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 Post subject: SCAM warning
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:34 am 
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http://www.wcsh6.com/story/news/local/2 ... /70543226/

not sure if it's just a Maine thing or wider issue..

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 Post subject: Re: SCAM warning
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:02 pm 
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The source telephone number in that link supposedly belongs to a collection agency in Los Angeles Calif.
Some of those agencies are legit, others are parasites!

There is another scam going around elsewhere.. a caller pretends to be from the IRS, and demands payment for back taxes or you will loose your bank account and home! They fake a legit caller ID number to appear the call is real.
THE IRS WILL NEVER CALL YOU.. THEY WILL SEND A FORM LETTER BY MAIL.
There is a "Dirty Dozen" list the IRS has released..
http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/22/pf/taxe ... index.html

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 Post subject: Re: SCAM warning
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:57 pm 
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Some of these scams are really stupid; I keep getting emails where the header and senders name are gibberish. I'm really gonna open THAT! The other day I got a phone call at my home, and caller ID showed my home phone number. Needless to say, I didn't answer.

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 Post subject: Re: SCAM warning
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:17 pm 
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Anyone that calls you and asks for passwords or personal info, press the pound key for about 10 seconds then hang up! :x
Main problem in tracing scam calls is that if they use VoIP or similar, almost impossible to track them.

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 Post subject: Re: SCAM warning
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:15 am 
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the funny thing on these phone calls and emails is the loty of idiots that answers giving real sensible data. that is why these scams survive

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