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Richmond victim warns of Apple gift card scam
17-10-2022, 03:42 AM
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Richmond victim warns of Apple gift card scam
Richmond victim warns of Apple gift card scam

That’s how Richmond resident Susan described being a victim of an ongoing Apple gift card scam earlier this month.To get more news about 充值garena, you can visit nnxwheels.com official website.

What Susan believed was an act of good faith turned into a nightmare and a hard lesson.It all started when she received an email from “an acquaintance” from a local golfing club asking for help.

The individual, who Susan knew but had never been in phone or email contact with before, had emailed Susan asking for help to purchase a $1,000 Apple gift card as a gift for her niece.“They’re not a close friend, but I’ve played golf on occasion with her and one day I got an email saying she was really sick and needed help,” Susan explained.

In the email, the presumed acquaintance said “her niece, who’s had health problems, had overcome them and was doing really well and she wanted to support her with a gift card for her birthday. She had promised to pay me back too.”Without hesitating, Susan said she would be glad to help.

Once Susan bought the gift card, she offered to deliver it in-person to the individual, but they instructed her to take a photo of it with the card’s pin number instead.

Susan told the Richmond News that the scammer said they were “still sick” and didn’t want to get her sick as well.All seemed fine, until the person on the other side of the email followed-up with a message saying they received the gift card and then proceeded to ask for “another favour” of $1,000 for their niece’s book fees for school.

Susan attempted to call the individual’s phone number that was listed on the golf club’s member list and figured that they were out of town as no one picked up or called back despite numerous messages left.“The email was the same as the list, but it wasn’t the same person I knew.”

She was instructed by both her bank and the Apple store to report it to the RCMP, but by this point Susan knew her $1,000 was gone.“You just kind of feel stunned and shocked. Like I can’t believe I did this, and I was that stupid,” said Susan.
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