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originally posted by: DJMSN
Thanks for the heads up. This is a scam my Mother might fall for. She is smart but she jumps the gun sometimes when it comes to me. I am active duty and I have been called for jury duty every time I am deployed or about to be deployed...never fails. She would likely send these chumps money if they said my name. So thank you I will call her in the morning to let her know not to fall for anything for which I will get lectured on how she is not so dumb...and talk about a pain in the backside to have to come up with a way to send orders to the court to show I am deployed or just on active duty...seems scanners and fax machines are not on the list to take to war.
originally posted by: stosh64
Thanks for the heads up on this, I will spread the word.
Seems like there is a HUGE increase in phone scams. Is it just me?
I get the "your computer has a virus" scam every week or two.
They then tell you that you have two choices; either report to the Sheriff's office and be arrested and bonded out, or "wire" them $980.00usd and they will not pursue the arrest anymore.
originally posted by: cmdrkeenkid
I always answer the phone, even for unknown numbers. Used to getting all sorts of calls for the old job, so it's just a habit.
Lately, I've been getting calls saying they're a representative of such-and-such county in such-and-such state. I have a warrant, and they're pursuing me at my places of residence and work.
Half the calls are from places I've never been, such as states west of the Mississippi. So I know it's a scam right out. And I don't owe anyone money, not behind on my bills. So it's not like creditors or anything.
But they leave a case number and a return phone number, saying to call back and have everything sorted out and to set up payment arrangements.
Sounds like a similar scheme.