<![if !vml]><![endif]>Nancy is a Banker, I think she's an exceptional one, and
based on what you're about to read you may think so too.
A little old lady goes to the bank to scrape up some
money to help a friend. Scrape, not withdraw. She is not going to
the teller window withdrawal slip in hand, she's going to access
her safe deposit box. It's that important.
She waits nervously for the first available banker
and soon enough she gets Nancy. Nancy knows a lot of people, a lot
of people, but these two have never met. They go into the safety
deposit vault to do their respective keying as the woman tells
Nancy about her friend who is in distress and desperately needs her
Her friend is stranded in Spain, something happened
and she needs money fast, she said so in an email. Nancy is not
buying it and starts to challenge, this goes on for a while, it is
very uncomfortable, the woman is, for lack of a better word,
Nancy tries to explain that this sounds like an
email scam, tries to validate what she's saying by telling the
woman how it happens, tells her what email accounts are most likely
to get hacked, even asks her "Was it a Yahoo account?".
The answer was yes. Nancy stands her ground and makes the woman
promise she will try to reach the friend before sending any money
anywhere, she promises and storms off.
A couple hours later there's a ruckus at the bank.
"I was here this morning", "the curly haired
girl", "safe deposit box", oh boy. Nancy takes the
woman aside and finds out that the friend trapped in Spain was in
fact at her desk at work. The woman called repeatedly but got no
answer, and to her credit drove to her friend's work and found her
there. Her Yahoo email account had been compromised and everyone in
her address book got the same email asking for help. Imagine that.
It might have looked a little like this:
I'm with family on vacation in Madrid, Spain, we got
mugged last night in an alley by a gang of thugs on our way back
from shopping, one of them had a knife poking my neck for almost
two minutes and everything we had on us including my cell phone,
credit cards were all stolen,quite honestly it was beyond a
dreadful experience for us but looking on the bright side we
weren't seriously hurt or injured and we are still alive so that is
whats important. I've reported to the cops here and canceled all
our cards,it appeared I had acted quickly enough or they almost
would have succeeded in cleaning out my bank account. I'm really
having some difficulties clearing our hotel bills and also need to
pick up a voucher ticket at the counter for us to catch a flight
back home as soon as possible.
All we need right now is
$2,250.00, but anything you can spare pending when we get things
straighten out will be appreciated and I promise to refund as soon
as we arrive home safely.
Write me back and let me know
how soon you can get it to us asap.
This time it
didn't work. Nancy* stepped up, held her ground, and risked
reprimand with nothing to gain.
I think Nancy's a hero, that's my call, and that's