John Rankin Wants to be Your Friend

This a SCAM ALERT, so if you’re on Facebook you should really read this.

 

I’m on facebook too and since I run a fan page for this blog I get a lot of friend requests.  If I don’t know the person off hand I look at their page and see if anyone else I know has them as a friend.  If we have become “facebook friends” through a spirited string of comments I’ll friend you.

Recently I got a friend request from “John Rankin”.  The last name sounded familiar so I gave it attention.  After looking at John’s page and seeing no one I knew I became suspicious.  There was very little on his page to describe him.  I put his friend request on hold.

 

That was a couple of days ago.  I woke up today at about 2 AM.  I think my CPAP machine had stopped working.  Anyway.  I grabbed a glass of milk and checked my facebook waiting to go back to sleep.  Then I got a facebook messenger ping on my cell. It was from John Rankin.  Weird.  I checked my chat box and my “friend” John was chatting with me.  I HAD NOT ACCEPTED HIS FRIEND REQUEST BUT THERE HE WAS.  Below is the chat.  It’s a huge picture so wait for it to load and scroll through it to the bottom and I’ll have more words when you get there.

 

John-Rankin

I thought I was chatting with a robot and am not convinced I wasn’t.  Needless to say, John hung up on me.  Who’d a thunk? I hope this has helped you and spread the word.  I Googled “Facebook Promo Scam” and I see that others have been phished.  Please leave comment below.  Feel free to visit our Facebook Fan Page at the links on the right and like us.

202-243-0000

Attention Las Vegans and anyone else for that matter.  PHISHING  SCAM ALERT! No joke.

We just got another phone call from Washington DC with the 202 area code congratulating us on being selected for a $8000 Federal Grant.  I was a very excited young man who spoke really, really bad English. It was a very bad connection with a lot of background noise like he was calling from a room full of people all on the phone,  We told him it was a bad connection and we couldn’t understand a word he was saying.

 

HE said is was “Transferring us to a supervisor”.  This “supervisor” spoke equaling bad English.  We were “selected” to be offered this “grant from the federal government” and if we could confirm that we were not convicted of a felony or were in bankruptcy we too could get $8000.

 

Wow! what a deal.  While my beautiful Bride was “talking” to the “supervisor”, my fingers flew over a hot keyboard.  I Googled

 

202-243-0000

 

and got this…

Call Center Dot Com

Go ahead and click the link Call Center is legit.  There you’ll find details and complaints about this phishing scam.

Alert your Friends.  Repost this on your Facebook.