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Scam of the Con Man

Who hasn’t heard of the Nigerian Letter or the Australian Lottery won?
So what about you’re kids in college… what for them is going on?

My son found a job posted on the University’s Nursing jobs bulletin Board.
Apparently several students applied to take care of an old man coming into town.
They were each approved separately, and then sent a check…
Plus a list of nursing supplies and a wheel chair they had to pay for and pick up.
Apparently, the place to work with had already been set up.
Once everything was paid for, they were ready for the job.

Instead all they got was their accounts cleaned out.
And the Nursing supplies were another part of the scam, my dear.
In the end the money they had was gone with everything saved from the student loans.

Now the problem was made and you know what? Guess who didn’t care?
The police, University, and bank said it happens all the time.
Of course they turned away saying it wasn’t their concern.
The bank told my son he owed $3400 more, even through he was the victim of the fraud.
The Banks fraud department yawned and said they wouldn’t look into what was done.
In fact, they were sending his accounts into collections to attack him even more.

Slough it off, and attack the victim, and of course none of them would do their work.
Mail fraud, money fraud, and con men involved… across state lines meant nothing at all.
Attacking the victim is not where the Banks, police, and university belong.
So let me tell you The States’ Attorney General is the next on the list.
The Attorney General and the Federal Government is where to go, my friend.
Don’t give up on the internet, there are help groups there, that abound.
Tell your children of the game… to keep them far away.

The bank wants my son’s next student loan money for collections on the debt…
And he will have to work full time at minimum wage to survive.
You might say everything at the moment… is truly upside down.
But we will fight unendingly… to straighten everyone out…

What a Christmas job deal breaker… and what a way to find out…

Copyright © Carol Eastman

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  1. Date: 12/15/2011 9:55:00 PM
    Carol, I really feel your pain. My nephew recently had identity theft done to him to the tune of 80 thousand!! It's a sad state of affairs we live in today. This is deplorable what those evil people did to your poor son.

  1. Date: 12/15/2011 5:39:00 AM
    terrible.....never pay for a job.

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 7:55:00 AM
    What an awful experience for your son - but a great poem. Many congrats on your wins too, my friend : )

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 6:29:00 AM
    What a disgrace society as become, if we fall foul of these scans, we are deemed as guilty in the eyes of the authorities, the banks now becoming the most hated of all corporates on the planet, thanks for posting this, it as open my eyes. harry

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 10:43:00 AM
    Wow...very informative. Will pass this on. Thanks !!

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 7:14:00 AM
    this is good to know,,as my son will be off to college next year,,,and thanks for taking the time to read my poems,,,

  1. Date: 12/9/2011 6:27:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today Carole. Wishing you a beautiful weekend full of joy. Love, Carol