Well, at least you got a good cleaning out, pardon the pun.
There are an average of 1000 people per day getting scammed by responding to ads on the INTERNET, and TV STATIONS and RADIO STATIONS. It's a sad fact of life these days...people are just too free to give out their credit info to just anybody and I do mean ANYBODY.
I guess some people just have to "live & learn" the hard way, by experiencing the rip off themselves.
Oh, by the way, OPRAH doesn't give a damn about these scammers, if she did, she would get her name off them with disclaimer on all her TV SHOWS.