• There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
• If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
• You have not won big bucks from a benign benefactor, a pot of pesos from PCH, dinero from a doctor, a car from a caller, or a grant from a gracious government ◄- ◄- ◄- ◄- ◄-
• The tooth fairy really does not exist
• Everything you read on the internet is not necessarily true.
• It is illegal to ask for money for a loan or prize, before awarding the loan or prize!
• "Free Trips" are loaded with mandatory & costly extras, and you usually must give them your card number after listening to a loooong spiel at a hotel.
• Microsoft or a different famous software company, or one of their agents did NOT cold call you to fix your computer.
• The moon is not made of green cheese.
• The IRS will snailmail you, rather than phone you, if there is a problem.
• Jackalope milk is not an aphrodisiac.
• If you Vanilla Card, MoneyGram or Western Union money to a scammer, the money is gone.
• You should beware of Geeks bearing gifts, specially if the gift is a wooden horse with termites, or a statement that your computer is infected.
• 876 is NOT your lucky number, and it will cost you money to call that area code!
• The number you see on your Caller ID may not be the number of the person who called you!
• The Do Not Call List works as intended. It is NOT a call blocker!
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Pretends to be the IRS. Yet don't realize the IRS doesn't call people like that. They either mail you a notification or certified mail through the USPS. I called the real IRS number and that is what I was told as well. They asked for my social security number I refused so the Indian guy hung up on me. Also if you call back a lady or Indian guy answer and I'm sorry but I was on hold and the IRS real number is a 1800 nuover and I was on hold forever. So this is a total fraud.
Got the same call, Gary Johnson, told me to to come down to eds cash exchange and transfer 212 dollars to them and they'd send back 9,400$.. Me being just a kid I called my mom and she said to ignore it. Only thing bugging me is that he knew my full name address and where I worked. He know that much about anyone else?