This Is Too Rich: Obama Gonna Pay Your Bills Scam

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    [Oh Gawd! Welcome to reality. 2,000 fell for it in Tampa, 10,000 fell for it in New Jersey. Obama's gonna pay your light bills. Betcha Bam and Dave'll be hopin the sting wears off before this November 6th. Who'm I kiddin, they'll vote Obama anyway? There's somethin about somethin for nuttin that just keeps em comin back for more. This method just might prove to be more accurate than a NYT or a Bloomberg poll.
    As heard during the 2008 election campain
    Woman screaming "He's going to pay for my groceries!!!"
    Man questioning "Where's he going to get the money?"
    Woman screaming "From his stash!!!!!!!!"]

    "A multistate identity theft scam that claims President Barack Obama will pay your utility bills appears to have widened.

    According to MSNBC.com, more than 2,000 customers in Tampa, Fla., fell for the fake offer last week.

    The scheme was first reported in May, when Dallas-based Atmos Energy warned its 3 million customers in 12 states that scammers had been asking for Social Security numbers to enroll in the faux federal program. According to the pitch—distributed via email, Facebook, text message, phone and, in some cases, door-to-door sales—the government would pay a month of energy costs through credits offered by the Obama administration.

    PSE&G, the New Jersey gas and electric delivery utility, issued a similar warning the same month. According to MSNBC, there were 10,000 reported victims in New Jersey in recent weeks, and thousands more in North Carolina, Indiana and Pennsylvania.

    The offer even includes a fake Federal Reserve bank routing number for those who enroll, and solicits "success stories" to pass along to friends online."

    ‘Obama pays your bills’ scam claims more victims | The Lookout - Yahoo! News
     

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