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Roxip
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01-29-2004

Monday, July 02, 2018 - 8:01 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Roxip a private message Print Post    
My 91-year old dad gets spam calls all the time. He just tells them that they have to speak to me and he can't tell them my number. I'm glad he is well trained...LOL! Bless his sweet heart.

Seamonkey
Moderator

09-07-2000

Monday, July 02, 2018 - 11:45 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
I use NoMoRoBo which blocks a large number of calls and I screen calls that don't display as someone I know.

Dipo
Member

04-23-2002

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 7:23 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Dipo a private message Print Post    
So interesting, this is the second time I have gotten a new card from BofA. This is what they said... We're letting you know your card may have been part of a compromise at an undisclosed merchant....

I didn't have any weird charges and have no clue what merchant had a problem.

Atcaroline
Member

08-13-2007

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 3:02 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Atcaroline a private message Print Post    
Dipo, this happened to me a couple of years ago with BofA. They would not tell me who the merchant was but I was able to get them to tell me when the fraudulent transaction occured so by process of elimination, I figured out it was a restaurant I had recently eaten at. The bank told me that often times merchants have employees who scan your card or copy the number down then sell the numbers to the black market. That is why I now have a separate card with a very very low limit for online purchases, restaurants or other places I think might have susceptible employees.

Kitkat
Member

08-23-2008

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:00 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Kitkat a private message Print Post    
I've had the computer and arrest warrants scam calls, but now had a new one. It started out with "you have won 5 million dollars from Publisher's Clearing House" When asked why they were not at my door, they said I would have to pay the delivery fee of about $250. Needless to say, I told him what I thought of him and hung up on him. Be Aware!

Sadiesmom
Member

03-13-2002

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 5:51 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Sadiesmom a private message Print Post    
well, in my town they are getting some bitcoin scam via e-mail.

Kitkat
Member

08-23-2008

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:07 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Kitkat a private message Print Post    
Our County Sheriff's Office just posted this on "NextDoor"

Scam targeting parents of high school age students

Hello P------- County parents,
A resident was recently called by a friendly and soft spoken woman. The caller advised that her son had completed some forms at school requesting SAT/ACT study materials. The caller said they would send the workbooks, CD's and other study materials out and if the CD's were returned in 30 days the company wouldn't charge the $216.32.

The caller requested a credit card number, but the parent had more questions. The caller gave her name and a 1-888 phone number and assured the parent to feel free to call anytime M-F between 10 am-4 pm. The parent became concern when the caller began finalizing a delivery date and a charge on the card. When the parent began challenging some of the facts, the caller abruptly hung up. After the call, the parent called the number provided and received a recording "that the number is unassigned".

Attached is a link to an almost identical scam from 2016- www.sandiegocan.org/2016/05/04/scam-alert-satact-scholastic-flunks-the-scam-test/

Firebird05
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08-24-2001

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:28 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Firebird05 a private message Print Post    
KitKat these scammers are true low lifes and despicable.
About a year ago a got a phone call telling me mother was in distress and needed to be transported to the hospital.
But I needed to pay with a credit card before that was possible. They said they were calling from Oklahoma where she lived. She did live there for a long time.
But she lived in Nashville 5 minuets away from me before she died 4 years ago.
I had some words for them that can’t be said here.

Colordeagua
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10-24-2003

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 1:56 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Colordeagua a private message Print Post    
Why do scammers think they can get away with that?? Because occasionally they do. That is sad.

Seamonkey
Moderator

09-07-2000

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 3:32 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Oh it is strictly like spam email.. most are deleted but when they fool someone they win and it is strictly volume and take what they can get and they often get a lot.

As one of the officers said at the last seminar I attended.. if ANYONE is asking you to pay them with a Target Gift Card (or any other gift card), it is NOT legit.

Kitkat
Member

08-23-2008

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:27 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Kitkat a private message Print Post    
Another SCAM ALERT put out by our county Sheriff's Office on NexrDoor.

Medicare Card Scam

Scammers follow the news – and the money. Medicare is sending new cards to everyone who gets Medicare benefits, finally replacing your Social Security number with another number. As expected, scammers have been trying to cash in on this change.

These scammers typically reach out by phone and have tried a few different tactics. Sometimes, they claim to be a Medicare representative and ask to verify (ahem, steal) your information. Or they claim that there’s a fee for your new card (there isn’t). Others claim that your Medicare card was compromised and you need to move your money from your bank into “safer accounts” (it wasn’t, you don’t, and following their advice means putting your money in their pockets). We’ve even heard of some scammers offering plastic versions of the card for a fee – even though the real Medicare cards are paper and there are no legitimate plastic cards.

How can you avoid these scams? Remember these tips:

Don’t give personal information to get your new Medicare card. If someone calls claiming to be from Medicare, asking for your Social Security number, bank information, or other information to get your new card, that’s a scam. Hang up. Medicare will never ask you to give personal information to get your new Medicare number and card.
Don’t pay for your new card. It’s yours for free. If anyone calls and says you need to pay for it, that’s a scam. Hang up.
*Consumer Alert from the Federal Trade Commission

Seamonkey
Moderator

09-07-2000

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:38 pm   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Seamonkey a private message Print Post    
Good one.. this had been around for several years.. they were targeting people with cancer and telling them they needed a new card, which they did not at the time. I remember hearing a guy on the phone talking about how he heard he needed a new card as he sat in the waiting room at a cancer center :-(

And now that we ARE getting the new cards, obviously they are right there trying to take advantage of people.

Mack
Member

07-22-2002

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 9:18 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Mack a private message Print Post    
Got another slightly unhappy call from somebody here in town. Apparently he had gotten a robocall that just happened to be my number. This is the second time this has happened but at least this guy wasn’t accusing me of trying to call his wife. Latest guy was ok once I explained I hadn’t called anybody on my house phone so it couldn’t have even been a “butt dial”. 😳😬

Karuuna
Board Administrator

08-30-2000

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 9:31 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Karuuna a private message Print Post    
My business went through that.... hundreds of calls were placed using our 1.800 number... and we got dozens of angry calls in return. We finally had to just put a message on saying that we didn't make those calls and if you were an actual customer to leave a message and we'd call back.

It was a nightmare.

Mack
Member

07-22-2002

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 11:21 am   Edit Post Move Post Delete Post View Post Send Mack a private message Print Post    
Not such great news is there just happened to be a report on the local morning news that the FCC thinks that there will be an increase in robocalls in 2019. Robocalls are generated by computers over the Internet from various foreign locations and apparently are close to impossible for the government to block. Supposedly working on it in cooperation of the most frequent countries of origin like India to come up with a solution.

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