Saturday, May 14, 2016

"A scammer's response to the Dodge County sheriff? Priceless"

From JSOnline:

By Jesse Garza of the Journal Sentinel

"A scammer claiming to be from the IRS folded like laundry on Thursday when he received a call back from an unexpected recipient: the Dodge County sheriff.

"On Thursday morning, Dale Schmidt received this message on his personal cell phone: 'Hello, this call is officially a final notice from the Internal Revenue Service. The reason of this call is to inform you the IRS is filing lawsuit against you. To get more information about this case file please call immediately on our department number (605) 291-6542. Thank you.'

"According to the Sheriff's Office, when Schmidt called the number back, a woman answered, 'Internal Revenue Service.' When the sheriff asked if there was a way to verify that the call was coming from the IRS, the woman responded, 'It is not our job to verify who we are.' Then she hung up.

"Schmidt called back.

"This time a man answered the phone, and the rest is, well, priceless."

Read more:

Ha-ha-ha!  I've received such a call.  I knew it was a scam and I kept trying to interrupt the scammer's spiel, but he wouldn't let me.  So I listened to the whole thing and then told him I would not be sending them any money. 

"Why not?" asked the scammer.

"Because it's a scam," I said.

"How do you know it's a scam?" he asked. "Are you the police?"

"No," I said, "Secret Service."

Click.  Bzzzzzzzz...


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