I just got $7,000.00 from the government!

By JJ
@JolietJake (45513)
Olney, Illinois
February 1, 2017 4:27pm CST
And all I did was answer the phone! The guy with a horrible foreign accent said my name and number had been drawn to receive $7,000.00 from the government, and all I had to do was give $1,000.00 of it to him! He said he was calling from some office in Washington DC, but I could hardly hear him from all the loud voices in the background. But he also said I would never have to pay the money back! And I said "Sure, I'll take it! Why do they want to give it to me?" And he said "You want a reason why?" And I said "Yeah, why are they giving it to me, who is it from, how quick can I have it, why do you want $1,000.00 of it back?" And then I told him he needed to tell everyone else in the room to shut up so I could hear him better. And he hung up. So I guess I am not getting my money after all.
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@Happy2BeMe (71041)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
Easy come easy go...
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Feb 17
I always end up getting hung up on for some reason.
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@Happy2BeMe (71041)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
@JolietJake I wonder why...
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Feb 17
@Happy2BeMe I love pissing off scammers.
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@DWDavis (10810)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
1 Feb 17
Yes, I would say chances are you won't be getting your $7,000. Bummer, eh. I wonder why a government representative would hang up on you like that.
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Feb 17
I had a guy from the IRS (he claimed) hang up on me last year
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@marguicha (83984)
• Chile
1 Feb 17
I once lost a wonderful prize in money because of answering their orders at a slow pace. It seems that they wanted me to think less and give out numbers and passwords quicker so that they could transfer the prize to me
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Feb 17
I need to play dumb one of these times and see what happens
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@akalinus (12665)
• United States
2 Feb 17
@marguicha I told a pest that the party they wanted had passed (truthfully, it happened) and the caller said they would try again next week. Do they even listen?
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@marguicha (83984)
• Chile
2 Feb 17
@akalinus That is a good story (not while having dinner though)
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@Morleyhunt (17863)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
I was to call Canada Revenue immediately or I would be jailed for owing taxes. Too bad the message was left on my voicemail. I was going to ask which jail....and could I have a cell to myself......
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Feb 17
I got one of that style last year....I really ticked that guy off
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@tzwrites (4177)
• Romania
2 Feb 17
My parents get the same messages. It's always a voicemail
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@sabtraversa (10033)
• Italy
1 Feb 17
1k for 7k, why couldn't he just give you 6k?
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Feb 17
Exactly! They always have to make it complicated.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
1 Feb 17
lol, I tell them they have my info, drop it in the mail. I take those checks to the bank, ask them to check to see if the check is remotely legit (as I doubt it), and if it is a scam, add it to all the ones they report and stuff. I always hope that one day, one will be real though, lol!
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Feb 17
It's so much fun messing with those people. I even laughed a few times while I was doing it.
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• Centralia, Missouri
3 Feb 17
@JolietJake to try and get them to hang up first? hehee
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
3 Feb 17
@Jessicalynnt It's a shame the number was disconnected the next day, I was calling back to see where my money was at.
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@JohnRoberts (44808)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Feb 17
I am a multimillionaire thanks to my online Nigerian friends!
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Feb 17
I used to send spam back to emails I got from there
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@tzwrites (4177)
• Romania
2 Feb 17
We have a whole course on Nigerian email scams at university
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@pgntwo (20217)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
1 Feb 17
Think he was calling from a bar somewhere...?
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Feb 17
I didn't hear a jukebox or a pool table, must've been pretty boring if it was
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@pgntwo (20217)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
1 Feb 17
@JolietJake Just your regular, noisy, sweat-shop call center
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@louievill (17139)
• Philippines
1 Feb 17
Wow! You just missed out on an opportunity to make quick money, I would have told him that I would send the 1k after he sends me the bargain price of just 500
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Feb 17
It was really loud in the background...I guess it could have been Washington and Trump throwing a tantrum
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@louievill (17139)
• Philippines
2 Feb 17
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@Mike197602 (13399)
• Worcester, England
1 Feb 17
nobody except family and my work have my number. I never get calls like that
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Feb 17
I can give you the number if you want it.
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@akalinus (12665)
• United States
2 Feb 17
Six people have my cell phone number but I get fake calls all day long. None of them are of any interest to me or my life.
@sugartoes (36600)
• Greencastle, Indiana
2 Feb 17
can you sat SCAM? I'd be careful about SUCH phone calls cause listen to this I just heard on the news if you answer your phone with just a YES you have been scammed to a major fraud that has a PRE recording of you saying yes to something you HAVE no IDEA what you said yes to be VERY careful how you answer the phone these days.
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Feb 17
I think that threw him off to start with, I answered "Yeppy"
@Deepizzaguy (9112)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
2 Feb 17
It is a scam to get money from you. My sister has had callers with foreign accents claiming to be I R S agents saying she to pay up her tax bills. The rule is that the I R S has to send you a letter you owe money not a phone call.
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Feb 17
I got a call from Internal Revenue Services last year...got them mad too
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@Dnuobrats (185)
• United States
1 Feb 17
Troll la la lmao.. good on ya!!!! :D xx
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Feb 17
I can't help screwing back at these people
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@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
1 Feb 17
Oh, if life could just be that simple!
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Feb 17
I need to play it 'straight' one of these days instead of messing with them and find out the entire scam
@ketyv12 (273)
• Bat Yam, Israel
1 Feb 17
Lol
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
1 Feb 17
I guess they wanted to give it to me really bad because they called twice but I missed the first call. But I guess not really really bad since they hung up.
@JudyEv (108293)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Feb 17
You should know by now they don't like all these questions. :)
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Feb 17
And I was asking them real fast all strung together
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@JudyEv (108293)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Feb 17
@JolietJake Sometimes Vince gives them a hard time and I end up almost feeling sorry for them.
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• Bournemouth, England
2 Feb 17
@JudyEv The operatve word being 'almost'...
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@MALUSE (34545)
• Denmark
2 Feb 17
This crook has still got to learn a lot.
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Feb 17
I'm tempted to call the number back today and ask where my money is.
@MALUSE (34545)
• Denmark
2 Feb 17
@JolietJake Do that and then write a post on it!
@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Feb 17
@MALUSE The number is not in service now
@LadyDuck (131242)
• Switzerland
2 Feb 17
I am sure he would have asked the $1,000 BEFORE sending to you the $7,000. It would be so much simpler to deduct the 1,000 and only send 6,000.
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@MALUSE (34545)
• Denmark
2 Feb 17
You're too sensible!
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@LadyDuck (131242)
• Switzerland
2 Feb 17
@MALUSE I think you are right, but how can I get their $1,000 and disappear if you propose to take them out form the 7,000. I wonder if there are people who fall in those scams.
@MALUSE (34545)
• Denmark
2 Feb 17
@LadyDuck Of course, there are. If there weren't, scams wouldn't exist.
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@MoonMaa (320)
• United States
2 Feb 17
That was probably some kind of scam. You should be happy that he hung up. He probably got scared when he found out you weren't alone.
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Feb 17
I was alone, all the voices were on his end
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@MoonMaa (320)
• United States
2 Feb 17
@JolietJake I thought it was from your end. Sorry about that.
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Feb 17
@MoonMaa The only voices here are the ones in my head
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@velvet53 (15286)
• Palisade, Colorado
2 Feb 17
I received a call similar to that and I hung up on them. I am leery of those type of calls. It is a shame that he treated you like that. You might call the government and ask if someone called you from their department.
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@JolietJake (45513)
• Olney, Illinois
2 Feb 17
It wasn't the real government, in fact today the number is 'out of service'
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@velvet53 (15286)
• Palisade, Colorado
2 Feb 17
@JolietJake I wish people could report them fast enough to put a stop to that kind of crap.
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