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Re: Have you been scammed or have you spotted a scam?

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These calls were also supposed to be from the IRS.
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I have received a few calls from a 505-258-6981 telephone number recently on more than one occasion. I will invite them to dinner on the next call!!!!
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We too received the IRS call with the threat of prosecution and jail if we did not call back. After approximately 3 months of those they stopped. Now we are receiving the calls about having to appear in front of a grand jury for some outstanding legal situation that I supposedly was involved with. They too stated that if I failed to call back the number the justice department would have me arrested. These just started and we proved that this too is a scam. They are just plan annoying.
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@retiredtraveler - I recently posted that I attended a program on scams & frauds recently, and asked the expert if I "didn't meet some threshhold" or it was random, that so many other participants get calls like that regularly .. but I don't. He said it was just random, and that I should be grateful! Smiley Happy


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"...I've never even been e-mailed or phoned with a scam, but I'm not particularly susceptible either....".

 

You've missed the fun. We been called three times over the past several years and informed that if we didn't call the number back, which was the IRS, the black helicopters were coming and we were gong to jail.

   And, apparently, I have outstanding warrants and the cops are only one step behind in taking me to jail, unless I call the number.


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While both of my major credit cards had fraudulent charges a few years ago, the CC company caught them & I got new cards.

 

I've never even been e-mailed or phoned with a scam, but I'm not particularly susceptible either. I have no close relatives who'd reach out to me to "bail them out" while traveling, I have no delusions of 3rd world royalty needing my help to extract fortunes from their homelands, I don't enter contests so no one will notify me that I have to pay them to collect my winnings, and I don't look for "something for nothing" or use "contractors" who just show up at the door, offering to do work I don't think I need.


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Have you been scammed or have you spotted a scam?

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Identity theft is one of the most pervasive crimes in the world, but it’s also one of the easiest to protect against. Check out the first in a series of videos featuring AARP Fraud Watch Network expert Frank Abagnale showcasing 10 easy steps to help beat identity thieves.

 

Have you been scammed or have you spotted a scam? Share your story on AARP’s interactive Scam-tracking Map. You can also visit the map to read up on law enforcement alerts about scams and fraud in your area.