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Monday, 15 Iyyar, 5779
  |  May 20, 2019

    IRS Scam Empties Bank Account

    A frum woman fell to a common scam on Friday afternoon, losing thousands of dollars after receiving a phone call from the "IRS." Full Story

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    So naive!!!

    Joe
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    Joe

    BS”D
    I have received these calls but realized what was happening, I just don’t understand how the FBI etc cannot catch these people

    Another current phone scam re: Social Security
    Guest
    Another current phone scam re: Social Security

    I’ve received this call twice so far during the past week:

    The voice on the phone says that because someone is (supposedly) committing fraud using my Social Security account, my account is now about to be (supposedly) “cancelled” or “locked,” with all future benefits (supposedly) unavailable to me, ever.

    It’s all a scam, but it has a scary sound to it that I can imagine would seem convincing to an unsuspecting older person.

    WATCH OUT FOR THIS ONE and don’t fall prey to it!!!!!!

    So sad
    Guest
    So sad

    It must have been so terrible for her. I’ve never heard of this before until just recently someone told me about it. I don’t know if I would have done what she did though. Always check with someone before giving someone all that money. Hung up and call police yourself.

    Happened to me
    Guest
    Happened to me

    They make it sound so real and so threatening saying they are coming to the door any minute to arrest me etc.
    Bh i didnt fall for it and hung up.

     to #1
    Guest
    to #1

    perhaps you have not had one of these calls. It can sound very convincing,especially the first time. A little empathy, please ….?

    Don’t answer the phone
    Guest
    Don’t answer the phone

    With what’s app and cell phones I never answer the landline

    To #2
    Guest
    To #2

    Most of the people doing these scams are operating out of different countries and they use burner phones they discard when they feel it is necessary. The countries they operate from don’t always have extradition agreements with the U.S.

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