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Moses_Yoder
My dad got scammed a few years before he passed away. He was embarrassed about it so I never found out about it until after he passed. Somebody called him and said they were in jail and needed money to get out. It sounded kind of like his grandson in Wisconsin so my dad said "Is this Daniel?" All they had to do was say yes and my dad was hooked. He wired them $200 through Western Union borrowed from a home equity line of credit. My parents lived on $1200 per month and could ill afford the money but it was for his grandson. Of course the scammers called back the next day and said they needed more money. "Daniel" told my dad he didn't want anyone to know and that he had the money to pay him back when he got out of jail. Over the next couple weeks my dad sent them $2000. Finally the bank would not give him any more money. My dad called my brother to get some money. My brother went over to find out what was going on and knew right away it was a scam. He called Daniel's parents and found out he was alive and well at home. He call the Indiana attorney generals office right away. They said there was not much they could do about it. Recently the attorney generals office mailed my brother a check for $2000. They said they had sued Western Union and several telephone companies. I don't know how many cases were involved, probably thousands, and probably a settlement in the hundreds of thousands. My brother split the money evenly will all eight of us kids. All of my lantern shops are closed right now so I am saving the money to buy something in memory of my dad and the story when they open back up.
Moses D Yoder/Mose/Mo
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Psalm 97:11 Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

 
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Moses_Yoder
I found this. Sttlement for $586 million dollars, a number of states were involved. 

https://dojmt.gov/attorney-general-fox-announces-settlement-western-union/
Moses D Yoder/Mose/Mo
ICCC #1278
Sears Syndicate # 651 / 275 Appreciation Syndicate #159 / Slant Saver #22
Psalm 97:11 Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.

 
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BSAGuy
Those scammers are vermin.  Glad this worked out for your family, Moses,  A cautionary tale for all of us who have elderly parents.  Mine are 92 and 87.
- Courtenay
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My Name Is Earl
Years ago it was the "walk up" preachers.
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fuel brained
If I know its a scam call I just answer with "Puck You Hockey Sports" and it gets a fast hang up. Sometimes I like to play with them. 
Pastor Jeff
God said "Let there be light" so He let His Son shine.
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74HARLEY
Thank you for posting this Moses! I may be able to help a victim of a scam now.
Joe
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stoves1234
And, it was right that your brother split the settlement with his siblings. Not everyone would have done that. On a less serious scale, my elderly mother-in-law would occasionally get letters from the extended car warranty crooks. 
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Weirdnerd
I usually answer in Spanish at unknown numbers, 99% of the time are automated scam calls from "Marriott hotels", "social security" ( With funny Indian or arabic accents)  or "Rachel from credit card services" but on the rare live ones I demand to speak Spanish, and they usually hang up. Once they called from "Social security" and I told them with a Russian accent I was armed to the teeth and to bring Swat as I was fighting to the death. they hang up too.
Can't sleep, squirrels will eat me....

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BSAGuy
I saw this company on Shark Tank earlier this week.  I am sure it was a re-run.  For $.99/month, these guys intercept telemarketers and scammers and their bot engages the scum in a conversation to waste their time and frustrate them.  Pretty funny.

https://jollyrogertelephone.com/
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smarti
My dad used to tell callers like that "I don't care if you are God, I am not sending you any money or giving you any personal information." He didn't even like using an ATM card, plus he liked visiting with all the ladies at the local bank, so he would go in and get his weekly cash allotment.

I am glad this had a somewhat happy ending, but it sounds like it sure tormented your late father.
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Gasman64
In the latter part of 2016, my Dad was in nursing homes for months, recovering from a fractured ankle and subsequent foot infection.  During that time, my Mother received a call with the scam about her grandson in trouble, or something like that, and she almost went out and bought a bunch of gift cards so she could read off the numbers to the piece of filth who said he'd call back.  I had no idea this happened, as she didn't tell me, but she told my Uncle (her younger brother), and he answered when they called back...he identified himself and asked, "What's this all about?", and they hung up.
Mose, I'm sorry to hear about what happened to your Dad.
BSAGuy, thank you for that link!
Steve
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JimL
I find it amazing you got any money back, never mind getting all of it.  That's great!

@Zulu Kono
>>I don't understand how it was Western Union's fault.

Seems to me they were facilitating this behavior by not performing any due diligence. 

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


There is a very fine line between hobby and mental illness. - Dave Barry
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bandaide
Zulu Kono wrote:
By that logic, the phone company which facilitated
the calls and the financial institution which
provided the HELOC should also be held liable.


If you read the ruling Western Union was at fault for violating the Bank Secrecy act. The FTC and the DOJ had been after them for years.  These scams and mostly their (WU's) non-action in doing anything about defending their customers is what got the judgment. It's the same as mcdonalds hot coffee suit. They were repeatedly warned and cited for excessive temperature of their machine settings, then a lady had the whole cup of coffee spill in her lap and it was so hot it caused her 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Read past the headlines.
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ibutler
If I have the time, I mess with these vermin. I'll play along, give them bogus credit card numbers, tell them my card is in my car and I'll be right back, tell them I am enroute to the store to buy gift cards, whatever it takes to waste their time. I consider it a public service; if they are on the phone with me, they are not scamming someone's mom. It is amazing the language they use when they finally figure out what I am doing.  
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colemanholic
I feel obligated to try to waste there time. I once held one on line for 23 minutes. If I hang up then they just pester someone else. My mother got snagged in a phone scam years ago. they got $300 out of it. Then tried it again two years later, they kept calling and threatening her and me I told them to call my attorney and they had the guts to call. I knew what there scam was so I just played around with the scumbag. Then a couple years later I got a check for $300 in the mail. The government busted the scam and I actually got the money back. I was shocked.   
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Gunhippie
Huh. I only get robocalls from machines. Hard to screw with them. Besides, I don't have the time.

I did get a phishing e-mail a couple of weeks ago and almost fell for it. It was in regards to my business CC. I was checking the sender's address--which looked almost right, then suddenly realized I had no e-mail associated with the card, and if I did, it would be my business e-mail, not my personal inbox. I guess it was just dumb luck that it referenced the correct issuing bank for the card.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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smarti
I have been teleworking for the past 14 weeks and have been amazed by how many times the home phone (yes, a land line) rings during the average day. They never leave a message unless it's the pharmacy letting us know a prescription has been filled or the blood bank looking for my wife to donate. The calls are from all over the place, near and far, with some being anonymous. I never answer them. Most are likely robocalls. May make a sport of finding out once I retire. Years ago when they asked for me, I would tell them "I'll go get him" then just set the receiver down and walk away.
It was Love at first light!!! Scott
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JimL

I don't make an extra effort to keep them on the line, but wait to hear which key I need to hit to speak to a person from the robocall, and then put the phone down and continue doing what I was doing.  You can hear them talking, then a Hello?  Hello?  They finally get the message and hang up, and the process repeats in the next day or so with the same maroons.


-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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Jims 220K
I always ask them what they're wearing. I usually just get a click after that.
STATUS: Missing, presumed fed.
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1hpycmpr
The one that cracks me up is the one from “the headquarters of the IRS”.  They go on to say how I owe and they are going to send the “cops” over if I don’t pay up.  Seriously, the maroons use the word “cops”.  Gives me a good laugh every time.
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Gunhippie
I think my favorite is the Extended Warranty: "We need to speak to you about the extended warranty on your vehicle". I drive a 35-year-old VW Vanagon. That's one hell of an extended warranty!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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smarti
Yes, the IRS one is funny. I recall something about "and get you arrested" or some sort of poor grammar in addition to using the term "cops." If you fall for that one, you likely deserve it.
It was Love at first light!!! Scott
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Gunhippie
Just got one over lunch. Wanted to talk about my recent visit to their resort... I've never been to any resort!
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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DougA
Gunhippie wrote:
I think my favorite is the Extended Warranty: "We need to speak to you about the extended warranty on your vehicle". I drive a 35-year-old VW Vanagon. That's one hell of an extended warranty!


When my dad and his brother still had the family business, which they closed in 1995, they'd get cold calls from people fishing for business.  Calls like, "I'd like to talk to the person who has charge of your copy machine," or "I need to speak to the guy who oversees your computers."  Those calls were particularly funny for the business, which had neither.
DougA  ... fettler and keeper of a family collection of nickel: a 249, a pair of 237s, and a 1938 228B, along with a late 1979 red 200a.  Then two more turned up, a 1941 243A and a 1944 242C, and now there's a b-day 200A lantern, too!.
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arizonacamper
I got the one from the "irs" again (3rd time) a few days ago. This time i had some fun with them.
I told them i was a sovereign citizen and  do not recognize the government or the irs. They threatened to send the cops and i told them the cops won't come out here without calling me first because they know I'm  heavily armed and  have fully automatic weapons. I gave them the number of the PCSO and told them to call if they did not believe me. I then told them where they could go and what they could do with themselves when they got there. Had a great laugh at that one. My wife says that I'm easily amused. Can't argue with her on that one!
Shawn 
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Lanterns are like tools. 
You can not have too many unless your wife says so!!

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Gasman64
I keep getting calls about extending the warranty on my vehicle; it's 17+ years old! What is it about all these vehicle warranty calls? I did string some people along last month, going along with it, until they "approved" me and it came down to me giving my card number.  I kept changing it, frustrated the guy, but like someone else mentioned, at least I tied them up so they weren't scamming someone else.

Got a call about a week and a half ago for I forget what; I began babbling in some gibberish, pausing now and then till I heard the dial tone.
Steve
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Tigerfans2
You guys call all of these people scammers but they aren't.  I know one fine gentleman from Microsoft Headquarters is researching my Windows problem on my TI 99 and I expect a call back any day.
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