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March 28, 2020

2/21/2020 11:19:00 AM
Beware of scams, robo calls and more
This past Friday, I had the opportunity of receiving a phone call that had the following voicemail. The voicemail said:
"Actions filed on your social security number show criminal activities including money laundering and drug trafficking. Before we go ahead and move this case to the federal courthouse, and before we send the cops to your house to take you into custody, please call us as soon as possbile."
Things that I found quite interesting in this phone call were:
-Money laundering and drug trafficking: being the younger person I am, I had to Google search it. What I learned is money laundering that is "the generic term used to describe the process by which criminals disguise the original ownership and control of the proceeds of criminal conduct by making such proceeds appear to have derived from a legitimate source." If I were involved in something like this, it would appear that I have WAY too much time on my hands. There would have to be a lot of thought and process into carrying out this multi-step felony. (Plus, there was no dollar amount described to me in the voicemail, so if I was involved in something like this, I would probably know the dollar amount).
-The voicemail didn't sound like it came from a live person: I would think by now, that people are starting to figure out that if a voicemail sounds robotic, it is probably a scam that will most likely ask you to give your life details if you respond to the number.
Remember, if you receive a phone like the one above, I would recommend disregarding. The IRS will not give you a direct phone call, they will only send you letter correspondence.
If you are worried, contacting local law enforcemen would be the best thing to do.

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