Please pass this along to anyone you think might be at risk - it doesn't just affect seniors
One of our seniors called me today with the following info:
- She got a postcard notifying her that she had been given a $100 gift card to Walmart or Target. The card had a "personal identification number" on it and an "800" number to call.
- Although she knew it was a scam, she was curious and called; she got a gentleman who was apparently calling from somewhere else in the world and who used her name and congratulated her.
- He told her that there was a $7.48 "processing" fee for so they could send her the gift card and he "just needed (her) credit card information to process the fee.
- She (being one of our savvy seniors) told him there was no way in "h*ll" she was giving him her credit card number and guess what??? He hung up on her!
Yay!!! Smart seniors of Amador. HOWEVER this is a scam that is going to target lots of people - like perhaps many people who have shopped at Target and Walmart and had their names/addresses hacked, and I am afraid that some of them are not going to be so bright as Hazel was.So please get the word out about this however you can!
Amador County Commission On Aging