So this morning I was contacted by Michael Anderson (876) 450-4173. He told me I had won the Mega Millions jackpot. $6 million? Something like that. He also told me I was going to win a new Mercedes Benz. While I was talking to him, I looked up the Mercedes Benz website and picked CLS-Class Coupe in silver with a convertible top. I am not a car person. I should have picked the more expensive Mercedes-AMG GT S.
He wanted my address so he could deliver the money, the car, and a big bundle of flowers and balloons, he then mentioned Publishers Clearing House (keep your scams strait guy, this is the Mega Millions scam) I very quickly looked up my local police HQ in town and gave him that address instead.
Here it comes: There are taxes on the money and I need to pay them. He wanted me to wire $1200 to Vanessa Morgan at 49 Prospect St East Orange New Jersey.
I told him it would take me 2 hours to go and wire the money. He must not know that you can do it online now. He wanted my cell number, I told him I don’t have one. He called every 5 minutes waiting for me to come home. He left a message with his personal number (876) 280-2267
When I finally picked up on him after making him wait for 2 hours, I gave him an ear full, literally. I told him I had gone down to the Western Union and they told me it was a scam and that what he is doing is evil.
I then whipped out my trusty emergency whistle from my hiking backpack let it rip, and hung up. It took a few times of him calling back, trying to sweet talk me, and me yelling at him and blowing the whistle for him to get the hint that I wan’t going to send him money.
This won’t bring back all the money she sent to Jamaica. But it did make for a fun morning. And as a bonus I wasted his time so that he couldn’t scam anyone else.