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Beware of telephone and email scams

Original post made on Jan 4, 2014

By far, the most common way of separating seniors from their money is through the telephone, in cons ranging from the grandparent scam to the Jamaican Lottery scheme.

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Posted by John Davidson
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 4, 2014 at 8:51 am

Do not answer any calls from a (925) 201- anything else number. This is a phony solar company they say is from Van Nuys. It is actually some belligerent harassing black thugs.

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Jan 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm


Amen brother. Those idiots keep calling our land line too. One that keeps popping up is 925-201-6153 .
The following is a copy & paste someone posted from a site called whocalledme dot com :

"Long pause after you pick up usually means it's a telemarketer. On occasion, it's a legit call, so you have to wait it out.
In this case, some woman started demanding that I save money on my PG&E bill. She didn't like the way I declined her services so she actually called me back! The second conversation wasn't much better. Felt like she was threatening me because she said she knows where I live."

It must be noted that this isn't even a real telephone number. They are spoofing it somehow. What do these fools think you are going to do - give them your credit card on the phone?