I was hacked and scammed

The last couple of weeks have been horrendous. I was hacked and almost scammed out of all the money I had in my bank savings account. Thankfully my bank fraud team saved me from myself, and all my funds are still in tact. However, this episode created a  lot of worry and work: changing checking and savings account numbers, getting a new debit card, and notifying all my contacts who need those numbers for deposits to or debits from my accounts. It’s almost two weeks and I still haven’t finished that task. I also brought my computer guy in to clean any related stuff off my computers and do an anti-virus scan.

The thing that bothers me the most is how stupid I was to allow this to happen although my bank told me that it happens all the time. They said people of my generation are too nice. We should be hanging up on people who we suspect – don’t even answer one of their questions. Just hang up.


Great advice. I think I’ve learned my lesson. I’m sure I won’t let it happen to me again. Here’s one of the poems I wrote about it. You know me – a poem is always there somewhere.

I almost got scammed big time.
A fraudulent fraud agent
At Union bank
Was going to steal me blind.
But finally I got on to him
And refused to follow
His instructions.
I saved my bank account!
The main thing was
He told me to
Keep everything about
Our conversations and work
A big secret.
And I bought into it
Until I finally decided
To tell the real Union Bank
Fraud agent what happened.
She said they would
Never say anything they did
Was a secret. Whew!


  1. Please don’t beat yourself up. It happens to a lot of people, It great that you got to take care of it in time.

  2. Joyce Goldberg says

    So glad your funds were saved…if it could happen to smart you…it could happen to anyone!

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