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Beware of telephone and email scams

Original post made on Nov 23, 2013

By far, the most common way of separating seniors from their money is through the telephone, in cons ranging from the grandparent scam to the Jamaican Lottery scam.

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Posted by Mrs Jjhh
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Nov 23, 2013 at 9:05 am

Just posting an alert to say that we're in Pleasanton and had a scam cakk this morning. It was the one where they to claim to be from Microsoft/Windows/etc tech department, and tell you that there's something wrong with your computer.

If you have elderly relatives with computers in the area, it might be worth reminding them to be on the alert for this scam, because it's the second such call we've had.


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Posted by Mrs Jjhh
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Nov 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

"Call", not "cakk". Of course.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Nov 23, 2013 at 9:52 am

Mrs. Jjhh wrote: "It was the one where they to claim to be from Microsoft/Windows/etc tech department, and tell you that there's something wrong with your computer. "

You've got to admit, though, that the scammers have great customer service. The real Microsoft Windows tech department would never be calling and offering to help everyone inconvenienced by their programming bugs.


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