When I first became a scam victim I was embarrassed and did not want anyone to know . . . that lasted all of 5 minutes and then I was angry at so many things . . . the scammers for their greed, the banking system for not giving me accurate information about how long it takes for a cashier’s check to clear, the wire transfer company for not having more warnings about these scams in their businesses and for turning a blind eye to the problem.
That is when I KNEW I had to do something. I started to contact the media in order to get our story out there, and you know what . . . it HELPED! It helped me to talk about it and get it out there, but it also helped so many other people. My phone was ringing off the hook from people saying “The same thing happened to me” or from people who heard our story in the media in time for them to know the situation they were about to enter into was a scam and it saved them thousands of dollars.
If you are a scam victim, you could do the same thing for someone else. I am contacted by the media in a regular basis asking for help in locating recent scam victims who would be willing to share their story. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know that you saved someone else from going through the living hell that becomes your life when you discover you are a victim of a scam.
If you would like to be able to help to educate people about scams and fraud, and possibly save someone from becoming a victim, please email me and I will work to connect you with a media person that will do your story justice and help us to take a step forward in educating people about these scams.
Also, you can connect with me and follow our updates from http://www.retaggr.com/page/ShawnMosch/