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Scammed over the weekend, why do they prey on old folks??

Monday, November 07, 2011

HI
We have IYogi computer protection which has served us very good, even got a crashed computer working. Any how IYOgi called to tell us we needed some software update, this would take 2.5-3.5 hours.(THis was on Sat). I was working at JoAnns at the time. My Dh gave the ok, I got home walked the dog and still IYogi doing computer.
So I called IYogi and it was NOT IYOGI!!! They do NOT make phone calls! So now we are stopping some of the credit cards, that dh used on this transaction with fake IYogi and the shoes I bought with a card. We dont buy items on the computer.
Just now got a phone call from my dd bank that a purchase was being made in TX. DD/Jean is Quantico,, VA and I live in KC area.
So pray, it's upsetting changed our password on the computer, dh called western union and may have to call police.
Pray all will slow down as we don't use computer for paying bills or taxes, plus the computer is new since 6/11. So that is good, but I hate this happening to Jean who uses her own lap top, not ours, oh I had to check her account yesterday for her to make sure she got the money in so that is how. Very annoying that there are people out there and prey on people who are old, dh in 60's and me 50's.
Oh well God is good and in control.
PTL bank called us and closed the account. Pray as they will mail new card quickly to us & I will have to mail it snail mail to Jean. Pray that it will get there when she needs it.
Thank you all for reading this and your prayers!!
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  • no profile photo CD5002230
    I am sorry you had to go through this, but sounds like everything is settling down. It is reprehensible!!!


    3257 days ago
  • EBLOOMING
    emoticon I hope by now you have this mess straightened out. God is still in control and may those crooks get their just due. emoticon My dd and her husband got their identity stolen when they were away on a trip and came back could not even cash a check because their account had been moved to another state. Finally the mess was straightened out after they hired a detective. They are so careful now to shredd EVERYTHING and keep a tight reign on transactions. emoticon
    3327 days ago
  • RURAL3
    I hate to hear this kind of thing. I have been a victim of identity theft long ago through no fault of my own. Didn't find out til we were going to refinance and found something on our credit report that was from Ga. I have never been there and it was for electric service there. Go figure. I pray this will get resolved with no stress or hassle for you.
    3350 days ago
  • ZELLAZM
    Ugh - I pray today that you're able to get this worked out smoothly. A warning to all of us to be careful and keep an eye out for scammers.
    3354 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    So sorry that this happened to you. Definitely praying that everything works out for you and all. I can't imagine what goes through the minds of people who do this and how they sleep at night.
    3356 days ago
  • JANETELIZABETH1
    That is really sad Barb but I really don't think these people pick on any particular age group. My daughter & sil had their identities stolen so they could use their credit cards.
    Glad your bank is onto doing the right things and I hope you don't get billed for those items. Praying for your inner peace.
    Hugs
    Janet
    3356 days ago
  • LORIDREX
    Wow, that is just terrible! What did you do with guy in your house who was an imposter?! Scary! emoticon
    3357 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9450242
    I am so sorry this happened to you. Keeping all of you in my prayers.
    3357 days ago
  • MERRYMARY42
    I know it is so sad I have gotten so I barely trust a phone call or a e-mail, if I do not recognize the number I do not answer it, nor do I open e-mails that I do not know. it is a sad world we have, still so many good people, those bad ones are a small number but we have to be careful.
    3357 days ago
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