Updated: March 14, 1999

Feel free to e-mail me about scams and schemes designed to take
unfair advantage of people during the potential Y2K scare.

Subject: Y2K Con!!!
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 12:15:56 EST
From: MARYSCOL@aol.com

My sister just emailed me this and said to forward it, I hope you all don't mind. Thank you, Mary.

I got a call from a man this weekend telling me he represented my bank and that they were having difficulty meeting requirements to be computer ready for Y2K. He said all bank customers would need to transfer their accounts to a bond account specially designed to protect our money until the bank could fully comply with Y2K requirements. He then said to verify that he was talking to the proper account person I needed to confirm information about myself, my account numbers and then give verbal authorization to transfer funds to this specially designed account. I don't trust folks who do this kind of thing so I asked him which of the banks I use did he represent. He was not able to do that and hung up at that point.

Please pass this info to friends or family because this is a huge scam that is going on all across the country. Some people would be scared to think they would loose all their money (which he said was sure to happen if I didn't do this now) and would supply the information without first checking this out. I notified the phone company of the call - since I have caller ID, could give them a number but the identifier just said "out of area". It came from a 248 area code which is around Detroit. Anyway, just passing this along so you'd be aware and beware. Have a good day.