I would like to warn everyone of a scam I fell for recently.
I was contacted by a person stating that there was a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the siding on my home. “Bill” came by the next day and showed me damage and that I could be included in the lawsuit. He had a company badge and paperwork and answered all my questions.
I was told I would have to pay an “admin fee” to join, which I did. I don’t trust easily, and I don’t throw money at anyone who knocks at my door. I was ignorant, but I wasn’t seeing dollar signs. The amount he said I may receive wouldn’t even cover the cost to repaint the house.
After not hearing back from anyone, I became suspicious. The phone number I was given is disconnected, and the check was cashed at my bank the day after I wrote it.
“Bill” was convincing, and I wanted to write this so nobody else falls for it.
And to “Bill”: You were good. You fooled me. Why don’t you use the talent you have to get a job instead of being a thief?