The Latest Scams in East Idaho
0 Updated at 11:54 am, June 8th, 2012 By: Managing Editor
(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Three more scams were announced on Idaho’s Morning News with Tim Lewis Friday. The state’s Chief Trust Evangelist, Dale Dixon with the Better Business Bureau, joined Tim to warn all residents about the newest ways people are being scammed.
Hear Dale with Tim HERE: [audio:http://www.eastidahonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Dale-Dixon-June-8.mp3|titles=Dale Dixon June 8]
Here are the latest scams:
Got a call from Mike Sterns at 202-580-8125 saying that he has won $350k tax free but that the delivery insurance would be $1453 that needed to be wired to his office in Washington DC or directly to the insurance company (Gabor Agency Ins.; 2100 NW 42 Ave; Miami, FL 33126). He knew right away that this was the address for the Miami International Airport because he has been there many times recently. He did not send any money and asked the man to stop calling him.
Jim Overholser, the owner of PC Plus, said his customers have been getting calls from people saying they are from PC Plus and they need to get remote access to customers’ computers and their credit card numbers. Jim said this absolutely is not his business contacting people and he’s not sure how they know these people are his customers. So far none of his customers have given any information – they’ve called him first. He said he can be reached at 208-520-6672 if you need additional information.
Was contacted by Drew Miller from Franklin Financial who told her she could get her leads and her money back but only if she dropped the complaint with our office. They even sent her an email saying she would get a refund if she signed a form saying her complaint was resolved completely and that she contact the BBB and have the complaint deleted entirely. I let her know that we do not delete complaints and that, based on the complaint types we’ve received, not to sign anything with them. They can issue a full refund without her having to sign anything and, if they do, we will close this complaint as resolved.
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