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My wife is a victim of fraudster

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What is fraud?

Based on the Google search (18March2020), fraud is a wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.

Similarly, fraudster is a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities.

Fraudster are those people either individual or group established a syndicate to get victims to ask for money out of it.

Frustrated Fraudster

Earlier this morning, I received an audio message from my wife. I thought at first, she only sends a greeting message in order to ease my loneliness. Currently, I am away with them since Saturday (today is Wednesday) due to lockdown in between the metropolis and the rural areas.

The fraudster sent a message to my wife's number saying "Congratulations, you won to lottery of Senator _____ Foundation, in order to get your prize, wait for our call for details."

Although, my wife do not believe in this, she didn't wait for the call, instead, she called that fraudster.

And here's their conversation:


Fraudster: Hello, who's this?

My wife: [in mad voice] Hello, why are you sending me an information like that?

Fraudster: Hello, why are you mad?

My wife: [in mad voice] I am not mad, my voice is like this always.

Fraudster: By the way, this is ____, may I know your name and your address?

My wife: [in mad voice] What?

Fraudster: May I know your name?

My wife: [in mad voice] I do not know my name

Fraudster: Huh?! You do not know your name?

My wife: [in mad voice] I am old already, I do not know my name

Fraudster: Again, may I know your address, kindly sent me a text message of your address. And we will give you a call again regarding the details.

My wife: [in mad voice] I do not even know my name, why the address?

Fraudster: You won, again, I am ____, you won from Senator ___ Foundation's lottery, in order to get the prize, you should give me your full name and your address.

My wife: [in mad voice] Bye...

*** end of conversation ***


The audio message of that conversation was sent to me by my wife.

After hearing that conversation, I just said to my wife, do not give any information.

My wife: No worries, I didn't. How's the tone of my voice, by the way?

Me: Fine, good, beautiful.

My wife: Really?


After few hours, I called my wife, I asked if that fraudster sent a message again or called?

My wife: None

Me: Very good. Make sure not to give any information to any person, whom you didn't know, specifically, if you are aware that you didn't join any lottery or foundation's contest to have chance of winning.

My wife: Sure. Stay safe also in your place.

Me: Sure. Thanks. Stay safe also. It will take me one month not to see you in person.



Warning

To all the possible victims of the fraudsters,

Make sure all the text messages or calls from certain organizations that you've receive is/are legit. Just like the conversation between my wife and the fraudster, she didn't gave any information about our identity. Although, the original voice of my wife is not in a "mad mood", but she change her voice in order to not be familiar to the caller.

Actually, fraudster is all over the place, I do not know how they got the number of my wife. How to stop them? I do know, how? However, I posted this hub in order to warn all the people who will be possibly become a victim of fraud. I am not praying that someday, one of the readers of this hub will become a victim of fraud, but this is for information dissemination that fraudster are still all over the place. Be watchful of all the information that we have like credit card details, address, full name, date of birth and others.

Stay safe everyone. God bless us all.

How to stop fraudulent activities

Why fraudster's are doing this?

We have no enough information, why fraudster/s are doing this kind of act? We have no idea, why there are some people or syndicate to get money to their victims. They are working very bad to get some money or the worst all of the money of their victims.

So, with this hub, I am asking with the help of all here to pray for the goodness of all the victims and possibly victims.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Luis G Asuncion

Comments

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on March 25, 2020:

I agree with you also Liz. Fraud are always there. Keep safe everyone.

Liz Westwood from UK on March 24, 2020:

You give a good warning and your wife was very sensible. Sadly, at times like this, fraudsters are trying to prey on the vulnerable. We must all be on our guard.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on March 22, 2020:

Thanks for the comment Brenda.

By the way from the goodness of God, yesterday, I was nearly been a victim also a scammer. He used the account of my colleague to chat a certain name. Because that certain name is supposedly a person who headed to give a grant from the government. Then I tried to chat the said name. Then while chatting it, I tried to look for details with that name in the web. And I found out that he is asking for a clearance fee before processing the grant support. I immediately stop the conversation with that name and block

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 21, 2020:

Oh how I hate these scams.

I am glad to hear your wife outsmarted this one.

But many fall victim to this and others. I constantly worry about my mother for taking calls from what she thinks is legit like from her insurance company.

Thanks for the share.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on March 18, 2020:

Yes, my wife is smart. Although, sometimes she's confused of what's happening to the acts of fraudsters, but still manage to not to give any personal identification to those fraudsters. Good thing, she used pre-paid SIM.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on March 18, 2020:

I always tell to my wife, not to engage that seriously to a suspected fraudster. Thanks for the comment, Pamela. And hoping so that you will be work it out with those fraudsters. God bless

RoadMonkey on March 18, 2020:

Your wife was very smart not giving out any information. I would not even have called them because sometimes, they pass your call to a premium line where you get a LOT of money charged on your phone bill!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 18, 2020:

Thanks for the warning. Crooks choose a time like this to cheat people. God's blessing. Stay safe and healthy.

Mitara N from South Africa on March 18, 2020:

These fraudster try every avenue. Always be vigilant, never give out any personal information.

Good article, thanks for sharing

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 18, 2020:

My husband and I both had fraudsters trying to get something from us. I am glad your wife knew to not play that fraudster's game. This is a good article, Luis.