Police/FBI Set Up

How the scam works:

You receive a phone call from somebody proposing a deal looking for help with depositing a check into your account; sending the caller back less money and keeping a fee for yourself. It sounds fishy, their English is not that great, and because you are smart you are not falling for it.

You hang up and a few minutes later the phone rings again. This time it is the Police. They inform you that the previous caller is a sought-after criminal and they have been tapping his phone.

They will ask for your cooperation in actually doing the deal with the scammer, so they can set him up and catch him in his fraudulent act, while your money will be safe. This is where the scam happens. The second caller is not the Police or FBI– just another criminal who speaks perfect English and uses official legal language.

How to avoid:

If they want to set somebody up, the Police and FBI will ask for your help by visiting you.

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4 thoughts on “Police/FBI Set Up”

  1. I had just got a call from Daniel Smith with threads of an arrest with the IRS. He is asking for $2,700 in 10 minutes or a least $1,000. The call came from 18442403115. This is in reference to tax owe to the IRS.

  2. Donald Cripps

    1.50pm today a phone call, a foreign female voice asking for Mr.Cripps (me), I was unable to follow the name of her supposed company, asked for name of my bank, I did not respond and she suggested that I was with "MY State" I did not confirm, she wanted to know how long I had had an account with them, and I foolishly said 20 odd years, so I virtually confirmed her previous question. I then ended the call.

    My phone shows the call as coming from 0746583545

    not a number that is familiar to me.

    I have no reason to have received such a call, would this be a possible scam in some way?.
    I am an 85 year old and possibly not as quick on the uptake as I used to be.

  3. Charles LaPorte

    Previously my father was scamed out of $100K from the jamica telephone scam. We changed all his info and now the are contacting me, same name as my father. This person dave claims to work for the US Treasury and has certified check for 16 million dollars. He knows about the money my father has sent (I think its the same person who scamed my father) thinking I’m my father he wants me to send money to cover taxes to release the certified check which is in the unclaimed US Treasury Department. I have phone numbers and the recording on my phone. Please advise.

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