trust when someone really needs help. Like John said, offer to fill their car up for them, get them lunch or go pay a bill for them and see what their reaction is. If they really need help with gas they will gladly pull their car to the pump. And if you see this happen several times by the same person then by all means contact the police. Put a stop to it for good. To Bless You, I know where you are coming from and I hope and pray that God takes care of your needs too.
Thank you :) He has certainly blessed us! I do agree with all of you though. If I was in need, I would honestly rather be offered my need rather than money. That way both, the people know that my intentions is true & anyone in need but ashamed to ask would feel much more comfortable with that rather than being handed money, in my opinion anyway. I don't mean to seem judgemental. This lady may very well be in need however people need to be aware that there are scams. Not only does this hurt the people who are willing to help, but also the people that are in true need. If they needed gas & you offered to fill their car yet they refuse, you can almost guarantee that it is a scam. Especially if you watched them continue at other stations. This is why people are so hesitant to help others anymore. God bless you for having such a big heart & please report this if you see it again. Kindness should never be taken advantage of. Thanks for caring for others :)
sad

Murfreesboro, TN

#10 Feb 12, 2010
i think she need to be set up and some how put in jail
good hearted

Knoxville, TN

#11 Feb 13, 2010
i'm a good goodhearted person and anyone that knows me will tell you that i would help anyone in need if they really needed it i got took by a guy and this girlfriend they gave me a sad story that he needed to go to nashville to see a doctor and said he didn't have the gas money to get there and back he ask me if he could borrow 150 bucks to get there and back it was on a thurday night and told me he would have to stay in nashville till monday and said he would pay me back when he got back so come to find out he had lied to me he never did have to go to nashville but you know i'm glad god isn't going to pass judgement on me for scamming and i still would help other but will be more careful from now on.
Someone

United States

#12 Feb 13, 2010
I know kisha cantrell and she dose stuff like is all the time she even takes from her son.
Tookie

United States

#13 Feb 13, 2010
my husband let a man, one of his buddy's and his g/f spend the night a few years ago, it was wintertime, cold and wet, we felt sorry for them. they left in the middle of the night to go to someone elses house. My bathroom got raped! They ate me out in the street, and come to find out the woman had a live in male in lake city and she had stolen all his pot, sold it to buy other drugs. They werent even a couple, only drug buddies scammimg people. I was told that they pulled the same stuff on the man's ex wife! all I know is she must be a saint! Most ex wives wouldn't drag you out of a hell storm, much less bring you and your buddies in, feed ya, let them stay all night. I heard this from several people. And they are still on the prowl. People beware who you trust
Bless you

Maryville, TN

#14 Feb 13, 2010
You know, before I had my child, I dedicated my time trying to help others. I have never been wealthy money wise, but always had time, energy & the commitment to help. This county was so poor in the way of resources to help so the only way I could help was to try & find resources elsewhere to help someone on electric, gas, car repair rent etc. I never really knew how bad things could get until my child was diagnosed & then I truly appreciated what some of these people I tried to help went through. Before our lives was turned upside down, my husband & I spent every Christmas helping children in need with toys, dinner etc. This was of course when we had money. Over the past few years we were unable to help as much with our own money so I helped find help if that makes sense. I have seen kind hearts get scammed, been scammed several times myself & it bothered me horribly. Especially the very first time I found I had been scammed. Then a friend told me something that made sense. She said that we don't help people for the credit, the reputation or because of what we may gain out of it etc. We help them out of the goodness of our hearts & because we know it's the right thing to do. We are blessed because we have the ability to help others, not the other way around. She then said something that made me look at things a whole new way. She said that whether we get scammed or not, the point is we helped & what they do with that help is on them. We did what was right & that's what we need to think about. I know it is hurtful because we are human & helping others is not completely a selfless act. We benefit by the good feeling so when it goes bad of course we feel horrible. That help could have been better used for helping someone truly in need. But the main thing is, our hearts were true & we did what we know was the right thing. Don't ever let that leave your mind or your heart :)
Random Stranger

Austin, TX

#15 Feb 13, 2010
Next time ask for a BJ for the money that way you both get something out of the deal.
babygurl

AOL

#16 Feb 13, 2010
random stranger that was just totally rude and disgusting. You should be flagged. Wonder if kids come across this post or any other you write on? Please think before you type ! Anyway I only done that one time long ago. Now days it's never a good idea to give money to strangers. You just never know what they'll do with it or to you . If she keeps bothering people there. Somebody might worry a bit & Call the police. I think they need to get involved & Don't allow her back on the property. Some may agree with my comment. Few may not. I think it's just some good tips & ideas.

(Hoped all this advice helped you or anybody else out there .)
babygurl

AOL

#17 Feb 13, 2010
I alsi wanted to post.... You sound like a very kind hearted person. I can be sometimes as well. Not much anymore now days I really watch. People take advantage of others alot now days.
babygurl

AOL

#18 Feb 13, 2010
also* type o sorry
Bless you

Maryville, TN

#19 Feb 13, 2010
I completely agree! It is much better to offer what is needed & pay for it yourself as opposed to giving someone money. I know for myself, if I was in need, I would rather someone buy what I need & offer it or pay a bill I need help with as opposed to giving me the money. That way, they have peace of mind that the need is sincere & my need is took care of and no one ever has any question able their offer of help or if their offer was really used for the need. They also know what my true intentions were as opposed to wondering if their offering was used for the right purpose. If you're truly in need & your true intentions is to get help for that need, you're thankful to accept the person buying it or paying the bill. So, if you wish to help someone, never give cash. buy what they need & give it to them, or pay for the needed item, bill etc yourself. Just my opinion.
LOL

Kingston, TN

#20 Feb 13, 2010
Yes I will help anyone that needs help and there is alot of people out there that will take advantage of good folks. Ive had this girl ask me for money 3 times at 2 places and the first time I helped and the other 2 I didnt because I found out her peice of crap boyfriend was putting her up to get money so they could buy dope.

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