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    Wife came home found a hand written note stuck in our door. The number doesn't seem to go to DCFS, its a generic mailbox that is full.

    What do you guys make of it?

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    I would think DCF would have a form to leave, not a ripped up, hand written note.
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    I'd be sorely tempted to report it to LEOs, just as a precaution. "228" is a cell phone prefix if I'm not mistaken.
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    The cell phone number wouldn't bother me. Most investigators live on their cell phones because they are in the field a large part of their day. However, the handwritten note with nothing official (e.g. A business card) would give me pause. And the generic voicemail also is suspicious. Pretty sure DCF operating procedures mandate they put their name and department they work for in their voicemail message.

    You could call the main DCF number and ask someone. Although I'm not sure if they will know. There is a regional office in Tallahassee. They would probably be more likely to know if the person is legit. Headquarters probably wouldn't have a clue.
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    I called LCSO, they couldn't give less of a f()ck. Its hard to say its a cell phone prefix anymore due to universal number portability.

    This is weird too.

    http://www.xdd.org/phn/850/228/4989/(850)228-4989/0
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    I called LCSO, they couldn't give less of a f()ck. Its hard to say its a cell phone prefix anymore due to universal number portability.

    This is weird too.

    http://www.xdd.org/phn/850/228/4989/(850)228-4989/0
    That's the site that builds a fake record to supposedly ward off identity theft...... Total BS in my book.

    I don't see a Brad Hill at DCF here:

    http://411.myflorida.com/apps/411/te...tart_num_str=1

    You could do a more broad search...

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    You can do a search here: http://411.myflorida.com/apps/411/te...mployee_search

    Didn't turn up anything for me.

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    poor scammer. Can't even use a MS word template.

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    Tell Brad to meet him at your house tomorrow night at 7:00 and we'll have an AR15 cleaning party at your house at the same time. I'd like to hear his story in front of all of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandspur View Post
    Tell Brad to meet him at your house tomorrow night at 7:00 and we'll have an AR15 cleaning party at your house at the same time. I'd like to hear his story in front of all of us.

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