Wednesday, April 08, 2009

In my Inbox today... A 'Home Depot' scam warning

I received a 'heads up' warning today in my inbox... for those men who may be regular Home Depot customers.

It recounts how a friend of mine has, over the last month, become a victim of a clever scam while out shopping.

He tells me how simply going out to get supplies has turned out to be quite traumatic and warns... "Don't be naive enough to think it couldn't happen to you or your friends"!!

Here's how the scam works

Two seriously good-looking 20-21 year-old girls come over to your car as you are packing your shopping into the trunk. They both start wiping your windshield with a rag and Windex, with their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts.

It is impossible not to look!! eek

When you thank them and offer them a tip, they say "No" and instead ask you for a ride to another Home Depot. You agree and they get in the backseat. On the way, they start undressing. Then one of them climbs over into the front seat and starts crawling all over you, while the other one steals your wallet! eek

My friend tells me he had his wallet stolen on November 4th, 9th,10th, twice on the 15th, 17th, 20th and the 24th 29th. Also December 1st, 4th, twice on the 8th, 16th, 23rd, 26th, 30th, three times last Saturday and very likely again this upcoming weekend!!

So tell your friends to be careful!!

P.S. Walmart has wallets on sale 2.99 each

What is Home Depot?

According to Wikipedia, The Home Depot is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services.

The Home Depot is the largest home-improvement retailer in the United States, ahead of rival Lowe's, and the second-largest general retailer in the United States, behind only Wal-Mart.

Headquartered in Atlanta, The Home Depot employs more than 331,000 people and operates 2,193 big-box format stores across the United States (including the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada (ten provinces), Mexico and China!

I've already written to Atlanta... pointing out my blog post today... and asking for a suitable commission! lol