I was duped
• I just read about someone calling saying they got a call from someone wanting to give them a $5,000 grant and wanted to know if someone else had gotten a call. I did get that call, and I gave them my checking information and lost $298. It was fraudulent. I lost my money. I was stupid about it. It is going around, and people are still calling.
Keep it private
• I just received a call from a guy who said he was from the U.S. government wanting to award me a grant and wanted my checking account number. Of course, I refused to give it, but this should be a warning to people to please be cautious. Do not give out bank account information on the phone.
I was hoping I could find some kind of way for them to trace the call my mom just got from what mom described as a foreigner, apparently paki or something, wanting this exact information for a 6k grant, but the guy claimed it was her income tax refund. WE HAVENT EVEN SENT OURS IN.
How come I can’t run the *73 (i think it was) trace on this guy and let the law handle it? It’s easier to take down a phishing site than a phishing phone call? Oh god.