A caller states you are being sued by the I.R.S and could possibly be arrested if you do not cooperate. Occasionally they will ask for credit card numbers to “process payment” over the phone, but usually they will ask you to “wire” the payment.
A caller states that they have found your lost pet, and they are in another state. They will be reluctant to send you photos of your pet. If they do, the photos will be blurry, far away, or photographs from the internet matching your pet’s description.
Sometimes you will get two calls. The first call will say they “might” have your pet and ask for a description, then they will say it’s not the one they have. Later, you will be contacted by another caller who will state they have your pet and describe your pet in detail. Any information or photos you post can be used to describe your own pet to you. Usually you will be asked to send or “wire” money for veterinarian care, food, a shipping crate, and air or ground shipping fees.