Thursday, 25 July 2013
Update on Hurricane Wes Devries
So much has happened since the articles in The Province Newspaper;
Just found this and thought I would share:
Apparently since we have put a dent in the potential victim pool for his 'dating' scams he had to move on to other things. Here are a few more things to keep in mind, not necessarily about Wes but in general;
- Be very careful who you allow to access your house, anyone from a new friend or potential love interest to a handyman or possible buyer of your goods from craigslist. Once someone has access to your place they can easily assess what is valuable and where it is kept.
- Secure all bikes when leaving them unattended, even if it is for a short period of time. I would suggest that you even lock them up when inside a secure area such as a garage
- It is ALWAYS a bad idea to do any financial favors for any reason for someone you don't know very well. But if you happen to be so 'stupid' to do this, as I was, be aware of what your bank's policies are. Because of my ignorance in banking lingo and no clarification given by 2 different RBC reps I was scammed for $2700.
I have decided that since I have done more towards warning people about Wes Devries than I ever thought I could that it is now up to the universe to balance out all the wrongs he has done. For awhile I felt like this whole situation was taking over my life... and while I realize that it is going to be a super long and frustrating process until this is all concluded, my head is in such a better place than it was even a month ago. It's hard to admit that I misjudged someone. It was definitely hard to put my giant, costly mistake on display for everyone to judge me on. It was hard to read the comments about how 'stupid' I am. It was hard to forgive myself for making the mistakes I made in this whole situation. And I will fully own those mistakes. But I have also learned from those and in the process I have also learned a lot about myself and how strong and persevering I am. And how many more other strong women are out there too.