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Spotting the scams in texts and emails

 

September 15, 2021



As I considered topics for this column, we received another call from someone about a telephone scam. With major phone companies instituting a program that labels calls as spam, more of the bad guys are using spoofing software to make a different phone number pop up on caller ID. Someone has been using the newspaper’s number.

When we explain that we’re a newspaper in Oklahoma, we sometimes learn more details. Our number has been used for social security scams, arrest warrant scams and others. It’s really frustrating that we can’t do anything about it.

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