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Old 10-17-2014, 03:39 PM   #1
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Another Scam

My usual routine when I get a call from an unknown number is to just hang up without a word. This time, I got a call and hung up. They called right back so I answered.

It was a call from a heavily accented female voice asking for me by my first name and telling me an arrest warrant had been issued for tax fraud and money laundering. When I said I wanted more information, I was transferred to a heavily accented male who started his speech then put me on hold. The call was eventually disconnected.

I then did a quick google search to find that this is a telephone/email/US Mail scam to coerce money and personal information from you.

There are different variations including missing jury duty and the above-mentioned IRS issues.

Of course, If I end up in jail, I may not be online for a while.
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:55 PM   #2
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My usual routine when I get a call from an unknown number is to just hang up without a word. This time, I got a call and hung up. They called right back so I answered.

It was a call from a heavily accented female voice asking for me by my first name and telling me an arrest warrant had been issued for tax fraud and money laundering. When I said I wanted more information, I was transferred to a heavily accented male who started his speech then put me on hold. The call was eventually disconnected.

I then did a quick google search to find that this is a telephone/email/US Mail scam to coerce money and personal information from you.

There are different variations including missing jury duty and the above-mentioned IRS issues.

Of course, If I end up in jail, I may not be online for a while.
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:42 PM   #3
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I think you can get internet privileges in white collar prisons now.
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:44 PM   #4
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The only calls I get are for scams, surveys or recorded rants from politicians!

I tell the scammers to forget the telephone, the big money is on the internet!
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Old 10-17-2014, 07:44 PM   #5
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When I got a call from my credit card company about fraud, I wouldn't give them any information and instead called them back from the number on the card. No way was I going to give all of that info to someone who called me out of the blue.

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Old 10-17-2014, 08:13 PM   #6
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was his name boris, and did he mention moose and squirrel?
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:18 PM   #7
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No but he did make a reference to "Fearless Leader" a couple of times...
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:49 PM   #8
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Stupid scammers...
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:45 AM   #9
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Thanks for the heads up! I've been meaning to check on this scam. I received 6 missed calls from an unknown phone number yesterday and when I looked up the phone number, it was associated to the IRS scam calls. Good thing I didn't return the call.
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:46 AM   #10
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The scammer used a 202 phone number and https://www.callercenter.com/202-241-1489.html is just one of the threads of complaints people posted on the phone number.
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