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Old 05-15-2017, 06:18 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Received one of these today. Caller claimed to be an LACS Deputy and stated there were four warrants for my arrest because I allegedly didn't respond to a jury summons that I never received. The total bond they claimed I needed to post was $3k and I needed to pay it with a Green Dot card.

How lame can you scammers be? And since it's a felony to impersonate a LEO, I hope they fry your asses when you get caught.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:02 PM
 
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haha. yeah cause the government only accepts Green Dot. Of course I'm sure there are many people especially illegals that will fall for that
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Old 05-16-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Received one of these today. Caller claimed to be an LACS Deputy and stated there were four warrants for my arrest because I allegedly didn't respond to a jury summons that I never received. The total bond they claimed I needed to post was $3k and I needed to pay it with a Green Dot card.

How lame can you scammers be? And since it's a felony to impersonate a LEO, I hope they fry your asses when you get caught.
got to hope most people realize these are just as you say: scams. Never believe anyone who calls claiming they are from IRS, Sheriff's dept or anyplace else.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Altadena, CA
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Sadly, scams are successful because so many gullible people fall for the scams.

Scammers have a special rung in hell for them.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:57 AM
 
Location: san gabriel valley
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This is why i never answer my land line phone. Nothing but telemarketers or scammers trying to call..so annoying!
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Altadena, CA
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This is why i never answer my land line phone. Nothing but telemarketers or scammers trying to call..so annoying!

Register your landline with the National Do Not Call Registry - https://www.donotcall.gov/

That will solve the cold calling scammers.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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This is why i never answer my land line phone. Nothing but telemarketers or scammers trying to call..so annoying!
A good reason not to have a landline . Besides the expense .
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Register your landline with the National Do Not Call Registry - https://www.donotcall.gov/

That will solve the cold calling scammers.
That worked for awhile but now it's a free for all again.

I just screen my calls and never answer a number I don't know. If it's important enough they leave a voicemail. I block all numbers that try and sell me something or are obvious scams.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Lancaster, CA / Henderson, NV
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I always answer all calls and I do everything I can to keep them on the line for as long as possible leading them to believe that I am falling for their B.S. I figure the longer I keep them on the line means that they are not able to scam others during that time.

I actually kept 1 "IRS Agent" on the line for nearly 2 hours as I was "driving to Wal-Mart" to buy I-Tunes gift cards to pay off my debt to the IRS. I just pulled up a YouTube video with "The sounds of traffic" on a loop to play in the background as I was explaining to the "Agent" that L.A. Traffic was a nightmare that day.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I recently got bitten by an IRS scam. I came home from work to find 3 computerized messages on my landline, claiming to be from the IRS and stating that I was being investigated. They left a phone number for me to call, so stupidly, I did. I'd yet to experience that kind of scam, so I was initially gullible. I should have been alerted to the fact that the person on the other end of the line had a southeast Asian accent and that all the claims she made were false - that the IRS had previously tried to contact me by mail, including certified deliveries, and that I owed over $5,000 in back taxes. But it had been a long work week, I was tired, my defenses were down and I initially fell for it. It freaked me out and I got angry enough that I yelled and screamed so much, she got scared and hung up on me. I was so shaken, I immediately called an acquaintance who does tax prep in his spare time. He immediately explained it was a scam, for which I was very relieved, but damn pissed off, too. Such an awful, awful thing to do to unsuspecting people.
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