Netspend - Can this COMPLETE scam which was a gift deposit hold my roommate liable under the FCC or IRS restrictions?
I also live in NM and my roommate--lets call him Jim--fell victim to this trap, even though I warned him about trolling online for prepaid cards or financial aid towards his school. Everything seemed to work fine until he tried to activate the card and they locked it...ten minutes later he got a call from a random call center number with some Indian guy barely spoke English told him the exact same thing as you....He was pissed and hung up, but not 2 minutes later his phone rings again--different number--this type the guy sounded like he was from the Caribbean and instantly told Jim he has been awarded $2000 in financial aid and the funds are available immediately if he accepted the gift, but had to send the money to 3 other specific emails and then He could receive up to $10,000 in aid!!? He declined since that doesn't make any sense at all and he felt like he was being hacked...the next morning his account showed a $2000 deposit and he went straight to his bank at opening hours--9:00 am--and he withdrew the amount and canceled his bank account along with getting life lock and identity theft...FREE $2000 i guess but the Caribbean guy kept calling and threatening Jim's life along with a lot other slander...long story short, if they try to scam you sometimes they get whats coming!
Product or Service Mentioned: Netspend Prepaid Card Activation.
Reason of review: Bad quality.