I was scammed too. On 4/1/10 (April Fools Day no less), two boys approached me while I was walking my dog. They said that they were sending American magazines to the military who were on active duty (in order to give them a sense of being close to home). I commended the boys for working so hard to support our military, and I agreed to purchase magazines @ $42 + $15 handling (sound familiar?) Shortly afterwards, I had a gut feeling that I had been suckered in. I looked on-line and found that Syn, Inc. had been responsible for scamming many people. I immediately put a stop payment on the check I'd written, and then went a step further. Since scam artists are unpredictable, I was not comfortable having compromised some of my personal information. I called the bank, explained my predicament, and the bank froze my checking account immediately.
Although it bothered me that as a result of this incident, I had to do some leg work in order to protect my finances, that is not what bothered me most. What bothered me most is that once again, I've been made to believe that "you can't trust anybody"... What a sad state of affairs! With so many people out of work, I suspect we will be seeing many more attempts at ripping off kind-hearted people. It's a real shame!