A sweet young girl comes to the door explaining to me she is working to find a career and while she does this I can help her earn points to win a trip to Europe....she picked Italy. She goes through this whole speech, flashes an ID, shows me a blue pamphlet showing all these magazinzes I can order from. Now, here I am a teacher.....I teach the older ones....and I actually leave my kids inside and sit on my porch with her talking.....because I know it must be hard to go door to door and I am saying to myself "the kid is trying to make a buck and win a trip"...and being an educator and mom....I fall for it all...trying to give our youth a fighting chance in this sick society.
I knew something was wrong when I she asked for my phone and called in her supposed "ID" number and I spoke to a guy when she said only women work in the office. I gave my bank card. I knew somehting was up when I directed her in a direction and she said she did not know where she came from of if she would be here tomorrow. Right after she left, I got on the phone with my bank...cancelled my card...went to the bank and saw a $1 charge was pending for the $63 I signed off on. I have to wait for the charge to go through...then fill out a form from my bank to get my money back.
When I think back to our converstaion...she was not such a good saleswoman...just a sweet face and "sweet talk" because I caught so many things that were fishy after the fact. Especailly her name on the receipt "Shania Cato" from Illinois...and the name of the guy Steve I gave my card to...with his distributor number as Marco.
So, it was the first time I was scammed....and I am a New Yorker....born and raised! We are know to just "keep walking" Guess the move to my beach town at the shore softened me! I was totally taken...and such an idiot as I said before was not good at the sales pitch and I still fell for it.
Well, never again...even with kids coming to the door. These people should really burn in hell!!
Bradley Beach, New Jersey