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More phone fraud with SS
I got a call this morning, IDed as Social Secunity office. I picked up without thinking—do have a lot of legit gov. calls coming in—and it’s a real person, female, says from Social Security. She says my number is being used for fraud along the Florida and Texas Gulf border, and I should give her a lot more info. She sounded quite legit at first.
Of course I hung up, did not say anything. But it sounded very real, and the ID looked legit. I feel so bad for elders who fall for this....and of course it’s basically impossible to stop these scammers, most are in another country. And now they can get in your phone ID.
BOLO if your LOs have access.
I am afraid to answer my phone any more because of all of these
Just yesterday I got a call from " Medicare "They asked for me by name. I said who was it calling ,they said Medicare . My next response was " Medicare will never call , so you know that I know this is a scam call ". Phone line went dead.
Another time I got a call that I qualified for something that I knew was another scam. Told the guy on the line that I was really interested. Every time he started his pitch I asked him to hold on for a second as I was cooking and had to stir the pot ( not ) . I then told him I was sorry for the delay but please go on. This went on for about five maybe ten minutes . Finally I said " Now that I have wasted your time would you please stop wasting mine " .
Probably won't stop anything but it sure felt good keeping him hanging.
With all due respect I believe they were sending you to the Federal trade commission Consumer Reporting office
How much information you give is up to you.
Rescue mom and lvcatlvr,
Go to the site that Crushed listed. There are many options to report scammers and extortionists. I was able to get rid of a $99.00 charge to my credit card from a company in Spain that advertised passport renewal online. (Renewal can be done online, but through a “ US .gov” site.) I was in a big hurry and did not read the fine print until it was too late. My bad. Learned my lesson, but was grateful for the opportunity to fight the charge.