The Scam…

Hey Friends,

I’m sorry I’ve been so quiet this past week. I was trapped on quite the roller coaster, and the chaos it left in its wake has rendered me emotionally and physically exhausted. I’m trying to emerge from my shell once again and get back on track with all the little things that make up my life.

The short version of the story: what I thought was a great job opportunity turned out to be nothing more than a scam. It affected my bank account and therefore my finances. I had to file a police report and argue with people on the phone who are supposed to provide great customer service, but instead treated me like I’m stupid.

I always, always try to be smart about jumping into something new. I sought advice about my new “job opportunity”. I told people what was going on. No one saw any red flags.

Fortunately, my bank was able to reverse much of the damage. At least for my finances. However, emotionally I still feel damaged.

I try to assume the best about people. I’m sad that a quality I actually kind of like about myself made it easy for this person to take advantage of me. It hurts my heart that this person knew I was a single mom with three kids to feed and still felt no remorse about following through with their scam.

How is it possible for someone to stoop so low and feel nothing? I can’t wrap my mind around it.

Today, though, I’m thankful for the good things. The bank took care of me. The police department took care of me. My friends encouraged me and assured me I’m not stupid.

So today I’m jumping back into life again, starting here on my website. I’ve missed talking to all of you and sharing our thoughts. I couldn’t ask for a better group of followers here on WordPress!

I hope your week has been 100 times better than mine, and I look forward to catching up with you in the weeks to come!

14 thoughts on “The Scam…

  1. Dear Heather, what a dreadful thing to have happen to you. I’m pleased you have been looked after by your bank, police, and friends…. I totally understand the emotional damage…… Like you, I have trust and faith in human nature, but of course then we are vulnerable, to these rotten few lowly characters….. yes I’ve been burnt a few times, and it feels awful…. Our good nature and family and friends, help us to move on…… I suppose I’m wiser, but I’m still a trusting and friendly soul….. Stay positive Heather… xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Ivor, for your kind words and encouragement. I appreciate it so very much. 💜
      I’m sorry you’ve been burned as well. It’s such a terrible feeling. It kind of stinks that wisdom has a high price at times.

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      1. Yes,.. You get a sense that your integrity has been violated…. 🤔💛

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      2. Violated… that’s exactly the word that continues to skip through my mind.

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  2. Hope you’re okay now Heather Pfeifle ..

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    1. Thank you. I’m doing much better. I appreciate you stopping by. 💜

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      1. Good to hear :), no worries 🙂

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  3. What an awful thing to have happened! I’m so sorry. Why do such bad things happen to such good people? I’ll never know. I hope you’re doing much better now xx

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    1. Thank you, I am doing much better. I don’t know why bad things happen, but it’s something to learn from. And hopefully my story will help others be more cautious and prevent them from suffering the same. I know I’ll definitely be even more careful then I tried to be this time moving forward.

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  4. I’m so sorry that happened to you 😔. I really can’t understand why there are such mean people who would do such things. I’m here for you 💗. I’m happy that the banc and police took care of it and that it didn’t brought more problems. Sometimes the emotional damage is much worse so I feel you. I send you all my love and strength to overcome this. You will get through it 💪 Love you xxxx

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    1. Awww! Thank you so much for your sweet words. I appreciate you so much! 💜

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  5. You aren’t stupid. Remember, no one else saw any red flags either…
    Sending hugs
    Love, light and glitter

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement. I really appreciate you.

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