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By Lane Gwinn
The Times 

Be alert to internet, phone scams

Is being targeted by internet scams a sign or aging?

 


WAITSBURG—Recently, I received a voice message from a number I was not familiar with. The message claimed there were actions filed on my social security number for fraudulent activities. The recorded message said I needed to call the provided number before they begin legal proceedings.

This is not the first call or email I have received from someone identifying themselves as a financial or government agency. Before I started getting calls like this, my parents received similar messages. One incident involved my very intelligent and computer-savvy father-in-law. He got a notice from his "...



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