Yesterday morning at 6:30 my phone rang. The voice was bleary, fuzzy, the same voice I'd heard at the same hour too many times. They know my name, and I'm sure they know I'm a senior citizen. Only once, the voice said he was with Make A Million. Another scam they hope I'll fall for.
The following is a quote from a friend of mine:
"They are looking for a type of senior who is still mobile and functional enough to run to the bank and send off Fed Ex packages with cashier's checks...but have a touch of dementia, so they won't realize it's a hoax. That's exactly the category my mom fell into in 2011 when they got all her personal info, $80,000, and online access to all her accounts and SS#....
Also, when my husband and I were selling a house, right before escrow closed, I got a call from the bank who provided the loan saying that one of our documents was missing. I hung up and called the bank directly. It turned out to be a scam, one where the thieves get hold of your closing documents."
So beware, my friends. They are fiendishly clever.