How Far Will Scammers Go To Try to Take Your Money?
In the video below, Actor Ashton Bingham gives a telephone scammer a taste of his own medicine.
Bingham keeps this criminal on the phone for as long as possible as he trolls him for over half an hour.
The man on the phone claims that there is a lawsuit filed against him by the IRS and that he needs to pay a whopping $3,445 of “unpaid tax”. Bingham humorously responds by pretending to not know what the scammer is talking about.
“We’re talking about a lawnmower right?”
He eventually confronts the scammer and admits he was playing him. “I’m glad I’ve wasted 34 minutes of your time so you can’t scam other people!”, he shouted.
But it’s not only IRS scams that are making the rounds.
Gale Stallworth Stone, the Acting Inspector General of Social Security, warned people a few days ago about a “new Social Security Administration employee impersonation scheme”.
The caller (area code 323) tries to obtain personally identifiable information from victims to then change the victims’ direct deposit, address, and telephone. If the fraudster gets a hold of this valuable information they can then rewire social security benefits to their bank account.
“You must be very confident that the source is the correct business party, and your information will be secure after you release it,” Stone said.
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