AARP Fraud Map
I received a call from the Warrant Dept (Memphis) and was told I didn't show up for jury duty on the 14th and there was a warrant out for my arrest. Lt. Martin asked if I still resided at (insert current home address). I replied, yes. He informed me everyone tells them they never received the jury duty notice, and unfortunately, I had 3 choices. 1. Turn myself in and go to jail until my court date of Oct. 15th. 2. State I refuse to comply and I will be picked up and sent to jail. 3. Post bond
― pplains, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:40 (two years ago) Permalink
I keep getting calls from ppl saying they work for the US government and my name and number was selected to receive 10,000 dollars and not have to pay back I've asked to not call or remove me and they continue to call 5 to 6 times a day
Phone message saying they are from the IRS and have a lawsuit filed against you and you need to call immediately! A friend actually answered the call I didn't. They argued with her saying if she didnt send the money they would call the police! My caller ID showed caller unknown. My friend hung up on them.
Recently the "Credit Union" scammers have been working hard. They have gotten so good at what they do, it would be easy for a person to fall for their tricks. They normally start with "We have frozen your account due to suspicious activity". What makes them so dangerous is they now use the official logo of the financial institution. Fortunately, being a retired banker I can spot them fairly easy. There are so many people who cannot.
If you are an AOL email user, you might receive an email telling you that there is a problem with your database and unless you login and have it fixed your account will be closed. It looks official and is signed by someone with CEO of AOL management after their names. It's a scam to get your user name and password so that they can steal the names in your email. Trash it immediately!
(Hey, "If you are an AOL email user..." Guy knows his target market.)
Got an email today from Publishers clearing house telling me I won $1,000,000 in yesterday's drawing. They say reply to Pchgameres✧✧✧@z✧✧✧.c✧✧, I will need to give them my name, address, mobile no., sex and occupation. Well, what if it was true? I wish.
― pplains, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:41 (two years ago) Permalink
Yesterday we received a mailing from GreenLink Financial with a unsolicited check written out to my wife for $35,000. Wow, what an offer; just sign it and put it in the bank. BUT wait a minute, the very fine print says by signing you agree to the terms of a loan along with it is a loan with monthly payments of close to $500. This is obviously a scam and I fear the elderly could easily becomes victims. BOTHING IS FREE.
― how's life, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:44 (two years ago) Permalink
And there's bothing to get hung about.
― pplains, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:47 (two years ago) Permalink
A document appeared on my computer screen stating that there was a virus. It had a Microsoft heading and phone #. It cautioned that you not shut the computer down which was the only way to get rid of it. My computer tech here said that he has seen that scam a lot. I'm glad I called him.
― pplains, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:52 (two years ago) Permalink
i got 2 automated calls from the "IRS" saying i am being investigated for tax fraud. i called the number, 713-885-6894, the man that answered had an accent. i recognized his voice from a previous call where he called me names that i will not repeat. i told him that the IRS sounded like a pretty busy office and i would like to speak with his supervisor. he started with the obscenities again and i hung up.
Mine has to do with charges on our Sam's Club card. We have been so careful with our card, how did they charge on It? Have no idea but Uber BV NL charged five times on our card in one weekend. I caught it right away. Please alert people of this so they can watch their charge cards!!