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dkf

(37,305 posts)
Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:52 PM Sep 2012

Scam alert: No, Obama won't pay your cellphone bill

Despite a text message claiming otherwise, President Barack Obama is definitely not paying your cellphone bill.

Scammers have been spreading text messages promising that the president will cover your bill in full, and all you have to do to take advantage of this amazing deal is to send your account number to a bank account number included in the text.

A SecurityNewsDaily employee received the text, which listed the account number as 211770145, and included a routing number, 211211, as well.

It seems simple enough, right? But then, as with all clever phone and email scams, the trouble slowly creeps in. After initially seeing their account balance drop to zero, those who send their cellphone account to "Obama" receive a returned payment message the next day, plus a $35 bounced check fee. And in most cases, the phone scam asks you for your Social Security number, something you should be incredibly skeptical about giving out.

http://m.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/scam-alert-no-obama-wont-pay-your-cellphone-bill-851592

Since the "Obama phone" thing is going viral this might be something to watch out for.

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Scam alert: No, Obama won't pay your cellphone bill (Original Post) dkf Sep 2012 OP
I don't need him to. Nye Bevan Sep 2012 #1
Thanks for the heads-up taterguy Sep 2012 #2

Nye Bevan

(25,406 posts)
1. I don't need him to.
Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:34 PM
Sep 2012

After the deal I am working on with a Nigerian Prince is concluded, I will be set for life.

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