How not to become a FRAUD victim

How not to become a FRAUD victim

There are 16 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Sep 5, 2010, titled How not to become a FRAUD victim. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

It may not be the official derivation of the word, but Jos Van Hout, an investigator with the Butte County District Attorney's Office, claims FRAUD should stand for "Financial Rewards Acquired Under Deception." At a seminar Wednesday attended mostly by seniors, District Attorney Mike Ramsey reminded them that older generations are often targeted by ...

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Mary Carlisle

Chico, CA

#1 Sep 5, 2010
Last week-end a hacker gained control of my FACEBOOK account and my G-Mail account (because I used the same password) changed passwords and I am locked out. I am no longer able to access that account so I have no contact information for anyone. They sent out an E-Mail to everyone in my address book saying that I had been robbed at gunpoint in London and needed money to get home. One wonderful friend wrote back and asked for some personal information to "prove" it was me. Because the hacker had all my saved E-Mails they responded telling her about an event we had attended together (information in a saved E-Mail. This dear soul wired money. So a couple of things: To all my friends in Butte County - I am NOT stuck in London. If you ever receive one of these E-Mails, call the person at the phone number you have for them -- or a listed phone number. Anyone in trouble in a foreign country could get assistance from the American Embassy. I hope my friends will call & leave only their name & phone number so I can re-create an address book.

Thank you,
Mary Carlisle
A Rant of many truths

San Clemente, CA

#2 Sep 5, 2010
Can someone tell me where I can find an agency that investigated fraud and exploitation by the very government that professes and is paid to protect?
Dan Logue, Jane Dolan, Senator Feinstein, Doug Lamalfa, AG Jerry Brown or President Obama?

“Who is John Galt?”

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#3 Sep 5, 2010
Sound like they are describing Obama care.
Empty Pocketbook

United States

#4 Sep 5, 2010
Mary Carlisle - Why don't YOU call your friends and tell them about this instead of relying on this posting. How do you know they are reading the postings? What a shame for your friend also. Is she still your friend?
Mary Carlisle

Chico, CA

#5 Sep 6, 2010
I can't call them because the hacker has control of my entire E-Mail address book -- that includes all my phone numbers except the limited number in my cell phone.

I don't know whether or not they are reading the postings. I have not gotten any calls today so I'm guessing this has limited exposure.

I hope she is still my friend. While this was not my "fault", I feel just awful.

This has left me feeling very sad. It is a sad commentary that criminals prey on generous, good hearted people who are just trying to do a good deed. Wonder how they sleep at night.

Thanks for your thoughts.
garnett garrison

Chico, CA

#6 Sep 7, 2010
Mary Carlisle wrote:
Last week-end a hacker gained control of my FACEBOOK account and my G-Mail account (because I used the same password) changed passwords and I am locked out. I am no longer able to access that account so I have no contact information for anyone. They sent out an E-Mail to everyone in my address book saying that I had been robbed at gunpoint in London and needed money to get home. One wonderful friend wrote back and asked for some personal information to "prove" it was me. Because the hacker had all my saved E-Mails they responded telling her about an event we had attended together (information in a saved E-Mail. This dear soul wired money. So a couple of things: To all my friends in Butte County - I am NOT stuck in London. If you ever receive one of these E-Mails, call the person at the phone number you have for them -- or a listed phone number. Anyone in trouble in a foreign country could get assistance from the American Embassy. I hope my friends will call & leave only their name & phone number so I can re-create an address book.
Thank you,
Mary Carlisle
that was me garnett garrison
Mary Carlisle

Chico, CA

#7 Sep 7, 2010
Was not! Hope you're doing well. Please call me tonight. My # is listed.
Aniket

Kolkata, India

#8 Sep 7, 2010
Yes its good well done tips.
sue kolar legal defense

Chico, CA

#9 Sep 23, 2010
Mary Carlisle wrote:
Was not! Hope you're doing well. Please call me tonight. My # is listed.
mary you got to church on billie rd in paradise! why don't you save me from all after i got fired from incal? get off your self-righteous crap!
gaylee garrison

Chico, CA

#10 Nov 11, 2010
Mary Carlisle wrote:
Was not! Hope you're doing well. Please call me tonight. My # is listed.
i got arrested for welfare fraud with my daughter. why don't you helped us? we need a place , you got nice place off clark rd in nice mobile home park..
Muff Daddy

Pearland, TX

#11 Nov 16, 2010
Lots of welfare fraud in California....."the land of fruit and nuts" !
inmategarnettgar rison

Chico, CA

#12 Nov 22, 2010
[email protected] m please write me mary
garnett garrison

Chico, CA

#13 Nov 22, 2010
Mary Carlisle wrote:
Was not! Hope you're doing well. Please call me tonight. My # is listed.
how can i be well i am in jail. don't you read papers?
garnett garrison

Chico, CA

#14 Nov 22, 2010
Mary Carlisle wrote:
Was not! Hope you're doing well. Please call me tonight. My # is listed.
Home / NewsRSS | E-mailMother; Daughter Accused Of Stealing From Welfare ProgramPOSTED: 11:26 am PDT November 3, 2010
OROVILLE, Calif.-- A mother and daughter from Redding are charged with fraud after authorities say they stole about $190,000 from the Butte County Welfare Department.

District Attorney Mike Ramsey says Garnett Garrison, 56, and her daughter Gaylee Garrison, 29, claimed they did work for In Home Support Services Program (IHSS), but they did not.

The IHSS program is designed to help the elderly and disabled stay in their homes by paying providers to assist them with things they cannot do for themselves.

Investigators allege that Garnett developed a complex system of falsifying time cards and payroll accounting records to divert money into her pocket while her daughter Gaylee claimed to be an IHSS service provider.

They are due back in court December 1 for their preliminary hearing.

mary are you stupid?? how can i be ok? with this in papers?

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Lmao

Meadow Valley, CA

#18 Feb 15, 2012
Leave Mary alone lol! Like it's her fault you're in jail. Maybe you should go to church too and maybe you'd have the morals to not rip off the disabled. Garnett...... Hey darn it Garnett lol! It rhymes. Lol!
garnett garrisn

Oroville, CA

#19 May 27, 2015
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