SCAMMING THE SCAMMER: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

Posted at 6:52 PM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 09:46:45-04

Tired of random phone numbers popping up on your caller id?  You're not alone.

From Federal Grant Scams to the Microsoft Tech scheme, suspected scam phone calls are the number one complaint you Let Joe Know about.

So every now and then we turn the tables on them and call them, just because we can.

Recently we spoke with a very nice, but very fake Publisher's Clearinghouse agent who tried his best to convince us that we'd won $2.8 million.  Another scam artist claiming to be a Microsoft technician, caught on to us and calmly suggested that we use kerosene to burn our computer and clear it of viruses.  You can hear the entire ridiculous conversation here.

We have fun with these calls so you don't fall for them.  Every day people are being convinced that the people on the other end are legitimate and lose a lot of money in the process.

The best advice is to always let unknown numbers go to voicemails, because picking up only lets them know your number really works.


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