To the Editor:

My phone was ringing and I rushed in to answer it. Just in time, I heard this Indian gentleman informing me that there was a problem with my computer. He may be right, but since he has been calling me for a year and a half with the same message, my computer should be toast by now. I also am going to be arrested by the local cops as I haven't paid my proper amount of income tax. I thought that was strange as I got a refund. I also got a call from my grandson, Michael, who needed bail money in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was in a wreck while on the way to Aunt Chloe's funeral. I don't have a grandson named Michael nor do I have an Aunt Chloe.

This might be humorous except that I get many calls a day from all different area codes, even some from 618 or a cell phone local prefix. And no, lady - I can't hear you now.

All of these unsolicited calls and nothing or nobody can stop them. They start at 7 a.m. and end at 8 p.m. I suspect the first is Eastern time and the last is Pacific time. Now so far, I haven't paid in to the IRS nor bailed Michael out, but some poor sucker has fallen for the scams and spent money doing it. Why can't someone investigate where the money was sent and who picked it up? Sounds simple to me but so far nobody has been caught. I do hope that if they are caught there will be a hefty fine and time in prison. And when they go to prison, I hope they say hello to Michael for me.

Larry R. Mittendorf

Murphysboro

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