Saturday, May 14, 2016

Get a real job

I'm so angry!  Why do some people think it's ok to steal other peoples hard earned money?
Friggin hackers have been messing with my family.  Last night at supper time I checked Facebook and had a new friend request from Auntie.  I immediately knew she had been hacked.  Ughh, of all people.  The one person who can literally make a mountain out of a mole hill.   I jumped in the car and went to her house to tell her and change her passwords.  She was upset but I told her it wasn't anything she did and I noticed it quickly so it should be ok.  I changed her account passwords and posted on her Facebook page NOT to accept friend requests from her for a few days.  Several people, like me, recognized it as a hack and deleted the requests.  But not all of them........
A few hours later I get a half hysterical call from Auntie.  One of her friends accepted the request and soon was "chatting" with who they thought was auntie who needed money.  AND SHE GAVE THEM ALL HER INFO!    Luckily at the end of the conversation she got suspicious and called Auntie on the phone to confirm.   Well, she spent the next 2 hours on the phone with her bank, freezing her accounts, changing credit card numbers etc.   Then she has to contact all her utilities who have pre-authorized payments and give them new account numbers.   She acted quickly enough that they didn't have time to get any of her money.  I'm still fuming over it.  I wish I could get those guys and smack them stupid.
Why do they have to prey on people?  Why can't they get a real damn job?  And in all honestly, the friend told me what they said to her, and it wasn't even a good scam.  Pretty weak ass if you ask me, but she fell for it anyways 
Hopefully this is the end of it.  I can't take another evening like last night. 


  1. That's awful - hopefully there are no furthe issues. The hackers are awful!

  2. So sorry to hear that but hopefully it was taken care of before it became problematic. How can people feel good about themselves taking advantage of others?

  3. Grrrrrrr!!!!!! So so maddening, happy you helped her out. Blessings Francine.

  4. Unbelievable how low people will get and makes me mad too. My son received one of the phone calls similar but my son gave them a run for the money and the guy on the other end of the phone met his match..... Nope, my son was better and the guy didn't get a penny.

  5. I am so sorry Kim, I am so glad you were there and were able to catch it so fast. I think there should be a certain hot place for people like that.

  6. Oh no how awful but it is the people in this world that don't catch it that never get it back so sad.

  7. What a nightmare. It's the seedy side of social media. If those folks would use their so called "talent" for good we probably could wipe out all disease and any other crazy stuff this world has to offer. Instead we have to watch our backs and those of the elderly so we don't get taken. My Mom had her purse stolen and that was a true nightmare too. Hope it's all OK today. Hugs to you and Auntie.

  8. Not good. I am so sorry that this happened to your aunt. I had an insurance company try some not so nice stuff with my dad and it made me so angry that they would be less than honest with an elderly person. Some people are just nasty.