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I recently contacted a spritual worker online. she asked

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Hello, I recently contacted a spritual worker online. she asked for $300 but what threw me off was that she wanted me to deposit money into personal account. her website claims she has several offices. i asked if she had a paypal she said no not until later . So after I deposited the money she asked for $200 to pay for energy . I tried to cut off connection with her but i feared my safety because she had a photo and full name and dob of mine. I tried telling her my phone got hacked to scare her that didn't work. then after i paid her off i cut off contact with her. but i was still suspicious and didn't want her to do this to other people. I contacted her from a disposable phone number . twice . she picked up but my connection was off. Then I texted her saying someone looked at her website and said that since she didn't have a paypal on her site that they said you usually have money wired to you or deposited into a personal account. that is tax fraud. ..and after that I cut her off for good. my biggest concern is if i go to the authorities will I no longer be a victim because I told her she was commiting fraud through a disposBLE NUMBER? i feel scared and i feel horrible for sending that text at this point i want to apologize to her.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Fraud Examiner
Expert:  Chris T., JD replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'll be happy to assist you.You did not commit any sort of a crime by contacting her through a disposable number. You didn't defraud her in any way and you should have no concern about going to the police.
Expert:  Chris T., JD replied 1 year ago.
Also, anything you told her, even if not true, does not mean you are no longer a victim since you didn't steal any money from her.
Expert:  Chris T., JD replied 1 year ago.
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