A New Scam

I would like to alert your readers to what seems to be a new scam. When my phone rang with an unfamiliar number and remote mid-western town on the caller ID, I let it go to voicemail. The message, which was obviously a recording, stated that they needed me to get in touch with them or “you will be taken under custody by the local cops, as there are four serious allegations pressed on your name at this moment. We will request that you get back to us so we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you.” The number given was 631 892-4556.

Aside from the fact that the language did not sound very professional, I do not think there are any allegations ‘pressed on my name’; I might have gone through an amber light somewhere, or gone slightly past 25 mph in this lovely city (who hasn’t?!), but that is likely the worst thing I’ve done (at least as far as the government is concerned. I do have many other things to do teshuvah for …).

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