Saturday, January 17, 2015

Public Service Announcement

My public service announcement for today, coming from someone who works in a bank. There are a lot of scams out there, and some of the scammers are good, but most of the schemes are not.

First off, when you win the lottery, you DO NOT need to wire or Western Union money to anyone. The lottery doesn't work that way. This goes double if you didn't even buy a ticket.

If anyone calls and asks for your social security number or bank account information, see if you can have theirs first. It's only fair that you trade even up, and there's a chance they might have better credit and a larger balance than you.

If someone calls to tell you they need to fix your computer, they will only need to do so because they're going to break it first, along with your bank account and credit cards. Hang up after cussing them out for a bit.

Finally, your Nigerian uncle may own an oil well, but he didn't leave you anything in his will--you didn't even send him a Christmas card last year. None of us are lucky enough to have dead, rich uncles we didn't even know.

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