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E-mail and Internet involving scams

Date: May 17, 2006

I often use this space to warn you about scams, mostly involving e-mail or the Internet.

But the low-tech scams don't seem to be going away, so let's not forget about them.

Sandra Meyer reminded me of that last week when she called to talk about a scam people have attempted to pull on her over the telephone.

To cut right to the chase, it involves a caller who warns her she's about to have her power shut off because of she's been delinquent on her electricity bill. But, of course, she can take care of all that immediately with a credit card.

Meyer, who said she's received similar calls three times now during the last six months, is getting fed up.
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