Scammers!

The phone rang yesterday morning. Since I was the only one home, I answered. The fellow at the other end — our call display showed Unknown Number — explained in a thick foreign accent that he was a VISA representative.

“There have been charges to your VISA account and I’m calling to verify that you did indeed make these purchases. The one was made at 3am this morning and the other at 6am.”

I was alarmed. “Well, we certainly never made them.”

“Did you give anyone access to your VISA card or make any purchases online with this number?”

“No.”

He went on to say more. I had a hard time understanding his speech but was beginning to catch the drift. Before he got the chance to ask for my VISA card number, I said, “Thank you for letting us know about this” and hung up.

I called my husband, who checked it out online and found no charges made to our account that morning.

Yesterday evening I received an e-mail from the manager of some financial institution in Israel, asking me to contact her ASAP on a very important matter. I wonder how many millions are waiting for me to claim over there. By the way, that ambassador from Indonesia hasn’t showed up yet with my millions in US foreign aid dollars.

For me it’s annoying, even humorous at times. Still, there are vulnerable people who get these calls and wouldn’t pick up on the clues that it’s a scam. Take care, everyone. It’s a tough old world for naive, trusting souls.

Scam Artists

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2 thoughts on “Scammers!

  1. Be very careful. The hackers aren’t just calling. They are collecting data from home routers and you should be either changing to a newly patched router, rebooting your router daily, or getting a firmware patch FOR your router. It’s all over the TV news and has goes way beyond annoying. They didn’t get anything from us, but they did manage to take down my computer. I installed a new router with the patches yesterday. They are getting smarter and they are very well funded by Russian money. They have made billions of dollars in Europe and only recently arrived full throttle in the U.S. Their targets are anyone of any age anywhere.

    Reboot your router, at the very least.

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