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SNY’s Keith Hernandez says he almost fell for phishing scam

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SNY coloration commentator Keith Hernandez humorously revealed to Mets followers throughout Wednesday’s broadcast in Philadelphia how he was almost duped by an internet phishing rip-off.

Hernandez, 68, who splits his time between Lengthy Island and Florida, recalled throughout the third inning of the Mets vs. Phillies matinee how a person with a “Spanish accent” almost satisfied him to fraudulently ship funds over the web fee system Zelle.

Whereas telling the story, the Mets legend was chided on-air by play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen for falling for a “senior citizen” swindle.

“I obtained an e mail with the FPL, which is Florida Energy & Gentle, emblem, which stated: ‘You … didn’t pay a down fee of X quantity of {dollars} and … we’re going to ship a man out at present. If it’s not paid inside half-hour we’re going to close your energy down,’” Hernandez recounted.

“Thirty minutes! And I bit the hook,” he admitted.

“You fell for that?” Cohen requested incredulously.

“I known as the quantity like an fool, and I’m listening to this man, after which lastly I snap,” Hernandez stated as Cohen cracked up.

“I am going ‘I do know you’re a monopoly. I’ve been right here for 27-plus years. I pay on time. And also you’re going to ship a man out and shut my energy down in half-hour? That’s baloney!,” he stated, censoring his language for TV.

Hernandez averted hanging out in shame after calling a trusted monetary skilled, he stated.

“I known as my banking establishment … she simply stated ‘Keith, no, no, no.’”

“I needed to pay by way of Zelle. And I by no means heard of Zelle. And it’s actually nearly like Todd Zeile’s spelling,” he stated, referencing the Mets former first baseman.

Keith Hernandez visits the SiriusXM Studios on May 15, 2018 in New York City.
Hernandez stated the scammers posed as Florida Energy & Gentle and threatened to close off his electrical energy if he didn’t make a fee in half-hour.
Taylor Hill/Getty Photos

“I am going, ‘what the heck is that? You’ve obtained to be kidding me.’ Then, it form of sunk in.”

Hernandez advised listeners he was susceptible to the racket as a result of it was early within the morning, and he was solely on his first cup of espresso.

“You recognize sadly these form of scams typically get perpetrated on senior residents like your self. I simply don’t anticipate you to be the one to fall for it,” Cohen quipped.

The Mets defeated Philadelphia 9-6 to win the three-game sequence between the groups.

Footage of the animated broadcast sales space confessional was trending on Twitter after the sport.