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NY man sentenced to 4+ years in prison for lottery scam targeting elderly

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Posted: August 12, 2016, 8:50 am - IP Logged

There are numerous IRS scams going around, today. I have received two phone calls this week. If you get one, enter the calling number in web search. That will tell you if that number is a scammer.

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    Simpsonville
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    Posted: August 12, 2016, 9:04 am - IP Logged

    Yes,

     

    I say that because I know he probably can't or most like WILL NOT pay restitution to those poor old folks.  On a side note, four years really isn't long enough.

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      Posted: August 12, 2016, 9:06 am - IP Logged

      There are numerous IRS scams going around, today. I have received two phone calls this week. If you get one, enter the calling number in web search. That will tell you if that number is a scammer.

      I love those.  I play along with them.  I went for sometime and then said I have a question for you:  "What is my taxpayer ID number".  It was some made up number he gave, not even SSAN format. 

       

      Still waiting for the big one though; a lottery scammer.

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        Posted: August 12, 2016, 9:07 am - IP Logged

        "has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison and ordered to repay more than $733,000"  no probation.

        I understood the article.  I was thinking pay back the money which is most likely gone, and if not then Bubba time in prison.

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          Posted: August 12, 2016, 9:14 am - IP Logged

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          Mr. BlueDog101,

          I'm really, truly sorry for what's happened to your late Dad.
          Those doggone scammers don't give a darn about anyone.  In this time, in our world,

          when things warrant special attention to the needs of others, here come these rats, not only ripping everyone off,
          but seeking out every opportunity possible, to do so.

          Every opportunity known to man to come up with, to take advantage of another human being.
          There's not a darn thing to smile about anymore.

          This is why I say that people have turned me off from people.
          I have a cat, not very much unlike the one in my avatar above, but I often envy him, because he's an animal.
          He doesn't need all the things us humans 'need'.

          I AGREE with you, on the guy in the article, repay or do prison time.

          Mr. Groppo

          Thank you.  He had Alzheimers coming on.  Some bitchetta came along while he was in the grocery store and befriended him.  Had him get credit cards which he never had in his life...in his 80's then.  She bought all kinds of furniture and then took off to Oregon.  The police were on her trail and older Brother only one in WA state and he tried to get her to no avail.

          I strongly believe in Karma.  She, like all scammers, eventually get theirs.  I just wish I could find out what ever happened to her.  Maybe I'll ask my Brother what her name was and go from there, though that is negative energy  to me.  What comes around goes around.

           

          Does the FCC require landline/cellular phones to have an option where someone has to enter a code for the call to go through?  They should.  I know years ago on landlines you could get this option.  And the no-call list is a joke.

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            Posted: August 12, 2016, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

            There are numerous IRS scams going around, today. I have received two phone calls this week. If you get one, enter the calling number in web search. That will tell you if that number is a scammer.

             I got four today from 2 different phone #'s,  same recording. They said the IRS had a lawsuit against me and to call a number. So I did. Background noise was a very busy call center. Called the earlier # and got a msg saying this is not a working #. 

            I hope no one fell for that BS

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              Posted: August 12, 2016, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

               I got four today from 2 different phone #'s,  same recording. They said the IRS had a lawsuit against me and to call a number. So I did. Background noise was a very busy call center. Called the earlier # and got a msg saying this is not a working #. 

              I hope no one fell for that BS

              Same folks, same lady on the recording.  One time when I called back I said this is not a DC # and the IRS does not call.

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                Posted: August 14, 2016, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                I only wish he would get probation under one condition:  He repay all $733,999.  Then if he cannot, off to prison he goes.

                 

                My late Dad was a victim of lottery scams so I feel their pain.

                Since that the USA is so friendly to the Syrian mess, why not add a bit of sharia to this, and cut the gentleman's hand off? - Buy burkini's! - Google adds

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                  Posted: August 14, 2016, 11:44 am - IP Logged

                  Since that the USA is so friendly to the Syrian mess, why not add a bit of sharia to this, and cut the gentleman's hand off? - Buy burkini's! - Google adds

                  B/C we want to punish the criminal...not lower ourselves !

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                    Posted: August 14, 2016, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

                    Same folks, same lady on the recording.  One time when I called back I said this is not a DC # and the IRS does not call.

                    These fake IRS  calls hit my neighborhood near DC in the last 2 weeks. I got one saying this was my last notice...lol. It was to my land line which I only keep for emergencies.

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                      Posted: August 15, 2016, 5:26 am - IP Logged

                      These fake IRS  calls hit my neighborhood near DC in the last 2 weeks. I got one saying this was my last notice...lol. It was to my land line which I only keep for emergencies.

                      That 'lady' usually calls the cellphone; same recording just different phone #'s.  Last time it was the landline.  Did anyone else notice that they really upped the ante around 15 APR??  I sure did!

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                        Posted: August 24, 2016, 8:23 am - IP Logged

                        Same folks, same lady on the recording.  One time when I called back I said this is not a DC # and the IRS does not call.

                        I also went the last 7 yrs of my Dad's time on earth with his Alzheimer's and it is Hell, I was that Beautiful Girl, then I became That Girls here again! I know it was not my Daddy anymore,I always tried to go along with what his day was, Can't imagine living in a place for 40 yrs and not know where you are, how to eat or chew, nor who the people around you are, God Rest His Soul, He's finally at peace! 

                        I'm surprised that many of You have only received so few Fraud calls from the IRS in 1 day I had 6, I CUSSED HIM OUT SO BAD at 1st he said I AM an official IRS Agent and you can't talk to me like that, I continued until he HUNG UP on me! His Name was Jon O'Connor, with a middle eastern accent???? I continue to rec. calls and add the #'s to my BLOCKED call list some days they call every 3-4 minutes for hrs and the next day minimum 3X's It IS TRULY ANNOYING THE AMOUNT OF FRAUDULENT CALLS I GET A DAY! If the IRS does call they also say something else after they give you their Name It Is Mandatory so you can call and give the Agent's Info you last spoke with....(They called looking for an Ex of mine, if you want info who better to call then the BETRAYED EX?) LOL

                        I AGREE that Jerk should have received a lot more time in PRISON, He will never pay any one back, never!!!!

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