Scammers try to rush you into buying their story so you don’t think about it logically.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gas prices are up. Grocery prices are up. Scams are up. Let’s look at the numbers.
More than 92,000 people aged 60 and older were victims of a scam in 2021 alone. Some lost more than $100,000. One of the most popular scams involves claiming your banking records were found in a car with illegal drugs and now you have to pay cash to get out of trouble.
Here are two call examples from the FBI.
“Every federal agent, they have to arrest you if I give the order to them.”
“We are in the process of proceeding against you legally.”
Sherri is one of the many who got this kind of call.
She believed she was in trouble and sent money.