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Ragadolf wrote:My favorite was when I was told one of my brothers was in jail and I had to wire money to bail him out, I just said "great! You can keep him!" "But, he might spend years in jail..." "Awesome! Thank you!!" *Click*.NobodysHome wrote:
So, I thought scammers had hit the bottom of the stupid barrel when they started calling me and GothBard to inform us that our "Social Security number has been suspended". (That one still busts me up. Next they'll suspend my birthday.)
This morning I got a text from Wells Fargo that my mobile banking had been disabled, along with a helpful link to bit.ly. I mean, they're not even trying to mask the URLs any more! "Hey! Go to this shell web site and get redirected to Pwn Ur Device R Us, please!"
When you're too lazy to even make a decent attempt and you STILL catch people, that's just sadness.
I know right? When I got that call I laughed for 3 days. :)
I am still embarrassed that my mother in law fell for the, "This is Microsoft IT, and we see you have a problem with your PC, please help me to log in remotely and I will fix it for you" scam.
Yeah, she said goodbye to ALL of her online game accounts. :(
When my wife got that call, she told them, "My husband and his friend, the hacker, take care of all our computers". They couldn't hang up fast enough.
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Hah! Love it!
My father-in-law is at least smarter than my mother in law was on that point.
He got the call that his grandson, (One of them at any rate) was in jail in another state. And he had to wire money immediately to get him released. Complete with a young man on the phone going 'Grandpa? Help me!'
You must understand, my Father in Law is a Vietnam Vet, and very mellow most of the time. He just sat back in his chair and drawled, "Well, that's terrible. Although I'm really curious how he managed to get 3 states away since I last saw him an hour ago!"