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I didn't do it! Really, it wasn't me!
This has got to win some kind of prize for being a crazy nightmare of a scheme. Perhaps the scammner's method involves always calling a people from what appears to be their own number.
Read and learn from Marte's experience.
Should this happen to you, you may want to check with a County, state or federal authority to report this on record as fraud- and confirm it is definitely not connected with you.
We're all aware of the telemarketers, "phishers," and other scam artists that call our telephones incessantly. Lately, about half of the bogus calls I get are coming from the Idaho area code - and some are coming from our city prefix.
Because my phone rings all day with those calls I generally let the machine answer, unless I recognize the number.
Imagine my shock last week when I did recognize the number - and the name - and it was my own!
The second time it happened, I answered it. It was a recording claiming to be Microsoft, telling me I had to change my IP address or my account would be cancelled. I should press 1 to be connected to a technician. I hung up.
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