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Fraud: Do You Know The Person You Stole From Last Night?

Updated on November 4, 2015

I Know They Don't Care, But...

Fraud, it’s probably happened to all of us at one time or another. If it hasn’t, you should consider yourself lucky. I’ve been the victim of fraud from my bank card a couple of times. The loser tried to take money out of an account that only had $7.00 in it thankfully. So I just got a new bank card and I was more careful.

This article was inspired by a situation that happened to two of my friends, “Jane and Kevin”. Jane called me two days ago saying her Google wallet had been hacked. Thankfully, all Jane had to do was call Google and have them issue her a new card. What happened to her boyfriend, Kevin the next day made what happened to Jane look as if a kid took candy from the pastry shop. Kevin’s account was emptied completely. His disability check that he had just received for the month because of a heart condition was gone. Kevin is homeless and has been sleeping on my hotel room floor and helping me with food and other miscellaneous supplies we need.

I am against taking anything from anyone. I always think I could be taking from someone who is elderly, homeless, sick. You don’t know. The sad reality of all of this is that the person doesn’t care and deserves the label inconsiderate prick. There is no nicer way to put it. There is more than one type of fraud though. People can take more than your money from you. Some of it we allow without even knowing it.

Some of the types of fraud are and not limited to: freedom, family, dignity, good reputation, or anything else taken from you that you own. In the past two years, I’ve had all this taken from me. You feel as if your life has been taken from you. Even with all this being gone, there is one thing I have kept that no one can take from me…my faith in Jesus Christ. No one can ever rip me of that! Even if someone were to kill me, it’d still have Jesus with me. And he’d be even closer.

An example of fraud:

I wish it was as simple as an obsession, but it’s not that simple. If it were anyone else, I wouldn’t have even wasted my time. I’ve been harassed by his followers for the past two years. People who completely support me call them haters, but I consider them the obsessed ones. They make new accounts to harass me with. They even go to get a negative reaction from me by having a girl contact me claiming to be his girlfriend. I’m not allowed to even really talk about the guy and that violates my right to have freedom of speech. Even after all of this, I still care for the guy and stand by my feelings for him.

We also invite fraud into our lives without knowing it; such as what or whom we vote for. We take a risk every presidential election. We have no idea who we are letting run our country. People are human and mess up whether they mean to or not. If we do things we know we shouldn’t, we need to understand that it’ll eventually come with consequences, but that’s life. People take things from us all the time. We are forced to live without something or someone we need in our life not matter if our heart feels it was the right or wrong thing. It happened and even though it did happen, we still have to go on and get by the best we can.

There will be numerous people telling us no and to stop, but that is when you close your ears to that crap, take a deep breath and fight against the wind pushing you in the other direction.

Never Give Up! Overcome! Rise Above!

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      You are right Meredyth, we are all affected by fraud at some stage and it is even a bigger problem now because of the Internet. We can't be too careful at protecting our identity, passwords etc. Sorry this happened to your friends.