Rep. Grady asks for investigation after suspicious phone call

— Can a savvy securities attorney and legislator get scammed?

Rep. Tom Grady, R-Naples, reports that last week he got a telephone call from a friendly female voice talking about President Barack Obama's plans to work with mortgage lenders to renegotiate the terms of mortgage loans.

The recording concluded by saying that if Grady was interested, he should press "1."

He did, and a live voice jumped on the line, asking if he was in financial distress.

Grady asked to whom he was speaking.

"An annoyed voice muttered 'Greenleaf,' and then asked, again, if I was suffering financial distress," Grady said. When the legislator asked for the caller's name and company, she hung up.

On the wrong person.

Grady contacted Attorney General Bill McCollum, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, and Charles Bronson, Comissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, asking them to investigate what might be a wholesale statewide operation.

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