Leslie – Aug 06, 2020
Victim Location 92108
Type of a scam Government Agency Imposter
My grandmother was contacted 7 times on 8/6/2020 by a man identifying himself as Richard Haynes (Haines) and provided her a case number ****** related to "treasury" collection. They demanded $8000.00 from her and may have threatened her with prosecution pertaining to tax fraud to the point where she was too embarrassed to initially share any details with her son and daughter in law. They were willing to collect the debt in person by obtaining her home address and giving her a specific time when they would arrive to collect the money.
Please everyone, remember these scams target the elderly who they believe do not have family looking out for them or in regular contact with them. If you know of someone who has been the target of scams like these TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY! Keep them safe by getting them away from their home address for an extended period of time. Now the target could be the empty residence. Stuff is replaceable, your loved ones are not. Protect their identity by collecting a credit report to then monitor regularly as scams can change very rapidly when the old target (CASH MONEY) is thwarted and a new target (Valuables and or Identity) is identified.