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Augusta woman victim in money card scam

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:42 PM
Last updated Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:39 PM
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 An Augusta woman fell victim to a money card scam Tuesday.

Latray Iquil Bailey, 22, claims she was scammed out of money from unknown suspects stating they were from the Attorney General’s Office, according to a report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

Bailey stated the suspects knew all her information and said they were trying to collect money she owed them, the report said.

Bailey said the suspects told her if she paid $1000 they would not arrest her. While on the phone with the suspects, a number Bailey suspected to be police called Bailey’s phone. One suspect advised her not to answer and he would disregard the police as soon as she paid, the report said.

Bailey went to Walgreens and CVS and purchased two Green Dot cards, then transferred the money, according to the report.

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corgimom
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corgimom 04/22/14 - 11:14 pm
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I wondered about why anybody

I wondered about why anybody would think that the Attorney General would arrest them- if somebody called me and said that, I'd laugh- so I looked her up.

She was arrested last year for forgery of a check.

That's why she was afraid that she would be arrested.

Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 04/22/14 - 11:48 pm
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LOL...

I'm thinking that anytime someone says "Attorney General’s Office" and "Green-Dot Card" in the same sentence, there has to be something fishy goin' on.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 04/23/14 - 02:59 am
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What makes them believable is

What makes them believable is they have is they have the victims information down to DOB and SS#. The LEGAL immigrants have been hit hard this year by scammers claiming to be IRS agents and unless they pay X amount right now they will be deported . The scammers using arrest records to shake down people would not surprise me in the least.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/23/14 - 04:40 am
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Trust No One

The real IRS, GBI, FBI, CIA or God himself could contact me and I wouldn't believe any of them the way scams are run these days.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/23/14 - 05:04 am
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We need to keep in mind, this

We need to keep in mind, this is a 22 year old female and most likely not as mature and well grounded as most of us older folk. These scammers know and pick their victims well.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/23/14 - 07:09 am
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Well stated, InChristLove.

Well stated, InChristLove. The MOS of scammers has definitely evolved, aided by technology.

Years ago back home where the bankers know everyone who lives in town, an upstanding woman of the community was approached by scammers in the bank parking lot. While in line to withdraw a large sum of money, the teller addressed her by name and asked jokingly what she planned to do with "all that money." The woman later said that when she heard her name it was as if she came out of a trance. She turned to finger the person who had asked her to withdraw the money, only to see her backside hit the door. The belief is she may have been hypnotized.

But hey, Bernie Madoff made off with millions, not by hypnotizing, but by wining and dining his victims. And most don't consider his victims to be idiots. Because they were rich, you think?

Pops
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Pops 04/23/14 - 07:11 am
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Older folk are more likely

to be scammed than anyone. Going back years you can read of elderly people being approached in parking lots by Person A claiming to have found a lot of money. Person B (A's partner) comes up and both of them propose splitting the money only after the victim puts in a large amount of money for a show of good faith. Scam artists are good at what they do.

Graymare
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Graymare 04/23/14 - 07:50 am
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Some folks never learn.

A 22 year old "female" can get scammed. A 22 year old "woman" would have more sense to question them. Gosh, I hate the use of the word "female". A female can be any species. A woman is a human being. Just sayin'... Have a good day.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 04/23/14 - 08:25 am
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I Have An Idea

When they find these 'pillars of the community', I suggest we build some stocks on Broad St. and lock them up for awhile, for everyone to see. All the kids can see what not to do with their lives.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/23/14 - 08:55 am
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BTW: MUCH BIGGER QUESTION

Think about this?
a 22 y/o gets a call and is warned it is Police.
She has $1,000 available to run down and purchase 2 cash cards?

1st Why does she feel the Police are after her to begin with?
2nd Why does she quickly pay $1000 to avoid arrest?
3rd How is she able to round up $1,000 so quickly?

Maybe this will help.....
http://www.lookwhogotbusted.com/augusta-ga/bailey-latray-iquil

foxsilong
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foxsilong 04/23/14 - 08:56 am
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a a

While on the phone with the suspects, a "a" number Bailey suspected to be police called Bailey’s phone.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/23/14 - 10:20 am
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Okay, I'm really confused.

Okay, I'm really confused. nocnoc, the link you provided for the arrest of LaTray looks like a female but say gender "male. This article says female....... wonder which is it???

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/23/14 - 12:35 pm
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ICL - male or female

I also wondered but pulled up the same name and female pic at
http://www.augustacrimereport.com/locations/georgia/richmond-county/1782...

allhans
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allhans 04/23/14 - 01:01 pm
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At least she had $1,000 in

At least she had $1,000 in cash to buy the green dots...(whatever they are).
Most would not be so lucky :-)
OK...I just read nocnoc...

KSL
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KSL 04/23/14 - 06:48 pm
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Crooks scammimg crooks.

Crooks scammimg crooks. Karma?

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/23/14 - 08:42 pm
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"Gosh, I hate the use of the

"Gosh, I hate the use of the word "female". A female can be any species."

Seriously Graymare.....If that was the only statement I made I could see where you might be confused....thinking this could be an animal or a plant....but since I stated a "22 year old" and discussing the article, most would be intelligent enough to know we are talking about the human species.

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