No ulterior motive in sharing Internet fraud story, Truro woman says

Harry Sullivan
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TRURO – A Truro woman who last week became a victim of Internet fraud says she went public with her story solely as a warning to others.

Wanda Lane-Cameron

“I’ve gotten so many messages asking if I need anything and I know you all mean well but I did not go to the paper for pity or because I needed something,” Wanda Lane-Cameron said, of her story, which ran in Saturday’s Truro Daily News.

Lane-Cameron lost $1,245 through an Internet scam while trying to borrow money through what she believed was a legitimate financial institution.

“I don't need anything. I have everything I need,” she said, in an e-mail to this paper regarding the response she received to the story.

“Money is replaceable. Kids, family, friends, love, feelings are not replaceable. I did it in hopes people would feel how it made me feel. For example people going through mental issues, rape victims or addicts do not tell their stories to gain. They/we tell our stories in hopes that people will understand how the situation makes us feel and to make those that have experienced (something) similar know they are not alone.”

Besides offers of support, Lane-Cameron said she also received messages from some people who thought she had ulterior motives for going public with her story.

“I can’t change what I’ve done and what I’ve lost,” she said, in the original story. “But for me to stop somebody else from doing that would be a little bit of a relief for sure.”

And she said that was her one and only purpose for sharing her information.

The fraudulent company in question is called Greencrest Credit Solutions (supposedly based out of Chicago).

Lane-Cameron said the telephone number used to contact the representatives she dealt with was disconnected after a call was placed by the Truro Police Service.

 

hsullivan@trurodaily.com

Twitter:@tdnharry

 

Organizations: Truro Daily News, Greencrest Credit Solutions, Truro Police Service

Geographic location: Chicago

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  • Lynette McGhee
    October 23, 2013 - 14:41

    I hate I didn't see your story before I dealt with this company.. I search & search an wasn't able to find any information or negative reviews in reference to this company.. I was scammed for $350.00. Get me once, but never will you get me twice.. I reported everything, file police report, contacted the Federal Trade Commission, All credit bureaus, etc. I never thought I would ever get scammed.. I needed the extra funds to have surgery, due to my insurance not covering all cost.. I'm the type of person that don't like to ask family for anything & plus sometimes family have their own problems & can't loan out that type of money.. I'm thankful for only sending $350.00, however my information Is with these criminals, so I took the necessary steps to stop them before they go any further.. I'm so sorry that happened to you, because you were a victim like me.. I became a victim on yesterday 10/22/13.. I hope everything has worked out for you. As for me I'm going to do what I have to do to come up with the extra to have my surgery of having my gall bladder remove.. I have very bad stomach pains & was told by doctor that I have gall stones.. I trust & believe that everything will work out for me.. I cried, but crying doesn't get me anywhere for my mistake of trusting any company that you send money too up front for anything. It's not like me, but we all make mistakes sometimes. I guess this was it..