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Old 02-18-2014, 12:32 PM   #11
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If I don't recognize the number or if it's private or unavailable I don't answer either. I figure if it's important they'll call back.

Just saw another scam on TV last night similar to what we got hit with. This one was claiming to be the IRS and wanting you to put in your debit card number.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:53 PM   #12
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Good to know about that scam. Will be on watch for something like that.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:02 AM   #13
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Somebody called my mother and said my son (her grandson) had gotten into an accident in Florida. He had only been drinking one glass of wine. The person who was with him was hurt and he was in jail. Send money. My son wasn't in Florida. I assured Grandma that he had been working nights and was sleeping in his apartment downstairs as we spoke. We knew it was a scam immediately, mainly because my son never drinks wine. lol
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Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs View Post
Somebody called my mother and said my son (her grandson) had gotten into an accident in Florida. He had only been drinking one glass of wine. The person who was with him was hurt and he was in jail. Send money. My son wasn't in Florida. I assured Grandma that he had been working nights and was sleeping in his apartment downstairs as we spoke. We knew it was a scam immediately, mainly because my son never drinks wine. lol
My elderly stepmom got caught in this one and unfortunately wired 2K.
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Ouch. The scary part is that they knew her and my son's name. I have no idea how they got that info.
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