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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-07-2017, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Default Daughter got scammed

I am truly in dis belief that she got scammed. Her and her friends were even talking about this I guess the day before just not this scenario.
Guy calls her up posing as a police officer telling her she has a warrant out for her arrest and that she can take care of it on the phone as far as paying for it. He got $1,990.00 from her and kept her on the phone for like 4hrs working it all out so it was an actual cash transaction. She went to her bank and the best they could do was wave some fee's that were incurred for the transaction. She said she never expected them to act like they were the police.
I just cannot believe she fell for this. I am in awe.

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These people who pray on the innocent should be tied up and lashed. I have no patience for those kind of scum.

I used to play along for a bit and have some fun with them when I would get those calls. I would make up a fake credit card number and all LOL but Ive gotten tired and I just hang up.

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This same thing happened to my daughter , only it was a guy saying he was from the IRS , she fell for it hook line and sinker for 2,500.00 .

If I could put my hands around the guys neck , it would take the jaws of life to get me off of him ....
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Read this article the other day...

Target store workers save panicked couple from getting scammed out of $4,000 - CBS News

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My grandfather almost fell for that police scam, they were going to send a taxi out for him to get the money and then send it to them, these scammers were out of Canada and said they had arrested my cousin and aunt at the border and wanted $8,000 for bail funds, just so happened that it was on a day that I had off or who knows what he would have done.

The IRS one, I don't know about you, but all the IRS agents I have ever talked to are american, if and when you have to deal with that agency you always seem to get a letter more then a phone call.


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99.999 % of the time the IRS will NOT contact you by phone , only by mail .... Food for thought everyone .
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These things, if for real, are always dealt with through to mail. The IRS will send 2 notifications via mail.
Like Tony.v, I like to jerk their chains and play along, wasting their time. I especially like doing that to those asshats that claim they are calling from Microsoft. I take them right up to when they ask, "what do you see on your screen?" Then I tell them, "It sez you are a MFer," or something worse. Click.
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99.999 % of the time the IRS will NOT contact you by phone , only by mail .... Food for thought everyone .
Thats actually the case with almost all government and law enforcement agencies.

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The IRS will notify you by mail.

The FBI, US Marshals, State Police, Sheriffs and Local police will come see you in person.

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We have caller ID at home, if we don't recognize the number we don't answer. I/we let it go to answering machine (or on cell phone, voice mail) almost always there is no message left. If message is left we decide if it is anyone we want or need to call back. Pretty much eliminates phone scams.
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