• I fell for an extremely elaborate scam. I wired money to a friend a few times to help out for a few things (kids, etc.). This person is a friend that went to my middle school. I have a feeling that they scammed me by not giving me the money they promised to give me. To make matters worse, most of the text messages on my phone may be deleted, because my LG smartphone abruptly shut off, and can only turn onto one screen and not boot to the next. I had to go and buy another one. This is extremely frustrating. What I think may have happened is that somebody hacked my friends account, used it to scam me, and claimed that the IRS and their tax preparers needed to fill out paperwork in order to give me $600+. I usually don't fall for scams, I have been contacted by foreigners to give them money to help them out, I almost fell for the US grant scam, and I fell for an investor's scam through Paypal in 2015. I also fell for a romantic scam which was extremely embarrassing in 2014. I may not be posting this information in the correct group. Even if I am not, could I please receive some feedback on the best thing I should do. What I was able to do was to back up some of the SMS and contacts from my phone prior to August 7, the day that my old phone stopped turning back on all the way. I happened to be in the grocery store running errands when my phone, which was turned on, abruptly shut off at 57% charged. I have a feeling that the scammer may have hacked into my phone and stopped it from working. I am almost going through hell at the time. This unfortunate event is happening at the WORST POSSIBLE TIME IMAGINABLE. I am about to become a teacher, I work a full-time job, I am trying to become a software programmer, etc, and I am taking to community college courses, after graduated from a university with a Bachelor’s degree. I feel that the total financial losses may be at least $738.