My name is Maria. I have been a disciple for 18 years and currently serve in the children's ministry. I have been married to a fellow disciple, Mario Vila Garcia, since 2007. We are blessed with two beautiful children- Yaretzi, who is 11 years old, and Liam Jared, who is 6 years old. Both my husband and daughter are actively serving in the Worship ministry.
On January 4th, I became a victim of fraud. An amount of $259,549 was fraudulently withdrawn from my account. I quickly reported the incident to my bank, who provided support by involving the CONDUSEF Government Institution to investigate my case. The fraudsters had called me pretending to be from HSBC Bank and claimed that my data was being hacked. I was given some information that matched my account and account data, which had already been entered through another electronic means. The Bank has already responded stating that I accepted all the operations that were carried out. They advised me to consult a lawyer to help me with the situation, and the lawyer's fees will be approximately around $20,222 pesos. I have been greatly affected by this incident in so many ways. I am finding it difficult to sleep and constantly feel anxious. Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, I am unable to hire a lawyer to help me retrieve my money. My husband's earnings are not enough to cover all of our household expenses, especially when we also have to pay for our kids' schooling. I have exhausted all options to resolve the issue with the bank and recover our money. I am reaching out to ETF to seek support for my family so that we can hire a lawyer and start the legal proceedings. This money is important for securing our children's future.