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Thousands Believe Hoax That Obama Will Pay Their Utility Bills

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posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 06:24 PM
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story from CNS News
By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press
July 13, 2012

Thousands Believe Hoax That Obama Will Pay Their Utility Bills
 

This apparently has been in progress for a few months.

The scam involves contact by somebody telling you that some kind of Obama benefit will pay for your bills.

First, beware of anything "promising" that somebody will do things for you for free.
(many promises are usually always BeeEss)

With all the constant warnings pasted all over the place, we still see people fall over the cliff anyway.

Today's economic times make many more people vulnerable to anything at all that sounds even remotely true.

Authorities don't know who is behind this clever scheme.



MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As much as President Barack Obama wants your vote, he's not actually offering to pay your monthly bills.

But thousands of Americans have been persuaded otherwise, falling victim to a fast-moving scam that claims to be part of an Obama administration program to help pay utility bills in the midst of a scorching summer.

The scheme spread quickly across the nation in recent weeks with help from victims who unwittingly shared it on social media sites before realizing they had been conned out of personal information such as Social Security, credit card and checking account numbers. ....[story continues]


I don't know if the scammers had any specific target list of phone numbers, but I bet they got a lot of hangups


There are "mailing" lists readily available from marketing companies.

I wonder if they used any specific criteria.

Get ready for a new onslaught of advertising for "I.D. theft insurance" !!
 




posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 06:29 PM
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The sad thing about this is that there are so many gullible, ignorant people out there who would give away their personal info without checking on this first.

If Obama couldn't create jobs, rein in Wall Street, or cut taxes, what makes people think he'll pay their bills??



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 06:30 PM
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I started a thread on this this morning.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I'm just saying.



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 06:32 PM
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a kinder and more informed thread already exists



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 06:36 PM
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Sometimes when I see how stupid people are I wonder why I'm not rich.

For a con artist this world must seem like a dream come true. People are ready to believe ANYTHING if they think they'll get something for free.

ring ring.....ring ring....
Hello Madam If you give us your bank details we'll give you some money...
ooooh! how lovely, would you like my husbands bank details too?

The mind boggles



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 06:58 PM
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Originally posted by caladonea
reply to post by xuenchen
 


I started a thread on this this morning.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

I'm just saying.


Jeezz...sorry.

I notice now that the title is different. I missed it. Sorry again.

MODS......it's decision time.

caladonea's thread is similar and well presented


thanks in advance.



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 07:05 PM
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I think your thread is very well presented too. You have given a different source and so that adds importantly to the discussion. Too bad they couldn't combine the 2...lol.

Maybe the mods will let both threads stay alive!



posted on Jul, 13 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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Originally posted by caladonea
reply to post by xuenchen
 


I think your thread is very well presented too. You have given a different source and so that adds importantly to the discussion. Too bad they couldn't combine the 2...lol.

Maybe the mods will let both threads stay alive!


Fair enough for me !

Thanks.



posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 12:00 AM
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Where o Where do you find this stuff, Xuenchen?

I'm cracking up pretty good over this one. Partly because it's believable.
Could you imagine how hollow headed some of these people are?


"No worries, ma! Bamma gonna pay the lectric!"



posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 12:11 AM
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Since 2008........





posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 07:37 AM
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I wonder if we can find that girl today and see if she has anything else to say !!



posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 11:20 AM
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Scary, the lie might have been perpetrated, since 2008, to some extent. WHY would she even think that, hey?



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