ICYMI: Major arrests made in India of IRS phone scammers.

I was wondering what happened to those guys.  You’d think that they would have stopped calling me after the third or fourth time I blasted AC/DC in their ears, but apparently not. Nope, it took a major mass arrest, instead:

Dozens of arrests have been made in the phone scams plaguing American taxpayers. Acting on a tip, 70 call center workers were arrested for their alleged roles in tax-related scams following a police raid on call centers outside of Mumbai, India. More than 750 call center workers were detained in what a police spokesperson characterized as an ongoing investigation.

This was back at the beginning of the month, by the way. Alas, IRS scammers are still very much a thing, but every little bit helps, right?

Scammers LOVE #obamacare.

And why would they not?  Barack Obama have given unto them a stone cold money-maker.

NOT everyone is miffed that the Obamacare website is all but un-navigable. Scammers in Tennessee, posing as government workers, are calling frustrated would-be users of healthcare.gov—any number in the telephone book has a good chance of finding one—and offering to walk them through the tortuous process of buying health insurance for $100 upfront. Some also ask the befuddled for their Social Security number.

Interestingly, the title of the article from where that quote is taken is “Whoops: Barack Obama’s supporters are worried that he is a terrible manager.” Which, as pretty much everybody reacting to this particular story notes, is not exactly news.  Well, not news to us.  His own supporters – and, more importantly, the majority of Americans – have up to now been not quite as aware of Barack Obama’s basic competence problem.

Moe Lane