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Thursday, July 12, 2012

University of Scam [Today's News Poem by Khakjaan Wessington, July 13, 2012]

University of Scam [Today's News Poem by Khakjaan Wessington, July 13, 2012]

Here's how it works: trained professionals extract
Your film-coated form from the life support
And train high wattage radiation to melt away chill.
Years track an uncertain loss; train you, ripen you
Into a professional extract of blood and fuck,
Mommy and whatever else precedes conception.

“Here’s how it works: Victims typically receive an automated phone call informing them of the nonexistent utility program that will supposedly pay up to $1,000. There have also been reports of the hoax spreading by text message, flyers left at homes and even personal visits.

Victims are told that all they have to do is provide their personal information. In exchange, they are given a bank routing number and checking account number to provide their utility company when making a payment.

The swindle works because the payments with the fake bank account number are initially accepted. Only when the payments are processed hours or days later is the fake number caught and rejected.

But by then, victims have told friends about the offer, posted it online and, most important, turned over personal information that could allow con artists to dip into their bank accounts or steal their identity.”

–Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, July 12, 5:11 PM

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