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NC: Scammers targeting sex offenders in NC

Source: cbs17.com 11/17/21

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said it recently learned of a scam aimed at getting thousands in cash from those on the sex offender registry.

The sheriff’s office said an investigator received two calls on Wednesday about the scam.

Both cases involved a caller saying a person needed to bring $2,000 in cash to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to avoid arrest for failure to appear and comply with a DNA order.

“The people who received the calls were told this was not a scam, they would not be asked for gift cards,” the sheriff’s office said in a release.

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No other criminals get scammed like a registrant. Scammers work hard for their money, law enforcement states don’t do, and yet it’s not punishment. This country is bat ship crazy.

Someone in California tried that kind of scam on me. I saw through it fortunately but not before I was mighty frightened by it.

After I told the sheriff I register with at my annual registration about receiving two voice scam voice mails which I ignored, she stated I would never call you, I would just come arrest you with no notification. I stated that is another reason why I knew the calls were scams.

But this article makes me realize I probably should inform my family, especially my elderly parents, about the scammer issues so they will not be concerned should they receive a scam phone call and to keep my elderly parents from losing money on my behalf.

My elderly father got such a scam call a few years ago and he called me with great urgency to let me know I could be in trouble.
Spending a lot of time alone, he answered every call, 95% of which were BS sales efforts targeting the elderly. To head off unscrupulous contractors or phony cops draining his retirement funds, I worked with the phone company to restrict all inbound calls to a short list of specific phone numbers including mine, my siblings, his caregivers, etc. You might want to do the same for your parents.

🚨 Digression Alert 🚨

Getting old sucks and it will be compounded by the problems associated by the registry when it comes time to receive elder care. When I’m too old to care for myself, how hard will it be for my kids to place me in a retirement home? Schlep me to the police station for my annual? Do the cops even take this into consideration or do they force geriatric patients, who might have no idea where they are, or even their own names, to be wheeled into the police station every year, oxygen tanks, loaded diapers and all?
If my children keep me at one of their homes, then they’re house will be on registry and their kids will be affected. My God…
The only escape from this nightmare scenario is to escape the country (working on that) or the sweet release of an early death.

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“The only escape from this nightmare scenario is to escape the country…”. Yay, me too.

A few years ago, when it first started, I reported it to the Sherriff during my registration and was informed that the PC290 laws ONLY affect registrants and that there is no provision that helps us. I was also informed by the person that the scammers are breaking no law. When I quoted the relevant passage that proved they were lying the sheriff with a very bored tone of voice said he would ALLOW me to make a complaint against the scammer but they would not bother to research or attempt to find/prosecute if they found the scammer. Thats how I knew that either the sheriff is in on the scam or that we truly are a third-class citizen and that the police are a bigger danger to me than the cholo’s living down the road who constantly fires his gun into air al a wild west.

“No law enforcement officer will ask for cash or gift cards to satisfy a person’s obligations to the court.” Fortunately as far as I know, no actual law enforcement has asked for cash/credit/gift cards/etc for such a thing. BUT, we all know law enforcement officers are human and some do break the law. Sooner or later these scams WILL be done by actual LE agents.

No, but they’ll abuse power to satisfy their own needs by someone less fortunate and who they want to submit to their power. Just saying…

We’re being scammed because we’re forced to comply with a scam. How American.

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