Thousands fall victim to utility payment scam
But thousands of Americans have been persuaded otherwise, falling victim to a fast-moving scam that claims to be part of an Obama administration program to help pay utility bills in the midst of a scorching summer.
The scheme spread quickly across the nation in recent weeks with help from victims who unwittingly shared it on social media sites before realizing they had been conned out of personal information such as Social Security, credit card and checking account numbers.
“No one knows who is behind this,” said Katherine Hutt, spokeswoman for the Council of Better Business Bureaus in Arlington, Va. “We’re pretty concerned. It seems to have really taken off.”
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Thousands fall victim to utility payment scam
You just can’t make this stuff up!
Taneisha Morris, the person pictured above, is a Detroit resident and was scammed on paying a utility and satellite television invoice.
I’m going to have to just presume that Taneisha Morris is a Democrat and an Obama supporter. I don’t have ANY written proof of that, but I sure do have some strong suspicions. Maybe it’s my spidey sense tingling.
People from all corners of the country report being duped, from New Jersey to California, Wisconsin to Florida and all parts in between.
The scam benefits from being cleverly executed and comes at a time when air conditioners in much of the country are running around the clock to tame record-high temperatures.
Cleverly executed, seriously? How clever do you have to be to dupe an Obama supporter that believes Barack Hussein Obama really IS The Obamessiah and is really going to give them all kinds of FREE STUFF?
As my great friend Bloviating Zeppelin is so fond of saying, “It’s all about the FREE CHEESE”, and he is correct, 100% correct in that statement.
All you have to do is wave a sign saying ‘FREE __________ ‘, you fill in the blank, and Obamites are all over it. They KNOW, they honestly believe, “Mr. Obama gonna take care o’ us, we HIS people”.
That is a sad statement of life, but regretfully, it is also 100% accurate.
Here’s how it works: Victims typically receive an automated phone call informing them of the nonexistent utility program that will supposedly pay up to $1,000. There have also been reports of the hoax spreading by text message, flyers left at homes and even personal visits.
Victims are told that all they have to do is provide their personal information. In exchange, they are given a bank routing number and checking account number to provide their utility company when making a payment.
The swindle works because the payments with the fake bank account number are initially accepted. Only when the payments are processed hours or days later is the fake number caught and rejected.
But by then, victims have told friends about the offer, posted it online and, most important, turned over personal information that could allow con artists to dip into their bank accounts or steal their identity.
The swindle works because some people are STUPID!
The gullibility of some people is almost incomprehensible to me. The blind trust that Democrats and Obama lovers have in that man, the naivety of his followers, to believe the very idea that Barack Hussein Obama is going to do something GOOD for them, would be terribly funny if it weren’t so disgustingly pathetic!
There are NO FREE LUNCHES PEOPLE! My readers know that, Conservatives all over this nation know that, but the entitlement and reparations crowd, and the welfare slugs of this nation, can’t seem to grasp this one simple concept; NOTHING is free! If you have it, someone had to pay for it.
The U.S. government can’t GIVE you anything. Whatever the government doles out is paid for by the backbreaking work, the sweat, the blood, and the tears of hard working, tax paying Americans.
There’s no way to accurately measure how many people have been affected, “but this one feels like it’s pretty widespread,” Hutt said.
Taneisha Morris’ sister was drawn into the hoax after a friend received a text promising federal assistance with her bills. The sister sent the information to Morris, a Detroit woman who is unemployed after losing her job as a manager at a KFC restaurant.
Morris quickly took advantage, providing her Social Security number and asking for $187 toward her DirecTV bill and $800 toward what she owed DTE Energy, a Michigan utility.
“It was very disappointing to me,” Morris said Thursday after learning she had been deceived. “They shouldn’t do that to people. I just lost my job in February, so it’s very hard for me to come up with extra money.”
Do you remember the YouTube video of the young Black woman from back in 2008, when Obama was running the 1st time? Do you remember her words?
Well, there it is, a prime example of what Obama supporters believe and a prime example of how a SCAM is born.
There’s a sucker born every minute, don’t be one of them, don’t give your personal information to strangers!