Obama will pay your utility bills!

Too many Americans are just plain stupid — and greedy.
CBS Philly issued a warning on July 13, 2012, that THOUSANDS of people have reportedly been victimized in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and across the United States by a popular scam spreading through social media, text messaging, telephone, and US Mail.
The scam claims that “President Barack Obama is providing funding to help customers pay their utility bills.”
To “qualify,” all you have to do is provide personal information including your Social Security number, credit card number, and/or bank account number.
It turns out the scam had been going on for more than a month at least because I found this article on Business Insider about the scam, which was dated June 5, 2012:

Thousands of consumers in Miami are getting scammy phone calls saying President Obama plans to pay their utilities, according to Jacey Birch of Local News 10 in Miami.

As PSE&G energy company reports, the con artists tell consumers a federal grant will cover their energy bill for one time only.

The scammers then get the victim’s Social Security number, send a fake Federal Reserve routing number and have the victim enter his account number to receive the phony “credit.”

Scammers have been contacting consumers by email, social media and text as well. 

JUST REMEMBER These people vote!!!

Don’t ever give out personal information like your Social Security number or your credit card number or your bank account number unless you had initiated the call!

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7 years ago

Certain groups are extremely gullible. Some people still think O.J. didn’t kill Nicole!

7 years ago

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this important post! You also give very good advice. Do not give out your social security number or other personal information unless you have initiated the call. Also, this is a scam because the king was also supposed to pay your mortgage payments too, not just your utility bills!

7 years ago

You would think by now people would have learned never to give out their information to anyone , by phone, over the internet, or to any Tom Dick or Harry who comes to you door, soliciting them. Now the truly stupid will be paying for their greed.

7 years ago

Supidity and greed… how commies work.