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Dealing with mysterious phone calls

Discussion in 'OPA General Discussion' started by mary, Apr 29, 2001.

    Apr 29, 2001
  1. mary

    mary Dormant account

    In a bbs that shall go unnamed is a thread about a player getting a phone call purporting to be from law enforcement and requesting banking information.
    Never give out any banking information to anyone calling *you*. And if they mention any of your transactions, that is not proof that they legitimately obtained the information. It could be someone who stole a bank statement out of the mail, or a casino or bank employee gone bad, or someone who purchased informataion from an employee and is conducting identity theft research.

    If someone represents themselves as law enforcement, offer to come to the offices to be interviewed in person. Ask what they want you to bring and offer *no* information over the phone. Then consult an attorney.

    I am not advocating noncooperation with law enforcement. Authentic law enforcement officers should be sensitive to the issue of identity theft.

    Please pass on the word.
     
  2. Apr 29, 2001
  3. steve

    steve Guest

    Use my line with them.

    [color=ff0000]••••[/color] off and call my attorney. ha ha ha
     
  4. Apr 29, 2001
  5. erin

    erin Guest

    Steve, I tried using that line, but I didn't have your attorney's phone number when they asked for it.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2001
  7. Good advice Mary. I also read in a recent post that a player was called by the US Justice Department. No one believed it, but it could be a potential fraudster.

    Like Spear said in the post, "The US Justice department does not just call people at home".

    Be very cautious with your personal info.
     
  8. Apr 29, 2001
  9. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

    Occupation:
    Devil's Advocate
    Location:
    Heaven
    Actually, it was later amended to the North Carolina DOJ.

    But the same thing applies. State or Federal Departments of Justice don't just call you at home - especially over a 1-2K win.

    100-200K? I might believe it.
     
  10. May 6, 2001
  11. brat

    brat Dormant account

    i got an anonymous phone call tonight. i liked it.
     
  12. May 6, 2001
  13. What did they say?
     
  14. May 6, 2001
  15. colly

    colly Senior Member MM PABaccred

    Occupation:
    Finance (Corporate Tax)
    Location:
    sydney
    not a lot- they were obviously athsmatic and having difficulties

    regards
    Colly
     
  16. May 6, 2001
  17. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

    Occupation:
    Devil's Advocate
    Location:
    Heaven
    Must've been sheep's wool caught in one's throat...
     
  18. May 7, 2001
  19. brat

    brat Dormant account

    @%#$%^G%$##@!!!
    "your media player is missing something to listen to this" yeah whatever

    downloading realplayer (think his name is um nevermind) i am hours away from "getting to know steve".
     
  20. May 7, 2001
  21. steve

    steve Guest

    OH man, I cannot wait. I am counting the hours until you can get to know me.
     
  22. May 7, 2001
  23. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    it was me...
     
  24. May 8, 2001
  25. brat

    brat Dormant account

    next time try something besides heavy breathing jetset
    throw out some of them big words my dictionary is feeling neglected
    nice of you to call though my sheep were thrilled
     
  26. May 8, 2001
  27. brat

    brat Dormant account

    steve you still counting? i am kind of slowww with this media player thing
     
  28. May 8, 2001
  29. steve

    steve Guest

    Oh [color=ff0000]••••[/color]. Someone grabbed a cheap feel in the dark. I thought it was you.
     
  30. May 8, 2001
  31. brat

    brat Dormant account

    it wasnt, i would never do that and disrespect tina ...so that leaves um jet, hitmob, spear, bryan or max take your pick
     
  32. May 8, 2001
  33. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

    Occupation:
    Senior Partner, InfoPowa News Service
    Location:
    Earth
    not my type, doll!
     

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