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(NJ.com)   Answer/return your grandmothers calls you jerks. She might be checking to see if she needs to bail you out of jail   (nj.com) divider line
    More: PSA, Police, Confidence trick, Fraud, Libby Maurer, so-called imposter scams, Maurer's example, grandma scam, phone call  
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1440 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Oct 2022 at 3:05 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-07 1:49:51 PM  
I call my grandmother every week. My parents are dead and so are all the grandparents but her. She's sweet and still razor sharp even at 95, so it's not a chore, she's fun.
Appreciate em while you can!
 
2022-10-07 2:18:06 PM  
Hi Dad Grandma, I'm in jail!!!
 
2022-10-07 3:07:16 PM  
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2022-10-07 3:10:52 PM  
FOX News runs a similar scam, 24/7/365.
 
2022-10-07 3:11:28 PM  
Mom always posts my bail.

/damn right she gets flowers every Mother's Day
 
2022-10-07 3:11:52 PM  
People have been doing this for decades. My grandma got some call in the 1990s about this. But she knew I was too savvy a criminal to get caught and use some bullshiat intermediary like the scammer suggested, because she taught me well.
 
2022-10-07 3:12:53 PM  
They're both dead, so either one of them calling me would be grounds for instantly blocking the number.
 
2022-10-07 3:18:06 PM  

Smoking GNU: They're both dead, so either one of them calling me would be grounds for instantly blocking the number.


Tell me you're going to miss The Rapture without telling me
 
2022-10-07 3:18:07 PM  
My father in law fell for a scam recently.

the caller said he need x amount of money on some gift cards or something. He runs to the store to by the cards and the cashier thought something was fishy and asked him what he needed the gift cards for...

"Honey, you've been scammed. Don't buy these cards, and if he calls you back, tell them you've alerted the police and hang up."

Saved him from spending a ton of money.

There are some nice people still out there.
 
2022-10-07 3:23:08 PM  
If either of my grandmas call me im hanging up immediately and calling the ghostbusters.
Dead people shouldn't play with phones, that is creepy.
 
2022-10-07 3:26:01 PM  

Begoggle: FOX News runs a similar scam, 24/7/365.


Kind of like the people who drag their political obsessions into every damn thread.
 
2022-10-07 3:34:35 PM  

thealgorerhythm: Smoking GNU: They're both dead, so either one of them calling me would be grounds for instantly blocking the number.

Tell me you're going to miss The Rapture without telling me


Everyone is going to miss that.
 
2022-10-07 3:35:52 PM  
My grandson is in jail! Shame. Can't do the time etc, etc.
 
2022-10-07 3:40:07 PM  
The guy the cops are looking for is likely an unwitting courier hired by taskrabbit or some such app. They SHOULD know this as it's a prominent scam but I bet they throw him in jail a couple of days anyway
 
2022-10-07 3:45:59 PM  
Years ago, my mother-in-law fell for this.  Fortunately, she didn't have the money or she would have totally sent it to the guy.
 
2022-10-07 4:31:08 PM  
My grandparents couldn't bail me out of jail if they had wanted, granddad lost half the money to the blackjack tables, grandmom lost the other half to a Nigerian prince.

My mom specifically said she would never bail me out, ever. So she won't fall for this scam.
 
2022-10-07 5:55:36 PM  
My mom called me up one day all pissed off.  Apparently my 'son' called her up needing bail money as he was in jail in NYC.  She was all hacked off because he went on a trip there and didn't tell her he was going (at the time he was living with them for a couple of months out in CA.  By sheer coincidence he had left the day before to go up into the mountains for a long weekend of camping).  She was so pissed that she chewed my 'son' out for flying across the country while he was absolutely broke and told him that he could just rot there for a few days...

"Uh mom, didn't you think it was a little strange for him to do that?  It was a scammer.  If you ever get one of those calls again, ask him what the name of his first dog was..."

"Oh..."

/he still got chewed out when he got back from camping
//he said it was a rather surreal conversation with her yelling about NYC and him having zero idea what was going on.
 
2022-10-07 6:08:11 PM  

thealgorerhythm: Smoking GNU: They're both dead, so either one of them calling me would be grounds for instantly blocking the number.

Tell me you're going to miss The Rapture without telling me


Athiest, so it goes without saying.
 
2022-10-07 6:49:45 PM  
My brother got arrested for DUI one time and called Mom from jail.  She repeatedly refused the call from the jail because no son of hers would ever get arrested. Fortunately her swearing woke Dad up and he took the next call from the jail.
 
2022-10-07 8:59:49 PM  

farkitallletitend: thealgorerhythm: Smoking GNU: They're both dead, so either one of them calling me would be grounds for instantly blocking the number.

Tell me you're going to miss The Rapture without telling me

Everyone is going to miss that.


Well, I wouldn't say I've been missing it, Bob
 
2022-10-08 12:53:55 AM  
Both my parents and an aunt had someone try this scam on them. Farkers.

/the scammers, not my relatives
 
2022-10-08 3:25:52 AM  
No joke, I missed a call from my  grandma one time because I just hit a green light on a traffic filled turn, then forgot to call back 10 minutes later when I got home. About 40 min after that I got an odd call from my uncle that was very short and "how are you doing". Kinda odd from that uncle. Turns out before that first call my grandma got a call from a scammer. She fell hard to a team praying on older folks. She fell for the bait and said stuff like "is this BannanaSlug?" and  "is this about the wedding" (that was coming up) and the scammer pivoted with that info to "I got in trouble during a bachelor party in New York". Then another guy took over very aggressively and started yelling and cursing that they would hurt me if they didn't send money via gift cards (the hard pivot is a common tactic by these arseholes). In that time before I got home from work my grandpa tried to send like 1k in gift card to these shiate bags. Fortunately grandpa could not figure out the gift card sending process at the Walgreens or whatever they told him to go to (the bonus to an anti science boomer apparently). He went home and that's when fortunately my uncle came by and called me again. Farking crazy to hear what had happened because I missed a call and didn't respond in time. I really feel that is on me, call your grandparents whenever you can while you still have them!

I was honestly kinda upset at her when fell for it, which was dumb. She said  I didn't sound right and all, but as soon as they got some traction the guy pretending to be me gave it up to the closer to go all aggro it was just fear and trying whatever they could do to help. Seriously evil shiat. But that was my fault for just not calling back.
 
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