I ran a red light, hit someone - until I didn’t - but they almost got my father-in-law for $8100

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  1. Mike Eskimo

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    I got a frantic call earlier this afternoon from my wife saying have you been in an accident where is your truck ? I said it’s right here with me - why?

    She said “because my dad got a call that said his son-in-law was in an automobile accident and he hit somebody and he was in jail and the caller purported to be the law firm and they needed $8100 to get you out.”

    I said “Wtf ?!”

    Anyways I guess pops went to the bank, withdrew $8100 , went to the post office to get some kind of certified envelope because they had given him an address, and then when he called a number that they had given him and it didn’t go straight through to the law firm he said - haven’t you contacted my daughter?

    And they said oh don’t tell anybody in your family about this just yet.

    At that point he went home and my wife was there because she grocery shops for them and she flipped out. And then that’s when she called me.

    This guy was an engineer for Ford for 40 years and we’re starting to think maybe this is something that he would’ve called BS on immediately five years ago?

    And lastly, I told my wife well if he’s already got that $8100 out of the bank, It would be a shame to just put it back…
     
  2. blowtorch

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    I've warned my folks about this crap
     
  3. AlbertaGriff

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    Wow, good thing he stopped himself in time.
     
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    It really is hard if you see a loved one even remotely consider these scams...but I'm sure some of these scum are very convincing. What you gonna do with the money?:D
     
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    I have nothing but disgust for these slime balls
     
  6. robt57

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    Tell us the truth, you need the $8100.00 for that 65 Tele find, and someone here is in cahoots with you to get it...


    Sounds like he dodged the 8100.00 bullet thankfully. He'd sure feel the wrath of it worse, a lot worse had fate not interrupted favorably...
     
  7. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    When I said that to my wife about the money she said and I quote “yeah that’s what I told my dad. we’re going to get it anyways - what’s the difference if we get it now or later ?”

    Gotta love those German girls, no mincing words...
     
  8. teletimetx

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    Scammers like that belong behind bars. Scum of the earth.

    But having actually bailed a brother-in-law out of jail (DUI) and having put a son-in-law in rehab, it's not like a little rain don't fall into every life. But forking the money over to a "lawyer"? Nope, it was all done live and in living color.

    The brother in law event happened about 1972 and cost me $200, which was about half my monthly paycheck at the time. He actually was an ok kid, happy to help him out, never had another problem along those lines with him. It didn't end well, but that's another story.

    The son-in-law event was way more expensive - he incurred two flight-for-life events, plus borrowed money over periods, but the good news is that he's back on an even keel, gainfully employed and life goes on.
     
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    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

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    Well, personally, I have nothing against Mike or Mrs. Eskimo.

    But we’re all entitled to our opinions, I guess.
     
  10. robt57

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    Bazinga!
     
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    I'm still waiting on that $8100. Interest is piling up.
     
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    I have nothing and disgust for these slime balls...
     
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    I would guess that it’s partly that he liked the chance to be useful—your dad that is.
     
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    +1. As awful as those con artists are, it's given me an idea:

    Officer[me]: "Mrs BDLH? This is Police Constable Plod"
    Mrs BDLH: "What has he done this time?"
    Officer: "Uh, your husband is under arrest for exposing himself on the beach"
    Mrs BDLH: "Are you sure this wasn't accidental? He's clumsy and --"
    Officer: "No, it was deliberate. A group of women -- they were not impressed"
    Mrs BDLH: "Yes, that sounds like my husband"
    Officer: "Ah, well, I didn't mean --- anyway, he needs to be bailed out"
    Mrs BDLH: "It's nearly the weekend, can't this wait until Monday?"
    ...

    On second thought, maybe not.
     
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    The guy who dui hit & run us last year, tried to downgrade his insurance to a minimum policy the next day after accident..the apartment manager who witnessed & chased him down t try &n getnhim back to scene, wife was hurt bad !(would not return-police got him) well i left a business card to have him call me...he did sat & gave me his state farm policy number..then on monday when the police found him..he produced a cheapy geico policy--tried to scam real quick on that one) am willing to drop to any stupid lawsuit action(what a joke) for approx 30 seconds with the the guy who hit & run us..last year....in fact maybe 10 seconds....
     
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  17. Mike Eskimo

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    It was my FiL but yeah - I agree.

    My dad on the other hand ?

    He was the one who needed bail...
     
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    Yikes - a client just called in (moments ago) to see about getting his license re-stored.
    NO!!! That was a part of the deal that changed "a few" felony matters into mere misdemeanors, along w/ payment of fines, time served in community service and NOT DRIVING ANYMORE.

    He asks: "well, the government is gonna make ya get a license" to operate an electric powered mobility scooter (a large, large man, who tires of walking...)
    I respond: "when I read about RCW 46.20.500 (3, 4 or 5) being amended, we'll review this again. For now - Don't contact Dept Licensing"

    Sheesh - Deeve
     
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    I cannot fathom how people fall for these things. I'm old, only 71, but not THAT old!
     
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