Once again this morning I received a call from a scammer telling me that I was about to receive a new Medicare card and asking for personal information to verify my identity. He had an Indian accent and was quite persistent until I accused him of scamming. Then he hung up. Here are the facts about this scam:
Medicare does not place such calls. The number was identified on my Caller ID as
PROMIN MTR W 786-358-6691. If you have any doubt about a number you can simply Google it and find out what other callers have experienced.
that's the catholic mob i.e. that indian looking guy from .. oh yeah jindal.. the voodoo guy.. the 'young woman not listening needs an exorcism guy. pffft
all fraud all the time. addresses to places that don't exist; that's the way.. of fraud at print level. massive wastes of paper and fake money imho. ask any fundy owned mega corp. in fl. cya
Once in Africa my wife was said to have won a big lottery and they wanted all her personal information. Everyone was so happy for her, but she had not entered any lotteries! Such scams are done there for identity theft mostly.
At another time in Kenya I was cashing in a large amount of travelers checks and the manager of that establishment had to make several phone calls before giving me my money. What he did not know is that once I hit the streets of Nairobi again, my brother-in-law and others strategically placed, put me into a waiting car and we drove away.
And so, your bank calls you up and wants to verify all your vital information "just for their records." Try telling them that you are going to have to change banks now. If they do not have all the right information how could your money possibly be safe? I know my bankers by name and by voice recognition. They know me the same way.
"OK, Mr. Jones. We are going to have to ask you some of the secret questions now. What is your pet turtle's name?"