I picked up my phone because I do a lot of business with #800 numbers diabetic meds body braces medical insurance etc. This guy tells me my phone has been hacked and he was going to shut it down if I didn’t pay to get this hackers off my phone. I kept telling him I can’t leave my house as I had just got out of the hospital and was very ill. He kept telling me he was going to shut off my phone if I didn’t go and get a card. I had forgot my iPhone doesn’t get bugs but this guy just kept up and on and on and I keep telling him I’m ill so now he won’t get off my phone I had to keep a open line. I go to the store with my phone and being known they all thought it was very odd for me. This guy says don’t tell anyone why your buying this card don’t talk to anyone either. Well I talk to everybody. I go and buy a eBay card for $200.00 gave him the numbers and he says you’ll get this right back and sends me a email that shows a $200.00 credit he says you see it don’t you? I say yes! So he says now you need to go back in the store and get a $500.00 eBay card. I tell him no sir I’m falling ill and need to go home. This guy is still on my phone and won’t get off. I tell him I need to use my phone and he tells me when you hang up it won’t work. I’m just about a basket case at this point. I call my phone carrier and tell them what’s going on all the while this guy is trying to break the line. Then I call Apple and tell them what’s going on again this guy is trying to break the line. I’ve put safety measures on my phone. This guy called over 30 some times. The lady at Apple copied the email this scammer sent me. So I call the credit card people and say I’ve been scammed and I need to close this card. The company says you lost it the card? I said yes. I didn’t want this scammer getting his $200.00 well I got a letter from the credit card people telling me I authorized this card. I called and said I was scammed and I lost the card with all this mess. They canceled the card but now on the second card they applied the $200.00 from the first card. I didn’t know they could do that. But now I’m being charged with fraud. I had calls all week telling me to do this or that and the amounts kept getting bigger. I got the police involved and I was told to close out this card and get another card. But I’m stuck paying for this scammers eBay card. I’ve been very ill four trips to the ER three trips to my physician and now this. I closed out three other cards the same day as my mind went off. I’m ill over this. Why should I have to pay for a scam turned bad? I’m on a fixed income but I decided if I have to pay for this my payment will be at the lowest payment possible.
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I have been scammed by Anicia Lovett
Sep 9, 2019
Monetary Loss: $500
She said send her 500 then she will send you 5500. She never sent the money and blocked me!!
Received a call (they had my first name) and stated that I applied several months back for a loan to consolidate my credit card debit and wanted to know if I still had at least $10,000 still in outstanding debit-I stated that this was not true and that they were to remove me from their calling list and then hung up on them