I got nailed by this scam last weekend and it still hurts.
Seemingly coming from nowhere, the mysterious lady will approach you, pretending to be your ‘loving wife’, complete with gratuitous sex and your favourite snack.
She will then effortlessly guide the conversation in order to subtly ask if you have a balance on your credit card.
This is where you MUST answer, ‘Yes, it’s completely maxed out dear’, otherwise she will cleverly slip it from your wallet whilst pretending to enjoy fondling your coconuts.
‘IT WAS IN THE SALE’
Later that day, while you rest comfortably on the couch remote in hand, your card will be used to purchase half a dozen ridiculously overpriced ‘sale’ items.
This scam is so diabolical that even when you receive a token gift yourself, purchased with your card of course, you will still feel thoroughly used.
At this point the strange woman, posing as your ‘loving wife‘ will then revert back to the far more familiar ‘moody hag’ and will disappear to wherever it she goes when she doesn’t want something.