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Ga. woman scammed by couple begging for gas money

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Updated: 5/13/2014 2:30 pm
By Kevin Rowson
NBC News

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A woman wants everyone to know how easy it is to be the victim of identity theft after two people she was trying to help stole her credit card information.

Tymikia Jackson said she was pumping gas when a woman walked up to her.

"She asked me can I please have some money so that I can put gas in my tank," Jackson said.
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Jackson, who has a big heart, couldn't resist.

"So I gave her my last $20 in my pocket," she said. But the reward was worth it. "She was ecstatic," she said. "She said, 'Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. Can I please have a hug?’ "

There was a man with the woman who was in the driver seat of their car.

"So he got out of the car and said 'thank you so much', can I please have a hug," Jackson said. "But the hug was different."

She told the couple to pay her good deed forward, but instead they took advantage of her.

The next morning she realized why the couple was so eager to hug her.

"I went through my bank account, and close to $3,000 was gone," she said.


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