Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Same Old Scams - New Victims
The holidays are fast approaching and most of us will spend a good deal of money on gifts and other things to help us enjoy the holiday festivities. The majority of us work very hard in order to pay for those things, but there are many who rely on other, unlawful ways.
Scammers all across the globe will also be working hard to pay for all the things they plan to buy, as well. This usually means we’ll be seeing an increase in the number of reports regarding old scams, sometimes with a different twist, or even a new scam.
We routinely try to put information out there about the various scams because it’s something we feel is important to keep the public informed of. It’s true that most of the victims are elderly, but anyone call fall victim to the many different scams out there.
Here’s an example of an ongoing scam that was reported to us just yesterday:
The officer on this case advised the victim to contact the three credit reporting agencies to have them place a fraud alert on his account. He also decided to take his computer into a local computer repair center to have the experts fix the problem. Hopefully, the bill will be a lot less than it could have been in this case.