Originally Posted by Miss Scarlett
Thank you for the information Jito, I am almost computer illiterate and being that there are so many scammers, no more than I know, they could cause me to give them access to use my info to do whatever they so choose to do. Better to steer clear of phone calls. I even got a call from " IRS " instructing me to send 3800. ASAP or I would be picked up and taken to Washing to face charges. I got off and called my local Sheriffs office and reported the call.
Something else to look out for is sometimes you will get scam emails from email addresses that you recognize.
I had a boss that got one from a friend's email and she claimed to be in London and her purse and laptop was stolen and she needed them to wire her 💰. She said she was in a wifi cafe using another person's computer.
Well he called the friend and of course she wasn't in London and DIDNT send the email.
Upon closer examination of emails like that you can see grammar and spelling is usually off and some things are spelled the way Europeans spell them which tells you that the writer isn't American.
One scam artist actually TEXTED me at 11pm one night and called me by name.
I reverse traced the number and found out it originated in Jamaica so I responded in German using Google Translate and pretended that I lived in Germany just to mess with them hehe. Highly entertaining.