So my wife had an IRS Scam message on her phone. The heavily Indian-accented person said she owed a bunch of money to the IRS and they were going to call the cops if she didn’t pay up immediately.
I know that the elderly and the profoundly stupid are the primary targets of this scam, but it got me thinking, since I am getting close to retirement. . . .
If I started calling up random people and told them to pay me $500 and I would never call them again, would that be legal?
I would charge them no more than $500 on the credit card they gave me and I would never call them again, so I would not be defrauding them. I would, however, sell this list of 1000 profoundly stupid people with money for a nice fee.
Think it would work?