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Caller commits corporate fraud then calls

back to attempt identity theft ...

 

A man with a phone managed to scam the Hickory Walmart

out of $9,091 Wednesday, when he convinced a cashier he

was calling from the corporate office.

 

During a call that came from a restricted number and

lasted about 20 minutes, the thief talked his victim

through the process of loading the money onto a gift card

and giving him the card’s access code, which will allow

him to access the money online, according to the

incident report.

 

The cashier was working in the electronics department

when the call came in at about 5 p.m.

 

The caller said the store’s cash registers had been

overcharging and needed to be reset. Then he asked his

victim for her cell phone number so he could call her

back and walk her through the process without tying up

the store’s phone lines because, “It’s going to take

some time,” according to the report.

 

The caller told his victim to go to several registers.

He told her the specific registers’ numbers and locations

as she went through the store thinking she was resetting

the machines by entering data and swiping the gift card.

 

This had gone on for about 20 minutes when the employee’s

manager saw her on her cell phone. He asked her what she

was doing and the caller hung up.

 

Several hours later, another call came in from a restricted

phone number. The second man’s voice was different from

the first. He lied to the cashier and told her he was a

Hickory Police detective assigned to the case.

 

“If you don’t cooperate, you’re going to be in trouble,”

he said and began asking her for personal information

including her name, birth date, social security number

and her mother’s maiden name, according to the incident

report.

 

When he asked for her bank account number and information,

she refused to cooperate. She called her bank to let them

know what had happened and to make sure they wouldn’t give

anyone access to her account or credit.

 

“This is the first time that we’ve seen anything like this,

so we’re trying to spread the word,” said Capt.

Thurman Whisnant of the Hickory Police Department’s Criminal

Investigations Division. “We are working with managers at

other area retail stores and encouraging them to review

their protocols with their employees to avoid being

victimized in the future.”

 

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You made mine buddy! :goodjob::thumbsu::goodjob::thumbsu::goodjob:

 

 

 

Mizerman

well you know they say "there's a sucker born every minute"

guess they were some of them,i mean how could you possibly think for one sec whether or not it was corporate on the phone there are protocols and procedures for a reason ....DUH!!!!!

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I'm sure the owners of Wal-mart could care less :

 

Rounding out the top 10 on The Forbes :

 

Wal-Mart heirs Christy Walton ($21.5 billion),

 

Jim C. Walton ($19.6 billion),

 

Alice Walton ($19.3 billion),

 

and S. Robson Walton ($19 billion).

 

I can't even imagine one Million , Let Alone a Billion !

 

And we all know that's why they carry Insurance

So their Pockets are Protect ...

 

I hope Joe gets some of their Money :thumbsu:

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I'm sure the owners of Wal-mart could care less :

 

Rounding out the top 10 on The Forbes :

 

Wal-Mart heirs Christy Walton ($21.5 billion),

 

Jim C. Walton ($19.6 billion),

 

Alice Walton ($19.3 billion),

 

and S. Robson Walton ($19 billion).

 

I can't even imagine one Million , Let Alone a Billion !

 

And we all know that's why they carry Insurance

So their Pockets are Protect ...

 

I hope Joe gets some of their Money :thumbsu:

 

The last 10 years have seen the largest redistribution of wealth from the middle and lower classes to the wealthy class ever in our history. The last time the spread between the wealthy and poor was this big was before the Great Depression.

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