This Is Why We’re In A Recession, Part 62

| Right | July 3, 2017

Patron: “We need help. The screen keeps spinning and spinning and nothing is happening.”

(I look at the couple’s computer screen. They have received a could-not-be-more-obvious scam email with a link to “check your free credit rating,” clicked on the link, and entered all their personal information into the website.)

Me: “Ma’am, sir, this is a serious problem. This website is a scam that can steal your money. You need to call your bank and your credit card company right now and tell them what you did.”

(They don’t understand, or don’t want to, and get mad at me. A while later, I pass by the computers to help another patron and see they have gone to yet another sketchy website and entered all their personal information yet again.)

Me: “Do you understand that this is a serious problem? You should never put that information on a random website like that because people will steal it and take money out of your account!”

Patrons: “No, this is a different website. It puts your credit card on alert so no one can steal from it.”

Me: *giving up* “Yay!”

 

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