Us old farts are always trying to be scammed by morons….attempting to access your information so they can screw us out of what little we have.
Recently I got a phone call and the prompt was
“Hello citizen….there is a problem with your social security account and all benefits have been frozen….if you would like more information then…..” and that is where I hang up.
I checked with the SS office and they said that if there was a problem then we would notify you by mail and use your name…..
This scammer tried three times using three different local numbers…..
I gave the numbers to the SS person and hopefully they can track these parasite down and punish them massively.
So please be careful…these asswads are lurking and looking for any chance to slip the screws to you….especially if you are elderly….scammers think we are idiots and that we would worry about our benefits to the point that we would give them a chance to crap on us.
Do not give these people a chance to do the worst to you and your accounts.
Any attempts to access your accounts please let the authorities know immediately….for they will try again.
Hopefully the FCC can get this pack of toads…..
Under a bill Congress passed in 2019, spammers can be fined up to $10,000 for a single robocall. The fine handed out to two Texas-based telemarketers Wednesday worked out to less than 5 cents per robocall, but it was still a new record for the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC says John Spiller and Jakob Mears, who operated under business names including Rising Eagle and JSquared Telecom, have been fined a record $225 million for sending out around a billion automated calls falsely offering affordable short-term health insurance plans from major companies, KHOU reports.
Officials say Spiller admitted sending out millions of calls a day and said he targeted people registered on Do Not Call lists because he thought it would be more profitable. He also admitted using spoofed numbers, the FCC says. The fine is part of a wider FCC effort to crack down on robocalls, CNBC reports. Officials announced Wednesday that a new Robocall Response Team has been formed with 51 FCC employees who will coordinate anti-robocall efforts with other federal agencies.
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