This is extremely embarassing for me, but here goes. Recently, I was approached by someone asking to "Borrow" a small amount of money, supposedly to get his car towed because of some problems with it. As assurance that he would repay this amount, he handed me his debit card, told me its PIN, and gave permission to swipe it at an ATM. This is pretty much how and why I got hooked into the scam.
I swiped the card at an ATM to check the associated account balance, but otherwise did not do anything with it. The next day, he claimed that, for every time I swiped the card at the ATM, the account was charged, even if the request to check the account balance was denied, and we had to withdraw money from my account to cover these charges, lest I face criminal charges, since ATMs have cameras and such and the bank supposedly had a picture of me to launch an investigation.
This individual then called over the phone to someone who was supposedly one of the personnel at the local bank to confirm that this was the case and put this other person on speakerphone so that I heard what they were saying. Thus, I was extorted into withdrawing money by means of cashbacks at several local grocery stores. In total, I lost around $2000. As I would later piece together, the supposed bank personnel that was on the phone was just the scammer's associate.
$2000, just poof- gone in a day. I know that I was incredibly stupid to have fallen for that scam, but nevertheless I ask for your help to recover from it. Every little bit is appreciated.