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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:30 AM

William Webster, ex-FBI and CIA director, helps feds nab Jamaican phone scammer

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/william-webster-ex-fbi-and-cia-director-helps-feds-nab-jamaican-phone-scammer/ar-BBTt0GK?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout


The caller with the Jamaican accent told the 90-year-old District man he had won $72 million and a new Mercedes Benz in the Mega Millions lottery, but the man needed to send $50,000 in taxes and fees to get his money. He also told the Washington man he’d done his research on the top winner.

“You’re a great man,” the Jamaican man cajoled. “You was a judge, you was an attorney, you was a basketball player, you were in the U.S. Navy, homeland security. I know everything about you. I even seen your photograph, and I seen your precious wife.”

The Jamaican’s research didn’t turn up everything. He didn’t learn that the man he was calling was the former director of the FBI and the CIA, the only person ever to hold both jobs. And he didn’t know that William H. Webster would call him back the next day with the FBI listening in. In that reverse sting, Webster obtained the man’s real name and email address, while stringing him along and never quite committing to sending the $50,000.

“It’s going to take me a few weeks to come up with it,” said Webster, also a former federal district and appeals court judge. “I’m as anxious as you are to get the money, but it’s going to take me a while to do it,” he tells the man on the recorded call that is part of the court record.

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mfcorey1 Feb 12 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 12 #1
obnoxiousdrunk Feb 12 #2
MagickMuffin Feb 12 #3
tymorial Feb 12 #4
malaise Feb 12 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 12 #6

Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:33 AM

1. Who says there's no more good news? But I feel left out. All I ever get is Microsoft support. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:42 AM

2. Can someone now

get those IRS scammers ?

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:46 AM

3. I wonder if this is the same man who scammed my neighbor outta $80,000


That act cost her, the feds came and took her home and put her in a nursing home against her will.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:47 AM

4. I wish they would nab the dude that keeps calling my number looking for the previous owner

I looked her up and she was/is an old women in her late 80s. This guy calls me at least once a week from various numbers and even though I block them, he keeps calling from a different number. I know its the same guy because he has a very distinct accent and he always starts off "Hello pleasant good day to you. May I speak with Lenora" There is literally nothing I can do to stop the guy and I know he is scamming elderly people. Its infuriating.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:53 AM

5. Throw away the key

Still I always wonder how folks who never bought a lottery ticket anywhere fall for this BS.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:15 PM

6. Stupid criminal of the year

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