Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Phone Scams Are Alive and Well

Last month I heard from my friend Valerie that she’d been taken in by a phone scam run by inmates. In her case, she was thrown off guard by someone claiming a loved one had been injured in an accident; read the articles below to check out the other common stories and tactics used to perpetrate this scam:

From ConsumerAffairs.com, “Arkansas Warns of Prison Phone Scam” at

From SNOPES, “Call Forwarding Scam” at
Photo courtesy of Jay Simmons at http://www.sxc.hu/photo/864770

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