I got a call from this number today. Same story as the other people (DUI, out of state, broken nose, etc.). She said she was my "oldest granddaughter." But she didn't say her name, she asked me if I knew who she was (fishing for a name, I suppose). Unfortunately for her, I don't have the $5000 she was asking for her bail, so I told her, "I'm sorry and good luck." My husband told me this is a known scam. I'm glad I didn't give her any money.
My mother got a call yesterday, same scenario. My nephew was in jail in Mexico with a broken nose. Luckily, I was with my 90 year old Mother when they called. We messed with them and called the police from another phone. The police came while we were still on the phone with them. The officer said there was nothing he could do because they were in Mexico. I would love to get 10 mins in a locked room with this scammer. How do they sleep at night?
Last week and again I received a call from this number. Both times the caller said he was my grandson. When I started talking, he hung up. I called the number back and it sounded like "Stacy Agamonquist" or something like that, but garbled. Couldn't find a person to talk to at the phone co. I use, which is a cable bundle situation, so when I called tech support at the cable company, the tech told me the cable co. doesn't deal with these things and I should call the police dept. I called the police dept and got a machine that didn't give me a prompt that was pertinent. So, on a hunch I put this number in my browser and found out all these other calls that had also been received from this number. Not nice!!!
victim of the elderly
This is a scam and you have targeted twice on my elderly parents, you have chose the wrong family to mess with!! The FBI has all the information to prosecute!! So go ahead keep calling, instead you will be calling your family for bail money !! Why don't you go get yourselves a real job and quit praying on the elderly??
SEE YOU BEHIND BARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I looked at all the sites listed. None seemed to be interested in the category of crime described her. Do you know of any organization that cares about or works to apprehend these crooks?.
Received a call from 800-446-5960. A young man said he was my grandson. After a few seconds of chatting I asked ow he was doing. Not too well right now Appears he was in Georgia (where I am) and he wasn't doing too well because of "the funeral." I said I didn't know about any funeral. and asked him who he was. He said again he was my grandson. I was suspicious, so I said I only had on grandson and he was in Georgia. He said Yes, that was him. So I asked him what my name was - He said Joseph ( which no one calls me.) So then I asked him what his name was. realizing he wasn't going to get away with 'your grandson" he said Michael. (Wrong choice, even it is one of the most common names for men my grandson's age). I asked him his last name and he hung up. Guess I was lucky, I didn't have to worry about whether I should help my grandson out of a mess because he just seemed a bit off at the beginning. It looks from the entries, that this number has even used for these scams for at least a month. Seems like law enforcement should be able to trace someone in that length of time.
I just received a call from this number and the person said "Grandma, how are you?" I immediately hung up and googled the number. This is obviously a scam and they are up to no good.
We received a call from this number, and a young male told us he was our grandson (by name) and asked for Granny. He was told that our grandson did not call us Granny. He then asked for Grandma, and got the same answer. We hung up the phone.
The FTC warns about the family emergency scam here http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt111.pdf Report to the Internet Crime Complaint Center http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx , the Federal Communications Commission http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm , the Federal Trade Commission https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/ and your state AG, as appropriate.
Sadly, my in-laws just called to say that they were scammed this weekend. Someone called and claimed that our son, who goes to school out of state had broken his nose, and needed money, but he begged them not to tell his parents (us!). He got the broken nose when an airbag deployed in an accident (he doesn't have his license yet) and unfortunately he was jailed for a DUI as well as driving without a license -- in another state. OMG! They should be prosecuted just for the dangerous stress they caused an older person with a heart condition, besides the criminal and cruel act of scamming them out of $2500. When you realize they are preying on grandparents, people with restricted income, it's beyond heartless. Very Unfortunately, he decided to honor my son's wish for privacy, and instead of checking with us, decided to help him out.
They should be cursed not to live long enough to spend it.
I recieved a call from this number today stating it was my "oldest grandson". This person never would give their name. They stated they were in Maryland for a funeral. I insisted speaking to his mother, becasue my gradson is only 12! The person hung up on me.
Same drill as other callers. It seems like it would be easy enough to track these folks down and have the local cops pay them a visit. The problem is that anyone can get a forwarding 800 number for a few bucks a month. The little b*****ds could be anywhere.
My mother got a phone call yesterday, 2/2/2012, from this number. Girl calling saying she was her granddaughter, very upset, claimed to be in jail, with a broken nose, and then put a female "lawyer" on the phone. They requested to have my mom, send 2800.00, thru Western Union. SCAM SCAM SCAM!!!!
My mother received a call from this number and someone claimed to be her grandson and wanted her to send money to him in Baltimore were he traveled to for a funeral and got in trouble with his friends and now found himself in jail.
We recieved a call from this number and the person, who acted very upset, said they were in Baltimore Health Center Rehab and looking for their mother. They had two names from my family that were similar. Then a counsoler named Eli got on the phone and tried to get more information from us. I looked uo the rehab center and phone number, all some kind of scam.
Got a phone call saying he was in California at friend's funeral, had wreck and got a DUI, broken nose, didn't know where he was but needed $2800 to get out of jail and someone would call us back to get payment information. When I said our grandson's name he said yes.
I called our grandson and he was not the caller and was not in jail or California.
A woman from the same number called saying she was Nancy Mott. When asked who she had in jail she said our grandson's first name and our last name. His last name is not the same as ours. My husband told her there was no such person and she hung up.