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Do they think I'm stupid?

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Got a call from suburban Detroit yesterday from a foreign speaking guy that claimed to be from Social Security. I told him they don't call people and he immediately went into a story about someone in Texas using my number and my old last name. Nope - I wasn't in Texas. He "transferred" me to an officer who remarkably had a voice that sounded the same. How can you transfer to a Texas officer from Michigan? He went into a spiel about how I was being charged for drug trafficking and other things, He mentioned my Wal Mart card. He wanted me to go up to the store and get a gift card. The officer would come to my house today to get it. When I told him that I wouldn't go into the store he insisted that I had to. Told him my hubby had the car. He wanted me to walk there. Nope. He wanted to stay on the line while I did that so he could talk me through it. Nope - I'm not tying up my line and I am not walking up there. "I will call you back in a half hour." What's your name again? He hung up.

I called Social Security. The wait was 1 1/2 hours, so I chose to have them call back. Meanwhile, I filed a report with the inspector general and froze all my accounts. When Social Security called me back, the first thing she said was her name. She told me what I knew - they won't call unless I want them to. And file a report - which I already did.

If it doesn't sound right, always go with your instincts.
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    This has been happening here for months so we are aware that
    people think we will let our guard down and give them what they want.
    Thankfully we are not so gullible.
    49 days ago
    I have gotten a call and an email- I just hung up and deleted the email
    49 days ago
    I've only gotten one call along these lines. Some poor fool who was stumbling over the script they use so badly, I had to start laughing. I was laughing my head off when I hung up on him. Haven't gotten a call since.
    49 days ago
    we get calls like that all the time pretending to be the police irs , doctors even i always say you give me your info on me , I wont give out any info and always call back to confirm Hugs you are smart i do sing God bless america at the top of my voice off key of course that works lol
    49 days ago
    I hang up right away...your right SS does not call without letting you know first that they are going to be calling..
    49 days ago
    We regularly get calls about the charges pending against us at IRS! I've also gotten the request to buy a Walmart gift card. It would be funny if it wasn't clear that they do manage to trick some people....
    Good for you for not falling for the obvious scam!

    49 days ago
    I'm getting calls like that regularly... Thank goodness my phone provider started flagging some calls as "potential scam" so I can just ignore them!
    49 days ago
    Seems like there are more of these calls these days. Maybe because we're in the holiday season?
    49 days ago
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