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Calling all nurses, do not get scammed by this phone call.

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kbrn2002 has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis.

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I've been getting these scam calls for years. Personally I find them kind of funny. My call screening blocks them but they occasionally leave voicemails that are so over the top threatening that I am amazed people fall for it. But since they keep calling enough people must fall for the scam to keep it profitable so they continue calling.  You'd think though that they would eventually give up calling the same number so many times when they get zero response from that person.

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I never answer any number I don’t know.  If it’s important, they can leave a message.

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Jory has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNM.

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It blows my mind in this day and age that anybody falls for these scams.  If you have a question, call the BON yourself.  

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ruby_jane has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing.

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1 hour ago, Jory said:

It blows my mind in this day and age that anybody falls for these scams.  If you have a question, call the BON yourself.  

Me too, but this is a conversation I have with my mom at least yearly. At least she's started to forward or read me the emails....

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KCMnurse has 36 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Educator.

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Scammers are getting creative - we have to be vigilant. If I don't know the number I don't answer, if it's important they will leave a message. 

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Every once in a while, I get in a mood to just mess with them. I kept "Apple support" on the phone for 15 minutes the last time. Even after that 15 minute conversation, they couldn't tell me what type of apple I was eating nor where my apple tree was 🤣

 

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So far I haven't received one of these calls. I doubt I would fall for it because I distrust every call from a stranger I get.

The article is vague on what exactly the nurse thought she was supposed to be paying for. If it's just a generic debt, it's pretty far fetched to think you could lose your license for this. This nurse sounded pretty gullible-"I dont know, I just believed what they were telling me."  Okay, well...

Glad she got it sorted out in the end.

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I had a scammer call and demand I make a payment on my student loan. I’m 64 years old. That was amusing. 

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2 hours ago, jobellestarr said:

I had a scammer call and demand I make a payment on my student loan. I’m 64 years old. That was amusing. 

There likely are some people that age who still have student debt.

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My granddaughter is in the process of cleaning up her credit. She played a voicemail for me that stunk of scam. She is still ready to jump at CALLING and TALKING to this jerk so she can send him a money order in the deluded belief that will help her cause. I still have not convinced her that the call is a scam. Her mother came closer to convincing her and I still have to play some Dave Ramsay videos on the topic, but thank goodness she has put it off for now. Imagine not caring to get something in writing or interacting with someone that refuses to legally validate the “debt”. 

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kbrn2002 has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis.

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8 hours ago, caliotter3 said:

My granddaughter is in the process of cleaning up her credit. She played a voicemail for me that stunk of scam. She is still ready to jump at CALLING and TALKING to this jerk so she can send him a money order in the deluded belief that will help her cause. I still have not convinced her that the call is a scam. Her mother came closer to convincing her and I still have to play some Dave Ramsay videos on the topic, but thank goodness she has put it off for now. Imagine not caring to get something in writing or interacting with someone that refuses to legally validate the “debt”. 

That's unfortunate and I think a little rare. Seems like it's not as common for the younger generation to get fooled by a debt scam.  Hopefully she does listen to you and Mom instead of calling this person back.  After all, if it is a legitimate debt she should have something in writing and if she really wants to contact the real debtor there would be contact information in the letter.

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