Lack of action is the reason for so many scams | Letters to the Editor

I got a phone call and my phone said the call was from Publix, so I answered thinking my prescription was ready to be picked up.

To my surprise, it was my grandson asking his grandfather for help. Of course, I knew it was a scam right away, but I decided to play the game. I said, “Is that you Brandon?” He said yes and he was in a car accident and needed the money to get out of jail.

I asked how I could get the money to him and he answered me through his lawyer. He gave me the lawyer’s name and phone number and I was able to make arrangements through him. Instead of calling his lawyer, I called the sheriff’s office thinking they would follow up on the phone call to the alleged lawyer. But I was told they weren’t tracking scam calls and I should call the Fed. They gave me the number. It did not work.

I called them back to let them know that the number was not working. She said it was the only number they had. I bet when the next person calls they’ll get the same non-existent number. I was advised to go to Google and search for the Fed scam report number. The Fed gentlemen who answered the phone informed me that he would take my information and file it. I asked if anyone would call the phone number I provided. He said, “No, we just take the information and categorize it. “

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It’s no wonder there are so many scam calls, no agency is tracking and trying to silence the scammers.

I might be 84 but I still know my grandson’s voice and I know he doesn’t have a foreign accent.

James Otenbaker

Inverness

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