Jamaican Me Crazy:
So the call went like this earlier today.
John Winston explained that I had been randomly selected as the 2nd place winner of $550k and a 2013 Honda CRV. This was a package that was waiting for me to claim. He said, all I had to do was "cooperate." Knowing it was a scam but curious I played dumb so I could get more info. To cooperate I would need to select 1 of 3 options.
1) To accept the package. Which is apparently delivered by two U.S. Marshalls and a lawyer after I give my address. He assured me package contains a 100% certified check. lol.
2) To give the money to charity
3) To decline the prize so it can be offered to someone else.
He started asking If I shop at Walmart, Kmart, Target or my local supermarket. Then, I started questioning him and his credentials, this idiot said the prize was given from the U.S. government. Specifically the "Better Home and Gardens" department. lol that's a magazine for moms. He finally hung up on me when I started to ask him specific questions about his website, if I could pick up the package.
The funny part was I could hear a baby crying or making baby noises in the background. Poor kid.
I looked into the scam. The area code is located in Jamaica and not an 800 number. I hope I don't get charged by Verizon!! They eventually want you to pay the taxes or fees before you can claim the prize. They want you to purchase GreenDotCash cards or similar at Walmart, load them with money, and have you provide the card number where they then easily and secretly transfer the funds out of the account. To which account? IDK. But good luck getting your money back.