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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4495 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2022 :  07:44:10 AM  Show Profile
My mother-in-law bought my husband and myself $100 gift cards each from Macy's in Southern CA. She paid $200 in cash for them however the employee who took her money didn't put the receipt in the bag like she told my mother-in-law. Turns out the employee pocketed the cash and we have two gift cards that were never activated.

Make sure you always have a receipt, especially when paying cash. My sister-in-law is reporting this to the Macy's store & police, but without a receipt nothing else can be done.

It really angers me how thieves target the elderly, my mother-in-law is nearly 90 and is very upset about this. She began worrying after she mailed the cards to us when she couldn't find their receipt.

Dawn in IL

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
Japanese Proverb

suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

3714 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
3714 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2022 :  08:06:56 AM  Show Profile
Grrrr Dawn, that's terrible! I'm so sorry that happened to your mil! Yes, I ALWAYS ask for receipts jic there are problems activating them. I wish she could recoup her loss but there are evil desperate people out there. :(

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4495 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4495 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2022 :  10:39:54 AM  Show Profile
Sadly you are correct Diana. I hate when they target seniors. I am really frustrated that nothing can be done. Lesson learned.

Dawn in IL

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
Japanese Proverb
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

8340 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
8340 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2022 :  12:20:49 PM  Show Profile
THis is sad that there are people who take advantage of others. I always ask for a receipt for everything.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

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"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6706 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6706 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2022 :  1:33:41 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
So sad this happened to your MIL, Dawn.


Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2069 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2069 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2022 :  2:07:22 PM  Show Profile
Just awful. Shame on that employee.

Dreamer42
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3426 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3426 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2022 :  3:41:13 PM  Show Profile
Hopefully Macy's steps up and does something. That is so sad Dawn.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15724 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15724 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2022 :  9:10:30 PM  Show Profile
So sorry to hear you MIL was taken advantage of by an unscrupulous employee...

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tigger9777
Sharpshooter / Chapter Leader & Guru / FG Guide

101 Posts

Candy
Oakley CA
USA
101 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2022 :  12:22:01 AM  Show Profile
Thanks for sharing
We can all learn a good lesson from this nasty situation
Candy Hogan #8283
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4495 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4495 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2022 :  06:40:57 AM  Show Profile
Without a receipt, nothing will be done on Macy's part. We are in IL and my mother-in-law is in CA, otherwise I would go to that store & their local police about it. We told our MIL that it was all straightened out with Macys to put her mind at ease. She was very worried after mailing the cards to us that they weren't properly activated when she discovered the receipt wasn't in the bag.

Sadly, we must always be alert about these things and never let our guard down.

Dawn in IL

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
Japanese Proverb
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5672 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5672 Posts

Posted - Jan 04 2022 :  4:28:22 PM  Show Profile
Dawn, I am sorry to hear about this situation and you are right that we all need to get and keep receipts in case we need them.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5224 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5224 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2022 :  1:01:35 PM  Show Profile
Dawn, Iím so sorry this happened to your family. It breaks my heart that there are so many untrustworthy people in this world. I wish there was something that could be done to fix the problem. So sad.

Krista
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4495 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4495 Posts

Posted - Jan 05 2022 :  1:55:46 PM  Show Profile
Thanks, I feel bad for my MIL. She is on a very fixed income and even though we told her we didn't need anything she still went out of her way to buy us the gift cards. She needs to use a walker so going to a big store like Macy's is quite difficult for her and then to have her $ stolen like this really infuriates us. Living so far away makes it even more difficult since our hands are tied & we don't want her to know that her money was stolen.

Sadly she used to have a cleaning service for her apartment & they stole her prescriptions & wallet plus a birthday gift she had for someone in her bedroom. She was concerned that a new crew had come to clean her apartment & went to check on the birthday gift that was on her dress when she discovered it was missing. That's when she realized they got into her purse and cleared out her medicine cabinet as well. This was about 3 years ago and my SIL who lives over an hour away from her took over cleaning her apartment on weekends. My SIL is a doctor and works full-time plus has her own family to take care of, but sadly she can't trust anyone to take care of her mom's apartment without worrying they will steal from her again.

Dawn in IL

"One kind word can warm three winter months."
Japanese Proverb
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