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Scammed!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Well I got scammed by a computer company run by foreigners yesterday. saying i had 400 dollars in refund coming to me. They had me write stuff out on this notepad on my computer. They had me go through this other outfit and the 400 turned into 4000! They had me go into my account online and they had total control of my comouter. They used Safe Mose to black it out and tell me when it was taking to long that my Internet was too slow. They had me chase down to Walmart to get 4 gift cards in 500 dollar amounts. Thank God the supervisor at Walmart put a stop to it after the first one. I then turned the first card over to them and after listening to the jokers for the last time I unpluggged the computer and have not turned it back on again.
This afternoon I had to go to the bank to cancel out my account and start a new one. I have learned my lesson. I feel like such a dolt now.
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  • GLEORIA
    I am so sorry you got scammed.
    120 days ago
  • JOYBELL47
    Laura, I am so sorry that these people took advantage of you, I have had those phone calls before, finally I decided to just not answer when I don't recognize the phone number.. and if I do, and it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't, so I usually ask them for a call back number so I can call them back.. If you do that , they will not want to give you any information, so then you know they are up to something that is not good..

    Don't be mad at yourself, just be thankful the Lord intercepted what they were trying to do by using the woman at Walmart..


    You and Jenny are in my prayers, and just remember to keep smiling because Jesus Loves You !

    Hugs and Prayers
    122 days ago
  • KISSFIT
    Oh wow!! So sorry this happened to you!!! Some peeps will never learn. Selling your soul for a little more wealth is so stupid! How can they sleep at night is right! Glad it all worked out for you.
    123 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/22/2019 3:59:44 AM
  • 49LINDA77
    Oh, OUCH! I'm so glad it didn't go as far as it might have. God bless that Walmart supervisor for knowing what was going on and protecting you from further damage!
    123 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    I am so sorry to hear this Laura, emoticon So glad the Supervisor at Wall-Mart was able to help you and put a stop to it

    Please be careful Laura and don't even let them keep you on the phone, just put the receiver down...

    This is what I do now, hope this helps you too Laura...

    I used to get calls about all kinds of things with saying you won this or that and I don't even let them go too far with their spiel as soon as I hear them try and offer me something I quietly hang the phone up, I don't even speak to them, when the phone is hung up a few times they soon get the message and don't call back...
    124 days ago
  • ALLEYCATPA
    So sorry this happened to you!
    124 days ago
  • SABLENESS
    Their purpose is to sound convincing. You were fortunate that the Walmart supervisor was familiar with this sort of scam. So sorry it happened.
    124 days ago
  • TCANNO
    There is a lot of them doing the rounds.

    If someone phones you use another phone to phone your bank don't hang up and ring them on that one.

    Email check that it is your account that is on it or phone who the company before clicking any links





    125 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    How do these people sleep at night..

    So sorry they got to you Laura, you know better now.

    The trouble with our "generation" is we like to see the good in everyone and give people the benefit of doubt..........and that what these *expletives" play on.

    I always keep in mind "if it too good to be true..............it probably is"

    Take care hun emoticon emoticon
    125 days ago
  • SUSANBEAMON
    Sorry the scammers got you. I find I have trouble believing any e-mail that tells me I have a refund or something. I'd send you a heaping helping of what can you believe that if I could.
    125 days ago
  • JOANN25
    I am so sorry that happened to you. People participating in scams can cause a lot of problems. They have hit me a couple of times. Be careful and don't give in to their demands.


    125 days ago
  • CZECHRN
    Sad !
    125 days ago
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