You Don't Like To "Play" With Scammers

On April 3rd I got a call from someone who claimed to be one of my grandsons. That he was in prison for DUI. He gave me the name of who he said was his attorney. After calling the said attorney, it appeared that I had two choices, either $1,500 to bail him out or $5,000 for a DUI program so his record could be sealed. I called his father and it turned out that it was a scam. His mother, my daughter, called me and verified that it was and that my grandson was in his class in college.
Phone #: 407-216-8861 (407 is out of Orlando, FL)
Atty.?: Dwight Peterson.  (Most probably a fake name).
Note: My grandson is hundreds of miles from Orlando FL so a good idea would be to google the area code to see if it's near anywhere your child is before you take any action.
We didn't send any money.
When I called the # again, there was no answer, but I left a message which was not complimentary.  After a few messages on his machine, I guess that he was tired of me harassing him so he blocked my number.  Fortunately, I have a few thousand friends on Facebook who some like to call these kind of people.  If anyone reading this likes to have fun, call him and pay him a "compliment."

A few years ago, I received a call which was a Social Security scam.  I was able to trace this one to Charles Edward Howard, Michael Dr., Killeen, Tx 76549, DOB: 8/24/68.  (True name & address).  Phone #:  254-781-0636.
I called him so many times that he threatened me, that he was going to complain to the police that I was harassing him.  The scammer threatening the victim with arrest for harassment . . . funny.
He hasn't heard from me in a while, so feel free to give him a call and give him my "best."

Note:  The FBI has a dedicated unit to crack down on these scammers, so if you have been a victim or someone has tried to scam you, notify both depaartments, from the callers end and where you're at, (if you know the originating point) and the FBI.  Which I did in the above cases.


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