BEWARE!!!! – The Scammers Are Out

Yesterday just kept going from bad to worse. Needless to say, it was NOT the Valentine’s Day I had hoped for.

Yesterday morning I told you all about my Facebook experience. I was finally reinstated, after not having any idea as to why I was taken down in the first place. This is Weird!!!!! The funny thing is, I have NO desire to return. I’ve had more than enough of social media and its censoring crap! But my day just kept getting much worse from there on out.

I was scammed for $6200 by a pretty sophisticated scammer. I won’t go into all the details on the how’s right now. But It was a very scary and traumatic experience to say the least. The worst part, is I feel so stupid for being so duped. The good thing, however, is that once we figured everything out, we were able to stop it immediately. We changed the particular bank accounts that were hacked and filed a fraud report. The bank says we should get a full refund. I went to the police this morning, and unfortunately, there is NOTHING they can do. The person at the front desk told me she hears about this about 20x per week. I still filed a police report. I am hoping that if this happens so often, and enough people report it, then the police reports and the information will be turned over to Federal Cyber Security, and then the Feds will have to act. I am hopeful for this, at least. Our world is fast becoming a very scary place, where the criminals are in charge. It is all very Orwellian. All I can say is God Help Us All!

I was busy running all around trying to get everything sorted out with this fraud incident, so we ate leftovers for dinner. How romantic right?! I tell you what though, eating leftovers for Valentine’s Day is a lot more “romantic” than losing a lot of $$$ to criminals. I believe in Karma. I have to believe they will get theirs, and hopefully it will come sooner rather than later.

I will be back cooking in the kitchen again tomorrow. I have done all I can for now regarding the fraud. I let my guard down for just a little bit and BOOM! I was preyed upon and they got me. I will NOT let it down again. Be careful out there. We live in a sick, sick world these days.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

27 thoughts on “BEWARE!!!! – The Scammers Are Out”

      1. Yep, the bank covered it all. The culprit was actually transferring money from other accounts to the checking, then withdrawing it, so we suspected it might have been an inside job. I’m thinking the “inside job” no longer HAS a job.

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      1. It is too bad that the police canโ€™t do anything. Having a report filed is still a good idea. Some FI require a police report before theyโ€™ll do anything.

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