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'Tis the season for online shopping scams, warns FBI

Original post made on Dec 12, 2022

As shoppers cash in on holiday deals and prepare for the season of gift-giving, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's San Francisco division anticipates more fraud schemes floating around the internet.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, December 12, 2022, 4:26 PM

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Posted by 4good
a resident of Stanford
on Dec 12, 2022 at 8:41 pm

4good is a registered user.

Did you mean "wary" although "weary" is apt as weary of too-good-to-be-true deals in the next to the last paragraph

Posted by Jeremy Erman
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 14, 2022 at 10:23 pm

Jeremy Erman is a registered user.

I received a fake "City of Palo Alto News Letter" in my e-mail today from someone pretending to be the mayor of Palo Alto, saying they would be asking for my support for upcoming projects. I've notified the City.

Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of another community
on Dec 22, 2022 at 12:02 pm

MyFeelz is a registered user.

4good, I think it's an amalgam of "wary" and "leery".

Jeremy, I got the same letter in my mailbox. Does that make it a federal offense?

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