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Old 03-09-2017, 12:56 PM   #1
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The Latest Scammer Attempt

Today's scam attempt was a message from a caller allegedly from UnitedHealthcare (my health insurer) asking me to update my information so that they can process a claim. They left a very professional message with an 800 number and a code to enter. Of course I was suspicious, so I called the 800 number on my medical card and spoke to a representative. I was told that all was completely up to date and nothing was needed.

Last week, it was a scammer from "Capital One" advising that my card was placed on hold because of too many attempts enter my password on my account.

What's you latest experience with scammers?
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:10 PM   #2
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:44 PM   #3
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We have a land line since cell coverage is spotty around here. The number is unlisted but we still get robocalls. Unless we recognize the name or number we let calls go to the answering machine.
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We have a land line since cell coverage is spotty around here. The number is unlisted but we still get robocalls. Unless we recognize the name or number we let calls go to the answering machine.
+1. The only scammer to leave a message is the IRS .
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Interestingly, my cell phone alerts me to suspected spam callers; I just let them ring through and, to date, have not received a voice message from any of them. (This is new since I went to G's Project Fi this year....)
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We get calls about the warranty on our car expiring soon. Our cars have been out of warranty since 2006 so yeah, I think that one is a scam.
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Using Mr Number, so many scams are blocked automatically. I honestly can say I don't recall the last time I picked up and listened to scam.
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:13 PM   #8
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I had a message a month or so ago from someone claiming to be from the sheriff's office from the "warrants & citations dept" calling about a failed court appearance. They sounded professional. He gave his name as Captain So-and-so. The number I was to call to clear up this warrant was the same that was showing on caller id. However, they did not state who they were calling for nor identify the name of our county. I looked at the website for our sheriff's office and found that none of their phone numbers matched the prefix of this guy's number. In our county, the Sheriff's dept is pretty stretched for resources, so I knew there was no way a captain would be assigned to call law-breakers like me. That is a job for new guy. Needless to say, I didn't call back and I've never from them again.

Sadly, I'm sure some folks fell for it and probably gave a credit card number to clear up their outstanding fine.
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