By in Random

An Expression For Swindlers Namely To Milk

To milk someone is to take their money, often all of it through confidence trickery and fraud. The cow willingly yields its milk; the person being swindled freely gives the money, credit or goods to the con-man. Theft, mugging, etc. is not milking.

I have been milked – getting seduced into a cult in my early adult years, I was a willing accomplice in my own milking for four and a half years, even helping to milk others.

The milkers have a whole new sophisticated electronic dairy at their disposal online. More people have been milked there in the decades of internet access than were ever milked before it.

The guy who once sold some sap The Brooklyn Bridge could probably sell it over and over again online nowadays.

Once you have been milked any more milk you produce has a sour taste to it – the taste of bitterness. Take care not to be milked.

Arthur Chappell

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PattyTherre wrote on January 9, 2015, 5:47 AM

I hear ya. I have been milked a number of times. I haven't used that phrase in ages but that is exactly what it is. Now, online, there are so many ways to milk people that it's crazy!

BodieMor wrote on January 9, 2015, 5:53 AM

My friend's parents were milked of all their (abundant) savings through an Internet scam...

bestwriter wrote on January 9, 2015, 6:06 AM

I have been once - my own maid who I trusted robbed me - thanks to the influence her husband had on her. Till she was with me I termed her the best maid ever but it is amazing what bad influence can do.

MsTina wrote on January 9, 2015, 6:08 AM

It seems odd that anyone would fall for these scams because they look so obvious. My ex-husband almost got caught up in one though. He isn't very Internet-savvy and my son saved him from wiring money to someone who promised him riches.