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Los Altos woman calls con man's bluff

Original post made on Aug 29, 2012

A Los Altos woman wants her peers in Palo Alto and elsewhere to be wary of anyone calling and claiming to be from the Social Security Administration after she received a call from a con man.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 8:52 AM

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Posted by CP
a resident of Meadow Park
on Aug 29, 2012 at 12:34 pm

This made me think... it's too bad we can't get a "fake" banking information to give out for these scams from our bank. And then when someone tries to use this "gotcha" information, they get nabbed. Wouldn't that be a great way to 1) catch the bad guy and 2) scare the criminals into reducing these types of attacks?


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Posted by RV
a resident of JLS Middle School
on Aug 29, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Agreed 100%!


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Posted by some guy
a resident of another community
on Aug 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I wonder what would happen if you gave these people fake information and then they tried to use it at a bank.


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Posted by Palo Parent
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Aug 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm

They would probably receive "fake" money?


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