You’re A Winner!

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“This seems like a deal too good to be true, Lydia.  Are you sure they said you won that much money?” Keri asked the woman standing by the sink.

“Yes, they said I had won the money and just needed to call the number they gave me.” Lydia poured herself a second cup of coffee and went to sit down at the table with Keri.

“I don’t know it just sounds sketchy.  I have won very small amounts from Publiser’s Clearing House before and they always sent me a letter confirming it.  I don’t think for that big of a win that they would call.  They should be at your front door with flowers and balloons.  I just don’t trust this.”

“Fine honey, I won’t call the number.”

“Thanks Mom, I’d feel better if you didn’t.”

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – sketchy

6 thoughts on “You’re A Winner!”

  1. Holy moly I received a scam call they were acting like they were from social security. This was way before social security sent out a warning. They had me so freaked out that I had been a victim of identity theft I changed all my banking accounts & credit cards. Talk about anxiety overload. When I told my husband he freaked in reverse, was totally pissed at me. I started crying asking him how was I supposed to know it was a scam when they were giving me all my info not asking me for it. I called SSI and she assured me it was a scam but I was to far gone to be placated & was telling my husband I was just trying to protect what money we had & direct deposits……I can still feel how panicked I was…..sigh

    Great prompt idea

    1. Wow! I am so sorry they did that to you. Did you get all the accounts protected before they tried to move money around? Scary for sure! Thanks a lot… and thanks for the reblog!

  2. Reblogged this on Paperkutzs and commented:
    Holy moly I received a scam call they were acting like they were from social security. This was way before social security sent out a warning. They had me so freaked out that I had been a victim of identity theft I changed all my banking accounts & credit cards. Talk about anxiety overload. When I told my husband he freaked in reverse, was totally pissed at me. I started crying asking him how was I supposed to know it was a scam when they were giving me all my info not asking me for it. I called SSI and she assured me it was a scam but I was to far gone to be placated & was telling my husband I was just trying to protect what money we had & direct deposits……I can still feel how panicked I was…..sigh

    Sorry if this appears twice.

    Great prompt idea

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