Over $50K scammed through fraud on Kaua‘i
LIHU‘E — Over the last two years, victims of scams on Kaua‘i have lost at least $50,000 collectively, according to the Kaua‘i Police Department.
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Although it does not warrant the time and energy need to file a police report, I thought it wise to inform the general public about a letter I received recently, addressed to my name and my personal street address, with no return address provided.
There were 2 postmarks: one from Lisbon, Spain and another from Portugal. It appears that whoever sent this spent .91 euros to get it to me.
Without mentioning my name again, the enclosure informed me that I had won $4.500.000.00 in the “Euro million International Lottery Sweepstakes Program” . I was provided with a phone # of one “Dr. Chris Berryman” in Madrid, Spain.
I won’t bore you with the further details of the enclosure, BUT THIS I WILL SAY:
Why are LOGIC and CRITICAL CLEAR THINKING not offered as mandatory subjects to all middle school students? People can get a high school or college diploma and actually fall for an idiot scam like this?
Why even open a letter, email or phone messages, click on free merchandise spam on social media etc????
#1 answer is we’ve been programmed to…..
I have been scammed with fraudulent merchandise and junk mail hackers the past two years… still fighting for a settlement with the courts as well from kpd Negligence!!!!
I think that number of scammed is much higher. Anyone who has contributed to the great orange grifter in the last 5 years should be included. Donating money for the Big Lie is keeping the scam alive.
I hear stories, and although sad… it’s 100% commonsense! LEGIT companies don’t have the care or want to spend the money to hire people to call their customers. The government doesn’t want to spend the money hiring people to call you. No company is going to monitor any of your electronics and contact YOU to purchase an extended warranty. It actually irritates me that people fall for this!