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Refresher course on scams in the area

Lynn Says

 

October 4, 2017



I've received a couple of calls reminding me that repeated warnings are needed on some of the scams perpetrated on old people. The first is the grandparent scam, which I mentioned a few months ago. The grandparent receives a call from someone who identifies themselves as their grandchild and says, “Please help me. I'm out of the country and I got picked up on a DUI and am in jail and need help in posting a bond so I can get out. Please ... Please ... Please don't tell Mom and Dad. I'll pay you back.” First of all, the scammer has to know enough family information to be believable. Thing...



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