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RIGHT NOW someone from Advance Cash America is trying to get me to pay 1 and telling me I will be taken to court and the papers have already been filed. I almost fell for it until they said to buy an i Tune card. They were totally insane pushy, telling me if we get disconnected in the phone he'd call the cops. Like you I had back taxes and thought I had paid them but was not sure.
They first asked for 1250 or again I would be arrested the next day. I do security audits for a living, has my CISA and 1 year shy of my Doctorate. I used to worry when my Dad was alive of him falling for these kind of things.
I have a bad heart and started a bout of tachycardia about 140+ beats per minutes. But said I only had 250 dollars to my name and they said that was ok they will not forward to local police for an arrest warrent. Oh at first they asked me 3 things, have I ever had a traffic ticket, have I ever filed bankruptcy and something else.
Well yes I have, but everyone can get at that info.
One thing we know about scammers — they want money, and they want it fast.
That’s why, whatever the con they’re running, they usually ask people to pay a certain way. To convince you to pay, they might pretend to be with the IRS and say you’ll be arrested if you don’t pay back taxes right now.
I just got off the phone with the local PD and I personally know the Chief and he said no way is that not a scam.
They want to make it easy for themselves to get the money — and nearly impossible for you to get it back. Or pose as a family member or online love interest who needs your help fast.
But as soon as you put money on a card and share the code with them, the money’s gone for good.
Government offices won’t require you to use these payment methods. I was going to make it in 3 payments but got skeptical when it said buy an i Tunes card. The comments you post here on the blog don't go into the law enforcement database. Today I got in a call with a guy claiming to be from the IRS. Then was put in with another "officer" he was even worse saying I'll be arrested in front of my kids ( this whole thing went down on my truck Bluetooth) finally had enough and next call to me was from a penitentiary in Columbus Ohio. They all sounded foreign yet used names like John Adams... Said if I hang up I would be arrested the next day.
If you get targeted by a scam like this, report it to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint. Read 10 Ways to Avoid Fraud I AM SO GLAD that I did my research first and saw your reply!! So I started looking on the internet to see if there were scams like this. He demanded payment ASAP for alleged back taxes from 2012 which I had but thought I had paid in full. Both times the scammers used real numbers from real PD's. They told me to go down to Busy Best or somewhere that I could by an Itunes card. I was half asleep, he even said the Department of Homeland Security was on the line but I could not talk to them.
If you’re not shopping at the i Tunes store, you shouldn’t be paying with an i Tunes gift card.
Other payment methods scammers might ask for include Amazon gift cards, Pay Pal, reloadable cards like Money Pak, Reloadit, or Vanilla, or by wiring money through services like Western Union or Money Gram. U have to pay $678 or we will file a warrent for arrest. The details you give will go into a database that law enforcement uses for investigations. Said it was the fed govt way of collecting payment. I got woken up from a call stating almost the exact same thing.