Scams are nothing new. We’ve reported on them time and time again and it’s almost gotten to the point that if you haven’t received a call from one of these con artists you’re one of the very few able to say you haven’t.
Most of these are basically the same, but we received a call recently reporting a scam with a slightly different (sorta’ dumb) twist. In this one, the caller told us she received a call from a man stating that she hit his car in the Centre Walmart parking lot, and she left a note on the car promising to pay for the repairs – and he said that’s how he got her name and number.
Okay, let’s stop and think for a minute. #1 – I’m gonna know if I hit someone’s car in the lot at Walmart. #2 – I’m gonna know if I left a note. #3 – I also know that I can go to Walmart and have surveillance footage pulled from the security cameras for a court case proving my point, if necessary.
So you’re not a very good scammer are you?
The caller told us the person on the phone knew her phone number and her name, and they also “spoofed” the number they using – making it appear as though they were calling from a reputable local business. This was the case each time we received a report. Okay this does prove they’re very advanced when it comes to technology – other than that – not so much.
The only angle we can figure, is the target is someone who may think that they accidentally “tapped” a vehicle in the parking lot without knowing it. That bit about the note – we really have no idea. Doesn’t matter. It’s a scam just the same. Hang up. End of conversation.