I just got $7,000.00 from the government!
By Joliet Jake
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.
40 people like this
• 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!
• 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.
• 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.