I’m a police dispatcher for a medium sized city in the midwest and we deal with scam calls every day just like I’m sure many do. Today we took a complaint from a man whose 75 year old mother in law purchased over $40K in gift cards and gave the scammers the numbers. FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS. It’s unclear if she went somewhere and bought them in person or did it online, but either way, *shame* on the retailers who allow this to happen. Regardless of my employer’s policy, if I’m a cashier at a store and an elderly woman (edit – anyone) comes through my checkout asking to load a large sum of money onto gift cards, I’m going to question her and try to make her aware of these types of scams. Granted, the cashier in question may not know about them, but these retailers should by all means be educating their employees.
This poor lady probably just pissed away what was left of her life savings and it breaks my heart. These scammers are a plague and I hope someday law enforcement acquires the tools to track them down and prosecute. So disgusting.
The content was posted by tonedef76 on 2020-07-23 12:01:29 via reddit