When I was working at an auto parts restaurant in Dallas, I went to a Burger King drive-thru window to get a quick bite to eat. Unbeknownst to me, my Navy Federal card fell out of my hand and landed in the drive-thru lane. On my way to East Texas to go deer hunting on my dad’s property, I pulled into a gas station somewhere around Lake Ray Hubbard to fill up my car. I looked into my wallet, and my card wasn’t there. I looked through my pockets and every inch of my car, and it wasn’t in those places either.
I called Navy Federal Credit Union to lock my card and found out that someone in Michigan used my card to buy $300 worth of Nike gear, so I canceled it and had to wait in a Boston Market while I wired myself $500 to make it through the week until my new card arrived.
Someone advised me to file a police report, but I decided not to bother. The Dallas Police Department is one of the most shiftless metropolitan police departments in the world, if not the galaxy, and I knew going to them wouldn’t get me anywhere. The only possibly worse police are in Great Britain, where they police everything but crime.
I suppose I could have called the FBI because the crime obviously occurred across state lines. But I’m sure that the FBI wouldn’t have been able to find the culprits and to close the case, they probably would have charged me with a crime instead.
Oh, and I didn’t get any deer that weekend.
Why Reporting Crime is Important
Anyway, five years later, I’m sitting here writing this article and thinking I should have made those fat, lazy, and good-for-nothing coppers at the Dallas Police Department do their jobs and called them twelve times a day until they solved the case.
Thieves are scum. I worked for my money by lifting boxes weighing anywhere from 10 to 100 lbs. in a warehouse that reached over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and zero in the winter. While recovering from a broken femur, I might add. I deserved every penny, and some thief stole from me to get himself a new pair of Nikes. I should have gotten him sent to prison or kicked the hell out of him. Because I didn’t do anything, this low life likely committed more crimes. Probably more theft, but perhaps murder. Who knows?
A thief is a thief, whether he’s stealing a customer’s credit card or running a pump-and-dump scheme. If you have been subjected to any fraud, whether it involves cryptocurrency or not, you should go to the police and report it. For example, Kim Kardashian’s promotion of Ethereum Max was a crime, and she enabled a group of criminals who ripped off investors. Everyone who lost money in Ethereum Max should be bombarding the SEC and the FBI and their congressman’s email and letterboxes and blowing up their phone lines until she is at least investigated. Because if she was acting with criminal intent and gets away with it, she, or someone like her, will do it again.
You might want to take a lawyer with you if you decide to file a complaint with the FBI or any other federal police agency, but if you are the victim of a scam, you should get your own back. You might not get your money back, but you can certainly prevent someone else from enduring what you went through. Also, you’ll have the last laugh as you watch the police frog march the bastard to prison.