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Scams Can Happen to Anyone

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Last year after a couple of health scares, my dad moved in with us.

One afternoon I’m walking by his door, and I could just tell that something was wrong by the tone of his voice. He was on the phone with a hacker.

They proceeded to tell him that he needed to pay $800. I immediately told him that this is a scam—you need to hang up the phone right now.

And he was really embarrassed by the situation. He’s always been a very bright and self-reliant person.  He’s very on guard, you know, he’s not the type of person that typically gets taken advantage of.

Given all those things, it still happened to him. So it really can happen to anyone.

 

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