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Telephone Scams

Monday, June 27, 2016 | 6:06 AM

It's summertime and it scam time big time. 

Have you received a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, Publisher Clearing House, Google, the Police officer Association, or Special Olympics asking for a donation? Someone may say you have won a prize, but, and this is a big but. These calls are just scams. Its a way to get your personal information and your money. The prizes are free, if you send then some money. Think about it. 

When you get such a call, please, just hang up. These callers are slick and will say things to make you think they are real. They are not.  Some calls may be automated, and will put a live person on when you respond.  So, just don't respond. Hang up immediately and keep your personal information, and your bank account intact. Your money was too hard to come by to lose it to a con artist on the phone. 

The quicker you hang up, the quicker these calls will stop.  Be smart, don't be conned by phone. Just hang up, immediately. It won't take long before the con artists will realize you are smart and stop calling.

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