This “Old Man” almost gets scammed!   1 comment


You are officially an old man in South Florida when a con artist tries to scam you: scam–definition “A scam is a deceptive scheme or trick used to cheat someone out of something, especially money. Scam is also a verb meaning to cheat someone in such a way. Example: Banks will never call you asking for your credit card number or social security number over the phone.

“Only 2 problems with this con: 1) I don’t have ANY money and/or 2) Recently AARP did a story on scams and one of the ‘red flags’ was misspelled words.

I was approached on facebook with a PM saying “I‘m excited I got $100,000 from the on-going grant Program when I applied and it isn’t a loan you don’t have to pay it back” and I was given a ‘government agent’ to contact via a text. I am not naming names as there will be an investigation made and I don’t want to wrongfully accuse anyone. The agent replied and had that red flag of misspelled words. Also, I don’t believe that the person who first contacted me knows her name and facebook page (or copy) is being used.

I could continue on–I have kept ALL the facebook PMs–and if you are that interested just email me but I felt uneasy about the whole thing and checked the government grant page  

‘Social Services Block Grant’ which started me on a hunt. I finally emailed *someone I have complete faith in and they responded with: “The Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) does not provide direct grants to individuals; SSBG does not charge a fee for receiving a grant. If you receive a message offering you a SSBG grant or requesting a fee, please contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Fraud Hotline at 1-800-447-8477.”

I have heard neither from my ‘friend’ or the ‘agent’ but I did want to make you aware what happened!

Now this ‘old man’ is going to console himself with some carrot cake before another con person wants to steal what little carrot cake money I get each month from Social Security!!!


https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2021/06/elderly-scams-are-including-property-fraud

Posted June 23, 2021 by greatmartin in LIFE, LIFE EVENTS

One response to “This “Old Man” almost gets scammed!

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  1. Sadly this is the world we live in. Sorry it targeted you this time…

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