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    Frank Jones

    An individual who stated his name was Frank Jones contacted me today from phone number (202) 465-3753 stating he was from the "United States Customs Department" and the call was very important. In response to my inquiry as to what the call was regarding, he stated that "a contest drawing had been done and he was contacting the winner". First I have ever known of the United States Customs Department to conduct a contest! I informed him this was a scam and to never call my number again. He insisted it was not a scam.

    I performed a google search 'Frank Jones scam' and found he has contacted many others. He portrays himself as a government official and tries using scare tactics to persuade people to disclose personal information or send money.

    If you get a call from him, report him by filing a complaint with the FTC

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    Re: Frank Jones

    Thanks for posting up that information on a scam.

    Making a scammer's scam googlable on every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find is a great way to slow that scammer down when a suspicious potential victim goes looking for information, finds your post containing the name the scammer is using, his email address, phone number and the emails themselves and then that potential victim does not become a scam victim because you took the time "get the word out".

    Wasting a scammer's time legally and safely is called "scambaiting". If you google that word, you will find sites where you can read scambaits, post up the emails and email addresses of scammers, post up a fake website, read up on how to alert a hosting company that they are hosting a fake website, ask questions and learn all about the hobby of scambaiting.

    Since that scammer intended to steal your money, he did not give you his real life information. All you have is one of his fake names, one of his free email addresses, one of his fake stories and one of his paid-for-in-cash cell phone numbers. None of that information is going to help your local law enforcement agency track down that anonymous scammer sitting in a cyber cafe half way around the world from you.
    Found a scam or scammer's email address? Post it at scamwarners.com
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