Winners beware: Phone scams target local residents

Full story: Farmington Daily Times

Clara Newcomb of Flora Vista said she knew right away that the man who called her cell phone Thursday was a scammer.
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Aztec Kid

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Dec 3, 2010
 
Yep, we got a phone call like this last week on our cell phone. We hung up and the person called back immediately. The second time he called we hung up immediately. We Googled the phone number and found it was from Jamaica and there have been multiple complaints nationwide on this number for scamming.
Peter Griffin

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I have won numerous great prizes and know exactly how agencies award them. They will NEVER ask for personal information on the phone and they NEVER need money from you to process the claim. I have recieved call from these people and boy did I play them. I got the man so mad he hung up on me!!
Winner in Bloomfield

Albuquerque, NM

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I received a call from a similar number. I went to western union and sent off my 150 dollars, and a week later I recieved a large envelope from UPS with 25,000 dollars cash in it. A day later I came home and a brand new car was in the driveway.....Im so happy thank you jamaican santa!!!!!
SameOl

Farmington, NM

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Dec 3, 2010
 
Aztec Kid wrote:
Yep, we got a phone call like this last week on our cell phone. We hung up and the person called back immediately. The second time he called we hung up immediately. We Googled the phone number and found it was from Jamaica and there have been multiple complaints nationwide on this number for scamming.
Yep, I got the same call...a guy with a Jamaican accent. He called my cell phone. He got very angry and rude when I started asking HIM questions and told him I knew it was a scam. When I asked him where he was located he said "Shiprock". I called the BBB and reported it. They said that a lot of folks actually fall for these scams and send money! If it sounds too good to be true...best believe that it is!
Angry

Albuquerque, NM

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Dec 3, 2010
 
Be aware of people trying to scam you on your email as well. I received email from a friend saying she was in Europe for a conference and she was robbed with all her money and needed money wired to her right away. I knew this was a scam. Unfortunatley my neighbor had the same email about a friend and wired 3K and found it was a scam! He is elderly too. It's a shame that people would sink this low and it makes me very angry. So please let your friends and loved ones know about scammers going thru emails. Happy Holidays to all!
Winner in Alamogordo

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Winner in Bloomfield wrote:
I received a call from a similar number. I went to western union and sent off my 150 dollars, and a week later I recieved a large envelope from UPS with 25,000 dollars cash in it. A day later I came home and a brand new car was in the driveway.....Im so happy thank you jamaican santa!!!!!
I am a winner too! Wired $250 and got $500 dollars back. Too bad half of it went to the IRS.

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